To buy or not to buy

House prices in London: Should I buy a home?

Hi, I’m Gus Zogolovitch, and I’m the founder of Rare Space. There’s been a lot of talk about house prices going up and down, so what is the current state of the market?

What I’m telling people, and what I believe, is that house prices in London have come down quite a lot, actually. I think they’re nearing the bottom. So maybe the wider question is whether or not you would buy a place now if you had the resources to. Or should you wait?

What I say to people who ask me those questions – because I get those questions a lot – is that it depends.

Obviously.

Top 10 safe areas 400k

Top 10 Safest Neighbourhoods in London for Under £400K

Earlier this week, we looked at neighbourhoods in London that had the lowest crime rates for homes under £600,000, which could qualify for Help to Buy.

Today, we’re looking at a lower budget range of under $400,000, since just because you might have a lower budget, doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on vital considerations like safety.

Crime rate was compiled from the Metropolitan Police website, and average house prices are accurate as of Nov 2018 from Zoopla UK.

Top 10 safe areas 600k

Top 10 Safest neighbourhoods in London for under £600K

It’s no secret that house prices in London are high. A budget that might net you a 5 bed detached house in Bradford will get you a 1 bedroom flat in Central London.

But just because you may have a lower budget for London standards, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on important considerations like safety.

In this blog, we take a look at the safest neighbourhoods in London, based on crime rate, for budgets of less than £600,000, within the range where you would qualify for Help to Buy.

How to develop small sites

How to develop small sites conference

If you are an architect or someone who is interested in becoming a property developer, it’s difficult to know where to start and who to talk to.

There are plenty of opportunities out there – as Colm Lacey, of Brick by Brick, the Croydon private developer said, “architects are pretty much the only people who can develop these sites. Berkeley Homes aren’t going to do it. Barratt’s aren’t going to do it, so don’t stop and don’t be afraid of going at it. There will be challenges along the way but it’s not necessarily a challenge you won’t be able to solve.”

St Katharine Docks video house tour

House tour video: St Katharine Docks

In this post we’re featuring a really cool flat and a fantastic opportunity, overlooking St Katharine Docks.

You can see over the Gherkin, the Walkie Talkie, the Shard, and Tower Bridge. This really is an amazing location! Looking over water, what more could you want?

What is a mews blog

What is a mews?

Nowadays, the terms mews or mews house might conjure up images of trendy and chic houses, hidden gems located along picturesque cobblestone lanes and alleys, in some of London’s most exclusive areas. But what is a mews, and where did they originate?