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Family houses with garden for less than £500k in Central London become scarcity

Families are being forced out of the capital as figures show there are no houses for sale in Central London with a garden costing less than £500,000, it has been claimed.

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It is the latest evidence of the struggle families in London face to find an affordable home.

Soaring property prices mean many families have been priced out of the capital and are forced to move further afield, spending hours commuting to work every week.

The average value of a London home has risen more than £44,603 in the past year to £515,769, according to Zoopla.

Zoopla shows less than 20 residential properties listed for sale in Central London in this price bracket with a garden. All of the properties are flats and a garden is defined as a balcony or patio rather than a lawn area.

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It compares to an average increase of property values in England of almost £16,000 to £256,975.

Cheaper and more spacious property is available in outer London. But families’ options are still limited, with fewer than 900 homes for sale in all of London having a garden and costing less than £250,000.

Zoopla shows a total of 890 houses listed for sale in London that have a garden and are under the £250,000 Stamp Duty threshold – where buyers must pay 1 per cent of the price in tax. The thresholds jump significantly above £250,001, starting at 3 per cent and rising to 7 per cent for those properties costing more than £2m.

The majority of these homes are terraced properties, with just 10 being detached.

Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, said: “While rising house prices are welcomed by homeowners, much of the increase in prices is due to the serious lack of housing stock on the market.

“This is particularly true towards the bottom rung of the ladder where there are precious few family homes with gardens coming up for sale costing less than £250,000.

“Families are being forced to buy further and further afield in order to get a reasonably-sized home with a garden at an affordable price.”

London properties for sale with a garden for £250,000:

1. Two bedroom maisonette in Wembley

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2. Three bedroom terrrace in Honor Oak

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3. Three bedroom terrace in London’s E13 

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February 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM 1 comment

Top 10 #propertyoftheweek Picks

1.  A beautiful yet spooky old rectory


2.  From @faronsutaria – Simply beautiful


3.  From @beadnallcopley – a 67 acre estate with a vintage car museum, now that’s unique


4.  From @domusnovalondon – Loving this contemporary kitchen


5.  From @JBEstateAgents – Believed to be the oldest property in Nottinghamshire!


6.  From @TaylerFletcher – How about some timber cladding for a change


7.  From @johndwoodandco – A charming converted watermill


8.  From @FandCLakes – Life by the lakes


9. From @RichardMHHardie – Magnificent waterfront


10. Last but not least – fancy renting a property that was previously owned by Robbie Williams?


Send us a link via Twitter to your #propertyoftheweek on Zoopla and our pick of the Top 10 will feature on the blog every Friday.

November 1, 2013 at 1:59 PM Leave a comment

Happy St David’s Day – property values up across Wales #stdavid #wales

Properties for sale in Wales

Properties for sale in Wales

Every year events and parades are held across Wales to commemorate St. David’s day, or for our Welsh readers Dydd Dewi Sant.

Little is known for sure about the patron saint of Wales. He died in 589, but it was not until the 12th Century that he gained real fame, however each March 1 is now celebrated by schools and cultural societies throughout Wales, and it is custom on that day to wear either a leek or a daffodil – two of Wales’ national emblems.

However, this year, we can give Wales another reason to cheer and celebrate. According to our data, property values across Wales are up 0.58% on average over the last 12 months now standing at £225,028. Whilst not a huge rise, they are now heading in the right direction.

On a county area level, Newport, where the average property value is currently  £144,458, performed best over the last 12 months with values up 5.46%. In second place is the Vale of Glamorgan (average property value £199,184) where value are up 3.41% and in third place is Swansea (£145,956) where average property values are up 2.79%.

Welsh property value performance over the last 12 months

County Areas Property Value Feb 2013 12 Month Change £ 12 Month Change %
Newport £144,458 £7,484 5.46%
Vale of Glamorgan £199,184 £6,569 3.41%
Swansea £145,956 £3,968 2.79%
Monmouthshire £226,041 £5,826 2.65%
Flintshire £158,223 £3,682 2.38%
Powys £180,113 £3,668 2.04%
Isle of Anglesey £159,730 £2,089 1.33%
Conwy £165,732 £1,960 1.20%
Gwynedd £157,264 £1,834 1.18%
Merthyr Tydfil £101,117 £1,057 1.06%
Rhondda Cynon Taff £109,342 £998 0.92%
Pembrokeshire £173,977 £1,525 0.88%
Bridgend £146,219 £938 0.65%
Cardiff £189,189 £1,124 0.60%
Carmarthenshire £138,514 £786 0.57%
Blaenau Gwent £85,472 £299 0.35%
Neath Port Talbot £112,320 £140 0.12%
Denbighshire £141,162 -£758 -0.53%
Caerphilly £129,371 -£1,478 -1.13%
Torfaen £130,286 -£2,851 -2.14%
Wrexham £151,815 -£3,911 -2.51%
Ceredigion £181,077 -£5,894 -3.15%

Five properties to buy in Wales

1. Nevern, Newport, SA42 – 4 bedroom detached house for sale – Offers in region of £495,995


2. Llanmaes, Vale Of Glamorgan CF61 – 9 bedroom detached house for sale – £1,450,000

Vale of Glamorgan

3. Marine Walk, Swansea SA14 – 4 bedroom terraced house for sale – £395,000

Maritime Quarter, Swansea

4. Usk, Gwent NP15 – 5 bedroom semi detached house for sale – £950,000


5. Ewloe, Deeside CH5 – 4 bedroom detached house for sale – £279,950


Search all property for sale in Wales

March 1, 2013 at 9:15 AM Leave a comment

Going up, going down – 12 stunning staircases

Click the images to take a look around the properties…

1. Chesham Place, London

2. York, North Yorkshire

3. Aldridge, Walsall

4. Heathview Gardens, London

5. Radlett, Hertfordshire

6. Mayfield, East Sussex

7. London, NW7

8. Virginia Water, GU25

9. Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne

10. Exeter, Devon

11. Cranbourne Gardens, London

12. Taunton, Somerset

January 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM Leave a comment

Feast your eyes on these properties with retro kitchens

Retro cool or in need of modernisation?

What do you think – leave your comments below…

1. 4 bedroom detached house for sale £1,100,000

2. 3 bedroom bungalow for sale £350,000

3. 5 bedroom detached house for sale £1,595,000

4. 4 bedroom detached house for sale £550,000

5. 4 bedroom detached house for sale – guide price £625,000

6. 2 bedroom flat for sale £1,995,000

7. 3 bedroom detached house for sale £650,000

8. 3 bedroom property for sale £495,000

9.  3 bedroom terraced house for sale £200,000

May 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM 2 comments

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