Search News

 
- / Jacksons Estate Agents / 31.05.2016

CHOOSING a place to live is one of the most vital decisions that you will ever make. Let's face it, property is probably the largest investment most people make in their lifetime and investing in bricks and mortar still makes a lot of sense. Despite talk of a so-called slump, the latest official figures show that prices soared in March to record the biggest monthly leap since the financial crisis.

The increase was helped by the London annual house price hike which registered at 13 per cent, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

So, where in our area should you peruse property?

Well, gentrification of certain areas within Jacksons’ expanding catchment zones means there are many, many opportunities in places that are emerging as strong investment avenues.

Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway are becoming more and more cultivated in lots of aspects, while Streatham Hill is coming on leaps and bounds in terms of popularity and is certainly an opportune location.

Streatham, which means the ‘hamlet on the street’, does exude a village feel but with it comes a real buzz of metropolitan living.

In the earlier part of the 20th century, Streatham was an entertainment hot spot and soon became one of the most popular retail areas in London. This declined towards around the end of the 90s but is now gathering more support and is making a return to its former glory.

It boasts great amenities, a decent selection of properties not far from the inviting green spaces of Streatham Common and Tooting Bec — which also has a fantastic lido for summer. Transport connections, too, are good with London Bridge only 20 minutes away.

All three mentioned above boast vibrant coffee bars, cafes, restaurants and bars and. Plus, an added bonus is that they are all but a short distance from ever-trendy Brixton.

Of course, if we were to choose an area in South London that a prospective buyer would purchase a property bought for the purposes of investment, then Clapham is very well established and can’t be overlooked.

For its price growth, sales activity, affordability and value on offer, Clapham just about edges it in comparison to surrounding hotspots. Yes, investing in property in Clapham is an unmistakable opportunity.

Its popularity comes down to a number of factors, not least that it offers a very pleasant way of life and is an all-round decent place to live with a distinctly village-like atmosphere that especially appeals to families.

Then there are the wide open spaces of leafy Clapham Common — complete with lush scenery, a lake, picnic areas and assorted cafes — that provide a tranquil backdrop to the frenetic pace of life in the metropolis.

Other attractive features which automatically boost Clapham’s appeal are the crop of excellent schools in the area and, of course, the transport links.

There are three main Underground stations and an Overground station that mean Clapham is accessible to the city and a perfect location for commuters.

From Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South, Bank can be reached in no more than 20 minutes on the Northern line. Stockwell Underground is but a short bus ride away, and the West End is close and you can get to Oxford Circus in no time.

Balham can’t be too far behind when it comes to an investment opportunity. Anyone who has been in and around Balham over the past decade will tell you it has changed a great deal and this transformation, in no short measure, has its roots in the demands of a younger, trendier demographic.

Balham is perfect for people working in Zone 1 and The City with the tube or Overground routes to both Victoria and London Bridge. Another contributory reason to the area’s growing popularity is that the Crossrail 2 route will now include a hub at Balham.

In conclusion, predictions continue to suggest that South London hotspots should deliver fair gains over the short to medium term, as the newest figures prove.

To discuss buying a property in South London, please contact us here at Jacksons.
 
News Icon
category: 
tags: Property in South London properties in South London South London property market

Tag Cloud

All property market
US
America
Great Britain
property in America
property in the UK
Selling your home
selling your property
selling with Jacksons
putting your property on the market
Rental market South London
South London lettings
Property in South London
properties in South London
South London property market
Ice skating
gold medal
Alexandra Snowdon
Stamp duty
changes to lettings law
European referendum
Dining in Wandsworth Common
food in Wandsworth Common
Eating out Wandsworth Common
Gold winner
Ice Skating
property on the way up
estate agency
estate agents
Lettings
Lettings South London
Letting property in South London
South London Lettings property
Favourite things to do in South London
things to do in South London
Jacksons Estate Agents.
Jacksons record year
Jacksons 2015.
Beyond Autism
Property with Jacksons
selling your property with Jacksons Estate Agents
Letting your property through Jacksons Estate Agents
Wandsworth Common property
Wandsworth Common sales
Wandsworth Common Jacksons office
TV drama in Balham Grove
Balham High Road
Tooting Broadway and Battersea Park
Heaver Estate
Huron Road
Gosberton Road
Nightingale Triangle
Christmas in Streatham
Streatham Estate Agents
Property in Streatham
Christmas time in Streatham
Streatham over the years
Streatham Sales and Lettings Agents
Streatham area
property in Streatham
Halloween in Abbeville
Clapham Sales
Clapham Jacksons office
Halloween in Clapham
Balham
technology in estate agencies
estate agent software.
food and drink in Balham
Balham bars
Balham things to do.
Streatham
Carols on the common in Wandsworth
Holy Ghost Primary School
Earlsfield Primary School
Clapham Opera Society
Rainbow School
State schooling
jacksons estate agents
balham
sw129ap
Bellevue Road
Wandsworth Common
SW17
South London
Jacksons Estate Agents
 
Cookie Policy

The cookie settings on this website are set to allow all cookies to give you the very best experience. If you continue past this page without changing these settings, you consent to this. You can change your cookies settings at any time in your browser.


More Information     OK