The 2010 world cup is well underway and presenting the usual challenges for estate agents around the country. There are basically only ever two teams we need to worry about…Team A who want to see a property whilst a game is on, and Team B who will be glued to the game and won’t answer the phone, let alone the door to let us show someone around!
Some time ago we were approached by a group of local Hornsey residents, Hornsey Parkside Residents Association, and Marcus Ballard in particular, who invited us to get involved with this ‘great community garden project’. After spending approximately 2.5 seconds pondering, we announced that Castles would be delighted to support the project, especially as they had done extremely well to secure some of the funding from ‘Haringey Council’ it was a great achievement, and an excellent example of what can be achieved when local people come together.
There is talk of a suspension of hips, but no-one really knows for sure, at the time of typing this, what is going on. It’s all a bit like the Apple iPad was a few weeks ago… We all know it’s coming, but when? Let’s hope they do not delay the launch!
So… whichever corner you were backing in the fight for No 10 – The big scrap (as far as the housing market goes) is coming soon… HIPs will get ‘Knocked Out’ in the first round!
Over 10 years ago, a group of neighbours formed a residents association and called it ‘The Parkside Malvern Residents Association’ (PMRA). The PMRA have collectively secured funding and planning permission to transform the piece of land on the corner of Clarendon Road and Hornsey Park Road into a community garden. They have challenged themselves to
Did You Know? Professional Estate Agents have welcomed government regulation for some time, in fact we have professionally pushed for it with government ministers, and the OFT (office of fair trading).
A blog post that weighs up the risks involved in selling a property privately, the professionals reckon you could be far better off financially if you choose your professional wisely and resist the urge to go it alone.
Famous Villain Moves in on Harringay Property! In the old town of Harringay in North London N8 there is a battle going on. Even now as I sit here typing this, from my property newsdesk AKA ‘Castles Estate Agents’, the famous bully ‘Gazunderer’ is being chased out of town by what some would describe as just another big bully called ‘Gazumper’ The battle is almost won and the gazunderer has been sent packing.
By Steve Hatch You could be forgiven for being cynical about the recent gush of newspaper reports and media statements. So… The big question is… Is the housing market recovering? Well, let’s look at just some of the indicators. The Nationwide building society have started offering 95% mortgages with tracker rates, they have even agreed to cap the tracker rate when interest rates do increase again. The Halifax have reported that prices have risen by 2.6%. There was a well-publicised shortage of properties as reported on a BBC news report during the week. We have experienced a sharp increase in buyers registering their details and arranging viewings. Boost for house prices as would-be buyers flood back at fastest rate in 10 years By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:51 AM on 09th June 2009 Of course, some properties have come down in value by up to 20% in Harringay. [...]