September 2, 2015
The Richmond market has remained surprisingly steady over the summer months, with a record number of sales being agreed by us in July and August. There remains, however, a genuine shortage of stock available in the market for the strong levels of slightly frustrated buyers looking to find a property in Richmond. September is traditionally an excellent month to market your home in the Borough, as buyers are frequently highly motivated to purchase a new home in time for the Christmas festive period.
Having been the manager of our Richmond office for almost three years, I continue to feel genuinely privileged to work in such a beautiful part of London, being able to help people find their dream home gives me a real sense of satisfaction. Buyers are most often drawn to Richmond for its excellent schools, semi-rural feel, superb transport links into central London and its family friendly environment. Of course the eyes of the world will be upon us from the 18th September once the Rugby World Cup begins, with viewers from across the globe being able to appreciate this great borough of London. I would wish England all the very best in the upcoming tournament, but as a loyal Welshman and with England being in our group, I will just leave it at that for now!
If you are considering a move this autumn please do to pop into our office on Lichfield Terrace for a coffee and a discussion, or call me to book a convenient time for an up to date appraisal of your property.
July 31, 2015
Life in Chelsea has been busy since the events of the general election in May; however, the expected return of confidence has not yet materialised fully and asking prices have largely remained at the same, steady levels since May. In terms of the sales enquiries we receive at our office in Chelsea, we are finding that a large proportion of potential purchasers tend to be investors from overseas and UK developers. As a consequence of this demographic shift and in order to satisfy the demand of these purchasers we are expanding the area in which we operate. Recently, we brought to the market a large house in York Terrace East, just off Regents Park at £8,750,000, and were able find the right buyer within a short timescale.
Our local residents return from their traditional long August break in time for the busy September market and we are looking forward to being of service to them during that time. For a no obligation market appraisal or any advice on selling, please do get in touch or pop in to see me.
July 16, 2015
With another wonderful Wimbledon Tennis championship now over, the Village returns to normal – well, Summer normal, at least. Private schools have already broken up for the holidays and the local state schools will be doing the same later this week. In terms of property, this will no doubt signal the start of a cooling of the pace within the market whilst many families enjoy sunnier climes during this period. However, period properties in particular continue to sell over the summer period and it can be a good time to buy, as there may be less competition from other buyers. Do make sure you are in regular contact with us as we frequently hold properties discreetly which may not be advertised on the open market, so relying on the internet alone could mean that you lose out.
2015 has proven to be an interesting year for the market so far. The earlier months prior to the election felt slightly jittery, with talk of mansion taxes and the prospect of a Labour government’s changing housing policies. With a convincing win for the Conservatives, it was widely predicted within the industry that the market would take off immediately. In fact, this has not proven to be the case. The market has no doubt benefitted from knowing the outcome but I think that many buyers perhaps feel they have time on their side and are therefore not rushing to make that purchase. Mortgage rates remain historically low, and with the real shortage of homes in the UK, it is in some ways rather perplexing as to why sales remain at a lower point than might be expected. This is very likely to mean that with growing, pent-up demand we will see a surge in the market, possibly not necessarily in prices but certainly in the number of sales completed.
All this means that if you are considering selling then now is a great time to get any minor works done to your property and then arrange for Jackson-Stops to give you an up-to-date market appraisal, in readiness for the Autumn market.
Some properties within our patch have been on the market for some time. If this rings true with your own home it can often be beneficial to have a reappraisal. I was looking at properties online recently and was amazed by how many still had Spring images of their garden showing…no leaves on the trees is big give away and makes you wonder how much care and attention is being given by the agent. Of course, being realistic about your own property’s value can, quite simply, mean that the move you want to make does indeed happen. We have been very successful in selling properties that have been on the market for some time with other agents; bringing enthusiasm, experience and a fresh pair of eyes to a property really can make all the difference.
My team and I would be delighted to offer advice to you, whether you are looking to sell, buy, let or rent. We are here in the Village to help in any way we can – do make that move.
July 2, 2015
Well, celebrity homes seem to be the latest trend in our Mayfair office at the moment, having taken on two lovely properties recently with celebrity connections. We are currently marketing a wonderful three bedroom apartment just behind Grosvenor Square that was once owned by Christina Onassis. Christina was the daughter of the shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, who married Jackie Kennedy in 1968 following the untimely death of her husband, President John F Kennedy. Christina lived in the apartment during the 1970’s and 1980’s up till her death in Argentina in 1988, and her parents were regular visitors. Apart from being a fabulous apartment, the property also comes with an added, extremely rare gem in Mayfair, a wonderful roof garden measuring approximately 930 sq ft. If you are looking instead for a freehold, we also have a fantastic mews house that was once the home of champion racing driver, Stirling Moss. The house is a technical whizz’s dream, as everything can be controlled from your iPad and also comes with its own private cinema. If you are hoping to bump into Stirling himself then this is the house for you; when he sold it, he simply moved next door to a property with a larger garage. Mayfair is steeped in a rich history and has many secrets still to uncover. Properties with the blue plaque factor always receive a huge amount of interest from buyers. If you would like any more information on these properties, or indeed on Mayfair in general, then please do pop in and see me at 17 Curzon Street, I would be delighted to meet you.
June 20, 2015
The central London property market overall continues strongly into the summer months; following the recent General Election, property prices are expected to rise over the next 5 years by at least 25%, according to some sources. As an area, Holland Park tends to experience the perennial situation of a lack of sales stock available when compared to the immediate demand from motivated buyers.
Holland Park, Notting Hill and Kensington all prove extremely popular with not only domestic but foreign buyers seeking to park their money in either owner occupier or buy- to- let properties. This is hardly surprising, given the positive future capital appreciation of both flats and houses in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; this combines with a reasonable annual yield received from letting, averaging between 2.5%-3.0%.
I have worked in a variety of different areas within London over the last 25 years and I must admit I experience a great deal of satisfaction managing the Holland Park sales operation of Jackson-Stops from our office in Portland Road. With each passing day spent working in this part of London, it becomes increasingly clear why it has been- and will always be – attractive to buyers from many walks of life. The area boasts close proximity to the West End and the City financial districts, a fabulous selection of schools, wonderful parks, a complete mix of ethnic cultures and a stunning range of architectural styles, in amongst an eclectic range of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Our market tends to operate largely on a seasonal basis, with the spring, early summer and autumn months tending to be our busiest sales periods. During school holidays, business tends to be understandably quiet in terms of trade activity and enquiries. However, there is always a sale to be made at the right price…like all of my colleagues across our national network of Jackson-Stops & Staff offices we are always actively looking to assist our clients in every way possible throughout the entire course of the year! Please do get in touch, I would be delighted to hear from you.
June 19, 2015
Members of staff from our Weybridge office were delighted to pay a visit to Oatlands School this week and present them with a cheque, as part of our sponsorship for their PTA fundraising event, which involved dedicated parents running in the Brooklands Half Marathon this year.
The school’s Head Teacher, Patricia Beechey, was extremely pleased to receive the cheque from Kelly Harris (Sales) and Lucy Jones (Lettings) for her primary school, which is based in St Mary’s Road, in the favoured Oatlands area of Weybridge. We hope that the participants’ aches and blisters have healed since the race and that they allowed themselves a bit of time out from their training schedule once the event was over. Congratulations to all the PTA runners on their phenomenal fundraising efforts and we wish them well for next year!
March 14, 2013
Chelsea estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are pleased to announce that the 2013 property market has got off to a flying start. Transaction levels of £5m+ properties are up 15% compared to this time last year and we are seeing strong buyer demand.
Writes Senior Negotiator Jamie Hope: “A good example is a house we have just sold on Moore Street, SW3 for £4,250,000. The house was on the market last year but due to speculation about changes in the Stamp Duty Land Tax legislation, a buyer could not be found at the appropriate level.
“This year we re-launched the property and an international buyer was found who was willing to pay the asking price for his perfect home. Happy vendor and happy buyer!”
“We are also launching some spectacular properties onto the market at the moment including a property on Ormonde Gate, SW3. With far reaching views over the greenery of Burton Court, this is one of the best apartment addresses in Chelsea. For more details, please click here or call our Cadogan Street office on 020 7581 5881.”
Property for sale in Chelsea
February 27, 2013
Chelsea Estate Agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have just taken in an exciting new instruction, a fantastic family flat situated moments from Sloane Square and all of the amenities of the King’s Road and beyond.
The spacious quadruple aspect apartment in Ormonde Gate, set over two floors in the corner of the building, includes three double bedrooms and a large, south-facing kitchen.
Writes Jamie Hope, Senior Sales Negotiator at the firm’s Cadogan Street office: “We also have many other properties ranging from £5m up to £20m that are available confidentially and will not be advertised. If you are looking for a prime property in London, please do contact us to discuss how we can help you further.”
Click here for full details and pictures of call Jamie on 020 7581 5881.
Exterior shot of apartment for sale in Ormonde Gate, Chelsea
February 25, 2013
Weybridge estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff are delighted to be marketing a beautiful seven bedroom riverside property in Shepperton, with a garden that backs directly onto the River Thames and even a private mooring.
‘Alceda’ is situated on a quiet road and dates back to the 1920s. The house includes great views from all its four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also an annexe which houses three beautifully presented studio apartments plus a large double garage.
Guide price is £1,850,000. For more information please contact our Weybridge sales team on 01932 821160 or click here for full details and images.
Fabulous riverside property for sale in Shepperton
January 16, 2013
Weybridge estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are marketing two beautifully presented two bedroom apartments on the historic and charming island of Whittets Ait.
Just a short walk from the town centre, both flats enjoy the tranquil surrounds of the communal gardens and some stunning views over the River Thames.
The first property is a stylishly presented two bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment with private patio while the second is a two bad flat in a gated development which includes a large open living room and off street parking.
For more information please contact our sales team on 01932 821160 or visit our Weybridge sales page here.
Property for sale Whittets Ait
November 27, 2012
With Christmas fast approaching and the Sloane Street lights already glimmering at night, why not have a stroll around Chelsea to find your perfect home.
London estate agents, Jackson-Stops & Staff have many properties of all shapes and sizes on our books, available on the open market and also available “off market” – so not openly advertised.
To find out what we have available in Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Belgravia, please do call us on 020 7581 5881 or visit our page on the website.
Sloane Street Christmas lights
October 29, 2012
Weybridge estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff are delighted to be marketing five brand new 1 bedroom apartments, right in the heart of the town.
The flats are completed to a high specification and are just seconds away from the restaurants and bars on Queens Road. They are also within walking distance of both Walton on Thames and Weybridge railway stations.
For more information, please contact out sales team on 01932 821160 or click here.
One bed flat for sale Queens Road, Weybridge
May 14, 2012
Weybridge estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are excited to offer a beautiful cottage complete with swimming pool, in the heart of the exclusive St. George’s Hill Estate.
This three bed property also features a courtyard garden, a garage plus off street parking. In addition, there is no onward chain.
Current residents of the Estate include footballers, entrepreneurs and actresses. While former residents include Cliff Richard, Elton John and Jenson Button.
Asking price is £950,000. For more information call Sam in the Weybridge office on 01932 821160 or click here.
Three bed house with pool for sale in St. George's Hill, Weybridge
April 10, 2012
Weybridge estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a fantastic five bedroom house for sale close to Oxshott railway station.
The large detached property occupies a corner plot with south-west facing garden off Holtwood Road and has a host of features including triple garaging and a games room. The driveway also features two sets of electric gates.
Offers in excess of £2.3 million. Click here for more details or contact the Weybridge office on 01932 821160.
House for sale close to Oxshott station
March 28, 2012
Writes Jamie Hope, sales negotiator at Chelsea estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“We are currently seeing an unprecedented demand for quality property. We have just sold a house on Radnor Walk, SW3 for a record price. Within 7 days of the house going onto the market at £4,950,000, we generated 96 viewings and agreed the sale at well in excess of this price. The sale completed within 10 days of the property hitting the market resulting in a very happy client.
“We have also just launched a beautiful unmodernized flat in Burton Court onto the market. Click here for more details.
Flat for sale, Burton Court
The Chelsea office has carried out over 120 viewings in 8 days of marketing. Due to the huge demand, we have resulted in a sale by sealed bids by 5pm today and are expecting to achieve a price significantly over the asking. If you are looking to sell your property, please do call us so we can explain what we can do for you.”
March 1, 2012
Teddington estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a beautiful house for sale in one of the prettiest streets in Teddington.
The six bed property in King Edward’s Grove – one of the ‘river roads’ – includes a stunning garden room and 70-ft south-facing garden, as well as off-street parking.
Guide price is £1,500,000 freehold. Click here for more details or contact the Teddington office on 020 8943 9777.
Property for sale in King Edward's Grove, Teddington
November 18, 2011
Jamie Hope of Chelsea estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff writes:
“We are seeing a particularly strong demand for high quality property in the prime South West area of Central London. As a result, over the past few months we have seen average selling prices achieving 2% over the asking price.
If you are looking to sell your property, please contact Jamie on 020 7581 5881 or click here.
Property for sale in Chelsea
November 15, 2011
Richmond estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a four bedroom family home for sale in a quiet residential street in Petersham.
The substantial semi-detached family house is located within Lauderdale Drive, a quiet residential road in Petersham.
The property includes off-street parking for several vehicles and a large loft which is currently boarded over but could be converted to create a master bedroom suite, subject to planning permission.
The property is on the market at £1.1 million and is offered with no onward chain. Click here for more details or contact the Richmond office on 020 8940 6789
Property for sale, Lauderdale Drive
November 9, 2011
Teddington estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a lovingly converted historic former post house for sale in Hampton.
Situated close to Hampton Village, the train station and the Thames, this 1820s property has been transformed into a very grand and unique five bedroom detached family home.
The house retains many original features and includes private off street parking for two cars plus direct access to the river.
Asking price is £849,950 freehold. Click here for more details or call the Teddington office on 020 8943 9777.
Historic former post house for sale, Hampton Village
October 21, 2011
Holland Park estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a three bedroom upper floor maisonette for sale in a sought-after location between Notting Hill and Westbourne Park.
The property, situated in Artesian Road, has high ceilings and many original feature as well as the rare benefit of an off street designated parking space. It is just a couple of minutes walk from the bars and boutiques of Ledbury Road. Nearest Underground station is Notting Hill (Central Line) while Westbourne Grove Tube station is also close by.
Asking price is £1,825,000 (leasehold). For further information click here or call the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111.
Property for sale Artesian Road, W2