Surrey Quays: the choice for first time buyers
Why move to Surrey Quays? Well, the morning commute begins with a five-minute trip to Canary Wharf on a deluxe high-speed catamaran. Or, if you don’t want to feel like James Bond every morning, it is a peaceful walk alone the Thames to London Bridge.
As the majority of the area is built on reclaimed docklands, not only are there the highlights of a marina, but the rich history of the architecture is both beautiful and interesting.
It is a particularly popular area for first-time buyers aged between 20 to 35 – especially as £250,000 can get you on the property ladder here.
Spotlight on Balham
It is fondly called “South Clapham” by the estate agents.
This once rundown neighbourhood has had a complete facelift and has a rejuvenated attitude to go with it.
The area has undergone a huge resurgence over the last 20 years and house prices are now rising incredibly quickly. Janice explains what buyers can expect to get for their money.
Christmas tree confusion
Is your street starting to look like a Christmas tree graveyard? It’s all down to refuse collection confusion. Janice explains what’s going on and what to do if you aren’t sure what to do with your tree.
Grand Designs and clever architects
Janice discusses a family who spent £151,000 on remodelling their home instead of moving house because of stamp duty and saved themselves £1 million in the process.