Work starts on the eagerly awaited new Foxtons office on Brixton Road

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yes, i think the way it works is "we managed to get someone to buy a similar sized property for xxx so lets try and put this on for xxx - no, in fact lets put it on for xxx + 5% and so on until enough people finally stop paying.

    theres definitely a big wobble going on on house prices since a highpoint in spring but it seems to me predicting house price movements is as possible as picking winning horses - there are trends and several factors to consider, and some might guess right, but anything can happen season to season.
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  2. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Neighbour says they claim to have had an offer of £1.25m. And four bedrooms, not five.
  3. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    more like - Foxton's are famous for overselling expectations to sellers
  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    If you are quoting me you should avoid putting words into my mouth (even if they are true). Your own comment may also be true - who am I to say?
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  5. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Mixture. You get (usually) at least three agents to quote. You-the owner- decide what you want to put it in for bearing in kind how fast a sale you want, how much you think you can get etc. It is ultimately the owner's decision, the Agents only advise you. Different agents have (allegedly- they'd deny it) different approaches eg fictions are notorious for putting stuff on very high then reducing it, then you usually accept a bit below the asking price. KFH tend to price low to fair and you end up paying more than the asking price if it's popular/you end up in a bidding war etc. houses that take a big cut in asking price is often because the price is massively unrealistic- the owners asked for what they want/need for the next step they aspire to rather than what the market can bear- or because someone tried to buy it and something turned out to be wrong when surveys/legal searches came back.

    E2a my autocorrect changed Foxtons to fictions which is so good I'm going to leave it.
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  6. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Yes, apologies.
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  7. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

  8. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I thought you'd done that on purpose. Brilliant!:D
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  10. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

  11. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

  12. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    1,100sq ft?

    If so, at £750 per sq ft it's better 'value' than stuff up thread, some of which was around £1,000 sq ft.

    It's all madness of course.
  13. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I can't see where on that page it mentions the floorspace. I'm pretty sure they're not that big...
  14. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

  15. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    The Haart listed one is on the wrong side of the street, they are much smaller on that side, have large south facing front gardens and teeny quite dark back gardens.

    It is a really lovely street to live on, but the houses are really small and lots of them haven't been converted properly, so lofts and/or master bathroom can only be accessed through bedrooms. Lots of people move out when their kids get too big.
  16. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I think I looked at that before it was done up. If it's the one I think it is, good renovation (it was dark red when I went round- the attic bedroom was described as a retreat but felt more like a rebirthing experience. <<shudder>>) and great photography.
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  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    From a listing for a £415k one-bedroom flat in Josephine Avenue

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    A photo of the actual type of stupid picture you could have on the wall of your flat, in which you will float around whimsically, writing notes, collecting postcards (ones that you have written to yourself from your imaginary beach hut). Your alarm clock will be set to midday as you don't have a real job.

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    After a late lunch you will open a bottle of Champagne and idly spin the globe as you plan your next expedition, to buy trinkets, maybe in a bazaar in north Africa or maybe just in a pop-up on Coldharbour Lane.

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    Welcome to Brixton.
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  18. passivejoe

    passivejoe Well-Known Member

    Interior design by the developer's bored wife? She may have been hibernating in Laura Ashley since the mid 90's and just woken up.
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  19. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    That's the beigest flat I've ever seen.
  20. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    £749 sq ft
  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    But each square foot carefully artisaned.
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  22. Leo Chesterton

    Leo Chesterton Active Member

  23. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

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  24. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    suggested halloween costume
  25. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  26. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Just seen this :D
  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

  28. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    For some reason when I saw that (it's been posted widely on t'internet) I thought it was Clapham High St.!

    I remember when Northcote Road was a normal market - not an artisan or organic thing in sight!
  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Me too! I used to walk the length of the market (and much further!) twice a day on my way to and from secondary school in the '70s. The only slightly exotic stalls were the fish stall, and the couple down the Battersea Rise end of the market that catered for "West Indian" cuisine! The only vaguely "artisan" shop on the entire road was Dove's Butchers, and that was only because they were renowned London-wide for sourcing only the best game.
    oryx likes this.
  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    That's still there. Good butcher but pissingly dear cos their clientele are all bankers and the like now.
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