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

ska invita

back on the other side
I think Foxtons (and probably most others in Brixton where prices are/have been volatile) inevitably act on a trial and error basis. The evaluation is indeed of what the market will bear (remember the estate agent is trying to get the best possible deal for the seller).
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.
 

Manter

Lunch Mob
That's a huge climbdown from the original quote,Is it the owner or the agents that creates the asking price?
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.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
There are more than ample eateries and bars at your fingertips, plus a vibrant music scene (both areas are Basement Jaxx's old stomping ground). Many funky clothes shops plus a great Saturday market are all found in Brixton. Take the Sunday papers to beautiful Ruskin Park, just 2 minutes southwest of you.
 

leanderman

Street Party: July 2
That's incredible. I used to live on that street and it is lovely, but those houses are tiny, even the 3 bed ones.
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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

passivejoe

Well-Known Member
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.
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.
 

Belushi

01 811 8055
R.I.P.
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.
That's the beigest flat I've ever seen.
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
If that's where I'm thinking of, there used to be a row of lock-ups (all long-gone, demolished and built on) on one side of a mews through there, where stallholders at Northcote Rd market used to keep their stalls overnight.
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!
 

ViolentPanda

Hardly getting over it.
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!
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.
 

Orang Utan

knows how to use the three shells
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.
That's still there. Good butcher but pissingly dear cos their clientele are all bankers and the like now.
 
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