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

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

  1. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    ^ fraternal greetings from the other end of the line.
    that place ^^ is eyeball-bleeding hideous (and worn and shabby) throughout but 5 bedrooms in a single house? for under a million quid? That sort of thing's been outlawed (or just made prohibitively expensive) in Lambeth for YEARS darling.

    ETA: and who has a bedroom almost completely lined with mirrored wardrobes, then carpets their mantelpiece with multiple crucifixes?
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  2. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Detached and five bedroom with a decent garden and a garage- I am tempted to say bargain, but I know that's just long-term-London-resident distortion.

    I am fascinated by the bizarre panelled window-less room.... The wardrobe in the bathroom..... The black shelves in the living room (my eyes!).... But the thing that disturbs me most is that the radiator in the blue bedroom is not centralised under the window. Just wrong.
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  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I also thought "well that's not so bad" until I realised that I had London Stockholm Syndrome and that it was a shitty house miles from the station ruthlessly subdivided to boost the bedroom count.
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  4. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    And it has an unforgivable radiator
  5. Mapped

    Mapped London town

    It is a detached house (with a dodgy radiator) in a nice bit of town, right next to Epping Forest and a private school, but £1m houses aren't a thing in this bit of London yet, especially ones that need tonnes of work. Looking at zoopla the most expensive transaction at the moment is just over £800k

    I don't think we're suffering from London Stockholm Syndrome to the same extent as you guys, it was relatively cheap round here until quite recently.

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  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Tbh the practical difference between 800K and 1m is very little, given that both fall into the "couldn't possibly afford it ever, imaginary money" category.
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  7. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I was also talking about the change in the cycle these days, which may be worth starting a thread about.

    Old cycle: cheap area identified -> people without much money start to buy in that area -> gentrification, prices go up -> people without much money start to buy in different areas -> cycle repeats elsewhere. That's pretty familiar.

    New cycle: everywhere anywhere near London rises in price pretty much equally regardless of anything else, and everywhere gets worse with local amenities sold off to be demolished so flats can be built there.
  8. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member


    " This single private parking space is enviably situated behind a secure gated entrance and boasts a fabulous location close to a variety of amenities.

    • Private single parking space
    • Secure gated entrance
    • Accompanies a beautiful development
    • Great location
    • Close to shops and restaurants
    • Transport links are moments away
    Strathleven Road is perfectly located for the shops, restaurants and amenities of Acre Lane and for a more comprehensive range, Brixton Road is not far away. Transport links include, Brixton Rail and Underground and Clapham North Underground stations."
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That is outrageous. I've shared it on Buzz.

    And just to bring the thread up to date:


    Reclaim Brixton: Foxtons estate agents in Brixton is targeted again
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Just when you thought you couldn't hate them any more:
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified


    The morning after: Brixton Foxtons at 8am Sunday.
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  12. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    They'll be back, like rats, mildew, or a retrovirus. :(
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  13. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    That's fucking hilarious.
  14. simonSW2

    simonSW2 Well-Known Member

  15. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Do they achieve the prices which they advertise or do they give an inflated asking price to attract sellers?
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  16. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Two up, two down with garden and double garage. Looks alright, seems a decent standard of decoration
  17. technical

    technical stripey

    Possibly within the catchment area for sudbourne school, which would explain the inflated price
  18. gdubz

    gdubz Hashtaggin'

    No; yes
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  19. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Is that true gdubz? I've wanted to see the data comparison from land registry etc but not known where to look (i.e I have no intention of doing the donkey work myself :D)
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  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    They knocked one down opposite me (Coldharbour Lane, Loughborough Park conservation area) from £599,950 to £450,000 last year.

    Foxtons just treat property like stocks and shares - they have no particular issue with overcharging - it is after all to the benefit of their client, the seller, and their own bonuses.

    So their modus operand must be to constantly test the market in an upwards direction.

    Actually it would make sense if house and flat prices were government regulated - but I can't see it being a vote winner.
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  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Not amongst selfish potential sellers/speculators certainly, which is the only market the parties care about it seems. Given that so many of their backers have put their money in the property bubble.
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  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Unusually Foxtons are advertising a Brixton property in this Wednesday's Standard.
    I thought from the description it might be a recycled offer of a "house" adjacent to the Academy queue.

    It isn't that - this is new, a house betwixt Austin Osman Spare and the SW9 sorting office in Wynne Road for £699,950 :

    details here:
    Looks like a snip compared to Lambert Road - especially if you take into account the heating costs. But presumably schools might be a problem?
  23. 299 old timer

    299 old timer Well-Known Member

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  24. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

  25. 299 old timer

    299 old timer Well-Known Member

    As I said chancers - 2 bed flat 850k? Still, some mug will buy it. On another hill equidistant to Brixton one could pick up a 3 bed HOUSE for £650k...
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  26. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member


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  27. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    No. Lots of companies share price went up. For lots of reasons however.
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The world would be a better place without Foxtons.
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  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I would have said it definitely was a reaction to Tory win.
    Labour had pledged to start regulating the private rental market - which would have curtailed Foxton's license to print money.
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  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Evening "Tory" Standard had a few articles on the property market/ foxtons in run up to election.

    Foxtons sales slide as election fears hit London housing market

    Bogged down: Sales volumes in the housing market are declining, say Foxtons

    Always worth reading the ES business pages.:D

    Good thing Red Ed was not elected and good sense can prevail again.:rolleyes:

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