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4th December 2017

Market Comment – November 2017

As out thoughts turn to the end of the year, Christmas and 2018, we saw some important changes to the housing market this past November. On the 1st November the government published its “tenants fees bill” which if passed in to law will make it an offence for Landlords and Tenants to charge upfront fees. […]

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2nd November 2017

Market comment – October 2017

Another solid month. “UK house price growth edged up to a 3 month high in October” according to the Nationwide. Also, annual growth in house prices peaked up to 2.5% up from 2.3% in September, as a shortage of homes in the market and low mortgage rates propped up prices the Nationwide have commented. It […]

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2nd October 2017

Market Comment – September 2017

September was a month of mixed reports for the housing market both in London and nationwide. The Nationwide reported that house prices rose 2% from September 2016 to 2017, the weakest increase since 2013 but this was very regional with London house prices going up by 0.6% and the East Midlands values jumping 5.1% in […]

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1st September 2017

Market Comment – August 2017

As I write this, I am mindful that in a few days’ time the children will be back at school and for many of our clients the summer holidays will be coming to a close. The reason I mention this is, many people always say August is a quiet month for this very reason and […]

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4th August 2017

Market Comment – July 2017

July across the board can be best described as a steady month both for sales and lettings. There have been mixed reports about the housing market and July 2017 has been no stranger to the usual gloom mongers, so I thought it would be prudent to report to you with some actual figures across South […]

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4th July 2017

Market Comment – June 2017

Mixed reactions with the general election outcome in that most people expected Theresa May to be our Prime Minister a month on from my last market comment, however she is Prime Minister without a majority in the house of commons and some of the pundits see this as a period of uncertainty. The good news […]

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31st May 2017

Market Comment – May 2017

May turned out to be a month of mixed emotions, with all the political parties making promises as I had mentioned last month, as we go to the polls on Thursday the 8th, will it be Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn that head up our housing policy over the next 4 years. Many of the […]

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2nd May 2017

Daniel Woods re-joins the Streets Ahead

Daniel Woods re-joins the Streets Ahead family as Head of Lettings after 3 years running a corporate operation with numerous lettings offices as an Area Director. Dan returns to Streets Ahead after starting his career as an apprentice 12 years ago.

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3rd April 2017

Market Comment – April 2017

Whilst all around seem to be talking and concentrating on the United Kingdom triggering article 50, giving us 2 years to leave the European union, at Streets Ahead we marched on and produced very solid and stable results throughout March. There have been conflicting projections and reports in the newspapers, with the footsie reaching record […]

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1st March 2017

Market Comment – March 2017

Traditionally, February although the shortest month in the year, over our last 27 years has proven to be an extremely busy month and February 2017 was not to disappoint. I was very interested to read the government housing white paper which was published this month. The white paper recommends a number of measures to increase […]

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2nd February 2017

Team Member Featured Profile – New Homes Director, Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly Land & New Homes Director Telephone: 020 8655 4783 Email: patrick.donnelly@streetsahead.info Branch:     Patrick has been an estate agent in Croydon and the surrounding area for over 30 years and what Patrick doesn’t know about property isn’t worth knowing. Patrick is a fountain of knowledge to all the Streets Ahead family as […]

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Vote of Confidence in Croydon Council’s Fairfield Scheme

Huge vote of confidence in council’s Fairfield scheme Plans for a stunning new cultural quarter in the heart of Croydon have been awarded a Government cash boost for their contribution to growth in the region. Croydon Council has successfully bid for £14.2million Coast to Capital Partnership Funding to enhance the regeneration of College Green and […]

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Free parking gives big boost to small businesses

Free parking gives big boost to small businesses  Croydon’s small businesses are set to get a big boost with council plans to make the first hour of parking FREE in district centres across the borough. Croydon Council is launching the policy to make it easier for customers to visit local shops and increase trade in Croydon’s […]

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Market Comment – February 2017

Both house prices and activity in the areas we operate in defy predictions and also defy the gloom mongering pundits. There were mutterings at the end of 2016 that the sales market would slow in 2017 amongst other things due to European and global uncertainty and a question mark over an economic recession. I have […]

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11th January 2017

​The Body Shop opens new £1 million beauty lab in East Croydon

Ethical cosmetics firm, The Body Shop has built a £1 million “beauty innovation hub” in Croydon to help create more of its products in-house. Some of The Body Shop’s most popular products will now be developed in Croydon, including a large range of body butters which come with a variety of scents including, strawberry, pink […]

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9th January 2017

Croydon Council granted £1.4m to help tackle homelessness within the borough

Croydon Council’s pioneering approach secures £1.4m to assist in tackling homelessness Croydon Council’s pioneering approach has secured £1.4million to help tackle rough sleeping in the borough and prevent homelessness among vulnerable families and individuals. Over the next four years, £400,000 will be dedicated to helping rough sleepers get off the borough’s streets and get their […]

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Team Member Featured Profile – Nick Durkin

Nick Durkin Senior Lettings Manager Telephone: 020 8683 8112 Email: nick.durkin@streetsahead.info Branch: Crystal Palace Nick marks over a decade with Streets Ahead this year. Having joined as a trainee lettings consultant he has worked his way through the ranks to become the senior lettings manager of the Crystal Palace branch. If it is happening in Crystal […]

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4th January 2017

Two new projects designed to let young people unleash their creativity are being launched this month by Croydon council’s youth team

A creative New Year for Croydon’s young people  Two new projects designed to let young people unleash their creativity are being launched in the New Year by the council’s youth team. ‘Think it, film it’ and ‘creative art nights’ both take place at the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre, 192 Selhurst Road, South Norwood. The filming […]

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3rd January 2017

Market Comment – January 2017

Firstly, I trust everyone had a happy Christmas and I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017. Finishing off 2016, there was no slow down across our offices in December and now it is nothing but a myth that December is the quietest month of the year. Those amongst us who have […]

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7th December 2016

Free ice rink opening in Croydon next week

A synthetic rink is going to be created at Valley Retail and Leisure Park in the car park opposite Boots. The icy attraction off Purley Way is particularly aimed at children and will be open from Friday, December 16, to Friday, December 23, so it will be the perfect opportunity to keep the youngsters entertained […]

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Market Comment – December 2016

Solid and steady best describes the housing market from Coulsdon to Crystal Palace in all the areas that we operate in during November. While we watched with interest the American elections with the president elect trump due to take office in January 2017, a few have asked has this had an effect on the Croydon […]

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Croydon parks are to become more cycle friendly

Three of Croydon’s main parks are to become more cycle-friendly as the council changes byelaws and invests in better paths and signage. Lloyd Park, Park Hill Recreation Ground and Wandle Park are all to get cycle routes, making riding a bike to school or work and getting out on two wheels at the weekend as […]

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Parking your car in Croydon will be free over Christmas and the New Year

The council will relax parking charges on all council-run off-street car parks as well as on-street parking bays, on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Stuart King, the council’ cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “The council is once again giving a little back to residents and […]

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1st November 2016

Market Comment – November 2016

I am happy to report that the housing market in September officially bounced back according to the Bank of England figures. A total of 62,932 house purchases worth 11.1 billion pounds were approved in September as opposed to 60,984 in August. It is slightly down on the previous 6 months average 64,841 but this was […]

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18th October 2016

Croydon Charity Nightwatch Chairman Jad Adams presented with The Lifetime Service to Croydon Award at this years annual Mayor’s Civic Awards

The fifth annual Mayor’s Civic Awards celebration has recognised and honoured the efforts and achievements of local people and organisations who have strived to make Croydon a better place to live and work. The 14 finalists who attended the awards ceremony in the Braithwaite Hall were drawn from more than 150 nominations made earlier in […]

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Free events taking place in October throughout Croydon

Free events to suit every taste in October In the lead-up to the launch festival for Boxpark Croydon on 29 and 30 October Croydon Council is helping support and promote a series of events around the town that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. On Friday 21 October St George’s Walk will come […]

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Market Comment – October 2016

‘’House prices will rise in the coming 3 months and over the next year as buyer demand continues to re bound’’ This is a quote that I thought sums up my sentiments for the housing market in the areas that we operate in for the remainder of 2016 and going into next year. Whilst the […]

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6th October 2016

Bidding open for old Ashburton library building

Croydon Council has opened bidding for businesses or social enterprises wanting to take on the running of the former library in Ashburton Park. The council is working on the restoration of the currently derelict building to make it ready for its new tenants and will be investing in the region of £1m on the project. […]

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29th September 2016

Police share top 10 tips to protect your home against burglars

A list of top ten tips on how to keep your home secure from burglars has been released by police as part of a new campaign where specialist manhunt teams will track down suspects and regular high visibility patrols will be carried out in hotspots. The seasonal initiative, which aims to prevent burglaries and crack […]

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13th September 2016

Market Comment – September 2016

Once again the old wives tale that the property market goes quiet in August proved nothing more than just that and I am pleased to read numerous articles underpinning that confidence returns to the post Brexit housing market. As I mentioned last month, we did experience a small price adjustment in some cases with a […]

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1st August 2016

Market Comment – August 2016

July has proved a positive month because my staff and I have remained positive, sometimes battling against the gloomongers and experts who can only talk of nothing else but a slowdown. We remain extremely positive at Streets Ahead and I have spoken to other leading independent estate agents both in south east London and around […]

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13th July 2016

Market Comment – July 2016

Well what a month June was! I think I, like many others will remember the 23rd June for many years to come and as the news of our surprise Brexit from the European Union and what can only be described as political turbulence engulfs the news, it is important to remember that we have experienced […]

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27th June 2016

EU Vote: Short term turbulence but long term for UK market is still upwards

In one of the most historic days in decades, the UK has decided to leave the European Union after months and months of campaigning. Some of the campaigning has been criticised for being negative and scaremongering but people of the United Kingdom have ultimately decided. It is unlikely that there will be an immediate shift […]

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23rd June 2016

Unique architect-designed homes launch in Croydon

Home buyers looking for a unique architect-designed home will want to view two beautiful new executive mews properties being launched onto the market by Streets Ahead. The Streets Ahead New Homes team are delighted to offer for sale The Mews on Addiscombe Road. Each property boasts high quality finishes throughout, with bespoke, fully integrated kitchens […]

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Streets Ahead sponsor Nightwatch 40th Anniversary Conference

Streets Ahead is sponsoring an important conference on homelessness to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Croydon charity Nightwatch. Marcus Jones MP, the Minister responsible for Government policy on homelessness, will lead experts in a discussion of the issues affecting homeless people at the conference in Croydon on September 21. They will look at what […]

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Streets Ahead sponsoring a great day out at Croydon Food Festival

Thousands of foodies will descend on south Croydon this Sunday (26th June) to enjoy music, entertainment and fabulous cuisine at the Croydon Food Festival sponsored by Streets Ahead Estate Agents. South End – Croydon’s famous Restaurant Quarter – will close to make way for alfresco dining and over 70 stalls serving top class dishes from […]

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8th June 2016

Market Comment – June 2016

Activity throughout our offices remained solid and steady in May with regard to the sales market with a small increase for the same month in 2015. New instructions to the market were up 3% and new registrations looking to buy were also up 3%. Interestingly, I have looked at the type of property that our […]

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3rd June 2016

Streets Ahead event experts draw 200 buy-to-let investors

  More than 200 people got an exclusive insight into Croydon’s booming buy-to-let market from leading property experts at the second Streets Ahead Investor Event (Thursday, 2nd June). Top industry commentator Kate Faulkner and Croydon’s Deputy Leader Alison Butler, Councillor for Homes, Regeneration and Planning, gave delegates the inside track on investing in the local market at […]

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24th May 2016

Check out our new local area restaurant guides

Prospective home buyers often ask us about the amenities in the areas where they are looking to settle – and they regularly inquire about the restaurants nearby. The Croydon and Crystal Palace area have an excellent selection of restaurants to choose from. So we’ve compiled Fact Files on each of the areas where we have […]

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Cumnor House pupils to design a car for Streets Ahead

Pupils at Cumnor House School are in the driving seat in a new competition to come up with an imaginative design for a Streets Ahead car. Throughout the month of June we will be inviting pupils at the school to enter the competition. The young artists who come up with the winning designs will receive […]

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17th May 2016

‘Croydon brand’ boom behind price surge says Streets Ahead director

First time buyers flocking to Croydon have pushed the average asking price of starter homes up faster in the borough than anywhere else in the country. Prices surged by 18.6% in Croydon over the past year to an average of £297,770, making it the nation’s top hotspot for first time buyer homes according to online […]

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13th May 2016

Get your FREE tickets now for our expert-led Investor Event on June 2

Tickets are going fast for the  Streets Ahead Investor Event in Croydon College Conference Centre next month. Delegates at the free-to-attend Streets Ahead Estate Agents’ sponsored event on Thursday, 2nd June will be offered an exclusive insight into the Croydon buy-to-let market from a panel of top experts. Property media commentator and author, Kate Faulkner […]

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RICS report shows short-term effect of June referendum

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors latest figures suggest the upcoming referendum on EU membership may be having a temporary effect on the property market. The latest data from RICS analysts shows the market is slowing down slightly ahead of the referendum on June 23. However they expect a more normal market to resume from […]

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4th May 2016

Market Comment – May 2016

April has in some respects defied all the pundits and that has certainly been the case in the areas that we operate in. Some industry commentators had suggested from the 1st April that Buy to Let landlords and people buying second homes would have to pay 3% stamp duty and in the areas that we […]

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3rd May 2016

TV property guru Kate Faulkner to address Investor Event

Get the inside track on investing in Croydon and the buy-to-let market from leading media property expert Kate Faulkner at the Streets Ahead Investor Event next month. Property expert Kate, who regularly features on national and local TV and radio, is the keynote speaker at the second Streets Ahead Investor Event in Croydon College Conference […]

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27th April 2016

Meet Michelle – our New Homes Sales Manager

Our New Homes Sales Manager Michelle Whittle is one of Streets Ahead’s most knowledgeable and trusted experts. She joins us this spring after five years working as senior sales advisor for Berkeley Homes at their prestigious Saffron Square development in Croydon. Michelle’s position at Streets Ahead takes in everything from implementing fresh ideas and innovations […]

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London Marathon man Kai raises £2,399 for charity

Streets Ahead Sales Consultant Kai Seale raised an amazing £2,399 for the Shooting Start Chase charity when he ran the London Marathon. Kai, who is based at the Croydon Central branch, ran the 26 mile course around the streets of London in 5 hours, 57 minutes and 59 seconds on Sunday, 24th April. He is […]

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Innovative new website puts our customers first

Streets Ahead’s bright new website will be even more focused on what our valued customers need and want from their estate agent. The new website, which went live this month, has a fresh new look, with easier to navigate sections, packed full of properties, news and information. The website was designed after extensive research and […]

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15th April 2016

Market comment – April 2016

March, what a month!. As investors rushed to complete by the March 31st, it would be no exaggeration to say that our team were working at a speed reminiscent of the property market at its absolute busiest. Speaking to solicitors and conveyancers, many had seconded extra staff to cover the deadline as any investment property […]

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1st March 2016

PALATIAL SURROUNDS

Streets Ahead Director, Gary O’Hare, on why home buyers have taken a shine to the attractions of Crystal Palace

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15th February 2016

Market Comment – February 2016

February, what a month! Not only a leap year, but a leap in enquiries both for sales, investments and prospective new tenants. Following our unprecedented success which even surprised me on the 3rd February at our launch of Fifteen Lansdowne in our Croydon office at 219-221 Lower Addiscombe Road which was packed full of prospective […]

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1st February 2016

SPRING UP

Gary O’Hare, Director of Streets Ahead on how to sell your home for more in the spring

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21st January 2016

Mortgage approvals up by 12.5% last year is a good sign for 2016

Mortgage approvals rose by 12.5% in the year to November 2015 with only a slight dip in December according to a new survey. There was also a huge 32 per cent increase in ‘small-deposit lending‘- loans to buyers with deposits of 15% or less of their properties’ value. Although this also fell slightly at the […]

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14th January 2016

First time buyer numbers stay high despite rising prices

Rising house prices over the past year have not stopped first time buyers taking the plunge into the property market as new figures for 2015 are almost the same as the previous year. The Halifax says 310,000 entered the market in 2015 – just 0.5% lower than 2014 – despite the average price of a […]

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16th December 2015

Streets Ahead wins top honours at the UK estate agency ‘Oscars’ – The Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency of the Year

Streets Ahead took three top honours in the UK property industry’s most prestigious awards programme, The Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency of the Year. Gold Award: left to right, Matt Dawson MBE, Gemma Fenwick, and Gary O’Hare. At a glittering ceremony in the opulent setting of The Lancaster London Hotel opposite Hyde Park on December 4, […]

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Meet the Team: Patrick Donnelly, our Land & New Homes Director

Land and New Homes Director Patrick Donnelly beat some of the best estate agents in the country to make the final six in The Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency Manager of the Year competition. Patrick, who was formerly the Manager of our Croydon Branch, was ‘honoured’ to be shortlisted in the prestigious national awards programme. […]

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15th December 2015

Market Comment – December 15

The housing market in general across all of our areas in November remained steady and I noticed in a recent report that the average value of a property now stands at £196,305 across the Uk which is 3.7% higher than a year ago. Croydon continues to ‘’buck the trend’’ with quite a lot of negative […]

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8th December 2015

‘Twixmas’ house hunting up as more of us use the long festive break – and the tablets and smartphones we got for Christmas – to search for new homes

More house hunters are using the ‘Twixmas’ holidays – the period between Christmas and New Year – to start their online search for a new home. It seems our habit of taking longer festive breaks, and the trend for technology gifts like tablets and smartphones, are having a big influence on people’s home-buying habits. Analysts at […]

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Halifax predicts house prices will rise more slowly in 2016

House prices are expected to rise in 2016 – but at a slower rate than this year according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. The Halifax predicts price rises of between four and six per cent next year, which is significantly lower than the current 9.7 per cent national average rate of increase. The building society says the […]

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26th November 2015

Our team celebrate double silver success at the prestigious Negotiator Awards.

Streets Ahead celebrated a double success at The Negotiator Awards this month. The glittering event, compered by talented TV impressionist, comedian, and writer Alistair McGowan, was held at The London Hilton Park Lane on 3rd November. Our own talented team picked up Silver in the Community Champion of the Year Award and Silver in the […]

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Meet the Team: Jola Bamigbola, Sales Manager, Crystal Palace

This month we profile Crystal Palace Sales Manager Jola Bamigbola. After 10 years with the company Jola says that Streets Ahead is “my second family.”  The Dad of two said: “I love the buzz of helping people make their wishes come true with regard to finding their dream home. It’s a great feeling when a deal […]

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‘Croydon is booming! says new manager of revamped South Croydon branch

The new manager of Streets Ahead’s freshly refurbished South Croydon branch says the area is a property hotspot thanks to the buzz around the borough’s multi-billion pound regeneration. Jon Claustres, who has worked with the firm for five years, commented: “Croydon is booming at the moment, with Westfield coming to the area, it has really […]

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15th November 2015

Market Comment – November 2015

Traditionally October is a good solid month for the housing market and October 2015 was not to disappoint. Early indicators in the month showed a firm spike in prospective purchasers looking to buy and in the first half of October as a group we registered 4% more purchasers than October 2014. Firmly on the agenda […]

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3rd November 2015

Rise of fixed rate mortgages good news for many says building society financial chief

The Nationwide Building Society’s chief economist says the rise in popularity of fixed rate mortgages should insulate many homeowners from any rise in interest rates next year. Looking to 2016, Robert Gardner, said the proportion of outstanding mortgages on variable interest rates has declined steadily, from almost 70% in mid-2012 to around 50% in 2015. […]

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1st November 2015

TO SELL or not to sell?

Gary O’Hare, Director of Streets Ahead, weighs up the pros and cons of selling your current home before you buy a new one

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22nd October 2015

Westfield-Hammerson development boosts brand-Croydon and makes town the next London hotspot says Director Gary O’Hare

The arrival of the £1.5 billion Westfield-Hammerson retail, leisure and housing development in Croydon is set to transform the local property market according Streets Ahead Director Gary O’Hare. News that the Government has now greenlit the crucial compulsory purchase order (CPO) needed to buy up the old Whitgift Centre and surrounding land means work can […]

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21st October 2015

It’s Streets Ahead every time for Nick and Marina

Between them Nick Durkin and Marina Steel have almost 35 years of service with Streets Ahead. As valued members of the 80 strong Streets Ahead team they contribute greatly to the success of the company. We asked them about their work – and how they like to spend their time away from the office. NICK […]

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15th October 2015

Market Comment – October 2015

September’s housing market can only be described as a month of confidence as we experienced as a group more prospective buyers registering than any other month in our 25 year history and this was fairly equal across our group from office to office from Crystal Palace to Coulsdon. Our stock coming to the market was […]

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IN SEASON

Gary O’Hare, Director of Streets Ahead Estate Agents, on why autumn is the best time to sell your home

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1st September 2015

How to sell a house

Gary O’Hare, Director of Streets Ahead, shares tips on encouraging prospective buyers and achieving a good price for your home

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25th August 2015

Number of Croydon first-time home buyers up by 13% since same quarter last year

Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that lending to first time buyers bounced back in the second quarter of 2015 after a sluggish start to the year. The positive post election trend has also been reflected in Croydon according to Streets Ahead Director, Gary O’Hare. He commented: ‘In the last quarter, we have […]

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13th August 2015

Crystal Palace Win the Championship – Selhurst Park tops the Nationwide league table for property price growth near Premiership grounds.

Barely a ball has been played at the start of the new football season and Crystal Palace are already Premier League champions – when it comes to hot property! The Nationwide Building Society’s annual table comparing house price growth close to Premiership stadiums, puts Palace well ahead of the competition – including current football champions […]

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27th July 2015

Get the inside track on the buoyant buy-to-let market at Streets Ahead Investor Forum this autumn – contact us to register your interest now

Buy-to-let and portfolio investors are invited to attend the second Streets Ahead Estate Agents Property Investor Forum in Croydon this autumn. Over 100 attendees at the inaugural Investors Forum at Croydon College Conference Centre in June were given an exclusive insight to the potential of the fast growing, multi-billion pound Croydon property market by a panel of […]

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Two summer charity sports tournaments raise £7,000 for Streets Ahead Foundation – Directors thanks sponsors and supporters

Friends, staff and client of Streets Ahead Estate Agents have raised £7,000 from two summer sports tournaments for the firm’s Foundation for local charities. The latest event – the Streets Ahead Foundation 5-a-side football tournament at Whyteleafe Sports Club – attracted 120 players and raised £2,000 in an afternoon last week. The earlier event – […]

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Highly successful Streets Ahead Property Investor Forum gives delegates inside track on Croydon’s buy-to-let investment potential

Delegates at the first Streets Ahead Estate Agents Property Investor Forum learned that Croydon property prices outperformed central London by 3% with a 19% increase in the past calendar year. Over 100 portfolio investors and first time buy-to-let investors were being given an exclusive insight to the potential of the fast growing, multi-billion pound Croydon […]

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2nd June 2015

House prices in England and Wales increased by 5.1% in the year to April.

House prices in England and Wales increased by 5.1 per cent in the year to April, according to the Land Registry, while London prices rose by 10.95% over the same period. The monthly increase from March was 0.9%, taking the average property value to £179,817 compared with the peak of £181,014 in November 2007. The […]

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11th May 2015

Streets Ahead directors credit “hardworking and passionate staff” for the company’s 25 year success story in a new video to mark our anniversary year

Streets Ahead Estate Agents Managing Director Bob Hay and Director Gary O’Hare have praised the firm’s hard working and passionate staff in a new video to mark the 25th anniversary year of the firm. Both said they have been “blessed” with great staff over the years who were hard working and ambitious to succeed within […]

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6th May 2015

Take the politics out of housing

Take the politics out of housebuilding – that’s the plea from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors ahead of the General Election. RICS is calling for an independent housing observatory to be set up, acting as ‘an Institute of Fiscal Studies for housing’ to be strictly independent and kept at arm’s length from government. A […]

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14th April 2015

Croydon homes remain relatively affordable

Croydon is in mid-table when it comes to house prices in the capital according to figures released by the Land Registry. It found the average price of a home in Croydon is £319,604, maintaining its status as among the most affordable of the 33 London boroughs. The only cheaper boroughs are Barking & Dagenham (£271,701), […]

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13th April 2015

Streets Ahead make little Elena’s dream job come true for the day!

Little Elena Buckingham is already Streets Ahead when it comes to choosing her future career. The seven year old from Norwood was inspired to become an estate agent after Dad Terry and Mum Tracy bought and sold several family homes through Streets Ahead Estate Agents in Croydon. Terry and Tracy Buckingham with their daughter Elena, […]

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31st March 2015

Crowds cheer on runners in Streets Ahead half marathon

The Streets Ahead Croydon Half-Marathon was an outstanding success as crowds turned out on Sunday to cheer on a strong field of runners and raise over £5,000 for charity. Spectators enjoyed family entertainment and activities as well as a barbecue laid on by Streets Ahead Estate Agents, who were sponsoring the event for the fifth […]

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30th March 2015

College Green development moves a stage closer

The redevelopment of College Green, a scheme with Fairfield Halls at its heart, has moved a stage closer. Croydon-based consultancy Mott MacDonald, of Sydenham Road, has been appointed as the lead consultant for the project, which promises to breathe new life into Croydon’s cultural offer. Meanwhile Rick Mather Architects, which has a strong track record […]

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29th March 2015

Marina’s surprise award for sterling service

Streets Ahead launched its 25th anniversary celebrations by surprising long serving member of staff Marina Steel with the gift of a Rolex watch. Marina, whose nephew is Croydon-based X Factor winner Ben Haenow, has been with the estate agency since it was founded 25 years ago by Managing Director Bob Hay and Director Gary O’Hare. […]

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28th March 2015

Agent praised after giving £5,000 to Croydon Nightwatch homeless charity

Staff at Streets Ahead have won warm praise for their ‘brilliant’ backing of the town’s homeless charity Croydon Nightwatch. Streets Ahead have been long standing supporters of the charity, which has helped thousands of homeless people since it was founded almost 40 years ago. Jad Adams of Nightwatch, the charity which helps homeless people in […]

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11th March 2015

Morello leads an exciting new era

The third exciting phase of Croydon’s £168million showcase Morello new homes development has just been unveiled by Menta Redrow. Morello – a flagship project within the town’s multi-billion pound redevelopment – will turn a largely derelict site next to East Croydon station into a vibrant, sustainable new community. Investors have already bought up almost all […]

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