Only one shared ownership apartment remains for sale at the popular Kings Crescent development. This first floor 3 bedroom apartment is available to purchase with a deposit of only £8,438.

This spacious apartment has wood flooring throughout, a high end kitchen with integrated appliances. It also has a large balcony and views over the courtyard to the rear of the property.

The development is ideally located next to Clissold Park, and with excellent transport links nearby. Manor Park tube station is just over half a mile away and Finsbury Park (tube and rail station) is a ten minute walk from the development.  In 2018 Finsbury Park will become part of the Thameslink mainline, offering improved services to the south coast and beyond.

Applications are accepted from all London boroughs, and priority will be given to those living and working in the London borough of Hackney.

To register your interest please call the shared ownership team on 0207 704 5618 or email sharedownership@currell.com

A CGI of a typical Latimer home

Currell, in conjunction with Clarion Housing Group, announce the forthcoming release of 34 one, two and three bed shared ownership apartments at the Iron Works on Pomeroy Street, Lewisham, SE14.

Each apartment in The Iron Works comes with a fully fitted kitchen with high-specification surfaces and integrated appliances – while in the bathroom, components have been chosen specifically to create a light and relaxed atmosphere.

All apartments benefit from private outdoor space (balcony or terrace).

Queens Road Peckham Overground station (zone 2) is a 5 minute walk away and New Cross Gate Overground station a 7 minute walk, both offering frequent services to London Bridge.

Priority will be given to those living/working in Lewisham but applications from those currently living or working in Bromley, Southwark or Greenwich will also be considered.

Launching summer 2017 – prices to be confirmed. Arrange a viewing on our website, or contact Currell shared ownership team on 0207 704 5618 or sharedownership@currell.com to register your interest.

The electorate has once again surprised the pundits and the general election has ended in a hung Parliament. There can be little doubt that whatever your political views, a hung parliament at this very crucial time in our nation’s history is not good news. On a more positive note there will be much more cross-party discussion ensuring thorough and robust debate on key issues, most especially Brexit and the economy.

However, the housing market in May has proved resilient, despite political uncertainty. The average property price in the UK hit an all-time high of £303,200 in May. Across England and Wales this year house prices have increased by 4.8%, a rise on the previous month’s 3.5% according to the most recent HPI from Your Move. The latest figures from the Land Registry showed that in March London prices increased 1.5% with outer London recording an increase of 5%.

Your Move said house prices rose by 0.3% month-on-month in May as the housing market remained strong.  An estimated 62,500 homes changed hands in May, a substantial figure demonstrating the housing market remains buoyant.

 

Last week Currell rose 108 places from #138 to #30 in the Zoopla Property Power 100.

The Property Power 100 is a leaderboard for estate agents in social media, scored by Klout, a service that aims to help individuals and businesses improve their social media strategy. The Klout Score is a number between 1 and 100 that represents your influence, and the social networks that influence a user’s Klout Score are Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Wikipedia and Klout itself.

The Zoopla list identifies agents that are most active on Twitter, with each being scored based on a number of factors, including retweets, mentions, followers, and replies. Over time, more factors will be added into the criteria.

We’re very pleased to be rising up the ranking and aim to climb further up the table….

Currell CEO Anne Currell was mentioned in the Metro Property supplement this week. In the ‘Town & Country’ feature, comparing homes in and out of London, Anne was asked to comment on the Hoxton area.

Anne said, “Hoxton is one of east London’s liveliest areas, close to the key financial and tech hubs of the City and Old Street. There is a mixture of period stock, converted warehouses, and an ever increasing number of new build developments. Prices start at around £450,000 for a one-bed apartment, rising to over £3 million for a sprawling three-bed penthouse.”

We currently have one apartment remaining in the fabulous Hoxton Nine development, an exclusive residence of eight high-end apartments on East Road, just three minutes from the Old Street roundabout. More information on this here. 

We are selling 11 apartments in the St Paul’s Square development in Bow, E3. With prices for one bedroom apartments starting at £440,000, and £525,000 for two bedroom units at £525,000, all apartments are available through Help to Buy.

All apartments are built to a high specification and benefit from private outside space. The development is beautifully designed with modern city living in mind, and is surrounded by landscaped gardens. These apartments offer an excellent opportunity to live in a well-connected location near to both the City and Canary Wharf, at attractive price levels.

The development is conveniently located for public transport with Mile End station and Devons Road DLR within walking distance giving easy access to Central London, Canary Wharf and the West End.

For more information about the development please contact a member of the new homes team by email or phone: newhomes@currell.com or 020 3826 4888, or arrange a viewing on our website here.

The 12 shared ownership apartments in this exciting Canary Wharf development will be launching soon.

Network Homes @ 45 Millharbour offers a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in a dockside location that boasts excellent transport links, with Crossharbour DLR station less than ¼ mile away. This development offers the opportunity to live in one of London’s most vibrant locations, offering a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants.

The development will be available to applicants living or working in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. Prices will be released soon.

To register your interest please visit our website or call 0207 704 5618 and speak to one of the shared ownership team.

 

With the general election this week, we’re taking a look at the three main parties’ housing proposals. All are promising initiatives to alleviate pressure on prices, although whether any will be enough to address the fundamental imbalance between supply and demand remains to be seen. This shortage of supply, especially in London and the South East has fuelled the dramatic house price growth over the last twenty years, especially in London.

Perhaps what is needed is for the position of housing minister to return to being a cabinet post with its own department, as it was from 1951-1970 (the Ministry of Local Government and Housing), rather than being part of Communities and Local Government as it is today. Although we are unlikely to see a return to the large-scale government house building programmes of the post-war period, giving the housing minister a seat at the cabinet table would indicate a commitment to resolving what is generally accepted is a ‘broken’ housing market.

The parties’ main proposals are:

Conservative

  • Stabilise house prices by building 1.5m new homes by 2022
  • Reform Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO’s), to allow councils better access to land that could be built on
  • Encourage landlords to offer long tenancies as standard & increase security of tenure for “good tenants”
  • Provide funding to selected “ambitious, pro-development councils” to build council housing stock
  • Give housing associations greater flexibility to increase their housing stock

Labour

  • Build 1m homes by the end of the parliament, through a newly established Department for Housing
  • Guarantee the funding for the Help to Buy scheme – which ended in 2016 – until 2027
  • Make three-year tenancies “the norm”
  • Build 100,000 new council homes and Housing Association homes across the UK
  • Cap rent rises at the rate of inflation

Liberal Democrats

  • Build 300,000 homes a year by the end of their term, in part by allowing councils & Housing Associations to borrow more
  • Create £5bn of funding through a newly set up British Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank
  • Give local authorities the power to fine those holding onto land that could be built on
  • Promote longer tenancies with an inflation-linked annual rent increase
  • Introduce a Help to Rent scheme to provide loans to help first-time renters under 30 with a deposit
  • Ban lettings fees for students

On Wednesday 12th July 2017, local wine tasting connoisseur and author of Essential Wine Tasting, Michael Schuster, will be coming to Currell to host a fabulous wine tasting evening.

The event will be held at Currell Residential, 321 Upper Street, London N1 2XQ. The tasting will consist of a selection of eight wines, followed by a light supper and wine, and there will also be a raffle.

Tickets cost £50 – all proceeds from the event will be used to fund the NSPCC’s vital work for children.

If you are interested in attending, do not hesitate to get in touch with Alison Samuel on alison@samuel-family.co.uk or by phone on 07973620372.

The perfect way to unwind with a stunning view of the City

Abode is a striking new Sherry Green Homes development of twenty-two, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom contemporary apartments, all with a balcony or terrace, in London’s fashionable London Fields area.

Nestled in this thriving heart of Hackney, the apartments are close to the many shops, bars and restaurants of Broadway Market as well the open space of the London Fields and central Hackney amenities such as the Hackney Picturehouse.

The development is very well connected; it’s a 4 minute walk away from London Fields Overground station (8 minutes to Liverpool Street), and ¾ mile from Bethnal Green Underground station, the North London Overground Line at Hackney Central  and the East London Overground Line at Haggerston.

There are also numerous buses to the City and West End, although many local residents choose to cycle or walk to work. The apartments are only a 15 minute cycle ride from the City.

The apartments, which will be priced from £675,000 are launching on Saturday 3rd June.

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For more information about the development please contact a member of the new homes team by email or phone: newhomes@currell.com or 020 3826 4888