A “Thank you” from Keats Community Library

Author: Admin - Date: 28th April 2014

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"Thank you so much for your sponsorship of our Art Fair again this year.
It was a great success, we sold a lot of beautiful work for local artists and we netted nearly £4000 in commission for the library. Your sponsorship covered all our costs for the event, so the money we raised will all go towards keeping the library open.In addition to being a financial success for us, it was a lovely event for Hampstead. As I hope you saw, the quality of work was extremely high and we had lots of visitors to the Library. The artists were delighted to have the opportunity to sell their work locally.  It means a great deal to us to have the support of local businesses. The library means a lot to our local community, particularly the very young and the very old, so your support is a lifeline for us.

Thank you again,

Vicky, the Trustees and all the volunteers of KCL"

If you wish to support Keats Community Library, visit http://bit.ly/QLW2us 

Coming soon with Oliver’s Sales Hampstead

Author: Admin - Date: 23rd April 2014

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Coming soon with Oliver’s Sales Hampstead is this 4/5 bedroom contemporary house overlooking Hampstead Ponds, South Hill Park Hampstead NW3
Freehold OIEO £2,900,000
For more details contact Olivers Estate Agents Sales Hampstead:
T: +44 (0) 20 7431 1020 or email hampstead@oliverstown.com

Keats Library set for another Art Exhibition & sale with a little help from Oliver’s Estate Agents

Author: Admin - Date: 22nd April 2014

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The second art exhibition, supported by Oliver’s Estate Agents, takes place on Saturday 26 April from 10am to 4pm in the library at Keats Grove.  Admission to this fundraising exhibition is free and the art work is priced well below gallery prices. Come along and enjoy the work of 12 local artist and pieces submitted by the Hampstead School of Art in a beautiful and intimate library setting next to the Keats Museum in Hampstead, NW3.
Click here for more details

Visit Oliver's Hampstead branch at 5 Pond Street,  for the latest properties available to buy or rent in Hampsead and Belsize Park. Call us today on 020 7431 1020 or email hampstead@oliverstown.com

Office for National Statistics-House Price Index Feb 2014

Author: Admin - Date: 16th April 2014

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House Price Index Key Findings:

  • UK house prices increased by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, up from 6.8% in the year to January 2014.
  • House price annual inflation grew by 9.7% in England, 5.3% in Wales, 2.4% in Scotland and 2.8% in Northern Ireland.
  • House price growth is increasing strongly across most parts of the UK, with prices in London again showing the highest growth.  
  • Annual house price increases in England were driven by rises in London (17.7%), the South East (8.0%) and the East of England (7.7%).
  • Excluding London and the South East, UK house prices increased by 5.8% in the 12 months to February 2014.
  • On a seasonally adjusted basis, average house prices increased by 1.9% between January and February 2014.
  • In February 2014, prices paid by first-time buyers were 10.5% higher on average than in February 2013. For owner-occupiers (existing owners), prices increased by 8.6% for the same period.

Office for National Statistics-House Price Index Feb 2014 was published on 15 April 2014.

For more details see here.

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Princes Park NW5, Apartments to rent with Oliver’s Estate Agents

Author: Admin - Date: 15th April 2014

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Oliver's Kentish Town has just added 2 x 1 bedroom and 2 x 2 bedroom apartments available to rent in this new development overlooking Talace Gardens NW5. Email us to find out more here or call our office on +44 (0)207 284 1222.

Oliver’s Hampstead & Marie Curie Hospice NW3

Author: Admin - Date: 11th April 2014

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A lovely “Thank You” letter from Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead has arrived and made us all proud! Well done Oliver’s Hampstead!

Call or visit our Hampstead branch at 5 Pond Street, Hampstead NW3 2PN. +00 44 (0) 20 7431 1020

You can get in touch via email here.

UK property blame game: Chinese investors held responsible for rising house prices

Author: Admin - Date: 7th April 2014

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At the beginning of this month, a foreign investors' research by Knight Frank highlighted that “China is investing more than any other nation in London property worth under £1m”.  The research provoked a comment by investment business spreads such as International Business Times quick to state that “now it's China's burgeoning billionaire class who are eyeing London's prime property, as the Asian powerhouse watches its economy march towards being the world's largest – potentially by the end of the decade”.

It is Daily mail who followed the story on 4 April with a title “Chinese buyers fuelling UK housing shortage: Far East speculators price Britons out of market across the country". 

It goes on to claim how: “A huge property grab by Chinese investors is pricing UK homebuyers out of the market.
Developers are increasingly selling direct to buyers in China at inflated prices, cutting out domestic purchasers altogether.  Major British developers including Barratt Homes and Berkeley Group have opened offices in Beijing and Shanghai to cater for growing overseas demand for new-build apartments in premium city-centre locations.

Read more Here

For the lates list of properties available to buy in NW1, NW3, NW5 contact Oliver's Sales on + 44(0)207 284 1222 or email Oliver's Here.

London property News

Author: Admin - Date: 3rd April 2014

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The latest Homesandproperty.co.uk , the Evening Standard newspaper supplement, dwells on glorious opportunities awaiting property people along the London Northern line underground route, from High Barnet to Morden, and highlights the buzzing Kentish Town destination.
“A new private French school has added to the growing buzz about Kentish Town, which is attracting a new generation of arty Londoners.  One of the capital’s best contemporary- design galleries, Zabludowich Collection, has opened and photographer Ina Rankin has a studio in the area, too”.
The London property Hotspot supplement (available online too) copies a chart produced by Savills research which marks  the average Camden Town house price @ £1,154,992 and the average Kentish Town house @ £630,651.

Oliver's Estate Agents Sales in Kentish Town handle both, Camden Town & Kentish Town houses and flats.

For properties to sell or available to buy in NW1 & NW5 contact Oliver's Kentish Town Office or call us today : 00 44 (0) 20 7284 1222

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UK Property News

Author: Admin - Date: 2nd April 2014

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Mortgage approvals in February 2014 were the lowest since October last year, according to the latest report from the Bank of England.
70,309 approved mortgages represent a sharp fall from 76,753 in January this year. January’s figure were the highest in six years, going back to the onset of the 2008 financial crisis.
Every category of mortgage lending fell, but the market still remains at a much stronger level than at the same period last year: lending has risen by a little more than a third during the last 12 months.
Also in the property news this week: the rise of UK property buyers who, according to the latest report from Hamptons International, accounted for almost half of property sales in London’s prime postcodes last year. This is compared with 43%in 2012 and 37% cent in 2011.

For the lates list of houses, flats and apartments to buy or rent in North and North West London telephone Oliver's Estate Agents Now! + 44 (0)207 284 1222 or email Oliver's Estate Agents

London property and overseas buyers

Author: Admin - Date: 28th March 2014

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It hasn’t been a good week for overseas property buyers looking to invest in London.
First Prince Charles warned that a generation of young people will be driven out of London if house prices in the capital rise another 40 per cent within six years as some analysts predict.
Robert Chote of the independent Office for Budget Responsibility followed suit stating the following: "With very rapid house price increases in some parts of the country you might see bubbly activity where people are willing to buy stuff off plan or not intend to live in it." He was referring to so called “ghost towns” or areas of London purchased by overseas buyers as investments which a widely left empty while they increase in value.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics this week showed that London prices are over 22 per cent higher than their pre-downturn peak.
In the meanwhile, Battersea Power Station Development Company revealed today (28 March 14) £800,000 price tags for studios, £1m to £1,5m for a one & two beds, £2,7m for a three bedroom and £4 m for a four bedroom property. The developer plans to build 254 flats with the sales launch planned for May 2014.

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