The New Housing Strategy for London launched yesterday aims to ‘increase the capital’s housing supply to levels not seen since the thirties’. That means delivering more than 42,000 homes a year over the next decade.
The supply of new homes should include:
• 220,000 homes for open market sale
• 50,000 homes for purpose-built long-term private rent
• 150,000 affordable homes to rent or buy
The document contains plans to designate ten new ‘housing zones’ within London, the locations of which will be announced in 2014.
Click here for more information about new homes available to buy in NW London.
What a fantastic Fair that was yesterday in Hampstead village! The High Street was filled to the brim with the joyful crowd enjoying the village centre which was again transformed into a colourful people’s place packed with entertainment and with added Christmas Lights, looked more beautiful than ever!
Oliver’s got together with the NW3 Business Association making the Fair a memorable one – a perfect start of the NW3’s 2013 festive season.
A big festive day in Hampstead only a few days away: 24 November 2013 from noon to 5pm.
Oliver’s Hampstead office on Pond Street will stay open on the day so come along for a chat and a glass of wine on the way to High Street. The Festival is going to be packed with fun for all ages and will feature Birds of Prey by the Fir Tree Falconry and sponsored by Oliver’s for the second time this year. Some great acts are performing live on two stages set along the High Street. Watch out for Mica Paris, Mitch Winehouse, Culture Club’s John Moss, Abba tribute band Bjorn Again and the Rock Choir as well as for the up and coming young talent on the second stage, sponsored by the Amy Winehouse Foundation. For more details about the Festival click here.http://bit.ly/sNtRft
Proud to support the NW3 Christmas Festival 2013 we have the first glimpse of the exciting Sunday 24 November Christmas Fair programme which features the Falconry display sponsored by Oliver’s.
For more details see here: Hampstead Christmas Festival 2013 and the Sunday Fair, 24 November 2013.
Latest figures from Oliver’s indicate that buyer activity has remained strong throughout the August/September period. With our Kentish Town office attracting most new instructions and enquiries, interest in NW5 properties remains as high as ever.
The sales markets of Camden, Kentish Town and Hampstead are extremely buoyant as I believe we are all aware; this is largely driven by the acute lack of appropriately priced high calibre property available to buy in the more sought-after areas of central London and this extends to our enclaves of North West London. The ever-worsening situation of supply and demand is keeping prices stable and on an upward trajectory for flats and houses in N7, N19, NW1, NW3 and NW5, as the demand from buyers does not diminish.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders figures reveal lending is bouncing rapidly from £10 billion to £13 billion a month. The last month’s total was the highest since October 2008.
The Treasury’s Funding for Lending scheme and the Help to Buy programme, which has already been taken up by 10,000 new home owners, have contributed to the return of confidence. Borrowers were further encouraged by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney suggesting that its 0.5 per cent lending rate is unlikely to be increased before 2016.
Fixed-rate mortgage deals are at historic lows, with some lenders offering fixed-rate deals below two per cent. More details about properties available for sale with Oliver's offices in Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Kentish Town contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The popular North London weekly newspaper talks property business with Oliver's Director Oliver McHugh. The "People behind businesses" feature is supported by the Hampstead NW3 Business Association. Written by Tom Marshall
They are often ranked alongside layers, politicians and journalists in list of the most hated professions. But one would be unlikely to accuse Camden-born estate agent Oliver McHugh of fitting the unflattering stereotypes often associated with his trade. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why the independent firm that he founded, Oliver’s Town, I snow celebrating 25 successful years, having survived two major recessions to become a mini-empire straddling Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Kentish Town. “It does bother me”, he said of the tendency to bash estate agents “I don’t think (estate agents) deserve the name we’ve got”.
Hampstead Summer Festival, a week- long event in NW3, aiming to raise funds for Keats Community Library and Age UK Camden kicks off this Sunday 30 June.
Come along to Heath Street this Sunday, visit the Big Fair and enjoy the Birds of Prey display sponsored by Oliver’s.
The inaugural Kentish Town Carnival takes place on Sunday 16 June. To mark the occasion Oliver’s Residential main office on Kentish Town Road NW5 will stay open from noon till 2pm.
“The Kentish Town carnival and street party is the culmination of a performing arts and research-based educational project, supported by community orientated folk, performers, publicans, educators, historians, writers and archivists and The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots scheme, which awarded The Thanet Youth and Community Centre £25,000, to provide young people (15-25 years old) with opportunities to engage with the heritage of Kentish Town, an inner city London village with a rich and vibrant past
The parade begins at Queen’s Crescent Library on Queen’s Crescent at 11am and will make its way to the street party on Talacre Road. Music starts on the main stage at midday, with fun and activities throughout the afternoon until 7.30pm.Talacre Park.”
Oliver’s Kentish Town: 189 Kentish Town Road NW5, +44(0)207284 1222, email@example.com