A quick guide to buying property in South-West London

Wimbledon may be best known for its annual tennis tournament, but SW19 and other parts of south-west London are property hot spots. Here’s why…

Looking to live in south-west London? Want to be part of the big city but enjoy all the trimmings of a village lifestyle? Wimbledon – where town meets country – might be just the place for you.

Why look at property for sale in Wimbledon? It’s no wonder that more and more home hunters are turning their attention to this well established and fashionable part of London. Home to the world-famous Lawn Tennis Championships and the capital’s largest Common, Wimbledon is a thriving area with a rich heritage dating back to the Iron Ages. Yet despite its charming, almost rural atmosphere, it is just seven miles from central London.

Great transport links, superb shopping facilities and excellent local schools attract a diverse and cosmopolitan mix of residents to Wimbledon. Affluent families and young professionals prefer Wimbledon Village, which boasts a superb selection of boutiques and restaurants catering for the most sophisticated tastes.

Meanwhile, the town – which has access to the District Line, overground rail services to Waterloo and Surrey plus a modern tram service to Croydon and the fringes of Kent – has a wide range of high street brands in the Centre Court Shopping Centre, a wide choice of restaurants plus two theatres and two cinemas.

Property in Wimbledon

When looking to buy property in the area you might want to keep in mind the wide variation in prices between the more sought-after areas, such as Wimbledon Village, and the largely Victorian and Edwardian streets around Wimbledon town centre.

In recent years a number of modern apartment blocks have also appeared in the town, all offering ideal opportunities for investors and first-time buyers.

Decisions about any such purchase are likely to take a keen business head. But they are also likely to benefit from the kind of intimate, up to date knowledge and information provided by a local estate agent.

A locally-based independent agent, of course, has special expertise in and experience of the property market. Many not only deliver a personal service that focuses on establishing exactly what it is you are looking for and focuses, they can pinpoint those properties that are currently for sale – or may soon be on the market. With a local estate agent, therefore, you may be staying one step ahead of the game by receiving early notice of upcoming deals.

With a local agent, the well-worn adage of location, location, location becomes crystal clear. It is an estate agent with specialist local knowledge who is most likely to tell you where the best shops are, the schools to which everyone wishes to send their children, the clubs in which anyone who is anyone will want to join and the best places for that Sunday afternoon walk.

Why leave it all up to your own guess work, therefore, when there is an experienced professional already working in your chosen patch of London to do the work for you? Click here to see how this Battersea estate agent helps buyers in this part of south-west London.







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