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Newsletter Winter 2013/14

THE SIDCUP PROPERTY NEWS – ONE YEAR OLD Drewery are delighted to report the first anniversary of their property magazine ‘The Sidcup Property News’. In November 2012 the first edition of the magazine was distributed to over 5000 local homes, businesses and shops but by the end of the year, owing to public demand, distribution was increased to nearly 8000 homes as well as a digital version being sent to over 2000 clients. Over the year we have received many positive reviews from both property owners and buyers as well as a large number of Sidcup residents wishing to be kept informed about the local property market. Paul Long, Managing Director of Drewery Property Consultants,

RIGHTMOVE HOUSE PRICE INDEX FOR NOVEMBER 2013

New seller asking prices drop by 2.4% (-£6,181) in line with normal pre-Christmas trend.

Despite the hype, too early for tangible impact from Help to Buy Phase Two. – One in four potential home-movers unaware of Phase Two extensions, some of whom have not heard of Help to Buy at all. – Bubble-preventing Mortgage Market Review bares teeth as estate agents report few Help to Buy mortgage applications have so far been approved. – Flat and terrace listing numbers hold up, a sign of greater choice for first-time buyers. Underlying market recover and building momentum for 2014 highlighted by: – 4% annual growth in asking prices is the highest seen in November since 2007. – Stock per estate agency branch drops to 67 properties from 71 this time last year. – Rightmove traffic since September’s Help to Buy announcement up 30% compared to same period in 2012. Avg. Price Nov 12

The magazine will be developed even further in 2014 and we are sure the residents of Sidcup will continue to see it as a useful tool in keeping up to date with the local property market and what is going on in their community’’. Instruct Drewery to sell or let your property and you could benefit from the success and exposure of The Sidcup Property News magazine. Drewery continue to be at the forefront of marketing ideas for the local property market and are currently the only local estate agent offering this service. For further information on this service please call our Sales or Lettings Team on 020 8300 6761.

PROPERTY OF THE MONTH

Early days of Help to Buy fail to halt usual pre-Christmas fall in new seller asking prices.

commented ‘’The Sidcup Property News has been a great success and is the only local property magazine printed regularly which specifically concentrates on the Sidcup Property Market. The magazine also helps the local community by promoting community news and events in the magazine for free.

Avg. Price Nov 13

Avg. Price Oct 13

Monthly Change

Annual Change

Bexley

£228,856

£241,995

-5.4%

£221,278

3.4%

Bromley

£355,666

£371,143

-4.2%

£351,080

1.3%

As Featured On Front Page … We are pleased to offer to the market this character one bedroom galleried apartment located in the historic Clockhouse of "The Hollies" development. The property has been well presented by its current owner and features character through its large arched windows in the lounge and galleried bedroom on the first floor. The property briefly comprises: Entrance hall, lounge with large arched windows and with an open plan feel through to the kitchen, a modern bathroom and galleried bedroom featuring a roof window to the first floor. Externally there is allocated parking. The property is positioned within the sought after "Hollies" development surrounded by parkland and also offers access to its own private gym complex. ** CHAIN FREE **

The Hollies, Sidcup, DA15 8WN Price: £225,000


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WELLING £379,995 Welling Way, Welling, DA16 2RT

SIDCUP £410,000 Bedford Road, Sidcup, DA15 7JP

Extended 4/5 bed semi det chalet style home. Lounge. Extended dining rm opening onto fitted kitchen. Study/bed 5. G/floor shower room. 4 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. 60’ rear garden. OSP to front. Easy reach of Welling & Falconwood stations, shops, schools and bus routes. http://tinyurl.com/otwp52f (ref 2557).

3 double bedroom period detached house. Tastefully improved by current owner, whilst retaining many period features. 2 receptions. Fitted kitchen. Conservatory. D/s bathroom. 3 double bedrooms. Attached garage. Rear garden with patio area. Easy access to schools, bus routes and stations. Early viewing recommended. http://tinyurl.com/njta348 (ref 2191).

SIDCUP £455,000 Manor Road, Sidcup, DA15 7HT

THE HOLLIES, SIDCUP O.I.R.O. £750,000 Maple Leaf Drive, The Hollies, Sidcup, DA15 8WG

3 bed det house, much improved by the current owner. Located in prime residential location, convenient for Sidcup station. Attractive thru lounge opening onto well tended garden. DG conservatory. Extended fit kitchen. 3 bedrooms. Family bathroom. Attached garage with own driveway. Early viewing recommended. http://tinyurl.com/m5g4l57 (ref 3508).

Spacious 4 bed detached house in sought after "Hollies" development. Short walk to Sidcup station, shops and schools. Galleried dining hall. 21’10 dual aspect lounge. Kit/breakfast room. Utilty rm. Study. 4 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites. Family bathrm. Dble gge. OSP. Rear garden. Ideal family home. http://tinyurl.com/naan697 (ref 3570).

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SIDCUP £249,950 Birkbeck Road, Sidcup, DA14 4DJ

SIDCUP £159,995 Culverton Court, 8 The Park, Sidcup, DA14 6AS

SIDCUP £220,000 Burns Avenue, Sidcup, DA15 9HP

Period 2 bed cottage style house. GCH. DG. 2 receptions. Fitted kitchen. D/stairs bathroom/wc. 2 bedrooms with original fireplaces. 57’ rear garden. Convenient residential position with walking distance to Sidcup station & High Street. Early viewing recommended. (ref 3626).

One bedroom top floor flat, situated in sought after location with easy access to Sidcup High Street, bus routes and station. Gas central heating. Allocated parking. Extended lease. In need of some updating. http://tinyurl.com/ot5bga5 (ref 3615).

2 bed terrace house situated in sought after tree lined avenue. In need of modernisation. Entrance hall. Through Lounge. Kitchen. 2 Bedrooms. Bathroom. Garden to rear. OSP. Garage to rear. Ideal first time buy. http://tinyurl.com/p4symkw (ref 3610).

SIDCUP £162,000 Saxby Apartments, Station Road, Sidcup, DA15 7AP

NEW ELTHAM O.I.E.O £180,000 Avery Hill Road, New Eltham SE9 2BJ

SIDCUP £89,995 Heron House, Lansdown Road, Sidcup, DA14 4EG

Studio apartment in "The Fold" development. Artistic exterior, curved elevations, metallic finishes, expanses of glazing and bright spacious interiors. Close to Sidcup station, bus routes and High Street. The Fold is an extraordinary landmark building whose Avant Garde modern architecture echoes artistic building found in cities such as Barcelona, London & Miami. http://tinyurl.com/crxxujl (ref 3278)

A well presented 2 bedroom first floor flat located within a small block of just 4 flats. Located just a short walk from New Eltham train station, bus routes and shops. Ideal buy to let investment or first time buy. Entrance hall. Lounge. Kitchen. 2 Bedrooms. Bathroom. (ref 3622).

Well presented one bed retirement flat. Lounge. Kitchen. Bedroom. Bathroom. Communal lift, gardens and lounge area. Easy access to local amenities, including Sidcup station and High Street. Early viewing recommended. http://tinyurl.com/bbh9vy3 (ref 1468).

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SIDCUP £799,950 Sandhurst Road, Sidcup, DA15 7HL

Attractive & substantial 5 bed detached house occupying a commanding corner plot. 2 receptions. Kit/breakfast rm. Cnsvtry. Utility room. Master bedroom with en-suite, dressing rm & doors to balcony. 4 further bedrooms, 2 with ensuite. Family bthrm. 90’ rear garden. Integral gge. In/out driveway. DG. GCH. Early viewing recommended. http://tinyurl.com/cb2bfb8 (ref 2173).

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SIDCUP £700 PCM Parish Gate Drive, Sidcup, DA15 8TH

SIDCUP £750 PCM Lewis Road, Sidcup, DA14 4NB

SIDCUP £850 PCM Highview Road, Sidcup, DA14 4EY

BEXLEYHEATH £900 PCM Pelham Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 4LT

One bed first floor purpose built flat in residential location and close to all amenities. SecurIty entry phone system. Electric heating. Lounge. Kitchen with appliances. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Available now. Unfurnished. http://tinyurl.com/bmqft8z (ref 3170).

Spacious 1 bed first floor flat above commercial premises. Popular residential road. Walking distance to both Albany Pakr and Sidcup stations. GCH. DG. New carpets. Lounge. Kitchen with appliances. Double bedroom. Larger than average bathroom/wc. Available end November. http://tinyurl.com/n9sxgbd (ref 3609).

2 bed first floor purpose built flat. Popular residential location close to shops, schools, bus routes and walking distance to Sidcup station. DG. GCH. Lounge. Kitchen. 1 double and 1 single bedroom. Bathroom. Communal gardens. Garage en bloc. Available end of November. http://tinyurl.com/pvukg46 (ref 3616).

Good size 2 bed mid terrace house. Situated in residential road, close to all amenities including shops, schools, bus routes and station. DG. GCH. Lounge. Kitchen. Utility area. 2 bedrooms. Bathroom and WC. Gardens to the front & rear. OSP to the rear of the garden. Available end November.. http://tinyurl.com/6ezfemu (ref 2804).

LANDLORDS

BEXLEY £1,200 PCM Maiden Erlegh Ave, Bexley, DA5 3PE

SIDCUP £1,650 PCM Brindle Gate, Sidcup, DA15 8BU

Recently redecorated & spacious 3 bed town house. Popular residential location close to shops, schools, bus routes and both Bexley Village & Albany Park stations. GCH. DG. New carpets. Cloakroom. Garden room. Lounge. Fitted kitchen/breakfast room. 2 double and 1 single bedroom. Family bathroom/WC. Driveway to front. Small garden to rear. Avail beg of December. http://tinyurl.com/pabyejk (ref 3597).

Spacious 4 bed det house in residential cul-de-sac, close to local amenities including shops, schools and Sidcup station. GCH. DG. Alarm. D/s cloakroom. Lounge. Separate dining room. Conservatory. Kitchen. Master bedroom with ensuite. 2 further double and 1 single bedroom. Family bathroom. Garden. Garage & driveway. Avail now. Unfurnished. http://tinyurl.com/pd89vpl (ref 3621).

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BEXLEY Guide Price ÂŁ500,000

KNOLL ROAD. Deceptively spacious & superbly presented architect designed, Scandinavian style 4 bed link det house Open plan ground floor with kitchen, dining area and lounge. Loggia and conservatory. D/s shower room. 4 double bedrooms. Luxury bathroom. Gardens front & rear. Integral garage & driveway. Earliest viewing recommended. http://tinyurl.com/8wfcncf (ref 3033).

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SIDCUP O.I.R.O. £208,000

SAXBY APARTMENTS. One bedroom, modern third floor apartment in “The Fold” development with parking and own private terrace. Communal lift. Underground parking space. Easy access to Sidcup station, shops and High Street. Floor to ceiling windows. Open plan living area. Designed to maximise space and light. http://tinyurl.com/oa6pgsn (ref 3613).

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Exclusive Homes In Sidcup is a dedicated sales service created to sell exclusive properties towards the higher price end of the property market or properties which may be considered unique. This service aims to offer the highest quality personal service but with the attention to marketing which property of this type often requires. Use our Exclusive Homes service and see your property advertised full page in the Sidcup Property News which is delivered to over 7k local homes.

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Holy Trinity Lamorbey CE Primary School

170 yrs of Christian Education in Sidcup

Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, Kent. DA15 9DB Phone: 020 8300 3613 website: www.htl.bexley.sch.uk Declared ‘Good’ by OFSTED (Nov 2012) We offer a Christian framework to develop pupils confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities (for pupils aged 3-11). We have fantastic resources, which includes a library, computer suite, sports field and modern interactive classroom facilities. A broad and balanced curriculum, including trips and residential visits. Experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, including specialist sports coaches and music teachers. Close and long established links to local Secondary Schools, including both Grammar and High Schools. High academic achievement, but also support for children with special needs. Parents of prospective entrants are welcome to visit the school and can arrange to do so by making an appointment to see the Head Teacher. Open Days for prospective parents to look around the school whilst it is in session will be held on the following dates: Thursday 21 November 2013 at 2.00 pm Thursday 05 December 2013 at 2.00 pm

Building on a strong foundation


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Contact Us Top Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

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The winter months can provide an opportune moment for buyers to focus their property search. For those willing to brave the chill, the winter market can also bring a greater sense of commitment from both sides to complete the sale, as people tend to make life changing decisions in the New Year.

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• First impressions count – the outside of your house is the first thing that potential buyers will see, and in the winter front gardens and paths can look particularly drab. Make sure your front garden is up to scratch by painting any weather-beaten walls and replacing any frost-bitten plants.

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• Run an open house – buyers can often be put off house hunting curing the coldest months, as the prospect of walking the streets looking at properties is not appealing. However, sellers can make this work to their advantage by running well-advertised open-house days during the winter. This will help attract committed and focused buyers, who will be grateful for your offer of a warm drink and a slice of home-made cake. • Keep it warm – it’s simple but important – make sure that your home is well-heated while viewings are taking place. Plus, allow time for the house to warm up. If you know you’re going to be rushing home from work to oversee a viewing, it’s a good idea to set the heating timer so it comes on an hour before the buyer arrives. Buyers will also be interested in how well the heating system works, so if you have a particularly cold room it could be worth ensuring it is better insulated during the winter chill. • Check your lights – another simple tip is to ensure your home is lit well. Buyers will be even more attuned to the mood of the house in winter, and without much sunshine to brighten things up it’s important that you make sure all your bulbs are working to show off your home at its best. Safety conscious buyers may also be impressed by outside lights and security lights, so invest in those if you are able. source: naea.co.uk

Osborne to Allow Bank Of England to Intervene in Help To Buy George Osborne has announced he will be giving the Bank of England new powers allowing them to intervene if the Help to Buy scheme creates a housing boom.

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It is being reported that Chancellor George Osborne is to give the Bank of England powers to intervene in the Government's Help to Buy scheme if there are signs that it is creating a housing boom. In what has been seen as a concession to critics of the mortgage guarantee aspect of the scheme, Mr Osborne will also give the Bank of England the power to recommend that the Government reduces the cap on properties eligible under the scheme – currently set at £600,000.

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The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee will also be able to recommend that the Government increases the fees it charges lenders for the mortgage guarantees.

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The Bank will conduct these “health checks” on the scheme for every year that it runs, starting its first review in September next year.

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Commenting on these changes, the Bank of England has said: “We welcome the opportunity for the FPC to assess each year the effect of the Help to Buy scheme on the sustainable evolution of the housing market and to advise on whether the price cap and fees charged to lenders are appropriate.” source: naea.co.uk

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