Battersea Power Station development Phase Three plans revealed

Surrey Comet: WANDS GREEN Vision for next stage of Power Station development unveiled

12:45pm Monday 7th April 2014

Key to the project is designs for The Electric Boulevard, a trendy high street that will serve as the main gateway to the area.

'Bonkers' house prices up 17 per cent in Kingston

Surrey Comet: House prices rise £65 a day

2:30pm Friday 4th April 2014

According to property website Rightmove, the average Kingston home now costs £774,562 – up 4.5 per cent from last month and a staggering 17 per cent from last March.

Expansion of unpopular homeless hostel in Colliers Wood approved

Surrey Comet: The hostel in Wilton Road with the chapel visible on the left

5:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Expansion of unpopular homeless hostel in Colliers Wood approved

New terraced homes to be built in Florence Road, Wimbledon

Surrey Comet: Florence Road where the homes will be built. Picture: Google maps

5:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

New terraced homes to be built in Florence Road, Wimbledon after planning permission was granted.

New 12 storey tower block to be built in Colliers Wood near Brown and Root tower

Surrey Comet: The Brown and Root tower near to the proposed new tower block

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

New 12 storey tower block will be built in Colliers Wood near the Brown and Root tower

Would you live here? Red and black cube house opens to the public

Surrey Comet: Innovative: The Y:Cube housing for Mitcham

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

YMCA Y:Cube house to be open to the public in Wimbledon

Council crack down on new basement house extensions

Surrey Comet: 44 Kenilworth Avenue

5:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Tighter rules on basement excavations introduced by the planning authority are clamping down on the "digdown" trend.

London homes sell 'in under three weeks' for full asking price

Surrey Comet: webpix homes property

6:37am Monday 31st March 2014

House sellers are achieving 96.2 per cent of their asking price typically, marking the highest proportion seen in a decade as buyers chase a scarce supply of homes.

Top 20 turn-offs for buyers

Surrey Comet: Sealed bids used to find serious buyers

3:54pm Friday 28th March 2014

1) Damp patches, stained areas 70 per cent

Inheritance woes

Surrey Comet: Looking ahead in 2014

3:46pm Friday 28th March 2014

Affluent residents in the south east could face unexpected tax bills on their estate because they have no awareness of the inheritance tax threshold.

Rise in sales at asking price

Surrey Comet: Looking for best return for savers

3:42pm Friday 28th March 2014

The number of properties that sold for above or at the original asking price so far in 2014 has increased markedly since 2013, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Report highlights savings concerns

Surrey Comet: Report highlights savings concerns

3:38pm Friday 28th March 2014

Around half of south east residents don’t have ‘emergency fund’ of at least three month’s salary.

Credit rating holds the key

Surrey Comet: Credit rating holds the key

3:31pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Check your credit rating if you want to take advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

One is not amused by huge energy bills

Surrey Comet: One is not amused  by huge energy bills

3:26pm Thursday 6th February 2014

With news that the Royal household is struggling to make ends meet, Gocompare.com has worked out that the British monarchy could save nearly £50,000 of taxpayers’ money if they switched energy providers for Buckingham Palace alone.

House sales reach six year high

Surrey Comet: House sales reach six year high

10:54am Thursday 30th January 2014

House sales are at their highest level in almost six years according to the latest market report.

Why nasty smells can be a real deal breaker

Surrey Comet: Why nasty smells can be a real deal breaker

10:50am Thursday 30th January 2014

Clean windows, garden lights and having a warm home can all help you sell your property.

Breaking up is less hard to do

Surrey Comet: Breaking up is less hard to do

10:43am Thursday 30th January 2014

January is apparently the month when many couples resolve to start a new life – apart.

Looking for best return for savers

Surrey Comet: Looking for best return for savers

10:38am Thursday 30th January 2014

Fifty per cent of over 50s consider either buy-to-let or buy-to-sell property as the most attractive investment option when planning their family’s financial security – ahead of shares, equities, antiques or any other type of investment.

House prices could rise by 11 per cent

Surrey Comet: House prices could rise by 11 per cent

10:33am Thursday 30th January 2014

London house prices could rise by 11 per cent in 2014. That’s according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which says that increasing demand from would-be buyers coupled with a sluggish supply of homes coming onto the market is pushing up prices.

New homes launched

Surrey Comet: One of the houses at the Oakgrove development

5:06pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

With just one property remaining in the first phase of Oakgrove, Berkeley’s exclusive development in Caterham-on-the-Hill, it’s clear there is huge demand for great family homes in enviable locations.

Angela Bell is our lucky winner

Surrey Comet: Mrs Bell collecting her prize hamper.

1:29pm Friday 3rd January 2014

2014 got off to a good start for Angela Bell from Banstead. Mrs Bell was the lucky winner of the Epsom Guardian’s Win a Hamper competition.

Final homes go on sale

Surrey Comet: Chaucer Court.

10:49am Thursday 2nd January 2014

The very last homes have gone on the market at Noble Park, Epsom, setting the clock ticking for homeowners who want a town and country lifestyle with a contemporary twist.

Rise in those content to rent

Surrey Comet: Rise in those content to rent

10:38am Thursday 2nd January 2014

Ian Potter, managing director of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) claims strong demand will be matched by improved choice in 2014 making for a dynamic rental market.

Looking ahead in 2014

Surrey Comet: Looking ahead in 2014

10:32am Thursday 2nd January 2014

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has given its predictions for the UK property market over the next 12 months.

Noble Park proves a good buy

Surrey Comet: Noble Park proves a good buy

10:28am Thursday 2nd January 2014

Property investor Matt Baker, 35, believes there is plenty of investment potential at Crest Nicholson’s Noble Park development in Epsom.

Sealed bids used to find serious buyers

Surrey Comet: Sealed bids used to find serious buyers

10:15am Thursday 2nd January 2014

Some sellers are now asking for sealed bids in order to get the best price for their property from serious buyers with the necessary paperwork in place.

Loving life in Kingston

Surrey Comet: The Letts' home in Park Road is on the market with Hamptons International. Call 020 8546 9944.

3:46pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Kingston is the place to be as far as Anoushka Lett is concerned.

Hamper of goodies for Mano

Surrey Comet: Left to right: Goodfellows lettings negotiator Aimee Wright, landlord Mano Sivanesan and lettings manager Donna Stroud.

11:21am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Landlord Mano Sivanesan came up trumps when she instructed Goodfellows in Cheam to let one of her properties.

Where modern living meets living history

Surrey Comet: Montague Mews

11:39am Tuesday 26th November 2013

The latest phase of new homes at The Royal Military Academy in Woolwich has just been announced.

Kingswood is the place to be

Surrey Comet: The lounge in one of the homes at The Grange, Kingswood.

2:03pm Friday 22nd November 2013

The local housing market is buoyant with families keen to move up the ladder to larger homes.

Couples lead sales march

Surrey Comet: Couples lead sales march

12:52pm Friday 22nd November 2013

October saw a big rise in the number of people looking to buy a home. That’s according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) which has just issued its report for the month showing that there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of househunters looking to buy.

Harry Potter prize is magic

Surrey Comet: TheoTheo receiving his prize from Ryan Williams, sales negotiator with Goodfellows.

12:40pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Theo Chandler, six, showed he had a head for figures after correctly counting the number of fireworks in the office window of Goodfellows Estate Agents in Carshalton Beeches.

Sales surge at Fountain Mews, Handcross

12:32pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Interest and sales show no sign of slowing at the new homes development Fountain Mews in Handcross, says award-winning estate agent Connells, after the first completion at the exciting new development took place this autumn.

The heroine of Dunkirk returns to Gillingham

Surrey Comet: Day trippers enjoying a day out on The Medway Queen in the ship's heyday.

10:29am Friday 22nd November 2013

The Medway Queen, dubbed the Heroine of Dunkirk during the Second World War, received a hero’s welcome when she returned to Gillingham Pier last week.

Historic moment as time capsule buried

Surrey Comet: Pupils from Clifton Hill School and Hillcroft School at the time capsule event

9:43am Friday 8th November 2013

Over 90 people attended a moment in history on Wednesday, November 6, at Oakgrove, Berkeley’s development in Caterham, where a time capsule was buried.

Finding the upside to downsizing your home

10:35am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Just under a quarter (24 per cent) of home buyers are choosing to downsize by purchasing a smaller property than the one they already live in, according to recent figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Transform your kitchen into a hot hub of the home

Surrey Comet: It doesn’t have to cost a small fortune to give your kitchen a makeover. Simply by replacing door fronts, worktops and floor can breathe new life into a tired-looking kitchen

10:33am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Replacing your home’s kitchen can seem a costly, lengthy and disruptive process.

New state-of-the-art offices

Surrey Comet: Joanne Hughes

10:45am Monday 9th September 2013

Mann Countrywide, which has been established for more than 120 years, has just brought its Sutton branch in the High Street bang-up-to-date with a new look.

Demand goes up for larger family homes

10:38am Monday 9th September 2013

Twenty years ago, many of us would have mocked the idea of different generations living under one roof like the Ewings in the TV series Dallas.

More homes needed for first time buyers

10:35am Monday 9th September 2013

As the local property market shows clear signs of recovery estate agents say the only problem may be a lack of sufficient homes coming up for sale to meet demand.

Talk to the experts before you buy to let

10:28am Monday 9th September 2013

With buy-to-let mortgage lending hitting the highest level in five years, landlords entering the industry for the first time are being advised to do their homework.

New kitchens still top our wish list of improvements

Surrey Comet: New kitchens still top our wish list of improvements

10:23am Monday 9th September 2013

Upgrading kitchens still dominates the list of the most popular improvement you can make to a home.

Help to Buy to be rolled out to existing property

10:19am Monday 9th September 2013

The news that the government backed Help to Buy scheme will be extended to buyers of existing homes has been welcomed by local estate agents.

Housing market boost continues

8:23am Monday 9th September 2013

Britain’s resurgent property sector is enjoying its best market conditions for six years as the housing revival gathers pace, according to a report.

Pundits revise property prices upwards

2:48pm Thursday 25th July 2013

At the start of the year, housing market experts generally agreed that any increase in prices across the country would reach two per cent at most.

New flats are a real find

Surrey Comet: Annabella with her daughter Alabama

11:59am Thursday 11th July 2013

Primary school assistant Annabella Auletta swapped London life to rent a new flat in Epsom – and she loves it.

Why spare rooms can be a waste of space

Surrey Comet: You should get 100 per cent use out of your home says TV property expert Kirsty Allsopp

11:43am Thursday 11th July 2013

More than half of us has at least one unloved room in our home. And, according to a new study by home improvement store B&Q, the spare bedroom is the most neglected space, with more than a third (37 per cent) admitting it is in need of attention.

Couple home in on Noble Park, Epsom

Surrey Comet: Mary Johnson and Domnic Zammit in one of the apartments at Noble Park

11:23am Thursday 11th July 2013

Big windows, plenty of character and the government-backed NewBuy scheme were all factors in winning over engaged couple Dominic Zammit, 23 and Mary Johnson, 25, to buy an apartment at Noble Park, Epsom.

Surge in sales

Surrey Comet: Surge in sales

10:57am Thursday 11th July 2013

The number of homes sold in the UK during the past three months reached its highest level since January 2010 as buyers across the country began to return to the market, says a new survey.

Founder of Richmond company named new president of ARLA

Surrey Comet: Susan Fitz-Gibbon

1:04pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

Susan Fitz-Gibbon, who founded leading Richmond-based Fitz-Gibbon, has been named of the new president of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).






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