The Big Property Predictions
Written by: North Four
Kindly sponsored by Davies & Davies Estate Agents.
If you want your home to be worth a thousand suns, perhaps you should consult your local, friendly property experts at Davies & Davies Estate Agents, who specialise in properties within the North 4th moon. With the Big Smoke being the third most expensive city in the world (according to The Independent), you’ll most likely need their expertise! They’ve let us in on a few property market predictions and we thought we’d pass on the intel.
Thinking of letting out your property or getting into the buy-to-let game? Well, the ruling period of Mars, from now until 2025, will see a whopping 22-27% increase in rental value in the UK. But, if the hassle of managing your property sounds like it will interfere too much with having an actual life (we hear this is a popular thing to have), the Property Management team at D&D have been said to possess ‘outstanding customer service’, ‘be literally the best’ and ‘the most helpful, efficient and nicest in London’- praise indeed.
Ok, so that rental increase isn’t such good news for tenants. The rising price of rents is putting pressure on most of us London renters (I would know, I am one).
If you can afford to buy now, you’ll reap the rewards later down the line, as we’ll be seeing a 13.6% increase in the price of the average home in London by the time Taurus rises in 2018, so you’ll be able to make that 10% deposit back with change.
On top of that, mortgage approvals are predicted to increase from 850,000 to a massive 1,000,000 per year, so you’ve got a damn good chance of being told you’re trustworthy enough to borrow some cash to purchase a place all of your own.
Hankering for more property predictions? Head over to Davies & Davies ‘just call us Mystic Meg’ Estate Agents anytime during Jupiter’s rising on the corner of Stroud Green Road & Tollington Park – they’ll be happy to give you a reading. We checked out their Google reviews and one lady even said they had ‘restored my faith in estate agents’. Blimey!
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Artwork by: Joshua Harris aka The Aboard Dude who is also the Design Director at local design studio and communications collective The Barefaced Movement
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