Posts about "London"

Housing Market Quiet

Published on 17 February 2004 in , , ,

Looking for somewhere to buy is hard work in London. You need a lot of cash for starters. And then you need to find somewhere you like. But at the minute, you're lucky if you can find anything at all.

Perfect home: oh where art though?

Published on 25 January 2004 in , , , , , ,

Next to the computer is the 'no pile' - a pile of paper giving details of a pile of properties. Each has the estate agents description of the place, photograph and dimensions. Stapled to that are some scrawled notes listing my views and opinions of the place. But have we been looking in the wrong place for a place to buy? Or have we been looking in the right place and we're about to get distracted looking in the wrong one? And does this make any sense?

The Great Housing Search

Published on 17 January 2004 in , , ,

I've kind of resisted writing about buying a house, partially because it's depressing, and partially because the cost of housing is all anyone talks about in London. If talking about the weather is the national obsession, talking about property prices is the London one.

Housing Hangups

Published on 18 November 2003 in , ,

Last week was hardly my idea of a relaxing week of work I must confess. Instead of sitting down and relaxing, we spent most of our week walking down road after road in an attempt to find a area where we could buy a house.