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eSale are setting new standards for estate agents in London. With our low fees, our all inclusive packages and our no nonsense approach to selling property, its easy to see why many home owners are choosing us to sell their property. Take a look at our packages and prices to see how much you could save.

Our online estate agency service includes everything you need to sell your house, from professional photographs and floor plans to comprehensive advertising on all of the major websites including Rightmove, Primelocation and Zoopla.

Whether you live in Wembley, Chigwell, Finchley, Stepney or all points in between, esale cover the whole of London and will get your house on the market sooner and save you money.

Ask us for a free online property valuation here for your house or flat and receive a personalised appraisal and suggested marketing price by email.

LET’S MOVE TO – LONDON

You would have to have been living on another planet not to know London property is expensive, with prices outstripping the rest of the UK by a considerable margin. Indeed, a recent survey suggested, if things continue as they are, the only people who will be able to afford to buy a home in the capital are those who already own one (www.propertywire.com/news/europe/london-mortgage)

When the average home is estimated to cost 16 times the average salary and it’s reported most Londoners would need a pay rise of 200% to afford it, it’s hardly surprising the only ones who seem to be snapping up property at the moment are buy-to-let landlords and overseas investors.

But the fact remains, if you have the funds available or perhaps a nest egg to fall back on, a home in the suburbs is likely to prove a sound investment. Even if the so-called property bubble bursts, experience has shown London enjoys a degree of insulation against the boom-and-bust nature of the UK economy and, as long as you’re not buying with a view to making a quick profit, bricks and mortar will see you right.

Okay, so Kensington and Chelsea are probably beyond the reach of all but the mega-rich and Camden and Islington will probably remain the haunts of pop stars and TV celebs. First-time buyers are more than likely going to have to make a significant withdrawal from the bank of Mum and Dad or win the Lottery just to get a foothold on the property ladder here.

But, if you’re willing to be patient, do your homework – and no doubt some legwork too – there are still some homes in places like Barking and Dagenham, Croydon and Havering, Edmonton or Wembley which may be within reach, especially if you already have a home to sell yourself. Of course, properties in the £200 to £300k price bracket won’t be palatial. They’re more likely to be small two-bed maisonettes – probably in need of some work – or newer apartments. But moving to London isn’t impossible. Indeed, once you decide on your budget, research on the property portals will quickly reveal a staggering amount of choice.

Our advice? Well it’s simple really: Don’t rush. Do your homework. Don’t be swayed by hard-sell tactics. If it feels wrong for any reason, don’t do it. Like buses in the capital, there will be another one very soon… And, once you’ve done it, don’t look back. The property market is volatile no matter where you choose to live and – it doesn’t matter of it’s Dulwich or Darlington – someone will always tell you they got a better deal.

If you do buy, the important thing to remember is that you’re now on the merry-go-round. Enjoy the ride – the theatres, the shows, the sights on your doorstep, the vibrancy and the buzz of living in one of the world’s most exciting cities – and remember getting off is far easier than getting on.

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