Blog

Five reasons why it’s time to buy property now

Tuesday 14 November 2017

  Rightmove has just released its House Price Index and it makes for very interesting reading. It gives a national picture of house prices over the last few months and what’s been going on in the property market. The bottom line is that in a tougher market, sellers cannot afford to be over optimistic, which…Read More→

Everything you need to know about the property market

Tuesday 31 October 2017

 What is actually going on in the property market? Are prices going up or staying put? And what does it all mean for you? If these questions are niggling away at you, you have come to the right place. We at Urban Village Homes are hosting a coffee morning to shed some light on the…Read More→

Good grafitti versus bad – what it means for your area

Friday 20 October 2017

Good grafitti and urban art murals can boost an area, giving it an individual stamp of identity and allowing for a little artistic freedom of expression. Bad grafitti blights a neighbourhood, attracting even more ugly scribbles, vandalism and anti-social behaviour. So for the exciting news: we have just been given permission to change this ugly…Read More→

Sell your house with us and we’ll improve your air space

Friday 20 October 2017

Suzanne, founder of Urban Village Homes, donates to Trees for Cities in Ruskin Park

Did you know that trees in urban environments not only improve the air quality and encourage the birds and bees, but also help to reduce stress, prevent illness and boost mental health? We love to make a positive impact on our environment, which  is why Urban Village Homes has teamed up with Trees for Cities so that…Read More→

Why property is hot in Camberwell

Friday 6 October 2017

Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Withnail and I put the spotlight on Camberwell? Then the area was synonymous with bedsits, squats, run down old boozers and, of course, the Camberwell carrot, from the infamous 1987 film. Now it’s more often associated with hipster coffee shops, gastro pubs and the finest sourdough available to humanity,…Read More→

Five reasons why online estate agents lose you money

Saturday 30 September 2017

It’s a tough market, let’s face it. House prices are falling for the first time in eight years, according to Nationwide, and the Brexit effect is not helping matters. Which is why it’s never been more important to make the right decision when it comes to selling your home and not rely on online estate…Read More→

How to choose a good estate agent to sell your property

Monday 7 August 2017

What makes a good estate agent? No laughing at the back…! We’ve all heard of the tales of woe of wheeler dealers, the shiny suits and slicked back hair, the ‘all talk and no trousers’ approach… but there are a few of us around who genuinely want to succeed in a difficult market and get…Read More→

Plans for new Camberwell Boxpark

Monday 7 August 2017

Foodies and bearded hipsters rejoice. Exciting plans for a new shopping and dining district – a ‘Camberwell Boxpark’ made from shipping containers are being put forward in this corner of South East London.     Rolfe Judd, the planning firm behind the proposal for this Camberwell Boxpark- style attraction, has likened ‘Camberwell Yards’ to the fashionable Boxparks…Read More→

The top 10 ways to add value to your property

Friday 14 July 2017

Want to add value to your home? One of the best ways to boost its potential, if roof space allows, is to convert your loft. Highly versatile, this space can be put to use as an extra bedroom or two, an extra bathroom or en suite, hobbies’ room, child’s room or office space. As a…Read More→

Are you a Yuppie or a Muppie?

Friday 14 July 2017

Think back to the Yuppie era of the 1980’s, when ‘Loadsamoney’ was the catchphrase, brought to life by a much younger Harry Enfield. Yuppies were iconic and memorable in so many ways: phones the size of bricks, big ties, slicked back hair, grey pinstripe suits, the liquid lunch. Gordon Gecko, of Wall Street fame, a…Read More→