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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→

Selling property with online estate agents? 10 reasons not to

Monday 10 July 2017

Selling your property with online estate agents may save you fees, but will it actually jeopardise your sale – and the price? 10 reasons why you should ask  Urban Village to sell your property instead of solely relying on online estate agents 1. We have a live, vetted database of real buyers we are out…Read More→

South London places we love: Loughborough Junction

Wednesday 5 July 2017

A recent article in a London newspaper confirms everything that many locals already know  – Loughborough Junction is now firmly on the property map. “The Junction is worth getting to know,” reported last week’s Evening Standard Homes & Property section. Compared to its “funkier neighbour” of Brixton, “this low-profile location offers home-buyers significantly better value…Read More→

Don’t Miss The 2017 Friends of Ruskin Park Summer fete

Friday 16 June 2017

Picture the scene: a glorious summer’s day, donkeys sauntering by, the jolly toots of an Anglo-Peruvian brass band. Then mix in the enticing smells of Pimms’ and strawberries, candyfloss and craft beers. Welcome to the summer event of the season – South-London style – the Friends of Ruskin Park Summer fete. Where else in London can…Read More→

South London places we love: Peckham

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Oh Peckham, how do we love you? Let us count the ways… There’s all the wonderful restaurants and food shops! And the bars and breweries and buzzing nightlife! The library and pool and parks and markets and shops!  And the properties! Family-ready Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian homes line many streets, alongside new builds and flats…Read More→

Five minutes with Sarah – our newest member of staff

Thursday 23 March 2017

We’re delighted to welcome Sarah Trevett to the Urban Village family. Sarah is a born and bred South Londoner, and has worked locally her entire career. We grabbed five minute with our newest member of staff to ask her a few questions… What inspired you to work in estate agency? I was working as a…Read More→

South London places we love: Camberwell!

Tuesday 14 March 2017

We love Camberwell  In the mid-nineteenth century, Camberwell and Denmark Hill were the go-to destinations for tired Londoners seeking the healing powers of the area’s famous mineral springs. Today, the area is a wonderful mix of busy shopping streets, unique modern and period properties, leafy parks and a growing selection of bars, cafes and restaurants….Read More→