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Stumped by stamp duty? We can help

Friday 9 February 2018

Nearly two years ago, the additional 3% rate of stamp duty came into force on second homes, but we are finding that buyers are still unsure of whether it applies to them. They are not the only ones who are confused. In a recent story in the Money section of The Sunday Times, they uncovered …Read More→

Has your property had its time on the market?

Friday 2 February 2018

You’re on the hunt for your next home and the latest house to come to market catches your eye on the property portals. It’s been listed for two days. It’s shiny and new.  But see a house posted online for months on end and you disregard it.  Has it outstayed its time on the market?…Read More→

We’re part of the best property club in the business

Tuesday 30 January 2018

You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. Which is why we at Urban Village have teamed up with just the right sort: The Guild of Property Professionals. No slick haired, wheeler dealer types here. Every member is Trading Standards approved, qualified, knowledgeable and well trained. They have been vetted…Read More→

Why home staging makes you money

Thursday 14 December 2017

First impressions count. It takes a minute for a buyer to make their mind up to purchase a property so getting the look right as soon as they walk through the door is crucial, especially in today’s cooler market. Which is why we’re offering new clients a free home staging consultation, through the brilliant professional…Read More→

6 things to know about London house prices today

Monday 11 December 2017

homes stacked on pound

London house prices: going up, going down or staying flat? What does it all mean? The latest report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is here to help make some sense of it. Along with the latest research from Rightmove. Here’s 6 things you need to know about London house prices today:  …Read More→

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. Exciting News So for the exciting news: we have just been given permission to change…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

Trees for Cities 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…Read More→

Why property is hot in Camberwell

Friday 6 October 2017

Property in Camberwell Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Withnail and I put the spotlight on property in  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…Read More→