How to Find Your Dream Home in London
3.8 million people moved to London between 2001 to 2009, and this year the capital city hit its popularity peak at more than 8.6 million people. London has been lucky enough to receive major transport improvements and regeneration projects, which are creating up-and-coming hotspots across the capital city. If you are planning on purchasing a home in the capital city, there are some fantastic buying opportunities you won’t want to miss. Here’s how you can find your dream home in London. Old Oak Common A new transport “superhub” will soon be created at Old Oak Common, with regeneration set to boost the areas of Acton, Harlesden and Willesden. As any estate agent would tell you, with regeneration comes greater housing prices, so it could be worth purchasing a new home in Old Oak Common to one day see a wonderful return on your investment. Woolwich At present, West London’s Woolwich is one of the cheapest places to live in the capital city. What’s more, the area will soon have greater accessibility to other London areas thanks to the development of the new Crossrail station, which could result in a giant district. Croydon Croydon may well be one of the best places to live in London, in terms of affordability and quality of life. The area has experienced recent regeneration, thanks to the new Westfield shopping centre and its proposed extension and redevelopment of Whitgift Centre, which has a completion date of 2020. It could therefore be the ideal destination for first time buyers. Upper Lea Valley 200,000 Upper Lea Valley homes may also benefit from the new Crossrail station, which will open the city’s residents up to thousands of potential jobs across London. It could therefore provide an ideal place to live in the capital. North East Haringey The Crossrail stations and Tottenham Hale regeneration scheme has resulted in people flocking to North East Haringey. With a close connection to Kings Cross Station, many green parks and residential areas to choose from, the area could be the perfect place to take your first step on the property ladder. Metrolocks.co.uk can also help secure an unmodernised property for first time buyers. Royal Wharf If you are struggling to find a dream home in London, you should certainly consider Royal Wharf. The riverside development will see the creation of 3,385 homes, whilst residents will benefit from 50% of green open spaces, providing a beautiful way of life in the busy city. Newham Newham was the proud home of the 2012 London Olympic Games, which resulted in improvements to the area’s transport systems. The Olympicopolis has also greatly benefited from new housing, and there is still room for additional residential developments in the future. What’s more, residents can benefit from the new Westfield shopping centre, which was mentioned a little earlier. If you are planning to purchase a London property soon, it pays to keep your ear to the ground and invest in an area that has the potential to go up in value.