Agent Speaks Q&A

How did you start out in property? My aunt has worked for agencies in this area for over twenty years and when I was still at school I would spend the summer holidays working in the Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington offices. My…

Ask the Sales Expert

Head of Sales at Mountgrange Heritage, Michael Wilson answers some common questions posed by vendors.1. Should I redecorate pre-sale?Yes, a fresh coat of paint can make a room feel bigger and brighter, it also demonstrates that your…
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Spring 2013: What are values doing in the village?

The six month long winter may have taken its toll on our emotions but the cold weather did nothing to cool the relentless appetite for prime London property. The first half of this year has seen a surge in transaction levels, helped by clarity…
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Buy to let is about capital growth, not weekly income

The buy to let market in Notting Hill and Kensington is all about nest-egg investment and is fuelled by derisory interest rates on building society savings, reports Tim Harrison.Last year, buy to let lending the UK was £16.4 billion –…

Mountgrange Heritage Market Comment

The first quarter of this year has been fantastically busy; people seem very keen to get moving in 2013. Of the several deals we tied up in the space of a few weeks last month, the majority were below the new stamp duty threshold of 7% which…
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A week in the life of Chloe Leefe, Associate Director, Mountgrange Heritage

Mondays may not be Bob Geldof's favourite day but they are always mine. My colleague Julia and I had four offers after a busy weekend of viewings. Three of these offers have been accepted by very satisfied vendors and with back to back viewings…
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Autumn 2012: What are values doing in the village?

What a summer we've had. The grey skies overhead during May, June and July extended to the local property market which seemed to suffer and falter, mostly due to over-ambitious pricing and the nervousness in the global economy about the future…

In their own words - Alex Verbeek and David Clifton, Associate Directors, Residential Development

The more unpalatable side of Estate Agency has often involved property developers with many a deal struck in a smoky pub. Whilst cigarettes may have been banned from public places, property developers remain omnipresent, albeit in the shadows,…
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Autumn-Winter 2011: What are values doing in the village?

Along with the 'Indian Summer' came a revival in the sales market after the August lull. We anticipate that the next quarter will be quite telling; we will know fairly quickly whether or not the global financial crisis will impact on the property…

Agent Focus

Company profile Mountgrange Heritage is an estate agent with a difference; we are owned by the people who run the company day to day. When we say that each client is treated as an individual, we really mean it.Typical properties We don't…