Property Research, Due Diligence and Hotspots

Brett Alegre-Wood lends a hand to a University Student with his assignment about Woolwich SE18 Investment.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2017 3:59:28 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Besides recording videos about property, one of the regular things, our Chairman Brett does, is provide comments to journalists, helps authors get their books out, and uni students with their assignments. Here's his latest Q&A about Woolwich investment and the changes that he's seen over the past 8 years of selling there.


1.Do you think Woolwich Arsenal is a hotspot for investment?

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Uxbridge Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 3:15:32 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A well-connected business and sporting hub

Uxbridge, located in the west of London, has a rich history as a commercial centre. Starting as a market town, it quickly became the centre for London's flour production, before transitioning into the modern market hub it is today.

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As London prices ripple out, Stanmore property catches a wave

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2016 11:43:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Attractive and affluent with strong investment potential

Stanmore, in the London Borough of Harrow, is one of those locations that beg you to live there: affluent, leafy, suburban. Surrounded by green spaces and conservation areas, and with an understated high street that is home to an eclectic choice of boutique-style shops, restaurants and cafés, Stanmore property is attractive for all the right reasons. And though in Zone 5, commuters are only 48 minutes to Canary Wharf and 37 minutes to Waterloo. But this is only part of what makes it so exciting for property investors.

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Orpington property: a home run for investors, buyers, and renters

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Rent, rent-to-let, buy, or buy-to-rent: all options are open in Orpington

With property prices in London seemingly at a plateau, house buyers and property investors are looking elsewhere for opportunity. We think that opportunity is Orpington property.

It’s a place that is within easy reach of work and play, and saves homeowners (and renters) a small fortune in housing costs. That fortune translates into big savings even when travel costs are included. Even better, Orpington is benefitting from an unprecedented level of regeneration.

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Dagenham Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2015 10:10:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

The driving force behind the Ford Motor Company

Dagenham has formed part of Greater London since 1965 and is predominantly residential, with some areas of industrial activity, including the Ford Motor Company.The southern part of Dagenham is adjacent to the River Thames and forms part of the London Riverside section of the Thames Gateway redevelopment area which is undergoing large-scale regeneration.

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Clapham Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2015 12:30:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

A symbol of urban gentrification 

In the early 20th century Clapham was considered an ordinary, working class commuter suburb. ‘The man on the Clapham omnibus’ was once a synonym for the common man on the street. By 1980 Clapham had become something of a poster child for urban gentrification and continues to  see significant growth in its upper classes as its reputation as a more affordable alternative to central London has grown. Many buyers in recent years have been from prime central London locations such as Kensington and Chelsea looking for better value per sq ft on property.

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Haringey Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2015 10:22:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Affluent, entrepreneurial & on the up

Situated in north London, Haringey borough covers an area of more than 11 square miles. It includes Crouch End, Finsbury Park, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Northumberland Park, Seven Sisters, Tottenham, Wood Green and more. Some familiar local landmarks include Alexandra Palace, Bruce Castle, Jacksons Lane Highpoint I and II and Tottenham Hotspur FC. S

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Hammersmith and Fulham Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2015 10:05:00 AM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

House prices increased by 16.9% in 2014

The borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is situated in west London. It incorporates Brook Green, College Park, East Acton, Fulham, Hammersmith, Old Oak Common, Parsons Green, Sands End, Shepherd’s Bush, Walham Green, West Kensington, White City, as well as some parts of East Chiswick, North Chiswick and Kensal Green. 

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Hackney Property Investment Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2015 3:18:00 PM / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Continued investment & regeneration mean house prices keep on rising

Hackney borough’s population in June 2013 was 257,379. Despite being the third most densely populated borough in London, it is also inner London’s greenest borough. There are 62 parks and open spaces, covering 815 acres with seven parks achieving Green Flag status.

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