News The desirability of green space...

Published by Lewis on 19th June, 2017

Research in a straw poll of estate agents found that in London, a garden could add £90,000 of value to a home. The 'garden premium' is very real in the country's capital, as of course we know that there are areas of London in which finding green space is a challenge, let alone a garden!
The importance of a garden has seen developers start to get creative, with rooftop gardening and allotments becoming part of housing plans. Particularly in summer, a garden is likely to be even more important to buyers. Not only are personal gardens important, but having parks, green spaces and such can be a strong attracting feature.
When you think that less than an hour's journey away, you find the city with the most green space per capita in the whole of the UK, it's easy to see why Peterborough is one of the faster growing areas. Not only is the area an “Environment City” surrounded by parkland, nature reserves and wildlife sites, but your money will stretch much further than in London.
For the price of a fairly typical London flat, there's really very little comparison in what can be bought in Peterborough, and this is worth investigating for young families as the short commute could mean the difference between living in a rather small and cramped space and living in a detached home with front and back garden. If you're looking at property in London, it's certainly worth thinking outside the city and applying your budget in certain areas to see what your pounds will get you.
In fact, 4 bedroom homes with gardens can be found on our books today for around £300,000, so this isn't just theoretical speculation. Not only could a better home be in reach within Peterborough, but the financial pressures that come with funding a London property purchase are likely to be greatly reduced.
Whatever your circumstances, make the Smart Move with us and come chat about the possibility of living in Peterborough!
Research in a straw poll of estate agents found that in London, a garden could add £90,000 of value to a home. The 'garden premium' is very real in the country's capital, as of course we know that there are areas of London in which finding green space is a challenge, let alone a garden!
The importance of a garden has seen developers start to get creative, with rooftop gardening and allotments becoming part of housing plans. Particularly in summer, a garden is likely to be even more important to buyers. Not only are personal gardens important, but having parks, green spaces and such can be a strong attracting feature.
When you think that less than an hour's journey away, you find the city with the most green space per capita in the whole of the UK, it's easy to see why Peterborough is one of the faster growing areas. Not only is the area an “Environment City” surrounded by parkland, nature reserves and wildlife sites, but your money will stretch much further than in London.
For the price of a fairly typical London flat, there's really very little comparison in what can be bought in Peterborough, and this is worth investigating for young families as the short commute could mean the difference between living in a rather small and cramped space and living in a detached home with front and back garden. If you're looking at property in London, it's certainly worth thinking outside the city and applying your budget in certain areas to see what your pounds will get you.
In fact, 4 bedroom homes with gardens can be found on our books today for around £300,000, so this isn't just theoretical speculation. Not only could a better home be in reach within Peterborough, but the financial pressures that come with funding a London property purchase are likely to be greatly reduced.
Whatever your circumstances, make the Smart Move with us and come chat about the possibility of living in Peterborough!