Our clients were looking for a family home to buy in the Islington, Canonbury or Highbury areas of North London. The wider location has risen in popularity since the turn of the century due to its abundance of attractive period housing stock, the selection of highly regarded schools, and easy access to the City. Quality stock is always low, as good houses are often held in the same ownership for long periods of time. Even though our clients lived in the area and knew it well, they wanted assistance from a professional buying agency to be able to access the best opportunities ahead of the competition, and understand pricing in more detail.
We undertook an extensive search process, over many months, dealing with all the local estate agents and making direct, private approaches to a number of owners of houses on streets we knew our clients were keen on. Finally we struck gold and identified the right house for our clients. We were able to agree the purchase of a stunning Regency family home in Highbury. The semi-detached house measures over 3,200 sq. ft. and benefits from six bedrooms, a 65′ garden and private off-street parking.
We thrive in competitive markets. The pandemic has significantly increased competition for family houses. We were delighted to finalise the purchase of such an attractive property, for below the asking price, which will be an ideal home for our clients for many years to come.
The Client Experience
“We didn’t have a clue how to buy a house. All we heard were horror stories and friends feeling overwhelmed and disappointed by their experience. No one ever told us it was easy and great when they bought their home. I asked a friend who just bought a house what he would have done differently and he said ‘I wish I used Black Brick’. It was the best decision we could have made. Tom and Camilla are experts who had our backs throughout the entire process and made it seamless – not just the transaction but all the parts of the puzzle. We had very specific requirements and Tom spent time making sure we were aligned. They saved us a ton of time, money and we learned so much under their guidance. It was also easy and great.”
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