Sunsets and skyscrapers – the value of stunning views in the London property market – DOCKLEYS

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Sunsets and skyscrapers – the value of stunning views in the London property market

Sunsets and skyscrapers – the value of stunning views in the London property market

One of the reasons I love being an estate agent in East London is that I get to look round so many properties with incredible views. I shot a video of Docklands at sunset which you can watch at the end of this blog – it’s such a privilege to visit developments like the one I filmed from.  Much of the new build property in East London is in high quality tall buildings, meaning that many of the flats and apartments benefit from stunning vistas across the Thames and Docklands.

How views affect London house prices

As a general rule, in new build properties the higher the floor number, the higher the price of the apartment. Many buyers feel this is excellent value for money and are happy to invest more in a property that looks out over the River Thames, or one of London’s landmarks. Better yet, these views change with the seasons and the weather, allowing residents to enjoy London’s incredible sunsets, skyscrapers against pure blue sky, and the best of the capital’s thunderstorms! No wonder we never get tired of looking out across London.

Make the most of your view when you’re selling a property in East London

When you’re preparing to sell an apartment on the forty-something-th floor, it’s important to make the most of view – it will probably be one of the property’s key selling points. Position the furniture away from the windows to maximise the impact of the panorama, and make sure your floor-to-ceiling windows are perfectly clean, inside and out.

A stunning view through a large window definitely provides the “wow” factor, so make sure you make the most of it!

Buying London property off-plan

At risk of stating the obvious, if you’re hoping to buy a property off-plan, you won’t be able to visit it until you move in. It’s important to remember that the view from the show apartment is unlikely to be the same as the view your own apartment will have, so check which way your property will face and how your view will be affected by the floor number.

Buying, selling and renting property in East London

Dockleys is a Shoreditch-based estate agency and all our team are experts at selling property in East London (we particularly love it when there’s a stunning view!). To find out how we can help you sell your house or apartment in E14, E1 or any of the East London postcodes, just give me, Adam Dockley, a call today on 020 3633 4440.

PS – check out my video of the Canary Wharf panorama…

Check out the view!! Could you live somewhere that gives you this view every evening?? your dream property is only an email away! #london #buyme #homeinthesky #spectacularviews #canarywharf #eastlondon #property #homes #newhomes #newbuild #ballymore

Posted by Dockleys on Tuesday, 10 October 2017


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