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Can I Move House And Keep The Same Mortgage?
14 Sep 20

If you’ve got a mortgage with a low interest rate, and a manageable monthly repayment, you are probably wondering, “Can I move house and keep the same mortgage?”. The short answer is yes, in some cases it is possible to take your mortgage with you wh...

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The True Cost of Buying a Property in London
9 Sep 20

Living in shared rental accommodation can be pretty hard work at the best of times, but the recent lockdown and the surge in working from home has made it even more of a challenge. If you’re getting fed up with the noise and disruption of trying to w...

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Save on property for sale in South London
7 Sep 20

We've taken a look at property that could see you save on Stamp Duty* in the North, East and West; so now its time to turn our attention to the South. If the South is where you could see yourself living then take a scroll through the properties below...

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Best Yields in London This September
4 Sep 20

The Indian Summer is upon us, with temperatures set to reach 28 degrees by Monday it looks like we are getting one final hot weekend in this particularly unusual summer. In reference to the hotting up of the weather, we have turned our attention to c...

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Properties For Sale In North London
24 Aug 20

If you're interested in taking advantage of the stamp duty break in North London, then take a look at the list of properties we've compiled below.

1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | St. John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V

£450,000 (Leasehold)

Click here for more de...

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How COVID-19 is Altering the Way We Invest in Property
22 Aug 20

The property market evolving is nothing new, the pandemic just poses new circumstances for us to adjust to. 

The truth of the matter is that over the years, buildings have been repurposed to meet demand. Yesteryear's dockland warehouses became luxury ...

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Sales Market Activity And Up And Coming Areas In London
21 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...

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House Price Rises and Up And Coming Areas In London
14 Aug 20

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property purchase price, there were predictions of a boom in property sales and a sudden surge in enquiries. But, well before that announcement, London had seen its...

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Why You Should Be Looking To Buy In East London
10 Aug 20

Last time we took a look at properties in West London, this week we turn our attention to properties in East London that you could save on stamp duty costs when purchasing. 

If you're interested in any of the properties below, contact one of our offic...

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22 Jul 20

After Boris made the announcement of the stamp duty holiday we've noticed a surge in interest so we thought we'd make it easy for you and compile a list of our top properties where you could pay absolutely no stamp duty* . We've focused our attention...

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What Do I Have To Leave When I Sell My House?
7 Jul 20

It’s a question we hear time and time again from sellers, “What do I have to leave when I sell my house?”

When selling your property, it can be challenging trying to decide what you should and should not leave behind for the new owner. There are no l...

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What does under offer mean? A glossary of buying and selling terms
29 Jun 20

The property market is full of jargon that may be unfamiliar to many buyers and sellers. Here’s a useful glossary to help you understand important buying and selling terms.

  • Advance – money provided by a lender to a buyer to secure a property.
  • Annual Pe...

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Navigating the London Property Market in 2020
28 May 20

With the lockdown extended (for now) and property sales in many parts of the UK on-hold, lots of us have questions. When will conveyancers and agents reopen their offices? When will viewings start again, so surveyors can go back to work and people ca...

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How Coronavirus Could Impact The Property Market
2 Apr 20

In recent months, the London property market has seen a lot of growth. With the general election results in December 2019 providing more political certainty, the market built up momentum and saw a rise in property prices in what has been coined the “...

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Home Renovation Ideas To Add Value And Appeal
18 Mar 20

Renovating your property, whether you’re a homeowner or landlord, can add value to your property and even boost its appeal for tenants and buyers. It’s important to be aware of what prospective buyers and tenants are looking for and are willing to pa...

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Spicer Hall - Property of The Week
19 Feb 20

You may have previously seen Spicer Hall listed with us for rent, but now this award-winning home is on the market with Portico for you to own almost exactly as you see it - that's right, the owner is leaving items of furniture in the home so it is r...

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How to Let or Sell Your Home Quickly
5 Feb 20

The weather is a little grey and miserable – and for hopeful sellers and landlords, winter’s cold can lead to a corresponding chill in leads. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods for avoiding void periods, particularly during the winter...

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London Property For Sale
18 Dec 19

Another year over. And a new one just begun!

Thinking of buying a home or investing in buy-to-let in 2020? The new year is prime time for home searches, and we are definitely starting to see an uptick in new listings post election. There are also som...

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Where to buy property in London in 2020
16 Dec 19

London has long been considered a great place to invest in property.

While house prices have remained relatively flat over the last couple of years, wage growth has increased in the capital, making it around 10% cheaper to buy a property, opening up ...

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Price Cuts Make Clapham a First-Time Buyer Haven
3 Dec 19

Victorian terraces, apartments, maisonettes: There are a variety of beautiful homes for sale in Clapham.

Situated within easy commuting distance from central London, this neighbourhood offers great shopping, dining, delightful gastropubs and more. Th...

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Bloomsbury Property For Sale
28 Oct 19

Still looking for your own slice of the city? Look no further than this superb, Grade II listed apartment, in a prime London location. The spacious one bedroom apartment offers plenty of room, benefitting from a good-sized living room with windows st...

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A Guide for First-Time Buyers Purchasing Property In The Capital
23 Oct 19

First-time buyers make up nearly half of property transactions in London. During the first nine months of 2019, 44% of home purchases were by first-time buyers. This has grown from 36% in 2015 and is even the highest percentage since at least 2007. A...

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A new buy-to-let refurbishment mortgage and the benefits of renovate to rent
14 Oct 19

Landlords have seen numerous changes in the past couple of years, involving the stamp duty surcharge, less tax relief, and stricter stress-testing from lenders. As a result, landlords need to find ways to adapt to the tough market conditions. Refurbi...

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Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools: Complete List and House Price Guide 2019
7 Oct 19

If you’re a parent with young children, it’s likely you keep a close eye on the Ofsted ratings. Schools rated as ‘outstanding’, the highest Ofsted grade, are highly sought after, and homes near these top-rated schools usually come at a premium.

And ou...

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Spotlight on Highbury
25 Sep 19

Curious about houses for sale in Highbury, or thinking about making this sought-after neighbourhood your home?

Highbury, in its central Zone 2 London location, is always going to be a place where people want to live and invest, but with property price...

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Top Homes For Sale In The South
11 Sep 19

From jaw-dropping views to perfect first-time homes, we've compiled a list of our favourite homes currently on the market with us.

If you are interested in getting a valuation try our instant valuation tool or drop us an email


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Parliament Suspended for September: Property Market Update
29 Aug 19

On Wednesday the Queen approved new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament for almost five weeks ahead of Brexit.

The pound has fallen sharply as a result, though EU officials have stated that this unexpected move may reduce the ...

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Mortgages By Portico Finance
22 Jul 19

Choosing the right mortgage provider can be a confusing and intimidating process, especially for first-time buyers or landlords facing tougher lending rules.

That’s why we decided to bring the process in-house and launch Portico Finance, an FCA appro...

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Property of the Month: Leyton
3 Jul 19

Searching for your next home? Our favourite property this month takes us East, to Upper Leytonstone, an area that's popularity continues to grow as many more move out of London in search for some extra space at half the cost.  

For sale is this superb...

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Insight Into The Private Rental Sector
5 Jun 19

The private rental sector (PRS) is in a state of constant flux – so it’s really important that landlords are clued up on the market for the best possible chance of success.

With that in mind, now seems like a good time to revisit the official English ...

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10 Homes For Sales Under 500,000
29 May 19

We've selected our top 10 properties currently on the market for under £500,000 in London. Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking to invest in London or searching for somewhere new to lay your roots we may have the property for you. 

The propertie...

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Exclusive Investment Opportunity
20 May 19

Having been named the hippest area to live in the UK by Travel Supermarket, it's no surprise investment has been pouring in for development in the area. But it's not just the trendy vibe that investors are flocking to the area for, it's the high yiel...

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Sell Your House For Free
8 May 19

You may have registered with us as a buyer this year, but you also could be looking to sell this summer!

For the next few months we will be selecting one lucky winner every month from May until August and giving them the chance to sell their house fo...

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Our Top Five Tips for Buy to Let
2 May 19

It's no secret that to make money with property these days, you need to be armed with as much knowledge as possible!

Here are our top five things to consider when thinking about investing in a buy to let property.   

1. Understand the market, at street...

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Property of the Month: Imperial Heights
16 Apr 19

A brand new luxury development occupying a commanding position on the corner of Manor Road and Hainault Road, is currently on the market with us. Imperial Heights offers a choice of one, two and three bedroom leasehold apartments. The apartments are ...

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Benefits of Using a Mortgage Broker
3 Apr 19

It’s the age-old question that many people ask when purchasing a property, should I use a broker to arrange my mortgage?

In 2018, 70% of people who moved home or remortgaged used a broker to assist with the process. The benefits of a broker are signi...

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How to Spring Clean Your Property
20 Mar 19

Spring has officially sprung, and at Portico, that means just one thing: spring cleaning. Whether you’re preparing your property for a new owner or tenant, or simply want to freshen things up around the house, we’ve compiled our best tips for spring ...

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What To Consider Before Airbnbing Your Home
12 Mar 19

Airbnb can give you an extra income – and it’s never been easier. Whether you’re on holiday, away on business or staying at a partner’s house, Portico Host, our Airbnb Management service, is on hand to deal with the hassle. 

If you’re considering rent...

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Spot the Diamond in the Rough
7 Mar 19

Searching for a new home can be tough, especially when you’re unsure as to what you’re really looking for. It is best to view a raft of properties including those you are not sure about, if only to confirm your thoughts and discount them.

We've broke...

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March Property Of The Month
6 Mar 19

Set in the heart of Leytonstone stands this stunning three-bedroom family home, in excellent condition and oozing character - don't miss out on a chance to book a viewing in straight away at this property.


The present owners have taken great care wit...

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Secrets Of Sellers
20 Feb 19

A property viewing is a make or break situation. While appearances may be deceiving, most buyers decide whether or not they would like to purchase a home within the first five minutes of the viewing. How can you make sure that potential buyers aren’t...

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Selling Your Home In The Winter
6 Feb 19

Selling a home in the wintertime can be challenging but there are many things you can do to ensure your property stands out from the others on the market in your area. Here are our top tips for selling your home during the winter months.

Tidy your ga...

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Top 8 Property Bargains
31 Jan 19

Now is your chance to grab a great deal on the property of your dreams!

Whether you're a first time buyer or looking to invest make sure you take advantage of this opportunity.

So if you’re interested in one of these reduced properties for sale, get i...

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New Year, New You
16 Jan 19

With the New Year comes plenty of new resolutions, and one of the most common resolutions is to create and maintain a healthier lifestyle. For most people, this starts in the gym. However, setting up an exercise regime that integrates with your lifes...

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10 Best Homes for Sale Under One Million Pounds
27 Dec 18

Buying property in London doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. From converted biscuit factories to charming mews homes, we’ve gathered our best properties under £1,000,000. Your dream home might be a click away, take a look!

Scroll down to view o...

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November Property of the Month
13 Nov 18

It's almost a new year and how better to start a new year than with a new start in a new home?! Our property of the month this November is a gorgeous find in Battersea. A perfect family home in the making, explore the four bedroom property here...



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10 Homes Perfect For The Royal Newlyweds - Harry and Meghan!
16 May 18
This weekend is the weekend we've been waiting for - the sun is set to shine, the British flags are out around Central London and the street parties are planned! And just in time for the Royal Wedding, we've collated our top 10 property picks which w...

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Portico Picks - our top 5 homes with a view
2 Feb 18

Living in London, it's great to spend your days out amongst the hustle and bustle of the city streets but when you get home, you want a bit of peace and somewhere serene to enjoy a glass of wine.

So, we've dug through our properties and found you fiv...

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Primary School Guide 2018
3 Jan 18

Happy New Year!

Now the excesses of the festive season are behind us, we have heaved our ample waistlines into the office and turned our attention to what 2018 has in store. First on our agenda is an important priority for many parents at this time of...

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Top 10 Properties for Sale
6 Dec 17

Picture yourself in a new home in 2018? We’ve found 10 of the most lust-worthy properties currently on the market, from dreamy starter homes from £315,000, to spacious family homes.

Scroll down to view the properties - or try our Instant Valuation too...

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Black Friday Deals
23 Nov 17

It’s not just shops up and down the country that are braced for Black Friday tomorrow! If you’re planning on buying your first property or moving home in 2018, scroll down to view some fantastic, recently reduced properties.

If you’re interested i...

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Property Market In Dulwich
14 Nov 17

Dulwich has recently been dubbed as one of the most popular places to buy in London.

Here we take a look at the property market in Dulwich, and uncover the reasons why this leafy part of south east London is so popular with homebuyers and investor...

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Compare The Best Mortgage Rates
9 Nov 17

Last week the Bank of England increased its base rate for the first time in a decade. This historic interest rate rise to 0.5% may have been expected - but it has raised lots of questions, nonetheless.

What does the rise mean for mortgages? Is now...

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Adolphus Place, New Development In Finsbury Park
2 Nov 17

London’s house-building mission is in full force, with the capital’s skyline permanently silhouetted with cranes and growing towers. But buying a new build property doesn’t have to mean high-rise living…

Adolphus Place is a brand new development, ...

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The Truth About London House Prices
25 Oct 17

What's happening with London property — is Brexit-related uncertainty starting to take its toll?

Here we take a look at the data and uncover the truth about London house prices.

Market Speculation...

There has been a huge amount of specula...

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London's Best Waterside Homes
17 Oct 17

Looking to enjoy a countryside feel in the heart of the city?

We have just taken on a stunning collection of new waterside homes, surrounded by expansive green space, beautiful nature, and panoramic views across the London skyline.

Prices start...

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Home Renovation: 10 Of The Best Projects
10 Oct 17

Are you looking for a renovation project? A property that needs just the right amount of work, so that your money stretches as far as possible and you end up with your dream home? Or a property you can fix up to generate rental income or capital grow...

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10 First-Time Buyer Properties
26 Sep 17

Are you a first time buyer desperate to make the big move?

We've rounded up 10 first-time buyer perfect properties, starting from £300,000. Give us a call on 0207 099 4000 if you’d like to view one of the homes or if you’d like us to help you with...

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Help To Buy In Loughton
19 Sep 17

London developers have started moving their attention from central London to the outer zones, where they can build homes at prices more people can afford, in districts where prices are yet to reach their full potential. And this latest Zone 6 develop...

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Period Properties of the Week
30 Aug 17

From mews cottages to Grade II listed conversions, browse our pick of the most handsome period properties currently on the market in London...

1.) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Glenarm Road, Hackney, E5

£375,000 (Leasehold)

  • Victorian terrace p...

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15 Properties Under 500,000
23 Aug 17

We've handpicked 15 of our favourite homes in London that are priced under £500,000 and perfect for first-time buyers, investors and those looking to put down roots in the City. Here they are in ascending price order!

1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | ...

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Help To Buy: New Homes For Sale
16 Aug 17

We’ve just taken on nine stunning, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in the Clissold Quarter development, which is supported by Help to Buy - scroll to the bottom to find out more about the scheme!

If after having a peek inside the properties you’d li...

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How Long Does It Take To Sell A London Home?
10 Aug 17

Everybody wants a quick and easy property sale. Unfortunately, the time is takes to sell a home can vary greatly depending on how you sell it and who you sell it to.

According to Rightmove data for this year, the average time it takes to sell in L...

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Solstice Point, New Development In Camden
9 Aug 17

Last Few Homes Remaining At This Award-Winning Development!

Solstice Point is a unique north London development which consists of 16 apartments and penthouses, as well as an impressive underground car park. Most of the flats have already been sna...

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Help To Buy: How To Get On The Property Ladder In London
2 Aug 17

Most of today’s young Londoners think of home ownership as an impossible dream. But is it?

From new ISAs and Help to Buy, to buying with friends and shared ownership, you no longer need an unimaginable sum of money sitting in the bank to buy property....

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An Easy Way To Boost Your Rental Income
26 Jul 17

If you live in London, there's a very good chance your house could earn more than you do! So don’t let it sit empty - here’s a hassle-free way to make money while it’s vacant…

Use Airbnb as a stop-gap

Short-term rentals mean maximum income an...

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Recently Reduced Properties For Sale London
11 Jul 17

Looking to get on the property ladder in London or invest in buy-to-let? Take advantage of this opportunity to get your dream London home, by scrolling through our recently reduced properties for sale!

If you’re interested in any of the below prop...

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10 London Renovation Projects For Sale
5 Jul 17

Looking for a property you can add real value to?

Here are 10 London renovation projects for sale with bags of potential. We’ve included the potential sale and rental prices after the works are complete, to give you an idea of how much you’d stand...

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How to Airbnb your home to pay for your summer holiday
29 Jun 17

Ah, summer holidays: long, lazy days spent reading books, sipping Piña Coladas and switching off.  Yes they may cost an arm and a leg, but what if we told you that your home could help pay for your trip - or at least clock up a nice bit of spending m...

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10 areas tipped for house price growth
29 Jun 17

Despite Brexit and political uncertainty, house prices across the UK are forecasted to rise by over 6% over the next five years, with house prices in London set to soar by 11.8% by 2021.

According to Barclays’ latest research, this healthy house p...

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When Will Interest Rates Rise?
21 Jun 17

The bank rate was cut last August to 0.25%, down from its already record low level of 0.5%, where it had remained for more than seven years.  

Will 2017 be the year that interest rates eventually rise? 

We recently attended the Landlord Investo...

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Portico's Latest Properties
21 Jun 17

Whether you’re looking to buy, invest or simply get some property inspo, check out the latest Portico properties that have got everyone talking! We’ve included hot fixer uppers with capital growth potential, first-time buyer homes for £300,000, and p...

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Latest properties and investments
14 Jun 17

Kick off your home search with our latest properties and investments.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000. Or, if you're curious as to how much your property is currently worth for sales or rental, try our ...

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How much can you earn on Airbnb?
18 May 17

Londoners in their thousands are turning to Airbnb as a way to generate extra income. And despite the 90 day limit, even seasoned landlords are coming round to the fact that a combination of Airbnb and traditional tenancy will maximise their return o...

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Where to buy in Zones 3 - 4
27 Apr 17

Thanks to Crossrail and improving transport links, investors and savvy homebuyers are now looking beyond central London in favour of the capital’s outer Zones.

Our resident property expert, Mark Lawrinson, highlights the latest hotspots in Zones 3...

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This Month's Hottest Properties
10 Apr 17

A one-bed near a future Crossrail station priced at £190,000? A first buyer pad in Battersea for under £350,000? A Grade II listed family home in Stockwell?

We’ve picked out some fantastic properties for sale in London - scroll down to view the li...

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Properties For Sale On The Crossrail Line
5 Apr 17

London’s newly crowned Elizabeth line is now less than two years away from fully opening, with the first new trains between Liverpool Street Main Line and Shenfield being introduced next month.

Recent forecasts have stated that houses prices along...

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Latest Properties For Sale In London
15 Mar 17

Property is a long-term game, but you can certainly help speed up the profit process through buying at a bargain price.

If you’re looking for a new home or a great investment, check out the following properties, all of which are either below marke...

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Renovation Projects
1 Mar 17

Renovating property can be extremely profitable - particularly if you buy in an up-and-coming area and stick to a budget!

If you’re looking to make money from property, check out our top renovation projects. We’ve included the potential sale and r...

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10 First-Time Buyer Hotspots and Properties
22 Feb 17

When it comes to property, for today’s young Londoners, price is the most important factor. An affordable price tag is closely followed by transport links - as after all, who wouldn’t want a quick and easy commute?

With that in mind, we’ve asked o...

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10 flats for under 350,000
25 Jan 17

The average house price in London may have tipped the half million pound mark, but first-time buyers shouldn’t give up hope! We’ve scoured our books and found 10 flats for £350,000 or under - most of which would also make excellent buy-to-let investm...

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Using Portico Host In 2018
12 Jan 17

There's no reason to have any void periods in 2018 with Portico Host.  

At Portico we can look for a tenant for you while we rent your property out with Portico Host on Airbnb.  Or if you want to maximise the seasonality of higher rents during the sum...

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Reduced Properties & Investments
28 Dec 16

Get a glimpse into London living with our top property picks! Each listing has recently been reduced - some by £100,000 or more - so you’re guaranteed to get a great deal.

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing - or view all our prop...

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Top 10 Places To Buy In London In 2017
21 Dec 16

Where’s the next property hotspot in the capital?

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico London estate agents, reveals the 10 key areas tipped for house price growth next year...

1. East Croydon

Killer reason to buy or invest here:


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Property Christmas Wish List
15 Dec 16

We’re nearly at the end of 2016 and this year we’ve instructed and sold some truly beautiful properties. From old Victorian schools and converted-church mansions, to eco-homes and cottages in the City - we’ve had properties to suit a huge range of ta...

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Will House Prices Fall in 2017?
29 Nov 16

While the long-term effects of Stamp Duty changes and Brexit on the housing market are impossible to predict, there are some things we know for certain. Transaction volumes across London are now more than half of what they were before the 2008 crash,...

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Properties & Investments on the Night Tube
9 Nov 16

Every Londoner dreams of a shorter commute, so it’s no surprise we’re willing to pay a premium to live near top transport links. And with the new 24-hour Tube service now running on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee Lines, and the Northern and Piccad...

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Top 10 Renovation Projects For Sale
26 Oct 16

Most London properties experience healthy capital growth in the long-term, but why not fast-track the process?

Renovating for profit is one of the only ways to guarantee capital growth - which is why it has become such a popular hobby in recent ye...

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Night Tube Property Hotspot: Walthamstow
20 Oct 16

Walthamstow, otherwise known as #awesomestow to its Twitterati, has a timeless appeal, boasting bags of character, the Victoria line, affordable period property and a villagey, middle-class feel.

And now thanks to the Night Tube, this pocket of ea...

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10 Things To Consider Before Buying Property Post-Brexit
6 Oct 16

Don’t be put off by Brexit blues - here’s 10 factors you need to consider in order to make a sound property investment this year…

1. Follow infrastructure improvement

If an area is experiencing infrastructure investment, it’s likely benefit f...

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Must-See September Listings
21 Sep 16

We’ve searched far and wide, (well, inside the M25), to bring you the most unique, value-for-money, and generally amazing Portico property listings.

Whether you’re looking for a student digs investment, a family home near an Outstanding school, a ...

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Reduced Properties For Sale
13 Sep 16

There’s nothing more frustrating than missing out on a great deal.

So if you’re interested in one of these reduced properties for sale, get in touch as soon as possible - the property market moves very quickly!

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 t...

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For Sale In Chigwell: Eden Lodges
13 Sep 16

Charles Dickens described Chigwell as “the greatest place in the world”- and we know many people who would agree!

That’s why we’re extremely excited to showcase 14 new properties for sale in Chigwell, all in the exclusive new Eden Lodges developme...

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Must-See East London Listings!
8 Sep 16

We’ve scoured east London to bring you the most must-see, value-for-money, generally wonderful property listings!

If you love one of the properties featured, give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing.

Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow, E...

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Latest Properties For Sale
4 Aug 16

Today the Bank of England cut interest rates to the historic low of 0.25% - so there has never been a better time to get a mortgage.

From period homes with landscaped gardens to sterling investment properties located near future Crossrail stations...

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SALE: Post Brexit Property Deals
28 Jul 16

Are you looking to buy in London? Now is the time to grab a bargain!

We’ve picked out some fantastic properties, which have recently been significantly reduced in price. If you’re interested in any of the featured properties, give us a call on 020...

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Crossrail 2: Property Hotspots Tipped For House Price Growth
6 Jul 16

Crossrail 2 could be coming to London! The £27 billion proposed programme will link Surrey to Hertfordshire via London destinations, plus prompt the building of 200,000 new homes.

Though the north-south line isn’t set to launch until 2030, if you ...

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5 areas tipped for house price growth
16 Jun 16

There’s nothing more satisfying than identifying a property hotspot.

And as the average London house - now standing at £531,000 - grew by 7% last year, there’s a lot to gain from buying or investing in the affordable areas and watching the value o...

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Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why...
7 Jun 16

Your house isn’t selling? It may well be down to this common mistake…

It’s quite hard to notice clutter, scuffs on the walls, or mismatched furniture in your own home, but unfortunately it’s one of the first things that potential buyers notice on a vi...

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House Prices: What 550,000 Can Get You Across The Capital
1 Jun 16

The average London house price has topped the half million pound mark, now standing at a £550,000.

But while this asking price may get you a spacious family home in certain boroughs, you’ll be lucky to even find a property at that price point in o...

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Sale: Reduced Properties & BTL Investments
23 May 16

Looking for a bargain home or investment? We’ve compiled a list of value-for-money properties across London, which have just been significantly reduced in price.

If you’re interested in viewing any of the properties featured below, please give us ...

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Barclays no-deposit mortgage: a good idea?
10 May 16

It’s the news that has got everyone talking: Barclays are bringing back the 100% mortgage.

The zero-deposit deal is the first of its kind since the financial crisis, putting home ownership back within reach of a big group of potential buyers.


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The Power of Crossrail - Where should you buy along the Elizabeth Line?
2 May 16

The Elizabeth line: it’s the new, purple Tube line with the royal seal of approval.

Rightmove recently reported that asking prices for homes along the line have soared by up to a third in the last 12 months, and they’re continuing to rise, with an...

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Spring Property Sale!
14 Apr 16

Are you looking for a new home or investment at a fantastic price?

We have just reduced the price of lots of wonderful properties, from spacious family homes to fantastic buy-to-let investments.

If you’re interested in viewing any of the proper...

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Renovating property for profit
9 Mar 16

Many of us dream of making money from buying and renovating property.

And whether you’re buying-to-let, buying to flip, or you have plans to sell, renovating a property can be immensely profitable if done well.

We’ve compiled a list of our to...

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Property of the week: Glenthorne Road
26 Feb 16

Lutron lighting, Sonos AV speakers, a super-sleek kitchen and a Juliet balcony that overlooks a private courtyard - you get it all. We take a peek inside our property of the week.

The property is having an open-house on Saturday (March 5th) by app...

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Latest Listings From 340,000
18 Feb 16

If you liked it then you should’ve put an offer on it!

Your loved one didn't want a shiny diamond ring on Valentine’s Day, they wanted a shiny new set of house keys!

That’s right, new research from ING International Survey has revealed that 60%...

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2016 Interior Design Trends
18 Feb 16

A new year means new trends - or in short, an excuse to put on an old shirt and get out a paintbrush or head to Ikea. (Or give our in-house handyman team a call if you fancy putting your feet up and letting someone else do it!)

We see a lot of pro...

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Portico Property Sale!
4 Feb 16

Are you looking for a new home at a fantastic price?

We have just reduced lots of lovely properties in price, from quirky studios to large family homes. Some have been reduced by over £80,000 - so you’ll definitely be getting a great deal.

If y...

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Spotlight On New Builds
19 Jan 16

January is an extremely busy month for the property market. Huge numbers of people seize the opportunity for a fresh start, and finally decide to make the move they’ve been dreaming of. Many also decide to try their hand at something new, whether tha...

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Online Vs Traditional: The Battle Continues
18 Jan 16

Online estate agent Purplebricks has now completed its pre-Christmas IPO with shares initially valued at £240m. It’s the latest news that has once again sparked the heated debate over clicks vs bricks. 

Russell Quirk, founder of online agency eMoo...

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Selling At Christmas
15 Dec 15

The trend for house hunting in the “Twixmas” period between Christmas and New Year is on the rise, as people are using the long break and their brand new tablets and smartphones (thanks Santa) to start their online search. In fact, last year Zoopla r...

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Why do agents have an unfavourable reputation among the public?
11 Dec 15

Last week, on the latest series of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar threw his teams into the London property market. 

As expected, Twitter erupted: 'How to make an Apprentice candidate even more unlikeable: turn them into an estate agent'.

I cringed ...

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Where are the best value 'Outstanding' London state primary schools?
25 Nov 15

Parents will go to huge lengths to get their children into the top rated schools - and that includes packing up and moving house. Many even choose to temporarily rent in coveted catchment areas, desperate to beat the scramble for school places.


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London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015
23 Nov 15

The definition of a 'Housing Bubble' is a run-up in housing prices fuelled by demand, speculation and the belief that recent history is an infallible forecast of the future.

Is a housing bubble looming?

In recent years, the London property mark...

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The benefits of buying new build
4 Nov 15

Buying a new build home comes with a huge range of benefits, from clean, modern fittings and increased safety and security, to incentivised purchase schemes and cheaper energy bills.

We’ve compiled a list of reasons why today’s buyers are ditching...

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Waiting to sell your house? It could cost you
10 Sep 15

We asked our Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson, to share his thoughts on the current market.  Here’s what he had to say….

Mortgage rates won’t stay this low forever…

As we head into autumn, we have a relatively settled market for the first time...

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The secret to selling your house fast, for the best possible price
25 Jul 15

Your house isn’t selling - and you’re not sure why.

We know how frustrating it can be when you’ve had your house on the market for a quite a while without any offers, so we thought it would be useful to share our inside knowledge on how to sell yo...

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Now could be the perfect time to sell your home
20 Jul 15

Asking prices have soared to record highs in England and Wales after the Tory election win. According to official Government data published on Tuesday, house prices in London grew by 4.7%, and house prices in the UK grew by 5.7% in the year to May. T...

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How To Choose An Estate Agent
14 Jul 15

Picking the right estate agent to market your home can make the difference between getting a great price, and not selling your house at all. It can also make a difference to the general experience – which should be a very positive one!

It’s critic...

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Tomorrow's budget set to cause a rush of home valuations
7 Jul 15

Chancellor George Osborne is presenting the “summer budget” tomorrow, and the potential inheritance tax changes are set to signal a rush of home valuations. The Conservatives’ talked of plans to slash inheritance tax in their election manifesto earli...

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Competition Time!
27 Apr 15

Feeling witty? You could be in with a chance to win a branded bottle of Portico champagne!

The latest Portico competition is a caption competition, giving you the opportunity to bring a bit of humour to the recent Tube news and developments.


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