Sandfords is an independent sales and lettings agent based in prime central London for 25 years. Founded by Andrew Ellinas in 1985 to serve the Highgate area, Sandfords has since opened three prestigious offices in Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park offering both sales and lettings.
Andrew and his team have expert property knowledge in their “home” patch of London between Oxford Street and Primrose Hill, covering three of London’s most prestigious estates – Portman, Howard de Walden and Crown Estate – and thus London’s prime properties.
Sandfords were founder shareholders in Primelocation.com, the pioneering property website, and are shareholders in Fabric, the top north London property magazine.
For immediate release
1st June 2011
Andrew Ellinas, Director of Sandfords, comments on the latest Land Registry figures which show annual house prices have increased by 5% in London:
“The Land Registry figures confirm that the capital continues to soar away and outperform the wider UK property market and is seen as the world's safest haven for bricks and mortar. An acute stock shortage and unprecedented buyer demand in prime areas such as Regent’s Park and Marylebone is helping to underpin prices by as much as 10% in the last 12 months as many buyers compete to take advantage of excellent yields and prospect for strong capital growth.
“Paradoxically, the number of first time buyers is also up 25% on this time last year, with wealthy families increasingly financing these property purchases which they view as a long term investment for their future. As a result, the average age of a first time buyer in prime London is now only 23 compared to 37 nationwide.”
For immediate release
21st April 2011
Demand for property in London’s parks has soared in the last month, with prime London property consultants Sandfords reporting that sales have increased by as much as 50% in Regent’s Park alone as elite buyers compete for property with access to the capital’s premier oasis.
Spencer Botchin, Director at Sandfords, comments:
“We are seeing increased demand from buyers for property in Regent’s Park, particularly for rarely available apartments within the Nash terraces on the outer circle. The apartments benefit from direct views of London’s most sought-after park, of which homeowners have exclusive use after-hours. There is always strong demand for property within easy reach of London’s parks in Spring but the recent surge in sales can be attributed to London’s heightened profile as a safe haven for investment, especially amongst international buyers. Many of these will chose to spend the summer in the capital and instead of renting are choosing to purchase property as a longer term investment this year.
“Prices in Regent’s Park are expected to edge up faster in the next few months as the supply and demand imbalance becomes even more pronounced.”