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There has never been a better time to own a property in Shepherds Bush


Over the past few decades, that has not always been the case as the area tended to be harder hit by recessions than other parts of west London. Until now. The difference? Shopping of course! Westfield’s arrival in White City has completely changed the perception of W12…

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Here at Horton and Garton, we have spent a lot of time and effort supporting Queens Park Rangers


and their sterling work in the community. So every year when Wolves come to town, I look on with divided loyalties. On match day, I took the office on a guided tour of Loftus Road, before settling down to watch the mighty Wolves pick up a handy three points. As they…

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Calls for a Hammersmith ‘flyunder’


are intensifying after I wrote about it in this column a fortnight ago. The Hammersmith section of the A4 has long divided our community from the riverside and driven us all just a little bit crazy. So to hear London Mayor Boris Johnson and H&F Council call for TfL…

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Homeowners in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush


received a big boost recently from estate agency Knight Frank. The firm named both Hammersmith (#3) and White City/Westfield (#6) as part of their ‘Flirty Dozen’ for the areas just outside ‘prime central London’ which will see big jumps in prices this year, according…

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Ever felt like firing your estate agent out of a canon?


How about your property lawyer or mortgage broker? If so, here is your chance. The Angry Buyers Game (www.in-deed.net/angry_buyers) allows you to shoot all three heaven-bound in an attempt to have them topple a house. You score points. The highest scorer even gets…

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Estate Agents love Christmas time


and it is not just because of the prospect of office parties or long client lunches. Traditionally the day to day market activity in December with new instructions to sell and rent are at a calendar year low and it is all about getting ready for the New Year. This year…

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Is it the smell of a real Christmas tree?


One has to admit real Xmas trees gives off such a wonderful and inviting smell to prospective buyers and in my opinion beats the smell of percolating coffee or freshly baked bread which, according to some estate agents can go a long way in clinching a deal when it…

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Times are changing


Having worked on King Street for 15 years and being a local LBH&F resident for nearly 20 years I have seen businesses on King Street open and close. Unfortunately for King Street retailers the new popularity of Westfield shopping centre has taken…

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King Street regeneration


The proposals for the redevelopment of Hammersmith Town Hall has seen some local residents, with the Save our Skyline appeal reach levels of passion which I have not been seen before in Hammersmith. Whilst the decision to proceed with the development has…

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Looking Forward to 2012


We are all looking forward to the challenges that 2012 no doubt will bring but we are also looking forward to an Xmas break. The office will be closed from Friday the 23rd until Tuesday the 3rd of January. I would like to wish all clients and readers a good break and a…

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