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Back to Business.


I’m just back to work after 2 weeks paternity leave. The Horton family has been adjusting to the new 24/7 routine, which is proving to be a challenge. Second time around I thought I knew what to expect but the lack of sleep is really difficult. Multi…

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Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.


Our second baby a boy was delivered at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital 1.9.11, which may prove advantageous for future academic school years. Our wonderful midwife, Orlena, had already delivered two new babies earlier in the day. The staff at the Queen…

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Onwards and Upwards for Autumn 2011.


The market is really moving, if the sales or rental-listing price is genuine and accurate. For the team at Horton and Garton and our clients it has been a very busy and positive start to September.

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Buy to Let is back.


I have been hearing from many existing professional investors that money is seen to be safer in ‘bricks and mortar’ and it has to be said we have recorded a noticeable increase in sales to professional buy to Let landlords throughout 2011 due to the potential high…

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It’s a sellers market.


 The acute shortage of properties for sale, especially family homes are keeping the local market and prices buoyant. It has been the family house market where we have seen the strongest competition between purchasers especially for those homes in premium residential…

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Excellent news for Landlords.


Rents continue to rise and demand continues to outstrip supply. A decrease in volume of new property to the rental market coupled with increased demand has led to continued increases in rental values throughout 2011. Multiple offers and gazumping have been commonplace,…

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A sobering thought…


Oxford Street; central London is closed this weekend for the erection of this year’s Christmas lights!

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A late Indian summer?


The warmest start to October on record and we are all hoping for some more late Autumn sunshine to end one of the wettest British Summers since records began. However, with only four weeks before the clocks go back, the prime time for showing properties in the best…

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