Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Good Moves

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Good Moves

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Byline: LAURA TOPHAM

Property prices in the south of the country are experiencing a " miniboom", according to property website Rightmoves. We show the history of one Londoner's property moves. Nathaniel Wilde, 34, is the manager of estate agency John D Wood's Battersea branch. He is single.

PROPERTY ONE Three-bedroom flat in a mansion block in Manor Gardens, Clapham Old Town Bought in 1998: [pounds sterling]200,000 Sold in 1999: [pounds sterling]300,000 I bought this using inheritance money.

I was renting in Brixton but I liked Clapham High Street and worked in Lavender Hill, so the location was great. My friend rented the spare room. I sold it when I got engaged.

PROPERTY TWO Four-bedroom terraced house on Lavender Sweep, Clapham Junction Bought in 1999: [pounds sterling]415,000 Sold in 2001: [pounds sterling]445,000 This house was a wreck when we bought it and needed lots of work. We used builders recommended by friends but they were a disaster and we had to move to a hotel. …

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