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Rachel Springall, finance expert at Moneyfacts, said about HSBC: “It’s encouraging to see a bank with a large high street presence enter the price war, as borrowers may well want to guarantee their monthly mortgage payments over the next five years with a familiar brand that’s available to visit on foot. Borrowers with a small, e.g. 10%, deposit, and who have limited funds upfront may find its new 2.34% deal attractive, as it carries no booking fee and offers a free valuation, which could be ideal. As with any mortgage, it’s important to choose one based on the overall true cost, the lowest rate deal is not always the best.” According to Andy Knee, Chief Executive of LMS, now is the time to re-mortgage, 19% of households who re-mortgaged in March managed to reduce their monthly repayments. He suggests taking advantage of the low interest rates now in case economic conditions change later in the year.
How low will they go?
Our team at Franklyn James are in the best position to give you the frank advice you need to help you find your next property, whether it is a future home or an investment. To help you understand your own personal financial situation, we can recommend brokers that our clients have worked with and would highly recommend. No one can predict the future, but by securing a mortgage at these low rates today, you can ensure that you will be able plan for the future without the worry of an interest rate rise. Call Franklyn James today to start your property search with offices in Docklands, Limehouse & Blackheath.
There is no better time to move home and lock in a low mortgage rate for the next few years, and knowing exactly what your financial commitments are is a distinct advantage. It is not just households that benefit from this drop in mortgage rates; the buy-to-let market has also fallen by around 3% since February. Mark Lofthouse, Chief Executive of Mortgage Brain, said in the Financial Times: “Our latest analysis… shows that buy-to-let investors are still in a good position to take advantage of the low rates and cost reductions that we’ve seen over the past three months.”
The interest rate war
‘Mortgage rate war’ was one recent headline, and we are seeing a surge in banks cutting their mortgage rates by as much as 25% with HSBC said to have the lowest five-year fixed rate on the market, at 1.69%. This will be welcome news for those looking to take out a mortgage, and a marked change from the rates seen 10 years ago. The financial crisis in 2008 saw the start of the drop in mortgage rates, and they have been falling steadily ever since.
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Stunning conversion apartment
On the market
Finished to a high standard, this three double bedroom apartment is located in Brigantine Court, Limehouse. This beautifully presented apartment comprises three double bedrooms, a three piece family bathroom, an en suite shower room to the master bedroom and a bright and spacious open-plan reception room/kitchen with doors leading to a communal terrace. Additional features include ample storage and gated underground parking. The property is located just off Narrow Street, with its many shops, restaurants and bars, and it is also very close to Limehouse DLR station, making it an ideal purchase for City or Canary Wharf professionals.
Stepney, E1 £580,000
• Two Double Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms • Converted Magistrates Court / Police Station • High Ceilings • No Onward Chain • Transport links
Telling it like it is.
Limehouse office 020 7791 1777
Limehouse, E14 £575PW
29 Narrow Street London E14 8DP
“We retained Franklyn James to sell our flat after arranging a few valuations as we found them to be proactive and enthusiastic and they didn't disappoint.” Lisa C January, 2017
Finished to a high standard
Opening Hours Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm Friday - 9am - 6pm Saturday - 10am - 4pm
• Three double bedroom • Two bathroom suites • Floor to ceiling windows • Open plan reception • Allocated underground parking • Close to Limehouse station
Offered to the market is this stunning two bedroom, two bathroom conversion apartment ideally located between The City and Canary Wharf and close to the future Crossrail Whitechapel station. This property provides spacious accommodation with a wealth of character coupled with modern day features including high ceilings, sash windows, underfloor heating and benefitting from contemporary bathrooms and an open plan kitchen. Whittington Apartments are enviably located within the sought after Albert Gardens Conservation Area in the beautiful tree lined East Arbour Street. Please call to arrange a viewing.
Located in the desirable Basin Approach
Basin Approach, Limehouse, E14 £825,000
Accommodation comprises main entrance with secure entry phone system and lift, entrance hall, open plan reception room with floor to ceiling windows providing an abundance of natural light through the apartment, large private terrace with direct views of the Marina and Canary Wharf, modern kitchen with integrated appliances and induction hob, master bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing area, second double bedroom and luxury fitted bathroom with three piece suite.
What the vendor says... "We have loved living in Limehouse for over 10 years in our wonderful and light apartment. We will really miss the amazing views of Canary Wharf, the marina and river. Walking to work in Canary Wharf in under 20 minutes along the scenic river Thames is the best start to the day! Summer evenings are spent relaxing and eating dinner on the south facing terrace. The apartment lends itself to entertaining with the terrace being an extension of the living space with floor to ceiling doors. There’s a real sense of community in Limehouse which makes it feel a lot like a village. Exercising in the local area is so accessible with several gyms and spas as well as daily outdoor fitness classes in Ropemaker’s Fields park, just a stroll around the marina. We walk everywhere along the Thames Park National Trail, from Greenwich to Canary Wharf to Wapping to Tower Bridge, making weekend outings easy and enjoyable!"
Simply stunning! Offered to the market with no onward chain and presented in immaculate condition is this sizable two bedroom 4th floor apartment located in the desirable Basin Approach.
• Two double bedrooms • Front south facing Marina terrace • Gated underground parking • 24 hour Concierge/Porter • Marina/Canary Wharf views • Moments to Limehouse DLR & Limehouse C2C mainline station for Fenchurch Street • Excellent nurseries & two Ofsted 'outstanding' primary schools within a 5 minute walk
Basin Approach benefits from underground parking with electric gates, a secure intercom entry system, lift and 24 hour concierge. The development is ideally located just a couple of minutes walk from Limehouse DLR station which provides easy access to the City & Canary Wharf. This superb property is also situated close to Narrow Street and so benefits from a huge range of amenities, restaurants and bars. Internal viewings are highly recommended and the property is offered on a chain free basis.
Blackheath office 020 3370 2222
Hither Green, SE13 £599,950
Greenwich, SE10 £2,600 PCM
Well maintained three bedroom period home
• Period home • Three bedrooms • Kitchen diner • Freehold • Close to transport • Schools nearby • Chain free
Earning our fee.
A truly superb three double bedroom apartment within the exclusive and brand new Greenwich Peninsula. Positioned on the fourth floor, this impressive apartment boasts modern and contemporary living throughout. The property consists of open plan entrance with secure video entry phone, bright and spacious reception room with floor to ceiling windows, high specification finish kitchen with integrated appliances, private terrace with Canary Wharf views and two bathrooms that has been finished to a very high standard. The property has been newly furnished throughout and the development includes a 24 hour concierge. Greenwich Peninsula is located within moments of North Greenwich station (Jubilee Line) making it easily accessible to Canary Wharf and the City.
Opening Hours Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm Friday - 9 am - 6pm Saturday - 10am - 4pm
A fine example of a well maintained three bedroom period home located in the heart of Hither Green. The property has been well cared for by the current owners and briefly comprises to the ground floor two reception rooms, 24’6 (approx.) kitchen diner with doors leading to private rear garden. The upstairs offers three double bedrooms, fitted bathroom suite and separate WC. Further benefits include gas central heating and double glazing (part). Situated in the sought after Hither Green within walking distance of local shops and amenities and Hither Green main line station (Southeastern) serving London’s Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations. The green open space of Mountsfield Park is nearby along with Brindishe Green (Ofsted – Outstanding) and Sandhurst (Ofsted – Good) primary schools. Offered to the market chain free.
• Three bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Private terrace • Spacious reception room • Canary Wharf views • Located within moments of North Greenwich station
“Highly professional, excellent communication throughout the whole process of selling my property and have no hesitation in recommending the services of Franklyn james.” Rachel February, 2017
4-6 Blackheath Hill London SE10 8DE
A truly superb three double bedroom apartment
Very well presented one bedroom first floor conversion flat located close to transport. The property briefly comprises a bright and spacious living room with bay window, fitted kitchen, brand new luxury bathroom, and very large double bedroom.Additional benefits include gas central heating, hallway storage, exceptionally high ceilings, and period features - including original fireplaces.
Charlton Church Lane, Charlton, SE7 £349,950
The property has the benefit of being Share of Freehold and would make an ideal first purchase or investment opportunity.
• Conversion flat • One bedroom • Share of Freehold • Period features • Good condition • Close to transport • Ideal first time buy • Investment opportunity
Chain free & share of freehold!!
What the vendor says... "I work for an investment bank in the City and have spent a very pleasant two and half years in this period flat in Charlton. I have lovely neighbours who are also busy professionals. Charlton Village and park, with its National Trust mansion, has been a welcome treat at the weekends, along with the nearby attractions of Greenwich and Blackheath. With Crossrail opening shortly the area will become even more spoilt for transport links. I'm sad to be leaving such a beautiful flat but am moving in with the other half so have a good reason to say goodbye!"
The exterior of the property is being completely refurbished immediately prior to sale. Located a short walk to Charlton Village and the mainline station (Southeastern) giving regular service to London Cannon Street (23 mins) and Greenwich (5 mins) for DLR to Canary Wharf & Bank.
A Share of freehold, over 1,000 Sq Ft of ample living space and exceptionally large private terrace! Just some of the selling features of this stunning family home. Accommodation consists of main gated entrance with porters lodge, entrance hall, open plan reception room with access to terrace with partial river views, newly fitted luxury kitchen, three bedrooms with re-fitted en-suite to master and re-fitted contemporary styled bathroom with three piece suite. Cumberland Mills is a private riverside development moments away from Island Gardens DLR station which offers excellent links to the City and Canary Wharf. The property is located in catchment area for popular schools. Further benefits to include share of garage with ample storage space and 24 hour porter.
On the market
“Received excellent professional service from Franklyn James. They have been really helpful and attentive can't fault them! Very smooth transaction. ” Peter November, 2016
Isle of Dogs, E14 £750,000
• Two double bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Modern, fitted kitchen • Terrace with river views • On site concierge • Residents' gym
Keeping our promises.
Docklands office 020 7005 6080
A bright and spacious split level apartment
Isle of Dogs, E14 £440 PW
Ample living space and exceptionally large private terrace!
A bright and spacious split level apartment positioned over the ground and first floor. The property is offered on a furnished basis and includes a large terrace facing the River. The property consists of entrance hall with video entry phone, guest cloakroom, good size reception room leading onto a modern fully fitted kitchen, fitted master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second shower room and second double bedroom. Nova Building forms part of the Odyssey development and additional features include 24-hour concierge and resident’s gym.
Cumberland Mills Square
60 Westferry Road London E14 8JE
• Three double bedrooms • Over 1000 sq ft • Large private terrace • Two bathrooms • 24 On-site concierge • Share of freehold
Opening Hours Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm Friday - 9am - 6pm Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Outside the property benefits from a front garden and a well-manicured private enclosed rear garden with large shed/workshop. Manchester Road is ideally located for Island Gardens DLR station which provides excellent links to Canary Wharf and the City. Additional features include UPVC sash windows and wooden flooring.
• Freehold period house • Rear garden • Two bathrooms • Accommodation over three floors • Luxury kitchen • Rear extension • Conservation area • Close to Island Gardens DLR
Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 £685,000
Offered to the market in fantastic condition, this former Dockers Cottage has been substantially extended and updated by the current owners. This charming family home is located moments from Canary Wharf and within easy walking distance of the Greenwich foot tunnel, making it the ideal purchase for families needing quick access to the City or Greenwich town centre.
What the vendor says... “We have lived on Manchester Road for almost 15 years and will be very sad to leave. We initially bought the dockers cottage for its potential and original period features, and over the years have extensively renovated and changed the layout to make it into a practical and spacious home. Most recently we extended the rear of the house to make a large open-plan kitchen/diner. We love to cook and entertain and this space is perfect for a cosy dinner party, or in the summer we throw open the 3m wide bi-fold oak doors and have BBQ parties on the deck. We’ve landscaped the front and rear gardens and an added bonus is the large workshop/shed which is my husband’s man-cave! Island Gardens is one of the hidden gems of East London and we are only a 1 minute walk from the DLR station or a 10 minute walk to Greenwich via the foot tunnel. We both work in the West End and are at our desks in under 45 minutes from leaving the house, but I really love getting home – closing the front door and being in our cosy, warm, quiet home… We’ve had many significant life events at the house; from big birthday parties, getting married across the road at the Rowing Club to the birth of our first child. We hope the new owners get as much pleasure from living here as we have done.”
Accommodation comprises front garden, with path leading to the front door, front reception room with fireplace and cloakroom, extended kitchen/dining room with utility area and bifold doors into the garden. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with fireplace, fitted wardrobes and a refurbished en suite bathroom, plus a spare room/study. The second floor is home to the master bedroom with modern en suite shower room.
Charming family home
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Call for a valuation Docklands 020 7005 6080 Limehouse 020 7791 1777 Blackheath 020 3370 2222
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