Absolutely Chelsea: House Hunting
Wed 31 Jul 2013
David Hill, Sales Manager at Marsh & Parsons.
020 7591 5570; marshandparsons.co.uk
Property I'd most like on my books and why? I love the apartments in Cadogan Gardens - they boast beautiful red brick period architecture, a hugely sought after garden square and an unbeatable location (just behind Harrods).
Best place to invest? You can't go wrong with property just off the infamous King's Road. It's always extermely popularwith buyers and renters and has seen incredible capital growth over the last few years (12% last year, 10% in 2011 and 9% in 2010).
The most interesting property I have been involved in is.. An unmodernised property in Beaufort Mansions, which had nine offers and we sold it for 100,000 overthe asking price. The property was an excellent investment opportunity.
The toughest sale and why? A house on Bramerton Steet has recently undergone a difficult sale due to a very problematic chain, and in particular a tricky solicitor at the top of the chain, proving that recommended solicitors can really make a difference. It's also a valuable lesson working with a good estate agent who will pull out all of the stops to ensure the sale goes through with no hiccups. Helping to progress the sale as seamlessly as possible is our speciality!
Finest property showcase.. Rawlings Steet is a beautiful example of a period townhouse with a contemporary twist. Situated in a prime SW3 street, it would be a fantastic investment.
Rawlings Street. 3,950,000