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 Thursday, January 15, 2015

With the New Year now in full swing, The Evening Standard's Homes and Property pullout is back at top strength. Yesterday's supplement was 52 pages long, almost as long as the main newspaper (although it's never quite overtaken it yet). As a publication which reflects the lives of everyday Londoners, this weekly supplement is of course an accurate impression of the state of the capital's property market. So I thought I'd capture its content for posterity, ranking the individual features by market value as a guide to geographical affordability. For classification purposes I've assumed a first time buyer attempting to live in London, and identified the lowest priced property in each development, feature article and estate agent's advert. How far down the list can you afford to live?

Below £200,000
Feature p8: ex-local authority in Abbey Wood, SE2 (£160,000)

£200,000 - £299,999
Advert p50: Lawrence Square, Tottenham N15 (from £249,995)
Feature p8: 2 bedroom flats in Catford, SE6 (from £250,000)
Advert p46: Abbey Tower, Abbey Wood SE2 (from £275,000)
Advert p10: Lime Walk, Wembley HA9 (from £280,000)
Advert p20: Emerald Gardens, Wembley HA9 (from £295,000)
Advert p48: Northway House, Whetstone N20 (from £299,000)

£300,000 - £399,999
Advert p3: The Peltons, Greenwich SE10 (from £305,250)
Foxtons p24/25: new development, Catford SE6 (from £324,950)
Feature p10: 1 bedroom flat, Surrey Quays SE16 (from £335,000)
Advert p49: Millbrook Park, Mill Hill NW7 (from £335,000)
Advert p2: Lock Keepers, Bow E3 (from £378,500)
Advert p14: Oval Quarter, Oval SW9 (from £390,000)

£400,000 - £499,999
Advertising feature p4: 2 bedroom flat, Gipsy Hill SE27 (£400,000)
Cluttons p16/17: 1 bedroom flat, St John's Wood W9 (from £415,000)
Spotlight on Balham p36: 1 bedroom house, SW12 (£425,000)
Advert p2: More West, Ladbroke Grove W10 (from £433,000)
Advert p45: The Ram Quarter, Wandsworth SW18 (from £435,000)
Advert p48: Listello Buildings, Clapham, SW4 (from £439,995)
Advert p3: Coopers Road, Old Kent Road SE1 (from £495,000)
Advert p12: XY Air, Barnsbury NW1 (from £495,000)

£500,000 - £699,999
Felicity J Lord p22/23: 4 bedroom house, Kidbrooke SE3 (from £500,000)
Advert p51: The Bevenden, Hoxton N1 (from £500,000)
Advert p30: Putney Plaza, Putney SW15 (from £515,000)
Faron Sutaria p38/39: 1 bedroom apartment, White City W12 (£525,000)
Marsh & Parsons p32/33: 1 bedroom flat, Barnes SW13 (£550,000)
Feature p30: St Pancras Place, King's Cross N1C (from £635,000)
Gossip p5: 2 bedroom bachelor flat, West Brompton SW10 (£649,950)
Feature p7: The Valentine, London Bridge SE1 (£680,000)

£700,000 - £999,999
Hetheringtons p41: 4 bedroom house, Finchley N12 (£700,000)
Advert p47: Great Minster House, Westminster SW1 (from £885,000)
Feature p6: Dover House, Lower Marsh SE1 (£895,000)
Hamptons p35: 3 bedroom apartment, Pimlico SW1 (£895,000)
Advert p44: Brentford Lock West, Brentford TW8 (from £950,000)
Feature p7: Paddington Exchange, Paddington W2 (£990,000)

£1,000,000 - £1,999,999
Feature p30: Hampton Grange, Bromley BR1 (£1.45m)
Feature p31: The Beecham, Covent Garden WC2 (from £1.65m)

£2,000,000 - £4,999,999 [mansion tax kicks in here]
Advert p43: Sovereign Court, Hammersmith W6 (from £2.2m)
My home feature p26: doing up a house, Notting Hill W11 (now worth £2.9m)
Feature p7: Merchant Square, Paddington W2 (£3.4m)
Feature p31: Rainsborough Square, Fulham SW6 (from £3.65m)

Advertising feature p4: 6 bedroom house, Putney SW15 (£5.25m)

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