Dannii Minogue’s Riverside Pad for Sale on Zoopla.co.uk

UPDATE (7th October) – Dannii’s flat was reduced in price by 9.3% to £499,000 on 21st September 2010. It was first listed for sale on Zoopla.co.uk for £550,000 on 25th Jun 2010

According to a small story in the HOME section of yesterday’s Sunday Times, Dannii Minogue’s riverside pad is up for sale, and here it is on Zoopla.co.uk with the Battersea, London branch of agent John D Wood.

Now her X-Factor days are over, she’s upped sticks and moved back to Melbourne with long-term boyfriend and ex-rugby league player, Kris Smith.

The 754 sq ft property is located in Trade Tower, Coral Row at Plantation Wharf and has two double bedrooms, dual aspect reception room and open plan kitchen, en-suite shower and according to Dannii:

“When I was working late into the evening with the X-Factor, it was great to be able to crash in this little haven of mine. It has views across Westminster and the City. I could see London twinkling all around me. I’ve got so many happy memories of entertaining here.”

The paper says she bought the property in 1997. So, a quick look at our Sold Prices section on Zoopla.co.uk shows that in 1997 nine properties were sold in the same block ranging in price from £520,000 to £120,000. We’re not exactly sure which is hers, but the average of these nine purchase prices is £206,000 which means, if she sold at the asking of £550,000 she could be set to make in the region £344,000 (excluding fees) on her riverside flat.

Here’s the full property details on Zoopla.co.uk.




July 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM Leave a comment

Five to view: property in Wimbledon

As the most exciting Wimbledon Championships in years draws to a close this weekend, we take a look at what homes are for sale in the world-famous SW19 postcode.

And there’s more to life than strawberries and cream here:  Wimbledon has its own Broadway, a bustling high street packed full of shops, bars, restaurants and even theatre.

However, there’s no getting away from the district’s main attraction and, for that reason, our five to view are all within a ball’s throw of Centre Court.

1. Love (it) all

7-bed house for sale in Wimbledon. Knight Frank (0843 2829 608)

2. Courting attention

5-bed house for sale in Wimbledon. Robert Holmes & Company (0843 2811 024)

3. Play suspended

5-bed Wimbledon property for sale. Foxtons (0208 605 2900)

4. Trophy home

5-bed property for sale in Wimbledon. John D Wood (0843 2823 024)

5. It’s a smash

2-bed flat for sale, Wimbledon. Hamptons (0843 2842 475)

July 2, 2010 at 2:29 PM 1 comment

Is Aaron Lennon about to make £165,000 on his property?

With a little research, we have good reason to believe that this is, or was, the 4-bedroom detached (with gym, pool, cinema and sauna) home belonging to England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer, Aaron Lennon.

What do we at Zoopla.co.uk know about this property?

Because we list every UK home, provide free value estimates for any UK home and constantly update our information via many sources, including the collective intelligence of the community of over 4 million users, the chances are we’ll know quite a bit.

Here is the 4-bedroom detached home (called Badgers) in the Home Values section of Zoopla.co.uk and we value this property at £2,598,953.

Looking at the change in value of the property, over the last year it’s up £313,286 (13.7%), but compared to the last two years it’s down £56,686 (-2.1%). So his timing’s not bad.

Here are more values for his road – Theydon Road.

In terms of previous sold prices, we know that the current owner bought the property on January 26th 2007 for £2,435,000. A little before that time, Lennon signed a new 5 ½ year deal worth £20,000 a week with Tottenham on 8 January 2007, which will keep him at the club until 2012.

Other sold prices for this property are as follows:

28th June 2002 – £1,500,000

2nd September 1996 – £600,000

It’s currently listed for sale by two agents at an asking price of £2,600,000.

Here’s a bit of a description of the property and more photos here:

“Set between Epping and Theydon Bois is this most impressive detached family house, with private electric gated entrance. The property offers a superb contemporary living space and accommodation, which includes master bedroom suite, three further main bedrooms, two being en suite, family bathroom, two reception rooms plus cinema room, study and kitchen/breakfast. There is also a one bedroom guest house with en suite. Swimming pool complex with games room and sauna, garaging, gym and attractive established gardens.”

Here’s the market overview page for CM16 where the average property value is: £385,517.

So, assuming that it is his and he sold at the asking, it looks like Mr Lennon could make – £165,000 on the sale, based on the purchase price of £2,435,000 in Jan 2007 (not including fees etc).

July 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM Leave a comment

Zoopla.co.uk LIVE Auction: Fancy buying a lighthouse?

In this week’s Zoopla.co.uk LIVE online property auction (starts Thursday 1st July at 12.00), there’s a chance to purchase a chain free, Grade II listed piece of history…in the form of a lighthouse!

The “Old Lighthouse” on Townend Road, Paull, Hull was built in 1836 by The Trinity House of Kingston Upon Hull and went out of use in 1870 when the sandbanks moved and caused the deepwater channel to shift, and new lighthouses were built just along the river bank at Thorngumbald Clough.

The light was powered first by oil and then by a gas burner and the windows of the lamp room face towards Hull to guide ships into the safe channel which led out into the North Sea.

The lighthouse comprises of a lounge, sitting room, upper and lower kitchen areas, and bathroom to the ground floor.

There are two staircases. One leading to the first bedroom together with a ladder which gives access to the lamp room and great views over the river and Paull itself.

Two further bedrooms and a shower room are accessed via an internal staircase with a garden to the rear of the property with patio area and lawn.

Here are the Zoopla.co.uk values for other properties on the same road and here is a market overview for Paull where the average property value is £116,899. If you’re interested in previous sold prices for Paull, here is all the info you need.

About Trinity House

“The safety of shipping, and the well being of seafarers, have been our prime concerns since Trinity House was granted a Charter by Henry VIII in 1514.”

Today they have three distinct functions:

  • First, they are the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, responsible for a range of general aids to navigation, ‘signs of the sea’, from lighthouses to radar beacons.
  • Second, they are a charitable organisation dedicated to the safety, welfare and training of mariners.
  • Third, they are a Deep Sea Pilotage Authority providing expert navigators for ships trading in Northern European waters.

July 1, 2010 at 9:35 AM Leave a comment

What’s in a street name…the secret to house prices perhaps?

We’re a little bit curious at Zoopla.co.uk and, because we list every UK home (all 27m of them – yes, yours will be found here), we’re able to carry out some unique property research looking at the whole of the market – not just focusing on properties for sale and to rent.

We wondered if there was any link between the name of the ‘street’ or ‘road’ or ‘avenue’ where you live and the value of your property.

Most people typically don’t pay much attention to the name of the road when deciding where to buy but our research shows that names can have an impact on both property values and the appearance of exclusivity. it turns out the average property on a ‘Hill’ is worth £185,000 more than the average property on a ‘Street‘.  So, paying a little more attention to the street name and not just the neighbours, may have an impact on the value of your home.

So, we calculated the average property values for each of the 858,000 (858,724 to be precise) residential locations in the UK and it turns out that the highest value properties in the UK are to be found on a ‘Hill’, where average house prices stand at £341,466; well above the national average.

Here are some of the key findings:

• Properties located on ‘Hills’ and ‘Lanes’ worth 50% more than national average

‘Streets’ and ‘Terraces’ have lowest average property values across the UK

‘Road’ most common residential suffix in UK whilst ‘Mews’ most exclusive

• Homes on ‘Church Lane’ worth more than double those on ‘Chapel Street’

Other names at the top of the list included ‘Lane’ where average home values are £328,378, ‘Mews’ coming in at £294,869, ‘Park’ at £283,069 and ‘Green’ where an average home will set you back £269,861.

At the other end of the spectrum, the average property on a ‘Street’ in the UK is valued today at £155,515, less than half that of one on a ‘Hill’ and well below the national average. ‘Terrace’ only fared marginally better than ‘Street’ in the rankings with an average value of £156,387. Also rounding out the bottom 5 were ‘Crescent’ with average property prices of £176,942, ‘Court’ coming in at £178,488 and ‘View’ where the average property costs £184,546 today.

The most common residential location name by far is ‘Road’ with 144,322 of them across the UK. The next most common being ‘Close’ with 98,778 of them, followed by ‘Street’ with 58,637 spread across the country. The research also revealed that there are three times as many ‘Roads’ as ‘Avenues’ (47,488) and three times as many ‘Avenues’ as ‘Terraces’ (16,532).

In terms of exclusivity, the least common location names within the top 20 were revealed as ‘Square’ (3,859) and ‘Mews’ (4,825). Owners of properties in a ‘Mews’ have reason to celebrate their home buying skills, having come in the top 3 both in terms of average property values and exclusivity.

When it comes to specific road names, 5 of the top 20 most common in the UK include either ‘Church’ or ‘Chapel’ in the name. But despite being amongst the most common, those with ‘Church’ in the name are also amongst the highest valued with the average property on the 1,547 ‘Church Lanes’ across the UK valued at an impressive £364,635 compared to the national average of £217,624. Other key words in road names that appear to have a positive impact on property values include ‘Mill’, ‘School’ and ‘Green’. Conversely properties on the 507 ‘Chapel Streets’ around the country are valued well below average at £159,433.

The most common road names in the UK are ‘High Street’ (2,431 of them) and ‘Station Road’ (1,929 of them) but despite the names being common, property values on both remain higher than the national average at £237,992 and £231,943 respectively, due to their typical proximity to the local services suggested in their names.

Most Common Location Names

Rank Name Avg. Home Value # in the UK
1 Road £232,391 144,322
2 Close £218,918 98,778
3 Street £155,515 58,637
4 Avenue £186,190 47,488
5 Lane £328,378 45,058
6 Drive £215,956 35,393
7 Way £222,241 21,615
8 Court £178,488 20,695
9 Place £201,248 18,588
10 Gardens £247,237 18,014
11 Crescent £176,942 17,407
12 Terrace £156,387 16,532
13 Grove £188,166 14,612
14 Walk £192,163 9,631
15 View £184,546 7,714
16 Hill £341,466 6,838
17 Park £283,069 5,636
18 Green £269,861 5,630
19 Mews £294,869 4,825
20 Square £220,485 3,859

Source: Zoopla.co.uk

Most Common Street Names

Rank Street Name Avg. Home Value # in the UK
1 High Street £237,992 2,431
2 Station Road £231,943 1,929
3 Church Lane £364,635 1,547
4 Church Street £230,588 1,404
5 Main Street £244,491 1,231
6 Church Road £306,077 1,116
7 The Green £310,931 1,066
8 Mill Lane £330,059 989
9 School Lane £303,509 770
10 New Road £261,731 709
11 Park Road £223,200 698
12 Green Lane £299,298 670
13 The Crescent £201,332 627
14 The Street £337,153 621
15 Main Road £262,762 608
16 Chapel Lane £286,536 598
17 Orchard Close £245,520 535
18 Manor Road £258,646 516
19 Chapel Street £159,433 507
20 Victoria Road £210,064 502

Source: Zoopla.co.uk

June 29, 2010 at 3:04 PM Leave a comment

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