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Premier League Property

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As the Premier League gets into full swing, turns its attention to some of the less reported news of the season. We’ve been crunching the numbers that matter and made some quirky discoveries, including the true cost of each goal, just how many football stars really “play away” and, of course, who owns what homes, how much they’re worth and who’s top of the property league table. Infographic by Gareth Davies.

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August 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM 2 comments

Football Infographic – the Home Game

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Take one dash of colour, add a sprinkle of wit and stir in a huge dollop of property knowledge. What do you get? The latest creative and quirky infographic, of course, all packed into an easy to download format for your enjoyment. This is where the magic happens.

The first of a series of infographics with a football theme.

The Home Game Football Infographic

The Home Game Football Infographic

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August 19, 2011 at 11:39 AM Leave a comment

Homes fit for a Premier League star

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With the Premier League transfer window now shut for the winter, cashed up footballers will be moving around the country in order to be closer to their team mates and training grounds.  Here at FindaProperty we like to help out where we can, so we’ve picked out these homes for sale to help the young chaps settle in.

1. Fernando Torres

The Spanish striker will be getting to know the delights of Chelsea and Surrey after Chelsea paid Liverpool £50 million and set a new record for a transfer between two English clubs.

We say: This sophisticated mansion on the Crown Estate in Oxshott Surrey is within striking distance of Chelsea’s training ground and would suit 26-year-old family man Torres. It would also make him a neighbour to new team mate John Terry.

The six-bedroom family home features an indoor pool complex, air conditioning, personal lift and staff annex as well as extensive gardens. It’s on the market with Knight Frank with a guide price of £3.9 million.

2. Andy Carroll

The Gateshead born 22-year-old will no doubt invest quality time finding his perfect Scouser pub once he’s relocated after Liverpool paid Newcastle £35 million for the goal scoring Carroll who’s well known for his love of the drink.

We say: Carroll would do well to set up home near Liverpool star Steven Garrard, who lives with wife Alex Curran in a £3 million mansion in the Merseyside suburb of Freshfield. Alternatively he could opt for this three bedroom penthouse apartment with sea views in Crosby, Merseyside, which, let’s face it, is probably more Carroll’s style.

It’s on the market for £1.3 through Davis Beyga Estates

3. Luis Suarez

Uruguayan born striker Luis Suarez will up sticks from Dutch club Ajax and relocate to Liverpool after being traded for a tidy £22.7 million.

We say: Family man Suarez, who has a daughter with wife Sofia, should head for Woolton, Merseyside, the suburb Fernando Torres has been calling home ahead of his move to Chelsea.

This four bedroom Grade II listed semi has recently been updated and features a lounge room, study, dining room and kitchen as well as a courtyard and detached garage with space for four cars.

It’s on the market with Entwistle Green for £1 million.

February 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM 2 comments

You’ll never play away from home again

This is a legacy post from the blog which is now maintained as an archive within the Zoopla blog. Links have been preserved.

If you love the football, but hate the commute then this two bedroom penthouse right next door to the Leyton Orient Football Ground could very well kick off your dream lifestyle.


The view from the balcony over Leyton Orient FC

Kad Ahmetoglu from Your City Property told us the property – featuring a huge balcony that can fit up to 40 people and has direct views over the pitch (pictured above) and the Olympic site no less  – would be perfect for fans of the mighty O’s.

Kitchen and lounge room for use when it’s not match day

Besides this obvious drawcard, the apartment also has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open plan reception room. It’s a good location too, with the central line at Leyton just a few minutes walk away.

Ahmetoglu says: “This could well be the perfect bachlor pad and all for £350 a week”.
We say: Football fans should probably check with their partners before putting down a deposit on this one.

January 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM 3 comments

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 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 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

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