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Our most popular articles for buyers in 2018

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These articles attracted the most attention from buyers over the past year. Guides to up-and-coming areas feature strongly, providing useful insights on where's good to buy. Did you catch these during the year?

How to tell if your property is Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian

This was our most searched-for article of the year. Thousands of people looking for advice on how to properly identify their property found what they were looking for in our at-a-glance guide. Do you know the difference between these three common styles?

5 affordable areas in London with quick commute times

Buyers were keen to explore areas of the city that offer affordable properties with a swift commute time into central zones. Londoners all understand the importance of a good commute! If you can combine a swift trip into work with a good value property, you're a long way towards finding a dream home.

A similar recent article – Stylish flats 30mins from Waterloo and under £400k – also proved very popular with our buyers.

Could this be London's most underrated area?

This article about Catford really captured buyers' imaginations. Not an area that immediately springs to mind, this south London district is undergoing some major redevelopment works that should inject some life into what is already a well-located and good value location.

Where are Londoners selling up and moving to next in 2018?

A very popular article at the start of the year, we've also updated this one for a look at where Londoners are moving in 2019. Predicting popular areas can often be a useful guide to London locations set to enjoy a boost in value.

Japanese Knotweed latest findings: Mild threat or wild menace?

This updated look at the invasive Japanese Knotweed proved of great interest to buyers, sellers and landlords. Although still an expensive problem for homeowners, recent studies suggest that we should expect a softening approach from mortgage providers towards the tenacious plant.

Explore all our articles for buyers on the blog for the latest updates on area guides, standout properties and more.

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