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2022 roundup: highlights from our articles

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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The property market broke records this year. The Elizabeth line finally rolled into town, and energy efficiency took the spotlight in a big way. London, with its constant stream of new businesses to discover, its iconic landmarks, its important history and abundant neighbourhoods to explore, was as fascinating in 2022 as it ever is. We had a lot to talk about this year, here are a few highlights. Swipe to see the top stories you might have missed.

The Elizabeth line is coming (at last!)

From homeowners waiting on the new line to increase their house value, to renters anticipating a shorter commute, we all rejoiced to finally hear that the train approaching platform 1 was the Elizabeth line.

Keep up to date with more articles focussing on London's property news.

What's on in Islington: a DesignMyNight guide

Did you know Islington has gourmet authentic Japanese dining? How about a carnival-themed bar for slinging cocktails and darts? Bet you didn't know you could have Sunday roast on a boat! But DesignMyNight did, so they wrote a handy guide for our customers who've just moved to the area.

Discover the best food and drink in more with our series of DesignMyNight guides.

An October unlike any other: insight from our Lettings Market Report

Using our unmatched database on London property, as well as the industry and local knowledge of our expert team, we shared tons of valuable insights on London's unprecedented property market this year. This review of October's unbelievable lettings market included useful tips for our renters and landlords.

Miss anything this year? Read more of our property market updates.

Local stories: the bedrock of Balham

The greatest thing about London is how incredibly unique each area of this city is. Discover Balham's artistic side through the story of a local pub renovated into a culture hub with music, comedy, classes and wrestling robots (yes, you read that right!)

Learn about London's neighbourhoods through local interviews in our Local Stories series.

Foxtons Auctions: your sale (or purchase) faster

Not just for flipping houses, Foxtons Auctions make online auctions accessible to so many more people by providing the tools and education to speed up their transactions. Here, Londoners are buying and selling everything from luxury penthouses to family homes and studios.

More articles to consider if you're selling property.

Spotlight on Canary Wharf: a hidden gem that's starting to shine

Once known as a hardworking financial district with no time for entertainment, Canary Wharf has re-invented itself with elegant modern property and a vibrant social scene. If you don't yet know about Cinderella Wharf's glamorous transformation, give this article a read.

Explore the Capital through our wide array of area guides.

Build to Rent Market Q&A with Sarah Tonkinson

Foxtons Managing Director of Institutional PRS and Build to Rent, Sarah Tonkinson, outlined the current climate and remarkable potential of Build to Rent. This growing industry can provide a new level of service for London's renters, "In 2021, 27% of Foxtons BTR units were let within a week of listing."

More articles to consider if you're a London renter.

Could energy efficiency sway buyers towards new-build homes?

There's a lot to consider when you're looking for a new home. In the article, we delve into why "around 84% of new builds are rated A-B for energy efficiency, while just 3% of existing properties reached the same standard," and what other energy-saving benefits new-build homes can provide.

More articles that clue you in on property London legislation.

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