Well my recent articles about Sidcup’s most moved street in the last 3 years and the Monopoly board article (the one where I listed the most valuable streets) caused quite a lot of interest locally, so I decided to see what else I could find out about the DA14 postcode area, and I have been able to find out the biggest streets in the Sidcup (DA14) postcode area.
Don’t worry, I will get back to some hard-hitting articles about the lack of new homes being built in Sidcup, the trials and tribulations of being a Sidcup buy-to-let landlord and the future of the Sidcup property market .. yet in this article because of the previous positive comments, I wanted to give you what you, the Sidcup homeowners and Sidcup landlords asked about and wanted!
The biggest street in DA14, when it comes to the number of houses on it is Main Road, with 526 homes. In second place is Sidcup Hill with 424 homes and in third is Hatherley Road with 286 homes.
Not surprisingly, the most valuable street of the top 20 biggest streets is Main Road at £154.9m with an average value of £295,000 per property.
The street with the greatest number of movers in the last 3 years is Lansdown Road, with the highest saleability rate of 35.0%. The full breakdown can be found in this chart below.
Note – if the same street name appears more than once in the postcode – the number of houses has been amalgamated and averaged accordingly.
Yet, did you really think I wouldn’t get at all serious…
The basic rudiments of the Sidcup property market remain principally healthy in many parts of Sidcup, yet the existing political environment means that the vital element of confidence has been diminished slightly in certain parts, and that is triggering a minority of potential property purchasers and house-sellers to vacillate, yet with unemployment at an all-time low, a record number of people with a job, ultra-low interest rates and decent mortgage availability (with the Banks and Building Societies tending to drop mortgage rates instead of increasing them), those Sidcup first time buyers (and especially Sidcup buy-to-let landlords) who have adjourned their next house purchase because of perceived political uncertainty should be reminded that talking to many of my fellow Sidcup agents they have more homes on their books than at any time for the last three or four years, so there is a greater choice of Sidcup properties to call your next home/BTL investment with a potential of securing a great property deal in the next month or so.
Irrespective of what happens with Brexit, Sidcup people will still need a roof over their heads and as I have mentioned on a number of occasions, I have proved beyond doubt we aren’t building enough homes both locally in Sidcup and nationally. If supply is limited and demand increases (as the population grows and we get older), prices in the medium to long term can only go in one direction. Upwards!
So, whatever happens with BoJo and Brexit – why wait, because once we get over that hurdle, there will just be another hurdle and another hurdle and by which time – we will be in 2029 and you would have missed the boat. We survived the Global Financial Crash, 3-day week in the 1970s’, hyperinflation, etc… yet the choice is yours.
If you are an existing landlord with us (or even another agent in Sidcup) or someone thinking of becoming a first time Sidcup landlord looking for advice and opinion and what (or not to buy in Sidcup), one source of information is the Sidcup Property Blog http://sidcuppropertyblog.co.uk/ or drop me an email or phone call and let’s start a conversation – I don’t bite and I don’t do hard sell … and maybe, just maybe, I could help you get better returns from your property portfolio.
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Paul Long (Director & Author of The Sidcup Property Blog)