At eMoov, we’re no strangers to selling property to, or for, some of Britain’s famous names, having previously sold David Mitchell’s property and saving him a fortune in fees in the process.
Currently we have a hat trick of footballing stars all buying through eMoov and they are all of Premier League pedigree spread across Tottenham, Leicester and Liverpool. These football obsessed regions of the country have all experienced growth in property value over the last year, and with prices across the UK continuing their upward trend, what better time for these players to transfer into the property market.
Hotspur territory is indeed heating up where property is concerned, the average property price in Tottenham is £402,536, up 7% (£28,907) in the last year. London property values have skyrocketed in recent years, and it is no surprise that the borough of Haringey has followed suit with the market trend. In the past five years, property in Tottenham increased by 55% (£151,417) and the average house price grew by £83,607. So although Tottenham may remain second fiddle to bitter rivals Arsenal, at least homeowners in the area have something to celebrate.
Last year’s Premier League championship has done wonders for the property market in Leicester – the average house price is currently £196,053, a 5% (£10,341) jump since the historical win. The city has enjoyed a +26% (£43,661) increase in property value over the past five-year period, and will hopefully continue this winning streak where football and property prices are concerned.
Despite never winning the Premier League, Liverpool remains one of the most historic and loved teams in the Premier League, if not around the world. The city as a whole is gaining momentum, both with the club currently in first place and the local property market on the rise.
The average property price in the city is £153,455, with a +4% (£5,596) increase in property value over the past year. In the past five years, Liverpool’s property market has grown by +20% (£27,265), and if property and football have any correlation, the future looks bright in the North East.
More and more high profile people are looking to the online sector to buy and sell property, which acts as great validation for the sector and how far it has come in such a short time. It also dispels any myths from the high-street that we are just a cheap DIY alternative as these guys aren’t short of a quid or two.
What is bringing them to the online sector is the knowledge that they will receive outstanding service as even those at the higher end of the ladder don’t want to be ripped off by a high street agent.Russell Quirk