Lonsdale Mortgages works with London clients purchasing a Hertfordshire home.
Our Lonsdale mortgage brokers work for anyone wanting to move out of London to live in Hertfordshire. If you want mortgage advice from a local St Albans mortgage broker call our mortgage broking team now on 01727 845500. We offer a phone or video consultation.
Londoners search for properties outside the capital
According to Rightmove visits to their website are up compared with lockdown as more people who have been living and working at home start to think about moving home.
In April 2020 over half (51%) of Rightmove property enquiries from people living in London were for homes outside the capital, up from 42% of enquiries in April 2019. Across the UK, enquiries about buying a home in a village jumped by 126% in June and July 2020 compared with the same period last year, said Rightmove.
Why do Londoners want to move to St Albans in Hertfordshire?
‘Commuter towns in Hertfordshire such as Harpenden, Radlett, Park Street and St Albans are very much seen as separate from London but they are located close enough to the capital so they are in easy reach of London and less than an hour away on the train. With more people now working from home or looking to potentially in the future, living further from the office is a real possibility. As of March 2020, when the latest figures are available the average home costs £239,611 in Herts - compared to the average £486,000 it costs to buy a home in London. Some first-time buyers and home buyers we talk to want a quieter way of life now they are not having to go into the office every day. They are interested in buying a home in an area that has more green space than London but still has excellent transport links. As Hertfordshire is situated close to the A1, M1 and the M25 it is within easy access of main motorways. Some clients also have young children or want to start a family, so they are interested in finding a house in a quieter area that has good schools. Many areas in Hertfordshire including St Albans and Harpenden offer excellent schooling options. For more information about why people are considering buying a home in Hertfordshire read my article – Why St Albans is a popular choice for first time buyers’
Call our Hertfordshire mortgage brokers for expert mortgage advice
‘If you are looking to move out of London and want to use a local St Albans mortgage broker to help you purchase a home in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire, please contact one of our qualified St Albans mortgage broking team. We are an experienced group of mortgage brokers who can help you purchase a home in the local Hertfordshire area. We recommend that as soon as you have decided to move contact us on 01727 845500 or complete our booking consultation form. We then work out exactly how much you can borrow before you start looking at local Hertfordshire flats or houses.'
Our mortgage brokers do not typically charge a fee for our services, as we receive commission from the provider except in instances where we organise additional borrowing for a client with their existing lender. We offer a high-quality independent mortgage broking service and are rated 5* on google.
If you want to save time and money with your Hertfordshire house purchase call our mortgage brokers now on 01727 845500. For more information read – How Lonsdale Mortgages help get your mortgage approved. We work with first time buyers, buy to let investors and anyone moving home or re-mortgaging their property.
As a mortgage is secured against your home or property, it could be repossessed if you do not keep up the mortgage repayments