Property Blog World: January Jones, Kelly Hoppen and A Slice of Property Cake

21 Sep

Another week, another blog round-up. Here’s what’s been happening on some of our favourite property blogs.

The Real Estalker is continuing its relentless assault on the world of celebrity homes. This week Mad Men’s Betty Draper (January Jones) is under scrutiny, with her recent purchase of a sunny 1920s villa in LA.

There’s no recession at London’s Clifton Hill, says the Rat and Mouse. They’re referring to a story in the Independent on Sunday about 100 Clifton Hill, which has been restyled by interiors guru Kelly Hoppen and put on the market by Regal Homes for £12.5 million.

Over at A Slice of the Property Cake, Mr Jackson has been busy bargain-hunting on eBay. He found a lock-up shop in Blairgowrie for sale on there. Meanwhile he’s also been blogging about bad tenant number one (who likes his music very loud) and bad tenant number two (the 95-year-old who has become one of the oldest people in Britain to be evicted from her home after being branded “the neighbour from hell”).

Winging It’s graph of the week comes from their brand new House Prices and Affordability Index. It shows divergence in the marketplace: house prices rising at the upper end and falling at first-time buyer level.

The Royals of Rent ladies have come across a flat in the very heart of Soho that has just come on to the rental market.

And the resident historian at Chesterton Humberts has been delving into the past of Paramour Grange in Kent. The house has a Tudor-painted room dating back to 1603, which is believed to be linked with the accession to the throne of James I.

Happy reading!

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