Second Steppers: Your Next Move

   Where next for SW London’s second steppers? Here’s how to trade up and where to look.

If you’re living in your first SW London home and want to take a step up the property ladder, you’re probably juggling your budget, the value of your current house and your desire to stay in the area.

Aspire is here to help and with seven branches across SW London, we know every street, postcode and neighbourhood inside out. Here are our top 8 places where second steppers head next:-

  1. Munster Village SW6 – loved for the great local nursery schools and Victorian cottage-style properties but expect a smaller square footage and usually up to three-bedrooms.
  2. The Rylston Triangle SW6 – excellent value-for-money and an area refining all the time, although the compromise is a slight lack of very local transport links.
  3. Little India SW11 – living the Chelsea lifestyle without the Chelsea price tag. Handsome but compact properties are favoured for their kudos location rather than space.
  4. Central Balham SW12 – the holy trinity for families: a fantastic High Street, good schools and a Tube station on your doorstep.
  5. Clapham Old Town SW4 – a mature, family vibe where people put down roots, even after their children have left the excellent nurseries and schools.
  6. Brixton SW2 – the place for period homes, from Victorian cottages to grand townhouses, plus an edgy vibe and excellent transport links.  
  7. Stockwell SW9 – excellent value-for-money properties on the larger side and an ideal location for those who aren’t quite ready to grow up.
  8. Abbeville SW4 – boutique shops, rated restaurants and buzzing bars combine with Victorian properties to create a sought-after enclave.

Here’s our quick guide to taking a step up – or even across - the property ladder:-

  • Book a valuation appointment with your local Aspire branch. We can give you a market value using our expert local knowledge and unique understanding of current demand.
  • See a mortgage advisor, who will tell you how much you can borrow in line with the value of your current property and your wider financial circumstances.
  • Decide whether you want to take an upwards step to a bigger property, or make a side step to a similar property in a cheaper or more exclusive area.
  • Register with Aspire to hear about the latest SW properties before they are common knowledge.
  • Rely on Aspire for advice and guidance as you enter the selling process for the very first time – we’re here to hold your hand from instruction to handing the keys to the new owner.

As well as selling your current property, Aspire can help you negotiate the price of your onwards purchase – even if the house is up with another agent. Give us a call and we can get you moving.