Do you ever get caught scanning Rightmove for houses that are spectacular but out of reach, we are guilty too!
Is it Escapism? Is it Future Planning? Or is it simply that property websites offer an aspirational alternative to 'doomscrolling' (aka - surfing through glum news updates and clickbait articles online). Whichever is closest to the truth, most people that we speak to are happy to confess that they have spent time on one of the property portals, scouring through luxury houses with limited (or even zero!) intention of buying one. You certainly aren't alone!
In fact, research shows that 51% of people had spent time looking at 'property porn' as it is rather jovially referred to. Interestingly, It's not an even split either - women, you make up 60% of that figure!
Clearly given that we are within the industry you would expect us to be spending time looking at houses, keeping an eye on the market in general and potential competition for our vendors properties, but we do slip off in to dreamworld from time to time and spend a little too long imagining what living in a mansion would be like...
Even if you are reading this, thinking - "that's not me" - "I am a realist" - "you wouldn't find me wasting my time looking at things that I couldn't ever possibly dream of buying" - let us show you what we are talking about, with some of our favourites, currently on the market, within the Richmond Borough;
Location, location, location - a pretty side-street near the summit of Richmond Hill. Aside from the idyllic position, we love the swimming pool, home gym and bar! You wouldn't ever need to leave your home!
We are real suckers for some period architecture, and this Stucco fronted Victorian Villa really has us wowed. With all of the space available, the house has managed to cram in a spiral wine cellar, five bedrooms and four bathrooms! Yes please!
Developers can often take the easy route, or be stuck in the last decade, but boy did these guys hit the nail on the head for us. This enormous house has been staged for sale beautifully, and check out the cinema room!
We could continue sharing for hours but don't want to get you in trouble with your nearest and dearest! Richmond Borough really does have something for everybody, regardless of taste, budget, and size requirement - it's why we love working here.
If these houses caught your eye, but you aren't necessarily looking to spend as much as £5m+, we had the pleasure of launching two excellent and more reasonably priced homes to the market this week - we would love to hear from you if either might be of interest!
A stunningly refurbished five bedroom family home - vacant and ready to move in!
A double fronted five bedroom family home in a sought after address - the first time on the market in over half a century!
How green fingers can turn your Richmond Borough home into a money-tree!
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