Good luck with the house hunt, I hope it is successful. Me and my partner looked at over 60 places on the estate. You have to be tenacious, patient and persistent. A lot of estate agents didn't understand that we wanted a 'fixer-upper'. We did not want a renovated place because we wanted to put our stamp. We did put an offer on three places. Two rejected. The third accepted. We lucked out because it was the largest of the three and the least expensive.
Word of advice - when offering be a little cheeky - ask for a discount if the place you are looking at has UPVC windows and doors (to cover the cost when you want to replace them with something more in keeping). The estate will be undergoing a major survey by English Heritage (house-by-house) to separate the wheat from the chaff.
We've been here just over a year and absolutely love it. Very good luck to you. R
Hi, Giulia and Robin
Great to hear that you are looking at Noel Park as a place to live rather than hunting for a buy-to-let. I hope your search is going well or that you both have found a home? When I first came across Noel Park its tiered looking state was not a good first impression, but, when I had my one and only viewing it felt like home. The agent we used was rather a Dell boy but no messing around. Am lucky to now have a home with original sash windows and open fires. The previous people had done a lot of work on the place. My neighbour told me the house had been in a mess. I just had some tweaking to do. Have you both moved in?
Hi Giulia and Robin,
Me and my wife moved from Clapham to Noel Park about 6 months ago, we really love this area!