Moving to London: Searching and Viewing

As discussed before, it is best to have found a place to live about 8 weeks before you move from abroad. The question then becomes how long it takes to find that property. Barring a miracle, you will not find your home on the first day of looking. The longer you look the more opportunities […]

Moving To London: How Long A Lease To Look For

When I was first moving to London, I came across an issue of how long a lease to look for. I ended up being comfortable with longer lease because I wanted to avoid searching for a new place to live before getting truly settled. As a student, the longer lease was not an issue as […]

Moving to London: Where To Look For Homes In London

The Iconic London Tube Map was first designed in 1931 by a member of the London Underground’s engineering department. The beauty of the map is that it is not to scale. Stations are arranged so that train lines are easy to follow and understand. This also helped Real Estate marketers who were trying to sell […]

Moving to London: When To Find Housing

Moving to London from abroad, one of the most difficult processes for me was knowing when to search for a property. Properties will not be available to lease too far into the future so starting your search too early will result in a largely fruitless search; however, it is important to avoid delay. Beyond the […]

American Expat's Most Popular Neighborhoods In London

According to Patricia Neal of www.londonalmode.com, these are the most popular neighborhoods for American Expats: Belgravia (SW1) – Belgravia is located in central London near Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. It is also home to a number of consulates and embassies. It is one of the wealthiest areas in London and has some of the […]