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Foxtons, East Dulwich

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Joined 29-07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 11:47 am:   

Has anyone else noticed that there are Foxtons signs popping up in Forest Hill? They have just opened up shop in East Dulwich.

I really hate Foxtons, but those guys go for the expensive parts of London, so it is definitely an interesting development...
Joined 20-09-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 11:53 am:   

Not too much to be excited about as they are in:
Brockley, SE4
West Norwood,
Honor Oak Park
Nunhead, SE15
So we are not as exclusive as we might think.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 12:04 pm:   

There were offering commission free sales for the first 200 customers, so it is no wonder boards are popping up. Their plan to be noticed appears to be working.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 01:14 pm:   

With the coming property crash why are they wasting their money.
Joined 09-02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 01:35 pm:   

This will be the property crash that's been coming for the last four years? :) Nice to see the usual heady optimism.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 01:40 pm:   

I do not want a crash but no problem if they go down up to 20%. This will assist new buyers.
Afterall property should be somewhere to live not an investment
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 09:05 pm:   

They can b off after all the junk mail they sent me. Almost felt like popping the green balloons they were giving out in Lordship Lane on Saturday. Bah humbug.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 10:16 pm:   

Indeed. Now we know you shop in East Dulwich. Thats another illusion shattered. Or popped.
Joined 07-12-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2007 - 10:39 pm:   

BD has asked me, as his publicity agent, to indicate to you all:

1. That he does not shop in East Dulwich.

2. His only reasons for going there are:
i) to try to locate the Moore House Tavern, missing from Forest Hill for some years; and
ii) to make himself sad by contemplating the number perfectly serviceable traditional public houses now turned into gastro-this and gastro-that.

Robust measures will be taken against anyone disputing the above (etc)
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 01 October, 2007 - 09:34 pm:   

Whoops I missed all that. Well nothing worse about being talked about, apart from not being talked about.

Shops that BD goes to - the record shop and deli in North Cross Road market. The Cheese Block. The glass shop before it moved. The charity shop at the bottom. He occasionally does the Blue Mountain, and really liked Grace and Favour before they stopped doing food. No to all the trinket shops, oh apart from Xmas of course. Umm that is it. Clearly BD would like all these shops to relocate to his local parade, on Wood Vale, where of course the legendary MPT is of course sited. There should be enough custom in the area, but unfortunately the chattering classes go on about local facilities and then drive to the supermaket to shop.

The guys running the Hob made some disparaging comments about the lack of real pubs in East Dulwich. I think DW may be agreeing with me, or is he just humouring me? There is a thread on East Dulwich on the other side.

Now did I tell you all about the Great Guardian war of '05. Clearly there had been a mistake in ordering as they had run out in every newsagents in the area. The carnage was dreadful, there werebeards, sandals and corduroy jackets everywhere. Even worse than cabage patch dolls. And some collateral damage with a number of Hugo's and Adolphus's and Jemima's getting caught up. Worse still was the following week when they over-ordered and piles of Guardians were falling over like dominos. What is this bloke on?
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 01 October, 2007 - 10:51 pm:   

Are there shops on Wood Vale?

We seem to be on the other side ourselves all of a sudden....
Joined 27-11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 02 October, 2007 - 12:11 am:   

For those that missed it the BBC's Panorama programme uncovered some rather unlovely details about Foxtons:

Does anybody remember the guy on North Cross Road who sold jeans and did alterations but would also offer the chance to purchase from his personal stock of well-thumbed jazz mags? He'd direct an amazing Clarey-esque line in banter at you throughout. Unforgettable.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 02 October, 2007 - 09:07 am:   

Unlovely indeed. They can stay in East Dulwich.

I think back to experiences with some other local estate agents in FH a few years ago when we were trying to buy our house- one gentleman who has long gone and sold his business on -which is still in operation and seemingly a lot better - but when there played very dirty tricks on people including being a regular encourager of gazumping, making out a property was still on the market to keep the buyer on his toes. We made an offer which was accepted, or so we thought, but no confirmation paperwork ever arrived. Unknown to us contracts were about to be exchanged with another buyer and they were using us to bump up the price at the last minute. This actually caused us to lose another house.

Another firm who is no longer around (linked to a building society)refused to consider our offer unless we went with their mortgage broker despite having our own mortgage arranged elsewhere. We were put on the spot late on a Friday night and wanted to think it over but by Saturday morning the property was gone elsewhere for the same price to someone who took their lousy mortgage deal.