Streatham welcomes Pocket’s latest building for first time buyers

Hello Mountearl Gardens SW16!

 

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Mountearl Gardens SW16 is another great example of the way Pocket Living brings architectural quality to areas of London popular with first time buyers.  We’re really proud of our latest scheme which made creative use of this site set on the corner of the handsome estate off Leigham Court Road.  Previously home to old garages, we worked with HKR Architects to create a building comprised of one, two and three storey blocks that optimises the site without compromising the views of existing residents.

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A First-Time Buyers’ guide to the London elections

Tomorrow London goes to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London. The Mayor is responsible for making London a great place to live, work and visit. For example the Mayor is responsible for things such as policing, transport and the fire service. But significantly for first time buyers, the Mayor has important housing powers. The Mayor must produce a housing strategy to invest in London’s housing and to meet the needs of London’s growing population.

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Buying a home in your local area – the tale of Thomas Golden

 

Become a homeowner in the area where you grew up – Pocket makes it happen!

 

The idea of buying a home where you grew up seems a bit of a pipe-dream – pie in the sky even! And so it may be for many Londoners, but Pocket is trying hard to make it possible for as many city makers as possible to own a home in their local area.

We are very proud to introduce Thomas Golden. You may have already spotted him in the Metro this morning, his is one of the buyers of Pocket’s compact homes in Oak Grove NW2.

 

Thomas and his mum on handover day.

 

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Guest blog: Making spaces feel bigger & how to do it with style

Over the coming months Lizzie from Small Space People is blogging for us, bringing lots of tips and ideas for living small and decor inspiration. Her blog is all about making your small home your own in clever, crafty ways.


Making a small space feel bigger is something that you’ve probably really struggled with at some point…I know I have. It’s a massive pain that you want to have a huge living room with a giant corner sofa and loads of bookcases, but we all know that when you live small, that’s just a distant dream.

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Calling all Pocket residents: win £500 with the #LivingwithPocket competition

There has been a lot of interest in what we do recently, things have been very busy and everyone from the press, politicians and city makers want to know what it is like to live in a Pocket home. So we want to hear from our residents.

 

If you live in a Pocket home you can enter our #LivingwithPocket competition for a chance of winning £500 to spend with one of our favourite shops Triangle.

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Housing leads the mayoral debate

On Tuesday night, a couple of lucky people from Pocket were in the front row for a debate by the London mayoral candidates entirely devoted to the subject of housing in the Capital. Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan launched his campaign by saying that the election in May was going to be “a referendum on housing” and from the level of engagement on Tuesday night – he was right. It was mentioned that previous Mayoral elections have been centred around the key issue of transport or policing and this vote will be defined by the candidate that reassures the electorate that they will make an impact on the housing crisis.

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Pocket receives strategic investment from US company

Related Companies makes a ground-breaking strategic investment in Pocket

We are extremely excited to announce that we have attracted a new investor to Pocket. This week we became equity partners with Related Companies, the largest owner and developer of affordable housing in the US. This strategic investment in Pocket is a trail-blazing deal as it brings investment from across the pond into the UK’s affordable housing market.  Related have acquired a 50% stake in Pocket, and will be working with us to scale up our delivery of discounted flats for sale and rent in London.

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Round-up of crafty Christmas fairs across Pocket’s London

Escape the high street this Christmas

If you’re still putting money away to save a deposit for your first home, Christmas expenditure can throw your savings plan off kilter.  But life goes on and there’s no escaping Christmas, so you can at least support your local businesses by doing your shopping the local way.  We’ve come up with a little list of markets where you can pick up reasonably-priced arts and crafts in some of Pocket’s favourite parts of London:

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