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It has long been said that buying a home, investing in bricks and mortar, is one of the best things that people can do. It is the sort of saying that has been repeated so many times over the years that it is often trotted out without people thinking about it. It is fair to say that the property market, and the range of investment opportunities, have changed in recent times. However, even with all of the changes and evolutions in the property and investment markets, there is still a great deal to be said for the long term benefits that come from investing in property.


You get the impression that many people who advocate buying property aren’t even thinking about the financial return involved with buying a home. There is a sense of stability and security that comes from having a home that you own. Knowing that you have a massive asset in your name is appealing and comforting to many people, and this is definitely something that plays a part in why people want to invest in property.

Maida Vale is a great looking place to live, but it is also an interesting place to live. Here are 10 interesting facts about Maida Vale. 

Maida Vale is named after a pub!

Okay, the true origins of the name of the area are grander than that but Maida Vale does take its name from the Hero of Maida, a long lost pub in the local area. The hero was General Sir John Stuart, who battled in Maida in Italy, and did much to restore the morale of the troops after a loss in Austerlitz.

Maida Vale was a predominantly Jewish area in London

Back at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Maida Vale had a reputation for being a Jewish district. The area was the home of the British Sephardi community and the 1896 Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue.

If you are looking for a great place to live in London, Little Venice in Maida Vale is the idea location, and here are ten reasons why you should be looking to live in this part of London.

It is handy and convenient for so many places

Being able to reach so many great locations and areas from your home is also going to be of benefit and this is something that Little Venice provides. It is easy to walk to the West End (and there are plenty of transport options) but you are also handily located for Regent’s Park, Notting Hill, St John’s Wood and Hampstead. If you are looking to use Heathrow Airport, Padding Station is just 10 minutes away and with the Heathrow Express, you can be at the airport in no time at all.


If you want to make your home more saleable, you will find that these 10 tips are of great interest.

Make a good first impression

You may not be able to sell your home on first impressions but you can certainly lost potential buyers from the first impression that your home creates. This is why you should focus on “kerb appeal”, making the outside of your home as attractive as possible. This means you should tidy your garden, clean your windows, ensure that your roof looks good and do everything you can to make a positive first impression, even before people arrive at your door.

When it comes to buying property in London, it is important to consider your investment. There are many things you need to take on board when looking to buy property in London, but you should be looking for a home that will provide you with short and long term benefits. This means that you need to find property, and an area, that can offer a good return on your money and many residential experts recommend Maida Vale as being an area where you can make a good property investment.

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