Example by Maddie age 6, from Claygate.
Want to be in with a chance of winning a brand new Nintendo Switch? All that you have to do is draw us a picture of your dream home. Now this could be a home in outer space, this could be a medieval castle, this could even be a Minecraft house!
Once you’ve drawn your picture get your parent or guardian to like or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and they can either take a picture of your picture and email it in to us, or alternatively they can drop it into one of our branches in East Molesey or Claygate.
Entries will be displayed on our screens in branch and 5 finalists will be posted to social media, the finalist with the most likes will be announced as the winner and will receive a brand new nintendo switch console!
Once again we have been trawling the land registry to gain further insight into the Molesey housing market. For many it has been a year of uncertainty and we are delighted to deliver some clarity to value and transaction trends in the Molesey area.
Hopefully you find the below statistics interesting, but if you would like to obtain an instant valuation of your own property, you can do so by clicking here:
At the time of publishing this article the last full month of completed transactions submitted by the land registry was September 2018.
Out of those 658 listings in Molesey (KT8 postcode), 49% reduced their asking price, and 43% of the total listings agreed a sale.
The number of completed transactions on record has remained in line with predictions at the begining of the year:
The average price paid has remained strong due to a lack of supply to the Molesey market, and a continued influx of buyers moving out of central and SW London.
Terraced properties have the highest transaction rate in terms of property type, which is consistent with expectations given the number of terraced homes in Molesey.
We have also calculated the transaction rate for the top 10 roads in Molesey. This is calculated as a percentage of the total properties on the road, as opposed to the total number.
If you are looking for more space and would like to upsize and sell your current property. Now is the perfect time to do so.
Yes that is a chrome guitar, and yes the only other time you may have seen one like it was on the cover of Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits!
The shop has an extremely welcoming feel, and you are instantly greeted by some amazing instruments (and musicians).
The workbench where James repairs and maintains instruments.
As soon as you enter the shop your are welcomed by the relaxed and unpolished vibe that is clearly perfect for the creative nature of teaching and experimenting with music. There is an array of stringed instruments that line the walls, along with amplifiers, straps, leads and retro festival posters amongst other things. The entire building is charming, even down to the work bench where James repairs and maintains their customer's instruments.
One of the teaching rooms at Musicland East, just look at those posters! How could you not be inspired!
Thats right. Thats a guitar made around a motor oil can. They are even cooler in real life!
Whilst there is a clear emphasis on the technical and theoretical side of music, the teaching/ practise rooms continue the relaxed vibes within the shop, and the staff have a superb knowledge of their respective crafts. This makes for a perfect, pressure free learning environment for any aspiring musicians, whether it be guitar, piano, or drums, this has to be one of the most charming and inspirational places to learn.
We asked James a few questions whilst we were there, we hope you enjoy reading what he had to say, and we've included contact details at the end of this article in case you want to start (or continue!) a passion for music at Musicland East.
How long has Musicland East been in Molesey for?
Since 1996, so about 22 years on the corner of Matham Road and Walton Road.
What services and products do you offer?
We do a lot of teaching here, with guitar, bass, drums, piano and ukelele lessons going seven days a week, out of four teaching rooms. We also stock new and second hand instruments and accessories, and I carry out repairs and setups on string instruments on site as well.
What is it that you like about working in Molesey and the general community?
The people are cool and really get behind stuff. There's quite a few open mic nights in the area and we've had a massive response to our larger Musicland Live events, which give our students the opportunity to get together into bands and have them perform on a proper stage and gain some experience. Its' a great evening and we always sell hundreds of tickets, and it can only grow off the back of the community that supports it. Luckily, Molesey has a great one!
What's your top tip for someone looking to get into music/learning an instrument?
Get a reasonable instrument but don't break the bank yet, make sure it's set up and tuned correctly, and play everyday for the love of it so you advance naturally. My main instrument is the guitar and there's such a range of approaches and styles you can play in and so much advice out there, but play the music you love to hear and you'll be on the right track.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
We get a real opportunity to make a difference. The shop meant a lot to me growing up, and I can see it means a lot to some of our younger students now. The community atmosphere gives way to the tendency to dream big, and it's great to have a shop full of musicians and those who support them, seven days a week, in a community that lets it thrive.
52-54 Walton Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 0DL
0208 979 9443
So why are buyers queuing up to see properties in East and West Molesey? Truthfuly, no-one really knows as there are many factors to consider; the general election, mortgage rates, budget cuts and so on.
Property markets have "boomed" after general elections in the past, and there have been a long list of additional factors that prevented this from happeneing earlier in the year. Our opinion is that buyers that would have made their purchase in the summer delayed their move, causing a bottleneck effect as they begin to start up their search in the East and West Molesey areas for the final quarter of the year.
Does this mean that the winter period will be unusually busy as well? Only time will tell. All we have to go by is that every season this year has acted out of character from what we are used to, our bet is on a strong market in Molesey right up until Christmas, but of course this is our totally bias opinion!
If you are planning a move, our property valuations and market appraisals are offered free of charge. Why not find out the value of your home so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not now is the right time to move!
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