Wednesday 3 September 2008 10.56am
Welcome to SE1.
I'd suggest you rent for at least a year. This will give you time to find an area within SE1 where you'd be happy to buy and give the market some more time to fall/stabilise (and the mortgage market to improve).
You don't say what your budget is, but I would suggest some of the ex-LA blocks off Grange Road
/Southwark Park Road/Old Kent Road
might fit the bill. Guys is about a 20-25 minute walk from Old Kent Road
Would suggest trying gumtree if you are looking to room share or findaproperty or primelocation if you are looking to rent your own place.
It is expensive in SE1, but definitely worth it!