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Momentum builds across the London residential sales market

With the Stamp Duty holiday well and truly behind us we are seeing little sign of the current demand for residential properties in London slowing down.  In fact, the market is gathering pace and we expect this to continue at a similar rate into next year.  Many buyers have been keen to avoid the frantic …

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Overview of the London Property Sales Market – October 2021

Demand for residential property in London remains strong and as we move into the Autumn, we are seeing transaction levels increasing at what is always a busy time of year for the domestic property market. UK homebuyers are still driven by the need for more space (to work from home but also as they seek …

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What’s happening in the London Property Sales Market – September 2021

The June 30 Stamp Duty deadline created something of a mini feeding frenzy as buyers rushed to complete on their property purchases, but as the dust has now settled, we can look ahead to the autumn months with a sense of realism and clarity.  Typical of the holiday season, there has been a recent decrease …

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Is Buying a New-Build Property a Good Investment?

Building on a heritage For many decades, London’s unique and well-preserved architectural heritage made period conversions the default choice for buy-to-let investors.  As long as there were plenty of charming Victorian mansion flats to go round, new-build properties were regarded as the riskier option. Fast forward to the present day and we can see a …

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What’s happening in the London Property Sales Market – August 2021

At the end of June we saw the deadline for the government’s Stamp Duty holiday which is now being tapered down until it is phased out completely at the end of September.   And I am sure many homebuyers are wondering what effect this will have on the London property market.  But this is just one …

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The London property sales market – July 2021

London’s reputation as a safe haven for property investment is well known. But recent news from the Halifax Index that in March, a year on from the start of the first national lockdown, UK house prices were up 6.5%, the first house price rise in a recession in modern history, was staggering! Our own statistics echo …

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Upscale Mayfair, London living at its finest

Many parts of London seek to dazzle, seduce and occasionally exceed expectations but Mayfair trumps them all. Prestige and affluence are thoroughly ingrained into the DNA of this City of Westminster neighbourhood, which has symbolised blue-chip excellence for over two centuries. A pristine pocket of red brick elegance, punctuated by gorgeous garden squares and elegant …

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Ten important questions for buyers to consider during a viewing

A recent YouGov poll revealed that 42% of homeowners wished that they had paid more attention to certain details during the house purchase process. However, buyers’ regret is an emotion that can be largely avoided if the right set of questions are asked. Here are my top ten tips for what homebuyers should be asking …

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Lanterns Court – A Docklands Success Story

A little over a decade ago, a major push to build more residential property was instigated in the area around Canary Wharf, a location usually associated with high-tech office buildings. Lanterns Court was one of the developments at the forefront of this bold move to give the neighbourhood a renewed sense of community, energy and …

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The London property sales market – November 2020

Lockdown has prompted many people to reassess what they want from their property purchase. Some Londoners are looking to move to a new part of the Capital, while others are looking for more space. Whatever the location, flexibility is more important than ever and a home now has to be multi-functional and able to quickly …

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The London property sales market – September 2020

London is experiencing a real surge in demand for homes, as buyers take advantage of the current Stamp Duty holiday as well as historically low interest rates, both of which are contributing to the current boom in activity in the housing market.

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The London property sales market – August 2020

Demand for homes increases We are seeing a noticeable increase in enquiries from potential buyers, both owner occupiers and investors, as lockdown continues to ease. Lockdown forced most buyers to put their plans to buy a property on hold, creating pent-up demand which is now being released and so demand continues to grow. There is …

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