Fringe Benefits: Why London’s Property Hotspots Have the Edge

With a thumping election win in his back pocket, Boris Johnson is quietly lowering expectations for a third Heathrow runway which in property terms is pretty good news. For some time now, the area’s low prices and good transport links have been in the sights of investors and property developers and they’re probably glad to …

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Why Property is Still a Strong Long-Term Investment

Safe as houses With the Bank of England still maintaining its flexible yet cautious approach to interest rates, the UK’s property sector remains a safe bet for property investors as it continues to benefit from support from both public and private sectors. Putting money into bricks and mortar has, over more than five decades, proven …

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Good As New – The Benefits of Investing in a New Build Property

Any number of economic reports may have you wondering why some of the information targets construction firms and house building instead of inflation or jobs. The reason for this focus is straightforward: A steady supply of new homes is considered a dependable indicator for the housing market in particular and for economic growth in general …

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The London sales market – March 2020

Buyers and sellers return to the market in force; coronavirus having virtually no effect on confidence We continue to see increasing confidence in the London property market, with quite dramatic upturns in both new valuations and the number of new buyers registering with us. We are extremely busy working with buyers and sellers at all …

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West London property explodes with new investment

With a thriving economy, good schools, sophisticated neighbourhoods that ooze with architectural splendour, there is a lot of store in the old term “West is best” which seems very fitting here.

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Top five properties we’re in love with right now

The property market is experiencing a remarkable turnaround in confidence since the election last year, with the latest figures revealing that house prices are rising at their fastest rate for almost two years.

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New Phase at White City Living, London’s regeneration hotspot, bursting with investment potential

Two years ago, in West London’s Zone 2, the transformation of the old low-rise commercial units into the White City Living development created a microhousing boom that helped kickstart a brand new W12 neighbourhood just north of Shepherd’s Bush. The first phase rollout of these high specification apartments was an instant hit with investors who …

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London property is back with a bang

Marc von Grundherr, Director of Benham & Reeves talks about how after several years of subdued house price growth, the recent General Election victory by the Conservatives has offered a sense of stability and greater confidence to property investors.

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Top 10 things to watch out for in London property in 2020

Landlords have faced some major issues over the last few years – new lettings regulations and property taxes as well as the impact of Brexit. And 2020 is likely to deliver more challenges, from a proposed increase in Stamp Duty for overseas buyers to changes to Capital Gains Tax. It’s certainly not an easy time …

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The London sales market – January 2020

After several years of subdued house price growth, we have at last seen some positive news for the London property market. The recent General Election win by the Conservatives (and so the greater clarity over Brexit) means that we now hope to see a period of increasing political stability and therefore greater confidence amongst property …

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New Year New Build

With a New Year come new beginnings and for many investors it’s the time to start planning their investment strategy. There’s no denying that it has been a turbulent few years for the London property sector, however the fundamentals continue to remain strong and our outlook continues to be bullish. Despite Brexit, property prices have …

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The London property market 2019 – a year in review

There is no doubt about it: demand for rental properties in London has been incredible this year! At the beginning of 2019 we could not have imagined how strong demand would be. This is clearly good news for our landlords, the majority of whom are experiencing only the very shortest voids. This will be helping …

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