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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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London’s reliability and resilience makes a sound investment for overseas investors

The last two decades have seen London undergo a radical shift in infrastructural priorities as it continues to forge ahead as one of the world’s leading financial, educational and technological centres. As someone with extensive experience of managing property sales teams throughout South East Asia and the UK, I take pride in being part of …

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The London property sales market – June 2021

It’s no secret that the recent lockdowns have prompted many of us to reassess our priorities when choosing a home, as we look for more space as well as a garden or open space nearby. For some homebuyers this has meant a property search in London’s peripheral boroughs to find the space (inside and out) …

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Hong Kongers will always consider London as a key investment

As real estate in the UK begins its recovery after subsequent lockdowns, there is more positivity around and confidence is returning to the market. Since the beginning of March, shortly after the UK Government announced a detailed roadmap for getting back to normal, our Hong Kong office saw a surge of interest, with London property …

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The London property sales market – May 2021

Demand for residential properties in London remains high but after months of lockdown, many homebuyers are re-evaluating what they want from their home, so we are seeing a shift in the types of property in highest demand. Perhaps the most significant new trend is the need for larger homes, with more space, both inside and …

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Local market update Hampstead, London NW3

Sales Manager, Jeremy Stecker gives a market update on Hampstead, London’s famous hilltop jewel that combines beautiful period architecture with breath-taking views from the eponymous Heath. The affluent, leafy side streets that radiate outwards from the village-like High Street are some of the most picturesque in the Capital. Properties here are much sought after…

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The London property sales market – April 2021

The London residential sales property market remains strong, with demand boosted further by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend the Stamp Duty holiday until June 30th 2021. After that, the threshold at which buyers will start to pay the tax will be £250,000, double the normal rate, until September 30th. From October, the point at …

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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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The London property sales market – March 2021

We continue to see steady demand from buyers looking for London property – both from international investors and from homeowners looking to make their first property purchase or move up the property ladder.  In fact, our most recent figures show that we agreed more sales in 2020 than in 2019. This is despite three lockdowns …

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Ten reasons to make your home in Hampstead

For those who take comfort in knowing that most of life’s pleasures can be enjoyed within a short stroll from their front door, Hampstead is the ideal neighbourhood. Culture, beauty and well-being fill its historic streets, intriguing shops and cosy eateries. It’s no surprise that virtually anyone who appreciates beautiful surroundings will naturally gravitate towards …

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Pancake UK property market topped with above average house prices

Our latest research here at Benham and Reeves, has found that pancake related street names have largely left a sweet taste in the mouth of the nation’s home sellers over the last year! With Shrove Tuesday almost here, our research team analysed sold price property records from the Land Registry, to find out how much …

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