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Foreign money seeks London property

Financial Times 18.10.2012
Foreign money seeks London property

The flow of foreign money seeking a home in London’s commercial property market means the capital now accounts for a third of total European investment transactions, new figures reveal.

First-time buyers struggle to climb onto the property ladder despite better mortgages

First-time buyers are fighting a losing battle to climb on to the property ladder despite a surge in mortgages available to help them.

Lack of new homes to push up London property prices

Residential property prices in London will almost certainly continue to rise in the long term as large increases in demand for housing in the capital over the next decade and beyond will not be matched by an upsurge in the supply of new homes being developed, new independent research published by Cluttons today shows.

Tax haven property markets thrive as political scrutiny grows

(Reuters) - A judicial crackdown and mounting political pressure on legal tax avoidance are failing to deter companies from setting up in European tax havens.

Prime central London’s residential property prices show 51% increase

London’s upmarket residential property prices saw a further increase in September, showing a 51% increase since the low points of March 2008. But tax modifications have affected some sector of the market, with the sales in the £2 million to £5 million segment falling 20% in the quarter to September compared with the same period last year.

London Luxury-Home Prices Rise on Lower-Taxed Property

Luxury-home prices in central London rose at their fastest rate in three months in September, powered by demand for properties that escape a new higher rate of sales tax, Knight Frank LLP said.

'A home of our own seems a pipe dream now' - Tenants suffer as landlords push rents to new high

Rents have hit a new high after a fifth straight month of rises in August as landlords continue to benefit from exceptionally high demand as people are priced off the property ladder.

rural property has held its value better than homes in urban areas

House prices in rural postcodes now 17pc higher than urban properties, according to new research.

Buy a property without a deposit

Love Money 20.09.2012
Buy a property without a deposit

One firm claims it can help borrowers to purchase a property without putting down any deposit.

Property company Workspace launches retail bond

Workspace, the property company, has launched a retail bond issue paying 6pc for seven years. This is the first retail bond launched by the FTSE 250 listed company, which will pay out two dividends a year once on April 9 and another on October 9.

The Royal Palace in Tatoi, Attica, owned by former King Constantine.

Greece intends to sell high-end properties in London, Belgrade and Cyprus, including a palace with royal graveyard, as part of a privatisation programme designed to free up cash and appease its bail-out rescuers.

Up to 6,000 housebuyers will benefit from the new Scottish Government scheme. Picture: Ian Rutherford

A NEW initiative backed by the Scottish Government, mortgage lenders and home builders could help thousands of first-time buyers on to the property ladder.

London mansion on sale for record £300m

The 60,000 square feet home once belonged to Lebanon's late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and was passed as a gift after his 2005 assassination to Sultan bin Abdulaziz .

Chancel repair liability could see local residents pay dearly for church repairs. Photo: John Morrison / Alamy

Our property experts answer readers' queries about chancel repair liability; buying unregistered land; and tenant disputes.

Luxury property boom in London

Financial Times 04.09.2012
Youngsters expect to be 40 before buying home as many are forced to rent or live with parents

First-time buyers expect to save up to the age of 40 before they can purchase a home, a study has found.

The prices of prime homes have been driven by overseas investors spending billions of pounds on properties in affluent pockets of central London such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia

A £38bn development boom in London’s most expensive neighbourhoods has been spurred by rampant demand from European and Asian buyers seeking safe investments away from turbulent Eurozone economies.

Luxury property boom in London

Property Correspondent 03.09.2012
This 17th-century former hunting lodge in South Ockendon, Essex, used to be three council homes, and is today a six-bedroom house. It's on the market through Fine (fine.co.uk) for £449,995.

A new proposal to sell off council housing in some of Britain's best postcode areas could be a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity. It is no time for snobbery, says Graham Norwood.

The prices of prime homes have been driven by overseas investors spending billions of pounds on properties in affluent pockets of central London such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia

A £38bn development boom in London’s most expensive neighbourhoods has been spurred by rampant demand from European and Asian buyers seeking safe investments away from turbulent Eurozone economies.

 
FirstBuy weekend in Oakham can help homebuyers get onto the property ladder

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes will show how a government-backed scheme can help homebuyers get onto the property ladder with a special weekend at its Oakham development ‘Leighfield Park' on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September.

 
 

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