Real Estate


Rising Safe-Haven Investments Boost Central London Property

Prime central London property prices have risen to fresh highs in recent years as–among other factors–many overseas investors view it as a safe-haven investment, particularly amid the tumultuous debt crisis currently sweeping across the euro zone.

Foreign demand should continue to push prime London property prices higher

The residential property market in prime central London is in a league of its own. While property prices across much of the UK stagnate or depreciate, prices in the heart of the English capital continue to increase. This is in spite of the UK recession or wider Eurozone crisis.

Far East buyers beware in London property rush

(Reuters) - When Hong Kong businessman Mr. He paid a 35,000 pound deposit on a four-bedroom apartment in Britain, he believed it was a 40-minute walk from central London, his lawyer says. In fact it was a 40-minute journey by high-speed train.

Lloyds begins sale of Irish property loans

Lloyds has launched the sale of its €360m portfolio of Irish property loans as the government-controlled lender pushes to shed the legacy of its ill-timed takeover of HBOS.

Will the housing benefit cap cause the 'social cleansing' of London?

Newham council in east London has approached a housing association in Stoke-on-Trent asking them to take 500 families who have apparently been priced out of their area by rising rents and the government's new cap on housing benefits. Is this the start of mass "social cleansing" in London? Polly Curtis, with your help, finds out.

Sellers can get benefit from focus on London

With the Olympics fast approaching, everybody’s eyes from across the globe are focused on London. Throughout April and May, Fine & Country, Leamington Spa is joining in with the capital events, offering sellers in the Midlands the opportunity to showcase their homes at an exclusive luxury property exhibition, held at their associated Mayfair office on Park Lane.

London real estate development expands

Property Report 27.03.2012
London real estate development expands

London’s Nine Elms is seeing a new wave of progress with attendant redevelopment being planned and the US embassy moving in.

Property developers learn from London's dukes and earls

(Reuters) - A record number of London developers looking to build bespoke neighbourhoods from scratch will be emulating the success of centuries-old aristocratic landowning dynasties who have helped transform the capital city in the past 50 years.

London, New York and Kuala Lumpur named as top three property hot spots

London, New York and Kuala Lumpur are today (Wednesday 14 March) named as the top three global property investment hubs by the latest IP Global property barometer.

Middle Eastern investment in London property rises

Middle Eastern investors are increasing interest in the Central London residential market, the latest Central London Residential Market report, published by Jones Lang LaSalle, has found.

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