Real Estate


Red tape slashed to create new homes

The Chancellor is to cut through red tape in an attempt to kickstart the stalling property market. Rules making it harder to turn empty offices into flats will be axed by George Osborne.

Singapore dollar strength spurs overseas investment in London, New York

Wealthy Singaporeans are increasingly looking to invest in properties in western cities to diversify their portfolios and take advantage of the strong Singapore dollar, the Today newspaper has reported.

Most expensive ever: Apartment at London’s One Hyde Park sold for£135 million

An apartment at the uber-luxurious One Hyde Park development in London has sold for £135 million (US$217 million), the most expensive ever according to property experts.

Asians flocking to London commercial real estate in droves

East Asian investors are expected to become the biggest spenders in the UK’s commercial property market this year, overtaking buyers from the Middle East.

London property market to get £52bn Asian investment

International investors are preparing to plough £52bn of equity into UK commercial property, principally in cental London, amid thriving market conditions.

Stamp duty increase pushing up demand in London property mark

It is widely expected that the upcoming increase in stamp duty in the UK property market is unlikely to affect the prime sector but buyers will be looking to complete sales before the rise takes effect, it is claimed.

More Malaysians look to London

Property Report 03.03.2011

Exhibitions drive more Asian property buyers to London

Andrew Batt Property Report 11.02.2011
More Malaysians look to London

Buyers of prime central London property from Malaysia were among the ten fastest growing nationalities during 2010.

Exhibitions drive more Asian property buyers to London

Property exhibitions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong have become an increasingly important source of London property buyers.

Property to rent in London 'still required as mortgages remain restricted'

property to rent in London, especially in prestigious boroughs such as Kensington, could continue to be in demand by Britons who cannot afford a mortgage for houses in the area.

What will happen to London Property in 2011?

In 2011 we anticipate the continuation of the two tier system. The prime London properties will continue to outperform the rest of the market as they have done throughout 2010, this compares favourably with the general London market which has slipped back during the second half of the year.

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