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4 Quarters Info & Blog

Mortgage Market Stalling

It has been a while since my last post, news in the property world has been hard to find of late! Today however the CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders) have reported a 10% reduction in mortgage lending and remortgages from the same period last year. £11.6bn was loaned over the …

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All Yours For 300 Million Pounds!

Over the past few months a 60,000 sq ft, seven storey, 45 bedroom residence has been put up for sale on a strictly off market basis for the princely sum of £300,000,000. Situated in Knightsbridge directly opposite Hyde park it also boast one of the most beautiful locations in London. …

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Letting Agents On Notice!

Can I just say that this issue is one of my biggest personal gripes. Even after 5 years of working in estate agency for various companies I have always asked myself why our administration fees, end of tenancy fees and renewal fees were always so steep and whether they were …

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Asking Prices have fallen in August , Olympics to blame!

 During August vendors have aggressively reduced their asking price by an average of 2.4% compared with 1.1% reductions over the same period last year. The buzz of the Olympics along with fewer tourists coming to London, combined with a massive migration of residents trying to flee the congestion and bad …

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Conway Street Refurbishment

A little while back a client from Russia asked us to refurbish the property of their daughter so they could begin renting it as she had outgrown her wardrobe space! This one bedroom property in the heart of Fitzrovia is filled with light, has high ceilings, excellent storage and unusually …

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Oympics; first prize, an anvil around your neck!

 Hailed as the global event that would inject much needed optimism, pride and investment into our slightly less loved, cash strapped city, the Olympics with only a day to go before the grand opening has already proved to be money not well spent. With hundreds of thousands of tickets left …

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European Housing Costs

  I do not know about all of you out in the blogging world, but if you are unfortunate enough to live in the UK you face the third highest housing costs in Europe, with only Denmark and Greece facing higher rates. On average you will spend over 40% of income …

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A beautiful apartment in Whitehall, Central London.

With notable residents including William Gladstone, Lord Kitchener, Grand Duke Michael of Russia and George Bernard Shaw, perhaps our next client can add their name to this prestigious list. This second floor, £2,300 per week, 3 double bedroom property with a host of period features including plaster mouldings, hard wood …

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Battersea Powerstation, finally getting a makeover?

30 years down the line, Battersea Power station has been purchased once again with the intent of completing the largest redevelopment programme in London's recent history, even overshadowing the grandeur of Canary Wharf. With a £400mn price tag the Malaysian Consortium that purchased the site  plan a 15 year scheme …

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The Shard

Last Thursday was the inauguration of Europe's tallest skyscraper the Shard standing at 310m (1,017ft) in a blitz of lazer light and music. During a period of austerity and cost cutting this building launched by the Qatari & British Royal family seems to be a little arrogant and overbearing at …

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