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Rise in Property Management Fees

Owners of new flats have seen their property management charges rise to almost £2,800 on average, new research has revealed. The typical fee of £2,777 is for new build homes while those for older properties is £1,863, according to the findings by Direct Line for Business. The research found that …

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London the Tax Haven

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/05/london-is-a-tax-haven-much-closer-to-home

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Enough to make an Estate Agent Cry!

A central London vendor is hoping to save more than £400,000 in estate agency fees by selling his mansion online. The seven-storey property which requires updating in Belgravia has 18 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, and has been valued at £24million, meaning around £430,000 in fees for a sale with an Estate …

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L&G to Build and Manage 3000 Rental Homes in the UK

  Insurance firm Legal & General is on track to become a landlord after launching a £600m scheme with a Dutch pension scheme to fund “build to rent” properties. The FTSE 100 company, which has pushed into property development through its L&G Capital business, is aiming to build more than …

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2016 Trends from CES.

Tech Trends 2016 from the Consumer Electronics Show

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Luxury Property Market Slows with New Higher Stamp Duty Rates.

  The sale of expensive London homes has collapsed by two thirds following the overhaul of stamp duty, new figures have revealed. Sales dropped by 64 per cent in the last nine months as the higher tax rates hit properties selling for more than £2m. While the new stamp duty …

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A Quarter of Properties Fell-Through in the last 3 Months of 2015.

More than one in four house sales fell through during the last quarter of the year as buyers received bad news from their survey and changed their minds. A total of 27.94 per cent of sales fell through up 8.32 per cent on the previous quarter. Unwelcome news for those moving …

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The Property Millionaires

Homeowners with property worth a million pounds has risen by more than 200 per day during the past year as house prices continue to rise. They have risen 14 per cent  to 622,939, the equivalent of 75,796, according to  property website Zoopla. It means 2.2 per cent of all homeowners now have …

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Watchmakers show off their latest wares….

There is a theatrical quality to complicated watch-making that goes far beyond the performance of the various levers, gears, and cams on one’s wrist. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/watches/nine-industrys-best-watchmakers-show-their-recent-complications#sthash.tiNzsJH8.dpuf   <a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14651801/?claim=bnkegqha6ux">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>  

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The British Obsession with Buying Property

The British Obsession of Buying Property When I arrived in London to study at the London School of Economics in the late 1990s, I borrowed £100,000 from my British bank to buy, with zero deposit, a rat hole in King’s Cross.......   Guardian Article....

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