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Dip in London Property Sales for £1mn + Homes in 2015

The number of homes changing hands for more than £1m dropped by 11% in the first half of the year, as higher stamp duty and uncertainty over the general election result slowed the top end of the property market. Figures from Lloyds Bank showed the number of seven-figure homes bought …

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London Housing Market is a Fight to the Death!

Property Market Likened to the Hunger Games!

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The Myth of Generation Rent

Realities of the current housing market.

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Foxtons; London’s Estate Agent?

Even in the cut-throat world of the capital’s property market, Foxtons is notoriously aggressive – and successful. Is that why so many people are secretly glad when it turns up on their street?

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When is a house not a home? When it’s a tax-efficient financial instrument

In London, a quarter of a million families wait for a council flat, while blocks such as One Hyde Park are treated as international assets, not somewhere to live

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Supersonic Travel makes a come back!

  Prepare to be spoiled further one percenters that fly private jets. As it is, you will now be able to fly from New York to Paris in perhaps less than four hours in the most comfortable environment an aircraft could possibly offer. Reno-based aeronautical engineering company and world leader …

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Birth of a True Central London Mansion

A mansion in the heart of Mayfair that once housed aristocrats, a bank and even the US Army is set to become a 'trophy home' in the region of £70,000,000. Eight Grosvenor Square an eighteenth century property will stretch to the rear to incorporate two other mews houses on Duke's …

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The First Million Pound Council Flat!

A pair of two-bedroom former council flats have gone on the market for more than £1million each in London - directly above Stella McCartney's boutique in Fulham. The neighbouring third-floor apartments, once owned by the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, were sold off to a developer two years ago and …

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Chinese Woman pays £4mn in advance for London Rental.

The lights are on in One Hyde Park, as a lone resident settles into her palatial pad for the night. The female tenant, in her mid-20s, moved to London from China six months ago and paid five years rent upfront for the Knightsbridge apartment which costs £15,000 a week. A …

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Are Developers needed to Build Homes?

The fideicomiso model allows residents and architects to bypass bureaucracy. Could it help to ease the UK housing crisis?     "Developer," the late architect Paolo Soleri used to say, "starts with 'D', like 'devil' and 'demon'." While Soleri was unique in many pronouncements, his suspicion of developers is not …

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