Posts filed under: London

Foreign investors seek new London property sites

News in July that a Mayfair penthouse was sold for £26m, setting a new record for residential property in central London, confirmed that the city remains a valuable market for the elite investor. The property on South Audley Street sold...
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Half of Maine Tower Properties sell to Foreign Buyers, In Under 5 Hours

    East London skyscraper Maine Tower has “a comprehensive array of elite lifestyle facilities” and boasts it is an “all-private tower” – meaning it has no apartments set aside as affordable social housing. And it has just proved that...
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Luxury Wimbledon apartment goes on the market at £915,000

Fancy watching Andy Murray from the comfort of your own home? A luxury apartment offering views over Wimbledon has gone on the market for £915,000. The apartment almost-directly overlooks Wimbledon’s No.1 Court where you can see all your favourite stars...
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London’s Church and State Brace for Cooling Property

    In London’s booming commercial-property market, church and state alike have been among the biggest winners. Now, some of Britain’s oldest and richest landlords are preparing for the market to cool. Property investment funds run on behalf of the...
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Luxury property chief on social housing, Armaggedon and how to spot the next housing market crash

    At first glance, Alex Michelin, a co-founder of Finchatton, seems every bit the suave developer of luxury properties. His suit is as well fitted as the opulent interiors that he designs, and he sits at a table covered...
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New East London Development

London City Island is not, as its name might suggest, an island, but rather a peninsula. The marketing angle, however, is only stretching the truth by an inch or two. Road access is limited to a single, slim entry point...
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Prime London investment looking bright post-election

    However you voted on May 7, one element of the general election is beyond debate: the unexpectedly decisive nature of David Cameron’s return to Downing Street, this time with a small, but effective, majority. Political uncertainty put the...
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New homes in luxury London with a maid, lobster and wine on tap

  Living out of a suitcase is usually the slightly depressing lot of the traveling salesman. But a far more glamorous customer is now putting down real roots in London’s luxury hotels. Wealthy property owners are buying up suite-style apartments...
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£100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

  As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided, wealthy investors went on a buying spree in London’s luxury market. It was reported that more than £100m worth...
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London Real Estate Sizzles Off Campus

    The underlying trend is this: As developing nations (particularly China) create a strong middle and upper class, their children are flooding into western colleges and universities, and the imbalance between supply and demand is making student housing a...
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