Posts filed under: London

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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    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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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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    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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    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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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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    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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  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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  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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    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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