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Property Prices in Westminster

Property Prices in Westminster

The years since the financial crisis have definitely been interesting ones for the borough of Westminster. Property prices in Westminster have seen quite a rally since the days of the financial crisis. Westminster in fact has seen house prices go up by 95% since the financial crisis and has seen a boom market for many years as investors, overseas and ...

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Overseas Investors, is the Party Ending?

Overseas Investors

London Property has for long been a favorite investment product for overseas investors. Having seen high returns, at relatively low risk, in a mature and stable country and with sustained low interest rates pushing house prices ever higher; there is little doubt as to why London has become a favorite investment for Overseas Investors. But are things changing? Will future ...

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Panama Papers and their Implication for London Property

The Shard

With the outbreak of the Panama Papers scandal, it came as little surprise to anyone that a large number of London properties were held by offshore companies, the ultimate beneficiaries of which were a closely guarded secret. However, the papers do show us just how extensive some of this offshoring has been and also to what degree rich foreign nationals ...

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The 6 Best Outdoor Pools in London

Swimming Pools in London

With the weather fast improving, there are some amazing outdoor pools to wet your hair on a hot summer’s day in this muggy city of ours… 1. Kings Cross Pond Club A piece of art which is fully functional…yes please! The Kings Cross Pond Club is the UK’s first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond, set within a working ...

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Which London Boroughs Performed Best and Worst Last Quarter?

London Glass Building

A quick look at the changes in property prices throughout the London boroughs shows a quite stark turn and change in the market. Some of the would be favourite boroughs of the last few years have found themselves at the bottom of the ranks when it comes to house price growth. So looking at this closer, amongst the five worst performers ...

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2016 Budget : Buy to Let Investors Targeted

Pound coin

It is that time of the year again, a new budget, new surprises which leave different people either feeling that little bit richer or left out by our government. So what can we gather from the 2016 budget for property investors? 1. Exclusion from the lowering of capital gains tax There was a lot of debate about a new tax ...

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Kensington & Chelsea Investment – Time to Buy or Sell?

Hyde Park - Kensington & Chelsea

The years since the financial crisis have definitely been interesting ones for the Kensington & Chelsea property market. Starting with jittery speculation about an imminent fall in prices as redundancies and salary cuts spread like wild fire throughout the City of London in 2008; Kensington & Chelsea proved surprisingly resilient against this downturn. In fact, the market in Kensington & ...

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Iran Bringing New HNW Property Buyers to London

Azadi Square - Teheran

As sanctions slowly lift in Iran, a wave of super-rich Iranians are preparing to flood London’s property market with billions of pounds over the coming years. Three years of heavy International sanctions which essentially prevented any inward or outward investment from either entering or leaving the country, due to the blocking of SWIFT (an international inter-bank transfer system), were finally ...

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What Will be the Effect of Brexit on London Property Prices?

Canary Wharf

What will happen if Britain decides to make a speedy EU exit? This is the question all investors and London Property owners are all asking themselves at the moment. After having experienced the near catastrophic collapse of the single currency during the stride between Greece and the EU last year, it is of little wonder that investors are worried about ...

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