The money markets may be wobbling but developers report a boom in building bespoke properties.
The Hampstead home of Sir Harold Delf Gillies, one of the fathers of plastic surgery, is for sale at nearly £20 million.
Buyers' appetite for expensive homes in north London is being well fed by developers.
You cannot really fault members of the government for helping first-time buyers.
Office assets were in strong demand at the July Acuitus auction, which raised £48.