Property features

Auctions in clover

By Charlie Jacoby, December 8, 2011

Allsop is claiming Ireland's largest property auction, held in Dublin at the beginning of December. Some 108 properties were offered to a packed room of domestic and international buyers. At the halfway point, around 1,600 bidders had attended and 31 properties received remote overseas bids. At time of writing, 99 lots had sold, a success rate of 91 per cent.

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Bright career move

By Charlie Jacoby, November 24, 2011

Four apartments have already sold in the first week at Aldenham Square, directly opposite Bushey station.

The 47 one- and two-bedroom apartments are proving popular with commuters, offering a journey time into Euston of only 19 minutes.

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Call the dream team

By Charlie Jacoby, November 24, 2011

self-build and renovation projects and is launching the "Your Fusion" marque.

Fusion's Warren Rosenberg says: "More frequently than ever, money-no-object house-hunters are not just looking for a dream home. They are looking for their dream home, one with their thumbprint indelibly stamped into the bricks and mortar of the property and the very soul of the place.

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UK's best homes

By Charlie Jacoby, November 3, 2011

The UK's leading property developers gathered at The Lancaster London Hotel, Hyde Park, London at the end of October for the announcement of the winners of the hotly contested UK Property Awards, in association with Bloomberg Television and Google.

North London housebuilder Fusion Residential won the best development (multiple units) category for Amara Lodge, its apartment block, in Hadley Wood

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Lots of variety at auction

By Charlie Jacoby, November 3, 2011

You get 57 varieties of lot at auctions these days. Gone are the sales when you would expect to find just the typical auction fare of receivership properties and ground rents.

Acuitus's October auction raised a total of £26 million from 40 properties.

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Luxurious lodgings

By Charlie Jacoby, August 18, 2011

More than half of the 25 apartments at Wheston Lodge, in Woodside Park, north London have sold in just three months. There is a choice of one- and two-bedroom apartments, including duplexes and penthouses.

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Auction action

By Charlie Jacoby, August 18, 2011

On the day that PWC predicted house prices "won't recover until 2020" and the RICS declared that the UK property market remained in stalemate, Allsop restored confidence by raising £47 million from 82 per cent of lots offered at its July 14 residential auction. This success brings the firm's receipts from property auction sales in just two weeks to more than £119 million.

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Celebrity lifestyle on the horizon

By Charlie Jacoby, August 11, 2011

Property "civilisation" overseas goes through three distinct stages. At first, anyone can buy in an overseas resort because laws are so relaxed - but would you want to? The next, the locals become appalled at the number of foreigners moving in so they restrict property ownership.

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Outlook for London

By Charlie Jacoby, July 21, 2011

You may be a homeowner reading about falling house prices. No need to panic. A small number of press releases entitled "UK housing market confidence wanes" have escaped into the community.

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Auction assets

By Charlie Jacoby, July 21, 2011

Investors demonstrated demand for properties across the UK at the latest Acuitus commercial property auction which raised £16.29 million at a sale rate of 76 per cent.

Acuitus auctioneer Richard Auterac says: "The results from this auction should give sellers - and the banks in particular - increased confidence that there are buyers for the stock they are currently holding.

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