Property features

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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Hottest homes in the snow

By Charlie Jacoby, July 7, 2011

With the summer holidays on the horizon, a small but not inconsiderable posse of holiday property buyers leave Britain to look for the ideal holiday home. They have a whole globe to choose from, with popular destinations including Spain, Florida, Israel and the Caribbean.

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The rostrum roundabout

By Charlie Jacoby, June 23, 2011

The auctions scene is rapidly-changing. Cushman & Wakefield's auctions team is off to join CBRE and King Sturge is merging with Jones Lang LaSalle. Meanwhile, Jones Lang LaSalle's former team Acuitus has a sale coming up in July.

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London rich in potential

By Charlie Jacoby, June 16, 2011

Wonderful thing, statistics. They are a springboard for imagination. Take the latest from estate agent Savills. It says that £3.3 billion of foreign capital fuels the prime London property market each year.

From this, it deduces that the international wealth currently flowing into the prime London residential market each year is enough to buy 18,561 average UK homes.

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