Property features

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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The latest location for luxury living

By Charlie Jacoby, June 16, 2011

Do you have £225 million to spend on your next north London home?

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Catalogue of success

By Charlie Jacoby, June 10, 2011

Distressed and receivership properties are a theme of current sales - and nowhere more so than across the Irish Sea.

Savills Ireland has announced that on September 29 it will hold what it claims will be the largest property auction Ireland has seen in a long while. Clients include banks, receivers and private sellers.

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Spain reigns again

By Charlie Jacoby, June 10, 2011

According to the latest figures from the Institute of National Statistics, Marbella's tourism industry is well on the road to recovery. Other tourism figures are also reportedly up across Spain, with the Andalucían region coming out on top.

There have been faint signs of improvement in the property market too.

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Valued agent

By Charlie Jacoby, May 26, 2011

Radlett agent Village Estates is marking 25 years in business this year. When Neil Landau set up the company, the average asking price for a modest home in the South East was around £36,000.

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To step on to the property ladder, use the rostrum

By Charlie Jacoby, May 26, 2011

Savills' May property auction in London proved a great success, with more than 500 buyers in the auction room. Some 85 per cent of auction lots sold, raising almost £27 million.

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Spain set to reign again

By Charlie Jacoby, May 12, 2011

The Spanish property basket case is puzzling the experts. How come prices are so low, yet Marbella, for example, reported tourism at a five-year high last year?

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Healthy savings in Enfield

By Charlie Jacoby, May 12, 2011

Some of the most affordable new homes in north London were in the spotlight recently, when the Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Jayne Buckland unveiled the name of the new development.

The homes, which are being built by OriginHousing at Watermill Lane, are to be called The Bloc.

The site is being redeveloped to offer 221 high-quality, contemporary affordable homes.

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Lots of action for auction houses

By Charlie Jacoby, March 31, 2011

Spring auctions have seen good take-up. In March, Auction House London achieved 86 per cent sales to a packed room. Among lots sold were a flat in London NW6, with permission to extend, which went for £268,000 and a garden flat in Hove, for £176,000.

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Self-cleaning super-house for sale

By Charlie Jacoby, March 24, 2011

City been good to you? Do you have five bars to spend on a new house?

Preston Bennett is selling Lakeside, a new house on Pine Close, off Stanmore Hill, for £4.975 million. The 7,500 sq ft property is set in a leafy, south-facing garden of 0.6 acres with its own naturally-fed lake. It stands at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

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