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  1. June 25, 2014

    Soaring prices push more homes into ‘mansion tax’ bracket

    The number of properties that would be hit by a proposed “mansion tax” has doubled over the past five years, according to an...

  2. June 16, 2014

    UK care homes lure reits across Atlantic

    North American investors are pouring billions of dollars into British care homes for the elderly, particularly in the more...

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  1. June 10, 2014

    US investors snap up UK care homes

    Earlier this year a Wall Street hedge fund best known for its role selling the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...

  2. June 6, 2014

    Why one school in Cranbrook, Kent, is fuelling mini property boom

    The small town of Cranbrook in the Kentish Weald, a lightly wooded swath of southeast England between the chalky North and...

  3. May 30, 2014

    How prime London property compares with New York and Hong Kong

    Is prime London property good value on a global scale? High house prices in locations such as Knightsbridge and Mayfair,...

  4. May 26, 2014

    Target of 200,000 homes a year impossible, say UK housebuilders

    The vast majority of housebuilders believe an industry target to build more than 200,000 homes a year cannot be met. Some 94...

  5. May 12, 2014

    London luxury housing market ‘cooling’, estate agents warn

    London’s luxury housing market has started to slow after several years of soaring price growth, estate agents warn. Savills,...

  6. May 9, 2014

    Where property prices are set to rise – and where they could fall

    Talk of a global recession impacting on the world’s property markets post-2007 implies a homogenous waltz of price rises and...

  7. April 25, 2014

    Homebuyers exploit ‘value gap’ in prime market

    Aspiring property owners priced out of central London and considering more affordable locations should move quickly, as...

  8. April 18, 2014

    For sale: five high-end homes with walled gardens

    The Castle of Todi, Perugia, Italy, €3.5m Where On the east bank of the river Tiber in Perugia, central Italy, 6km from the...

  9. April 4, 2014

    Odds-on favourites: homes for horseracing fans

    Equestrian estate, Santa Maria, Mallorca, Spain, €12.5m Where In Santa Maria, an area of central Mallorca, 19km from the...

  10. April 4, 2014

    How private wealth is transforming real estate in global cities

    During the Georgian era, large tracts of London were owned by Britain’s dukes and earls who were the high net worth...

  11. March 28, 2014

    Feast your eyes: upmarket homes for foodies

    Seafair, 254 Ocean Avenue, Rhode Island, US, $19m Where In Newport, Rhode Island, 42 miles from Providence and about a...

  12. March 21, 2014

    For sale: five upmarket homes surrounded by wildlife

    Casa Laguna, Mayakoba, Mexico, $3m Where Part of the Rosewood Mayakoba resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, eight miles from...

  13. March 7, 2014

    Life at the top: upmarket homes with roof gardens

    Casco Antiguo, Palma, Mallorca, €4.8m Where Overlooking Palma Cathedral in the centre of the capital of the largest Balearic...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2014

    Stratospheric property (seriously)

    Late last year we speculated that if anything was going to disrupt the London property bull market it was going to be a...

  15. February 28, 2014

    London raises more stamp duty than Scotland and Wales combined

    Nearly three times as much tax was paid by property buyers in 13 square miles of central London than in all of Scotland and...

  16. February 28, 2014

    The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth

    Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century and we’re still not there. To be a child of the 1960s and 1970s was to...

  17. February 19, 2014

    Rightmove and Zoopla under threat from rival property portal

    Britain’s biggest property websites Rightmove and Zoopla are facing the threat of losing advertising fees to a rival online...

  18. February 7, 2014

    Singapore buyers pile into London’s prime property market

    Sipping cocktails on the roof terrace of Singapore’s five-star Fullerton Bay Hotel, well-heeled couples gazing at the...

  19. February 7, 2014

    Romantic escapes

    Laguna, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean, $2.49m Where: Northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba in the Greater...

  20. January 10, 2014

    Cultured living – homes near Unesco world heritage sites

    Villa Massei, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, €7.5m Where: In the northwest of Italy, 8km from Lucca, 20km from Pisa and 40km from...

  21. January 8, 2014

    Sale of 10 London fire stations set to raise £50m

    London’s fire authorities expect to make £50m from the sale of 10 fire stations that will close today under cuts forced...

  22. December 31, 2013

    Population growth boosts farmland values

    Population growth has driven English farmland values to a record high, according to figures from Knight Frank. The property...

  23. December 18, 2013

    Rising West End rents threaten creative economy

    Media, technology and fashion businesses are being priced out of their traditional West End heartland as a shortage of...

  24. December 5, 2013

    Autumn Statement 2013: Foreign homeowners to pay capital gains

    Russian oligarchs, wealthy Chinese investors and British expats are to become the source of an extra £70m of annual revenues...

  25. November 29, 2013

    Weak growth sparks fears of fall in London house prices

    House prices in prime areas of central London have stalled in November, raising the possibility that the capital’s property...

  26. November 22, 2013

    Stars align for UK property markets

    More evidence emerged this week of a broad-based improvement in housing market conditions. New-home starts by private...

  27. November 22, 2013

    Farmland and forestry hit record highs

    Land and forestry values are hitting record highs as investors buy up areas of the UK to boost their investment portfolios....

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Prime global real-estate prices are stalling: Izzy refers to research from Knight Frank...

  29. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2013

    Prime global real-estate prices are stalling

    Just as the world was about to launch an inquisition into the prime property witch phenomenon — roughly: if the property...

  30. October 25, 2013

    How demand is rising among wealthy buyers for ‘hotel-serviced living’

    She may have survived on just four hours’ sleep a night when she was in office, but Margaret Thatcher chose a suite at the...

  31. October 25, 2013

    Home sales stall as price rise hopes outstrip mortgage valuations

    Home sales in London and the southeast could slow, experts have warned, as talk of house price rises push up sellers’...

  32. October 11, 2013

    Architecture: Singapore’s shapely butterfly house

    On the affluent, palm-lined street of White House Park in District 10 – one of Singapore’s most desirable residential areas,...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Asia's housing bubbles put UK in shade

    My bubble's bigger than your bubble Rising house prices and property bubbles are something of a UK obsession. But for all...

  34. October 2, 2013

    UK property website to launch in 2014 to challenge duopoly

    A new property search website backed by estate agents will launch next year to challenge the dominance of Rightmove and...

  35. October 2, 2013

    Experts warn of crunch in regional office space as demand rises

    Britain’s nascent economic recovery is spreading outwards from London to its regional cities, with data showing businesses...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2013

    Houses beating households, London edition

    Ever feel like you are slipping behind in the rat race? Well, Londoners now face competition from their homes as well. The...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A classic car bubble? Izzy cites research from Knight Frank which shows that classic...

  38. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2013

    A classic car bubble?

    Wonkblog and Reuters draw our attention to a potential bubble arising in classic cars. Both cite research from Knight...

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