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  1. August 6, 2015

    Savills’ global expansion in property market starts to pay off

    A surge of acquisitions have boosted the finances of London-based real estate agent Savills, in the latest sign that a...

  2. July 3, 2015

    The five Ashes venues and the prospects for their property markets

    Five property markets and the Ashes The giant Australian fast-bowler Mervyn Hughes ground to a halt on the Oval wicket,...

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  1. June 26, 2015

    UK property: Is Cobham handy for Londoners?

    As London’s prime market stalls — losing 0.5 per cent in the first three months of the year and 3.1 per cent since its...

  2. June 19, 2015

    Parsons Green rides out slump in Fulham property prices

    The heady days of 2013 were something of a halcyon summer for Fulham’s property market. Prices had been rising steadily...

  3. June 14, 2015

    Sell-off of council houses will raise less than ministers expect

    Ministers have overestimated how much money they can raise from a mass sell-off of council houses — designed to pay for...

  4. June 5, 2015

    Cash is king in the prime property market

    More than half of homes valued at over £1m are bought with no debt, underscoring the pivotal role of cash in powering...

  5. May 6, 2015

    Does it matter which ‘soap powder brand’ wins UK election?

    City analysts are supposed to be good at spotting risks. But a perusal of brokerage research on the election shows they...

  6. April 24, 2015

    Bath’s charms draw buyers relocating from London

    Is Bath the perfect city? To read Unesco’s verdict, you might think so. “Bath’s grandiose neoclassical Palladian...

  7. April 10, 2015

    Why pension freedoms won’t trigger a property boom

    The revolution has arrived. New rules came into force this week giving millions of pension savers the option to take...

  8. April 10, 2015

    Shoreditch outperforms prime central London — but at what cost?

    It has been described as “up and coming” for the best part of 15 years, but is Shoreditch about to take its place at...

  9. March 22, 2015

    London councils urged to demolish and redevelop council estates

    London council estates should be demolished in order to build swaths of new houses for sale, according to Lord Adonis,...

  10. March 19, 2015

    Savills benefits from recovering European property market

    International property adviser Savills’ revenues rose 19 per cent to £1.1bn last year thanks to recovering European...

  11. March 6, 2015

    The Cayman Islands: a second-home hotspot

    The Cayman Islands may be home to thousands of banks and hedge funds and may have attracted a substantial and affluent...

  12. February 18, 2015

    UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

    In the fertile fens of north Cambridgeshire lies the 560-acre Rummers Farm where potatoes, sugar beet, cereals and oil...

  13. February 9, 2015

    Property advisers scale up to challenge dominant global players

    International property advisers are on a consolidation and acquisition drive as they gear up to take on the dominant...

  14. February 8, 2015

    Hedge funds short property companies as London housing wobbles

    Hedge funds have begun to take out bets against property businesses that are exposed to the downturn in London’s...

  15. January 15, 2015

    Savills upgrades 2014 profit expectations after strong December

    Savills, the London-listed property agents, has upgraded its 2014 profit expectations after changes in UK stamp duty...

  16. January 11, 2015

    House prices in Tory seats rise 8 times faster than in Labour ones

    Homes in Conservative constituencies outside London have seen house price inflation at eight times the rate of Labour...

  17. December 21, 2014

    Jeremy Helsby, Savills CEO: beyond the tweeds and Labrador

    When 33-year-old Jeremy Helsby returned to London in 1988, it was not a happy occasion. He had been sent out to...

  18. December 16, 2014

    Oil threat overshadows stress tests

    That is a relief. All but one of the UK’s big banks could have survived a crisis played out against an economic...

  19. November 18, 2014

    State sits on enough land to build 2m homes, study finds

    The government owns enough land to build as many as 2m homes, a study has found – the equivalent of a decade’s supply....

  20. November 18, 2014

    Mansion taxes in global cities hit Savills

    The introduction of taxes on expensive homes in Hong Kong and Singapore, and the prospect of similar levies in London,...

  21. November 14, 2014

    Purchasers of vineyards match passion with profits

    The idea of owning a prestige cellar has evolved, with buyers now looking for commercial returns as well as lifestyle...

  22. November 10, 2014

    Safra snaps up the Gherkin for £726m

    The Gherkin, one of the most distinctive buildings on the London skyline, has been sold for more than £700m to the...

  23. November 6, 2014

    London house prices set to underperform

    House prices in London will grow more slowly than any in other region over the next five years, reversing the capital’s...

  24. November 3, 2014

    Levy hitting UK housebuilding, study finds

    A tax meant to help pay for infrastructure improvements is deterring the construction of homes, according to research....

  25. October 10, 2014

    Prime property rush in Scotland

    Scottish estate agents anticipate a frantic period in the prime housing market as home movers look to complete sales...

  26. October 9, 2014

    Fears of housing crash in China raise global alarm

    Fears of a housing market crash are weighing on forecasts for global growth. But this time it is China, not the US,...

  27. October 6, 2014

    London high-end developers face pinch

    London’s luxury property developers are facing construction delays and rising costs at a time when prices appear to be...

  28. September 23, 2014

    London ranked most expensive city globally, Savills report shows

    If there is one guaranteed conversation in London pubs and bars, it is the growing ire of residents over property costs...

  29. September 22, 2014

    Miliband plans mansion tax to boost NHS

    Ed Miliband will announce plans on Tuesday to use a “mansion tax” and an annual profit tax on tobacco companies to fund...

  30. August 27, 2014

    Oil auction may end well for Shell, badly for Nigeria

    It is decent of Nigerian operators to offer a Shell-led consortium top dollar for its onshore oil. Many locals have...

  31. August 27, 2014

    Tighter UK mortgage rules trigger house-price discounts

    Most homes changing hands in the British property market are now selling at a discount, according to new figures, as...

  32. August 7, 2014

    ‘London leavers’ boost Savills profits

    The UK’s buoyant property market has driven a 15 per cent increase in interim pre-tax profits at Savills, the property...

  33. August 3, 2014

    Long-distance London commuters push up local house prices

    London’s strong housing market is pushing up prices in other parts of the country as workers commute ever longer...

  34. August 1, 2014

    The twilight of private ownership in Scotland?

    Buy a nice flat in central London and you will be lucky to see any change from £2m. Buy one in Edinburgh’s gorgeous...

  35. July 29, 2014

    City of London’s £650m Gherkin put up for sale by receivers

    The City of London’s Gherkin building has been put up for sale by administrators who hope to attract bids of at least...

  36. July 23, 2014

    A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt buying a holiday home

    The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets...

  37. July 18, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . prime London prices

    What does this show? The blue line shows house price growth in Greater London according to data from Land Registry,...

  38. June 27, 2014

    ‘Mansion tax’ fears chill London’s luxury housing market

    The threat of a “mansion tax” is causing central London’s wealthy property market to cool, according to estate agents....

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