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  1. 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 have...

  2. 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 crescents,...

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  1. 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 their...

  2. 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 the top...

  3. 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, one...

  4. 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 property...

  5. 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 expat...

  6. 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 seed...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 housing...

  9. 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 helped...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 Washington...

  12. 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 backdrop...

  13. 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. Land...

  14. 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, have...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 Safra...

  17. 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...

  18. 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. The...

  19. 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 before...

  20. 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, which is...

  21. 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...

  22. 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 in...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 been...

  25. 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 tighter...

  26. 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...

  27. 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 distances...

  28. 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 Georgian...

  29. 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 £650m....

  30. 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 in...

  31. 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, which...

  32. 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....

  33. June 26, 2014

    BoE’s suggested future rate rise set to double mortgage costs

    The Bank of England’s suggested future rise in interest rates would nearly double the amount of interest British households...

  34. 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...

  35. May 9, 2014

    Rent – the next big asset class?

    By James Pickford A new style of renting is coming to Britain. A far cry from the awkward Victorian conversions and...

  36. May 1, 2014

    Savills moves into US real estate market with Studley acquisition

    International real estate adviser Savills has acquired North American group Studley in a £154m deal that creates a...

  37. 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...

  38. April 18, 2014

    Super-commuters: how to live and work in different continents

    Wolf and Kate Allisat were keen for their daughters’ names to be easily pronounceable around the world because, if their...

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