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  1. 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...

  2. March 28, 2014

    Intellectual property: investing in higher education

    Benjamin Franklin once said that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. The structural shifts in higher...

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  1. Building the Future

    Reits, capital structures and debt: part two of our series looks in depth at the finan...
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    The Financial Times’ definitive guide to the world of commercial property from the per...
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  1. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Self-build homes boost

    The government is providing £150m of funding to help prospective homeowners build their own properties. George Osborne, the...

  2. March 7, 2014

    Landlords eye capital growth as yields fall

    More investors are turning to the buy-to-let market for capital growth instead of seeking income, as yields continue to be...

  3. 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...

  4. February 21, 2014

    Middle class ‘cling-ons’ squeezed out of London property market

    Large numbers of high earners have been locked out of the London housing market, according to an analysis by the Financial...

  5. 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...

  6. February 14, 2014

    Young people lose out as UK’s housing wealth gap widens

    The housing wealth gap between young and old has widened significantly in the UK over the past decade, with serious...

  7. January 28, 2014

    London’s overheated commercial property market fuels regions

    The UK’s commercial property market recaptured the attention of investors in 2013. Although London has been the darling of...

  8. January 17, 2014

    Home buyers left behind in Britain’s two-speed housing market

    Britain’s growing army of private landlords have been the biggest winners from recent rises in property prices, according to...

  9. January 17, 2014

    Clapham, the leafy London district with ‘staying power’

    The hypothetical “man on the Clapham omnibus” is still cited as the rational English Everyman, typical in terms of attitude...

  10. January 10, 2014

    Sharp rise in sales of London homes worth £5m or more

    Sales of the most expensive homes in Britain are booming as demand for prime London properties soars, according to new...

  11. December 6, 2013

    Boutique living

    For £2.6m you can snap up a penthouse in a new development on the fringes of central London. Included are a concierge...

  12. 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...

  13. October 24, 2013

    Housing boom sets off bidding wars in ‘frantic’ fight for land

    Britain’s rapid housing market recovery has sparked a scramble for land, with bidding wars between building groups pushing...

  14. Off Message

    October 8, 2013

    Help to Buy, so long as you can afford it

    For Londoners, this chart may make for painful viewing: Savills has used data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders to imply...

  15. October 4, 2013

    UK government pushes for longer-term tenancies

    Tenants could soon find it easier to lock into longer-term rental contracts, after the government unveiled a “tenants’...

  16. 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...

  17. September 20, 2013

    Cash purchases fuel UK housing boom

    The share of UK homes being purchased entirely with cash has risen to a record high of more than a third, underscoring the...

  18. Westminster Blog

    August 22, 2013

    How rising property prices could bring £2bn of annual revenue to Treasury

    One of the most cunning tricks up the sleeves of the Exchequer is so-called “fiscal drag”: the way that the government can...

  19. August 14, 2013

    Two-speed UK student housing market developing

    As A-level students pick up their exam results on Thursday and discover which university town they will be heading to in a...

  20. August 8, 2013

    Savills benefits from commercial property business expansion

    Savills, the UK estate agency, has posted a sharp increase in pre-tax profits for the first six months of the year, as the...

  21. July 19, 2013

    Prices of London’s trophy homes fall

    Prices of “super-prime” properties in central London – those worth more than £10m – have started to decline as buyers seek...

  22. July 18, 2013

    Mortgage lending rises in June

    Mortgage lending rose to its highest level last month than at any time since autumn 2008 as government schemes continued to...

  23. July 12, 2013

    £229,286: the price of a Tube stop for property in London

    Buying a home is an emotional decision. But by taking into account proximity to Tube stations, schools, even supermarkets,...

  24. July 8, 2013

    China life assurer Ping An buys Lloyd’s Building for £260m

    Ping An Insurance, China’s second-largest life assurer by number of policy holders, has become the latest Asian investor to...

  25. July 4, 2013

    Private landlords seek ‘level playing field’ in social housing

    Investors would be allowed to buy into social housing and to sell off properties at a profit, under new proposals that...

  26. June 26, 2013

    UK rent growth starts to lose pace

    Rents in Britain are rising at a lower rate than average house prices and rental price growth has started to slow down,...

  27. June 21, 2013

    How to invest in farmland

    “Buy land. They’re not making it any more.” Private investors who heeded the words of American author Mark Twain over the...

  28. June 10, 2013

    Residential: Eurozone crisis ignites enthusiasm of buyers

    It is almost 400 years since Charles Davenant, the 17th-century economist, inquired boldly whether London’s success was...

  29. June 6, 2013

    Owner of London estate agency Foxtons hires banks for IPO

    Foxtons, the hard-charging London estate agency, has taken advantage of the strong recovery in the capital’s housing market...

  30. FT Data

    May 30, 2013

    London: the world's second-largest megacity

    Despite its global economic role and international population demographics, London has always batted below its weight in...

  31. May 22, 2013

    Estate agents launch portal to challenge Rightmove dominance

    Six big London estate agents are trying to rival the dominance of Rightmove, the property website, by launching their own...

  32. May 17, 2013

    Could self-build be an answer to the UK’s housing crisis?

    Self-build. The phrase conjures images of affluent older people with overambitious projects that drag on for months and go...

  33. May 5, 2013

    Overseas buyers boost prime central London property prices

    London’s high-end homes have continued to rise in value on the back of strong overseas demand, defying expectations that...

  34. April 26, 2013

    £1m-plus UK property sales near peak

    Sales of £1m-plus homes have recovered to within just 6 per cent of their 2007 peak, fuelled by a strong London market. The...

  35. April 12, 2013

    Time to invest in buy-to-let Britain?

    After years in the doldrums, buy-to-let is again being hailed as a key tool for investors, against a backdrop of miserable...

  36. March 31, 2013

    Pru plans foray into UK rented housing

    The Prudential is to become the first UK institutional investor to enter the UK rented housing market in recent times,...

  37. March 26, 2013

    Morrison tightens gap with rivals

    Hopes of a sales recovery on Tuesday gave Wm Morrison its biggest daily gain since September. Morrison rose 3.5 per cent to...

  38. March 22, 2013

    Foxtons move suggests recovery in housing

    Foxtons was perhaps the most pervasive symbol of the unchecked swagger that fuelled Britain’s housing boom; the garish Mini...

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