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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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