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  1. 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...

  2. June 14, 2013

    So how much is your house really worth?

    Gloomy predictions of a meltdown in the UK’s residential property market have come to nothing. Far from collapsing, house...

  1. November 9, 2012

    London house prices soar above regions

    The gap between London house prices and those in the rest of the UK has become so wide that it poses serious structural...

  2. August 3, 2012

    Higher stamp duty deters luxury buyers

    The number of luxury homes sold in London has declined sharply in the wake of tough stamp duty measures launched in March,...

  3. June 6, 2012

    London house prices diverge sharply

    The gap in house prices between London’s boroughs has widened sharply over the past three years, polarising wealth and...

  4. June 1, 2012

    UK housebuilders tap into Asian demand

    British housebuilders are seeking to capitalise on growing demand from cash-rich Asian buyers, with Berkeley, the upmarket...

  5. April 27, 2012

    Foreigners dominate prime property market

    Wealthy foreigners own a larger portion of the world's most expensive homes today than at the peak of the housing boom, as...

  6. April 6, 2012

    London property: Door to a cloistered world

    Tucked away behind the high walls and tightly manicured lawns of London’s Royal Chelsea Hospital is Gordon House, a mansion...

  7. March 23, 2012

    Price alert for £2m-plus homes

    The introduction of a 7 per cent stamp duty rate for £2m-plus homes is likely to mean sellers have to cut asking prices to...

  8. March 22, 2012

    Wealthy in push to beat stamp duty rise

    Wealthy homebuyers rushed to seal more than £170m worth of property deals at the UK’s two largest high-end estate agents by...

  9. March 20, 2012

    Sales of homes to rich foreigners soar

    Wealthy foreigners have doubled their spending on London’s most valuable homes since the start of the year, undermining...

  10. February 21, 2012

    Treasury looks again at mansion tax

    The idea of a “super council tax” is a form of mansion tax and was pushed “hard, very very hard” during last year’s Budget...

  11. January 13, 2012

    Town beats country for luxury property

    The cost of buying a country pile has stalled in the past two years, according to research, in stark contrast to London’s...

  12. December 9, 2011

    London house prices ‘rise £395 a day’

    The gap between house prices in London and the rest of the UK is growing as an influx of international investment continues...

  13. December 2, 2011

    Prime horizon

    Once upon a time, before the global financial crisis – as the modern-day fairy tale goes – cranes and cement mixers were a...

  14. November 18, 2011

    London property draws eurozone investors

    London’s housing stock is fast becoming the wealth haven of choice for Italian and Greek investors, with buyers from the...

  15. November 11, 2011

    Super-prime London bucks the property trend

    Even the most optimistic observers could have been forgiven for writing off One Hyde Park as a badly mistimed venture. In...

  16. October 7, 2011

    London’s new-build ‘hot spots’ revealed

    New-build property prices in London are in line for a boost, according to new research, as regeneration projects and new...

  17. September 30, 2011

    Farmland value triples in 10 years

    The boom in agricultural commodities has turned English farmland into one of the country’s best performing asset classes,...

  18. September 28, 2011

    Price of London rents accelerates

    The gap in property prices between London and the rest of the UK is accelerating, as a glut of foreign money in the capital...

  19. July 8, 2011

    Wealthy buyers return to country house market

    Appetite among wealthy individuals for prime country homes is on the rise, as buyers search for bargains in a market where...

  20. July 1, 2011

    Revolutionary road

    A small retail revolution is taking place on Britain’s high streets that will have significant repercussions for town and...

  21. June 3, 2011

    A world apart

    The trapping of housing wealth in global cities is causing a dislocation between a few select “super cities”, where...

  22. March 26, 2011

    London house prices get Mideast crisis boost

    Demand from crisis-hit Middle Eastern countries has helped to drive large increases in the price of prime London homes since...

  23. March 25, 2011

    Chinese are top spenders on prime property

    Buyers from mainland China are now the biggest spenders in the prime central London property market, overtaking Russians as...

  24. March 18, 2011

    UK holiday home rentals on the up

    Fewer investors bought second homes in the UK last year, with only 366 properties purchased as holiday homes compared with...

  25. March 4, 2011

    Wealth of nations

    Number 15 Acacia Road in St John’s Wood, which is on the market with Beauchamp Estates for an asking price of £35m There is...

  26. March 4, 2011

    Foreign funds flood in

    Property prices for upmarket homes in London rose by 1 per cent in February as demand from international buyers continues to...

  27. February 27, 2011

    Stamp duty rise spurs property sales

    Sales of homes valued at more than £1m are being rushed forward to beat the April imposition of a 5 per cent stamp duty...

  28. December 23, 2010

    Highs and lows in housing

    The UK housing market has been a tale of two halves in 2010, with growth in the first half of the year followed by a period...

  29. December 10, 2010

    Euro woes boost London property

    An influx of overseas ­buyers is boosting the prime London property market as they seek to escape the eurozone crisis and...

  30. December 5, 2010

    Recovery in global housing market losing steam

    The global recovery in house prices slowed in the third quarter of 2010, with more than half of the countries that have...

  31. October 8, 2010

    Prime London house prices fall 0.2%

    Prices of prime central London property fell for the third month in a row during September as signs continue to point toward...

  32. October 1, 2010

    Property demand muted

    The housing market’s traditional September “back-to-school” pick-up has been slow to materialise as demand from buyers...

  33. August 20, 2010

    UK holidays lift second home numbers

    The number of second homes in the UK is expected to increase to more than 250,000 this year as holidaying in the UK grows in...

  34. August 6, 2010

    Prime property gains falter

    The recovery in upmarket London house prices has begun to stall as demand from buyers has declined, following 15 consecutive...

  35. August 2, 2010

    Prime London house prices fall 0.5%

    Prices of prime central London property fell in July by 0.5 per cent, the first monthly decline since March 2009, as demand...

  36. June 25, 2010

    CGT rise is ‘relief’ for housing

    The immediate rise in capital gains tax (CGT) from 18 per cent to 28 per cent for higher-rate taxpayers has been described...

  37. June 22, 2010

    The tax with an ever-changing face

    Capital gains tax (CGT) might be less than 50 years old but, during its short history, the rate charged has had a...

  38. June 22, 2010

    Property investors welcome CGT move

    The immediate rise in capital gains tax to 28 per cent in the emergency Budget was welcomed by property owners and...

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