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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:44:08 +0000

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Friday morning linkage - the worst view in London

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:44:05 +0000

UK’s most expensive streets [Daily Telegraph]But prices on the most expensive of all are falling fast [Guardian]ONS’s latest private rental index [ONS]Help-to-Buy mortgage guarantee scheme dumped [Daily Telegraph]The worst view in London? [Borehamwood Times] The Rat and Mouse - it’s about your house  Technorati Tags:...

Time to return to high density?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:29:35 +0000

Controversial, but a problem-solver according to a new report by The Centre for London, which claims adding new storeys to current developments and demolishing estates and replacing them with high-rise living could provide as much as a fifth of London’s...

London property bubble second only to Vancouver

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:55:31 +0000

Swiss bank UBS’s “bubble index” lists London second in the top ten cities most likely to experience a severe property price correction, commenting that it’s particularly vulnerable to increased interest rates, a sharp increase in supply or weakening interest from...

Something new and interesting at Zoopla

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:10:54 +0000

The button takes you two different ways to gain exposure to UK property by investing as little as £100. The options are “Property ISA”, in association with, which manages a portfolio of rental properties to provide under-the-tax-radar returns...

Monday morning linkage - a closer look at gentrification

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:26:23 +0000

Save £450k by living an hour’s commute from London [Mortgage Introducer]Incoming celebrity alert… are Emily Blunt and John Krasinski planning a London move? [IB Times]Gentrification, a closer look [Guardian]In the north-east, secret 250-year-old homes found underground [Daily Express] The Rat and Mouse - it’s...

Friday morning linkage - two more Foxtons branches imminent

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:16:02 +0000

Hometrack reports slowing price growth [Property Industry Eye]Surge in planning might contribute to falling house prices in Tower Hamlets [City AM]It takes seven years longer to get on the property ladder in the south east [The Week]Foxtons to open two more branches [Estate Agent...

But will that $11m beach front property really make you happy?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:08:39 +0000

An estate agent gets asked some searching questions about Leo DiCaprio’s Malibu beach house.  Technorati Tags: property, real estate...

Savills bearish on prime central London until 2019

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:43:09 +0000

Expect falls of 9% in London’s top postcodes this year and don’t expect an upturn until 2019, says Savills. The EU referendum result has only added momentum to a market hat has been on a downturn for two years. A...

61% of private renters are over 35

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:37:23 +0000

And almost half are over 46, according to new research by YourMove. And while 80% of 18 to 25-year-olds wanted to own their own homes in the future, 81% of tenants across the age groups said that renting suited their...

Harry Potter's Private Drive house for sale

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:19:17 +0000

It’s the Bracknell three-bedroom cul-de-sac property used in the film as 4, Privet Drive. Virtually unchanged - apparently - and still featuring a cupboard under the stairs (not photographed in the particulars). Guide price: £475k. More here. Owl’s eye view,...

Monday morning linkage - estate agent will pay you to let them inside

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:32:49 +0000

House prices physically divide the generations [Observer]London Mayor’s plans for affordable house building [Guardian]First-time buyers hit by pre-Stamp Duty surcharge surge [Telegraph]Brixton estate agent will pay you to let them value your home [Evening Standard] The Rat and Mouse - London’s property blog  Technorati...

Friday morning linkage - Foxtons, dropping by to make you feel better

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:42:28 +0000

Experts predict shift to more “professional” private rented sector [Property Industry Eye]CML: mortgage borrowing down in July [The Week]Avoiding marriage to avoid the Stamp Duty surcharge [The Guardian]Sadiq Khan's plans for affordable housing for artists [AOL]Foxtons door-to-door confidence-boosting campaign [City AM] The Rat and Mouse...

Can beer predict the next house price hotspot?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:10:38 +0000

Online agents EasyProperty claim to have identified a relationship between craft breweries and resilient house prices in the capital. The theory is… when a craft brewery appears, usually in a light industrial area or disused railway arch in Zones 3...

Market report - annual growth slows

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:57:45 +0000

The ONS’s property price data for July are out and they show average prices up 8.3% on the year (down from 9.7% the previous month). Wage growth for the same period was just 2.4%. In London, prices climbed 12.3% July-to-July,...

HSBC asks, why are rent rises slowing?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:20:50 +0000

HSBC takes a different view to Your Move on rent rises, pinning current annual growth at well under 1.5% and charting a dramatic fall since the beginning of the year. The question - asked here - is why? Particularly when P/E...