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  1. Property - International

    Safe and sound

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 03:41pm by Richard Warren

    ... capital's prime residential districts rose steadily for much of the year to reach an average of GBP1,700 (HK$21,110) per square foot in the autumn, the highest achieved, says property consulting ... Bailey, head of residential research at property consultancy Knight Frank, expects 2013 to be a year of consolidation. According to the Knight Frank Prime Central London Sales Index, property ...

  2. UK pensions are hot property

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Government will allow people to include homes in their retirement planning Britons are allowed to include residential property in their pensions for the first ... to include residential property in self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs). However, they can only include residential property if they invest via an investment fund or an investment club which has ...

  3. Property - International

    Germany basks in housing boom as foreigners, locals see 'das Betongold'

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 05:36pm by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren Germans call it “concrete gold”. With home prices surging across Germany, they have good reason to liken property to a precious metal. Residential property prices have leapt ... market. Investment in German residential property will have tripled from 3 billion euros per year during most of the 2000s, to reach 10 billion euros a year in 2012, Jones Lang LaSalle forecasts. ...

  4. London calling

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... companies' joint research shows prime residential properties in London are priced on average at GBP1,200 (HK$17,650) per sq ft compared with GBP1,000 per sq ft in New York, where the market ... with private terraces at the Belgravia project. London has rocketed to the top of the residential property prices league on the back of a hefty rise in capital values. According to property consultancy ...

  5. Market turmoil dashes hopes of recovery in UK housing sector

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... research at property consultancy Knight Frank, said the turmoil and job losses in the financial services sector had ended hopes of recovery in the residential sales market. 'The market ... director at property consultancy Savills, said the financial market job losses would push down sales volumes and prices in London's residential property market, particularly for homes ...

  6. Bombing fallout may prompt interest rate cuts

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... aggressively cut interest rates after 9/11, which counteracted the impact of those attacks,' Mr Khatri said. London's residential property market has been slipping downwards in recent months. ... Richard Warren in London The latest round of bombings in London is expected to sour the falling property market in Britain in the short term but may prompt the central bank to introduce ...

  7. Helping hand

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... the interests of sellers, property finders help buyers. Following a client's brief, they find a suitable home and negotiate its purchase for them. In addition to residential properties, some search ... London-based Property Hunt helps buyers find residential and commercial property, including hotels. It charges an initial GBP1,000 deposit, plus VAT, and a 2 per cent success fee, plus VAT, minus ...

  8. Fund designed to draw HK clients

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... property portfolio is exclusively pre-let to government and public bodies and blue-chip companies on secure long leases,' Mr Taylor said. Investment in residential property funds is also possible. The Opal London Town Property Fund invests in residential developments in London and southeast England. To boost earnings, the fund buys properties at a 20 per cent to 25 per cent ...

  9. British developer turns to Asian buyers out of loyalty

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... of properties that we are trying to sell, but it is very, very quiet.' London residential property prices edged up a measly 1 per cent over the past 12 months, Halifax Bank figures show, ... Richard Warren Spring has sprung, so that means Britain's developers are back in the SAR extolling the virtues of investing in their newest residential projects. This time, ...

  10. Buy-to-let market in UK is firm

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... are investing in property rather than pensions after a three-year bear market in equities cut the value of retirement schemes. A low proportion of landlords, 4.1 per cent, are selling their properties when tenancies come up for renewal- half the level of this time last year, Rics research reveals. This shows most investors view residential property as a long-term investment. Rics spokesman ...




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