Headlines for Thursday 12th December 2019

What Jitters? Three notable pre-election buys, from Kensington to Belgravia

Purchasers cock a snook at the political mayhem to pick up peaches on Pelham Place, Eaton Place and Holland Park Villas

Purplebricks reports ‘resilient’ trading; shoots for 10% market share

Hybrid agency ‘very pleased with progress made…in light of the market backdrop’

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ mansion sells to media baron Murdoch for a record $150m

Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son Lachlan is reported to have paid $150m for LA’s Chartwell Estate, which initially asked $350m

UAE developer offers all-inclusive travel packages for overseas investors

Dubai-based Azizi promises to handle buyers’ entire journey in a bid to drive sales, laying on flights, all-inclusive hotel stays, and transport across the region…

Property market sticks in the doldrums, but surveyors are more positive about 2020

“The medium term view of the market remains surprisingly sanguine”, according to the latest RICS monthly survey

Artsy: Inside the Art Collection at the British Prime Minister’s Residence

How much leeway do prime ministers have to impose their own aesthetic tastes on the world’s most famous townhouse?

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Time present, past & future: What the next Parliament could mean for housing

In the opening of his Four Quartets, TS Eliot writes: “Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future...

Six Trends: Key themes for the PCL market in 2020

The tea leaves are yet to reveal much about the future direction of the Prime Central London market, but buying agency Black Brick has served up a useful...

Why branded residences are the name of the game 

Brand names hold the same calibre in real estate as they do in retail. For UHNWIs looking to invest, branded residences are an increasingly attractive...

Long Reads In-depth features on prime resi matters

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Friday Showcase: Ten featured prime resi listings

Each week, LonRes highlights a selection of properties currently available to buy and rent, from Prime Central London uber-pads to country...

Fad or The Future? Some key trends in the rise of proptech

90% of traditional real estate organisations "see proptech as an opportunity, but the property sector remains notoriously behind the curve technologically."...

Friday Showcase: Ten featured prime resi listings

Each week, LonRes highlights a selection of properties currently available to buy and rent, from Prime Central London uber-pads to country...

Prime Movers Indices The key players at the top of the market, ranked & profiled

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