Headlines for Wednesday 2nd December 2020

‘Property social network’ PropertyHeads buys veteran portal Mouseprice

PropertyHeads has made two acquisitions in the last few weeks, as it looks to “consolidate consumers, agents and property businesses onto a single social platform.”

Countrywide rejects Connells’ £82m takeover bid

Massive estate agency group takeover “unanimously rejected” by Countrywide, as another private equity deal is proposed.

Only one in five people expect UK house prices to fall next year

A recent survey has also found that British buyers are more likely to put forward a lower offer than asking price compared to their European counterparts.

‘Being green will overtake being swanky’: PCL buying agency pinpoints four key themes for 2021 & beyond

Black Brick selects four key real estate trends to watch in the nearish future, including the increasing importance of “green” creds, the ongoing search for space, and the rise of the “15-minute city”…

Chelsea chapel conversion delivers another super-home

Thorp Interior Design has reworked the former Chapel of the College of St Mark on Fulham Road into two huge private residences with leisure and entertaining facilities galore – both of which are now on the open market…

FT: Search for splendid isolation drives prime home sales boom

The ultra rich seek to turn holiday homes and private islands into more permanent bases for working and studying, writes James Pickford in the Financial Times.

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