Headlines for Sunday 1st August 2021

Ballymore & Sainsbury’s partner on 18-acre Ladbroke Grove development

Property developer Ballymore and supermarket chain Sainsbury’s are drawing up plans for a “major mixed-use canal side town centre” in West London, which could deliver up to 2,800 new homes.

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Rightmove revenue bounces back as agents’ spending reaches a record high

Estate agencies are spending an average of £1,163 per month per branch with Rightmove; that’s 11% more than in 2019.

London Mayor knocks back Stag Brewery development

“The public benefits offered would not clearly outweigh the harm,” said Sadiq Khan as he rejected Reselton’s proposal to create 1,250 new homes on the former Budweiser brewery site in West London.

Mortgage lending reaches a record high

Net mortgage borrowing reached an all-time high of £17.9 billion in June, according to the Bank of England – smashing the previous record, set in March 2021, of £11.5bn.

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Demand for estate agents is running high but there are fewer job-seeking candidates than ever before; property recruitment consultant Anthony Hesse...

‘Property buyers looking to take on renovation projects should be aware of the difficulties in this sector, and proceed with caution’

Property buyers should be aware of high costs and scarcity in the building industry, warns James Law of buying agency Stacks. As flagged by the Federation...

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Country home renovations rocketed through the pandemic; here are the most popular luxury projects

The recent "flight to the country" and "race for space" has driven a surge not only in property sales (and prices), but also in top-end renovations and...

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Estate agency "is not broken but it smells like yesterday", says Daniel McPeake, Managing Director of American "rock star real estate brokerage" Nest...

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