The Market

The best buyer does not always emerge from the sealed bids process, so why are some agents so keen to push the envelope, asks James Bailey... You hear a lot about "sealed bids" in prime central London.

After shifting an impressive 350 units, lakeside property development "Watermark in the Cotswolds", is releasing its final phase of 25 homes.

Overseas investors are bagging ginormous bargains on London property, as exchange rates effectively discount prices by up to 27%, according to the latest from Hamptons

There's to be no enforcement just yet on the Advertising Standard's Authority's decree that letting agents must include details of all compulsory fees on ads

This is not a good time to be an architect

March was a bumper month for telephone enquiries to estate agents, with volumes up 25% on the previous month according to answering service Moneypenny

A quick update on our "Austerity Auction" story from last month; after a fire sale by Greece's government to reduce the country's debt, the Greek consul's 8,700 square foot Holland Park villa has now reportedly…

The Lonres Spring Residential Review reports a real air of optimism blossoming through the prime central market, with a doubling in the number of new instructions unable to stifle a 9% rise in the average…

As Lonres releases its Spring Residential Review, William Carrington urges the government to be careful of playing fast and loose with the property industry...

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has urged its members to write personal letters to Vince Cable ahead of this month's House of Commons debate on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.

Meanwhile, reports filtering in from one agency suggest it's been a rip-roaring start to 2013 for the West End rental market - in terms of volume anyway

With the promise of a balmy ten degrees and perfect viewing conditions, over 500 homes have apparently signed up for Strutt & Parker's Open House Day this Saturday (6th April), as the agency's clever annual…