‘Covid-19 has increased the desire to move home, with more space the key driver’ for prime buyers
The latest Savills buyer survey reveals "a greater urgency in the desire to move home", allowing the top-end estate agency to predict that the current surge in buying activity will continue beyond the summer - particularly in country markets.
How Covid-19 will reshape what prime UK home buyers & sellers want
The Covid-19 crisis could drive a "rural renaissance", reports Savills, as affluent househunters shift their priorities in light of the Coronavirus lockdown
Buyers’ desire for a better work-life balance is driving ‘increased urgency’ in the prime property market
Three-quarters of house-hunters registered with Savills say that Covid-19 has led them to "reconsider their work-life balance".
What buyers want now: Top town & country buying agents compare notes on post-lockdown demand trends
Two top buying agents - one focused on prime London, and one on prime country houses - reveal what is on their clients' most-wanted lists.
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Shell and core penthouse picked up in sales surge at luxury Westminster scheme
11 units were sold in a seven-day, £32mn flurry at Northacre's The Broadway.
Bayswater ‘well on the way’ to catching up with its prime London neighbours
Values are on the rise in the neighbourhood to the north of Hyde Park, along with its profile, as a trio of 'game-changing' schemes take shape.
Top-end property agency to open flagship Mayfair showroom as new owner looks to ‘transform’ luxury market
UK Sotheby's International Realty is rolling out some 'transformative' changes - including three new high-profile locations - designed to 'reshape the way exclusive real estate is bought, sold & rented'…
JLL buyout creates new estate agency
JLL's offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are now operating as 'Kingsdene', following a buyout by Louise Emmott, Oliver Dolan and Lynsey Smith.
‘One of the capital’s finest residences & a piece of British history’: Ultra-prime Winch-designed penthouse unveiled at The OWO
Buyer sought for 7,700 sq ft 'jewel in the crown' at reworked Whitehall landmark.
Chestertons recruits Foxtons’ Ops Director to lead Kensington sales
Seasoned PCL estate agent Ian Barrett has moved from Foxtons to Chestertons on Kensington High Street.
American family rents Hampstead ‘castle’ for £250k pa
Estate agency reports a flurry of high-value deals involving American money, including a tenant who paid nearly quarter-of-a-million pounds up-front for this Windsor Castle-inspired home in London.
‘Sticky’ PCL set for deal drought as buyers & sellers enter deadlock
It will take time for vendors to accept the fact that buyers are far more price sensitive these days, says Black Brick.
Chestertons picks up St John’s Wood agency as acquisition spree continues
Boutique firm Behr & Butchoff, the latest addition to the stable, has been operating since 1984.
Boost for Cadogan as property portfolio value tops £5bn
"If 2021 was a year of recovery then 2022 was one where we finally emerged from the long shadow of the pandemic," reports chief Hugh Seaborn.
In Pictures: ‘All-day’ amenities unveiled at Fosters’ Battersea Roof Gardens
New facilities at the giant Battersea Power Station scheme 'reject the traditional layout of the basement gym and spa concept' in favour of a 'renewed, all-day approach to communal residential spaces'
Who run the world? Global luxury property market ‘is undergoing a significant transformation’ as demographics shift
More than half the world's luxury homeowners under 35 are women, according to a new survey.
‘Storm clouds are gathering’ for the property market, warn surveyors
Surveyors are reporting a 'less downbeat pessimistic trend' - but the spectre of more interest rate rises means the market may chill further.