The Curate’s Egg: Why the housing market headlines are well off the mark
What is happening at ground level is far too complex to be covered in a newspaper by-line, writes Saul Empson
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Saul Empson is an independent property buying agent, offering a personal, bespoke service to a small group of private clients
‘Que Sera, Sera…’: The future of the property market’s not ours to see
The entire property industry held its breath when the market reopened in March, but what happened next surprised even the most seasoned of agents, writes Saul Empson...
Four reasons to be optimistic about the prime London housing market
There will obviously be significant challenges for the industry and the wider economy in the months ahead, says LonRes, but a few fundamentals should put the prime market in good stead to recover once…
The London property market continues to tick along relatively robustly – and here’s why…
An awful lot of buyers who, having expected prices to fall like an anvil out of a window in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, are finding the choice of houses disappointing and prices far firmer than they had hoped,…
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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'…
DDRE Global signs super-prime specialist from Knight Frank
Former KF partner Jessica Bishop is the latest name to join Daniel Daggers' brokerage-style firm.
‘Incredible’ Marylebone penthouse snapped up off-plan for £6.3mn
Boutique agency tucks away marquee apartment at the forthcoming W1 Place on Portland Street.
Top prime resi architecture practice rebrands
PDP London is now Studio PDP.
Move over Mayfair: Knightsbridge market ‘finally turns a corner’ as apartment living makes a comeback
Harrods Estates highlights a resurgent super-prime market around its famous namesake department store, with buying and development activity outpacing pre-pandemic levels.
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.
Top lighting design consultancy opens studios in London & Dubai
Founded in Hong Kong 30 years ago, Light Directions is a brand partner of design giant HBA Group.
‘We’re going to go where we see the demand and long-term opportunity’: In conversation with BHHS London sales chief Cliff Gardiner
Watch this space, says the new sales boss of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in London, as he shares ambitious growth plans and discusses the state of the luxury property sector.
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.
Scotland’s DM Hall expands into England
Acquisition of Cumbria firm is "the first step" in 125-year-old Scottish surveyor's expansion into England.
Dubai leads global super-prime sales bounce, as £10mn+ deals falter in London
International super-prime property market activity 'slowed noticeably' last year, says Knight Frank - but things perked up again at the start of 2023
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.
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.