Where to buy in London: hottest sellers’ markets revealed

T he east London Thames-side town of Belvedere has the hottest housing market in Greater London with 89 per cent of the properties listed for sale currently under offer. The latest Prop Cast National Hotspot Index for the second quarter (April to June) 2022 reveals the top 10 sellers’ markets in the capital, a ranking … Read more

Buying a home with friends: the golden rules to follow to protect you legally, financially and remain friends

IN na city where the average starter home costs about 12 times the average salary, it is little wonder that increasing numbers of buyers not blessed with a romantic partner or a huge salary are starting to explore co-buying. But going into property partnership with a mate is a serious decision — co-buying involves all … Read more

Property millionaires: what £1 million buys you in every London borough

P roperty millionaireship in London is no longer an especially exclusive club as house prices continue to rise. In fact, almost 80 per cent of local authority areas across England and Wales have seen at least one £1 million+ sale so far this year – up from just over half in the first six months … Read more

London’s top ‘recession-proof’ areas to buy a home

A dramatic slump in prices could leave homeowners in negative equity, where the property becomes worth less than the mortgage taken out on it, while declining house prices could make mortgages more difficult and expensive to secure. Most experts still think a house price crash is an outside chance, but the current economic uncertainty shows … Read more

London’s top ‘recession-proof’ areas to buy a home

A dramatic slump in prices could leave homeowners in negative equity, where the property becomes worth less than the mortgage taken out on it, while declining house prices could make mortgages more difficult and expensive to secure. Most experts still think a house price crash is an outside chance, but the current economic uncertainty shows … Read more

Mega-mansion boom: sales of £5 million plus homes smash records

M ega-mansions are flying off the shelves in the top end of London’s property market with a record 294 homes in the £5 million plus bracket changing hands in the past six months. Almost £3 billion has been spent on luxury property costing £5 million or more so far in 2022 according to research by … Read more

London’s top ‘recession-proof’ areas to buy a home

A dramatic slump in prices could leave homeowners in negative equity, where the property becomes worth less than the mortgage taken out on it, while declining house prices could make mortgages more difficult and expensive to secure. Most experts still think a house price crash is an outside chance, but the current economic uncertainty shows … Read more

House prices in London: the boroughs where homes ‘earn’ as much as people

M ost of us have experienced some form of home working during the pandemic, but new research reveals the areas where working was less lucrative than the home itself. Homes in Bromley, worth an average of £ 545,800, saw their value increase by £ 67,300 since the beginning of the pandemic – equivalent to £ … Read more

Boris Johnson resignation: what political turmoil in the Conservative party means for London house prices?

In reaction to Johnson’s speech yesterday [Thursday] afternoon in which he agreed to stand down after pressure from his own MPs, a chorus of property analysts have said that the upheaval at the highest level could impact housing policy and feed into the slowdown of the housing market. Halifax reported record house price growth just … Read more

Where to buy in London: the best-value areas in each Tube zone

W imbledon queues, Glastonbury FOMO and pricey al desko lunches are all back after a lengthy hiatus. So, too, is Tube zone snobbery. Working from home and the race for space seemed to kill off the quintessentially London preoccupation but hybrid working and rising Tube fares have pushed travel zones back into the spotlight. Soaring … Read more