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House prices inch up in November

Booming London market disguises sluggish activity elsewhere in the UK as Land Registry figures show 0.3% rise in  the prices. House prices in England and Wales rose by 0.3% in November to an average of £161,490, according to figures from the read more

First-time buyer numbers at highest since 2007

There was an estimated 12% increase in the number of first-time buyers in 2012, according to this year’s annual Halifax First-Time Buyer Review. There were around 216,000 first-time buyers (FTBs) in 2012, up from 193,000 in 2011.  Whilst this was read more

Chinese retailers target London for new stores

A collection of Chinese retailers are planning to expand into London in 2013 as the city retains its allure for foreign businesses. Overseas retailers are eyeing London as springboard to grow in Europe, according to predictions for the year ahead read more

The perfect time to make a London property investment

Property investors are looking to London for making investments. Wealthy Europeans are making moves out the failing Eurozone’s crisis hit economies and into the bricks and mortar of the UK’s capital. Asian investors are also taking note of the opportunities of London read more

Crossrail study reports good news for London’s property market

London’s new railway development, Crossrail, is predicted by the official Crossrail Property Impact Study to have a transformative effect on the property market and property development in the city. The new railway development also aims to improve journey times across London, read more

London to host 2017 Paralympic world championships

London will get the chance to recreate the magic of 2012 after being chosen to host the 2017 Paralympic athletics world championships, Mayor Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. The event will be held just a month before the Olympic Stadium read more

London homeowners earn £28,000 in 2012

London homeowners continue making a profit  thanks to the increasing value  of their properties in 2012. London homeowners are set to receive a £28,000 Christmas present from the rising value of their property this year, new figures show today. The read more