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London land values increase substantially

There has been a sharp rise in central London residential development land values over the last 12 months, according to the latest report from Knight Frank. The data shows that values are up 20.3 per cent year-on-year while, on a quarterly basis, they rose by more than three per cent in the final quarter of 2011. Outside of the capital the land market is stable, which ...

12th Mar 2012

City house price rises 'outpacing UK average'

House prices in UK cities have risen by an average 382 per cent over the past 25 years, according to the latest report, which is outpacing the average increase across UK property . As part of this year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 26 towns have applied for city status, and to commemorate this Halifax published a study looking at how house prices in cities have ...

12th Mar 2012

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Prime London 'a major location' for property investors

There is no doubt that prime London property is one of the very best places to invest at the moment, one industry expert has pointed out. Liz Peace, chief executive of the British Property Federation, said that at a time of global uncertainty, it is "entirely logical" that investors should look to the UK. Her comments followed an MIPIM industry which claimed that ...

9th Mar 2012

New insulation and lighting 'can boost home values'

Homeowners looking to boost the value of their property may find that they can increase their home values by adding insulation to the property and revamping the lighting arrangement. That is the opinion of interior designer Danielle Proud, who said that these alterations can make the house more environmentally friendly and therefore more attractive to potential buyers in ...

1st Mar 2012

Property market 'extremely buoyant' in 2012

Now is a great time to invest in UK property , as the market is set to be "extremely buoyant" in 2012, according to one market analyst. The number of property purchases witnessed in the first six weeks of 2012 is at its highest for five years and this is set to continue in the coming months as people realise now is a great time to move, said Stuart Flavell, chief ...

23rd Feb 2012

London property 'a wise investment'

Investors around the UK and the rest of the world are realising that London property is a safe purchase because they are very unlikely to lose out while they own the building, one expert has explained. Ed Mead, director at Douglas & Gordon, said that the prime central London market remains attractive for investors at the moment, as although some realise they may not get ...

22nd Feb 2012

House buyers 'confident about market stability'

Brits are increasingly becoming more confident about the state of the housing market, as more people realise UK residential property is the best investment for their money, one expert has observed. Stuart Law, chief executive at investment advice company Assetz, said that people have come to realise that the UK housing market is "very stable" in most locations ...

21st Feb 2012

Energy efficiency 'a big attraction' to property buyers

People considering buying new homes in the UK in the weeks and months ahead will be paying attention to issues such as energy efficiency when making their decision to invest, one expert has advised. Graham Lock, director and co-founder of HouseNetwork, said that if your windows are showing signs of wear and tear then homeowners should definitely invest in new ones. "It ...

16th Feb 2012

Conservatories 'can boost home values'

People wanting to boost the appearance of their property or keen to increase its value will find that adding a conservatory to the building can achieve both of these things, it has been noted. Graham Lock, director and co-founder of House Network, said that there are a number of ways to boost home values but the main thing to remember is that first impressions are ...

14th Feb 2012

House prices expected to rise

A significant proportion of UK homeowners expect house prices to rise in the UK this year, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker. It shows that nearly a third (29 per cent) of Britons think that house prices will rise rather than fall in 2012, compared with 22 per cent who predict a price decline over the same period. As a result, the headline ...

10th Feb 2012

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