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Home Sweet Home

You know when something feels so close, yet so far?

Well that’s where I’ve been for the past month or so. I started the new year with the vague aim of hoping to get on the property ladder and after hours of traipsing around London, some thankful near misses (the speed of the market admittedly made me lose my head early on but I was gratefully outbid on any ‘impulse buys’ that I had hastily made in my panic driven intoxication), a few tears, and a shit-hot solicitor, I finally made it! 187 more words

Life Lately

This years property at last years price

Back in December 2013 I had the opportunity to buy a property as part of a “chain rescue”.   For those who don’t know; a chain rescuer is someone who is able to step in and rescue a property sale at the last minute where there are a chain of buyers, and one of the buyers in the chain was unable to exchange contracts on the property they intended to buy. 260 more words

London Property

House prices rise sharply across all industries

The latest RICS Property Market Chart book has been released and is the focus of our blog this week.

This book provides a fantastic insight into the UK Economy & financial markets the commercial, residential and construction sectors right across the UK. 190 more words


London is risking its position as the UK’s economic powerhouse by becoming too expensive.

I moved to the capital in 2009 to completed a post graduate in Journalism. 443 more words

Capital City

UK High Value Residential Property

Annual tax on residential properties held by corporate vehicles and the related Capital Gains Tax charge, will apply from April 2015 for properties worth over £1m and, from April 2016, for properties worth over £500,000. 104 more words


London's estate agents are trying to beat online competitors at their own game

It is hard to feel much sympathy for estate agents. They insert themselves between seller and buyer, charging baffling fees and spouting disingenuous spiel. So the rise of online competition might sound like good news—disruption and all that. 282 more words

Hot property - how the illusion of a hot market is making us very warm leads

The market seemed to be piping hot! Every piece of real estate I looked at listed on Friday night was already sold on Monday or the price had suddenly gone up by 30%.  636 more words