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Bodies buried in backyard don't deter home buyers in London's hot real estate market

“Staging” is the one word everyone selling a home hears repeatedly during the listing process. No agent wants to sell  — and it seems nobody wants to buy — a house with the wrong wall colour, a hint of pets, kiddie clutter or family photos. 218 more words

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The Bubble

I haven’t blogged in a little while because my parents have been in town and I’ve also had a lot of work from my old job in London to do (paid work) so it’s been rather hectic! 450 more words

England - One Penthouse apartment sells for $255 million

London’s red-hot property market has struck a new record with the sale of a 140 million pound ($255 million) unfurnished apartment.

The 1,500 square metre penthouse sits atop the One Hyde Park luxury apartment building in Knightsbridge, with views towards Hyde Park and Harrods department store. 304 more words

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Ukraine Crisis Boost London Prime Location Market

With the crisis in the Ukraine boiling, the international community has committed itself to imposing sanctions on international investors with business ties in Russia and the Ukraine. 504 more words

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London's Relationship to Russia (Along with Some Real Estate and Office Supplies)

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  • The New York Times featured an op-ed from Ben Judah detailing the relationship between the cost of real estate in central London, wealthy foreigners, the increasing perception of an abandoned city, and London’s unwillingness to impose sanctions (among other measures) against Russia and their occupation of Crimea.
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Beijing goes hunting for overseas real estate bought with dirty money

Seizing Bo Xilai’s French villa may be just the beginning.

China’s corrupt officials and crooked businessmen have smuggled billions of dollars overseas, much of which has ended up in real estate in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom—particularly in high-end neighborhoods in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Toronto. 1,424 more words