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Outlook for U.K. House Sales Weakest in at Least 20 Years

Outlook for U.K. House Sales Weakest in at Least 20 Years

A survey of U.K. housing professionals released during a dramatic week in British politics—in which Parliament shot down the latest deal to exit the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly  Read more
Low Stock, High Demand Pushes Rents in London to New High

Low Stock, High Demand Pushes Rents in London to New High

A lack of rental supply paired with increased demand propelled monthly rents in London to a new high in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report Thursday from Rightmove. Average rents rose to  Read more
Unlike Sales Prices, London Rents Are Growing

Unlike Sales Prices, London Rents Are Growing

Average monthly rents across the U.K. ticked up 1.5% in December year-over-year, with rents rising in nine of the 12 regions included in a HomeLet report released Friday. London saw a 4.7% rise in ren  Read more
A Second Referendum Would Be Worst-Case Scenario for London Property Market

A Second Referendum Would Be Worst-Case Scenario for London Property Market

March 29, the scheduled date for the U.K.’s removal from the European Union is looming, but the exact deal is—as of yet—undecided and could pan out in a number of ways, each providing a different set   Read more
Million-Pound-Plus Property Sales Falling in London

Million-Pound-Plus Property Sales Falling in London

Property transactions worth £1 million (US$1.27 million) or more in London logged their lowest numbers in five years during the first half of 2018, according to a report from Lloyds Banking Group. Pri  Read more
Buyers Begin Returning to Prime Central London

Buyers Begin Returning to Prime Central London

Buyers are returning to prime central London, particularly its high-end sector, as discounts and price cuts become increasingly normal, according to a report Tuesday from LonRes. In the second half of  Read more
Brexit Resolution Nears, But an Uncertain Real Estate Future for London Remains

Brexit Resolution Nears, But an Uncertain Real Estate Future for London Remains

What does the future hold for the once-booming London prime real estate market, which has seen steep falls in value since the U.K.’s seismic vote in 2016 to leave the European Union? Prices are now 18  Read more
London Home Sellers Offering More Discounts

London Home Sellers Offering More Discounts

More London homeowners are ready to cut a deal, as two in five homes for sale in the city are on the market with a discount, according to data UBS Investment Bank published Wednesday. Quarterly resear  Read more
London Property Feels Brexit Sting

London Property Feels Brexit Sting

Brexit is taking its toll on the once-booming London real-estate market. Years of rapid price growth made homes in the British capital some of the most expensive in the world, and lured overseas inves  Read more
London’s Most Expensive Street Is Now 7% Cheaper

London’s Most Expensive Street Is Now 7% Cheaper

There are deals to be had on the U.K’s most expensive street, at least compared to a year ago, new housing data from Lloyds Bank shows. Ilchester Place, a posh road lined in stately red-brick terrace   Read more
Would-Be Buyers Rising for Prime Central London Properties, Report Finds

Would-Be Buyers Rising for Prime Central London Properties, Report Finds

Pent-up demand is building in prime central London’s real estate market as the number of would-be buyers rises, according to a report Friday from Knight Frank. The number of new prospective buyers inc  Read more
Near-Record Number of Londoners Left the City in 2018

Near-Record Number of Londoners Left the City in 2018

This year Londoners have spent more purchasing property outside of the capital than at any other point in the past decade, according to a report Wednesday from U.K. estate agents Hamptons Internationa  Read more
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