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Chinese buyers up the ante in UK following Brexit
Suddenly, all that wailing and gnashing of teeth seems like it was all for naught. While Brexit remains an incendiary word for many on the British Isles, 19 months after the historic vote the property market (at least) can claim that it isn’t really feeling the pinch. In fact,... Read more
Education a critical driver of prime housing market
FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT, THE REAL McCOY IS STILL THE PREFERRED CHOICE ALTHOUGH FRANCHISED VERSIONS OF RENOWNED UK SCHOOLS HAVE OPENED IN ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST BY Zoe Phoon Good schools are a key driver of the housing market and their presence often helps to drive... Read more
Of UK rate hikes and waning buyer, seller interest
 BY Zoe Phoon The Bank of England has hiked its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade, from record lows of 0.25% to 0.5% on Nov 2. The move is widely expected to affect millions of households as rates on savings, mortgages and other... Read more
From Fleet Street to Green Street
LONDON MULLS WORLD’S FIRST ‘NATIONAL CITY PARK, AND A STREET KNOWN FOR NEWSPRINT COULD NOW BE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY Zoe Phoon The London national park idea is to think about the capital of England and the UK in the future where there are fewer cars and... Read more
Bloomberg: What Brexit?
COMPANY CAN’T WAIT TO MOVE INTO NEW GREEN HQ IN LONDON BY Zoe Phoon Fancy working here? Bloomberg’s scintillating European headquarters in the heart of the UK capital is poised to open this autumn. The company of former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is moving into London... Read more
Average house prices STILL on the rise globally
BY Chris Prasad The overall climate of political and economic uncertainty has done little to slow down rising house prices globally, says international property firm Knight Frank. In its latest Global House Price Index report, the firm’s global research shows that average house prices around the world rose at... Read more
UK survey: Harder than ever to get on property ladder
This may sound all too familiar. One in four young people in the United Kingdom think they will never own a home, according to a survey participated by 1,500 18- to 34-year-olds from across the country. They are pinning their hopes on inheritance to help them get onto the... Read more
Why London real estate can flourish beyond Brexit
BY Chris Prasad In the ever-heated debate about London’s future in the post Brexit era, where arguments range between wild optimism and apocalyptic pessimism, Knight Frank’s assessment of the situation comes as a breath of fresh air – simply because there is common sense thrown into the mix. From... Read more
Asian UHNWIs target key Western markets
BY Zoe Phoon  Trends of the decade in Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report 2016 show that ten years ago, ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) investors looked to trusted Central London office locations particularly Mayfair, High Street Kensington and core City. The more adventurous ventured into Soho or Covent... Read more
Chinese investors in Manchester property power up
Chinese enquiries into the city’s properties have jumped by more than 50 per cent as enthusiasm continues to grow, the Telegraph newspaper reported. It quoted Juwai.com, an online property portal for Chinese buyers looking to invest abroad, as saying the number of Chinese enquiries in November 2016 in Manchester... Read more