Property of the week: Turner painting inspired London home lists for £1.25m

Inspired by the 1819 painting ‘Interior of an Italian Church’ by the English romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, the house on Tiverton Road is a study in austerity married to Japanese elegance.  Designed by Takero Shimazaki Architects who are influenced by both, tactile as well as visual quality, the house sits behind an unassuming silvering chestnut cladding and...


Property of the Week: Ladywell Water Tower gives you a taste of the high life

Say the word ‘tower’ and the mind immediately conjures up foreboding pictures of imprisioned damsels, dim, eye watering lighting, and clammy walls that are unpleasanty slimy to the touch. But architecture has come a long way since the days of Brothers Grimm, and many towers of old have been repurposed for contemporary life. One such example is the Ladywell...


Chancellor’s Spring Statement brings cheer to UK housing market

In his recent spring statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer affirmed the Government’s plan to deliver 300,000 homes a year on average, by the mid-2020s. London, the UK housing market’s most in-demand location, is also set to receive £1.7 billion of affordable housing grant, intended to deliver a further 27,000 homes by the end of 2021/2022. This expands the...


UK house prices dip as economic uncertainty rises

Nationwide data shows house prices fell by 0.3 per cent in February According to mortgage lender Nationwide, the property market continued to come under pressure due to an increasingly passive economic environment and ongoing squeeze on household budgets. Moreover, uncertainties over Brexit negotiations are further credited with making future predictions concerning house prices difficult.


Property of the Week: Vineyards Farm walks the tightrope between country life and city living

One could argue that a rural revival is definitely in the offing. Possibly driven by fatigued city dwellers dreaming about country living, yet, not quite ready to bid the city goodbye. But could the answer possibly lie in having your cake and eating it too?


Interest rate rise of 1% would cost average UK homeowner £930 a year

A Bank of England rate change would add £10bn to the UK mortgage bill, Savills says. A 1% rise in interest rates would add around £10bn to the UK’s mortgage bill, according to analysis from estate agent Savills.


Will London house prices finally drop in 2018?

London was the worst-performing home market in the U.K last year for the first time in more than a decade and it may be stuck there.


Top 10 commuter property price growth hotspots

Zoopla has revealed the top commuter hotspot for 2017 and number one on the list is Swanley in Kent. According to the research property prices in Swanley have increased by 10.78% or £36,484 in the last year.


Million pound house sales surge in the North

New data from Lloyds Bank has shown that sales of million pound properties in Northern England strongly outperformed many other parts of the country in the first six months of 2017 with purchases of prime properties in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber rising by 55% and 45% respectively. According to the report, overall, there was a...


Property of the week: Hugh Grant’s former Bachelor Pad on sale for £10,000,000

This week’s property of the week is the stunning penthouse, which occupies the entire top pf Petersham House, boasts 3 en-suite bedrooms, master dressing room, walk-in shower, double-height ceilings, direct entry lift, a gym and all the gadgets perfect for a man cave. This exciting purchase used to belong to romantic comedy king Hugh Grant, who’s one of Britain’s...


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