Prime Recce: Discerning the three districts of St John’s Wood

  Outdoing all other areas of prime central London over the last 12 months with a 2.6% increase in sales values, a 14.1% rise in rental values and average gross yields of 3.85%, St John’s Wood is seriously hot property right now. In a move described by the academic Sir John Summerson as “an innovation of striking significance […]

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Is this the best home ever to watch firework displays?

  If you’re looking for the best view in town to see the fireworks this Bonfire Night, you may be hard pushed to find a better spot. Certainly that’s the case for those living in the capital, according to one estate agent who has a luxury £7,000-a-week penthouse with far-reaching views of London rent on […]

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Emulate the Hollywood “modern bachelor” with the ultimate mid-century pad in Regent’s Park

  For £8,450 per month, this three-bedroom “Hollywood-inspired” bachelor pad opposite Regent’s Park could be yours. American films from the 1950s and 60s often feature the modern bachelor, a suave, carefree figure with a glamorous career and women falling at his feet. His elegant apartment, furnished in contemporary style, is a symbol of his success, […]

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£2m+ transactions drop as HNW buyers opt for cheaper deals

  Demand for properties priced between £1m and £2m has soared by 60% over the last three months, says high-end boutique estate agency Rescorp, but sales volumes over the £2m mark have plummeted. High net worth buyers seem to be adopting a more cautious approach as a result of higher stamp duty bills; this, says […]

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Bespoke property: Think of a home, then build it

  The money markets may be wobbling but developers report a boom in building bespoke properties. They provide the site and the builder and they work with the purchaser on the design. Buyers get the house they want, whether a grand mansion or modest box, while developers get a guaranteed buyer at the end of […]

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Indian investors drive the market up

NW8-based boutique agency Rescorp Residential has netted a £5,000 psf sale in Mayfair W1, and predicts that Mayfair prices will breach £6,000 psf by the end of the year as Indian investors move in. In addition to the £5k four-bed, 4,000 sq ft prime Mayfair apartment, the agency ambitiously claims to have a listing on […]

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Rescorp offering ‘dream home’ in St John’s Wood

  The chance to create a ‘dream home’ on ‘one of the most desired streets in St John’s Wood’ is how Rescorp Residential is marketing a stucco fronted family home situated on Acacia Road. With an asking price of GBP10 million, the 3,660 sq ft the house is being sold with planning permission to double […]

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Conservative victory will boost overseas property demand

Two leading Central London real estate agents say a Conservative victory at Thursdays UK election will boost overseas property demand. Beauchamp Estates believes the Conservative Party is on track to gain a working majority, or lead a coalition, which will open the floodgates of pent up demand and the market will see a rapid acceleration […]

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77 Mayfair development celebrated with topping-out ceremony

McLaren Construction and Luxlo celebrated the 77 Mayfair residential development with a Topping Out ceremony on 6th July. Held at 77 Mayfair on the 5th floor penthouse, Rob Kremis, McLaren’s Divisional Director, invited Mr Chadha on behalf of Luxlo, Tim Gledstone, on behalf of Squire & Partners and Michael Morley on behalf of Coutts, to […]

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The house that earns £1,000 a day

A mansion on one of Britain’s most exclusive roads has been put on the rental market for an eye-watering £1,000 per day. The 6,300 sq ft house in St John’s Wood, north-west London, has six bedrooms and a main reception larger than the average family home. Described as being an ‘ambassadorial’ home, the Victorian property […]

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