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Chart of the week: London – The PCL market has been re-priced

The chart above taken from Tom Bill’s new London Review reveals that the average discount in the so-called golden postcodes of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Mayfair in 2019 compared to the five-year average was £150 per square foot for existing homes. However, the impact of some of these demand drivers will be more short-lived than others,…

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Hong Kong: The new-build sector bucks the wider residential slowdown

The latest report by David Ji and his team confirms that due to the cautious outlook following the protracted social unrest, the housing market in Hong Kong slowed in December. However, favourable Government policies, including a higher mortgage ceiling, provided support for transaction volumes over the year as a whole. The number of primary (new-build) transactions…

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UK 5-year rental forecasts

The impact of this trend can be seen most clearly in London, where private renters accounted for 29% of all tenure types, which compares to 19% for the whole country. Tenant demand will continue to exert upwards pressure on rental values in UK mainstream rental markets during the next five years and the largest cumulative…

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What are the key market drivers in the Swiss Alps?

Property as a store of capital: It is almost five years since the Swiss National Bank took interest rates into negative territory and the base rate now sits at -0.75%. High net worth residents keen to remain in the country to enjoy the privacy and security it affords, are looking more closely at property as…

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