Category : London

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, August 26 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    An estate agent has recently predicted that capital from rich Chinese investors is set to drive prime London property development. Simon Morris discusses what this could mean for investors’ who are seeking to enter the UK capital’s lucrative residential property sector. Prime London property  Various evidence shows that property developers can secure attractive returns if they develop property in the prime areas of London. Analysis conducted by Knight Frank, for example, shows that London...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, August 21 st, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Analysis conducted by a London estate agent has shown Simon Morris the value of outdoor space for London property development. The inclusion of outdoor areas in London-based residential property developments can allow investors to maximise returns. Prime London Evidence shows that prime London property development is lucrative. According to London estate agent W.A. Ellis, viewings, offerings and sales of residential properties in prime central London has increased recently, after they fell...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, August 18 th, 2015 · one Comment · In , ,

    Figures indicate that Crossrail will add over £5 billion to the value of London’s property sector. This has shown property specialist Simon Morris that the major travel project is driving London property development. What is Crossrail? The Crossrail project is a London-based high-speed rail service that’s due to launch in the UK capital in 2018. The project is currently in the process of construction and once completed, it will bring 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, August 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    The recent rush to buy flats in a new Canary Wharf development, has shown Simon Morris how investors can reap significant returns from London property development. London Property Development  New figures from CBRE, the world’s biggest property adviser, have shown that property developers are rushing to buy land in London. As previously reported on the Simon Morris blog, these statistics indicate that buyers spent £1.8 billion on land to develop in the central district of the UK capital in...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, August 12 th, 2015 · one Comment · In , ,

    Michael Gove recently announced that the government is planning to sell the Pentonville building. Property specialist Simon Morris explains why this could be a fantastic opportunity for London Property developers. Hot property  The Pentonville building is located in the London Borough of Islington. Statistics from estate agents Stirling Ackroyd show that one bedroom flats in Islington are currently selling for roughly £500,000, whilst two bedroom flats are going for around £650,000 to...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, August 04 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Evidence presented by Foxton’s has shown Simon Morris that there’s a chronic under-supply of housing in London. In the property expert’s opinion, the UK capital needs to embrace property development to ease demand. Priced out of London The London housing market has bounced back from the economic downturn. Figures from the UK Land Registry indicate that the average house price in the UK capital jumped 9.2% to £481,820 in 2014, according to Business Insider. London-only estate agent...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, July 30 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    Property specialist Simon Morris recently explained how the emergency summer budget could spur London property development. London property development The economic recovery has provided foreign investors with the incentive they need to continue developing property in the UK capital. Figures from Large Mortgage Loans, a mortgage arranger, suggested that their website has attracted a 1,150% increase in visitors from China between February and May 2015.  Furthermore, they recently said that...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, July 02 nd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown property expert Simon Morris that void-periods for buy-to-let properties are falling, as more landlords are securing new tenants before their existing ones move out. Issues with buy-to-let Figures collected by Landbay for Wriglesworth Consultancy show that every £1,000 invested in buy-to-let in 1996, was worth £14,987 by the end of 2014. Yet as research from Platinum Property Partners recently showed, there are a number of costs that investors need to take into account...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, July 02 nd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown Simon Morris that London Property price growth has fallen significantly in the year to May 2015....

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, June 26 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    The latest data from internet property portal Rightmove shows that average London house prices have eclipsed £600,000 for the first time in history. In property expert Simon Morris’ opinion, house prices in London could keep on climbing throughout 2015....

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