For foreign first-time buyers like me, London’s house prices pose a dilemma

I’m Mari, I’m 30 years old, and I have a confession to make: for a few minutes last month, I genuinely believed I could afford a one-bedroom flat in Bermondsey, south-east London.... Read more »

Property buyers reducing budgets amid cost of living …

For the majority of buyers, the amount they plan to spend on their new home hasn’t changed.  More than half, or 54% of respondents, said that there would be no effect, and... Read more »

‘boomerang buyers’ return to the capital

Karen Noye, of the wealth management firm Quilter, said: “Now, as our lives get back on track and the fear of further restrictions is over, naturally people want to be back in... Read more »

Record share of first-time buyers look…

This is compared with an average price of £526,600 for a first-time buyer purchasing in London. While the average Londoner bought a property 35.1 miles from where they lived, first-time buyers stayed... Read more »

Foreign buyers have £90.7bn worth of properties in E…

New findings by lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves show the highest value of homes owned by overseas buyers. An analysis of the latest data on overseas correspondence addresses and the... Read more »

Lack of international buyers ‘hampering’ prime London…

Frances McDonald, research analyst at Savills, said: “As London continues its return to normality, central London values have continued to recover over the past three months, after being in the doldrums for... Read more »

London’s housing market is making us buyers do irrational things

It was early December when my partner and I walked into a luminous four-bedroom house in Stoke Newington, north London, and made an offer at the asking price. This was the first... Read more »

Buyers ‘returning to London’ as offers surpass pre-pa…

London’s prime sales market is set to underperform compared with 2021 but is still looking to be better than the pre-pandemic three-year average, analysis suggests. Research by property analyst LonRes shows prime... Read more »

Return to London: Domestic and International Buyers Head Back to the U.K. Capital As the Pandemic Eases

Two years ago, when the pandemic first swept the globe, many city dwellers ran for the exits. From New York to Paris, and across the U.K., people living in densely populated urban... Read more »

Hong Kong buyers dominate 17 London boroughs, study s…

Buyers from Hong Kong account for the highest proportion of residential homes registered to foreign addresses in a total of 17 boroughs. Interestingly, Barking and Dagenham is home to the highest percentage... Read more »