13 New Apartments in W1

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Soon to be available, a selection of 12 luxury apartments and a penthouse within a stylish art deco building in a sought after district of Central London.  They are likely to sold off plan so if you are interested please call 020 7224 4994 for details soon.

Duchess House brings to the area contemporary interiors within a stylish  art deco façade, architecturally designed to maximise space and light.

Mansion Tax

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Politicians are queuing up to bash the rich, focusing on the houses they buy.

The LibDems, led by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable, are proposing a 'mansion tax', an annual charge of 1 per cent on properties valued at over £2 million.  And George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, wants to close the loophole by which properties owned by offshore companies avoid paying stamp duty.

London property prices will remain strong in 2012

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Monday, 19 December 2011

I can't remember a gloomier run-up to the festive season. Ebenezer Scrooge himself was a bundle of joy compared to all the financial pundits.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer was a picture of misery as he gave his pre-budget statement, and the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility was no more cheerful. Even the BBC's Nick Robinson, normally a jolly sort of chap, looked serious and concerned.


Steady Passage For 2012

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Friday, 2 December 2011

It has been a stressful week for anyone trying to keep a weather eye open for the economic storms that are expected to break in the next few months.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Office of Budgetary Responsibility and the Governor of the Bank of England queued up to make ever more alarming predictions of financial doom.

Which makes it so very curious that property prices in the prime central London area are still on the way up.

A Safe Haven

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Monday, 7 November 2011

London's world-wide reputation as a safe haven for money in a turbulent financial climate has been reinforced by the latest growth figures for the prime property market.

Property prices have now risen by nearly 40 per cent since the post-credit-crunch low in March 2008, bringing prices well above the 2008 peak. Restricted supply makes it very likely the trend will continue.

Where To Invest Next

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Google ‘Britain’s most expensive streets’, and at a touch of a button, the search engine will bring up an abundance of information about London being a hot spot location for buyers searching for the best homes on the market.

Overseas buyers are particularly keen to invest in the Capital especially since the Eurozone crises, with many properties sold going to cash-rich Europeans looking to move some of their wealth into the stability of the prime London property market.

Bring On The Stilt Walkers

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Apart from a few spots of rain, the sun shone and the weather was kind to the thousands of people who enjoyed this year's Marylebone Summer Fayre.

Organised and run by the Howard de Walden Estate, the Marylebone Fayre has been raising awareness and money for Teenage Cancer Trust for the last 6 years.  Last year the Fayre raised £36,000 for this worth while charity which funds and builds specialist units for young people with cancer in NHS hospitals.

Prime London property rises by 8% this year

Written by Andrew Ellinas LL.B.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The property market is close to the bottom of its long slide, and will start recovering next year, according to a respected firm of analysts.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) believes the acute housing shortage will combine with pent-up demand from people who have deferred buying for fear prices will drop still further.  Prices will rise as a result.  CEBR expects prices in the general property market to drop by a total of about 1.4 per cent over 2011 and begin to recover in 2012. They predict a 16 per cent rise by the end of 2015.

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