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A Typical Victorian Period Home in Kensington

The Value of Design:

How Good Design Translates Into A Significant Price Premium

‘Good design’ has a tangible effect on property prices, lifting the PSF value of a prime London residence by an average of 19% according to new research by The Modern House. But what makes design good?

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Understanding Easements:

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

If you are buying, selling or developing a property in England or Wales, it is critical that you understand easements and how they could affect a property’s intended use.

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Landed Estate

The Difference Between Land Buyers and Estate Buyers

One is very driven by the opportunities afforded by buying and owning land when it comes to wealth planning; for the other, the driver is more about lifestyle and status. Buying Agent Mark Lawson explores the topic…

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What’s Involved In Finding An ‘Off-Market’ Property To Buy?

By Jonathan Harington

Janine Stone hears from Jonathan Harington of Haringtons, a property buying agent for private clients looking to acquire residential property in London; houses, farms and estates in the countryside. 

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The Wealth Report 2018, by Knight Frank

The Wealth Report 2018

UHNW Trends by Knight Frank

Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2018, published last week, features research into global wealth trends and flows, explores the world’s wealthiest regions, the best performing cities for Ultra-High-Net-Worth investors, and the fluctuations of the world’s luxury residential property markets.

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Nash Terrace Londin

The State Of Super-Prime In London

By A Property Insider

London A Safe Bet For The International Investor, so says Simon Barnes at H. Barnes & Co ‘London has long been regarded as a safe haven for overseas investors and those seeking to buy into one of the most desirable capitals in the world.  London never dates, never goes out of fashion; it is a …

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Simon Barnes Property Consultant

Prime London Property – The Secret Way In

According to Simon Barnes property consultant at H. Barnes & Co in Mayfair. 

Experts have for a long time been automatically employed when it comes to almost every other investment decision – be it art or the stock market. Today, for those investing in bricks and mortar, the instruction of a good buying agent has become an equally essential requirement. Simon Barnes, Property Consultant at H. Barnes & Co in Mayfair, explains the secret way to enter London’s prime property market.

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Photo of Kensington, London

A Closer Look At Mayfair’s Prime Economy

A Period of Transformation

We’ve summarised some of the key highlights from Wetherell’s report into the prime property economy of Mayfair – one of prime central London’s most fabulous neighbourhoods.

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Cadogan Square

Who’s Buying London’s Prime Property?

New Figures Released by Hamptons International

At Janine Stone, we have broken down and reviewed who’s buying London’s prime property based on figures released by Hamptons International.

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Regency Home

Freehold Vs. Leasehold

A Simple Explanation of The Differences

The conditions under which residential property is brought or sold in the UK is known as tenure and typically falls into two categories: freehold and leasehold. Depending on whether you purchase a property under a freehold or leasehold agreement determines your rights to the property. In this article we outline the basic differences between the two forms.

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