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This Week 30 October

In the news this week: ‘Farrow & Ball On The Joy Of Colour’, ‘Ceramics At Jacquesmus New Paris Restaurant’, ‘Nurseries Of The Super-Rich’, ‘A Home And Business Comes To Market’ and ‘Is Activity Returning To Prime Central London’.

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Giles Cook, Best Gapp Estate Agent

Beating The Brexit Blues

New Research Shows Belgravia Is Defying The Market

New research from Best Gapp, demonstrates how this prime central London address is facing up to Brexit and why short lease properties appeal in a challenging market. In particular, Belgravia is defying the market says Estate Agent, Giles Cook.

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London property door

Expert Insight – Buying A Home Off Market

This article was originally published by our friends at DBPR.   We asked some of the leading buying agents whether we are increasingly buying/selling luxury homes off market.  David Lee, Head of Sales at Pastor Real Estate, told us that “higher value properties (typically above £10m) are often launched to the market discreetly– with no advertising …

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Focus/19 - DCCH

What To Expect At Focus/19

15 – 20 Sep

For six days, Focus/19 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour plays host to the most highly regarded artisans and craftsmen in the world of interior design. Welcoming trade professionals and design enthusiasts internationally, the programme is a chance to get acquainted with the world leading designers and artisans, including everything from floor marquetry to Afghan rug weaving. This year, there …

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Janine Stone Drawing Room London Duplex

Interior Design Trends To Look Out For At Decorex 2019

With over 400 exhibitors in attendance, Decorex 2019 will be a melting pot of inspiration for those that work in luxury interior design.

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The Newest Luxury Developments In London

In 2019 there are a whole host of super-prime residential developments on the market in London, featuring everything from swimming pools, gyms and cinema rooms. The supply of these types of properties is relatively large to the current levels of demand in the market, meaning buyers are able to pick up some great deals on …

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High End Construction Contractors

What Considerations Should Be Made When Buying A Renovation Property?

According To The Experts

We decided to ask property buying agents and financiers: “What are the most important considerations to make when buying a renovation property?”

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2019 Wealth Report

Knight Frank: Wealth Report 2019

Hong Kong, London and New York Are The Most In Demand Cities

London is the second highest priced global cities per square foot to buy residential property, according to Knight Frank, with average prime prices in 2018 standing at $3,022.

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The Importance Of Winning Over Neighbours During A Basement Design & Build Project

Two very different mega-basement projects in Surrey and Knightsbridge demonstrate the importance of winning over neighbours during a design and build project,

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Prime Central London Townhouse Sketch

Why Now, Is The Best Time To Take On A Renovation Project?

“It’s A Joy, That Makes Financial Sense”

Many property buyers are considering acquiring older, unmodernised, ‘project homes’ in London and throughout the UK. Incentivised by both their financial and personal rewards.

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