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Buy-To-Let Sector - A New Boom?

Recent media coverage has speculated that a mini buy-to-let boom may be around the corner, with lending in the professional landlord sector having increased by around 20% in the past year. Figures released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders showed that over 33,000 BTL loans, at a total value of £3.9 billion, were taken out from March to May, which...

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Bayswater Area Guide

Bayswater was given its name because of the array of springs and streams in the area in the fourteenth century. At the time, it was supplying the whole of London with water. The first formal written use of the name 'Baywater', was in 1659, when it was recorded as a small hamlet. This all changed rapidly in the mid nineteenth...

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Prime Property Locations in Central London

If you're looking at a property to buy or rent in central London, some areas are perennially popular and offer some of the most exclusive addresses available in the world today. Prime areas in central London in which both residential buyers and investors are always looking for properties include Hyde Park Estate, Marylebone, Regent's Park, Paddington, Belgravia and Kensington. The...

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Hyde Park Property - An Area Guide

Hyde Park is one of London's most exclusive residential areas and boasts some of its best homes, restaurants and shops, particularly around the chic enclave at Connaught Village. This part of London was relatively undeveloped during the city's huge growth period in the 18th century, largely because of its close association with the nearby Tyburn Gallows. At this time it...

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Buying and Selling Property in Central London

Our clients are often seeking to buy and sell property within a central London postcode as they want to maintain their existing lifestyles and stay in the right locations for certain schools and jobs. A good estate agent remains a key partner in facilitating sales and advising on a successful purchase. And in today's tough market conditions, it helps to...

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A Brief Guide to Buying in Belgravia

Belgravia is located in the City of Westminster, a district within central London and the Royal Boroughs of Chelsea and Kensington. It is best known for its high-value residential properties and it remains one of the world's wealthiest districts. History Property in the area is largely still owned by a few families, notably the family-run Grosvenor Group - although it...

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