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Greek Government to Sell Its London Consulate

News emerged recently that in a bid to raise funds, the Greek government was planning to sell its London consulate, which is located in Holland Park. The move comes as part of a wider sale of Greek government properties in a bid to raise funds which is part of the ongoing bail-out package for the country. The Victorian house which...

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Tips for Selling in a Difficult Market

Although prime London properties are selling well in areas such as Chelsea, Marylebone, Belgravia and Knightsbridge, it can still be tricky securing the sale in other parts of London and the UK. Here are some quick tips to help: Paint Firstly, apply a coat of fresh paint. Research shows that it makes more of an initial impact than any other...

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Will Interest-Only Mortgages Become the Next Bank 'Mis-selling' Scandal?

The new CEO of Barclays Bank, Antony Jenkins, has voiced his fears that interest-only mortgages may become the next high-profile 'mis-selling' bank scandal. If so, it could engulf banks in customer queries and complaints and potentially cost several billions of pounds in compensation. The bank is investing heavily in customer communications as their existing book of interest-only loans reaches maturity,...

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Good and Bad News for London Buyers

A recent survey by the Institute of Chartered Surveyors showed that house prices may rise by up to 2pc in 2013, which may indicate that the housing market has finally started to bottom out. However, the report also pointed to a growing divide between the London housing market and the rest of the UK. London properties are attracting a lot...

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Interior Design Trends 2013

Whether you're a home buyer or a seller, it's always worth knowing what interior design trends are on the horizon for the year ahead. And it's an exciting time of year too, as the latest collections are unveiled and provide plenty of inspiration and ideas to revive a tired decor or freshen up a home in preparation for a sale....

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New Builds or Period Properties?

A recent report has suggested that period properties can experience four times as much growth in value as new builds. But what are the factors that should influence your decision when buying? Money aside, fashion is a factor and new buildings can age quickly as architectural trends move on. However, period properties tend to remain strongly in demand and always...

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