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The Budget 2017

The chancellor certainly had a tenuous job to complete by delivering a budget that will support the UK as we continue towards our exit from the EU. Safe to say the chancellor delivered a solid budget that gave alot considering the tight economic outlook. ...

Buying and renting: Your biggest financial decision

Buying a home is the most significant financial decision in most people's lives. For tenants, paying the rent is the biggest monthly outgoing. So it is little wonder that house prices are an obsession for some, and a source of frustration for others.The...

Buying Off Plan & Assignable Contracts

Buying Off-PlanBuying off-plan means purchasing property in advance of its completion. Currently buying off plan in London is in-vogue due to the fantastic amount of options available across the capital. Off-plan property is typically sold prior to construction...

100% Lending: Positive or fool hardy in the current climate?

Ten years since the beginning of the financial crisis here in the UK and property agents operate within a much-changed landscape. Never before have lenders scrutinized individuals earnings in such a way. Although lending has never been so enticing with...

Barclays House Price Predictions

New research released today, the Barclays UK Property Predictor, provides a three-to-five year forecast of investment hotspots on the residential property market, revealing the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to...

Impact Of Foreign Investment On The London Housing Market

London is a global city:25 of the 33 London Boroughs have more than 30% of their residents born outside of the United Kingdom, and in four of t them - including Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea - over half of residents are from outside the UK1.Inward...

Prices Continue To Show Grit - UK Wide

Oxford Circus Diagonal Crossing, in the heart of London, is one of the world's most congested intersections, with more than 80 million pedestrians crossing it each year. Even with the traffic lights and signage its tricky to navigate at the...

Stratford: Londons Newest City Center

 As an agent working in East London and specialising in New Homes, Stratford, has always proved to be both an area of interest for every type of purchaser, domestic or international and to serve as a reminder of the speed of change currently occurring...

On-Year Transactions Increase But Prices Stall

There were early signs that the expectations of buyers and sellers are becoming more closely aligned this month as the number of homes sold in London increased three per cent compared to May last year.The pick-up in buyer activity suggests some sellers...

Overseas Buyers: Just Want a Better Quality Of Life?

A recent consultation has found that 'foreign buyers snapped up 3,600 of London’s 28,000 newly built homes between 2014 and 2016, about 13 per cent, according to the most comprehensive survey yet of international investment in London housing. About...

Market Thoughts: Residential Investments

An in depth view from our head of Off Plan Investments regarding the current state of of off plan activity in the central London sphere... As the FTSE 100 has bounced back and the pound recovered post-brexit urgency from international buyers has...

HK: 20 Years Later

There is a lot of commentary throughout various news outlets regarding how China is now stepping up into the leadership role as the USA steps back from centre stage and I find this interesting and comparable to when the UK returned Hong Kong to China...

Cutting Tax: A short term solution

A year on from our closely contested decision to exit the EU and we are finally beginning to see the shape of the negotiations.It is clear that with our continued inability to pull together as a nation the EU negotiators sense unrest and are well prepared...

Best Practice: Buy a Bit Of History

When thinking about buying a new home in London there are many factors to consider whether your purchase is for investment of for personal occupancy. Buying in an area within the vicinity of a known landmark is a great way to ensure that your purchase...

As HK & SG Settle Up - Enter The Dragon!

Between the years 2012 and 2015 a recent study outlined that a large percentage of new homes purchased in London were by overseas buyers predominantly from Hong Kong and Singapore. Their buying power at the time followed on from the great success' of...

Thinking Of Greener Pastures Within Reach Of London?

Here at EBi we can sometimes be very focused about our passion for glass & steel tower blocks and city living but as a scorcher of a weekend approaches its always good to let the mind drift to greener pastures new.City dwellers looking to get away...

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