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Bitcoin

Bitcoin burnout?

20 September 2017

It was interesting to see the growing use of bitcoin in the property sector highlighted in David Parsley’s piece on the Scottish power couple offering bitcoin payment for luxury Dubai apartments.

Capital Dock, Dublin

Brexit won’t just benefit Dublin’s elite

13 September 2017

Brexit will benefit more than the members of Dublin’s property elite. To think otherwise is underestimating the wider impact the office market uplift will have on Dublin-based businesses of all sizes.

Impact House, Croydon

Micro-apartments are not to be feared

6 September 2017

Everyone has read scaremongering articles about housing not dissimilar to prison cells in the world’s most popular cities where residents can cook their dinner and hang up the washing while not leaving the comfort of their beds.

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International aspect skewing stamp duty returns

6 September 2017

The additional stamp duty introduced in April 2016 and payable on second homes has unexpectedly generated much more revenue than the government had anticipated, as Emanuele Midolo’s report outlined - but a key aspect not fully explored is how this is partly due to the fact that many ...

Garden Bridge

Other side of the bridge

5 September 2017

The defence of the ditched Garden Bridge by Paul Finch was interesting to read and hear the other side of the story. 

Grainger Salford PRS

PRS: a golden goose about to lay eggs

30 August 2017

As Fred Bristol’s recent column suggests the evolving UK build-to-rent sector retains a strong pull for investors.

Shared ownership cover

Attitudes towards SO lending changing

24 August 2017

Halifax’s move to raise the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of its shared ownership mortgage from 80% to 90% highlights a changing attitude from lenders as they acknowledge an ever-increasing appetite for shared ownership from potential buyers.

Garden Bridge

Troubled water over a bridge

17 August 2017

The announcement this week to finally ditch plans for the Garden Bridge is a sad indictment of London’s inability to compete with other global cities when it comes to placemaking - at least where the public sector is concerned.

Green public park

Well-kept public realm will benefit all

17 August 2017

I agree with CBRE’s Zoe Bignell that high-quality design of the public realm not only improves community cohesion and creates a positive place, but can also add value to real estate.

Princes Quay, Hull

Fuelled by the naysayers, Hull is driven to succeed

3 August 2017

We were amused to see the comments in some of the recent Hanover Square cartoons relating to Hull. As frequent travellers to the city, we have seen major changes over the past few years.

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