Linkage

Fiddling with stamp duty while the market burns
posted : 22 Aug 2019
George Osborne’s stamp duty reforms were “foolish, uncollegial and arrogant”, according to Trevor Abrahmsohn, but Sajid..
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Is the writing on the wall for house raffles?
posted : 16 Aug 2019
They’ve been around as long as the Rat and Mouse, the change to win a..
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Tuesday linkage – sleb special
posted : 13 Aug 2019
George Michael’s Goring-on-Thames home sold last month [Mirror] Winston Churchill’s Mayfair flat, £1,500 a week [Homes..
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Proptech

Wednesday linkage – truly innovative proptech
posted : 05 Jun 2019
Labour’s property tax proposals, a danger to housebuilding [Mortgage Strategy] Nested (here), Kodit (in Europe)..
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Wednesday linkage – London landlords wouldn’t rent to the Pope if he was on benefits
posted : 15 May 2019
London agent launches fleet of electric cars [PropertyIndustryEye] The Pope couldn’t rent in London, “if..
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Vyomm… discreet listings for agents
posted : 13 May 2019
It’s called Vyomm.com, it’s created by Utsav Goenka, founder of HomeHapp, and the idea is… a portal..
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Celebrity homes

What do you call gentrification… when it’s in Belgravia?
posted : 16 Aug 2019
Astonishingly, a stretch of land between Upper Belgrave Street and Grosvenor Place has been “undervalued”. Combined..
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Tuesday linkage – sleb special
posted : 13 Aug 2019
George Michael’s Goring-on-Thames home sold last month [Mirror] Winston Churchill’s Mayfair flat, £1,500 a week [Homes..
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Monday linkage – landlords named and shamed, Ed Sheeran spends money, Johnson smelling of roses
posted : 22 Jul 2019
Ed Sheeran in property splurge, now he can make as much noise as he wants..
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Property TV

Purplebricks in BBC spat
posted : 02 Aug 2017
It’s a developing story, with online estate agency giant Purplebricks share price already dropping following..
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Want to see inside the X-Factor house?
posted : 05 Oct 2016
The Telegraph gives the tour here. It’s six-bedroom, four-bathroom property in Hadley Wood, worth around £3.6m..
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Living rooms… match the painting to the sitcom
posted : 15 Jun 2016
nSome fun, via Curbed.nnnn
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Property Online

Brixton property raffle in trouble with by advertising standards
posted : 26 Jun 2019
Property raffles have been a “thing” for decades, and most of the pitfalls – including..
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Foxtons and Purplebricks, investors come, investors go
posted : 07 Jun 2019
Go here for an interesting update on troubled agency shares Foxtons (UBS increase stake to..
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Data throws new light on post-Referendum London market
posted : 06 Jun 2019
A report by the Vyomm property portal suggests things aren’t quite what they’ve seemed in..
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Letting

Monday linkage – landlords named and shamed, Ed Sheeran spends money, Johnson smelling of roses
posted : 22 Jul 2019
Ed Sheeran in property splurge, now he can make as much noise as he wants..
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Khan on rent control, short paragraph, big headlines
posted : 19 Jul 2019
You’ve no doubt read the headlines. London Mayor pushes for rent caps. It’s an innocuous..
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Wednesday linkage – London landlords wouldn’t rent to the Pope if he was on benefits
posted : 15 May 2019
London agent launches fleet of electric cars [PropertyIndustryEye] The Pope couldn’t rent in London, “if..
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House prices

What do you call gentrification… when it’s in Belgravia?
posted : 16 Aug 2019
Astonishingly, a stretch of land between Upper Belgrave Street and Grosvenor Place has been “undervalued”. Combined..
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Coutts sees signs of prime property recovery
posted : 07 Aug 2019
The bank’s second quarter index is 3.1% up on the year after the second consecutive..
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Market report – shock London 4.4% drop, May 18 to May 19
posted : 19 Jul 2019
ONS figures are generally considered sound, and 4.4% is a big annual drop, particularly in..
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Estate agents

Foxtons and Purplebricks, investors come, investors go
posted : 07 Jun 2019
Go here for an interesting update on troubled agency shares Foxtons (UBS increase stake to..
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Wednesday linkage – truly innovative proptech
posted : 05 Jun 2019
Labour’s property tax proposals, a danger to housebuilding [Mortgage Strategy] Nested (here), Kodit (in Europe)..
Read more

Wednesday linkage – London landlords wouldn’t rent to the Pope if he was on benefits
posted : 15 May 2019
London agent launches fleet of electric cars [PropertyIndustryEye] The Pope couldn’t rent in London, “if..
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