Luxury Real Estate Blog and News

Chinese invest abroad

March 01, 2012 - London
According to a new report conducted by real estate consultants Colliers international, as to date, Chinese mainlanders make up 20-40 per cent of foreign property investors in London, Toronto, Vancouver, and Singapore.

Palace rooms for rent during London Olympics

March 01, 2012 - London
Queen Elizabeth II has agreed to rent out some of her regal rooms at St. James’s Palace as party pads during the London Olympics in 2012.

Hamptons International Introduces Premier UK Eco-friendly Property Vermilion to Asian Market

February 27, 2012 - London
Hamptons International, one of the UK’s leading residential agents, has announced a prestigious property exhibition in Hong Kong to launch Vermilion, a one-of-a-kind eco-friendly residential development at the heart of East London. The property exhibition will take place in the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong from Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March from 11am until 7pm. It offers for Hong Kong and other Asian investors the opportunity to review the Vermilion development and meet Hamptons International’s experienced agents.

Paynes & Borthwick

February 21, 2012 - London
Paynes & Borthwick is an exquisite new luxury Thames Riverside development with a selection of 257 highly specified one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplexes in a landscaped waterside setting. The development has a landmark residential tower, a beautifully restored ‘Listed’ historical riverside building, art galleries, private landscaped gardens, secure underground car parking, a waterside restaurant and terrace and 38,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space.

Fewer Chinese and more Russians buying property in central London

February 01, 2012 - London
The number of European Union and Chinese buyers of prime central London property declined over the course of last year while the number of purchasers from the UK and Russia grew, according to the latest report from Hamptons International.

François Pinault buys a $32 Million London house

November 17, 2011 - London
François Pinault, founder of luxury conglomerate PPR, has just paid $32 million for a historic mansion in the Chelsea neighborhood of London.

Merchant Square - Prime West End Central London apartments for sale

October 24, 2011 - London
3 Merchant Square offers a stunning waterside position and a new garden square for the West End, along with a vibrant mix of places to live, shop, eat and work in the heart of Central London. The development is very central and has superb transport links, while the West End’s amenities are just a leisurely walk away through tree-lined streets and green open spaces.

Wealthy competing for the very best property in key global cities

October 13, 2011 - London
Recessions and debt crises are largely not affecting the top end of the global property market with Christie’s International Real Estate reporting that the world’s wealthy are still buying luxury property and mostly paying cash to do so.

£55,000 a week for luxury London property

September 18, 2011 - London
Demand for rentals in the prime London property market have surged with rental prices reaching a record £55,000 per week.

Worldwide Premiere Launch of the Cavendish Apartments, London

September 15, 2011 - London
St George, London’s leading mixed-use developer, announces the worldwide premiere launch of The Cavendish Apartments, London NW9 on 16th - 18th September to the Hong Kong market. The Cavendish Apartments is latest phase at Beaufort Park, North West London’s most exciting new development, showcasing fully furnished suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses, an enhanced new specification and The Spa, an exclusive residents only health and fitness centre, available from only £159,950.