Top Residential Sales: Q1-2017

20 The Vale, SW3 6AQ Chelsea || £24,200,000 || 7,962sqft || £3039psf The most expensive residential transaction of the year so far has been for a five story detached house, which was sold off-market for £24.2m in February. The red brick corner property was built between 1894 and 1916, and features a single-storey extension to the rear of […]

The Shard: A Monument to Remember Irvine Sellar

 Irvine Sellar, via the-shard.com Irvine Sellar, one of London’s most notable developers, died on Sunday after a short illness at the age of 82. Raised by a glove shopkeeper in the East End of London before dropping out of school and going on to found fashion and real estate companies including Sellar Property Group. The group […]

What Could Apple Buy With Its Profits In Property?

Today’s City AM posed the question of what Apple, shining from its phenomenal earnings report, may do with the $51 billion in profits. At current exchange rates this would come to £31.74 billion. Much can be made of what companies (or countries) that would buy, but what would it yield in property. The average price […]

Extending Leasehold on Long Lease Houses

Long Leaseholds are a common part of luxury property purchases in London. Some flats are Share of Freehold but most are sold off on Long Leaseholds. Even some terraced houses are Leasehold properties if they fall into one of the larger estates that own most of Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington and the surrounding areas. As discussed […]

Prince Albert’s Mark On South Kensington

Today South Kensington stands as one of the most sought after neighborhoods in London.  With close proximity to some of the city’s greatest museums and Hyde Park, it’s no wonder South Kensington is so popular.  But during the early Victorian era, the neighborhood was a bit different. South Kensington was not much more than an […]

Riverside Views In London

If London housing lacks anything that is found in other comparable cities (in as much as those exist) it would probably be in the riverside.  When I first moved to London, I commuted by the Thames Clipper riverboat service. Passing under Tower Bridge and along the Thames was one of the highlights of my day, […]

Neighborhoods In London For US Expat’s

According to Patricia Neal of Londonal Mode, these are the most popular neighborhoods for American Expats: Belgravia (SW1) – Belgravia is located in central London near Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. It is also home to a number of consulates and embassies. It is one of the wealthiest areas in London and has some of […]

West End Prime Spots

The Wealth Bulletin (a Dow Jones site) has come up with a list of the 10 most expensive streets in the world. As with all valuations this is not an exact science, nonetheless is an interesting comparison. Below is the complete list: 1. Avenue Princess Grace, Monaco — $17,750 per square foot. 2. Severn Road, […]

10 Most Expensive Streets in the World

The Wealth Bulletin (a Dow Jones site) has come up with a list of the 10 most expensive streets in the world. As with all valuations this is not an exact science, nonetheless is an interesting comparison. Below is the complete list: 1. Avenue Princess Grace, Monaco — $17,750 per square foot. 2. Severn Road, […]