Where Is The Best Place To Invest?

According to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index 2009, these were the top ten best place to invest in 2009: 1. Hong Kong 27.6% 2. China 25.1 3. Israel 21.3% 4. Australia 13.6% 5. Norway 11.6% 6. Finland 7.8% 7. Switzerland 6.9% 8. Colombia 6.7% 9. New Zealand 6.4% 10. Sweden 5.8% However this does […]

Top Ten Worst Places To Invest

According to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index 2009 these Cities were the worst performers. I am surprised not to have seen any Greek or Spanish Cities but perhaps they will follow in the end of this years results. Country    2009 price growth 1. Latvia -49.8% 2. Dubai     -42.1% 3. Estonia -40.3% 4. […]

How Much Would You Pay To Have A View Over A Cemetery?

It’s clear that there is a shortage of space in London and with the number of discerning buyers in London looking for something different.  We have recently seen a number of new developments overlooking or practically on the land of a cemetery.  It used to be that property next to a cemetery would be devalued, […]

JP Morgan Planning To Move Back To The West End

Two years after the company surrendered its lease at Grosvenor’s Almack House, JP Morgan is making a return to the West End. It is understood that the group is searching for as much as 35,000 sq ft for one of its private banking operations, through agent Knight Frank. So far, the company  have looked at the Crown […]

Investors Approach Liberty Department Store

  It was said last week that Liberty department store has received approaches that could lead to a takeover of the company. In a statement, Liberty spokesman said that the company has been assessing a number of options which potentially will enable them to build upon the success since their launch in 2009, but it […]

Values Little Effected by EPC’s

The Estates Gazette reported that energy ratings, introduced by the government in 2008, have failed to encourage tenants to take space in greener buildings. A recent gathering of nine valuers found that energy performance certificates had not had a noticeable effect on values. David Goatman, head of sustainability consultancy at Knight Frank, said the Carbon […]

Developers Seek To Raise Cash From The Wealthy

Property developers struggling to obtain financing from private banks and high street lenders are turning to wealthy individuals for loans, according to estate agent Knight Frank. Rich UK-based individuals are providing short term mezzanine and bridging finance for property developers by clubbing together, individually providing loans or investing in specialist funds, according to Knight Frank’s […]