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London Home Buyer Activity Spikes 92 Percent in January, Driven by General Election Results

London Home Buyer Activity Spikes 92 Percent in January, Driven by General Election Results

Knight Frank is reporting the number of new prospective home buyers registering with them in London rose Read More »


Housing Rents Continue to Rise in Most European Cities in Q4

Housing Rents Continue to Rise in Most European Cities in Q4

According to HousingAnywhere's latest International Rent Index, a rise in residential rents continued across Europe in Q4 of 2019, yet rents did decelerated in the more expensive cities such as London, Amsterdam and Munich. Read More »

London Housing Market Still Being Impacted by Brexit in 2020

London Housing Market Still Being Impacted by Brexit in 2020

The headline rate of the UK's house price growth continued to slow through 2019, leaving annual house price growth for the UK 0.7% at the end of October 2019, down from 3% at the same point last year. Read More »

U. K. Prime Country Home Prices Still Impacted by Brexit in Late 2019

U. K. Prime Country Home Prices Still Impacted by Brexit in Late 2019

Prime regional country house prices in the United Kingdom were unchanged in the final three months of 2019, taking the annual change in values to -0.8%. Prices have been flat or declining for the past three years. Read More »


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Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated January 22, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, home prices across 56 countries and territories worldwide are rising at an annual rate of 3.7% on average. This marks the index's slowest rate of growth for over six years.

According to Knight Frank's latest research for the most exclusive global residential neighborhoods -- the top 10 ultra-prime streets and areas where the most transactions over $25 million have taken place in the last five years was -- revealed this week.

With capital growth in most prime residential markets around the world shrinking in 2019, the global economic landscape looks markedly different from that a year ago.

International property consultant Knight Frank is reporting this week that political uncertainty in the UK continues to dominate sentiment in prime London residential markets in final months of 2019.

According to new report from CBRE, global commercial real estate investment volume, including entity-level deals, rose by 7% quarter-over-quarter but fell by 2% year-over-year in Q3 2019.

According to international property consultant Knight Frank, demand for the acquisition of prime London property continues to be negatively influenced by political events in 2019.

According to the new Future Gazing: Logistics - The Last Mile Report by global property adviser Knight Frank, optimal locations for 'last mile' logistics space is now being driven by not just where online shoppers live and work but also the increasing complexity of delivery models.

UK house prices remained flat in August 2019 to leave nationwide annual growth at 0.6%. Savills now expects average house price growth to be flat in 2019, down from the prediction of 1.5% growth predicted last November 2018.

According to International property consultant Knight Frank, political uncertainty continues to have a tangible impact on sales activity in London's Prime Residential marketplace.

Knight Franks' latest Prime Global Cities Index, which tracks the movement in luxury residential prices across 46 International cities, increased by 1.4% in the year to June 2019, up marginally from 1.3% in March 2019 but still significantly lower than its four-year average of 3.8%.

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that after a bumpy 2018, investment in global commercial real estate cooled in the first half of 2019 with year-on-year volumes dropping by 9% to $341 billion.

According to HVS London, AlixPartners and STR, London hotels collective RevPAR rose 6% in Q2 2019 on the back of visitors traveling to the capital to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Major League Baseball.

According to global property advisor Knight Frank, sentiment is the key driver of activity in prime regional markets in the U.K.. Uncertainty surrounding the UK's political landscape means discretionary buyers and sellers are cautious. Consequently, pricing has been subdued and stock levels are muted.

According to UK's Office for National Statistics, which tracks internal moves within the UK, migration from London to other parts of the UK reached its highest ever level in 2018.

According to international real estate consultant Knight Frank, despite the unknown outcome of Brexit, underlying demand for London's super-prime property remains resilient.

Rising cost of leasing prime office space accelerated across the globe due to continued economic growth, job gains and limited availability of prime space in certain markets.

Global real estate consultant Knight Frank is reporting that economic uncertainty of Brexit, coupled with the complexities of the planning system and rising build costs, have exerted pressure on London land values at the turn of 2019.

Investment into the UK Student Accommodations (PBSA), investment-grade private rented sector (PRS) and senior living rental sectors is expected to reach £146bn ($185bn) by 2025, rising from £87.3bn ($110bn) in 2019.


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