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Sellers are adjusting asking prices in Camden after years of frothy pricing

House prices in Camden experienced one of the biggest dips in London this month in the wake of the Brexit vote according to Rightmove.

How has Brexit affected the price I could get for my property in Hampstead?

There is still demand for property in Hampstead, especially from international buyers, but vendors must be prepared to accept price reductions says Aree Rand of Knight Frank in Hampstead.

House price rises linked to Remain vote in Camden

Strongly Remain-voting areas such as Camden experienced far higher house price growth over the past five years than areas that voted for Brexit, according to a report.

Brexit will cause significant drop in Hampstead house prices

House prices in north west London will drop “10 per cent by Christmas” because of Brexit according to property experts.

“People have been shorting and making fortunes today and no doubt they’ll be buying property.” Post-Brexit property optimism in Hampstead

Multi-million pound sales to hedge funds, increased asking prices and on the day reductions how has the immediate aftermath of Brexit played out in the Hampstead property market?

Brexit fears make London cheaper for expat workers

London is becoming cheaper for expatriate workers to live in as “Brexit fears” fuel a slump in the pound, according to a global report.

Hampstead flat bought by Polish WW2 émigré for £3,500 now on the market for £2.25million

The entire house on Heath Drive, NW3, was bought in 1951 for £3,500. Now, 65 years later, the two-bedroom ground floor flat alone is on the market for £2.25million, 642 times the original price.

London rents cripple under-30s financially

Twentysomething Londoners face seeing more than half of their post-tax income swallowed up by rent, a report has found.

Want to sell your Hampstead property? Forget neutrals and opt for character

Distinctive décor helped this Hampstead property sell for almost double the average price for the area.

Are Richard and Judy house hunting?

Daytime TV presenters-turned-authors Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan were spotted outside a pub near their north London home with a copy of last week’s Ham & High Property supplement firmly in hand.

£100m Bishops Avenue mansion for rent for £110,000 per month

The £25,000/week Grade II-listed rental home on north London’s Billionaire’s Row was once the most expensive property on the open market.

Is there a benefit for celebrities selling in today’s property market?

As Noel Gallagher says he’s struggling to sell his Little Venice home, and Jamie Oliver and Ricky Gervais cut the prices of their north London pads, we find if there’s a price premium on properties with all star residents.

Hot new property apps to get you into your new home fast

Moving home, whether as a buyer, seller, tenant or landlord, can be an arduous process. Two new sites aim to harness the power of tech to ease your property pain.

Hampstead property prices plummet in May

Hampstead homeowners are seeing their house prices slashed by almost 10 per cent since last year, according to new figures.

Luxury London new build prices cut as number of new homes on the rise

A developer advertising price reductions on a luxury development in Maida Vale? No you haven’t entered a parallel universe, just the north London property market in 2016.

Is the property market in north London (and beyond) on the turn?

Are we entering a property downturn? The signs coming from Hampstead certainly point to yes.

Will the surge in sales to landlords give way to a buyers’ market in north London?

Landlords rushing to beat April’s stamp duty deadline have given the north London property market one of its busiest starts to the year for some time.

How have house prices risen in 90 years?

In case you hadn’t noticed, today is the Queen’s 90th birthday. With that in mind, we take a look at how prices of the Englishman’s proverbial castle have fared during her lifetime.

Camden homeowners should sell air above properties to build new homes

Most homeowners are unaware of the potential to sell the rooftop airspace above their homes for development, but building on top of existing buildings could unlock hundreds of thousands of new homes, says a developer.

House prices in Camden dip after start of year transaction surge

The Camden property market remained muted in April as asking prices fell 0.3 per cent month on month according to a report.

How social media can help you predict the next property hot spots

Forget chicken shops vs. coffee shops. Stop stalking Waitrose location scouts. All you need to scientifically predict the next up and coming area is a bit of social media.

For sale: 1960s Camden mews house by world-renowned architects

A mews house, which was an early project by two of the world’s leading architects, has come on the market on what is arguably the most impressive street in Camden for Modern architecture.

Revealed: The cheapest property to buy in Camden

A tiny studio near Camden Road, on the market for £225,000, is the cheapest property for sale in Camden at the moment.

Developers rush to buy up Heath Extension – but hadn’t checked the date

The Heath Extension was listed for sale earlier today with adverts on Zoopla and Rightmove advertising a property on Hampstead Way NW11 for £100,000,000.

Hampstead and Kentish Town chosen as best places to live in London

It comes as little surprise that Ham & High areas bagged two of the 10 London spots in the Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live 2016 list.

Tate director warns high cost of living is pushing artists out of London

The high cost of living has forced artists out of areas like Camden and is threatening London’s place as a world leader in the arts according to one of the art world’s most influential figures.

Budget 2016: What is the Lifetime ISA and will it help in north London?

Under-40s will receive a £1,000 per year bonus from the government to help them buy a property or save for retirement if they open a Lifetime ISA.

A mews flat in St John’s Wood to buy for only £185,000?

No we’re not leafing through dusty old property listings from the late ‘90s, but there is a catch to this apparent prime London bargain.

Tackle homelessness trap with rental deposit scheme, urges Crisis

More people could be helped out of the “homelessness trap” if they were given similar help to get into the rental sector as first-time buyers receive to get on to the property ladder, according to charity Crisis.

Buyers with low deposits have best choice of mortgages since 2008

The choice of mortgages for people with only low deposits saved is at its widest in nearly eight years – and the average rates on offer have also plunged to record lows – a financial information website has found.

Could you afford to buy your own house now?

If you bought in Haringey, Brent or Westminster in the past five years, chances are the answer is no and those in Camden could also struggle.

Is buy-to-let still a good investment in north London?

Property expert Simon Gerrard considers whether or not buy-to-let will remain a viable investment in the light of recent changes

Can singles afford to buy property in north London?

Camden is one of the least affordable places in the UK in which to buy property alone. So what’s a singleton itching to get a foot on the property ladder to do? Here are the options.

Camden’s mortgage burden most manageable in UK but property market least open to new buyers

New research suggests that Camden homeowners are among the best insulated against interest rate rises and have some of the most manageable housing debt in the country thanks to greater average age and wealth of owner occupiers.

Tax the non-resident super rich to solve London’s housing crisis

A transaction tax to raise £85million from prime properties bought by overseas investors is just one measure suggested by research calling for an overhaul of the property tax system to alleviate London’s housing crisis.

Hampstead Heath and Burgh House among potential sites for new housing

Primary schools, historic buildings, allotments and Hampstead Heath are among the publicly owned Camden sites that have been identified by the Mayor’s office as potential areas for housing development.

Camden homeowners earned six-figures from houses in 2015

Camden homeowners received the equivalent of a second salary of £125,425 in house price growth in 2015 according to figures from emoov.co.uk.

New record high for London house prices

Average house prices in London hit a new record of £537,000 in November after leaping by 9.8 per cent over the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

A piece of real estate in Hampstead Garden Suburb for only £5,000?

No your eyes aren’t deceiving you, but the property in question is a storage unit and it may well sell for more when it comes to auction in February according to James McHugh of McHugh & Co auctioneers.

House prices in Marylebone and Queen’s Park up 1,000% in 20 years

House prices in Marylebone, Queen’s Park and Hampstead have seen the biggest increases in the UK since 1995 according to analysis of new Land Registry data.

North Londoners now spend over 76% of income on rent

New data shows the shocking amount of monthly income residents of London boroughs are having to spend on rent, with Camden coming out third least affordable

Diana Rigg evicted David Bowie from this Maida Vale block

A flat is currently available for sale in the building where David Bowie and family lived during the early 1970s

Prime property in London declines while the price of lower priced homes continues to rise

Sales of property in London costing £2million or more declined by 64 per cent in 2015 according to new figures

How to recycle your Christmas tree in Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Westminster this January 2016

No matter whether you count Twelfth Night as the 5th or 6th of January, Christmas is definitely over by today so it’s time to take down those decorations and dispose of the tree. If you can’t replant it for next year, here’s where to recycle your natural Christmas tree in north London

Channel 4 call out for north London period properties to renovate

Do you live in a period property in north London? Are you planning home renovations?

Sales of luxury apartments spike while traditional flat-buyers priced out

Luxury flats outsold affordable apartments by a ratio of 5:2 in 2015 as those already on the property ladder priced first time buyers out of the market

UK house price rise forecast for 2016 higher than previous predictions

House prices in the UK will rise by 6 per cent next year, despite Government measures supposedly intended to alleviate the housing crisis according to a new forecast.

Help to Buy: ‘It is hard to imagine a more reckless, short-termist measure’

A leading affordable housing campaigner described the extended Help to Buy loan for Londoners as a “reckless, short-termist measure” in response to research into the potential uptake of the equity loan scheme

Mortgage lending to be standardised across lenders

Mortgage lenders have launched a new drive to simplify how they display their fees, following concerns that people were at risk of paying over the odds due to complex charges.

House prices in London smash 2008 peak

Property values in London are now nearly 48 per cent higher than their pre-economic downturn peak, reached in early 2008, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. Average house prices have increased by 7.2 per cent annually, taking them to a new record of £531,000 on average.

For sale: author H.G. Wells’ Marylebone ‘book club’ flat

A flat in Marylebone where neighbours H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett and political cartoonist David Low enjoyed one of 1930s London’s starriest book clubs could be yours for £3,650,000

North London football rivalry close to home for Giroud and Lloris

They may be French national team mates but at their London clubs they’re arch rivals. So the news that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 29, and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, are close neighbours in a Bishops Avenue luxury development is worrying for devoted north London football fans.

Is there a property bubble in London?

Not yet, believe it or not, but research suggests one is looming and could appear within the next two years

Encourage pensioners to ‘rightsize’ says economic think tank

Pensioners should be incentivised to move home to slow house price growth according to a leading economic forecaster.

Hampstead lettings agent advertises on Hong Kong’s number 10 bus

A London lettings agent with head offices in Hampstead is advertising their services on a Hong Kong bus route, which travels through some of the wealthiest areas in the city.

Fewer home sales fell through in summer 2015 as two homes in Hampstead Garden Suburb exchange on the same day

Two homes on the same Hampstead Garden Suburb road exchanged with the same estate agent on the same date as new research suggests the number of property transactions to fall through dropped significantly over the summer.

£250million Bishops Avenue development approved via premium planning pilot scheme

A Bishops Avenue development is the first project to be approved using Barnet’s controversial new fast track planning rules.

Housing crisis sucks billions of pounds out of London’s economy

High rent and mortgage costs are costing London’s economy more than £1billion each year and reducing the number of jobs created by 11,000, undermining the capital’s status as a global centre of enterprise according to research.

Will new policies help Londoners get on the housing ladder?

Buying agent and property expert Henry Pryor doubts housing plans set out in David Cameron’s conference speech yesterday will do much to solve the capital’s housing crisis

Concern over Londoners’ mortgage debt as heavy borrowers have ‘normalised’ low interest rates

More than 1.1 million households were sitting on mortgage debts worth more than 4.5 times their income in 2013, with a quarter of these concentrated in London.

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