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Friday, June 24, 2016
What is happening in the north London property market after Britain voted to leave the EU?

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?

London is becoming cheaper for expatriate workers to live in as

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

This ground floor flat on Heath Drive in Hampstead is on the market for the first time in 65 years

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 twentysomethings see more than half of their post-tax income swallowed up by rent

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

The main reception room has original wood panelling, leaded glass windows and an original fireplace

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

Are Richard and Judy house hunting?

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Richard and Judy with Ham & High Property

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.

Heath Hall on The Bishops Avenue, N2

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.

Noel Gallagher has asked for an oligarch to buy his Little Venice home

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.

A new app promises to match buyers and sellers, much like an old-fashioned match-making agency

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.

House prices in Hampstead have fallen almost 10 per cent

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 Hampstead property market on the turn? Signs could be pointing that way

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

Transaction numbers surged in March as landlords rushed to beat the stamp duty deadline

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.

This house on Denning Road, Hampstead, is on the market for £3,750,000 today. If it has risen in price at the 471-fold rate of houses nationwide it would have been £7,962 in 1926

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.

Wilmott Place, Camden, NW1, before and after, Apex Housing Solutions

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 dipped slightly in April 2016

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

Researchers say that gathering social media data is a good way to predict gentrification in cities like London

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.

A house by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers' first practice is on the market for £1.6million

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.

Each square metre of the

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

Hampstead Heath Extension

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 is one of the best places to live in the UK according to the Sunday Times

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.

Director of the Tate Sir Nicholas Serota, who is from Hampstead, warned that London's creative success was threatened by the high cost of living in the city

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.

George Osborne announced a new Lifetime ISA to be spent on property worth up to £450,000

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.

The £185,000 property is set in a secluded cobbled mews but has less than five years remaining on the lease

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.

Camden has seen a spike in rough sleeping recently but Crisis is calling for a government guarantee scheme to help homeless people into renting

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 small deposits now have greatest choice of mortgages in eight years

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.

Houses in Haringey out-earned their owners by nearly £70,000 between 2011 and 2015

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?

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

Singles dream of a room of ones own, away from messy housemates in shared accomodation

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 has the lowest loan-to-income ratio for owner occupiers in London

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 reforms could help regulate house prices and encourage the building of affordable homes

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.

Burgh House is one of the publicly owned sites identified by the Commission

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.

Property in Camden 'earned' three times the average salary for the borough 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.

House prices in London hit a new record high in November 2015

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).

Three storage units in Hampstead Garden Suburb are on the market for £5,000 each

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.

Marylebone High Street ward has seen the biggest house price rises in the UK

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.

Research from Sadiq Khan's campaign team reveals the increasing ratio of rent to income in London

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

David Bowie at Rules Restaurant after receiving a presentation of six discs from RCA Records to mark the occasion of having six albums in the charts in 1973

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

London prime property transactions and prices dropped while lower priced property remained booming due to stamp duty changes

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

Where and when to recycle your natural Christmas tree in north London

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

George Clark needs you (if you live in a period property in north London)

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

Over 5,300 properties vauled at up to £1,499 per sq ft, equivalent to a £1 million two-bedroom apartment, were sold in 2015

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

London property predicted to increase by five per cent in 2016

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.

Even with the London Help to Buy 40 per cent equity loan, research has found that Camden property will remain out of reach to most average earners

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

Major mortgage lenders have signed up to standardise terms and make borrowing more simple

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.

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