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Bank of England finally raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%. But why? 02 August 2018

Bank of England finally raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%, their highest level in nearly a decade - but why have rates gone up now? The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent on the 02/08/18, despite continued concerns over the economy and Brexit.... Read More

2018 RIBA Stirling Shortlist 19 July 2018

The six buildings to be shortlisted for the 2018 Riba Stirling prize have been announced. Those nominated for the UK"s best new building include a nursery school and cemetery, as well as student accommodation and an office building. The Royal Institute for British Architects will announce the winner of it"s highest accolade in October.... Read More

A Potted History of the Worlds Largest Sporting Event - England`s Journey 04 July 2018

The World Cup which begun in 1930 has become the world"s largest sporting event. It has been staged every four years since then with the exception of 1942 and 1946, when the Second World War forced its suspension. England did not enter the first three competitions of 1930, 1934 and 1938.... Read More

A Few Famous (and not so famous) Quotes. 15 June 2018

We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill (politician 1874 – 1965 My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.... Read More

The 10 wealthiest house builders in The UK (2018 Sunday Times Rich List) 14 May 2018

The publication of the 2018 Sunday Times Rich List offers an insight into the roller coaster fortunes of the UK"s wealthiest property developers As a taster, the paper has revealed the ten richest house builders in this year"s rundown, with John Bloor of Bloor Homes (and Triumph) topping the table after another mega successful year that saw his eponymous firm churn out another 3,000 homes at an average selling price of £300k.... Read More

Spring Statement 13th March 2018 15 March 2018

The UK economy continues to grow, continues to create jobs and continues to beat expectations The economy has grown for the last five consecutive years, and has exceeded expectations since the 2017 forecast. The OBR (office for budget responsibility) has increased their forecast for growth this year, and manufacturing has had the longest period of expansion in 50 years.... Read More

2018: London`s 50 Best Boutique Estate Agencies 24 January 2018

Jo Webster Properties remains one of London"s top 50 best Boutique estate agencies in London. Offering something completely different to the big-brand chain operations that characterise the capital"s high streets – and, increasingly, the Internet – boutique estate agencies are less prominent by their very nature, and must make a name for themselves with sheer hard work, deal after deal; client after client.... Read More

Survey Results 2017 15 January 2018

Results of our 2017 Property Survey We polled over 400 buyers and sellers to get their opinion on the state of the market and their predictions for 2018 Of those polled, 72% of respondents live in London, while 73% want to buy in Kensington and Chelsea and 57% of these buyers are looking to buy an apartment as opposed to a house.... Read More

3 of Londons Best New Launches 2018 04 January 2018

Stealthily notching up sales while being kept under wraps, some of London"s most luxurious developments will reveal all in 2018. Native Land"s Holland Park Villas sits among woodland overlooking the West London park and has two bedroom apartments from £3.... Read More

PCL Market Snapshot: ‘Recovery mode` continues as sales prices bottom out 06 December 2017

Price declines are bottoming out as transaction numbers pick up, says Knight Frank – and there"s even been some price growth in the £5m-£10m bracket… The average property price in Prime Central London is now 2.2% lower than it was a year ago, but the latest from Knight Frank indicates that there"s been a slight rise in the £5m-£10m bracket – it"s the first positive annual number since 2015.... Read More

RIBA House of the Year 2017 30 November 2017

A quite remarkable creation inspired by the traditional oast houses of Kent has been named RIBA House of the Year 2017. Caring Wood by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell fought off competition from six other shortlisted entries to scoop the annual prize awarded to the best new house or house extension designed by an architect in the UK.... Read More

Can a scent really help you sell a home? 27 October 2017

Marcel Proust knew about the power of the senses to evoke happy memories. Cues in everyday life, in his case, the smell of a madeleine dipped in tea can spark a sense of security or joy. Retailers and hoteliers have exploited our involuntary responses to certain smells for many years, and estate agent folklore says that aromas of freshly brewed coffee or baking bread can help sell a home.... Read More