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To keep family harmony, create two living spaces over the Christmas period, says Sarah Broughton of Prime Purchase. 'Young families make a lot of noise as excitement levels rise, while the older generation tend to prefer more peace,' she says. 'It is great if you have a large living room where the whole family can come together, but I would suggest borrowing another television, if you don't have more than one, so that you can create a quiet space where older relations can sit and watch something other than Frozen.'Read More
A grand apartment in Kensington is being sold through a raffle. Guy Meacock, a director of Prime Purchase, a buying agency that specialises in some of the most expensive homes in London, is sceptical: 'The upside of this is that they are going to get a lot of publicity, but it is a risky strategy,' he says.Read More
The problem is securing a house - such is the demand for properties in the best addresses that many change hands offmarket. Property prices have risen steeply, according to Robin Gould of Prime Purchase. 'The burgeoning student population means cheap accommodation is not readily available and is often bought by investors,' he says.Read More
'One of the few true boutique streets still in Knightsbridge and it has tried to retain an exclusive air,' comments Guy Meacock of Prime Purchase - so the residential offering is all flats above shops and many are second homes. 'There is a strong contingent of Arab buyers,' he adds.Read More