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Guy Meacock, director of Prime Purchase, has noticed more transatlantic buyers. 'The Americans had deserted London to an extent for a number of years but there are compelling reasons for their return, not least the political situation at home with Donald Trump and the pound at almost parity with the dollar. The added attraction is that much of London's property is about 20 per cent cheaper than it was.'Read More
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