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Special Topic Series

The housing market shapes us all. The Special Topic Series provides commentary on issues that are driving the housing market and creating the future of the physical environment in which we live.

The issues covered are as varied as the subject matter, while always seeking to lead market opinion and occasionally contribute to the debate on this most important of markets.

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November 2012 

If a single word represented the 2011 Budget speech it was austerity; in 2012 it was about fairness. Next year, especially in the housing market, the focus will be all about delivery.

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September 2012 

Annual Charge and Capital Gains Tax Consultation: Market Lessons.

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August 2012 

Twelve months ago, Hamptons International launched a dedicated Equestrian Properties Department, leveraging over 140 years of advising homeowners on some of the best equine properties in the UK ...

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June 2012 

Waterside Exclusive Report

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May 2012 

The Barriers to Institutional Investment in Private Rented Homes.


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April 2012 

Hamptons International/ Primelocation.com Quarterly Price Index,
Q1 2012



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December 2011 

The Prime Central London housing market continued to outperform in the third quarter and is now likely to finish the year up 13 percent from January.



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November 2011 

2012 Property Market Forecasts
Hamptons International has announced its market forecasts for 2012,
predicting a continued but diminished divide between London and the rest
of the country next year for both the Sales and Lettings markets.


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September 2011 

Development Planning: Shifting the Debate
The Q2 2011 report by the Home Builders Federation has reignited one
of the most politicised debates on land use in England.

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August 2011 

Equestrian Properties
Like bluebell woodlands and rolling fields broken by ancient hedgerows,
a paddock of horses (or even a single horse) is a quintessential element
in the English countryside. The desire to own and be a part of this rich
British tradition is insatiable and has ...

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June 2011 

ULI Europe InfoBurst
This InfoBurst is a summary of the ULI UK Residential Council’s seminar
on REITS, held in London in June 2011. 

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May 2011

A State of Cautious Optimism
The UK housing market was a tale of two halves in 2010. Early growth,
continuing from 2009, gave way postelection to a period of uncertainty
and stagnation through the middle of the year.

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May 2011 

A Market Unto Itself
Rhetoric about the North/ South divide in house prices becomes most
polarised in Prime Central London. The economic malaise that has gripped
the UK housing market has had very little material impact on Prime prices.

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May 2011

The Rich Seam of Asian Wealth
Noughties residential development funding in London was predicated
on a high proportion of off-plan sales. Pre-downturn, the senior debt
provider typically required between 25 percent and one-third of sales
to be confirmed before releasing development funding.


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October 2010

Introduction
The smart money has found prime markets a safe bet in the downturn.
It has been rewarded with price growth of 19 percent since May 2009. 


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August 2010

North/ South Divide to Widen
The North/ South divide is not a new phenomenon. The economy in
London and the South East has consistently outpaced the rest of the
country since 2003.

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