The Crossrail effect: top property hotspots along the Elizabeth line tipped for house price growth

13 March 2016

Asking prices for homes along the newly named Elizabeth line — already affectionately nicknamed the Lizzie line — have soared by up to a third in 12 months, and new research suggests the gravy train may have plenty of steam for years to come. There are no losers, though there are very definite out performers.

The best investment areas include plain-Jane but affordable Abbey Wood in south-east London, and ravishingly pretty and desirable Taplow, … Read more ›

Fourth-quarter profit at Abu Dhabi’s Aldar gets boost from property portfolio

16 February 2016

A jump in the value of Aldar’s investment properties boosted its fourth-quarter results on Monday, as the company continues to position itself as Abu Dhabi’s biggest landlord.

Fourth-quarter profit rose 5.6 per cent in 2015 compared with the year-earlier period, Aldar Properties stated on Monday.The company reported that profit at­tri­butable to its shareholders increased to Dh735 million from Dh696m during the same period a year earlier, helped by a valuation gain of Dh568m on its … Read more ›

UAE’s Bloom says work starts on mixed-use Saadiyat project

03 February 2016

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Bloom Holding has announced that enabling works has started within Park View, a mixed-use development taking shape in the university neighbourhood of Saadiyat.

Bloom said in a statement that it has awarded the enabling works contract to Gulf Foundation which is expected to complete the works by April while all main works on the project are set for completion by September 2017.

The announcement follows Bloom Holding’s launch … Read more ›

Aldar says to launch some of UAE’s ‘highest quality’ homes in 2017

14 December 2015

Aldar Properties, the Abu Dhabi-developer, is planning to deliver some of the “highest quality” homes in the UAE from 2017 to meet demand from buyers.

The company said in a construction update statement that it is making “strong progress” across its residential development projects.

Aldar said it is taking a destination led approach, with much of its development pipeline being focused across its land banks at Yas Island, Al Raha Beach and Shams Abu Dhabi.

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What Canary Wharf Estate Agents Can Tell You About Crossrail

17 July 2015

Canary Wharf is a business district in Tower Hamlets, London. As Canary Wharf estate agents will tell you, the area is already an incredibly popular place to live due to its wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes, beautiful scenery and transport links. Alongside London City Airport, Canary Wharf also boasts the Canary Wharf Tube station, which makes commuting to work incredibly easy. However, transport in the area is soon to become even better as the planned new Crossrail station … Read more ›

Why Contact Vauxhall Estate Agents?

24 June 2015

Vauxhall, an area in the London Borough of Lambeth, was once known for being run-down, neglected and no-one’s first choice as a place to live. This is changing, however, and Vauxhall is set to be regenerated and transformed to become an ideal location for anyone wishing to move to London. The Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) regeneration is the largest regeneration area in central London, set to transform the area by 2030. As Vauxhall estate agents will tell you, now … Read more ›