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Will ‘global’ London break from the mainstream?

Will ‘global’ London break from the mainstream?

If a week is a long time in politics, then a year must feel like a lifetime to many economists.  In this edition of The Buyside, we will try to make sense of what the current political and economic landscape means for London’s prime residential markets in the months...

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The Queen’s London.

The Queen’s London.

We culminate a collective period of mourning across London, the nation and globe, by reflecting on Queen Elizabeth’s interaction with the special properties that she called home before and during her long and devoted reign. In 2017, the Queen herself remarked that:...

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A Unique Perspective.

A Unique Perspective.

RFR remains one of very few advisory firms focused solely on advising buyers in London’s prime and super prime residential markets. We have never sold property and have no intention of ever doing so. With no market to make, we channel a unique, independent perspective...

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Autumn Market Report.

Autumn Market Report.

As we enter the final quarter of 2021, RFR’s Autumn Market Report looks at the activity of London’s prime and super prime markets in our evaluation of the year to date. We investigate interesting themes in the market place, as well as explore projections for 2022 and...

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Spring Market Update.

Spring Market Update.

A year on from the start of Covid, our Spring Market Update looks at the state of London’s Prime and Super Prime residential property markets. We consider the impact of Covid-19 and lockdowns and share our outlook for the year ahead. We are excited to bring you our...

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When will the market take flight?

When will the market take flight?

None of us could have foreseen the resilience shown by the prime/super prime London residential markets in 2020. Property elbowed its way to the top of the personal agenda and, for wealthier Londoners, a move to a home more conducive to lockdown life became a...

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RFR Autumn Market Update:  On the Rebound

RFR Autumn Market Update:  On the Rebound

As we emerged from lockdown in late May this year, we would have been brave to predict the levels of activity that the prime and super prime London markets have enjoyed over these remarkable summer months. So, encouraged by recent events, and notwithstanding the grim...

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The London Market Unfurls

The London Market Unfurls

With the government taking an understandably cautious approach to easing the lockdown, few in the property industry expected yesterday’s decision to lift restrictions on buying, selling and renting residential property.  Within the ranks of lawyers, agents, surveyors...

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Easter. A good time to hunt for a bit of optimism.

Easter. A good time to hunt for a bit of optimism.

RFR Special Coronavirus Market Report, Easter 2020. After five long years of disruption to the prime residential markets precipitated by significant increases to the rate of Stamp Duty and the evolving narrative of Brexit, we wrote to you all at Christmas with the...

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What Happened To The Roaring Twenties?

What Happened To The Roaring Twenties?

As we began researching our latest market musings, we did so in a blissful post-election, pre COVID-19 world. We had decided on a comparison with the Roaring Twenties; a decade of economic boom, female empowerment and technological wonders. Afterall, the ‘Boris...

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