How to get the best house price and beat your neighbour to a sale

“Anyone who has rested a property over the winter, hoping to relaunch it in the spring, should be doing it right now,” says Guy Lashmar of Hamptons International. “And they should adjust the price. This is partly because Londoners early last year were selling at record prices and coming out of the capital with big budgets. Now London prices have softened, and the spring market is going to be competitive," So we might find that people who were hanging on to their houses Read more [...]

Santa Monica Housing Market: Just 24 Homes Listed At The Start Of 2015

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 8:52 am Michael Edlen / Real Estate Consultant As we began 2015, there are only 24 Santa Monica homes on the market, which is the lowest level in many years. Due to the high demand for Santa Monica houses especially under $2 million, the average $4.6 million list price is almost unbelievably 50 percent higher than it was 12 months ago. In 2014, we experienced the same 20 homes per month average sales rate as was in 2013, with average sales Read more [...]

Reading Abbey Quarter: still time to have your say

More than 650 people have already had their say on plans for the historic Abbey Quarter in Reading town centre and there is still time to take part. An online consultation began at the beginning of January has so far gathered more than 650 responses but there’s still time for more people to have their say before the closing deadline of Wednesday, February 4. In June last year, the Heritage Lottery Fund gave Reading Borough Council a first round pass for Reading Abbey Revealed , the activity and Read more [...]

iSIGN Announces It Is Not Renewing Its OTCQX Listing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 30, 2015) - iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. ("iSIGN" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ISD)(ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America, announced today that it is not renewing its listing on the OTCQX marketplace effective Monday, February 2, 2015. iSIGN's decision to list on the OTCQX was made under the expectation that US based investors Read more [...]

Cutlers’ Company in push to buy local

Catering at the Cutlers’ Hall - host to some of the region’s biggest and most prestigious events - has been taken back in-house after more than 30 years. From this week, Cutlers’ Hospitality will be responsible for serving meals to up to 350 people at hundreds of events throughout the year including the Cutlers’ Feast - possibly the only ‘white tie’ event outside London - corporate dinners and society weddings.Sheffield Law Society’s annual dinner is on Read more [...]

Berkeley drops plans to demolish listed building for Crossrail development

30 January, 2015 | By Tim Clark Berkeley Group has withdrawn plans to knock down a grade II-listed building in Woolwich to make way for a taxi rank and cycle parking for a new Crossrail station The developer has pulled the scheme by Gillespies to demolish an 18thCentury former officers’ block originally part of Woolwich Arsenal following a wave of protests. The proposals had been described as an ‘act of vandalism’ by councillor John Fahy, deputy leader Read more [...]

Jamaica Colosseum Mall Listed for Sale for $45 Million: Report

The mall on 165th Street was founded in 1984. View Full Caption QUEENS — The Jamaica Colosseum Mall, a large retail complex in downtown Jamaica housing more than 120 merchants, is up for grabs, sources said.The nearly 50,000-square-foot property, at 89-02 165th St., has been listed for sale for $45 million, according to New York YIMBY, a website that covers real estate in New York.The property, owned by the Partridge family and marketed Read more [...]

Principal portion of C13th listed manor house in Landford for sale

Comments (0) The major principal portion of the original Grade II* listed Landford Manor is for sale with Savills Salisbury. The well-documented history of Landford Manor records its origins back to the 13th century. Residents of the manor include John Davenant, Bishop of Salisbury, and Countess Frances Elizabeth Nelson, widow of the second Earl Nelson, nephew of Lord Nelson of Trafalgar. The manor is believed to have been originated Read more [...]

Qatari royal family’s plans to knock three Grade I-listed mansions together …

Plans for Qatari royal family to build 33,000 sq ft palace have been rejectedIt would have been the UK's first £200m home complete with 17 bedroomsPlanning officer Matthew Rees cited housing shortage in his refusal Site bought by wife of Sheikh Hamad for an estimated £120m in 2013 Her family also own the Shard - tallest skyscraper in Europe - and HarrodsHome would have had a beauty salon, pool, juice bar, two lifts and cinemaBy Jenny Awford for MailOnline Published: 09:17 GMT, Read more [...]

League table woes, no proof academies raise standards and Ofsted on religion

Good week for Science practicals. Education secretary, Nicky Morgan, called for a U-turn on Ofqual plans to scrap science practicals for GCSE and A-level qualifications. Christian schools. Chief inspector Michael Wilshaw has denied that Ofsted had a political agenda against Christian schools after he came under fire from MPs following damning inspections for two free schools in north east England. Bad week for League tables. The number of schools in England failing to hit their GCSE targets has Read more [...]