Pricing your home to sell

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As autumn settles, the prime central London property market remains tricky and price sensitive. There is a continued shortage of stock and agents are clamouring for business. But at Nicolas Van Patrick we believe it is important to stick to ...

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Will Brexit Halloween spook the property market?

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What’s in store for the housing market this autumn ahead of the 31 October Brexit deadline? As the Brexit deadline of 31 October looms, the big question as we head into autumn is what impact it will have on the ...

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Super-prime lettings boom as falling prices, stamp duty and Brexit deter buyers

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Brexit uncertainty has certainly prompted growth in one area – the prime rental market. In the first four months of this year a record number of tenancies above £5,000 per week were agreed in London. These higher-value rents have been ...

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Why now is the time to buy a house in Knightsbridge

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If you are buying a house in Knightsbridge, Nicolas Van Patrick believes it is the best opportunity to do so in a decade. Flats have weathered the recent downturn in pricing better, and subsequently are still at a 30 per ...

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The lost art of valuing property

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Estate agents have come under attack for overvaluing properties in order to attract homeowners. Research in The Times claimed that some estate agent chains are overvaluing properties by up to a fifth in order to get the instruction. The Times added that the biggest ...

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The Rise and Fall of Online Estate Agents

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This month’s blog is about how to focus on the truth and not get swept away in hyperbole... not always easy in today’s world! Throughout 2016 and 2017 the property pages were awash with news about Purple Bricks and co ...

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A selection of the best property stories this month:

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Read on for a selection of our favourite property stories from March 2019...

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Brighter Days

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Here at NVP, as we ease our way into February, we are feeling grateful. Despite the flat market, we are looking back on our best year yet, and we wanted to share a few insights with you that are making ...

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Five Things We Learned from a Wise Man.

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Christmas is a good time to reflect and ask ourselves where we get our inspiration. NVP’s investor, the Dutch businessman John Fentner Van Vlissingen (known respectfully at NVP as JVV), visits our offices in Montpelier Street periodically throughout the year, as ...

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Supply and demand in prime residential London property

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We thought we'd share the following observations about supply and demand and the current stage of the residential property cycle - in which 'the inventory factor' starts to influence buying habits. What is the inventory factor? Patrick: The inventory factor, ...

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