THE STATE OF THE MARKET
With confidence returning to the UK economy and higher employer demand, market sentiment for the first six months of 2013 has been at its most robust since 2008, with predictions of an 18% average growth in house prices over the next five years.
Prime Central London has always been seen as a good investment market and property, whether buying or renting, is expensive. Add to this the shortage of homes, which further fuels property prices so that not only locals but also foreigners compete for what’s available. Last year, there were just 18 000 residential prop-