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How will the withdrawal of the Bank of England affordability stress test impact the mortgage market?
This article looks at the benefits of the popular scheme that has been running since 2013, the money this has saved first-time buyers, and the choices available when Help to Buy (HtB) Scheme ends.
Welcome to CBRE's annual Borough by Borough report, which is now in its eight year. This extensive report combines rigorous data research with our unique local market insight to outline the ebbs and flows of real estate across London.
This paper brings together a selection of economic and residential market data that can be used to assess how the housing market is performing.
We’ve gathered together market leading experts from CBRE and Streetsense.
We’ve gathered together market leading experts to discuss how affordable housing distinguishes itself from finance to delivery.
New research from Global real estate advisor, CBRE, shows record breaking number of applicants for London residential lettings, showing a 300% increase in August 2021 compared to August 2020. Luke Mills, Managing Director, CBRE Residential and Mike Knowles, Lettings Director, CBRE Residential,...
This paper brings together a selection of economic and residential market data that can be used to assess how the housing market is performing.
We’ve gathered together market-leading experts to discuss whether First Homes actually addresses the shortage of housing and affordability issues it intends to.
We’ve gathered together the market-leading experts to share their insights about Built to Rent market.
Affordable Housing: ‘Change is coming – what it is and how it could affect the market’?
We've gathered together our experts to discuss the findings of our inaugural European Multifamily Housing report, which examines the market across 40 cities, 7 in the UK.
We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights about co-living and its rationale to investors.
Jennet Siebrits, our Head of Research, shares the latest Five Year Forecasts broken down by area, giving you insights on the residential housing market today and how we see it evolving in the next five years.
We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights and opinions on how student accommondation is changing in 2021.
To deliver housing for London we need a variety of exit routes. We need to build homes for both owners and renters. Developers need to be mindful that debt plays a key part in the strategy.
We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights and opinions on how the Help to Buy market is changing in 2021.
We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights on how international buyers will shape the residential market this year.
Welcome to CBRE Resi Talks, our brand new 2021 video series.
Join our experts behind the scenes as they discuss what’s happening in the residential market right now.
These short videos give you the insights and intel to help shape your decisions, today.
We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insights and opinions on Single Family Build-To-Rent.
We’ve gathered together our market-leading experts to share their insight and opinions in these uncertain times and help inform your business decisions.
How working from home may change the residential landscape
Discover the cost of living and other interesting comparisons between 39 of the most exciting cities worldwide in our 2020 report on the global property market.
Regeneration can significantly improve an area and the quality of life for its residents. It helps enhance public realm, connectivity and local amenities. Transforming an area into a more desirable place to live, regeneration increases the demand for homes. As a result, the price growth of...
CBRE has found that house price growth is higher than average for properties within 5-7 minutes' walk of a tube station. See how each line has performed and how this could affect your property.
CBRE Residential Research has looked into the Central London private rental market and noticed signs of increasing demand.
Welcome to the fifth edition of our Global Living report, where we examine the housing markets in 35 global cities. They include the most exciting cities in the world, from emerging technology-driven powerhouses like Shenzhen and Bangkok and more traditional capital cities such as Rome and Lisbon,...
The second largest city in the UK, rich in history and scattered with hidden gems, Birmingham is a hub of culture and innovation. With influences from across the world, you can encounter anything from a English folk festival to Brazillian street art with a world of experiences in between. Divided...
Since its introduction in 2013, there have been a total of 12,205 Help to Buy sales in London, around 16% of London’s total new build sales. These sales have been more pronounced since the equity loan was increased to 40% after the November 2015 Autumn Statement.
Barnet has had the highest...
Across London, demand for homes in the private rental sector is growing and consequently we are seeing an increase in build to rent development. Brent is London’s largest build to rent hotspot with 2,515 units currently under construction, and with 725 units already completed. However, Newham...
London is renowned for its first-class education system. It is home to 2,311 primary schools, of which 29% have been given an Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’. When looking at individual boroughs, Barnet leads the way with an impressive 38 schools rated at the highest level. However, when looking at...
London's growing. The graphics below show the tallest completed residential towers in London, and the tallest towers in the pipeline.
The economic performance of an area is linked to the housing market with an increase in economic growth generally increasing the demand for housing. As one of the most affluent boroughs in London, Westminster has the highest average salary at £43,203. However, it is Hackney and Newham which are...
Our annual Hot 100 report reveals the winners of London's residential market. By analysing the best performing boroughs in a number of categories, our report takes an in-depth look at the London housing market. Click on the blocks below to explore the lists.
We define performance in these lists as highest rental and house price growth, as well as absolute prices. House price growth has softened over the year. Last year Camden had the highest growth at 13%, this year growth in the top performing borough was lower at 7% (Islington). The ten highest...
With a growing population in London, the demand for housing is constantly increasing, although the level of supply falls short of the levels needed. The Mayor of London recently announced that 66,000 new homes per annum are needed of which 65% should be affordable.
For a third year running, Tower...
London has an ever-growing population of 8.9 million residents. However, this puts a strain on housing. Barnet currently has the largest population with 384,375 residents and has nearly 54,000 additional residents forecast over the next decade. However, City of London has the strongest forecast...
Use the interactive map to explore London borough by borough. Whether you are looking for average house prices, rental yields or the number of schools and restaurants, we have every corner of London covered.
Global real estate advisor, CBRE, today launches its annual residential report, Borough by Borough.
Barking and Dagenham
Once the home of multiple major industrial sites, Barking and Dagenham is now in the midst of major transformation as thousands of new homes are built and transport links to central London improved. As a result, the borough is ideal for commuters as well as those who want to...
Bordering Hillingdon, the Borough of Hounslow is a renowned business centre for organisations that need strong national and international transport links via Heathrow Airport. It’s an area that offers excellent employment opportunities, but also beautiful open spaces and great shops and...
Enclosed by seven other boroughs in the north west of London, Brent includes some of the capital’s most long-standing and traditional commuter areas, including Willesden and Neasden. It’s best known for the iconic Wembley Stadium which hosts major football matches and iconic music...
Barnet is a favourite location for families who want the best of both worlds: easy access to the unspoilt Hertfordshire countryside as well as fast transport links into central London. Well-served by restaurants and shops, the area also has a higher than average employment rate.
Close to the Square Mile yet maintaining a unique reputation for nightlife and attractive traditional housing, Islington has always been a popular choice for young professionals and families as well as city workers. When the Elizabeth Line opens in 2019, trains will stop at Farringdon,...
Bordering Kent, the Garden of England, Bexley is experiencing significant regeneration thanks to the construction of the new Elizabeth Line station at Abbey Wood. The new line will reduce journey times into Canary Wharf by almost half, to just 11 minutes, when trains start running in 2019...
Kensington and Chelsea
London’s most exclusive borough, Kensington and Chelsea includes the highest priced properties in London at an average £1,527,309. However, serious efforts are also underway to improve social and affordable housing across the borough to benefit all residents.
Bromley has a great deal to offer families and commuters, including ready access to the southern home counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex and strong transport links to London. Its relatively low population density and high proportion of open land make it an ideal place to live, while...
Kingston upon Thames
Leafy Kingston upon Thames in south west London has the look and feel of a traditional English town, while its excellent transport links make it top of the list for those who want to live outside central London.
Renowned for its nightlife and high student population, Camden also has over 2,000 shops and hundreds of restaurants. With the third highest house prices in London, it is a property hotspot that will only continue to flourish as a destination for those who want to be at the heart of the...
Increasingly seen as a borough of choice for commuters, Lambeth includes one of inner London’s largest regeneration projects at Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB). The project will provide 18,000 new homes by 2030 along with two new underground stations and 50 acres of public space.
City of London
While not an actual London Borough, the City of London is one of the capital’s 33 local authority districts. The beating financial heart of London, the legendary Square Mile is increasingly being considered as a great place to live as well as work.
Despite its proximity to the City of London, Lewisham has traditionally been an overlooked borough. This is set to change with the completion of Lewisham Gateway, which its developers believe will provide a new heart for the borough’s main town centre.
Just a mere 15 minutes from central London and the international gateway of Gatwick Airport, there are some ambitions plans for Croydon. A £5.25bn investment programme will transform the borough into a destination for businesses as well as families looking for high value housing and ready...
Most famous for Wimbledon Tennis Club, Merton is a relatively affluent borough in south west London that is popular with families and young professionals. Several of its pleasant streets are designated conservation areas and a third of its area is given over to open spaces, thanks in part...
The west London borough of Ealing is well-known for its relationship with the British film industry. But substantial developments, including five new stations on the Elizabeth Line, are stimulating growth and opportunities for those who live and work in the region.
Newham has a bright future ahead of it, thanks to regeneration projects and the inclusion of five new Elizabeth Line stations that will create demand for homes from commuters and families alike. Newham includes Stratford, site of the London Olympics, which has been skilfully recycled to...
Situated in north London, Enfield borders Hertfordshire, with half of its area given over to open spaces – the third largest behind Bromley and Richmond-upon-Thames. The £6 billion Meridian Water programme is set to transform the borough with thousands of new homes and jobs.
Situated in east London, Redbridge is one of London’s greenest boroughs with 40% of its land devoted to open spaces. Ambitious plans are underway to redevelop Redbridge’s main town and administrative centre; Ilford, driven by the arrival of three new Elizabeth Line stations.
One of several London boroughs to benefit from rail connections unlocked by the new Elizabeth Line, Greenwich includes many sites of historical importance and interest. It is also undergoing significant redevelopment, particularly around its Thames front area.
Richmond upon Thames
Best known for its riverside walks and green spaces, including Richmond Park and Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames in the south west of London is a perennial favourite for families and commuters. Well-connected by train and road, Richmond upon Thames nevertheless offers the...
Home of world-renowned Tech City, Hackney is one of the biggest success stories of London’s East End regeneration programme. As programmes to further improve and update the area continue to roll out over the next few years, house prices are predicted to rise at one of the fastest rates...
The redevelopment of London Bridge station in the heart of Southwark epitomises the transformation of this borough to meet the modern needs of a growing population. Situated next to the soaring Shard building, the station has been completely updated with new shops, restaurants and...
Hammersmith and Fulham
Commuters and families alike enjoy living in Hammersmith and Fulham, taking advantage of its plentiful shops and restaurants, good transport links and highly rated schools. The redevelopment at White City will provide even more opportunities to live and work in this
One of London’s southernmost outer boroughs, Sutton shares its borders with Croydon, Merton and Kingston upon Thames as well as the County of Surrey. Many of the borough’s regions such as Cheam and Carshalton maintain a village-like feel, while being in easy commuting distance of central...
A borough of contrasts that includes leafy Muswell Hill alongside urban Tottenham, Haringey is poised for significant change thanks to plans outlined for the Upper Lea Valley Opportunity Area. House prices are forecast to continue on a steep growth path over the next few years.
The borough of Tower Hamlets is home to some of the most evocative place names in London’s history, from Poplar and Bethnal Green, to Spitalfields and Limehouse. But it also includes some of the city’s most recent successful areas of regeneration, notably in Canary Wharf.
One of London’s outermost boroughs, Harrow is 10.5 miles away from the centre of the capital and shares its northern borders with Hertfordshire. Known for its conservation area of Harrow-on-the-Hill, the borough is also home to Harrow School and a large campus run by Westminster University...
Framed by Epping Forest to the north east, Waltham Forest shares its border with Essex, yet provides ready access to the City and London’s West End. As in last year’s Borough by Borough report, Waltham Forest experienced the highest growth in house prices across London.
Sharing its eastern border with Essex, Havering is one of London’s greenest boroughs. It is currently rolling out an ambitious project to regenerate 12 sites in the area, creating a total of more than 3,000 council houses. Havering is also included in the London Riverside redevelopment...
A long-term favourite area for commuters and families, Wandsworth is set to benefit from the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) regeneration project that will create 18,000 new homes on the south bank of the Thames.
London’s most westerly borough, Hillingdon is the home of Heathrow Airport and its surrounding industrial and office infrastructure, including the prestigious Stockley Park. It is one of the most biodiverse boroughs in London, with a rich mixture of woodlands and scrubs, grasslands,...
As well as being the political capital of the UK, the City of Westminster includes such definitive London landmarks as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Regents Park. House prices are the second highest in London and are forecast to continue climbing even higher.
Our latest research has revealed that properties in central London close to world class amenities achieve a 52% price premium above the wider borough average.
Click on the boxes below to find out what premium is attached to living close to particular London landmarks.
One of the world’s leading financial centres and the UK’s capital city, London is also home to internationally renowned universities, cultural events and fast-growing fintech and technology sectors. Already well connected, London is set to become even more accessible thanks to some of the largest ...
One of Europe’s oldest cities, Rome is many centuries old and the capital city of modern Italy. It includes Vatican City, the world’s smallest country and home of Pope Francis, supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church. It’s also known for some of the best-known sites of historical interest such as ...
So far in 2017, the housing market has not been as strong than in previous years, with sales activity particularly muted. The good news is that first time buyers continue to be boosted by various Government initiatives and are at their highest level since 2008.
Stable house price growth across all regions suggests a narrowing gap between growth rates; activity levels are maintaining consistent levels and the UK economy is ticking along nicely.
One of the biggest factors for couples and young families when choosing a new home is the quality of nearby schools. Across the entire 33 boroughs of London there are currently 3,118 primary schools. In total 658 of these schools, equating to 21%, have been rated ‘outstanding’.
Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials have come of age during a rapid period of technological advances and political change. Typically viewed as the generation who want it all, and want it now, millennials have been described as ambitious and self-confident with high expectations. But are these...
London remains one of the most popular global cities, and if you are looking to buy a residential property in the capital, the good news is we’ve identified the top ten most affordable boroughs to buy in, from our Hot 100 report.
Although the detail of the Government’s proposed ban on lettings fees isn’t yet clear, it will clearly impact the operating environment. It could feed through to higher landlord costs, which could feed through to rents. Alternatively, and more likely, letting agents may have to absorb the costs...
After an interesting year for the Capital, we take a look at reasons why the world still loves London.
Despite the impact of Brexit and additional Stamp Duty, buyer appetite remained strong in the third quarter. Specifically, investors remained highly active; an encouraging sign that they have not been discouraged by the additional 3% levy. With many high profile launches during Q3 helped drive...
This is CBRE’s second annual Borough by Borough showcase which gives a detailed analysis of each of London’s 33 boroughs. We have outlined the local housing market for each borough and provided an overview of the individual characteristics which differentiate one borough from another. Using a...