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CBRE Residential regularly undertakes and publishes research on the UK residential market. Get in touch to add your name to our mailing lists, or click below to access our latest reports.

08 November 2017

London has 33 very distinct boroughs, each with its own individual character, which attract a range of residents. In this, the third annual CBRE Borough by Borough report, we provide an overview of these boroughs from a housing market perspective. We look at a range of metrics that are of interest to those living, or thinking of living in the area and offer a brief overview or highlight of the borough. 

31 October 2017

Our latest research takes a fun look at the latest innovations set to revolutionise the residential world. When we think of innovation we generally think of technological advances. But this is just part of the equation; it also includes revolutionary design and new ways of doing familiar tasks. 

26 October 2017

The regeneration of Nine Elms is arguably one of the most important transformations this generation will witness. Developing this previously underused area of London will create a whole new vibrant destination. 

14 September 2017

Consumers are becoming increasingly discerning and searching for a more authentic and individual experience. Retailers, hoteliers and residential developers are responding with personalised and bespoke products. The trend is being embraced by hotels, with many global brands introducing ‘boutique’ and ‘lifestyle’ brands. Boutique residential developers are offering individually designed and bespoke homes.

28 July 2017

A ‘green home’ is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The underlying design focusses on using as little water, energy resources and building materials as possible, and thereby creating a smaller impact on the environment.

10 July 2017

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.

05 May 2017

Conventional wisdom suggests that property markets slow down in light of an upcoming general election. General elections are uncertain, and the property market doesn’t like uncertainty. However, we have found that property markets are, in fact, pretty resilient when faced with an election, with very little change to overall behaviour.

03 May 2017

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.

27 March 2017

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 generalisations accurate?

10 March 2017

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 themselves.

02 February 2017

A surprisingly strong end to the year as the economy continues to grow following the EU referendum result. The residential market is stable although overall transaction levels remain subdued.

24 January 2017

Wellness isn’t simply about avoiding the latest strain of flu that is going around, rather it is about striving towards ‘physical, mental and social wellbeing’. So while it’s imperative one gets enough physical exercise, to ensure overall wellbeing one needs to attend to other aspects of life.

18 January 2017

House prices are generally used as a proxy for an area’s desirability. Basic economics tells us that the higher the demand, the higher the price paid for it and the demand for a property in a commuter town will reflect a number of attributes. These include travel time and cost to London, quality of local schools, green space, local retail and other amenities.

01 January 2017

Our annual Hot 100 research reveals the winners of London's residential market and takes an in-depth look at the economic and housing market trends of the past year. The report lists what was hot in 2016, including the Top 10 Best Performing Locations, Top 10 for Nature Lovers, and Top 10 Boroughs for Renters.

01 December 2016

After an interesting year for the Capital, we take a look at reasons why the world still loves London.

03 November 2016

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 sales volume of nearly 100 for CBRE East London. 

02 November 2016

Three months on from the Brexit vote and economic conditions have markedly improved since any initial panic immediately after the vote. Official data is showing healthy indicators, sentiment is on the upturn and anecdotal evidence shows little to no effect on activity in the land and housing markets across the regions.

31 October 2016

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 range of metrics, we have focused on the aspects which may be of interest to people considering living or investing in the historic city of London.

24 October 2016

Throughout the course of Q3, we continued to see robust demand in the Midtown area with agreed residential sales totalling £54million and annual growth of 7% in average values.

18 October 2016

We all look for something different in a home; whether it is the number or size of bedrooms, the outside space, a large open-plan kitchen, dining or study room we seek, we all have different requirements. And that goes for the location as well. To most of us, location is important; whether that’s being near to transport links or living in a rural idyll.

06 October 2016

Noted for its leafy garden squares, Regency architecture, and a pioneering grid of streets, Pimlico in London’s City of Westminster, is a small, largely residential area of central London. On the northern banks of the Thames, the central position of the area means it is an impeccably well-connected district of central London, easily walkable to many of London’s major attractions, universities, green spaces and commercial areas.

14 September 2016

In our second annual ‘Global Living’ report, we examine the housing market of 35 of the world's cities. Many of these cities are traditional global centres that have been on the world stage for some time, but others are just rising in prominence and promise.

18 August 2016

With additional stamp duty coming into effect in April and the EU referendum in June, we thought we were in for a quiet quarter. In fact, we experienced the opposite, demonstrating just how resilient the London market, and specifically our patch, is.

17 August 2016

Over the last several decades East London has been completely transformed. It is now a highly desirable place to live and new infrastructure and industry continues to draw people to the area. As a result, this region of London is seeing a significant amount of development, with areas like Stratford and Greenwich Peninsula now putting East London in the global spotlight.

15 August 2016

Strong market fundamentals remain, despite recent political events and, although some developers and builders appear to be taking a ‘wait and see’ attitude, others are progressing as usual. Forecast growth remains unchanged and current house price growth of 5.1% across the UK is an encouraging sign.

11 August 2016

Once considered only a place of work, the City is now more diverse and a desirable residential location; almost 1,000 new homes have been completed since 2009 and there are a further 740 currently under construction. The ability to live close to work is being realised as the quality of residential offering now matches the aspiration of City workers. As a result, the City is becoming a firm part of London’s prime residential property market and in the last five years average prices have increased by 81%, or 12.6% per year.

09 June 2016

Over the last several decades East London has been completely transformed. It is now a highly desirable place to live and new infrastructure and industry continues to draw people to the area. As a result, this region of London is seeing a significant amount of development, with areas like Stratford and Greenwich Peninsula now putting East London in the global spotlight.

03 June 2016

This summer countries around Europe will battle on the football field for the Euro 2016 Championship. But who has been winning off the field with the greatest house price growth over the last five years?

18 May 2016

A round up of the CBRE Global research

17 May 2016

The wider London market remained robust throughout the first quarter of 2016, with Nationwide reporting annual price growth of 11.5%. This is broadly on a par with the average growth rates seen throughout 2015.

06 May 2016

How did the regional residential market perform in Q1 2016?

05 May 2016

Halifax have recently announced the introduction a new mortgage product with the cut off age of 80....

03 May 2016

On the fifth of May, we, the people of London, will vote to elect a new London Mayor. While many will be sad to see the ever-popular Boris Johnson retire into his well-earned “bucolic existence”, there are five main candidates competing to replace him. And the two front-runners, Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan, both have the London housing market at the top of the agenda. 

18 April 2016

The thriving international financial centres of Hong Kong, London and New York have long been the most desirable residential markets on the planet. 

08 April 2016

From the famous transformations of Covent Garden and Southbank to current day projects, regeneration has always been an important part of the ever-evolving London landscape.

31 March 2016

Synonymous with London’s thriving theatre district, bustling Soho is situated in central London within the prestigious borough of Westminster. 

09 March 2016

Crossrail is currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project and its impact on London will be huge, cutting journey times into central London by an average of 15 minutes. What does this mean for property?

24 February 2016

In the second half of 2015, the Government made two announcements that will fundamentally change the buy-to-let landscape: as from April 2016, investors will be subject to an additional 3% stamp duty levy and, from 2017, a reduction of tax relief on rental income will be phased in. These higher tax rates may well discourage some investors.

24 February 2016

As many parts of the capital continue to evolve, it has meant that a number of well-known destinations such as Covent Garden and the Southbank have since realised and unlocked their value potential. Today, CBRE Residential can report a 10% premium for properties within residential developments that adopt effective place-making – highlighting Tottenham Court Road as the next regeneration story to watch.

16 February 2016

The fourth quarter of 2015 saw 33% of West End homes sold higher than £2,250 psf. CBRE's latest report analyses the sales and lettings figures across the West End market towards the end of 2015...

15 February 2016

What does 2016 hold for the residential market?

14 January 2016

Help-to-Buy: the name sounds promising, doesn’t it? After all, who doesn’t want a bit of ‘help to buy’ a house? But how does it work? And what does it actually mean in terms of savings? 

14 January 2016

This report will provide insightful facts and figures into Kew and its surrounding borough. Kew is Located around 30 minutes from Waterloo and is served with good transport links. It is home to attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Kew palace. Its boasting village feel leaves Kew as a sought after residential area.

14 January 2016

In this research report we discuss Putney and its surrounding towns. Putney is a picturesque riverside location surrounded by vast green spaces, which is a rarity in London. Not to mention its great transport links, making Putney ideal for the daily commuter.

14 December 2015

CBRE's annual review of what's hot in the London property market is here!

08 December 2015

Outer London is starting to experience a resurgence in popularity as more people head to Zone 5 for cheaper homes with reasonable commutes. 

07 December 2015

Increased desirability of the City Fringe sees property prices rise by 62%

17 November 2015

So here’s the scoop: Iranian sanctions are due to be lifted soon. Yes, the moment the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies that Tehran has upheld its side of the bargain and restrained its nuclear program to be in line with the international agreement (JCPOA), everything changes. That day will be affectionately known as: implementation day.

16 November 2015

The West End report Q3 discusses the continued strength in the market and a surge in sales on homes above £2m

05 November 2015

CBRE Residential’s Q3 Regional Development Land Report looks at the key residential markets and provides insightful commentary on the current economic backdrop predicting a future of continued and sustainable growth.

01 October 2015

Streatham is well served by public transport with trains, tubes and buses going almost anywhere in London. Currently more affordable than nearby areas of Clapham and Balham, it is definitely up and coming with new eateries and retail provision springing up on the high street.

07 September 2015

Our world is changing faster than ever before; we are becoming increasingly interconnected and our property markets are changing to reflect this.

01 September 2015

Wapping’s rich maritime history and riverside location make it one of London’s most desirable places to live and demand for homes is extremely high. This has resulted in a price premium over the wider borough which has averaged 44% over the last five years.

06 August 2015

The West End report discusses the London market which is showing robust growth for the start of 2015 

04 August 2015

In our latest regional development land report we investigate how the key land markets have been performing around the UK in Q2 2015.

31 July 2015

Britain is an incredibly diverse and exciting country with each town and city offering a unique sense of place. There are around 62 million people living in Great Britain and of these, 82% live in one of our many towns and cities.

15 July 2015

The property market in outer London has heated up over the last year, with average growth of 16% in 2014, according to our recent Borough by Borough report. Despite these increases, you will find many areas around the 93 tube stations in Zone 3 still have a relatively affordable housing market. 

01 July 2015

Renting in London has never been more popular; with around one million private rented households across London, renters now account for 30% of the city's homes. Since last year, this number has dramatically risen by 32% and is predicted to continue to increase by a staggering 20,000 over the next six years.

22 May 2015

Zone two is starting to spark interest as buyers realise the potential for growth, but which Zone 2 underground stations will give you the best bang for your buck?

15 May 2015

London has a history dating back over 2,000 years and with 8 million residents, it is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world.

27 April 2015

The Regional Development Land report investigates how our key land markets have performed in Q1 2015.

31 March 2015

Our latest research, the rental revival report, reveals that the number of private renters in London has risen by 75% since 2005.

13 March 2015

This report investigates the implications of introducing a Mansion Tax, an annual tax on high-value residential properties.

09 February 2015

The Regional Development Land report gives an overview of the residential market and economy in Q4 2014

19 December 2014

CBRE's latest housing forecast has found that the UK residential market is entering a sustainable growth phase, with a lower level of transactions and price growth likely.

05 December 2014

Our latest research reveals the winners of London's residential market and takes an in-depth look at the economic and housing market trends of the past year.

07 November 2014

In our latest Midtown report we take a look at the factors influencing the property market and why more people are choosing the village life that Midtown has to offer.

31 October 2014

In our latest regional land report, we examine how the key markets are performing nationally, and take an in depth look at the impact of commuters on house prices.

30 October 2014

Just released, CBRE's Global living report provides a snapshot of the London residential market and identifies how London competes with world class cities such as Hong Kong and New York.

29 July 2014

CBRE Residential research has found that a significant rebound in house prices over the last year indicates that the housing market is now fully in recovery mode.