The perfect time to buy in Europe?

With the pound hitting 1.30 against the euro this month and the dollar at 0.88, is the time now right to look to the traditional hotspots of Europe for a holiday home? Read full article

ECB announces QE programme – Here comes Draghi’s helicopter

The European Central Bank has announced €60 bn of QE purchases a month until at least September 2016. Read full article

Disinflation or deflation?

UK inflation hit 0.5% on the CPI measure in December, almost ruling out an interest rate rise in 2015. Read full article

Global Briefing

The latest news, views and analysis on the world of prime property

2015 brings with it renewed optimism in Spain

29 January 2015 by Kate Everett-Allen

As the Eurozone debt crisis unravelled there is no doubt that Spain’s housing market was one of the hardest hit with prices in some regions slipping 40-50% from their pre-crisis peak. However, a new set of economic indicators suggests that certain markets are gaining traction hinting at a more positive outlook for 2015.

UK Greenfield residential development land prices up 2.3% in 2014

27 January 2015 by Grainne Gilmore

The growth in land values moderated across England and Wales in the final quarter of 2014, reflecting the movement in the wider housing market. However residential development land values in prime central London continued their strong growth, ending the year up 24%.

Commercial Briefing

Providing in-depth analysis of the commercial property market

ECB announces QE programme

22 January 2015 by James Roberts

The European Central Bank has announced €60 bn of QE purchases a month until at least September 2016.

Disinflation or deflation?

21 January 2015 by James Roberts

UK inflation hit 0.5% on the CPI measure in December, almost ruling out an interest rate rise in 2015. This compares to growth of nearly 3% over the first six months of 2014. We are clearly in a significant period of disinflation (prices still rise but the rate of increase slows) and we could even see outright deflation (prices fall).

The Rural Bulletin

News and insight for rural property owners, investors and farmers

The big threats and opportunities for rural landowners

24 July 2014 by Andrew Shirley

Knight Frank’s rural property experts round-up the key threats and opportunities that estate owners should be investigating now.

How diversification is boosting the amenity, environmental and economic potential of a Cotswold farm

24 July 2014 by Andrew Shirley

The Rural Bulletin finds out how a range of enterprises managed by Knight Frank’s Paddy Hoare are boosting the amenity, environmental and economic potential of a Cotswold farm.

The Wealth Report 2014

The global perspective on prime property and wealth

Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index update 2014

24 October 2014 by Andrew Shirley

One of my most interesting tasks each year is to update our Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) and take a look at the performance of things like classic cars, fine wine and art. What’s not to like!

Reach for the sky: the Knight Frank Skyscraper Index

12 March 2014 by Oliver Knight

Asian towers dominate Knight Frank’s Skyscraper Index, with Hong Kong boasting the most expensive skyscraper space in the world.