Full steam ahead for Romania

Romania was one of the best performing economies in the EU in 2015, recording its fifth consecutive year of GDP growth at 3.7%. Read full article

The Algarve sees prices rise for the first time since 2008

The Algarve is back on the radar of second home buyers. The availability of cheap finance, investment in the region’s infrastructure, appealing tax initiatives and a return to sensible pricing has prompted renewed activity. Read full article

Exploring London’s new core districts – Southbank

Southbank emerges one of Central London’s leading media hubs. Read full article

Global Briefing

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

The Algarve sees prices rise for the first time since 2008

by Kate Everett-Allen
The Algarve is back on the radar of second home buyers. The availability of cheap finance, investment in the region’s infrastructure, appealing tax initiatives and a return to sensible pricing has prompted renewed activity.

Household sentiment remains strong despite uncertainties

by Oliver Knight
Households across the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in May, according to the latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and Markit Economics.

Commercial Briefing

Providing in-depth analysis of the commercial property market

The Retail Note

by Stephen Springham
Encouraging rather than spectacular retail sales figures from the ONS for April.

The Monday Note

by James Roberts

The FTSE 100 closed on Friday at 6,156.3, up 18 points on a week earlier, with concerns the US may raise interest rates weighing on sentiment.

The Rural Bulletin

News and insight for rural property owners, investors and farmers

The EU: Should we stay or should we go? Let us know

by Andrew Shirley

As the EU referendum debate hots up little has been said about the impact on the rural economy.

Stamp Duty Land Tax: The mixed-use rate

by Andrew Shirley

Tom Barrow, head of our rural valuations team, has put together this interesting note on the mixed-use rate for Stamp Duty Land Tax.

The Wealth Report 2014

The global perspective on prime property and wealth

Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index update 2015

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

by James Roberts

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