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Market slowdown, not breakdown

There is no denying that activity in the UK housing market has been weak over the last 12-months. The latest data from both the Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML) and the RICS highlighted subdued buyer activity, low transaction volumes and flat new buyer inquiries. Whilst the current lull in activity should not be dismissed, examining … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

Our 2017 Spring Budget round-up

Overall the Spring budget last week was rather lacklustre and surprisingly there was absolutely no mention of the housing sector. In particular, there was no statement of any changes to stamp duty, which many were hoping would be reduced to ease the burden for home buyers. Some of the key points we noted were: The … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

NEWS: Maslow at MIPIM 2017

13th – 17th March 2017 Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France Maslow will be making the annual trip to Cannes to attend the 2017 MIPIM convention. We would like to organise getting together, so please contact Matt or Sky on the below details to arrange meeting up in advance. Matt Pigram T: 0207 016 1462 │M: … Continued

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Sky Mapson

Home is where the heart is?

With Valentine’s Day just behind us, and the recently published government White Paper determined to ‘fix our broken housing market’, it seemed timely to investigate how many lonely hearts there are in this country living by themselves and consider what this means for the house-building industry. We discovered several things. Over the last 20 years, … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

What does 2017 have in store for the housing market?

For a widely touted annus horribilis, 2016 ended on a surprising high for the housing market: the UK economy fared better than expected, housing market slowed but nationally prices held steady, and – at least for now – much of the referendum induced fallout abated. Looking ahead, below are our themes and predictions for 2017: … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

NEWS: Investment partnership with TPG Special Situations Partners

We are delighted to announce the establishment of a joint venture with TPG Special Situations Partners (‘TSSP’), the dedicated credit and special situations platform of TPG , to leverage our collective expertise in the real estate lending sector. The relationship will bring together the regional expertise, relationships and deal origination capabilities of Maslow and the global … Continued

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Marc Rose