London’s £300m house

£300m house.pngBlog readers are often very successful people. So the blog thought you might like to know that the London house above is now on sale.

A bargain at just £300m ($480m), the Financial Times reports it has 45 bedrooms on 7 floors and overlooks Hyde Park. Covering the area of a soccer pitch, it naturally includes a swimming pool, an industrial-size kitchen for entertaining, and underground parking. The decor apparently contains gold leaf woth £ms.

Its sale highlights the boom at the top end of the housing market. Home prices have been falling in most parts of the West since the Crisis began. But not for the super-rich. The asset bubbles created by the major central banks have been good news for them. Top-end London prices have risen 49% since the first stimulus programme in March 2009.

Blog readers are advised not to delay their purchase, now more stimulus plans are underway. An agent who specialises in the market suggests “You are going to have to wait a long, long time for something like this to come on the market again.”

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. Paul is also an invited member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry over the next 12 – 18 months. It will try to look behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in important issues such as oil prices, economic growth and the environment. We may also have some fun, investigating a few of the more offbeat events that take place from time to time. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.

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