So here we are, with only a few remaining days left of 2014 and wow what a year this has been. Definitely without hesitation the best year yet since 2007. This year has seen unbelievable growth beyond all expectations and a real buzz and confidence continuing to grow in the property market. We also had some real news to be joyous about in the last couple of weeks with the announcement in the Chancellors Autumn Statement of the Stamp Duty Land Tax reform buyers in particular have plenty to be smile about. The structure rates and thresholds have been changed to deliver a more efficient and fairer system making the thresholds no longer the bug bare they have always been till now and preventing sellers from achieving their best price when their properties were being marketed too close to a stamp duty threshold. This indeed will give any perspective buyers a real help financially and will of course give a boost to the property market as we get set to enter 2015. Developers too have played a large part this year with all the new units that are due to build in and around canary wharf over the next few years a record 9,853 new homes with still more in planning. Yes Canary Wharf – often in the past referred to as ‘Soulless’ really has become the exciting place to live and will be the place to be as the further plans and developments and infrastructure continue to unfold before our very eyes. Yes we certainly have lots to be excited about. So as everything winds down for the year I think we all have plenty to be grateful for and certainly have lots of exciting prospects to look forward to as we cruise into 2015.
Merry Christmas everyone!