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London’s safe-haven stock will run dry

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  • Christina 26th June 2012 at 3:14 pm

    It is certainly a concern that London property stock seems to be running dry. The increase in prices and the fact that in 15 years the situation may be even more desperate makes most would-be home owners or fist time buyers question how this affects them. Most large London property agents such as can offer free property research and advice in order for you to discover what is the best deal for you. Obviously do as much research as you can but there is no harm in asking the experts!