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Talk of the town - London's housing boom

Escalating values, foreigners with piles of cash are what's abuzz in the city

Frenzy in London: Burgeoning demand amid low supply, near record-low borrowing costs, policies to stoke growth and a cultural obsession with property are among the factors feeding the property craze. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[LONDON] Rohit Sabhlok said he's upset he lost a bidding war on a London house. Katy Barnes bought her home to avoid rising rents, while Holly Martin purchased hers as an investment - and both are hooked on a website that shows their property values soaring. Kay Durrant used her home's growing