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16 Mar

LSL withdraws from Countrywide merger talks

Tie-up would have created company with 14,000 staff and 1,000 estate agency outletsLSL Property Services has abandoned a proposed merger with its rival Countrywide that would have brought together well-known brands such as Hamptons International and Your Move.In a brief statement to...

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16 Mar

What does the coronavirus mean for your finances?

From mortgage payments to pension funds, here’s the key information you need to knowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere have been more hefty falls, particularly in the domestic, UK-focused companies that will be badly hit by a sudden seizing up...

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16 Mar

My wife and I still work – what mortgage should we get?

I already receive two pensions and am due a third and we’re thinking of going for a lifetime mortgageQ I’m a 64-year-old man in full-time employment earning around £55,000 a year. My wife is 59 years old and a self-employed beauty therapist,...

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16 Mar

Live big in this tiny resort

Instead of renovating their existing house, this Sydney-based family decided to build their dream tiny home… in their own backyard! What initially started as a desire for a pool, morphed into a one-of-a-kind second dwelling: the ‘Tiny Haus’. Find out…

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13 Mar

Let’s move to East Grinstead and Forest Row, West Sussex: mystically fruity

Reiki this, hot stone that: these two towns are a haven of well-heeled spiritualityWhat’s going for it? Do you believe in the genius loci, the spirit of the place? Well, there must be a fruity old spirit in East Grinstead and Forest...

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13 Mar

Wooden homes for sale – in pictures

Branch out with these timber-built properties, from Kent to Northumberland Continue reading… Continue Reading

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13 Mar

Sam Says Real Estate Investment is a Safe Haven

Sam talks through the effects of great deflation in realestate. Attend one of our FREE events to get more tips like this from Sam and the team. https://www.positiverealestate.com.au/youtube Follow us across our social accounts: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/PositiveRealEstateTV?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positiverealestate/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positiverealestate/…

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12 Mar

Flat block owners to get right to add floors with no permission needed

Ministry’s move to allow two storeys to be added to blocks aims to boost homeownership The shadows are about to lengthen across suburbia. Property owners are to be granted new rights to install extra storeys on housing blocks without planning permission in...

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12 Mar

Shared hot water and heating in my block keeps breaking

Savills, who manage the building, charge us £3,000 a year, but seem indifferent to our plightI purchased a £500,000 flat in January 2018. The building, Millstream House, is managed by Savills and has a central boiler that supplies heating and hot water...

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12 Mar

Get Off Grid: What we have learned from going off Grid

Lucy and Alex’s country Victorian off-grid, pre-fab dream home became a reality in late 2018 – but it hasn’t all been picture perfect throughout the process. Here are their major takeaways about the process – including some of the things…

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