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08 Jan

‘Foreign buyer’ focus will not fix housing | Letters

Will McMahon says it’s tax-avoidance schemes that are the real problem, while John Worrall believes punitive council tax on empty homes will helpThe repeated reference to “foreign buyers” in your editorial (6 January) as a key driver of the housing crisis, is...

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08 Jan

UK house prices up 1.7% in December, lifting annual rise to 4%

Surprise figures from Halifax yet to be reflected in official house price index from ONSUK house prices leapt unexpectedly in December, rising by 1.7% from the previous month to push the annual increase to 4%, according to Halifax data.Combined with November’s rise...

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08 Jan

The Greatest Stadium Builds by 2025 | The B1M

Awe-inspiring stadiums have continually pushed the boundaries of design - but now, as we enter a new decade, architects and engineers are seriously raising the bar. For more by The B1M subscribe now - http://ow.ly/GxW7y Read the full story on…

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06 Jan

Should we take out the maximum help-to-buy equity loan?

A reader looking to buy a property in London seeks advice on whether or not to go with a higher mortgageQ My partner and I are looking to buy a property in London using the help-to-buy scheme, which means we can pay...

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06 Jan

Most affordable commuter towns for five UK cities revealed

Property website Zoopla ranks Grays in Essex as best-value location within hour of LondonThe most affordable towns for people commuting into London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh have been revealed.With rail fares rising for many commuters, the property website Zoopla combined season...

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03 Jan

Let’s move to Shaftesbury, Dorset: an oasis of calm in these feverish times

It has entered the 21st century – but only justWhat’s going for it? There’s a photo, an actual physical photo, of me – aged what, five? – standing atop Gold Hill in Shaftesbury on some roasting, golden afternoon in what, 1976? This...

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