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02 Apr

Should we remortgage our home to build an extension?

A neighbour sold a property like ours – without an extension – for 10% more than we paidQ We have been living in our five-bedroom home for the last four years. I don’t imagine we’ll move for at least another six years...

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02 Apr

Homes in areas of outstanding natural beauty – in pictures

Soak up the scenic views at these country properties, from Somerset to Cumbria Continue reading…

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02 Apr

How should I fund my help-to-buy home purchase?

I’m wondering if I should try to borrow more in a mortgage and get a smaller government loanQ I am currently in a process of securing a mortgage and help-to-buy equity loan on a new build with a purchase price of £420,000....

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02 Apr

Homes for sale in castles – in pictures

Treat yourself like a king with these five properties, from Buckinghamshire to Scotland Continue reading…

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02 Apr

Let’s move to Winchester: where all is right with the world

The streets are lined with the homes of your dreams… just don’t expect anything edgyWhat’s going for it? I sense that Winchester has never fallen on particularly hard times – perhaps when the Romans left? These days, though, the town, lush and...

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02 Apr

I need to sell my father’s cottage – what tax do I pay?

I’m the sole beneficiary under his will and I’m not sure if I need to to register it as my second homeQ I recently inherited my father’s cottage as sole beneficiary under his will; probate was completed on 7 February 2019. Reluctantly,...

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02 Apr

I’m obsessed with property websites. I’m not buying – this is pure escapism | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Cute bungalows in Pembrokeshire or £2m London townhouses, property porn is a sticking plaster on the wound of newsAccording to Alexa, a leading analytics company, the most visited websites last year were those you would expect: Google, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon. (Alexa is...

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02 Apr

Homes with a proper office – in pictures

Escape the daily commute with a home fit to work from Continue reading…

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02 Apr

House prices in England fall for first time since 2012

Slide driven by London and south-east slowdown as Brexit chaos seems to put off buyersHouse prices fell in England for the first time in seven years in the first three months of 2019, dragged lower by the traditional property hotspots of London...

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02 Apr

Let’s move to Brecon, Powys: ‘Bright streets and brooding Beacons’

Whether you want to hike up them or admire them from a cafe, there’s no escaping the hills in this Welsh market townWhat’s going for it? I used to climb up the Malvern Hills as a kid and gaze at the rest...

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