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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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02 Apr

Homeowners caught in a crippling ground rent trap

A clause in their lease doubled the bill every 15 years, meaning mortgage lenders steered clearSahar Nejabati planned to sell her flat before she got married in order to buy somewhere more spacious to raise a family: but buyers would not touch...

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02 Apr

My daughter is buying me out of a house – must she pay stamp duty?

She hasn’t had a mortgage before, but I’m told she will need to pay stamp duty on a mortgageQ My two daughters and I are the joint owners of a property for which we paid cash (so there is no mortgage involved)....

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01 Apr

Creating a families dream kitchen

Being a family that loves entertaining Trent and Amy wanted a lot from their kitchen space including a huge island bench and a butler’s pantry, all while keeping it under a strict budget. Read more: https://rea.to/pmdx2

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