06 Mar

UK house price recovery at mercy of coronavirus, warns Halifax

Bank says Brexit worries are no longer holding back sales but virus could hit property marketHouse prices hit a fresh peak in February, according to Halifax, but the bank issued a warning about the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the...

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06 Mar

Homes for sale in isolated places – in pictures

Get away from it all at these secluded properties, from Cornwall to County Durham Continue reading… Continue Reading

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04 Mar

Sir Frederick Barclay threatens to sue twin over Ritz London hotel

Tycoon to take action if brother’s family tries to sell property for less than £1bnThe row between the 85-year old billionaire Barclay brothers that exploded into the public gaze last week has moved up a gear, with Sir Frederick threatening to launch...

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02 Mar

I can't afford a flat in London even though I've saved a deposit

I’ve lived in Wanstead all my life and my hopes were raised by an ‘affordable’ developmentQ Since graduation from art college in 2009, I’ve been able to live at home rent free so despite being on a lowish salary of £20,000 as...

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29 Feb

Why we fell out of love with home improvement shows | Sam Wolfson

The likes of Changing Rooms were a bulwark against consumer culture. With YouTube tutorials, we’ve lost that DIY radicalismIf I could go back in time and give the participants of 1990s home improvement shows one piece of advice, it would be this:...

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29 Feb

50 simple ways to make your life greener

Expert tips on how to be kinder to the planet – from cooking and cleaning to fashion and finance Continue reading… Continue Reading

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28 Feb

Let’s move to Masham, North Yorkshire: beer and sheep run through its veins

The keeping of one and brewing of the other have long gone hand in hand in this beautiful market townWhat’s going for it? Sheep and beer. Beer and sheep. Sheep, beer. Beer, sheep. Often together (ahhh, a pint of Black Sheep! A...

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28 Feb

UK house prices rise at fastest rate for 18 months

Increase in home values comes as estate agent Foxtons reports £8.8m lossUK house prices have risen at their fastest rate since mid-2018, after December’s decisive election result triggered a rebound in demand.The average price of a home climbed 2.3% year on year...

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28 Feb

Watchdog to act as homebuyers 'misled and overcharged'

Competition and Markets Authority says it will do all it can to help leaseholdersAn investigation by the competition watchdog has found “troubling evidence” that leasehold homeowners and prospective buyers were being misled and charged excessive fees by developers.The Competition and Markets Authority...

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28 Feb

Homes in former schools – in pictures

Get a touch of class with these former educational buildings, from Devon to Cheshire Continue reading… Continue Reading

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