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Second homes now worth nearly £1tn to Britons

Extra property wealth rises 50% but numbers of young families owning homes halves in 20 yearsProperty wealth in Britain from second homes has risen by more than 50% over the past two decades to...

Let’s move to Kendal, Cumbria: a proper town in permanent festival mode

You have the luxury of two of the most magnificent national parks – the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales – at the edge of townWhat’s going for it? Auld Grey Town, they call it,...

Help to buy has helped the well-off – and made the housing crisis worse | Vicky Spratt

More than half of those using the scheme could already afford a home. The government must stop propping up a broken marketConservative politicians have long professed their infallible belief that Britain should be a...

Homes for large families – in pictures

There’s plenty of space for your brood in these family-friendly properties, from London to Scotland Continue reading… Continue Reading

Leasehold trap: watchdog investigates if homebuyers are treated unfairly

Competition and Markets Authority to look at mis-selling and potentially unfair contractsUK homeowners at risk of falling into the so-called “leasehold trap” could benefit from a new official investigation into potential misleading practices and...

My daughter is helping us buy our retirement home – what if we go into care?

I’m worried she won’t get her contribution back if the property is sold to pay for our careQ Our daughter is contributing 25% of the price of our new retirement home. This enables us...

Fresh land laws are key to ending inequality | Letters

Rev Paul Nicolson, DBC Reed and Marion Shoard are among several readers responding to George Monbiot’s piece tackling ‘the most neglected issue in British politics’Wealthy and powerful landowners ought to visit homeless hostels in...

Which budget turntable, amp and speakers should I buy?

I can spend up to £250 on a new or used system for playing old vinyl recordsEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or...

Vote-grabbing gimmicks put pensions at risk | Letters

David Blake, Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks criticise James Brokenshire’s idea to let first-time buyers dip into pension funds for a deposit on a home, while Sue Ferns says we are still a long...

The skyscraper infinity pool – sorry, but where's the diving board?

It is meant to be a boundary-busting ‘punch for the sky’. But this design for a London rooftop pool is just another high-rise ego gimmick In 1924, Buster Keaton approached the Life magazine film...
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