30 Aug

Let’s move to: Ventnor, Isle of Wight – defiantly Victorian, with a hipster sheen

The town is strung out on hairpin bends winding down to the seaWhat’s going for it? Long before the climate emergency, those in the 19th century without a posting in Delhi or Singapore would come to Ventnor to experience the tropics. The...

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30 Aug

Houses for horse-lovers – in pictures

Homes with room for equestrian interests from North Yorkshire to Gloucestershire Continue reading… Continue Reading

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29 Aug

East Midlands shows biggest slip in living standards from previous generation

Study shows millennials in east Midlands have seen biggest shortfall in earnings growth from previous generationYoung adults in the east Midlands have seen their living standards fall the furthest behind the previous generation when compared with their peers elsewhere in Britain, according...

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27 Aug

Plan to change shared ownership equity rules described as 'tinkering'

Labour dismisses housing secretary’s plan to allow buyers to boost stake in smaller stepsPeople seeking to get on the housing ladder through shared ownership may be allowed to increase the proportion of the home they own in smaller steps than currently allowed,...

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27 Aug

Don't be fooled, this is a false dawn for the property market | Larry Elliott

Competition to sell mortgages is strong, but vendors are in no mood to cut and runThese are tough times to be an estate agent. A period of rocketing prices in the middle of the decade has made residential property expensive. Buyers are...

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26 Aug

Status toilets: why new-build homes are bursting with bathrooms

Houses are being built with more loos than people to use them. When did bathrooms become more about quantity than quality?Name: Status toilets.Age: Popping up all the time. Continue reading… Continue Reading

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26 Aug

We want to port our mortgage to a cheaper property

I won’t be working as much, so will we end up with cash in our bank if we do this?Q We live in London and want to port our mortgage to a cheaper property. We bought our house for £444,000. The original...

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25 Aug

Kevin McCloud and investing in local ventures | Letters

Judy Eames on the news that investors in the Grand Designs presenter’s property firm could face big lossesYou report (Grand Designs’ McCloud faces property nightmare, 23 August) that shareholders could make big losses after being promised big returns by a property company...

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23 Aug

Let’s move to West Kirby, Merseyside: a monument to the way things used to be

With bowling greens and municipal parks skirting the prom, this town should be preserved in its entirety as a monument to traditional aspirationWhat’s going for it? Time was when the English middle classes were content with a semi, an extramarital affair and...

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23 Aug

Homes with extra space to let – in pictures

From a former mill in Cumbria to a Victorian house on the edge of Exmoor, homes to generate an earning Continue reading… Continue Reading

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