20 Jan

Should we buy a home in London or save for one in the north?

We’re priced out of much of the capital and are planning to move nearer family in the two yearsQ My fiance and I are looking to buy our first home. We are in our early to mid-30s and currently live in London....

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20 Jan

UK house prices rise at fastest rate on record

2019 general election result provided period of ‘stability’ following Brexit uncertainty UK house prices rose over the last month at the fastest rate on record for the time of the year, as sellers felt more confident about the outlook for the housing...

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18 Jan

Rich pickings: a fashion stylist’s palace of glamour

Floral wallpaper, luxurious textures and jewel-toned accents rule in Leith Clark’s romantic homeFrom gold-patterned wallpaper and velvet upholstery to peacock feather fabric, there is barely a corner of Leith Clark’s glamorous Victorian house that isn’t filled with rich, dramatic shades. The hallway...

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18 Jan

Silver Sharers: the site helping older renters meet their match

Services assists prospective tenants in their search for landlords of a similar ageIt’s not just Generation Rent that struggles with insecure lets, unscrupulous landlords and bad accommodation.There are more than 400,000 people aged over 60 living in private rented accommodation, up more...

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17 Jan

Let’s move to Sedbergh, Cumbria: lovely in its isolation

A convivial and unpretentious ‘book town’, though it may be too lonely for someWhat’s going for it? Being an introvert, it’s the lonely spots that attract me most. Sedbergh is only 15 twisty-turny minutes up the steep western escarpment of the Yorkshire...

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17 Jan

Homes for fitness fanatics – in pictures

Get in shape for the new year with these properties with gyms, from Kent to South Wales Continue reading… Continue Reading

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15 Jan

Renting conditions making millions sick or suffer stress or anxiety

Survey reveals sky-high prices and poor living conditions causing stress and anxietyPrivate renting is making millions of people ill with almost half of England’s 8.5 million renters experiencing stress or anxiety and a quarter made physically sick as a result of their...

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13 Jan

UK house sales rising after Boris Johnson's election win – Savills

Estate agent says buyers are regaining confidence but full effect of Brexit is still unknownThe estate agent Savills has said it is benefiting from a “Boris bounce” that has driven an increase in UK house sales since the December general election.The company,...

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13 Jan

Should my parents sell their house if my mother moves into a care home?

My stepfather plans to use his cash savings to buy another property before selling his current oneQ I am thinking about buying a property jointly with my stepdad. He currently owns his own property jointly with my mother. The value is about...

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11 Jan

Is this the worst time ever to invest?

Shares, bonds and property are overpriced – but there are still opportunities out thereShares are shockingly expensive. Wall Street rose by 29% last year, as the market entered its longest-running “bull” phase in history. The biggest stocks, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet...

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