18 Oct

Let’s move to Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway: could anywhere be more Scottish?

It’s full of pinnacles, crow-stepped gables and baronial turrets as if Disney’s imagineers had sketched it themselvesWhat’s going for it? In the – almost – words of Chandler from Friends: “Could anywhere be more Scottish?” Don’t @ me. Don’t write in. Here’s...

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18 Oct

Homes with political links – in pictures

These properties with influential former owners might just get your vote Continue reading… Continue Reading

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16 Oct

Kevin McCloud's property empire suffers liquidations

Two of the Grand Designs presenter’s businesses have been affectedTwo companies in Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud’s property empire have gone into liquidation, weeks after the Guardian first revealed that investors in his projects faced huge losses.KPMG has been appointed to manage...

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14 Oct

Nearby green space can add £2,500 to property price, ONS data shows

Homes within 100 metres of green space drew price premium of 1.1%, while views over water added 1.8% Living near a park, public garden or playing fields can add an average of £2,500 to the price of your property, according to official...

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14 Oct

We're selling a shared ownership home – what is a fair price?

The housing association’s surveyor seems to have priced about £50,000 too lowQ We are currently in the process of selling our 40% share in a shared ownership property.The rules of the housing association are that we have to sell for the price...

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13 Oct

The gold standard in social housing design | Letters

After Norwich’s Goldsmith Street was awarded the Stirling prize, readers discuss the ability of councils to build more homes, what constitutes high-quality housing, and the insecurity of being a private tenantIt was gratifying to learn that the RIBA Stirling prize has been...

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12 Oct

Help-to-buy Isa: last chance to get up to £3,000 of free government cash

If you plan to be a first-time buyer, getting a help-to-buy Isa is a no-brainer – but you need to get a move onTime is running out if you haven’t taken advantage of the government’s offer of free money towards buying your...

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12 Oct

Flat owners get £31,000 bill for balconies ‘left to rot’

Residents are furious at a massive bill for fixing structures they say are the landlord’s responsibilityThe owners of six flats have been left reeling after being hit with a bill for £31,000 from their landlord – for repairing two small wooden balconies...

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11 Oct

Let’s move to St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex: the yin to Hastings’ yang

This seaside town has stepped out of the shadow of its twin. One could say it was gentrifying, were it not built for the gentryWhat’s going for it? St Leonards has come of age. For years, all talk has been of its...

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11 Oct

Most-viewed homes on Rightmove – in pictures

The website has revealed the properties that received the most clicks in September Continue reading… Continue Reading

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