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The town where 15pc of homes changed hands in a year

“We enjoy watching the river traffic go by, as well as the many pubs, restaurants and coffee shops,” said Mr Pegley, 74. “We are looking forward to…

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Should we really be nannying our boomerang kids?

Lisa Markwell: ‘By now I’d hoped for M&S dinners for two’ Perhaps it was having my umpteenth lukewarm shower, or perhaps it was wanting to find the…

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For sale: Charles Dickens’ £22.5m house for the London social season

Dickens had to keep the incident under wraps. He had been travelling secretly with his mistress Ellen Ternan and her mother. He avoided appearing at the inquest…

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The best small cities in England to buy a house in 2022

For great schools but lower prices, Lichfield in Staffordshire ranks highly. Here, homes cost that cost roughly half those in St Albans, at £322,437. It has become…

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The towns the house price boom forgot

The cathedral city: Ely, Cambridgeshire Average house price: £361,406; travel time to London: one hour and 20 minutes Long overshadowed by nearby Cambridge, buyers who rule out this cathedral…

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Home buyers brace for £17bn stamp duty blow

Since the start of the pandemic, house prices have jumped nearly £39,000 higher after a race for space and demand was propped up by the Government’s stamp…

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‘I sold all my furniture – then my house sale fell through’

First-time buyers Natalie Quail, 31, and her husband Nick, 34, have a tale of woe from the other end of the property ladder. The couple lived with…

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England’s best small cities for families, landlords and downsizers in 2022

For great schools but lower prices, Lichfield in Staffordshire ranks highly. Here, homes cost that cost roughly half those in St Albans, at £322,437. It has become…

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Home buyers battle record 135-day delays as property market breaks down

Sellers are also feeling the pain of a system that cannot cope. In February 2007, the average sale took 102 days to complete. Now, the process takes…

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15 million homeowners must spend thousands to meet draconian eco rules

The Government’s energy efficiency drive will force 15 million homeowners to each spend thousands of pounds on home improvements.  Around 60pc of all homes in England and Wales…

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England’s best small cities for families, landlords and downsizers

But rising values have priced out many landlords. In two years, prices have jumped 20pc. Mr Cooke estimated the share of investors buying property fell from 30pc…

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The 10 property hotspots in Buckinghamshire where you can still bag a bargain

In the ward of Stone & Waddesdon, which encompasses the two villages on the western side of Aylesbury, homes cost £361,619, or 7.5 times earnings. On the…

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Where to buy a home near a grammar school for less than £300k in 2022

Previously, parents would send their children to school from areas outside Birmingham such as Warwickshire. Local landlords rented out properties to teenagers who would live near their…

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For sale: the £1.75m birthplace of ‘the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo’

For an 11-hour sitting at Monte Carlo Casino in July 1891, a man named Charles Wells had an exceptional winning streak. In a run of 30 spins…

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How to beat EU red tape and buy a French holiday home

With a budget of €250,000, they shifted their search north of the Dordogne to the Poitou-Charentes département, for better value, warmer winters and a shorter drive (4½…

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5 ways to get on the property ladder without the help of mum and dad

In 1981 my grandparents bought their council house in Enfield, north London, early recruits to Margaret Thatcher’s vision for a property-owning democracy. At the start of the…

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For sale: A £15m Surrey estate that was owned by King Henry VIII

Henry VIII was a man of insatiable appetites. The historian David Starkey aptly dubbed him “the king whose shape everybody remembers”. He was famously fat, famously free…

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The Good Life 2.0 – how millennials are reinventing the suburbs

No longer. With disease stalking the land and offices increasingly optional, millennials have been eschewing urban centres for somewhere with a bit more space. Not just new…

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I may have bought my home alone, but unexpected kindness means I’m not at all lonely

It is a new year, a new house and a new beginning. In some ways, I feel like a new person too, because although my house still…

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Fear over savers’ cash as £60m property scheme goes bust

Investors who put tens of thousands of pounds into a £60m student accommodation project in Cardiff have been left fearing for their life savings, after the scheme…

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For sale: a £1.25m lodge overlooking grounds that William the Conqueror won from King Harold

The 11th century owner of Holmwood Common in Dorking, Surrey, had a rough time of it. King Harold was England’s last Anglo-Saxon king. He had one of…

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The rise and rise of the pandemic millionaire homeowner

Those 15 newly-minted wards that surged past the £1m threshold were largely in London’s commuter belt, where bidding wars broke out amid a race for space, a…

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For sale: a £2.5m former rectory where you might be able to spot the Beast of Exmoor

The Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Congo River Basin’s Mokele-mbembe are a motley crew championed by a strange subculture known as cryptozoology.  Is this…

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Ten ways to win in the cutthroat property market

In a competitive, cut-throat property market, buyers will do anything they can to get the home they want. And they need to fight hard – each estate…

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What the super rich want from a new home – and it’s not a penthouse view

TwentyFive in Marylebone – a new high-end scheme by Native Land, with one-beds from £1.45m – is also attracting under-the-radar buyers who prize luxury interiors but external…