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Do you live in one of London’s top-selling postcodes?

Buyer demand is still high but some sellers are holding off until spring, sending these local London markets soaring

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From Kensington to Peckham — where you can buy with deposits from £5k

This spring a series of new developments in some of London’s best-located urban villages from Maida Vale to Wimbledon will launch for first-time buyers with small deposits

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Spectacular converted water tower for sale for price of a London flat

The three-bedroom conversion costs almost £10k less than the average London home

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How does the new Help to Buy 2021 work and what are the pros and cons?

Applications open today for the new iteration of Help to Buy. Here's how it works and how to tell if it's the best option for you

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What to do if lenders say your dream home isn't worth what you offered

The values of more than half of London homes were cut in the past six months. If it happens to you, don’t panic.

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3 shared ownership London launches with flats from £70k for a share

Get on the London property ladder with a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat from £70,000.

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Where to find the best new-build commuter homes near London

A converted Nash mansion and a contemporary take on the barn conversion are among new-builds in the commuter belt that won at the New Homes Awards.

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Good design and thoughtful architecture are key at these new homes

These homes all use good design to make them environmentally friendly as well as stylish

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Where to find the best new first-time buyer and shared ownership homes

From a pocket of value in zone 3 to Crossrail hotspots on London's fringes, here's where to find the best new builds for budget buyers this year. 

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Mansion house transformed with flats near one-hour trains to Waterloo

The redevelopment of this Victorian estate now includes apartments in the original house, traditional-style stable blocks and woodland villas.

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Crossrail, DLR and river bus serve these new east London flats

A new £8 billion investment programme will bring thousands of new homes and a business innovation hub to the Royal Docks.

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New mansion flats in market street set to be the 'new Portobello'

Prices start from £595,000 for one of the 109 sleek new apartments in Lisson Grove, while the area's redevelopment will create a market to rival Portobello Road.

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Hundreds of eco-friendly homes for Oxford's 'healthy new town'

The new development, just north of Oxford, has gained NHS Healthy New Town status for its blend of community living and wellbeing spaces.

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Planted roofs with running track at new riverside flats from £357k

The new homes, part of the Royal Eden Docks development, will incorporate nature as part of its architecture.

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West London transport superhub is Europe's biggest regeneration zone

The biggest regeneration zone in Europe is being powered by the transport superhub where Crossrail will connect to HS2.

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£6bn regeneration scheme will create London's biggest '15-minute town'

The project is the capital's most ambitious since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

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South Bank's indie neighbour is getting a new homes makeover

Riverside homes with balconies near Tate Modern come with social and co-working space.

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Hundreds of flats with co-working spaces launch near Crossrail hotspot

Hundreds of new homes are launching in waterside "pavilions" overlooking parkland near Reading. 

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New 765-home neighbourhood planned for Reading biscuit factory site

A new neighbourhood is being built on a former Huntley & Palmers biscuit factory site in Reading. 

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New waterside flats in Maidenhead near new-look Crossrail station

New flats near Maidenhead's new-look station, shopping precinct and riverbank. 

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Six fast-changing regeneration zones for earlybird first-time buyers

Buying a home in a transforming district brings bid rewards for patient first-time buyers.

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Family homes near open countryside in England's least populated county

The scheme of new apartments and houses feature traditional Kentish architecture, but with contemporary interiors.

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How can developers protect solo Londoners' mental health in lockdown?

Lockdown is creating problems for lonely Londoners. New homes designed with co-working and socialising spaces are a thoughtful way forward.

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The iconic former company HQs across London being turned into flats

Transformed landmark company headquarters of yesteryear are a good reason to work from home.

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Former army barracks among contenders for 'Best Housing Scheme 2020'

The shortlist for this year’s New London Awards, for the best examples of build and design, is packed with elegant, contemporary brick apartment blocks that suit their neighbourhoods. 

 

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Workshop conversion flats in elegant heritage Hackney from £490k

The boutique scheme is set on the site of an old workshop, in a conservation area.

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Demand for shared ownership homes in London up by 167% post-lockdown

Micro boom for shared ownership as record numbers apply to stay in the capital.

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Food giant's former Surrey site transformed into 375 flats and houses

The former Birds Eye site in Walton-on-Thames is close to the station, where trains to London Waterloo take from 26 minutes. 

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First new London homes priced under £200k in four years on sale today

The 115 flats, where studios start at £195,000, go on the market in east London.

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The new app helping first-time buyers onto the property ladder

From saving for a deposit to putting cash aside for unexpected costs, The Virgin Money app guides first-time buyers through the often confusing journey of becoming a homeowner

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Why 'the LOOP' is top choice for post-lockdown home hunters

In a three-part series, David Spittles travels the London Outer Orbital Path — the Loop — finding new post-lockdown homes. 

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Thoroughly ship-shape houseboat and sleek London apartment for sale

Top waterside and boutique homes this week include a houseboat in a beautiful Suffolk hamlet, plus a sleek apartment with Italian interiors throughout.

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Play areas and education space part of east London 'vertical village'

The 65-storey Aspen at Consort Place also has a gym, pool and sky bar for parents.

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Garden square flats on fringes of leafy London village for under £100k

Open space is top of buyers' wish lists post-lockdown and these new homes, between Greenwich and Blackheath, offer just that.

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Industrial-style flats where Charles and Di's wedding cake once stored

The new warehouse-style flats in regenerating Bermondsey start from £450,000.