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London moves that will take you from flat to house on the same budget

Moving up the property ladder can come with a hefty price tag. Here are the smart moves to make in London now

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The area tipped to be London’s top property hotspot this summer

Only two London areas made the top 10 most in demand in the country

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Extraordinary island home with private beach for sale in commuter belt

Just 15 minutes from Richmond Tube station, this private island retreat couldn’t feel further from town.

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Why waiting until after the stamp duty holiday to buy could pay off

Buyers should weigh up their options before rushing into a home purchase in the hope of a tax saving

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The new loans putting home ownership in reach for more first-timers

From low-deposit mortgages to help from family and friends, here are the new loans for first-time buyers

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Everything you need to know about buying a London home post-lockdown

The race for more space is on. Here’s how to make the most of London’s property market right now.

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‘Stopped in our tracks’: Grenfell cladding crisis hits Olympic Village

A couple living in the former Olympic Village were ready to sell – then they found out their home had the same cladding as Grenfell Tower

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Why one couple left Herne Hill to rewild a Staffordshire dairy farm

Sam and Thom began lockdown living separately in London – now they’re preparing to relocate to a 55-acre, Grade II-listed farmhouse near the Peak District

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Inside the London riverside homes that can only be bought by artists

Buyers need more than a mortgage to live in Jenny Price’s river home. Ailis Brennan visits the painter’s waterside enclave

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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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Financial support extended for homeowners affected by coronavirus

The previous support appears to have stopped hundreds of evictions and repossessions. 

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How 5 first-time buyers saved a deposit without Bank of Mum and Dad

Homes & Property asked five first-time buyers how they managed to get on the ladder without help from their families. Here's what they told us

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How first-time buyers can knock thousands off their buying costs

Buyers on a budget can make their money stretch further with Help to Buy and the stamp duty holiday. 

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The best new homes for deep-pocketed buyers

The best of the best with starchitect designers, luxurious features and elite addresses. 

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Where to look for new shared-ownership flats if you have a 5% deposit

New schemes on offer this autumn include homes with concierge service and landscaped gardens near good transport links.

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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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The best new family houses near London at three price points

In the outer reaches of London and the Home Counties are three outstanding new-builds fit for a family

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Evening Standard awards London's best new home scheme of 2020

We look at the finest developments in London and beyond, from regenerated derelict areas to converted mansions 

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Top north and east London areas for buyers who want space and greenery

We find new homes along the London Outer Orbital Path, from Cockfosters in north London to Purfleet in Essex. 

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London's first-time buyer hotspots since lockdown ended

More than a third of London boroughs have seen a jump in sales to first-time buyers since lockdown. Here's where to focus your search.

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First-time buyer numbers spiking in inner London since lockdown

While lockdown has sent London families in search of green and spacious suburbs, first-time buyers are putting down roots in Zones 1, 2 and 3.

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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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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.