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11 London neighbourhoods where house prices are below the last peak

Returning to the capital? Now’s the time to take advantage of pandemic price reductions.

Where to live

Why we swapped life in Rochester for rural Devon before the pandemic

The move to rural Devon was overwhelming at first for the Whiting family but, four years on, they couldn’t be happier with the lifestyle swap.

Property News

Stamp duty rumours and vaccine numbers push homes searches to new high

The new record of 8.51 million visits surpassed the previous one set on the day the stamp duty holiday was announced last year.

Property News

Three leafy London areas already popular with 2021 home hunters

Leafy locations seeing renewed interest from pandemic buyers across London this year.
Property News

Top four London locations with potential for homebuyers in 2021

Where's hot and where's not? London locations worth considering if you're looking to find a home in an area on the up.

Homes & Property

How to get a first-time buyer mortgage in 2020's shrinking market

Expert tips for first-time buyers facing a scarcity of low-deposit mortgage deals.
Property News

How first-time buyers can get a mortgage during Covid lending squeeze

Expert tips for first-time buyers facing a scarcity of low-deposit mortgage deals.

Homes & Property

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.
Buying & Mortgages

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.

Homes & Property

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

Buying & Mortgages

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

Property News

A Greenwich flat, a project buy in Essex or your own Scottish island?

Top country, waterside and first-time buyer flats for sale this week include a split-level flat in Greenwich, a private island in Scotland and a project house in Essex. 

Homes & Property

Everything you need to do to plan your home move and cut the stress

You’ve bought a new home… now the hard work starts. Keep our checklist to hand and cut the stress of moving to a minimum.   
Property News

Everything you need to do to plan your home move and cut the stress

You’ve bought a new home… now the hard work starts. Keep our checklist to hand and cut the stress of moving to a minimum. 

 

Homes & Property

A Fish Island Village flat, a Devon coastal home and a country escape

Top country, waterside and first-time buyer flats for sale this week include a Devon home with prime coastal views, a luxe apartment in Hackney Wick and a country escape close to Rutland Water.
Buying & Mortgages

A Fish Island Village flat, a Devon coastal home and a country escape

Top country, waterside and first-time buyer flats for sale this week include a Devon home with prime coastal views, a luxe apartment in Hackney Wick and a country escape close to Rutland Water.

Homes & Property

Why the deadline for stamp duty savings is sooner than you might think

Planning a home move before the stamp duty holiday ends? Consider these points and avoid costly delays.
Property News

Why the deadline for stamp duty savings is sooner than you might think

Planning a home move before the stamp duty holiday ends? Consider these points and avoid costly delays.

Homes & Property

A Greenwich flat, a project buy in Essex or your own Scottish island?

Top country, waterside and first-time buyer flats for sale this week include a split-level flat in Greenwich, a private island in Scotland and a project house in Essex. 
Homes & Property

Here's what you need to know about buying a home in France this year

Has Covid-19 lockdown inspired you to start house-hunting abroad? Here's what you need to know about buying in France this year. 
Where to live

Here's what you need to know about buying a home in France this year

Has Covid-19 lockdown inspired you to start house-hunting abroad? Here's what you need to know about buying in France this year. 

Property News

A colourful houseboat, a cool barn conversion and a seaside retreat

Top country, waterside and first-time buyer flats for sale this week include a a cool, contemporary barn conversion, a gorgeous seaside home overlooking the beach and a vibrant purple houseboat.

Property News

Water tower, sleek family home and Art Deco flat are homes of the week

Top country, waterside and first-time buyer flats for sale this week include a quirky Essex water tower, a lakeside home in Kent and a south Wimbledon starter flat.

Homes & Property

Dramatic surge in online searches for homes in these holiday locations

Online searches for idyllic holiday homes abroad have surged just as these European hotspots begin to navigate their way out of lockdown.
Property News

Netflix series White Lines fuels surge in searches for homes in Ibiza

Online searches for idyllic holiday homes abroad have surged just as these European hotspots begin to navigate their way out of lockdown.

Homes & Property

Where Londoners considering a move to the country should look now

Well-connected, rural areas are proving popular with house-hunters as people start to consider life after lockdown. 
Property News

Four in 10 home buyers considering a move to the country

Well-connected, rural areas are proving popular with house-hunters as people start to consider life after lockdown. 

Homes & Property

London leads biggest UK house price rise for 18 months

Last year's would-be buyers are returning to the market, fuelling the UK's biggest annual house price jump since July 2018. 
Property News

London leads biggest UK house price rise for 18 months

Last year's would-be buyers are returning to the market, fuelling the UK's biggest annual house price jump since July 2018. 

Homes & Property

Here's what it costs to get on the property ladder in Zones 2 to 5

As first-time buyer numbers reach a 12-year high across the country, here's why young Londoners should choose their travel Zone wisely.
Buying & Mortgages

Here's what it costs to get on the property ladder in Zones 2 to 5

As first-time buyer numbers reach a 12-year high across the country, here's why young Londoners should choose their travel Zone wisely.

Homes & Property

Here's how to check how much value an extension could add to your home

A new tool juggles postcode, labour costs and extension size to reveal how much you could boost your home’s value per square metre 
Property News

Here's how to check how much value an extension could add to your home

A new tool juggles postcode, labour costs and extension size to reveal how much you could boost your home’s value per square metre 

Homes & Property

UK's most searched for areas by home buyers outside London revealed

Bristol beat the UK's largest cities to be ranked top of home buyers' searches on property site Rightmove this year. 
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UK's most searched for areas by home buyers outside London revealed

Bristol beat the UK's largest cities to be ranked top of home buyers' searches on property site Rightmove this year. 

Homes & Property

Why bats could thwart Noel Gallagher's home renovation plans

Rocker Noel Gallagher and radio host Kelly Brook are among celebs who’ve had to rethink their renovation plans after bats were discovered in their countryside homes.
Buying & Mortgages

Bats at Noel Gallagher's £8m mansion could thwart renovation plans

Rocker Noel Gallagher and radio host Kelly Brook are among celebs who’ve had to rethink their renovation plans after bats were discovered in their countryside homes.

Homes & Property

Is Japanese knotweed really a death knell for home sellers?

I'm worried my neighbour's Japanese knotweed will impact my own ability to sell, what can I do?
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Is Japanese knotweed really a death knell for home sellers?

I'm worried my neighbour's Japanese knotweed will impact my own ability to sell, what can I do?

Homes & Property

Why is the number of first-time buyers at a 12-year high?

Record low interest rates, tax breaks and Government loans have encouraged first-time buyers to get on the ladder in recent years. 
Buying & Mortgages

Why is the number of first-time buyers at a 12-year high?

Record low interest rates, tax breaks and Government loans have encouraged first-time buyers to get on the ladder in recent years. 

Homes & Property

New Arts and Crafts-style homes under an hour from Liverpool Street

This charming Essex village is just under an hour's journey from Liverpool Street.
Buying & Mortgages

New Arts and Crafts-style homes under an hour from Liverpool Street

This charming Essex village is just under an hour's journey from Liverpool Street.

Homes & Property

What is a cash buyer and can you be one with a home still to sell?

Our 'cash buyer' doesn't have enough money for our sale to go through as planned. How can this be possible, and what does the term really mean? 
Property News

What is a cash buyer and can you be one with a home still to sell?

Our 'cash buyer' doesn't have enough money for our sale to go through as planned. How can this be possible, and what does the term really mean? 

Homes & Property

Commuter family homes near good schools with direct links to Victoria

Family-sized houses from £409,995 are the first of 295 homes being launched at a new address in Kent. 
Buying & Mortgages

Commuter family homes near good schools with direct links to Victoria

Family-sized houses from £409,995 are the first of 295 homes being launched at a new address in Kent.