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Our £595k family home won't sell for love nor money

We have dropped the price to £595,000 and are working our way through every agent in the county. Viewings remain plentiful; offers do not. Despite it all - Brexit, climate change, Monday's inevitable feedback from the agents - we are determined to remain optimistic. So, first, we ensure that we are ready 30 minutes early, because some viewers like to keep us on our toes. If they're 15 minutes late, however, we are resigned to the bad news that the narrow lane was the dealbreaker - a lane that we like, as it prevents our area becoming a rat run and is brilliant for tobogganing in the snow.

More and more of us are drawing inspiration from high-end hotels. Even Harry and Meghan seem to be at it, modelling their marital home, according to reports, on Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire.

Attractive gardens beat kitchens or bathrooms for home buyers

Almost half of Britons have been put off buying or renting a property due to the condition of the garden, according to new research by property website Zoopla. It also found that on average, house hunters would be willing to spend an extra £14,448 to buy a home with a garden.

An adult party business called Exclusively Silks was launched at the property earlier this year, with events such as Naughty Burns Night' and 'Discovering Swinging'.

The appeal of follies is nothing new. They were created by British aristocrats who had time and money to splash out on mock castles, towers and monuments.

Should I put off buying a new home to potentially save on stamp duty?

Within days of Boris Johnson becoming the new Prime Minister, it was announced that an overhaul of stamp duty was being planned - how will this affect house hunters? One proposal being looked at would raise the property value at which stamp duty is charged from £125,000 to £500,000. Another more radical measure is to switch the liability for paying the levy from the buyer to the seller.

Suffolk fort for sale for £1.25million reveals stunning interior following renovation

The three-bedroom property called Martello Tower Y is on the market for an impressive £1.25million. While on the outside, it may look like nothing more than a circular block of concrete, the interior reveals an award-winning conversion, carried out in 2010.

Can you guess the price of these barn conversions?

How many of the 10 homes for sale in our guess-the-price quiz can you get right? Featured are properties around the country from Scotland to Cornwall, with asking prices reaching millions of pounds or being as little as £120,000.

For two weeks Kate and William rented the exclusive £27,000-a-week Villa Antilles, which boasts a 60ft infinity pool and stunning sea views out to the neighbouring islands of Bequia and Saint Vincent.

It comes as Britain continues to be a nation aspiring to own their own properties with only 11% of respondents saying they don't want the responsibility of being a homeowner.

The Suits star-turned-Duchess of Sussex lived in the 2,262-square-foot colonial-style Hancock Park home with her former beau Trevor Engelson, who she was married to from 2011 to 2013.

Completed Grand Designs projects cost a THIRD more than original budget

As Grand Designs celebrates its 20th birthday, new research reveals 80 per cent of all projects on the TV show went over budget. The average budget for a Grand Design is £371,000, with the final total reaching almost £500,000. It means that the average Grand Design goes over budget by 34 per cent.

Most viewed overseas homes for sale revealed, including private islands

Escaping the rat race and owning a slice of paradise appears to be a popular theme among those looking to buy a property overseas. This is because luxury private islands dominate the list of the most viewed homes overseas for sale in the most popular countries searched on property website Zoopla. There are three private islands to buy in the list, each with a multi-million pound price tag.

Dame Natalie was given permission to renovate the £4.1m property in 2017, but the subsequent 'noise, dirt and general disruption' has raised eyebrows in the sleepy village of Donhead St Andrew near Salisbury.

Offshore gun tower with its own artillery is for sale for £70,000

The former gun tower is a renovation project on the south west coast of Wales, and is on the market for £70,000. The property was built in 1851 to defend The Royal Dockyard and needs a complete overhaul. It extends up three levels and still houses the original roof guns mounted on traversing platforms.

The presenter, 47, bought the Grade II-listed Rise Hall in Yorkshire for £440,000 in 2001 and has just sold for £1.4million - making her a £1million profit minus renovation costs.

Two-year fixes have plateaued in price over the past few months, following a prolonged period of falling rates thanks to fierce competition among lenders.

HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed measures announced in the Spring Statement to curb private residence relief for landlords who once lived in their rental property.

Grand Designs Art Deco house is for sale for £1.6m on Zoopla

The distinctive five-bedroom house in Surrey's Godalming is on the market for £1.6m, having cost a quarter of that amount to build in 2006. It featured on Grand Designs the following year. The property includes classic touches of the Art Deco style, such as black tiles in the bathroom, majestic curved walls and a rendered exterior.

Dick and Angel reflect on their biggest renovation projects in three special episodes - beginning on Channel 4 this Sunday at 8pm - called Escape to the Chateau: Living the Dream.

Spanish property from TV's Costa Del Celebrity for sale for £1.8m

The property housed five famous guests during the Channel 5 reality show Costa Del Celebrity - and it has been listed by the British pair that own it. The celebrities included Anne Diamond and her former presenting partner Nick Owen, along with TV chef Ainsley Harriott, politician's wife Christine Hamilton and 'Allo 'Allo actress Vicki Michelle.

The average first-time buyer needs an average household income of £54,400 to secure a mortgage on their first property, according to data from Zoopla.

Labour has announced plans to make it far easier and cheaper for people to buy the freehold of their homes in the UK. At least 4.3million homes across England are owned on a leasehold basis currently.

Howe we built an eco-home for £150,000 in the Scottish borders

The £150,000 budget for Bill and Sukie Barker's home didn't cover the cost of the land in the Scottish Borders, but it did cover the cost of the build and the furniture. It took just six hours to complete the exterior walls of the house, with a further four hours to put the final structural log in place. The roof took a further three weeks, while the interior walls were also installed. Five weeks after the first log was laid, the shell was complete and TV property star Charlie Luxton, pictured top left with the couple, was impressed.

Hill Place, which has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, wine cellar and orchard, and is near the village of Swanmore in Hampshire, sits in an elevated position within the South Downs National Park.

Sir Bobby Charlton, 81, escaped from the adulation of fans at Old Trafford to the peace of his white-washed seaside cottage on the quiet Llanddona beach on Anglesey in North Wales.

The deal is tailored to those working in the UK's essential services including police officers, firefighters, NHS staff such as paramedics, nurses and clinicians, the armed forces and teachers.

A £1.5m Chichester bungalow that includes an entire railway carriage

All is not as it seems at this four-bedroom bungalow for sale in Chichester. It is on the market for £1.5m and contains an entire railway carriage. The carriage has been restored with the original doors and sash windows still in place. And its interior is equally impressive with decorative brass luggage racks, attendants' call buttons and wood panelling. The different woods used for the panelling includes satinwood, mahogany and oak.

The average home in the UK costs more than £200,000 but it possible to buy one for a quarter of that - although it's likely to need some work.

There are no bidders in sight in BidX but they are there, virtually, sat at their computers - or even out and about on their mobiles - poised to put in a bid of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The Prince of Wales is a well-known lover of nature and has radically transformed the Royal Gardens since he purchased Highgrove House in Doughton, in August 1980.

Torquay house for sale that looks like a medieval castle

It looks like a medieval castle that might date back centuries, with castellated exterior walls and a dragon gargoyle. But, in reality, this is a modern detached house in Torquay, Devon, completed less than 30 years ago. While the grounds and boundary walls of the property in Torquay are Grade II listed, the four-bedroom house was completed in 1992. It is called Lincombe Keep and is on the market for £1.5million.

Snooker player Steve Davis to make £500k profit if he sells Essex home

Having bought it almost a decade ago in the summer of 2010 for £735,000, he stands to make a cool ‘profit’ of £515,000 - but only if he finds a buyer willing to pay the current asking price. The attractive four-bedroom property has been on the market since July last year but has so far failed to sell.

Even once you have your offer accepted on a property, or have accepted one on yours, there is plenty that can go wrong, but follow these simple steps to make it as smooth as possible.

Home owners can see the charges they pay to live in leasehold properties surge in the years after snapping up their home, as they are at the mercy of the owner of the land.

The Grand Discount! Ultra-modern Grand Designs property with its own beach sees price cut by almost £1M - as owners sell for less than it cost to complete

The asking price of an Isle of Wight property that appeared on TV's Grand Designs has been slashed by almost £1million. Owners Bram and Lisa Vis took the drastic step after the property failed to sell, reducing the price from £3.95million to £2.99million in the last six months. The huge 7,200 square foot six-bedroom modern house is set within 2.2 acres of land with an additional 3.8 acres of private beach, along with a heated swimming pool and a jacuzzi.




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