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Where to live

The 5 London commuter areas seeing a new year surge in homes for sale

Of the areas with the biggest boost to housing supply this year, five of the top 10 were in the London commuter belt

Jan 31, 2022
Where to live

The secret foodie and cultural scene in London’s most-connected hub

Bill Amberg Studio’s head of design, Ned Ingham, on his creative and authentic area where huge change is on the horizon.

Jan 21, 2022
Property News

Will inflation, politics and Covid impact your ability to buy in 2022?

A comprehensive view of all the forces impacting the London property market at the start of 2022

Jan 20, 2022
Property News

London asking prices in new year fall as homes take longer to sell

London asking prices are £629,400 on average, down 1.2 per cent in a month.

Jan 17, 2022
Property News

London housing market slows ahead of second pandemic-hit Christmas

High house prices, stretched affordability and the changing priorities of house hunters of space during the pandemic has suppressed the London housing market.

Dec 13, 2021

18th century farmhouse-cum-art gallery named House of the Year 2021

We take a look at the winning home and the other six projects to have made the shortlist.

Dec 10, 2021

Tonight’s Grand Designs set to reveal House of the Year 2021 winner

Tonight’s Grand Designs episode will see five projects whittled down to one, that then joins the six already on the shortlist, before the overall House of the Year 2021 is revealed.

Dec 9, 2021
Property News

Softer mortgage rules will not help London’s first-time buyers

The biggest barrier to homeownership in London remains the deposit.

Dec 8, 2021

‘Invisible’ clifftop home shortlisted for House of the Year 2021

Two more spectacular projects have been shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year on Grand Designs.

Dec 2, 2021
Buying & Mortgages

Commuter belt hit by price spike with first homes now 7.2x earnings

The cost of a first-time buyer home in London is now nine times earnings on average, down from a peak of 10.2 times in 2016.

Dec 1, 2021

9ft-wide London skinny house shortlisted for House of the Year

A skinny home and a children’s magical playhouse have made it onto the House of the Year shortlist.

Dec 1, 2021
Celebrity homes

Former home of Jackie O’s sister is for sale behind Buckingham Palace

The American socialite Lee Radziwill lived in the Georgian townhouse she once called a ‘divine house behind the palace.’

Dec 1, 2021
Property News

Asking prices set to rise 3% in 2022 as ‘late-bird buyers’ make moves

Early birds bought homes after the first lockdown while the cautious waited for greater certainty on their work-life balancy and frequency of commute.

Dec 1, 2021
Property News

London’s best new home named as former house of the ‘Hackney Mole Man’

William Lyttle spent nearly half a century digging dirt with a shovel and a homemade pulley, hollowing out tunnels and caverns underneath his home.

Nov 29, 2021

Sales of £5 million-plus London homes at highest number since 2014

International buyers have been making a return to the prime London property market.

Nov 26, 2021
Property News

Five-year house price forecast shows 25% bounce back across London

Here’s what the house price forecasters are saying now — and what it all really means.

Nov 24, 2021
Property News

Trading up a rental flat now cheaper in London than it was a year ago

The price gap between one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes has narrowed by £15 in London over the last year.

Nov 22, 2021

Sci-fi tower and hilltop farmhouse shortlisted for House of the Year

A water tower conversion inspired by the Thunderbirds and a part-gallery, part-farmhouse home are the first to be shortlisted for the top architecture prize.

Nov 18, 2021
Property News

Revealed: the London areas where house prices are rising — and falling

Asking prices dipped slightly ahead of a forecast Boxing Day boom

Nov 17, 2021
Property News

The number of Londoners moving house more than doubled in 2021

The race for space has caused property market activity to soar

Nov 15, 2021
Property News

Average London house price has risen £20,000 since the first lockdown

The average London house price has increased by nearly £20,000 since the first lockdown.

Nov 5, 2021