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<p>The average house price in the UK is now £289,099, according to Halifax </p>
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House prices hit record high in May but market shows signs of cooling

An imbalance between supply and demand for properties remains the primary reason driving the climb in house prices.

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Five east London Elizabeth line areas with house prices below £500k

There are still areas along the shiny new Crossrail route where house-hunters can find a property for under £500,000.

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Two of London’s green cabbie shelters given listed protection

The iconic Victorian shelters were built as refuges for London’s horse-drawn cab drivers and are still used today as as pitstops for black taxis

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Seven-year high in first-time buyers using family help to buy a home

Last year 46 per cent of UK first-time buyers had help from a family member and market forecasters say that figure is expected to rise

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Camden Highline: final designs revealed for London’s £50m new sky park

Inspired by the New York highline, the project will turn disused railway viaducts into an elevated park if approved by Camden Council

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Off-market sales soar in London amid fierce competition for homes

A record 23 per cent of sales in the capital were agreed off market in the first five months of 2022 as buyers seek to beat the ‘stock starved’ market

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Winning Chelsea garden blooms again as public ‘pocket park’

A Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden is set to bloom again, this time as a public ‘pocket park’ in south London.

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Sir Laurence Olivier’s childhood home for sale in Surrey commuter town

The legendary English actor spent the first three years of his life in the four-bedroom house.

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The best-value property hotspots within 1km of Elizabeth Line stations

New research reveals the best-value areas within one kilometre of London’s Elizabeth Line stations.

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Crossrail areas where house prices and rents are up most in 10 years

The increasing cost of living in the capital and more flexible working have encouraged Londoners to move to Crossrail’s outer reaches

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Homes sold at record speed as buyers aim to lock in low interest rates

London house prices rose 7.6 per cent but the capital’s market is still the slowest in England

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Inside a unique ‘imitation oast house’ for sale near Whitstable

An imitation oast house, a building traditionally used for drying hops, is on sale in Kent

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London returners from home counties pushing rents to record highs

In 2022 so far, one in three new London tenancies has been secured by someone moving from outside of the city. Is the capital finally making its comeback?

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Average house price now more than £500k in majority of London boroughs

Prices have been rising quickly in family-friendly suburban hotspots, as stock fails to keep up with the pandemic-induced demand for more space.

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Is there comfort to be found in looking back at house prices of yore?

The last time the country’s ‘lowest’ house price growth was this high was in 2004

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London house prices rise but cost of living crisis to dampen market

The average price of a house in London is now £523,666, after prices rose by 4.8 per cent in the year to March

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‘Mismanaged, Gove’s ‘street votes’ are a recipe for neighbourly spite’

Would we have had Erno Goldfinger’s groundbreaking home (or Ian Fleming’s bitter revenge villain) if planning decisions had been left to the neighbours?

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The best and worst London boroughs for new homes building

Barnet, Southwark, Wandsworth and Ealing were responsible for 30 per cent of all new homes starts in the year to March 2022

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Revealed: the number of homes for sale now in every London borough

Struggling to find a home to buy? New data shows Wandsworth and Barnet have the most properties for sale right now, while Barking & Dagenham has the fewest.

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London developer to demolish half-built Hackney flats over safety fear

The £48 million scheme in Fish Island will be dismantled after builders found “potential structural issues” with its concrete frame

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Frozen in time: a bomb-damaged stable unchanged since 1950s renovation

Unchanged since its post-war renovation, this Putney home is up for sale for the first time in 75 years.

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True scale of Russian-owned London property far greater than recorded

New analysis into offshore data shows there are 1,895 Russian-owned properties in London, over three times higher than official records show

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Rare flat for sale in Earls Court mansion where Princess Diana lived

The £3.15 million apartment in Coleherne Court is available for the first time in 30 years.

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Interest rates rise to 1% — here’s what it means for your mortgage

First-time buyers are being “clobbered on all sides” as interest rate hikes mean it will be harder to get a mortgage.

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New record high for UK house prices — but have we reached the summit?

London‘s average house price is now £537,896 but “economic headwinds” are expected to calm the market by the end of the year

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The London areas where you’re most likely to find a home with a garden

Croydon is London’s private garden hotspot but those wanting an inner-city oasis should hunt in Lewisham and Lambeth.

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‘Hardship’ warning as Bank of England raises interest rates to 1%

The rise tightens the cost-of-living squeeze for Londoners and has been described as a ‘bitter blow’

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ITV to move 2,000 staff to former BBC headquarters at White City

ITV is relocating its London staff from its offices in Holborn to the former BBC Television Centre at White City, where ITV staff will now outnumber BBC employees

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Compact first-time buyer flats for sale at 20% discount in Croydon

The first phase of cut-price homes in the 21-storey tower block are hitting the market with prices starting from £260,000

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Hopeful buyers say lack of homes for sale worse problem than prices

Wealthier homeowners are not impacted by the cost of living crisis, but those looking under the 500k bracket have had to lower their budgets

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London not on house price hotspot list — but which cities are?

New data from Rightmove shows that cities near coastal areas or countryside have seen the biggest leap in asking prices in the past 12 months

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The six types of London home that may turn out to be a bad investment

Buying agent Camilla Dell, founder and managing partner at Black Brick Property Solutions LLP offers her tips to help London buyers avoid a bad buy

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Why are there no homes for sale and how you can find one to buy?

It’s not easy to find a home to buy at the moment but you can at least make yourself as attractive as possible to a seller if you do see something you like

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Exclusive look at first UK homes designed by starchitect Frank Gehry

Two buildings at Battersea Power Station have been designed by the California based architect in his first UK residential project.

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Commuter hotspots with the most homes for sale at the lowest prices

New research ranks the commuter belt counties with the highest number of homes for sale with the lowest house prices