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Where to live

Four pretty, countryside locations for exiting London homebuyers

Exchanging the capital for a breath of fresh air doesn’t have to be dull. Ruth Bloomfield hears from the ex-Londoners who have cracked the countryside code

Jun 8, 2022
Property News

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.

Jun 8, 2022
Where to live

‘We sold our London home for a seaside doer-upper four times the size’

When Leanne Fraser was made redundant during the pandemic, it was the catalyst she needed to retrain and move her family to live by the sea.

Jun 6, 2022
Property News

The Elizabeth line stops with greatest house price growth

Londoners who bought on Crossrail’s top stops are enjoying record price growth as the Elizabeth line finally opens.

Jun 1, 2022
Property News

The cheapest places to buy a house or a flat along the Elizabeth line

The cheapest locations are all on the east and south-east London sections of the Elizabeth line, in key areas with average houses under £500,000 and flats under £250,000. Here’s where to start your search.

Jun 1, 2022
Where to live

Where to live in the county with everything London leavers need

Just over an hour from London and with a choice of charming cities or beautiful villages — Hampshire’s the perfect country escape. But be prepared for top prices

Jun 1, 2022
Where to live

Top commuter towns across Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and Essex

Picturesque country and seaside locations for 2022 house-hunters who still want to live within reach of the capital.

Jun 1, 2022
Homes & Property

‘Getting my vaccine was the surprise catalyst to buying my first flat’

Getting a Covid vaccine led Anastasia Gurnell to buy her first home years earlier than she’d anticipated

Jun 1, 2022
Property News

Sixties concrete water tower listed for sale for £325,000 in Essex

Decommissioned Felsted water tower is back on the market.

May 31, 2022
Where to live

‘I was scared to leave Mile End for Oxford but I don’t miss it at all’

Committed Londoner Allana Clear loved her ‘forever home’ in the east, but then an opportunity presented itself that she simply couldn’t turn down.

May 30, 2022
Where to live

Five hipster-friendly seaside towns for London commuters

Spend weekends paddleboarding without sacrificing on London comforts in these hipster-friendly commutable coastal towns with flats for about £200k

May 27, 2022
Where to live

Huge cash injection bringing thousands of homes to this Crossrail area

During the pandemic, a new breed of Crossrail hotspots has emerged led by Southall, in west London, which has seen 14 per cent house price growth in the last two years.

May 26, 2022
Property News

800-year-old riverside area is Crossrail’s 10-year house price winner

Crossrail’s 10-year house price growth winner. Here’s what you should know about the south-east London neighbourhood undergoing a £1 billion transformation.

May 25, 2022
Property News

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.

May 24, 2022
Where to live

How Crossrail is set to change this ‘magic melting pot’ in east London

It’s still scruffy for now — but Crossrail could make E1 a hotspot

May 24, 2022
Property News

East London cultural hub with 21,500 new homes and Crossrail coming

Culture, food and new homes all make Stratford a hotspot.

May 24, 2022
Where to live

Good value period homes on Crossrail are draw to this east London area

Good value period homes on Crossrail are a draw to the area, where house prices have skyrocketed

May 24, 2022
Where to live

Greenery and value period homes make this Crossrail’s eastern star

East London’s Manor Park has new homes, green spaces and and further change on the horizon.

May 24, 2022
Where to live

A revived London area where Crossrail brings more than fast Tube links

Come for speedy Crossrail links, stay for the independent shops and strong community.

May 24, 2022
Where to live

Billions of pounds have been spent on this west London, Crossrail hub

Billions of pounds have been spent transforming this west London postcode over the past decade.

May 23, 2022
Where to live

‘We swapped London for the Isle of Wight and a 10-minute commute’

Here’s how one family swapped their Plumstead home — and a three-hour west London commute — for a house with sea views on the Isle of Wight.

May 23, 2022