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Terrible estate agents’ photographs: excrement, horses and toilets in the kitchen

You thought everyone trying to sell a house knew the golden rules of painting the walls magnolia, tidying away the junk and displaying fresh flowers? Think again. A new book celebrates some of the least attractive purchases on the market.

Britain occasionally seems like a country obsessed with selling houses. There is a small industry based around telling you how to…

Student property returns ‘performing better’ than other sectors says CBRE

New reports claims student accommodation offering better returns that other property classes
Returns on prime student accommodation in the regions are continuing to perform better than other property asset classes, new research suggests.
The ‘UK Student Housing Market View’, published by property consultancy CBRE, highlights growing interest in the sector from institutional investors.
The student accommodation sector’s  second Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT),…

First time buyers pay £22,000 more than last year

Typical prices paid by first-time buyers in the UK increase by 12 per cent in a year, amid strong rises across the country

First-time buyers are having to find £22,000 more for their homes than they needed a year ago, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the average price paid by people buying their first property reached…