Mapped: Deposits and monthly rents of London Underground
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Mapped: Deposits and monthly rents of London Underground

Research finds properties on District line’s eastern stretch are amongst London’s most affordable. Barratt London research has mapped the average 10% deposit and the average monthly rent for homes near...

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Peace and Quiet: We Reveal London’s Quietest Boroughs
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Peace and Quiet: We Reveal London’s Quietest Boroughs

It has been revealed that Tower Hamlets, Sutton and Waltham Forest are the quietest boroughs in London to live in. Using crowdsourced sound data from 4,000 decibel readings made across...

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A London Minute
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A London Minute

From the endless stream of tourists flocking to its streets, squares and parks, to the 9 million people who call it home, London is a city that never stops. An...

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90 Years of the London Skyline
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90 Years of the London Skyline

Looking back over the past century, London’s skyline has changed dramatically. Buildings have popped up across the city taller than ever and in a variety of impressive and unusual designs,...

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Monopoly – through the years
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Monopoly – through the years

With houses bought, railroads haggled and tears shed due to in-game bankruptcy, Monopoly has become of staple of most homes, and the first introduction to the property ladder for millions....

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How much does the world spend on rent?
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How much does the world spend on rent?

As renting a property in London becomes more costly, Londoners are realising that buying their own home is now the preferred budget option for the long-term. We look at average...

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House Price Perceptions vs. Reality
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House Price Perceptions vs. Reality

London property prices tend to vary from borough to borough, and some locations are considered expensive simply because of the postcode. However, this isn’t always justified, and can lead to...

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First time buyers – new home expenses you need to budget for
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First time buyers – new home expenses you need to budget for

There’ll be a variety of monthly costs you’ll need to budget for as soon as you move into your new home, with the biggest being the mortgage. You’ll know from...

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6 housewarming party tips
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6 housewarming party tips

So, you’ve moved in. Congratulations! You saved for your deposit, secured a mortgage, kept your fingers crossed through the completion process and you finally have the keys in your hand....

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5 considerations for choosing the right floor finishes
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5 considerations for choosing the right floor finishes

When changing up your existing home or planning on furnishing your dream property, it helps to understand the pros and cons of your different options for flooring. Whether considering wall...

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3 wedding list ideas for newly married couples
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3 wedding list ideas for newly married couples

Planning your gift list can be one of the most exciting parts of getting married. It doesn’t require any stress on your part, just an imagination of what you’d really...

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7 ways to pack your clothes more effectively
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7 ways to pack your clothes more effectively

We don’t always think about it, but packing up your clothes when moving home can be stressful. You prepare yourself to start and then more and more items begin to...

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7 tips to choose the right kitchen furnishings
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7 tips to choose the right kitchen furnishings

When it comes to furnishing your new kitchen, there’ll be many decisions you’ll want to get right. Not only does the space serve a practical everyday purpose, it’s also a...

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7 tips for choosing bathroom furnishings
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7 tips for choosing bathroom furnishings

 If you plan on decorating your bathroom, you should start your planning early. Be as thorough as possible; this involves measuring the space properly and maximising the room you have,...

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11 pieces of London house hunting advice
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11 pieces of London house hunting advice

Hunting for a new home in London doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you’re relocating to the capital, making your first move on the property ladder or you’re searching for...

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8 reasons you’re ready to move in together
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8 reasons you’re ready to move in together

If you think the time is right to move in with your partner, that’s great. You may well have discussed moving in together for a while, or you could be...

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