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

Research suggests 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 the capital, we have...

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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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How to budget once you’ve moved in
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How to budget once you’ve moved in

Buying your first home is all about saving. You’ve looked at online mortgage calculators and done your sums. You finally have that all-important deposit in place and can afford all...

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What to do if you can’t find an apartment you like
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What to do if you can’t find an apartment you like

Sometimes hunting for a flat or apartment can be frustrating. You can picture exactly what you want in your head. Often you think you find it when you look online,...

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7 apartment hunting mistakes to avoid
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7 apartment hunting mistakes to avoid

So, you know you want to live in London. You’ve decided that the big city life is for you and you want everything on your doorstep. You’ve also made the...

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How to choose the right area of London to live in
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How to choose the right area of London to live in

Searching for houses or apartments in London can be hard. With so many different areas to choose from – all promising their own unique blend of city living – if...

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How to find your dream London home
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How to find your dream London home

When it comes to your next home, what do you really dream of? Do you want space, the perfect location or a view across the city? Your essential must-haves when...

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8 things they don’t tell you about moving
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8 things they don’t tell you about moving

Share Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google plus Once you’ve got the keys for your new home, it will feel like...

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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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