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Dream Destinations

Imagine if you could buy a house anywhere in the world and money was no object. Would it be a cosy log chalet in the snow, or a seafront mansion somewhere hot? Here are a few luxury holiday home destinations that might help you decide Barbados Barbados is not for those who want to get away from it all, but for those who want a beautiful location with beautiful people. It has a lot in its favour. It's hot, h ...

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State of the Nation

Today's first time buyers are not being given a fair chance and in an EXCLUSIVE interview KIRSTIE ALLSOPP explains what has gone wrong and what can be put right Never one to shy from an issue and with a known, passionate and very public dislike for the draining power of Stamp Duty, Kirstie Allsopp is prepared to fight her corner for the benefit of homebuyers throughout the land.If she sees people getting a ...

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The Great house buying Mystery

The last year has been a strange, sometimes fearful and unpredictable time in the housing market but as PHIL SPENCER argues, the system of buying and selling houses needs an overhaul to take away that fear factor. In the end it was the golden goose that never was as property was withdrawn from the list of potential investment opportunities for those people building an alternative pension portfolio.The self- ...

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Home Buying & Selling Tips

Home Buying & Selling Tips Finish off small DIY jobs. Before a buyer steps into a house, they will have already formed an impression. A well-kept garden, pathway and fence make the place more attractive. To prevent rooms looking too bland use strong colours for accent walls. Take the 'you' out of the house by removing personal items, such as family photographs. A regular lick of paint will keep a proper ...

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Must Have Furnishings

If you need to update your home, look no further than our inspirational guide to the latest looks and how to achieve themTEXT Melanie Whitehouse PICS Arcaid There's always a connection between fashion and furniture, and if you think how popular the colour green has been on the catwalk you won't go far wrong if you incorporate it into your home this spring. Fresh blues are also a current favourite but it see ...

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That’s your lot.

© Nick Kane Buying at auction is one way of breaking the shackles of the normal homebuying process and you can pick up a bargain. But to be successful you need to be preparedIt's quick, it's exciting and it takes some nerve ' we're talking about buying a house at an auction. Get it right and you can make some great deals ' get it wrong and you can end up in big, big trouble.There are golden rules to bu ...

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City Living

City Living Town or country? It is a question many of us ask ourselves. Would we like to live in a vibrant, moving and exciting city, or would we rather snuggle up by a log fire in a cottage and wake up to the sound of bird song?Some people are townies, others out-and-out country squires and dames. In the end you are one or the other. Yet Britain's great cities of old are making a pitch for our attention fi ...

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But to Let

It is not difficult to see the attraction of buying to let. Property, even in gloomy times, seems so safe. It's a real investment that you can touch and see. And if the going gets tough, you just ride the storm because such is the history of the property market that in the long run it will always provide a good return. In recent years the market has boomed thanks to a combination of more stable mortgage rat ...

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Up, Close and Personal

Buying a house is fraught enough, doing it in front of a prying TV camera must make it even more nerve-wracking but as KIRSTIE ALLSOPP reveals in this EXCLUSIVE interview help is at hand. In these days of all seeing reality TV and fly on the wall documentaries perhaps the most interesting stuff is the stuff you don't see. We're not talking Dennis Norden's 'It'll Be Alright On The Night' bloopers, but the bi ...

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Kirstie’s Foreword

Over the years I must have looked through thousands of house details; if I was to try and put a more accurate number on it, I’d say it was probably 3,000. There was a stage when I used to keep all the information. But of all those houses I can truly say that there have only been 20 that have truly taken my breath away. There have been others that I’ve liked but only that select few that have mad ...

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The Real Kirstie and Phil

To most of us Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp are those people on the telly – you know, the ones that spend their days nosing around nice houses! But for Phil and Kirstie, the TV work is a happy spin off from their real passion and inspiration as sort of marriage brokers for people and homes. You want a home, they find a home to suit you. Such has been their success – and Phil said it was a nic ...

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