Sixties furniture is making a comeback with surging prices

Furniture that was first hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s is staging a revival - and the items can now fetch thousands of pounds. 'If you are looking to sell a piece, look for labels as anything made by a Danish or Italian designer could go for £8,000 upwards,' advises Stacey Sibley of interior designers Alexander James.

Who hasn’t been driven to distraction by one of these ‘trained negotiators’ and their inability to direct you to the kind of home you actually want?

The North London property, which has been the home of superstars including Lionel Richie and Rod Stewart. will be the home of the contestants as they go through to the live shows.

'The key to encouraging grandchildren to visit is to make staying with granny and grandad feel like a holiday,' says Wadswick Green's chief executive Richard Williams.

The Nash Regent's Park townhouse to rent for £520k a year

When someone mentions a price tag on a property of £520,000, most people would naturally think that it is the cost of buying it. But not for this Grade I listed townhouse in London's Regent's Park, where that price only covers the cost of renting the property - and just for a single year. The newly-refurbished rental property is part of a palatial terrace in London's Regents Park, designed by Royal Architect John Nash and completed in 1826.

Our walls are awash with shades that reflect the past

Historical paint shades are back in vogue and for good reason. Many companies have heritage ranges and we lap them up because they connect us to the past.

Childhood home of EM Forster is for sale for £1.5m

The childhood abode of writer EM Forster, pictured inset, overlooking the countryside on the edge of the Hertfordshire town of Stevenage doesn't disappoint, boasting five bedrooms, an inglenook fireplace and original servant bells. The author lived at the property between the ages of four and 14, and referenced it in his 1910 novel Howards End. Now the home is on the market for £1.5million

Protected green belt land could be bulldozed to build homes to ease the housing crisis. The Treasury is considering the radical proposal's for inclusion in next month's UK budget.

The bargain property in Grimsby, which has a single bedroom, kitchen and living room all freshly painted, is considerably below the £6,650 being asked for a Dolce and Gabbana bag at Harrods.

The six-storey mansion near Portobello Road is believed to be the first property in London where buyers will only accept the digital currency and not cash - in this case, about 5,050 Bitcoin.

One in five stretched first-time homebuyers are taking out a mortgage that lasts for up to 35 years. Soaring house prices are forcing young buyers to resort to extra long loans, new research shows.

Do you live near a Millionaire's Row? Britain's most expensive streets revealed, including the London road where a home costs £36M

Research by Zoopla said there are now 14,417 streets in Britain where the average house price is at least £1million - some 1,999 more than in 2016. Top spot is claimed by Kensington Palace Gardens, the road next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home, while the continuing rise of Britain's Millionaire's Rows means those without royalty as neighbours may also live near to some of Britain's most expensive roads outside London, with Roundhay Park Lane, in Leeds, Broadway, in Altrincham, and Lovelace Avenue, in Solihull, claiming top spot in their individual regions.

The design of Stephen and Elizabeth Tetlow's home in the Blackdown Hills was inspired by a fossil shell Stephen spotted on their kitchen table. Kevin McCloud likened it to a snake.

John Green, 68, from Skipton, North Yorkshire, is so against having a smart meter that he's put a padlock on his existing meter box to prevent it being replaced when he's out.

The square footage of a property is one of the best indicators of what it is worth because - unlike wallpaper and furniture - it can't be changed easily without a large financial investment.

Dick and Angel are back! Escape to the Chateau returns to our screens - but how much cash would you need to renovate one of these properties in France?

Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel (pictured left) swapped their Essex flat for an abandoned chateau that they are renovating. Could you follow in their footsteps by buying an 11-bed chateau for £760k (pictured top right) or an 8-bed chateau for £425k (pictured bottom right).

Round mirrors reflect our history. A new exhibition at the National Gallery shows how they inspired artists and became popular in the home. Here's our pick of the best.

This is the amazing award-winning brutalist house designed by architect Lawrence Abbott in the 1960s in a quiet cul-de-sac behind Frimley High Street in Surrey.

The property on the landing of a block of flats in Kensington, west London, measures just 14ft long and 13ft wide but boasts a bathroom, kitchen and lounge/bedroom area.

Knowing what the biggest turn-offs are for sellers can be a huge help in ensuring sure your home is snapped up in a timely manner.

House prices vs wages across the UK over ten years

First-time buyers and movers require help from the Bank of Mum and Dad, the Government feels the need to bung new home buyers interest-free cash, and a glance at estate agent listings involves a game of 'how much?'. But now an interesting piece of research has challenged the affordability doom and gloom, so does Britain really have a problem with high house prices?

The Anglesey property dates back to the 17th century and has no utilities connected - but has been described by estate agents as being 'a great opportunity'.

Experts claim the decreases in the capital are having a so-called 'ripple effect' on the traditional commuter belt of the South East, where values are also slowing.

We have a barn that we have been planning to convert into a home, but it has a barn owl nesting in it. Could this stop our plans and should we try to remove it?

How to find the best online estate agent

By using an online estate agents instead of a traditional high street option, sellers can save thousands of pounds, while also getting their home marketed professionally. But they must remember that it's not all about cost and instead pick a service based on its quality, as this is what is likely to achieve them the best sale price on their home. We take a look at what's on offer.

Demand is generally strong in university towns and most students want to rent for a minimum of 12 months, meaning landlords should not have to worry too much about finding new tenants.

Zoopla reveals most popular houses for sale in August

The list includes a luxury £6million mansion in one of Hertfordshire's most sought-after roads, where no expense has been spared. Compare this to a more modest £365,000 converted one-bedroom house that was once a Methodist chapel and sits on a river's edge in Cornwall.

Dominic Lowe, 55, is laying the 5m x 5m mosaic at his home in Pensford, Somerset, with his son Jon, 25. Eventually, amateur brewer Dominic will store his biking gear in the 'man cave'.

Grade II listed Harptree Court near Bristol in Somerset, was the battle ground for star bakers and saw many a soggy bottom during its two-season tenure with the hit BBC culinary show.

Ten years after the collapse of Northern Rock, hundreds of thousands are still suffering after being lured in by aggressive salesmen and brokers who were paid huge commissions.

Zoopla lists converted public toilet in Surrey for sale

The semi-detached house in posh Surrey's Ewell Village was sold last year after being marketed for sale with an asking price of £285k. The buyer has now put it back on the market with an increased asking price of £330k. If the property sells at the latest £330k price, it is the equivalent of a 16% rise compared to a year ago.

Retreat East, an eco-friendly project that has been 11 years in the making, offers debentures starting from £10,000 for a studio barn amid the Suffolk countryside.

The TV chef now owns three properties in Cornwall, after snapping up a former LLoyds bank in Fowey - making his empire in the region worth more than £10 million.

Most borrowers will get the chance to be at least £125 a month better off when they renew their old fixed-rate deals - and people with bigger loans can aim to save almost twice as much.

If you are looking to boost your income but cannot face the idea of having strangers staying overnight, then you should consider putting your home to use while at work.

Scottish six-bed country house for sale at £200k

If you've thought that owning a sprawling country house is out of your price range, it's time to look again. The price of this six-bed house in Scotland's Fife is the same as a London studio flat. It comes with more than three acres of land, including a walled garden and some detached garages. But it needs renovating throughout.

When a large tree is encroaching on your property, the first instinct is often to get it removed altogether. However, there are a number of issues to consider first.

The three-bed property in the popular Cornish coastal town of Looe comes with stunning views of the harbour, and a guide price of just £55,000, but a blanket of ivy over the front.

Can you guess the price of the bungalows for sale?

Bungalows appear to be having a turnaround in fortunes as they're now commanding house prices of more than £1million in sought-after areas. And one of the properties in our quiz costs an eye-watering £3million - but can you guess which one?

Round House in Battersea, south west London, comes with two bedrooms and bathrooms and a landscaped garden, while lying just a short walk from the local high street.

There are many misconceptions about natural swimming pools, but nature-lovers are embracing them as a chemical-free alternative providing a water feature all year-round.

Amazing Grace vicarage for sale for £1.4million

The hymn Amazing Grace was written by the Reverend John Newton, who lived at this pretty Buckinghamshire property from 1764 to 1780. The former slave trader and born-again Christian wrote the iconic hymn - which has been embraced by the African American community - after acknowledging how despicable his earlier profession had been.

Is it still worth considering buying a leasehold property when the Government has said it wants to ban leasehold houses and restrict ground rents to as low as zero?

Many of us will wish we could call our rented cottages by the sea 'home.' Mark Fielden, tax partner at Kingston Smith LLP, suggests a way to make a nostalgic dream a tax efficient reality.

The Black Mill has been a landmark in the village of Brant Broughton in Lincolnshire since it was first built in 1840 and is now up for sale with a price tag of £1.2million.

If you're considering buying a second home in the country, you'll need to work out how to structure your new living arrangements and check out your finances before making the move.

Rightmove's most expensive homes for sale

Imagine having an unlimited budget to buy a property anywhere in the world. What house would you pick? These homes revealed in exclusive research by property website Rightmove could be yours if money really was no object, including, clockwise from top left, a six-bed house in Australia, a seven-bed villa in Thailand, a nine-bed villa in Italy, a 10-bed villa in Morrocco, a six-bed house in Brazil, and an 11-bed house in California, USA.




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