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Savills' block of flats with a swimming pool unveiled in Vietnam

The new luxury flats each have a swimming pool on the balcony, with penthouses costing £2million. MailOnline Property's Myra Butterworth is given a private tour of the development showroom as the block of apartments is not scheduled to be finished until the end of this year.

Ed Sheeran already has a pub, tree-house, swimming pool, pond and a pod, known as the Hobbit Hole, on his Suffolk country estate. Now he plans to build his own private chapel.

If you have a conservatory then sprucing it up before you market your property could make all the difference to getting it sold. We get some top tips on what sells.

Zoopla reveals Hull as most affordable city for first-time buyers

The most affordable cities for first-time buyers have been revealed, with a clear divide between the north and south of the country. The most affordable location is Hull, in the north of England, where property prices tend to be among the cheapest, according to the survey by property website Zoopla. Middlesbrough and Liverpool also top the list. No prizes for guessing which city is least affordable.

As Britain was consumed by the Beast from the East, the Met Office put England under a red weather warning for snow, as Storm Emma rolled in from the Atlantic.

The Staffordshire market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme is the most affordable location for single people looking to buy, according to property website Zoopla.

Britain’s housing crisis is a lack of places people want to live

We’d all love to live in London’s fashionable Chelsea. But it simply isn’t possible for most people on a typical wage. That kind of problem is something that Theresa May failed to properly address during her speech today on Britain’s broken housing market. Yet, the issue of creating new desirable places to live is at the heart of the housing crisis.

Four of Portugal's most incredible homes are featured in the first episode of the new season of The World's Most Extraordinary Homes, which returns to BBC Two tonight.

We ask a leading mortgage expert whether it is possible to combine the Help to Buy Isa with the Rent a Room scheme when buying a first home.

Homeowners and tenants currently have to navigate a complex network of property-related ombudsmen. Housing secretary Sajid Javid announced plans to replace the existing ones.

Most first-time buyers for 20 years

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ Depending on the evidence you choose, life is either good or bad for Britain’s first-time buyers right now.

The supply of rental properties fell 8 per cent between December and January while the number of prospective renters registering to find a new home shot up 18 per cent.

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.

Just a stone’s throw from Battersea Power Station, the brand-new boat offers spectacular, panoramic views of across the Thames, thanks to floor to ceiling windows and a stunning floral sun deck.

Being newly qualified or near retirement can make you a ‘mortgage misfit’...but don’t worry, the good news is that there are lenders prepared to take on borrowers who are not quite the norm.

Check first with the local council about proposed changes

There are about 460,000 listings across the UK and they will be in the spotlight soon because Listed Property Awareness Week takes place later this month, ahead of a special exhibition at London’s Olympia on February 24 and 25. Listed homes are designated in three categories: Grade I, Grade II and Grade II*. Various levels of ‘protection’ apply to each, but being listed in any category applies to the entire property, inside and out

RICS said that two-thirds (67 per cent) of estate agents said that the sale prices on properties marketed at £1million-plus were coming in below what the vendor had asked.

Homeowners could face a £500 increase in their mortgage bills this year, experts warn. Banks have started pulling their best deals after the Bank of England signalled the end of low interest rates.

The level of desperation among 18 to 40 year olds clambering to buy their own home emerged as 4 per cent said they would buy a home with a 'mate from the pub'.

If you opt for the new no sale, no fee option and Yopa is successful in finding a buyer for your property, they'll charge a flat rate fee of between £1,495 and £2,695.

Vermin in the House of Lords?As Parliament prepares for a major refurbishment it seems their ermine-clad Lordships have had to put up with intruders

Rod Stewart may be a superstar, but he shares one problem with many of us mere mortals.He cannot sell his house.Rod first put Wood House, his 25-acre Essex mansion, on the market in July 2016

Is this the most luxurious new-build on the British property market? Mansion for sale at £17M includes a ballroom that turns into a swimming pool, a car turntable and a wine cellar full of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Imagine a house with almost every conceivable luxury and this property for sale in one of the most exclusive parts of the country must surely be close to the mark. The brand new home in Surrey's Weybridge is called Whitelands, and has some standout features that won't be found in your average detached family home.

Official figures reveal wealth has surged, but there are huge variations in the fortunes of different regions - with the South East more than six times richer than the North East.

Landlords raced to buy new properties in March 2016 to beat new stamp duty rates. Now they may struggle to refinance as their initial cheap mortgage deals end, experts have warned.

Sarah Beeny picks £265k bungalow as bargain of the month

TV property star Sarah Beeny picks a £265k bungalow in the North Norfolk market town of North Walsham as her property bargain of the month. She explains how the stylish, well thought-out layout cleverly makes the most of the space available, resulting in an airy, spacious, free-flowing home.

How to get a bedroom that will sell your home

Perhaps more than in any room in the house, bedrooms are where people look to feel relaxed. That means a stylish, uncluttered and cosy space. We take a look at how to get your bedroom to sell your home and get some tips from an estate agent on what buyers want. Some may take a little work, others are just simple, inexpensive tweaks that can make all the difference.

Halifax reveals the top 50 best places in Britain

The district of Hart, which includes the town of Fleet, is named the best place to live after scoring highly on factors including health and life expectancy, earnings crime rates and weather. Southern England dominates the annual top 50 list published by Halifax, securing 35 of the 50 places - with 17 in the South East, nine in the East of England, five in the South West and four in London.

Luxury property Eden Mansion in Fife, Scotland, - which once belonged to one of the country's most famous whisky dynasties and was eyed up by Kate and Wills - has gone on sale for £1.75million.

Sir Cliff Richard has put his beautiful six-bedroom mansion (pictured) in the upscale Sugar Hill Resort on the west coast of Barbados up for sale.

Most viewed properties for sale in Britain in 2017

The most viewed properties for sale this year range from a five-bed former church in West Yorkshire for £150k to a 10-bed house in London for almost £30million. They include an eight-bedroom detached house in London's fashionable Primrose Hill (pictured top centre) which boasts a wine cellar and bar, an emerald green cinema room and a dedicated massage room.

Owner Mark Keeley built the tiny home in the heart of Wheatley, Oxfordshire. It is one tenth the size of a tennis court, measuring just 36 square metres, and it is sandwiched between two town houses.

Two bedrooms or smaller homes, the typical target of first time buyers, have seen monthly asking prices rise 1.1 per cent, Rightmove said.

Chalet Huskey in Val-d'Isère goes on sale for £8m

Chalet Huskey is the largest new build chalet to be built in the popular resort of Val-d'Isère in the French Alps, and it is on the market for £8million. As well as an indoor garden with a glass bridge, it boasts an indoor swimming pool, seven bedrooms and a climbing wall. There is also a bar and a dining area that can seat 18 people.

I am buying a home with my boyfriend and was delighted when the Budget revealed a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers up to £300k - but I am unsure if I qualify for it.

A new generation of lifetime renters is emerging, and they are expected to spend £1,1million on rental payments if they fail to get onto the property ladder.

Top 10 castles for sale that are fit for a princess

Newly-engaged Royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle have set up home in a modest cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace. But those who would like their new home to be a more regal affair, MailOnline Property has selected 10 castles for sale. However, a word of warning about living in a castle comes from property experts who insist that a Royal budget is often required to maintain them as it is not just the initial asking price that can be expensive.

Highlighting the extreme financial pressures placed on those wanting to buy their own home - mortgage broker L&C; created an interactive map that shows how first-time buyers will be affected.

Savills selling former home of Madness' Suggs for £1.95m

Madness singer Suggs used to own this Campden Mews house in London in the 1980s when he released the hit song 'Our House'. He bought it in 1981, aged just 20, following the group's success in the Top 10. Their most popular songs included 'Baggy Trousers' and 'House of Fun'.

How your home can help you make you £1,000 a month 

Consider renting out parts of your home - from your driveway to your living room - and see how you could earn £1,000 a month. A host of websites mean now give you direct access to a wide audience of potential customers who are willing to pay to use almost every square foot of your home.

Can you guess the price of these homes overseas?

Buying a holiday home in your favourite destination could not only prove the ultimate antidote to the British winter but may also prove a sound investment. We've selected a handful of overseas properties that could be the answer to your holiday home dreams - ranging from an exclusive 12-bedroom home in America's California to a much cheaper one-bedroom flat closer to home in Spain's Andalusia. But can you guess the price?

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.

The deal lets students become an amateur landlord if they have a parent or grandparent prepared to back them and put up savings or their own home as security.

We rely on black in our wardrobes but it is also a useful and chic colour when used in the home. Black walls set off bright furniture beautifully and black accessories make a style statement.

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.

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.

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'.

Converting a buy-to-let property to a short-term holiday let isn't as simple as creating a listing on a site like Airbnb, experts have warned.

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

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