Property News: GEORGIAN the most popular period homes in the UK, say estate agents

But Georgian architecture can be found almost everywhere in the UK, not least because the period we call Georgian spanned more than 100 years. London and Liverpool may not be defined by their Georgian architecture but both cities are full of it; then there’s the late subsection Regency, more flamboyant than its predecessors and found in Brighton but also in London’s wealthy suburbs such as Kew and Richmond along the River Thames. The other thing that almost all Georgian-built homes have in common is that they are usually expensive to…

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Property news: Homeowners are wasting £107 BILLION worth of space in their homes

In fact, the study – carried out as the housing market slows down – found the clutter can take up to £3,066 worth of space in the average home. The survey also revealed 49 per cent of us point to the lounge as their favourite room in the house, with the TV being the most common focal point. Despite this, adults across the UK have widespread dissatisfaction with their living rooms, with over half feeling they are not utilising the space they have. The research, commissioned by Samsung, revealed demand…

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Property news: WW2 bunkers with no windows being sold off as homes

Officials had considered turning a line of bunkers in the city into a museum – but were put off by the estimated  €1 million (£897,000) cost. Instead they decided to sell the bunkers – which once formed part of the Soviet Union’s Molotov Line – as potential homes priced at €14,000 to €18,000 (£12,500-16,100). One advertisement reads: “We are selling a house, 38 square metres (409 square feet), one floor with a penthouse, two rooms.  “Year of building is 1940. There is a large private courtyard.”  The ad suggested that the building…

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Property for sale? Best features estate agents claim will sell UK homes fast

Property for sale with benefit from having certain features. While some old classic features remain at the top of the lost for what buyers look four, others have crept up. New essentials for those buying properties include a good wifi connection and lots of plug sockets. It is not surprising that what Britons are looking for in their homes is changing with the times. Ben Wilson, a spokesman for GoCompare Home Insurance, told Mail Online: “Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment most people will make. “So, before viewing…

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Return of the bungalow: Single story homes built for ageing population | Property | Life & Style

NC The rapidly ageing population will benefit from the rise in number of bungalows Nothing particularly unusual about that, you might say, but what makes it unique is that every single house is a bungalow and that is a style of housing that has become the Cinderella of the sector in recent years. Indeed, over the past three decades the number of bungalows built each year has dropped from more than 26,000 in 1986 to 2,600 in 2017 as developers look to get more bang for their buck by building…

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House market: Modular homes could be the future of the British construction industry | Property | Life & Style

It also wants councils to set their own design quality standards and use virtual reality technology to win round communities and end “not in my backyard” attitudes. It certainly looks like factory-built modular homes could be the future for the British construction industry, which is experiencing a slow but steady growth in the number of companies delivering pre-built modular housing. Newly launched ILKE Homes aims to deliver 2,000 precision-engineered modular houses and low-rise flats to the UK market every year after recently setting up a factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Its…

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