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How can you avoid subsidence problems when buying a house?

There’s nothing like that sinking feeling when you buy a house and discover a zig-zag crack. Property editor Caroline Culot reports on that scary, scary word, subsidence.

This property was ‘House of the Year’ 50 years ago – how it looks now is quite remarkable

Designed by architect Ronald Smith in 1966, this unusual, box-shaped, four-bedroom home is called Montana

House price surge to accelerate amid buy-to-let ‘stampede’

There is little sign that wage rise-busting house prices rises will ease any time soon, as a survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) cites accelerating demand driven primarily by landlords rushing to beat a tax hike.

House goes up for sale for £10,000 – but there’s a catch

Buying a one-bedroom house for £10,000 is a pipedream for most young Britons. But one is up for auction in Penygraig, Wales – with a catch. You’ll have to make do with less than four whole walls.

UK house prices: Property prices in Bournemouth rocket amid ‘silicon beach’ hype

Bournemouth saw the sharpest increase in house prices in all areas of England and Wales in January 2016 as the Victorian coastal town in Dorset rises in popularity among home buyers. Your Move said the average Bournemouth house price went up 2.9% over the month to £261,232, faster than anywhere else.