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Property purchaser profiles 1960s – 1980s

Survey after survey confirms that the classic Georgian manor or old rectory still ticks most boxes, but are their owners a different breed now?

Property profiles 1970 - 1980
Illustrations by John Holder
Arabella Youens discovers how property buyers and their tastes have changed over the years.


The cities that have overtaken London in the house price stakes

House prices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham have grown at a faster rate than those in London.

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The capital's property market lags behind regional Britain and Scotland.


Fabulous former school house in Northamptonshire

This charming Grade II listed family home sits in just under an acre of beautiful mature gardens.

Mayfield House exterior
Mayfield House is a charming Grade II listed 3 bedroom family home.


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Property guide to Shamley Green

This idyllic Surrey village sees demand from families way outstripping supply

Shamley Green property guide
We take a look at property in and around Shamely Green in Surrey, and consider why buyers are so drawn to the village when moving out of London for the first time

Listed buildings: assets or liabilities?

Listed building owners suffer for their efforts to preserve historic buildings

Owning listed buildings
Owning a listed building
The attitude towards listed buildings, and their owners, must change drastically if our heritage is to be properly preserved, says a new report

How to build an orangery

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Key considerations when constructing an orangery include design, lighting, interiors and security