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Landlords: Where to buy this autumn

Landlords: Where to buy this autumn

For new buy-to-let investors, knowing where to invest money is the most crucial consideration.

Manchester homes command better prices near stations.

House prices in Manchester reflect the transport network

Properties within 500 metres of a railway station pull a generous-sized house price premium in Manchester. According to Nationwide the Mancurian’s covet city-living with an easy transport hub.

MediaCity has attracted homebuyers to Salford

A guide to Manchester's up and coming residential areas

Manchester is a vibrant and colourful city with inward investment that is second only to London, making it a place brimming with up and coming residential areas for the young and upwardly mobile.

No need to carry a Brompton bike.

Brompton bikes for Manchester

Manchester is the next city to get Brompton bikes at its Piccadilly train station. The bikes will be launched next week to help commuters get around the city.

Manchester city centre.

A day in the life of…Manchester

Manchester is a dynamic and lively place with a rich history. Here we give you a breakdown of urban living in one of the most charismatic cities in the UK.

First-time buyers in Manchester may get a mortgage advantage.

Manchester first-time buyers could benefit from mortgage scheme

First-time buyers in Manchester could have an advantage over their counterparts in the rest of the UK, if a mortgage loan scheme goes ahead.The proposed scheme could see first-time buyers secure a 95 per cent mortgage with the financial impact of a 75 per cent mortgage.

Council tax supplements for better parks

Would you pay for more green spaces?

A study has found city dwellers are willing to pay up to £29.91 per month, or around £360 per year, for greener urban spaces. People in Manchester and Sheffield agreed a council tax supplement could help pay for better parks and more trees.

Pin-up's full of 1950s flavour

Pin-up bowling alley pops up in Manchester

Pin-up, a 1950s themed pop-up venue with four full sized ten pin bowling lanes, American diner, cocktail bar and dancefloor, makes its debut at Manchester’s vibrant Spinningfields district on September 15.

Manchester prices 'have risen by 10 per cent'

Overall housing market flat, but cities paint a different picture

Britain’s housing market was flat during June, but 1.1 per cent lower than a year ago, according to data from Nationwide. However, a closer look at the lender's city figures reveals sharp rises and falls over the year.

Kensington is a property millionaire hotspot

Kensington property price tags are the highest in the UK

Kensington in London is Britain's most expensive area in which to buy a home, with average prices nearing £1.75 million, figures from show. A typical Kensington W8 pad costs £400,000 more than its nearest rival, Chelsea SW3.

London has the most valuable property in the UK

Revealed: Britain's most valuable cities

The total property value of Britain's biggest cities has been revealed in a new survey from, with London coming in a rather predictable first place.

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Treasures of the world

Bring your wanderlust back to your home.

Wanderlust seems to be a trend in home décor this year with pieces from all over the globe making it into UK sitting rooms. The look requires items to be from many different locations and have an eclectic feel.

Go retro with an iPhone handset

Plug in your iPhone for an old-fashioned chat

We love new technology but sometimes, at home, wouldn't it be nice to ditch the touch-screen for a phone with a traditional handset? Now, you can plug in your Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and enjoy a good old gossip Lady Gaga style.