Property

Buying housebuilders’ shares beats buying houses

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Safe as ’ouses, as they say. The housing slump of 2008 seems a long time ago now. Prices across the…

The one where I manage to lose £100,000

6 May 2017 9:00 am

A gentleman on Twitter ‘writes’ to say I’m boring him with my house move. ‘Snooze-fest’, says this chap, and he…

The moral case against building an extension

11 March 2017 9:00 am

If it takes any longer to find a buyer for my London flat I am going to start coming to…

Buy high: Alpine property is still a sound investment above the snow line

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson says Alpine property is a sound investment if you pick the right resort and stay above the snow line

The risks and rewards of investing in apartment-block freeholds

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Is being a buy-to-let investor just a bit too respectable for you? There’s an alternative: become a landlord’s landlord and…

‘Unexpectedly re-available’ is a phrase that speaks to me

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Unexpectedly re-available is a very good phrase. I have often seen it applied to house advertisements and thought how fabulously…

Thank God for expensive lawyers!

25 February 2017 9:00 am

When you buy a house in Britain, there is an extensive and well-established series of checks you must perform to…

My kitchen kink is causing merry hell

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Fine, so I got it completely wrong. It turns out the sale of my flat was not held up by…

How many goals must an England footballer score to be knighted?

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Match of the knights Emails emerged suggesting David Beckham would rather appreciate a knighthood. How many goals do you have…

Our high streets are reviving — don’t let bank closures mess them up

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Almost a decade after the financial crisis loomed, our high streets and town centres are full of life again: who…

The buyer of my flat has an unhealthy obsession with my wiggle

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The problem holding up my house move turns out to be a wiggle. Have you ever had a wiggle? It…

Dear Mary: how can my son entertain friends now that he is a lodger?

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Q. My son decided to go straight into work and has got a job. The problem is that it is…

Love becomes hate in the twisted world of PC

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Gstaad  New Year’s Eve was a Rhapsody in Blue, with a clarinet glissando that promised joys to come, and the…

How common are ‘tenement Scots’?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Tenement Scots John Cleese referred to the editor of this magazine as a ‘tenement Scot’. Do more Scots live in…

The best answer to the Brexit vote: more jobs and more houses

8 October 2016 9:00 am

‘I rang and said can I have a council house, I’ve nowhere to go, an’ the bloke said no you…

Onwards and upwards: an end to Brexit uncertainty has boosted market conditions for housebuilders

We’re in a post-Brexit building boom

1 October 2016 8:00 am

The prospects for housebuilders are much brighter – but their shares still look cheap

Warehouses the size of football pitches are the new property growth area

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Some time ago my eye was caught by the story of a boy who had taken his father’s credit card…

Gentrification: the fight for Notting Hill

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The west London village is struggling to retain its hotness, finds Katy Balls

I’m selling our Aga. Here’s why

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The case against Britain’s most overrated kitchen appliance

My estate agent is using sex to sell my flat

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What is happening to estate agents? Or let me put it another way. If the professional classes thought they were…

The SNP’s land reform fantasy world

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Fantasy-driven land reform is the SNP’s way of pretending it’s still a radical party

The Arm deal is definitely good for Softbank. For Britain? Not so much

23 July 2016 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Arm Holdings, the UK’s only global-scale internet technology company, looked worth a quick £24 billion bet…

That Brexit apocalypse? It just isn’t happening

23 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s very little sign of the predicted post-Brexit economic crisis

Even businessmen agree with Theresa May’s anti-corporate rhetoric

16 July 2016 9:00 am

I spent Sunday at the Sage Gateshead watching an epic performance of Götterdämmerung (I declare an interest, as a trustee…

West Heslerton and other villages with one careful owner

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Squire power The village of West Heslerton in Yorkshire was put up for sale at £20 million after its owner,…