Average house in England now costs nearly NINE times the typical salary

Home hunters need to spend almost nine times their annual income to purchase a property, new figures have revealed. The average home sold in England cost the equivalent of 8.7 times the average annual disposable household income. Meanwhile, in Wales and Scotland, the multiple was lower at six and 5.5 respectively, according to the latest … Read more

How to give your home an affordable makeover

Home makeovers have a downside. They are lengthy, expensive and not always guaranteed to be successful.  But it is certainly possible to make a substantial difference to your home without a big outlay, as our guide explains…  DECLUTTER DECISIONS  The late Sir Terence Conran, the guru who revolutionised domestic design, was a fount of wisdom … Read more

How to dress up your front door with jazzy knockers and ornate letterboxes

Door furniture has never been quite so important. From handles and knockers to door knobs, escutcheons (keyhole covers), door bells, and letterboxes, all are now key style statements. They are also an inexpensive way to carry out an exterior makeover — and this striking purple door with highly polished fittings and stained glass is a … Read more

Wimbledon homes for sale – including Simon Cowell’s second London home

After a three-year absence, Wimbledon is back – and so is our look at properties for sale that are within a short stroll of Centre Court. We have picked four multi-million pound detached homes fit for international tennis stars, celebrity guests and business moguls. Several of the properties are in the affluent Wimbledon Village, which … Read more