Day: September 26, 2022


House sellers ‘putting up prices despite rate rises and cost

House sellers have continued to raise their asking prices despite borrowers facing higher interest rates and the cost of living squeeze, data from property portal Rightmove shows.

The average price of a home coming to market increased by £2,587, or 0.7% month-on-month in September to £367,760, according to the company.

Price growth was concentrated in the middle and higher end of the market as homeowners looked to move up the property ladder. Prices in the so-called “second stepper” category – three-bedroom homes and non-detached four-bedroom properties – hit a new record average asking price of £340,513.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s housing

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English Translation: A Compact Victorian Gets an Eclectic

When it comes to architectural and interior styles, we’re pretty omnivorous: we can admire a dressed-to-the-nines formal home (like this one) and, in the same breadth, applaud a rustic DIY cabin with no running water (like this one). Sometimes, though, we happen upon projects that make us want to pack up and move right in. Paul West’s duplex, in a compact London Victorian, falls into this category.

It helps that the space itself is blessed with good bones. “There was so much to love,” says Paul about why he chose to buy it five years ago. “At first glance, lots

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Seasonal Sundays (Week 36) Lazy Late-Summer Breakfasts

Ahhhh, summer, how we do love thee … so much, we’re not letting you go, not quite yet. This collection of Seven Recipes for Lazy Late-Summer Breakfasts is for all of us who love to take it slow some mornings, sipping iced coffee, reveling in the abundance of fresh vegetables … plus for all fans of Eggs for Supper, wait until you see what’s here. Let me inspire your next late-summer meals, won’t you?

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays …

Blink this week and whoosh, the calendar will flip to September, what some call “fall” invoking apple-picking and pumpkin patches.


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