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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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Kitchen

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.

But

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Autumn in Denmark, and the woodsman’s on his way | Gardening

We leave Denmark with the leaves falling. The rowan is reddening, berries and branches. The cherry trees turning like in a watercolour painting. Autumn’s gathering on the ground.

Bo, the woodsman, is coming. There are dividing trees to be trimmed. Many haven’t been touched in years. We are negotiating with our neighbour.

They want the wood taken away. We want branches thicker than a forearm kept for next year’s winter fires. We will pay the premium.

Bo is also here, though, to look at

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Current Obsessions: Shopkeeper Season – Remodelista

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Kitchen

The Luna Quiltalong – Quilt Kits

Welcome to Week 1 of the Luna Quiltalong. This week we will be talking about fabric selection.

This quiltalong is for everyone, but it will include extra information for beginning quilters. Feel free to skip over posts that aren’t helpful to you if you have a few more quilting years under your belt. The whole quilting world can seem pretty overwhelming at first and I want to be as thorough as I can.

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This week we will be talking about the different cuts of fabric you can use to make the quilt, how to pick fabric that will be successful,

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‘Get growing’: two city farmers explain how to cultivate

‘People just need to try it,” says Camila Romain, one half of urban flower farming duo Wolves Lane Flower Company. “We get emails from people saying, ‘I want to do the learning, and then I want to start’; we’re always trying to get them to just get growing.”

Romain and her business partner Marianne Mogendorff are passionate about British-grown cut flowers. Taking its name from the north London street where they set up shop in 2017, the business has evolved from a flower farm offering local, organically cultivated and subscription-delivered bouquets of seasonal flowers – from dahlias and cornflowers

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Beautiful and Useful: A Creative Couple’s ‘Beautility’ Room

Having recently taken a tour of Seb and Brogan Cox’s handsome, handmade kitchen in the coastal town of Margate, we were naturally keen to see how they’ve transformed the adjoining utility room, which Brogan has cannily rebranded the “beautility room.”

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Above: The light-filled room is sparsely furnished with a bench from Seb’s Underwood collection, made from hand-coppiced Kentish hazel and ash.

“Looking back at the images, I’m reminded of how much structural work we actually did in that small space,” says Brogan. Seb opened up what was a “sad, pokey little window”, creating a floor-to-ceiling aperture that overlooks the garden.

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