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Meghann Murdock

Deputy editor, Homes & Property

Property News

Stamp duty cut: Kwasi Kwarteng cuts the property tax

The new, permanent cuts to stamp duty are effective from today

Sep 23, 2022
Property News

Stamp duty cut ‘could spectacularly backfire’ first-time buyers warned

Today’s stamp duty changes will be welcomed by London first-time buyers, however buying incentives risk increasing demand and may see a surge in prices

Sep 23, 2022
Property News

Inner London homes for less than the average cost of a flat in Zone 2

Ten London homes in Zone 2 — all priced below the travel zone average.

Sep 23, 2022
Buying & Mortgages

Interest rate rise: London first-timer mortgages to hit £2,488 a month

The Bank of England’s base rate increase of 0.5 per cent is the seventh consecutive rise unveiled by the Monetary Policy Commitee (MPC)

Sep 22, 2022
Celebrity homes

Kim Kardashian buys Cindy Crawford’s Malibu home after £25m price cut

Kim Kardashian has bought a vast estate near Kanye West's Tadao Ando-designed 'concrete bunker'

Sep 21, 2022
Celebrity homes

From King Charles to Prince William: Where will the royal family live?

The palaces and properties owned by The Queen and by the Crown are some of the most historically significant in the world. Here’s who will be living where

Sep 20, 2022
Celebrity homes

Jennifer Aniston could be Harry and Meghan’s new Montecito neighbour

Jennifer Aniston is thought to have just bought Oprah Winfrey’s farmhouse-style home in Montecito

Sep 14, 2022
Celebrity homes

Boris and Carrie ‘buy family home’ in this leafy south London village

The Johnsons have sold their Camberwell flat and reportedly bought a five-bedroom house on the border of Herne Hill and Dulwich Village.

Sep 6, 2022
Property News

‘Was swapping a city flat for a draughty cottage the smartest move?’

Home buyers are now unlikely to consider any new-build that doesn’t have the highest energy efficiency rating as the cost of living crisis really takes hold.

Sep 1, 2022
Interiors

Three London hotels to book for the design inspiration alone

In a city packed with world-class design at every turn, the most stylish London hotels never fail to deliver on the interiors front. Here are three we’re raving about this week.

Aug 26, 2022
Property News

Elizabeth Line map: Crossrail route and when the final sections open

Three sections of the Elizabeth line opened on May 24. Billions over budget and nearly four years behind schedule, here’s everything we know about London’s new transport link.

Aug 24, 2022
Buying & Mortgages

New UK lender announces plans to launch 30-year fixed-rate mortgage

There are pros and cons to signing up to a long-term fixed-rate mortgage.

Aug 17, 2022
Celebrity homes

Inside Boris and Carrie’s Camberwell townhouse now for sale for £1.6m

The Johnsons have put their Camberwell townhouse up for sale — for £400,000 more than they paid for it.

Aug 15, 2022
Celebrity homes

Wiltshire house that starred in BBC’s Pride and Prejudice is for sale

The Grade II-listed estate has been owned by members of the same family for 75 years.

Aug 11, 2022
Renting

‘Crossrail effect’ hits rents as tenants seek Elizabeth line links

The Elizabeth line opening has seen rents soar in newly well-connected Crossrail locations.

Aug 10, 2022
Buying & Mortgages

Bank of England scraps mortgage ‘stress test’ from today

The change could help some borrowers get loans but strict loan-to-income limits remain in place

Aug 1, 2022
Luxury

Design hotspot: The Laslett hotel is London’s chicest ‘home from home’

Whether it’s for a speedy morning meeting or a Carnival brunch blow-out, The Laslett Hotel’s new terrace is a hidden gem. And the rooms are worth checking out, too.

Jul 27, 2022
Celebrity homes

Inside Petra Ecclestone’s £170 million home in Chelsea

F1 heiress Petra Ecclestone and her new husband Sam Palmer created a walk-through video of their £170m Chelsea home when it first went up for sale last year.

Jul 26, 2022
Interiors

The six London homes in the running to be named House of the Year 2022

Of the 20 homes longlisted for House of the Year 2022, six are dotted across the capital. We take a tour.

Jul 13, 2022
Luxury

Inside Mayfair’s ‘House of Gucci’ listed for sale as £55m private home

Tom Ford was at the Gucci helm during the fashion brand’s years in Grafton Street, with fashion royalty among guests to his first-floor creative space

Jul 11, 2022