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The new vision for Canary Wharf's 98-acre financial zone includes a large-scale extension of the district that will bring thousands of new homes to coincide with the arrival of Crossrail.

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Four bed detached house for sale, Christchurch Street, London SW3, the former home of Lord Olivier and Vivien Leigh. On with Druce at £7,500,000.

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New research reveals affordable London neighbourhoods earmarked for price growth, up-and-coming areas where prices are moving fast and the gold-plated suburbs that are always in demand.

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Fancy working at home from a peaceful deckside office or hosting a summer drinks party on your floating riverside roof terrace? Get on board and take a tour of the capital's houseboats, narrowboats and designer barges.

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Two bedroom flat for sale, Vie Development, Salford, Manchester M3. On with Jordan Fishwick at £137,500.

Latest figures put the average value of a home in Britain at £260,488, up £16,265 compared to January.

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Three bedroom semi-detached house for sale, Mill Green Lodge, Mill Green, Hatfield AL9. On with Country Properties at a guide price of £324,950.

A new group of renters - described as the 'Midlife Stopgap' -  are taking up affordable properties and forcing young adults to rent in suburbs previously dominated almost exclusively by families.

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You may not be able to buy in prime central London for under £250,000 anymore, but cast your net a little wider and there are still affordable homes to be had in the capital.

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Cambridge has been revealed as having the hottest property market in the UK

A home in Cambridge goes in just 27 days on average – compared to 41 for the capital

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This charming London "village" has been tipped for a bright and buzzing future as annual house prices rise 20 per cent and independent boutiques and trendy cafés move in.

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End of the rainbow: the best thing about E17 is no longer ‘that you can leave it quickly’

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Teapot. Owned by Ian Hunter, aged 59 from Melrose, Scotland. Built entirely from reclaimed materials, the ground level is used as a drying shed for timber with a summer house on the upper level accessed by steps through the teapot handle. The lid of the teapot, topped with an old fishing buoy, can be opened and shut by winding a reworked old hand drill creating a special open-air experience.

Teapots, pubs and tardises are among the marvels of microarchitecture battling to be named Shed of the Year 2014

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Shakira have all bought their own remote private hideaways. Now, what could be the last private Mediterranean island, is for sale.

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