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Julian Knight: A boom in house prices? What boom in house prices?

That is the question which many people outside London who can't sell their homes will be asking

There are two major centres in the Tarn - historic Castres in the south and Albi in the north, with its imposing 13th century red brick cathedral and Toulouse-Lautrec museum

British buyers target Tarn in homes hunt

As prices rise in well-trodden parts of France, buyers search for a bargain. By Julian Knight

Look before you leap if you fancy an off-plan deal

Buying early can save money, but watch out for falling prices and other problems. By Chiara Cavaglieri

More than 7,000 buyers have signed up since the scheme was launched in mid-April

New loan scheme aims to bring empty homes back into use

A new scheme hopes to help solve the country’s housing shortage by handing cheap loans to owners of Britain’s 710,000 empty properties.

Property prices rise at fastest rate since 2007

Low rates and improving economic outlook mean demand continues to outpace supply

Signs of the times: renewed activity in the housing market is held as a cause of celebration, but rising prices just mean your next home will cost more

Kate Hughes: House price rise doesn't have any bearing on real life

Your home might be worth more on the market, but you still need somewhere to live

In for a penny: More people are being caught in the inheritance tax net but one solution is to give money away

Rising house prices means more will face inheritance tax

Making use of your allowances now can reduce your IHT liabilities to the minimum. By Chiara Cavaglieri

The number of mortgages approved by banks to home buyers soared to a 17-month high in June

Loans to first-time house buyers at highest level since 2007

The number of buyers climbing onto the property ladder for the first time is at its highest level since the financial crash in 2007, figures revealed today.

Traditional estate agents are a less risky way of getting a quick sale

'Quick-sale' schemes finally come under the spotlight

Beware of companies which promise to find a speedy buyer for your home, warns Chiara Cavaglieri

Is buying property in Gibraltar a rock-solid investment?

The neighbours can be sticky but that hasn't stopped a flurry of property investment, writes Graham Norwood
Mogs have taken over from dogs as the world’s No 1 pet

It’s 10pm - do you know where your moggy is? Wildlife campaigner calls for cat curfew

The claws are out for cats who are free to roam at night. The wildlife campaigner Rosie Catford (no, really) of the Wildlives Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Essex has come out in favour of a cat curfew, of the kind already seen in some parts of the US and Australia, in a bid to save some of the “200 million birds and small animals killed by domestic cats every year in Britain”.

More homes on the market – but prices rise again

The booming property market paused for breath in July as more sellers dipped their toe in the water, new figures showed today.

The first stage of Help to Buy was launched in April

Revealed: Fresh details on Government's Help-to-Buy housing scheme

Chancellor met housebuilders and mortgage lenders to flesh out plans to underwrite £130bn of mortgage lending

Maybe investors should consider commercial rather than residential property?

Shares or property – what's best?

It's your choice because both bricks and mortar and stocks are on the up, says Julian Knight

Cheap prices put Spanish property back on the map

There are bargains to be had on homes in the sun, but be careful, warn Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight

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