Property The restoration game: Crossways in leafy Hanwell, west London, has failed to sell at auction and may continue to lie derelict

Plus Six Nations property breakdown, empty homes, homelessness, and rents in UK cities

North and west face a house price double dip

The increases in the housing market in London and the south east have not travelled far. Julian Knight reports

Going with the grain: Wood can breathe fresh life into any interior

From the warmth of American walnut to the cool good looks of Scandinavian beech

The stylish homes for savvy seniors

As the baby boomers downsize, a new breed of retirement village is targeting older buyers. Sophie Morris reports

Landlord seeks 10 new pubs

David Bruce, the pub entrepreneur, is set to raise up to £10m for the next stage of his latest venture.

Bovey’s buy-to-let business is put on the market

Imagine Homes, the buy-to-let business run by the husband of television presenter Anthea Turner, is set to go up for sale within two weeks.

Walsh turns back on stalled Lexus

Jockey heads to Newbury to ride Big Buck's, giving understudy chance to cash in

Walsh deserts Friend for Cooldine's comeback

If not even Denman seems likely to seduce Ruby Walsh from Kauto Star, then what kind of case must Cooldine make to their jockey in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown today?

For sale: Listed London building that doubled as Fort Knox in 'Goldfinger'

A grade I-listed London building that doubled as part of Fort Knox in the 1964 Bond flick Goldfinger will go up for sale within 10 days.

Canary Wharf faces City revival

While the Japanese financial services giant Nomura considers a move to the City, and JP Morgan intends a shift the other way to Canary Wharf, property analysts try to discern a trend. James Thompson weighs the evidence

Sam Dunn: 'Why have we been gazumped now?'

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Lenders forced to pay homeowners to quit their mortgages

A growing number of British homeowners are benefiting from the troubles of struggling mortgage lenders by receiving giant payoffs to refinance with other providers.

Floor space: Will British rooms get bigger?

The rooms in our homes are the smallest in Europe – but that could be about to change. Graham Norwood investigates

How to be a lord of all you survey

Others may get the glory, but surveyors actually make amazing buildings happen

Buy beside the seaside

Despite a rocky market, coastal properties are more popular than ever. Graham Norwood reports on a waterfront project that's making waves

As crash looms, value of homes for super-rich keeps on rising

The latest house price figures offered further evidence that the property market is heading for a crash – but not everyone is suffering to the same extent.

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