Stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

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Million-pound home buyers paid almost £2bn of stamp tax last year

Exmouth Market, a semi-pedestrianised street in Clerkenwell
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London’s Clerkenwell in new buying cycle

The historic central district is attracting investors drawn by the expected boost of Crossrail

All change in London’s West Brompton

The area is at times overlooked but an ambitious residential scheme is giving it more prominence

Carnegie bought Skibo estate in 1898 and turned the castle into one of the finest private homes of the time
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The story of Andrew Carnegie’s Scottish estate

Once the world’s richest man, the 19th-century industrialist gave away the bulk of his fortune – but Skibo Castle was his haven

UK house price inflation

UK house prices jump 11.7%

Average London home tops £500,000 despite low inflation in rest of economy

The rail station at Royal Leamington Spa
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Royal Leamington Spa: a town with the right connections

The Warwickshire town has many rail, road and air links – but buyers may not want to live too close to them

View of the National Sports Centre and Crystal Palace Park, looking towards central London
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Crystal Palace: London’s latest up-and-coming area

Buyers are falling for the neighbourhood’s charms, green space and proximity to leading schools

Business warns on ‘chronic’ lack of homes

Politicians urged to build 240,000 a year and boost childcare aid

A property on Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge to go with Ed Hammond copy about £200m House. Please check with Ed that this is the right house.
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Prime housing market hit by tax changes

Homes worth £2m-plus have become harder to sell

The pond in Barnes

Barnes in London: a resilient suburb

Buyers in the southwest London suburb are attracted to its excellent schools, village ambience and river location

Ambleside: heart of the Lake District

The town is a second-home hotspot despite being in the wettest region of England

London’s Mayfair looks to regain top spot

A £785m development scheme aims to help reclaim the area’s title as star performer in the capital’s prime sector

Art gallery puts Somerset’s Bruton in the picture

Agents are confident the town’s growing arts scene will have a positive impact on the property market

London’s Victoria travels upmarket

A £2.2bn makeover could help the drab central district challenge its high-end neighbours and become more than just a transport hub

London offices hit by conversion trend

Businesses displaced as properties are turned into residences

Lords of London vie for design supremacy

Foster and Rogers have transformed the city’s physical fabric

The Stroud area – an earthy paradise

The housing market in the still ‘real’ part of the Cotswolds appears to offer excellent value

The twilight of private ownership in Scotland?

Landowners must be trembling in their boots – irrespective of vote result, says Merryn Somerset Webb

Tax clampdown on property owners alert

Proposals will deter investment, advisers warn

Marlborough, UK: cottage charm and tech jobs

The Wiltshire town has a distinctive high street, a famous college and lots of IT and manufacturing groups based nearby