Nationwide to offer low-deposit mortgages after stamp duty move

Nationwide to offer low-deposit mortgages after stamp duty move Society reverses June decision following announcement of tax holiday on certain homes Nationwide building society has returned to the high loan-to-value mortgage market, cutting the deposits it requests from first-time buyers following last week’s announcement of a stamp duty holiday. But in a Read more about Nationwide to offer low-deposit mortgages after stamp duty move[…]

Can I buy a house in my name but put my partner on the mortgage?

Can I buy a house in my name but put my partner on the mortgage? I’m worried we won’t be eligible for the stamp duty cut as my fiance owns a flat he can’t sell Stamp duty: what is it and what has the chancellor changed? Q I live with my fiance, Read more about Can I buy a house in my name but put my partner on the mortgage?[…]

Growing plants inside – the easy way

Growing plants inside – the easy way Having green fingers is not as complicated as you might think After months of self-isolating, this weekend I masked-up and joined the queue for my garden centre. As someone who normally visits nurseries or plant shops at least twice a week, it was a huge Read more about Growing plants inside – the easy way[…]

Midsummer daisies to cheer the soul

Midsummer daisies to cheer the soul Summer brings comfort and colour during an anxious trip Back at the beach house. It’s midsummer: high sun, quiet Scandinavian sea; a sort of paradise, but also disquieting like in a film. Perfection masking fear. My mother-in-law lives close by. She is 95, recently self-discharged from Read more about Midsummer daisies to cheer the soul[…]

A guide to buying an equestrian property

A guide to buying an equestrian property With approximately one million horses under ownership in the UK, it’s easy to see why equestrian properties are some of the country’s most sought-after homes. Purchasing an equestrian property can be a great investment and living with your horses just across the yard can be Read more about A guide to buying an equestrian property[…]

French lessons: a family apartment in Paris

French lessons: a family apartment in Paris A grand Parisian apartment is a family home to four active children and a collection of vintage designs When Géraldine Octernaud was 18, she swapped a pair of vintage trainers for a red Eames rocking chair. She had never heard of Charles or Ray Eames Read more about French lessons: a family apartment in Paris[…]

‘When we can, we’d love to throw a party to show it off’: designers on their lockdown DIY

‘When we can, we’d love to throw a party to show it off’: designers on their lockdown DIY What do you do if you are an artist confined mainly to your home? Transform the place, of course I have spent lockdown with my partner, Luke Morgan, and my dog, Elvis, in our Read more about ‘When we can, we’d love to throw a party to show it off’: designers on their lockdown DIY[…]

How to sow Chinese mustard greens for winter salads | Alys Fowler

How to sow Chinese mustard greens for winter salads | Alys Fowler Want spicy greens in November? Then act now It is my lot in life to be always thinking of the next season. As you start to get excited about tomatoes, or are becoming ingenious with courgettes, as basil is bursting Read more about How to sow Chinese mustard greens for winter salads | Alys Fowler[…]