Homes and how to live in them.

How to find rental accommodation permitting pets

How to find rental accommodation permitting pets

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2014 | No Comments

If pets mean prizes, then accolades should go to rentals agents who have to cope with them, argues Cheryl Markosky

La vie est belle with a second home in France

La vie est belle with a second home in France

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2014 | No Comments

Ooh la la, it’s the French revolution! More Britons are hunting for a second-home in France, reports Cheryl Markosky

An audience with estate agent James Wyatt of Barton Wyatt in Surrey

An audience with estate agent James Wyatt of Barton Wyatt in Surrey

Posted by: on Mar 31, 2014 | No Comments

James Wyatt, of estate agents Barton Wyatt, speaks to Cheryl Markosky about the perfect day in his patch covering Virginia WaterWentworth and Sunningdale

BUDGET 2014: 200,000 new homes for UK families

BUDGET 2014: 200,000 new homes for UK families

Posted by: on Mar 19, 2014 | No Comments

A new garden city and Right to Build scheme, but anyone buying a home over half a million through a company pays 15% Stamp Duty, notes Cheryl Markosky

Not so Horrible Histories: buy a home next to Hadrian’s Wall

Not so Horrible Histories: buy a home next to Hadrian’s Wall

Posted by: on Mar 6, 2014 | No Comments

Pretend you’re a rotten Roman and live next to Britain’s most famous defence fortification.

Twin eco-friendly homes in south-east London designed by architectural family

Twin eco-friendly homes in south-east London designed by architectural family

Posted by: on Mar 6, 2014 | No Comments

How many architects does it take to change a lightbulb? Six. An inventive half-dozen in the same clan talk to Cheryl Markosky about creating twin eco-friendly homes in south-east London.

Second homes aren’t second best

Second homes aren’t second best

Posted by: on Mar 1, 2014 | No Comments

With house prices in the south-west predicted to jump by 7% (according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), and country-house values to climb 3.5% this year (Knight Frank), now’s the time to buy a second-home.

Moving on up

Moving on up

Posted by: on Mar 1, 2014 | No Comments

Our property expert, Cheryl Markosky, brings you all the latest local news from the Hampshire and Dorset market 

Love is in the lair with romantic Valentine homes

Love is in the lair with romantic Valentine homes

Posted by: on Feb 15, 2014 | No Comments

Forget chocolates and flowers. Enduring desire is best celebrated by buying your sweetheart an alluring overseas home, reckons Cheryl Markosky.

The best online mortgage calculators make the grade

The best online mortgage calculators make the grade

Posted by: on Feb 15, 2014 | No Comments

Which mortgage calculators add up? Cheryl Markosky works out those that make the grade.