Entire shopping centre sells for just £300,000 in market town that has lost Debenhams, Topshop, River Island and H&M – less than the average price of a British house

Cambrian Way in Carmarthen, West Wales, was only built 30 years ago  By Matt Strudwick Updated: 14:34 GMT, 13 December 2023 An entire shopping centre has been sold for just £300,000 – less than the average price of a British house.   The once-prosperous Cambrian Way in the centre of Carmarthen, West Wales, was built just … Read more

Red-hot rental market set to cool next year as tenants simply won’t be able to afford asking prices, says Zoopla

The red-hot rental market is set to cool next year as rents have simply risen too fast in some areas, experts predict. In its latest rental report, Zoopla claimed tenants face no longer being able to afford the high rents in some areas, something that has already led to growth for new lets dropping to … Read more

Homes numbered 1 are worth the most and unlucky 13 the least, analysis shows: Where does yours rank?

Homes numbered 13 have the lowest average value out of every door number from one to a 100, new findings claim. Deemed unlucky by some, properties with the number 13 on their door have average values of £354,793, which is around £5,000 less than the average of 10million homes analysed numbered one to 100. By … Read more

Entire shopping centre in Wales that used to have a Starbucks and Wilko sells for £615,000 – less than the price of an average home in London

Entire shopping centre in Wales that used to have a Starbucks and Wilko sells for £615,000 – less than the price of an average home in London Site was put on the market after ex-leasehold owners were put into liquidation  By Elena Salvoni Updated: 18:28 BST, 2 October 2023 An entire shopping centre in Wales … Read more

How to create a child-friendly garden for your little ones to learn and fall in love with nature

Any parent will tell you that children are 30-40 per cent mud, soil, clinging snails and unidentifiable vegetable matter.  Nothing attracts a child like the chance to get covered in mess in the garden. So why not channel this desire by creating a child-friendly garden to get them outside exploring and learning about nature? Vegetable … Read more

Period homeowners can expect to pay 168% more for their home insurance

Homeowners living in a period property can expect to pay 168 per cent more for their home insurance, new figures reveal. The so-called ‘heritage premium’ for home insurance affects those living in homes built between 1485 and 2000, the exclusive data from Compare the Market shows.  On average, the home insurance premium for a period … Read more

Ten times more tenants are registering with agents than homes to rent

More than 100 tenants a month are registering at every lettings agency branch – ten times the number of homes available to rent There were 106 prospective tenants registering at each agency branch in March  An average of 10 tenants registered for every available rental property  A total of 58% of lettings agents reported rents … Read more

Former railway worker builds train station in garden to go alongside full-size Pullman carriage

All aboard! Ex-railway worker builds a train station in his garden to go alongside a full-size Pullman carriage and locomotive… and even adds level crossing gates to the entrance of his home Paul Chant runs Piltown Farm, near Glastonbury, and bought old locomative He decided to lay tracks and add platform and station building to … Read more