It's the question on most house hunters' lips: what does Brexit mean for the property market? Industry experts are generally in agreement that political uncertainty in Britain is at the heart of the weakened property market, alongside stamp duty and a lack of affordability. With Brexit negotiations continuing, and the official departure date from the European Union in sight, what does 2019 have in store for the housing market? While no one really knows, of course, some of the country's biggest estate agents have tried to predict where the UK's property market is headed, and whether now is the time to buy. Should I buy property now or wait until after Brexit? In many parts of Britain, particularly... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Property predictions for 2019: should I buy now or wait until after Brexit? Will house prices fall?
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New York Times best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand eats, sleeps, and breathes Nantucket. She first visited the island in 1993 and moved there full time to write in 1998. All of her novels take place on the island, starting with “The Beach Club’’ (2000), a romance she started in graduate school at The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. On June 19, her 21st book, “The Perfect Couple,’’ goes on sale, a murder mystery about a maid of honor found floating face-down in Nantucket Harbor the morning of a fancy wedding. So, what first drew Hilderbrand to this elbow of sand 23 miles off Cape Cod? “I grew up spending summers in Brewster at my family’s house,’’ says the mother of three. “I had been to the Vineyard and thought, you know what, I’m going to Nantucket, and when the ferry pulled into Nantucket Harbor, I said, ‘Oh, my goodness, this place is so gorgeous, I never am leaving.’ ’’ What … [Read more...] about Elin Hilderbrand on living in Nantucket: ‘What I write about in my novels is also what’s in my life.’
Pam Dorr, program director of non-profit Soup, poses for a photograph inside one of the organization's prefabricated model homes installed in a backyard in Menlo Park on April 11, 2018. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) An exterior view of one of Soup's prefabricated homes made by Canadian manufacturer Honomobo. This 704 square-foot model unit features a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds An interior view of one of Soup's prefabricated homes made by Canadian manufacturer Honomobo. This 704 square-foot model unit features a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) One of two bedrooms of one of Soup's prefabricated homes made by Canadian manufacturer Honomobo. This 704 square-foot model unit features a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) … [Read more...] about One woman’s plan to solve the Bay Area’s housing problem: 10,000 tiny, backyard homes
PUBLISHED: 15:22 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:37 30 April 2018 Jo Malone If you’re wondering what a remortgage means and whether to do it now to beat the expected summer rate rises - join the crowd. We ask an expert to guide us through the lingo. A successful remortgage can be more straightforward to organise than many people may imagine. Picture Getty Images Switching mortgage providers is just like switching a service provider such as your broadband or electricity, says Ian Goody, independent adviser for Norwich-based Premier Financial Group. With an explanation that simple, we ask more remortgage questions. What is a remortgage? Remortgaging can be a useful way of raising money for home improvements. Picture Getty Images A remortgage allows you to switch lenders in search of a better mortgage deal. Do I only remortgage when I move house? No, when you move house that loan is a mortgage. A remortgage is when you stay in the same house but switch lenders. Raising money … [Read more...] about Should I remortgage now and how easy is it?
My favorite Waffle House is in Columbia, Mo., on South Providence Road.It's the closest one to the Stoney Creek Hotel, a popular place for out-of-towners to stay while attending a University of Missouri Tigers football game, so it's probably well known to late-night revelers returning from a post-victory party.What some of those visitors might miss while stumbling to this particular Waffle House is that it sits right next to Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site. The cemetery was started by its namesake, George Jewell, though the most famous person buried there is probably his son, William, the founder of William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. Jewell, who lived from 1789 to 1852, was former mayor of Columbia and one of the city's largest landowners.His family also owned slaves.Tucked away in the back corner of the Jewell Cemetery, beyond the large gravestones for various Jewells, and one for former Gov. Charles Hardin, are about 20 unmarked limestone blocks marking the burial places of … [Read more...] about Messenger: From Waffle House to Starbucks, coffee becomes metaphor for black and white