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make £10k building houses in Microsoft Minecraft ,for an estate agent, just make sure they're not PurpleBricks !

If you spend too much time on Minecraft then the hours could be about to pay off.

If you don't, then now could be a good time to start as a luxury property websiteis hiring a "virtual estate builder" to recreate ten properties on the game.

The job pays £10,000 a year and is open to anybody over the age of 16.

To apply, all you need to do is recreate some of the company's listings - including Aldourie Castle.

Image captionApplicants will have to recreate Aldourie Castle

Once you've finished building, you'll need to send the agency - called Elysian Estates - a photo of your creation, alongside a CV before the deadline on 18 April.

Minecraft: How To Build A Mini Castle
The "property specialists" who will be judging the entries are looking specifically for "intricate detail, imagination and creativity", so make sure you don't mix up your nether bricks and coloured wool.

Managing director Rebecca Cole said: "There seems to be a real trend for …

Putin's friends and " the property manager "

A little-known Russian businessman from St Petersburg has provided properties to multiple women who share one common theme: [President Vladimir Putin below].

One of the women is Putin's younger daughter; two are close relatives of a woman Russian media have reported to be Putin's girlfriend – though the president has strongly denied any relationship.  And a fourth is a student who posed for a calendar celebrating the president's birthday. All of the properties are in upmarket gated complexes in and around Moscow.

Putins girlfriend Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) smiles next to Russian gymnast Alina Kabaeva during a meeting with the Russian Olympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia 

Public records show Grigory Baevsky, a 47-year-old business associate of an old friend of Putin, sold or transferred the properties to three of the women. In the other case, Putin's younger child, Katerina Tikhonova, used the address of a flat owned by Baevsky as her own when registeri…

The high-street estate agent of the future : poncey PURP

It’s official, the new kids on the property block are beating the old guard of high street estate agents at their own game – or so the media hype would have us believe. is how the guardian advertorial starts off,

Yes online estate agents "maybe" ,making inroads into real estate , though Solihull-based high profile online estate agents purplebricks, New Broom Ltd, were recently hauled in front of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Two ads by the online estate agency PurpleBricks [PURP]have been banned, complaints were made to the regulator by members of the public regarding a television advert and an online campaign by PurpleBricks.

The regulator ruled that, as customers would be charged a mandatory fee within ten months of their agreement with PurpleBricks, the company's claim of "no upfront fees" was misleading. 

For a company who continually harks on about their public business transparency,it will be a bitter pill, for CEO Micheal Bruce to swallow.