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Estate agents Connells has seen a further rise in new homes sales during the first half of this year, following a 28% increase in new homes in 2011, supporting claims that demand for new homes is rising.
Despite the recession, many housebuilders across the country have reported an increase in the new homes sales over the past year, thanks in part to a range of incentives, including government-backed FirstBuy.
Connells Group is currently selling a wide selection of new homes on behalf of some of the UK's leading housebuilders, as well as numerous regional and local residential developers.
"We are delighted with our continued strength in the land and new homes arena," says Stephen Shipperley, executive chairman, Connells Group. "Over recent years we have continued to invest in our Land & New Homes operation at a time of considerable market uncertainty. I am therefore particularly pleased that these investments continue to show good returns both financially and in the quality of service we offer."
"We expect further growth in 2012 for our Land and New Homes division on the back of higher numbers of buyers," Shipperley continued.
"Connells Group will continue to invest further in our Land & New Homes proposition to increase the volume of land transactions, new home sales and the provision of services to support these."