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Barratt Homes has seen a surge in new homes sales amidst what the company describe as "the most positive [market conditions] we have seen for five years".
The housebuilder said that government efforts, such as the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme, designed to stimulate demand for new homes appear to be working, supported in part by improving mortgage lending conditions.
Housebuilder Barratt East Scotland has started building work on a multi-million pound residential property scheme which will feature boost the supply of affordable homes in Edinburgh.
The dynamic city of Bristol is a popular place to work and study - and it also offers some excellent retirement options for older buyers. With superb shopping opportunities, lively night life, lovely countryside on its doorstep, and many major cities within easy striking distance - including Cardiff, London and Birmingham - it's easy to see why Bristol has such wide appeal.
Incorporating some of Yorkshire's key towns and cities, including Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, South Yorkshire gives buyers a good choice of both urban and rural developments - many of which are currently offering great incentives and purchase assistance schemes.
Visitors to Gardening Scotland 2013 who buy a new home from Barratt East Scotland before the end of June 2013 can pick up a voucher for a fantastic £2,000 landscaping package at the show.
The leading homebuilder will be giving away vouchers to lucky new homebuyers who visit their marquee in the the Barratt Homes Show Garden Avenue at this year's event. Or for those who book their show tickets in advance, the valuable vouchers will be included with the special Goody Bag visitors can pick up at the showground.
With gently rolling countryside, a laid-back pace of life, and plenty of interesting things to see and do, Wiltshire's position along the M4 corridor also means the county has a thriving economy and a good choice of new housing developments - with options for all ages and lifestyles.
Gloucestershire's rolling countryside, pretty Cotswold villages, fantastic transport links and first class culture and shopping make it a sought-after place to live. Developers in the region currently have a diverse range of new homes available in both historic and new village settings - suiting buyers seeking traditional or contemporary living.
Last week we highlighted some great new-build homes in Dunfermline but there are also some fabulous developments worth checking out in the wider Fife area. House- hunters looking to find a new home in the east of Scotland will find they can get much more for their money here than they would in Edinburgh, but still be within a half-hour commute to the city centre.
As an official sponsor of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, over the next few months we will be travelling with manager Dean Saunders and his players to check out the properties on offer in the cities of their opponents. This month we will be travelling to the home of The Seagulls, Brighton and Charlton, home of The Addicks.
While in comparison to its Asian and American counterparts London is still a relatively low rise city, there is a surge of high rise development going on around the capital. The launch of the Shard earlier this year is only the beginning as London is to see its "decade of towers" according to Stephen Miles-Brown, director of property consultant Knight Frank.
As prices for land in the city continue to rise at a frightening speed and the availability of space decreases, it seems the only way is up in London and there is a discrete competition going on for the best views.