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Conveniently located between Edinburgh and Glasgow, West Lothian has a rich heritage and has long been popular with commuters and families alike. There are a number of new developments popping up around the county, so buyers looking to find a new home in West Lothian won't have any trouble finding something that suits both their taste and budget.
Spring has arrived early at Bellway Homes' flourishing Eastfields development on the east side of Glasgow. Two new ‘Eden' and ‘Rosebery' show homes have just been launched, which, along with a great choice of incentives, are sure to chase away the last of the winter blues for new homebuyers!
Situated off Myreside Street in South Carntyne, Eastfields offers a mix of properties from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses and a range of prices from £76,995 to £170,995.
House-hunters in the west of Scotland will be hard pushed not to find something they like in Renfrewshire. Residents enjoy easy access to Glasgow through convenient road links and frequent public transport services. However, the area also boasts a host of facilities of its own including Glasgow Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre and the large Xscape leisure complex. Buyers looking to find a new home in Renfrewshire will find a varied selection of developments to choose from.
While some fortunate people have holiday homes in ski resorts around Europe, the expense is too much for the majority of people. However, north of the border there are a range of top-class ski resorts with affordable, new-build housing nearby. Here we look at what's available around five of the most popular Scottish resorts.
Nevis Range, Near Fort William
Housebuilder Bellway Homes will develop the first phase of 181 new homes at Channels Golf Club, to the north of Chelmsford, after planning consent was awarded for the scheme, which will eventually feature up to 750 properties, towards the end of last year.
Aside from develop new residential properties, as part of stage one of the Radial Distributor Road scheme to serve North East Chelmsford, Bellway will also build the primary infrastructure for the whole site of 750 houses.
There was a significant rise in the number of people snapping up new homes from Bellway over the spring with average weekly property sales increasing by 19%, according to the housebuilder.
The company said that new homes reservations, net of cancellations, averaged 122 per week between the start of February and the end of May, up 9% on the previous year. Private weekly sales increased by 19%.
For those looking at new homes in West Sussex as a first property, there are many choices currently available. West Sussex enjoys excellent transport links, with the M23 linking directly to Gatwick Airport and good rail and road links to London and beyond. Popular with commuters and with those wanting to enjoy the quiet and countryside, the bustling market towns and picturesque villages of West Sussex offer a lifestyle to suit everyone.
This has been a good week for housebuilder Bellway Homes after the company announced that its completed new homes sales increased by 5% in the six months to 31 January 2012 with operating margins expected to reach double digits.
During the six-month period the residential property developer said it completed the sale of 2,455 new homes compared to 2,332 new houses and apartments in the previous six months, driven by private sales, which have risen by 15%.
Nottinghamshire has excellent transport links, is home to university town, a bustling business centre and shopping hub in Nottingham, and a good location to find a property for commuters and locals alike. The county has an excellent stock of affordable new-build properties for sale in a wide range of attractive locations.
New homes builder Bellway Homes has been awarded planning consent to construct 186 new homes in Carshalton on the site of the old Orchard Hill Hospital.