A couple in Exeter, who two years ago were among the first residents to move to Cranbrook, are now preparing to welcome their first child into the growing community.
In the summer of 2012, Kelly Ebdon-Marks and her husband Jason bought a three-bedroom Beardsley house at Bovis Homes' Heron's Reach development, the first phase at Cranbrook - Exeter's new sustainable community.
For buyers with a generous budget, house builders in the South East currently have a good selection of brand new executive homes available in and around the popular town of Reading.
Reading's reputation as a high-tech hub and a popular commuter town for London may not make it sound like the most inspiring place to live, but the town is also a major retail centre with a trendy, revitalised riverside area; pleasant abbey grounds; and great IT job opportunities.
House buyers searching for new homes near Oxford currently have a superb choice of developments in the countryside, towns and villages surrounding the city - all within easy commuting distance of the centre.
The market town Bolton on the West Pennine Moors offers a wide choice of new homes to attract to all sorts of buyers - from urban apartments that might appeal to young professionals, through to substantial detached homes in the suburbs to suit growing families.
Less than 20 miles from central Manchester and 38 miles from Chester, affluent Macclesfield in east Cheshire is a popular commuter town with a population of over 51,000, famous for its once thriving silk industry.
Professional Flat jockey George Baker has enjoyed a quick and easy house move to Chilton Dene in Didcot thanks to a part exchange scheme from Bovis Homes.
'Home Exchange' enabled 30-year-old George and his fiancée Nicola to complete the house buying process far more quickly than they had imagined - and without disruption to George's busy career as a professional jockey.
North Devon, with its stunning coastline and protected landscapes, is home to countless picturesque villages and bustling seaside towns. House buyers in the area can choose between a more rural or village lifestyle, or town centre convenience in larger settlements such as Barnstaple and Bideford.
When it comes to commuting, the area is served by three A roads: the A361 heading north-west from the M5, past South Molton, on to Barnstaple, and then to Ilfracombe; the A399 between Ilfracombe and South Molton; and the A377 between Barnstaple and Exeter.
A Hampshire family is enjoying an idyllic new life in the countryside in their own three-bedroom home - thanks to a little help from Bovis Homes and Help to Buy. Before the arrival of their second child, Loretta Ioannou, her husband Lazo, and their two-year-old daughter Lola have been able to move out of their small one-bedroom flat and into a spacious new home.
Famous for having one of the largest railway stations in the North West, Crewe is a well-connected town situated less than ten miles from the M6 and 15 miles from the city of Stoke-on-Trent. With the Council currently completing a regeneration master plan for the town, some areas are already seeing big changes - including Queen's Park, a popular outdoor leisure space, which is enjoying a £6.5 million revamp.
The sought-after Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds is rich in history with striking architectural heritage, great shopping, an award-winning market, beautiful Cathedral and Abbey gardens, and elegant Georgian squares.
The town is about half an hour's drive from Cambridge (30 miles), and about an hour and a half from London (82 miles). Home-hunters in the area will discover some fantastic new developments of new homes in and around the town, with plenty of choice for buyers of all ages.