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Executive family homes currently available for Glasgow commuters

Commuters who work in Glasgow but prefer a gentler pace of life in their free time will find a great choice of executive homes available in its surrounding areas.

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A home at Montford Grove by Robertson Homes

Family sells old home to buy off-plan Persimmon property

A family of seven has sold their old home and moved in with relatives at Persimmon Homes' Kingston Quay development in Port Glasgow - in preparation for buying their own property there when the new phase is released next month.

Determined to secure a house on the same street as her in-laws, Gillian Roxburgh, 34, along with her husband Alan and their five children, have already sold their old family home of eight years in anticipation of buying off-plan from the new phase at Kingston Quay.

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6000 sign petition against demolition of Glasgow's iconic Red Road estate

There has been a mixed reaction to the news that five of the six remaining blocks of flats on Glasgow’s iconic Red Road estate will be demolished live on screen during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on July 23rd.

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Scottish scheme helps couple secure new home in time for twins' arrival

A couple who are expecting twins have become one of the first to purchase a brand new home through Help to Buy (Scotland) - a government scheme that lends buyers up to 20% of their deposit when they contribute at least 5% themselves.

After discovering earlier this year that they were expecting twins, charity manager John Linn, 44, and his partner Kelly Newall, 30, started their search for the ideal family home in Glasgow.

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Buyers may be surprised by the price of new-build homes in Glasgow

House-hunters are often put off buying a city centre pad due to the presumed cost. However, potential buyers looking to find a new home in Glasgow may be pleasantly surprised by the number of housebuilders with properties on the market for under £200,000. There is something here to suit everyone from students to families and all are within easy reach of the city centre.

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Richmond Gate apartments from Bett Homes

New homes buyers may be surprised at property prices in Glasgow

Scotland's largest city has it all from scenic parks and open spaces to state of the art leisure facilities, a huge number of high street and independent stores and pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Buyers looking to find a new home in Glasgow might be surprised at how inexpensive the city can be to live in. This is reflected in the prices of the new-build housing market.

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Help to Buy (Scotland): New-build properties available for £250,000 to £300,000

The Scottish Government's Help to Buy (Scotland) initiative is available to both first-time buyers and those looking to move further up the property ladder in new homes valued up to £400,000. Under the scheme people wishing to purchase a new-build home in Scotland are able to borrow up to 20% of the property's value as an equity loan that can be paid back at any time.

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Lounge at Stewart Milne Homes' Causey Wells development

Help to Buy (Scotland): New-build properties available for £200,000 to £250,000

The Help to Buy (Scotland) initiative set up by the Scottish government on new homes valued up to £400,000 isn't limited to first-time buyers but also to home movers. Those looking to take their next step up the property ladder and find a new home between £200,000 to £250,000 will find plenty of choice available to them through the scheme.

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The apartments at Bett Homes' Appleton Park, Dumbarton

More new homes across major UK cities

There has been a significant increase in the number of new projects, including new homes schemes, in the UK's five main regional cities, according to a new report. The latest UK Cities Crane Survey, undertaken by Deloitte Real Estate, found that 45 new projects, including major residential developments, started construction across the five major regional UK cities - Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow - over the year to July 2013, a rise of 80% year-on-year.

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Downsizing on the agenda? Chat to McCarthy & Stone at The 50+ Show in Glasgow

If you're over 50 and thinking about moving, McCarthy & Stone, the leading Later Living developer, will be on stand B14 at The 50+ show in Glasgow's SECC next week. Marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone in Scotland, Claire Dunlop, and her team will be talking about stress-free moving and the company's "Winter Warmer" offer on properties, providing would-be senior homebuyers a great reason to visit them at the show, which runs from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th November.

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