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The recent announcement from Linden Homes that they will be introducing a 95% mortgage at their developments nationwide will have come as a great relief to many would-be homeowners who have been prevented from buying the home of their dreams by the need to save huge deposits to satisfy mortgage lenders.
Inspired by the charity work undertaken by his late wife Audrey, Derek Hurry, a resident at the Bramshott Place Village retirement development in Liphook, Hampshire, took the brave decision to throw himself out of a plane for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation - pretty good going for a man of 83!
New homes developer Bloor Homes are trying to make it easier for prospective homebuyers to view a new home in the South West of England by introducing Flexi-View, a new service which allows people to visit and take a trip around the home of their choice early in the morning, after work or at a more convenient time.
Talk to any prospective first-time buyer and it would seem that home ownership remains an impossible dream. Recent reports have shown that the average cost of renting a home in the UK has risen to an all time high of £713 a month, making saving for a deposit all but impossible. And even for those who can save, mortgage lenders are still requiring much higher levels of savings than most people will ever lay their hands on. The "bank of Mum and Dad" can help some, but not all.
Up to 1,300 new affordable homes will be built across Hampshire, after a consortium of housing providers successfully secured investment from the Government.
The Wayfarer Partnership - a consortium of eight different housing providers - secured the deal with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as part of its Affordable Homes Programme, which is set to deliver 80,000 new affordable homes across England by 2015.
Redrow Homes is celebrating a milestone right now at its landmark Farnborough Central development of new homes in Hampshire. The final townhouse on the site was sold last week though a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments, priced from £149,950 and £189,950 respectively, remain for sale at the historic site.
Moving 200 miles can seem a bit daunting , but when it's to be close to your family, it seems worth it. Providing the retirement development you're moving to is nice, that is.