Herefordshire

Property auction preview – week ending 22 August

A wide range of properties will go under the hammer in the coming days. Here are some potentially good residential lots to look out for at auctions in Nottingham, Newcastle and Herefordshire.

Nottingham

Having already raised net total sales of more than £14.5m so far this year, the Savills auction, to be held at Nottingham racecourse next week, will be hoping for more success. The auction, which will take place on Thursday 28 August, will feature 31 lots, with guide prices starting from just £15,000.

Highlights include:

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Rob Crocker of Savills Nottingham

Weekly affordable homes round-up

New affordable homes in West Midlands

More than 700 affordable homes are to be constructed across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire after Wrekin Housing Trust was awarded £20m government funding. Out of 730 homes, the trust said 714 would be affordable and the remaining 16 will be shared ownership properties.

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Mayor of Warrington Clr Ted Finnegan

Forces Help to Buy scheme looks set to boost demand at Hereford development

With the launch of a new phase of the government's Help to Buy scheme on 1st April, introducing a tailor-made product for Armed Forces personnel, developer Crest Nicholson is expecting an influx of new buyers at sites situated close to barracks - including The Furlongs in Hereford.

Serving members of the Armed Forces will be able to borrow up to 50% of their annual salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, in the form of an interest-free loan - which will be repaid over ten years.

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A typical Crest Nicholson kitchen

WhatHouse? bulletin on forthcoming and recent property launches and events

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Every week we'll tell you about the events being held at new homes developments across the UK over the next seven days. Find out about the launch of the very latest developments, the unveiling of new show homes, open days and much more.

In the next seven days

London

Crest Nicholson - Thursday 20 February, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm - Launch of a duplex show home at Bloomsbury Gardens, a collection of properties priced from £1.17m in London WC1.

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High-quality new-build from Banner Homes suits Midlands homebuyer

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With a blank canvas in terms of location, homebuyer Alan Woods eventually ended up moving just half an hour away from his old property.

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Alan Woods outside his new home at Covent Gardens in Colwall

Seddon to develop 700 affordable homes

Property developer Seddon has been appointed by Worcester-based Sanctuary Housing to build up to 700 new affordable homes across the Midlands and North West of England as part of a £60m contract.

The firm will construct new homes in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Telford and Wrekin, Herefordshire, north Shropshire, Worcester and Cherwell by 2016.

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Plans have been approved for affordable homes across the North East of England

Early success at Banner Homes scheme in Colwall, Herefordshire

A new homes development in Herefordshire has seen potential purchasers queuing round the block to view the show home.

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Covent Gardens comprises just 16 new properties in Colwall

Special offers now on new homes in Herefordshire

Housebuilders are currently promoting some superb special offers on a wide range of new homes in Herefordshire, both in the city and in quieter locations - giving house buyers of all budgets plenty of food for thought. Here are a few of the deals that have caught our eye this week.

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