It has been a good start to the year for new homes builder Hillreed Homes with site visits and new homes sales increasing significantly.
The housebuilder reports that it has seen a hike in demand for its new homes in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, with site visits rising by 26% and new homes sales up 22% in January 2012 compared to the corresponding month last year.
Kent, in south-east England, is within easy striking distance of London, yet offers a more tranquil way of life for those who prefer to settle down outside of the capital.
Essex-based housebuilder Higgins Homes reports that it is seeing an increasing number of retirees opting to find a property for their retirement in a town centre location, rather than the coastal or rural settings that have traditionally been associated with older homebuyers.
Hillreed Homes has announced that Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has granted them planning permission to build five new homes in Kent in Eccles, north of Aylesford. The development will feature two three-bedroom semi-detached houses and three four-bedroom detached homes and construction will be begin in Spring 2012.
There are plenty of new homes in Kent to choose from this Christmas, with prices, styles and locations to suit almost everyone. Kent can offer proximity to London or a distinctly rural lifestyle, boasting award-winning beaches, good connections to the Capital and the Continent, a well-respected grammar school system and two airports.
The Kent Wildlife Trust was on site at Berkeley Homes' Holborough Lakes development recently to show some of the families living at the development all about the abundance of wildlife that surrounds them. These new homes in Kent are close to the River Medway and the famous Medway towns, yet the development boasts a real variety of habitats, flora and fauna - and the children were fascinated by the things that they discovered about where they live.