Derbyshire is one of the UK's prettiest, and in some ways unexplored and unspoilt, counties. Enjoying excellent transport links by both rail and road, it is certainly one of its most connected.
There is a great choice of new homes in West Sussex this holiday season. The county is increasingly popular for those looking to move out of London, preferring to get away for city life for the open countryside and bustling market towns that West Sussex has to offer.
Research conducted on behalf of leading retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone has revealed that a significant number of the country's over-60s believe their neighbourhood and home to be less safe than ever. A poll of over 500 people, conducted by independent researchers Populus, found that a fifth of respondents did not feel safe in their own homes, with 41% listing anti-social behaviour as their biggest concern with regards to safety in their neighbourhood.
The first group of residents have moved into their new homes at Barking Riverside, available through Southern Housing Group, which were recently completed.
Construction on the block of six three-bedroom houses was completed last month, marking the first of the Group's 167 new homes to be built in stage one.
Resident Nikisha Lewis said she was delighted with her new home.
Over 100 new affordable homes are being constructed in Kettering Borough, with completion scheduled for 2012, as a result of a new partnership between Kettering Borough Council and Waterloo Housing Group.
The new partnership is bringing two new homes developments, part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), to fruition.
Gloucestershire holds bags of appeal for house hunters who are searching for a place to live that combines the peace and tranquillity of the countryside with a choice of vibrant towns offering good business opportunities and plenty of things to see and do. With great shopping in the prosperous spa town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester; lively markets in Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury; and the beautiful landscapes of the Cotswolds, the Severn Valley and the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire is a great place to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
A new high loan-to-value mortgage scheme, which was set up by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) with a view to helping more people to buy a new build home, will be managed by Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), it was announced today.
Springfield Properties has unveiled a new partnership with Perth & Kinross Council designed to provide the opportunity of homeownership to those struggling to get a foot on the property ladder.
Major Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has pulled out all the stops to make sure that the Nichol family are happily settled into their new home in Mauchline this Christmas.