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Developer St Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to Stratford-upon-Avon District Council for its proposals for the central hub of a development set to transform an ex-Ministry of Defence site in Long Marston, Warwickshire.
With average house price in the UK rising to around £234,000, we have put together two properties you can get in the nine different regions of the UK for the national average price or less. From a two-bedroom apartment to a four-bedroom house, what's the best deal near you?
As south Wales covers a large area, getting an overall sense of cost of living is quite difficult. However, according to recent studies, the south-east, including Cardiff and Newport, is one of the most affordable places to buy in the UK.
Plans to introduce 95% mortgages in Scotland will be eagerly welcomed by many house-hunters hoping to buy a new-build home north of the border. The MI New Home indemnity guarantee scheme is a joint initiative between Homes for Scotland and the Scottish Government and is expected to become available in mid-September. As the proposal aims to increase the number of homes being built, these mortgages will only be available on new-build properties.
We recently looked at new family homes in Lanarkshire and, while the area has a lot to offer families, it is also becoming more and more popular with first-time buyers and young couples. Many housebuilders in Scotland are picking up on this and as a result, there is a good choice of smaller houses and apartments available to those looking to find new homes in Lanarkshire.
Residential property developer Persimmon has announced that it increased the supply of new homes during the first half of this year, attracting more prospective homebuyers and selling properties for a higher fee in the process, thanks in part to a new company strategy.
Persimmon is the latest housebuilder to say that market conditions remain relatively stable despite the wider recession and concerns about the eurozone crisis.
Santander has launched a range of NewBuy mortgages, offering homebuyers 95% loan-to-value (LTV) deals on new homes from Barratt Homes, Berkeley Homes, Persimmon and Bovis Homes. The lender is the latest to sign up to the government-back scheme, which was launched in March 2012 to help house-hunters purchase new-build apartments and houses for sale in England for up to £500,000, with a 5%-deposit loan.
Two of the country's best-known housebuilders are collaborating on a new homes development in Somerset, where infrastructure works have just got underway.
The Scottish Borders is a very special place to settle down in. As well as the magnificent scenery, spectacular views and rich heritage, the sense of community in the area is hard to beat. Charming villages sit next to busy towns, creating a rural yet convenient lifestyle within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. There's a great choice of new-build houses for sale in the region right now.
A county pinned decisively on the map by its high population of Premier League footballers, Cheshire is also an ideal location for families looking to buy a new home. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and boasting excellent transport links, it's a location to be reckoned with, but at an affordable price.