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The latest deal from Taylor Wimpey will help homebuyers in the East of Scotland get on the move in 2013, by enabling them to reserve their dream home now for just £99. Buyers who reserve before Christmas will save on an initial outlay of around £2,000 and for reservations made by 11th November 2012 and unconditional missives concluded within 28 days, buyers will also receive the new iPad 64GB free of charge as well.
Leading retirement developer McCarthy & Stone is discounting prices on the remaining apartments at Moravia Court in Forres, Kittoch Court in East Kilbride, Cumbrae Court in Largs and Strathmore Court in Forfar. Prices now start from just £89,950 and buyers purchasing one of these stylish Later Living properties before 30th November 2012, and completing within 12 weeks, can take advantage of the company's free packing, de-cluttering and removals service.
A new website has been launched to keep house-hunters in the west of Scotland up to date on the new-build homes being constructed at Dargavel Village.
More than a third of recent apartment sales at a new Chap Homes development in Aberdeen have been bought as buy to rent opportunities. The Donside Village in Aberdeen is being developed in partnership with Tenants First Housing Co-operative and, from the 14 apartments sold, five have been for private rental. There are a total of 21 apartments released for private sale at Donside.
Residential property developers in Scotland are calling on the UK government to do more to boost the housing market by helping to increase the availability of mortgages and install greater confidence in the housing market.
Latest figures from the Bank of Scotland's Housing Market Confidence tracker show that 29% of people living in Scotland predict a rise in house prices within the next 12 months. At the same time, 25% of those surveyed expected costs to fall. The tracker aims to gauge people's opinions and track how confident the public is in the Scottish housing market. One interesting point that the survey revealed was that three-fifths (59%) of those asked say that coming up with a deposit is one of the main barriers to buying a property.
Planning permission just granted to CALA Homes by Perth and Kinross Council has not only ratified the company's plans to build 19 much-needed new detached family homes at Kinnoull Hill in Perthshire, it has secured the future of a B-listed 19th-century monastery adjacent to the site, which is in need of substantial work to continue its role as a spiritual retreat.
House-hunters in the east of Scotland should plan a visit to Dalkeith this weekend as CALA Homes is set to launch the first phase of homes at its new development. The Glade will eventually comprise a collection of 18 four- and five-bedroom detached family homes, with only the first eight being released to buyers on Saturday 27th October.
Judging by the success of CALA's nearby Larkfield development in Eskbank, it is anticipated that The Glade will be popular with house-hunters in the Midlothian area and potential buyers are being urged to act quickly to reserve their ideal home.
Scottish housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes is offering a special deal to house-hunters who reserve one of its new homes in Scotland in the run-up to Christmas - £1,000 towards their first year's energy bills.
Last week saw the launch of Robertson Homes' brand new view home in Elgin. Taken from the housebuilder's prestigious Boutique collection of new homes, the ‘Ivory' has been given a minimalist feel allowing viewers to envisage their own interior design ideas.