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Housebuilder Weston Homes beat off tough competition to win Best Interior Design gold for their prestigious King's Island development in Uxbridge. St James took silver prize for Queens Acre, Berkeley was awarded joint bronze for Queens Acre, along with Octagon for Canford Heights.
In the hotly contested category of Best Landscape Design, two developments were deserved gold winners in 2011 - United House Developments and Londonewcastle for Arundel Square and St James for The Hamptons in Worcester Park, Surrey.
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.
Stretching all the way from London to South Wales, the M4 corridor is a major hub for high-tech companies, and the surrounding towns are a popular choice for homebuyers who need to commute across the region. Thriving M4 corridor towns in England within easy reach of London include Bracknell, Reading, Newbury, Slough and Swindon, all of which are served by the M4, the Great Western train line, and London Heathrow Airport.
There is an impressive choice of new family homes in Buckinghamshire, with developments falling into a wide range of price brackets. One of the county's most important towns is Milton Keynes, which boasts a very good choice of new properties; is home to many thriving businesses, shops and leisure facilities; and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Global property consultants Knight Frank has reported that nearly 60 per cent of all new-build homes in London's central districts that has been sold in the six months to the end of April 2011 was snapped up by buyers in the Far East.
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Housing association Thames Valley Housing is to host an open day on Saturday 5th February at Hurlington Court - the final phase of affordable homes in Roehampton, at the Queen Mary's Place development.
The numerous developments providing new homes in Reading and the surrounding area today confirms its status as one of the most important towns in the South East.