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Bristol's diverse housing developments reflect city's appeal

Friday 22 August 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Bristol, buying a home, Churchill Retirement Living, country, new build, new homes, Redrow Homes, Retirement, surburban, urban, Woodstock Homes

Cosmopolitan and packed with culture, Bristol has a wide appeal, attracting house buyers from every walk of life - and the current choice of housing developments emerging there reflect this diversity. From contemporary city centre pads for exciting urban living to security-conscious retirement...

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Weekly affordable homes round-up

Friday 22 August 2014
Tagged: affordable homes, Ashford Borough Council, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Kent, Northumberland, St Albans

New affordable homes in Swansea

The Welsh government has agreed a £5.5m deal for a major affordable housing development on Swansea's growing waterfront which will feature an array of one- and two-bedroom homes, as well as 27 four-bedroom family properties, with building due to...

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Weekly property auction summary

Friday 22 August 2014
Tagged: Auction House Beds & Bucks, Auctions, buying a home, Graham Penny Auctions, property auction, Screetons, selling your home

This week we unearth some of the best property deals secured over the past few days at auctions in Leicester, Buckinghamshire and North Humberside.

Leicester

More than 30 lots were offered for sale by Graham Penny Auctions at the...

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Mortgage blog: Why you might pay if you don’t take home insurance with your lender

Friday 22 August 2014
Tagged: home insurance, mortgages

If you have a mortgage, is your home insurance with your lender? If it isn't, you could be saving hundreds of pounds over the term of your home loan by taking cheaper insurance with another provider.

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Agent Insight: Wilson Hunter of Hunters Residential, Edinburgh

Thursday 21 August 2014
Tagged: buying a home, Edinburgh, Gillespie MacAndrew, Hunters Residential, new-build, property market, referendum, resale, Scotland, selling your home

Our latest interview comes from north of the border, as Maria Brett catches up with Wilson Hunter, head of residential development at Hunters Residential in Edinburgh, to discuss the local market and the likely impact of the upcoming referendum on the property market. 

Could...

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Worcestershire new builds suit rural, town & urban lifestyles

Thursday 21 August 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, buying a home, Churchill Retirement Living, family homes, First-time buyers, Lioncourt Homes, new build, Redrow, rural, town, urban, Worcester, Worcestershire

Focused around the cathedral city of Worcester, the beautiful county of Worcestershire offers house buyers a choice of rural, small town and urban locations - with developers there catering well for all of these lifestyles.

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UK rents rise further, according to LSL

Thursday 21 August 2014
Tagged: LSL Property Services, renting a home

There has been a marginal 2% increase in the cost of renting a residential property in England and Wales in the past year, with increases recorded across most parts of the country, according to the latest research by LSL Property Services, which owns national estate agent chains Your Move and...

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Buy-to-let investors invited to Oakham development next weekend

Thursday 21 August 2014
Tagged: buy-to-let, Karl Hick, Larkfleet Homes, new homes, Oakham, Rutland

From Friday 29 August to Sunday 31 August, housebuilder Larkfleet Homes is holding a special investors event at its Leighfield Park development in Oakham, Rutland.

Over the three days, Larkfleet will provide buy-to-let investors with details of the full range of properties available at...

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Shortlist for housing development infrastructure announced

Thursday 21 August 2014
Tagged: Eric Pickles, new homes

The first group of projects to benefit from a UK government £1bn scheme designed to significantly increase the supply of new homes has been announced with 36 large projects set to get a share.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said the move will unlock or accelerate the provision...

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£5,000 off a new home with Bellway with a Golden Ticket this weekend

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tagged: Bellway Homes, Berkshire, new homes, Wokingham

If you're visiting the Wokingham Festival this weekend, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 August, you could be one of the lucky few to get £5,000 off the price of a new home at Bellway's Foundry Court if you reserve it over this Bank holiday weekend. The company will be handing out a limited...

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One-on-one interview: Vicky Savage of Network Housing Group

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tagged: affordable homes, Hertfordshire, London, Network Housing Group, Network Living, new homes, One-on-One interview, Shared Ownership, Vicky Savage

This week's Q&A session with a senior figure in the UK housing industry sees Marc Da Silva talking to Vicky Savage, group development director of Network Housing Group.

Where is your firm offering new homes? As a group we operate in 26 London boroughs and in...

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Mortgage blog: More big names cut the cost of their home loan deals

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tagged: Barclays, mortgages, Virgin Money

If you're looking for a cheap mortgage then there remain plenty of excellent deals to choose from. While the very lowest fixed rates are not at the rock-bottom levels that they were a few months ago, lenders are continuing to reduce the cost of some of their best deals.

Two of the UK's...

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London buyers benefit from affordable shared ownership scheme

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tagged: Brixton, buying a home, case study, Colindale, First-time buyers, Geneva, London, new homes, Shared Ownership

A 27-year-old has taken advantage of an affordable housing scheme to secure a 50% share in a new apartment in Brixton - with plans to staircase within a couple of years to own the property outright.

After living in Switzerland for several years, Kirsty Duncan returned to London with plans...

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Property auction preview – week ending 22 August

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tagged: Herefordshire, Keith Pattinson, Nottinghamshire, property auctions, Rob Crocker, Savills, Sunderlands & Thompsons, Tyne and Wear

A wide range of properties will go under the hammer in the coming days. Here are some potentially good residential lots to look out for at auctions in Nottingham, Newcastle and Herefordshire.

Nottingham

Having already raised net total sales of more than £14.5m so far this...

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Family homes abound in the growing city of Exeter

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Tagged: Barratt, buying a home, Charles Church, David Wilson, family homes, new homes, Pinhoe, Redrow

Exeter, a city which has already witnessed significant growth over the past decade, is set to expand further - with ambitious plans for the £250 million SkyPark to become the South West's most significant new generation Business Park.

Creating 6,500 jobs over the next 20 years,...

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