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Happy housebuyer enjoys £1,000 thank you for recommending Persimmon's development

Tuesday 10 June 2014
Tagged: case study, Edinburgh, incentives, new build, new homes, Persimmon Homes, Princess Gate, Scotland, West Lothian

A police worker in West Lothian is embarking on a new life at Persimmon Homes' Princess Gardens development - and her family are following in her footsteps.

Anne McKechnie wanted to downsize from her...

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Superb choice of new homes within 15 miles of York city centre

Tuesday 10 June 2014
Tagged: buying a home, David Wilson Homes, family homes, First-time buyers, Hungate, North East, Selby, Staynor Hall, Stensall, The Tannery, York, Yorkshire

Buyers in the ancient city of York have many sought-after residential areas to choose from, both in the historic core and just a few miles from the centre - and with both local and national housebuilders currently active in the area, there is a good choice of quality new homes available.

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 9 June

Monday 9 June 2014
Tagged: Barclays, Help to Buy, HSBC, mortgages, Natwest, Post Office, Santander, West Bromwich Building Society, Woolwich Building Society

Woolwich Building Society is currently offering a number of fixed-rate re-mortgage products, across a range of loan-to-value (LTV) loans. After the fixed-term, lenders revert to a very competitive variable rate, currently 3.89%. Deals include a two-year fixed-rate at 2.09% at 60% LTV, 2.39% at...

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Agent Insight: George Burnand of Strutt & Parker in Winchester

Monday 9 June 2014
Tagged: agent insight, interview, market conditions, One-on-One interview, Strutt & Parker, Winchester

In the latest of our interviews with leading estate agents from around the UK, we speak to George Burnand, partner at Strutt & Parker in Winchester. 

Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself and Strutt & Parker?

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Top tips for improving your water efficiency

Monday 9 June 2014
Tagged: adding value, home improvements, selling your home, water efficiency

Imagine filling up the bath or the toilet cistern with Perrier or Volvic bottled water. Every day, most of us wash ourselves and flush the toilet using fresh drinking water, which then has to be filtered and decontaminated, adding to ever-increasing water bills.

There are various water...

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One-on-one interview: Simon Bennett of Stewart Milne Homes

Friday 6 June 2014
Tagged: buying a home, Mark Da Silva, new homes, new-build, North West England, One-on-One interview, property market, Stewart Milne Homes

Marc Da Silva continues his run of interviews with some of the biggest names in UK housebuilding by speaking to Simon Bennett, sales and marketing director at Stewart Milne Homes.

Where in the North West of England does your division cover?

Taking into account...

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Agent Insight: Adam Rastall of Belvoir Lettings, Liverpool

Friday 6 June 2014
Tagged: agent insight, Belvoir, estate agent, investors, Landlords, lettings, Liverpool, market conditions, north west, tenants, West Derby

Stephen Maunder continues his series of interviews with some of the leading estate agents in the UK by speaking to Adam Rastall, director at the award winning Liverpool (West Derby) branch of Belvoir Lettings.

Could you please tell me a bit about your location and the areas you...

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Great family homes available now in Aberdeen

Friday 6 June 2014
Tagged: Aberdeen, Barratt Homes, buying a home, Charleston, Dandara, Den of Pitfodels, Hazlewood, luxury homes, new homes, Persimmon Homes, Scotland

There are plenty of great reasons to move to the Granite City. Low levels of unemployment, beaches and coastlines on your doorstep, a fabulous social life and excellent transport links are just some of them. Whether you are looking to upscale or are considering moving into the area, there is a...

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Gloucester homes offer good value and commuter convenience

Friday 6 June 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Brockworth, buying a home, Coopers Edge, David Wilson Homes, Glevum Court, Gloucester, new homes, Persimmon Homes, Redrow, Sellars Bridge

Far more affordable than nearby Cheltenham and very well-connected, the city of Gloucester offers convenient commutes to the region's key towns and cities - and has the lovely Cotswolds countryside right on its doorstep.

The choice of new developments currently on offer in the vicinity of...

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Agent Insight: Andrew Grant, principal of Andrew Grant estate agents in Worcester

Thursday 5 June 2014
Tagged: agent insight, country property, Help to Buy, luxury property, market conditions, pension reforms, property market, West Midlands, Worcester

Stephen Maunder continues his series of interviews with some of the most prominent estate agents in the UK by speaking Andrew Grant, principal of Andrew Grant estate agents in Worcester. 

Could you please tell me a bit about your company?

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It's time for Bedford: Great new incentives on offer for homebuyers

Thursday 5 June 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Bedford, Biddenham Vale, buying a home, Cygnet Mews, Greenkeepers Mews, Help to Buy, Heritage Park, Kempston, Lagan Homes, new homes, NewBuy, Part Exchange, Taylor Wimpey, Wixams

Several major new housing developments are springing up in and around Bedford, offering house-hunters in the East of England an excellent choice - and the chance to benefit from some great purchase incentive schemes.

With its easy transport links and good housing stock, Bedfordshire's...

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Over 7,000 mortgages secured through Help to Buy

Thursday 5 June 2014
Tagged: David Cameron, equity loan, First-time buyers, government initiative, Help-to-Buy, market research, mortgages

The government's flagship mortgage guarantee scheme, Help to Buy, has helped a number of people, particularly first-time buyers, acquire property, but suggestions that the initiative is helping to fuel a property bubble appear to be wide of the mark.

The government started providing...

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Mortgage Blog: Curbing London market could lead to consequences for the rest of the country

Thursday 5 June 2014
Tagged: bubble, buying a home, London, mortgage blog, mortgages

One of the UK's biggest lenders has warned that attempts to restrict mortgage lending to try and prevent a London property bubble could have ‘unintended consequences' for the rest of the country.

The Nationwide building society believe that concerns about rising house prices have...

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Eight of the best villages near Tenterden

Wednesday 4 June 2014
Tagged: Appledore, Benenden, Biddenden, buying a home, Kent, London, Rolvenden, Sissinghurst, Smallhythe, Tenderden, village life, Wittersham, Woodchurch

The ancient Cinque Port town of Tenderden sits in the beautiful Weald of Kent, fifty-seven miles from Central London. Tenterden's thriving High Street is one of the most attractive in Kent, lined with a wide range of independent traders, well known brands, historic buildings, pubs and fine...

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Final phase of Porter Building in Bermondsey to be launched on Friday

Wednesday 4 June 2014
Tagged: Bermondsey, Bermondsey Spa, Hyde New Homes, London, new homes, Porter Building, South London

With 22 one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments remaining, the final phase of The Porter Building, Hyde New Homes' striking new development in Bermondsey Spa, launches on Friday 6 June following positive sales during the past four months.

The Porter Building is a striking collection of...

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