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Mortgage blog: Why a payday loan could spell the end of your homeownership plans

Tuesday 17 July 2012
Tagged: Consumer Action Group, Consumer Finance Association, Daily Mail, First-time buyers, mortgages

It is estimated that around three million people have taken out a payday loan since the start of the credit crunch. Now, it has emerged that mortgage lenders are refusing loans to people who have taken out such a loan - ending the mortgage hopes of thousands of...

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Final phase launched at Mactaggart & Mickel’s Hillpark in Edinburgh

Tuesday 17 July 2012
Tagged: Edinburgh, launch, Mactaggart & Mickel, new homes, Scotland

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes' prestigious Hillpark development in Edinburgh's Blackhall , a sought-after address since its inception in the 1980s, is launching its final phase. Hillpark Avenue, an exclusive enclave of just eight luxury...

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Redrow releases show home for sale at Berkshire development

Tuesday 17 July 2012
Tagged: Berkshire, Bracknell, Jennett's Park, new homes, Redrow, show home

Show homes really bring out the best in a new-build development, with a professional design team pulling out all the stops to show off the specification and the latest interiors trends. One lucky buyer at Balmoral Gardens in Bracknell can now own a complete show home, including all its fittings...

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What House? Awards Focus: Best exterior design

Monday 16 July 2012
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Berkeley Homes, Gladedale Capital, Londonewcastle, new homes, Redrow Homes, United House, What House? Awards

United House, awarded What House? Housebuilder of the Year 2011, also won gold for Best Exterior along with Londonewcastle for Arundel Square in Islington, London, N7. Gladedale Capital and Berkeley Homes both walked away with joint silver awards, while Barratt Homes was awarded bronze.

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Chelmsford offers plenty of new-build options for homebuyers

Monday 16 July 2012
Tagged: Chelmsford, Countryside properties, Crest Nicholson, Essex, new homes, NewBuy, Part Exchange, shared equity, Swan New Homes

The choice of new-build homes for sale in Chelmsford, which are inexpensive to run due to their superior energy efficiency and which are often available with purchase...

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It’s not too late to cash in on the Olympic rental market

Monday 16 July 2012
Tagged: Marc Da Silva, new homes, Olympic Games, property investor news

Heathrow is today expected to set a new record for passenger numbers as it welcomes athletes and spectators to the London 2012 Games. This marks the start of the busy period for Olympic arrivals and Britain's biggest peacetime transport challenge.

Up to 236,955 passengers are expected to...

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Wide appeal for the house types and incentives at Scholars Green in Dalkeith

Monday 16 July 2012
Tagged: Dalkeith, Midlothian, new homes, Part Exchange, Scotland, shared equity, Taylor Wimpey

House-hunters looking to find a new home in Midlothian will discover a variety of two-bedroom property types, including apartments and terraced houses, still available at Taylor Wimpey's...

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Plans for new homes in Lancashire expected to be approved today

Monday 16 July 2012
Tagged: Bloor Homes, Buckshaw Village, Lancashire, new homes

South Ribble’s planning committee is expected to give Bloor Homes the green light to build 80 new homes on part of the former Royal Ordinance site at Buckshaw Village when it votes on the...

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Mortgage bulletin – Lowest-ever fixed-rate mortgage from HSBC launched

Monday 16 July 2012
Tagged: HSBC, mortgages

HSBC has just unveiled its lowest-ever fixed-rate mortgage, a five-year deal of just 2.99%. It is one of a range of new mortgages that the lender has just launched, which also includes tracker...

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Weekly affordable homes round up

Friday 13 July 2012
Tagged: affordable homes, government, Grant Shapps, Marc Da Silva, new homes, Thames Valley Housing

Talking to What House? news editor Marc Da Silva this week, housing minister Grant Shapps said that the Government is seriously committed to increasing the supply of affordable homes in Britain in...

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Open House this weekend at Clifton Heights in Devon

Friday 13 July 2012
Tagged: Clifton Heights, Devon, new homes, Redrow Homes

Housebuilder Redrow Homes will host an Open House weekend this Saturday and Sunday - 14th and 15th July - at Clifton Heights in Holsworthy, Devon.

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Taylor Wimpey has Shropshire covered for new homes buyers

Friday 13 July 2012
Tagged: FirstBuy, new homes, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Taylor Wimpey, Telford, Wem

Taylor Wimpey has a wide range of new homes for sale in Shropshire in the West Midlands, both in major towns such as Telford and historic Shrewsbury, and in smaller...

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Lanarkshire has much to offer first-time buyers of new homes

Friday 13 July 2012
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Bett Homes, Ferniegair, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Motherwell, new homes, Persimmon, Scotland, shared equity, Springfield 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...

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Barratt and L&Q to build 463 new homes in Fulham

Thursday 12 July 2012
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Fulham, L&Q, new homes, Sainsbury's

Barratt London, in partnership with L&Q, will develop 463 riverside apartments and a new Sainsbury's supermarket on the north bank of the Thames, after...

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What House? Awards Focus: Best Luxury House

Thursday 12 July 2012
Tagged: Centenary Homes, Consero London, Huntsmere, new homes, Octagon, What House? Awards

The What House? Awards are the most prestigious and longest established new homes awards, and so it is only fitting that they should reward the very best new homes in Britain - and you do...

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