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Newcastle offers attractive new-build options for first-time buyers

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Bett Homes, Help to Buy, Keepmoat, Miller Homes, new homes, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Palmersville, Tyne & Wear

With Newcastle's status as the most populous city in northeast England, it's no surprise to find a large number of new developments springing up there - including plenty to suit first-time buyers who may need a little help to move into home ownership.

Boasting a trendy Quayside area...

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Manchester City owners to plough up to £1bn into new homes scheme

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Abu Dhabi United Group, ADUG, Ancoats, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester Council, New Islington, property investment, Regeneration

More than 6,000 new homes will be developed in Manchester as part of a £1bn project that will be largely financed by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), owners of Premier League champions Manchester City.

ADUG has teamed up with Manchester Council to develop the much needed new...

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Shelter urges government to give further help to first-time buyers

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: affordable homes, charity, First-time buyers, market research, Shelter

Shelter is calling on the government to do more to help first-time buyers gain a foot on the housing ladder after research found that four in five properties for sale in England are now unaffordable for the average working family looking to purchase their first property.

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Mortgage blog: Why you face a £1,000 rise in your home loan payments next year

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Bank of England, mortgages, Savills

Mortgages are set to become less affordable over the next year as interest rates rise and lending conditions tighten. That's the conclusion of new research from leading property agents Savills who say that homeowners could face an increase of more than £1,000 in their mortgage repayments...

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One-on-one interview: Jason Colmer of Barratt Homes Eastern Counties

Thursday 3 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, buying off-plan, Eastern Counties, Housebuilder, One-on-One interview, property investment

Marc Da Silva continues his series of interviews with prominent housebuilders by speaking to Jason Colmer, sales & marketing director of Barratt Homes Eastern Counties.

Where in the Eastern Counties do you cover?

We are a dual branded division with ownership...

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Sheffield offers realistic options for struggling first-time buyers

Thursday 3 July 2014
Tagged: Ben Bailey Homes, buying a home, First-time buyers, Help to Buy, Keepmoat, NewBuy, Sheffield, spicerhaart, Taylor Wimpey

With recent reports from housing charity Shelter claiming that less than 50% of homes for sale in South Yorkshire are affordable for first-time buyers, the city of Sheffield still appears to offer some promising options for buyers on a relatively tight budget.

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WhatHouse? launches new free property newspaper for Scotland

Thursday 3 July 2014
Tagged: launch, newspapers, Scotland

We're extending our range of free monthly property newspapers from August 2014 with a new edition dedicated to Scotland. From early August the Scottish edition of WhatHouse? will be distributed to around 100,000 homes north of the border to the same ABC1 demographic as the four existing editions...

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Nine of the best villages near Rochester, Kent

Thursday 3 July 2014
Tagged: countryside life, Kent, Medway, places to buy a home, property, Rochester, villages

Rochester is a town in Kent on the banks of the River Medway. The town is part of the Medway Unitary Authority area, which also includes the towns of Chatham, Gillingham and Strood.

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Weekly property auction summary, week ending 4 July

Thursday 3 July 2014
Tagged: Allsop, Berkshire, Graham Penney, Leicestershire, London, property auctions, Romans

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

Berkshire

Romans Auctions' latest sale...

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One-on-one interview: David Fenton of Knight Frank

Wednesday 2 July 2014
Tagged: agent insight, Birmingham, housebuilding, Knight Frank, Land and New Homes, One-on-One interview, property market

Stephen Maunder continues his series of interviews with leading estate agents by speaking to David Fenton, regional head of UK land at Knight Frank in the West Midlands about the market in Birmingham city centre.

Could you begin by telling me a bit about Knight Frank?...

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Leaked government documents suggest housebuilding has decreased by 4%

Wednesday 2 July 2014
Tagged: BBC, Conservatives, Department for Communities and Local Government, General Election, housebuilding, Labour, leaked document

In documents leaked to the BBC's Newsnight programme, officials warn that the last set of figures before the 2015 general election will reveal a 4% decrease in housebuilding. These figures were set to be released next February, three months before the general election.

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Nationwide: London prices now 30% above 2007 peaks

Wednesday 2 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, House Price Index, London, Nationwide, property market, selling your home, UK house prices

In London, house prices are now 30% above their 2007 peak, according to new research by Nationwide. Excluding London, UK prices remain 0.4% below their pre-crisis peak, with figures from the capital bringing overall national price averages to nearly 1% above pre-crisis levels.

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Mortgage blog: Why mortgage approvals are expected to fall

Wednesday 2 July 2014
Tagged: Bank of England, Help to Buy, mortgages, Springtide Capital

A new report has warned that getting a new mortgage is set to become even tougher over the next few months despite a strong demand for finance. The Bank of England's latest Credit Conditions Survey says that lenders expect the rate of mortgage approvals to fall significantly in the coming months...

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Win free theatre tickets with Larkfleet Homes

Wednesday 2 July 2014
Tagged: competition, Housebuilder, Larkfleet Homes, Stamford Shakespeare Company

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes is giving away free tickets for the summer season at Stamford Shakespeare Company.

Larkfleet is supporting the theatre group by taking adverts in the programmes for all three productions in the open-air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall near Stamford - the Bard's...

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Show home of the month - The Academy, Woolwich

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tagged: Durkan Estates, London, new homes, show home, Show home of the month, Woolwich

Harmonise the grandeur of the past with contemporary design, The Academy, Durkan Estates' ambitious development at the former Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, was once home to soldiers and statesmen, kings and emperors. The collection of new and restored homes is set to become one of London's...

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