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Executive family homes currently available for Glasgow commuters

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Bett Homes, buying a home, Cala Homes, commuters, family homes, Glasgow, Montford Grove, Newton Heights, Robertson Homes, Scotland

Commuters who work in Glasgow but prefer a gentler pace of life in their free time will find a great choice of executive homes available in its surrounding areas.

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 30 June

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Chelsea Building Society, First Direct, mortgages, Nationwide, Post Office, Skipton Building Society, Tesco Bank

New rules on lending are making it more difficult for some would-be home owners and those wanting to exchange their mortgage for a cheaper product. The Bank of England has indicated that it will cap borrowing for home purchases at 4.5 times income, and is expecting lender to apply stringent...

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£36m regeneration package boosts housing investment potential in North Wales

Monday 30 June 2014
Tagged: Anglesey, Anwyl Homes, Bangor, Conwy, Llandudno Junction, North Wales, Regeneration, Wales, Welsh government, Wrexham

With the Welsh Government's announcement of a £36m package of regeneration projects across North Wales to improve town centres and upgrade homes, many buyers will be looking to invest now - and benefit later.

From further development at Colwyn Bay's Waterfront to a new Creative...

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Larkfleet's top reasons to choose a new home over a resale property

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: buying a home, First-time buyers, Larkfleet Homes, new build, new homes, reasons to buy

High build quality, reduced running costs, environmental efficiency, modern designs, flexible buying options - these are just some of the many reasons why the vast majority - 94% - of those who bought new build homes would purchase a new build property again, according to a recent survey by the...

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Construction activity up but growth starts to cool

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: construction, housebuilding, new homes

Construction activity continued to increase last month, but economists are concerned that there are growing signs that the recent high rate of growth now appears to be slowing, according to new data.

Barbour ABI's latest Economic & Construction Market Review reveals that the total...

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Exclusive video interview with Thea Heaton of Newcourt Residential

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: East Molesey, luxury homes, Newcourt Residential, Surrey, Thea Heaton, video interview

We recently caught up with Thea Heaton, sales manager for boutique developer Newcourt Residential, at the company's latest new homes development, Graburn Place. This scheme of just four luxury executive homes is located in East Molesey, close to Hampton Court.

Each home is individually...

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Weekly property auction summary

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: auction round-up, buying a home, Lincolnshire, property auctions, selling your home, Stoke-on-Trent

Welcome to the first in a new serious of property auction reports that looks back at recent auction activity, highlighting some of the stand-out property deals across the country.

This week we unearth some of the best property deals secured over the past few days at property auctions in...

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Weekly affordable homes round-up

Friday 27 June 2014
Tagged: affordable homes round-up, Argyll and Bute, Carlisle, Cornwall, Hertfordshire, Lovell, Persimmon Homes, West Yorkshire, William Brear and Son

New affordable homes in Cambridge

Data revealing that around 1,000 affordable homes have been completed in Cambridge in the past four years - the fourth highest rate of delivery in the east of England, has been welcomed by Kris Hopkins, the housing minister.

The city's rate...

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Bank of England announces cap on mortgage levels

Thursday 26 June 2014
Tagged: affordability checks, Bank of England, buying a home, Council of Mortgage Lenders, First-time buyers, Help to Buy, Interest Rates, Kris Hopkins, Mark Carney, MMR, mortgages, new homes

The Bank of England has proposed a cap on the proportion of home loans that can be lent at high multiples of household income.

Announcing the proposals, governor Mark Carney said he believed the housing market represented a threat to the UK's economic stability. Under the new proposals,...

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One-on-one interview: Mark Mainwaring of Taylor Wimpey Manchester

Thursday 26 June 2014
Tagged: First-time buyers, Housebuilder, Manchester, new build, One-on-One interview, Taylor Wimpey

Marc Da Silva continues his series of interviews with leading housebuilding figures by speaking to Mark Mainwaring, managing director of Taylor Wimpey Manchester.

Where in Greater Manchester is your firm developing new homes?

Taylor Wimpey Manchester is currently...

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‘Build new homes on brownfield land', says Pickles

Thursday 26 June 2014
Tagged: brownfield land, buying a home, communities secretary, construction, Eric Pickles, government, Housebuilders, new build, new homes

There is a sufficient amount of brownfield land in Britain to accommodate the construction of up to 200,000 new homes, according to the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

With the UK facing a chronic housing shortage, Mr Pickles said that he accepted the need to "increase supply in line...

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New homes to be built on former Hendon FC site

Thursday 26 June 2014
Tagged: Hendon, Hendon FC, London, new homes, property market

The former Hendon Football Club ground in north-west London will finally be bulldozed to make way for the construction of more than 100 new homes.

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Property auctions preview – week commencing 23 Jun ’14

Wednesday 25 June 2014
Tagged: Birmingham, CPBigwood, Graham Penny, London, Network Auctions, Nottingham, property auctions

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 London, Birmingham and Nottingham.

London

An interesting and wide selection of lots with seller clients including lenders in...

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Swift commute and green spaces lure London commuters to St Albans

Wednesday 25 June 2014
Tagged: buying a home, commuters, Crest Nicholson, Faulkners Place, King Harry Park, Kings Copse, Linden Homes, London, round-up, St Albans, Taylor Wimpey, Weston Homes, Willows Grove

New homes at developments in the historic city of St Albans are getting snapped up by buyers looking for a lively yet green place to live outside of London - but still easily within the capital's commuter belt.

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Mortgage blog: Why you should brace yourself for a mortgage rate rise this year

Wednesday 25 June 2014
Tagged: Bank of England, buying a home, Mark Carney, MMR, mortgage blog interest rates

For over five years, mortgage borrowers have benefited from record low interest rates. Now, though, homeowners are being warned to brace themselves for an interest rate rise which looks increasingly certain to happen before Christmas.

The most recent comments from the Bank of England...

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