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First Cranbrook residents prepare for new addition to the growing community

Monday 16 June 2014
Tagged: Bovis Homes, case study, Cranbrook, Exeter, First-time buyers, FirstBuy, Help to Buy

A couple in Exeter, who two years ago were among the first residents to move to Cranbrook, are now preparing to welcome their first child into the growing community.

In the summer of 2012, Kelly Ebdon-Marks and her husband Jason bought a three-bedroom Beardsley house at...

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Mortgage blog: Second major bank clamps down on mortgage lending

Monday 16 June 2014
Tagged: mortgages, Royal Bank of Scotland

A second major High Street lender has introduced new restrictions on mortgage lending as fears of a property price bubble intensify. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to implement tougher lending rules, joining the Lloyds Banking Group in bringing in tighter controls on home loans.

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Carney suggests interest rate hike could come sooner rather than later

Friday 13 June 2014
Tagged: Bank of England, debt, Interest Rates, mortgages, property market

In his first annual Mansion House speech since becoming governor, Mark Carney announced interest rate increases "could happen sooner than markets currently expect". In warning of "gradual and limited increases", Carney underlined the need to cool the threat of the property market overheating and...

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Stirlingshire offers great value and choice for homebuyers

Friday 13 June 2014
Tagged: Bellway Homes, buying a home, Cala Homes, Cruden Homes, Oglivie Homes, Scotland, Stewart Milne Homes, Stirlingshire

Steeped in history but with a relatively young population, Stirlingshire offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a city pad, a rural retreat or anything in between, there is bound to be something here that takes your fancy.

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Affordable homes round up – Week commencing 9 June

Friday 13 June 2014
Tagged: affordable homes, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, buying a home, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, London, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey

Communities nationwide are set to benefit from thousands of new affordable homes under a new multi-million pound deal.

A total of 13 housing associations will receive a share of £208million in loans, offered at an attractive rate, to help deliver in the region of 4,800 new...

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Couple swap old for new at Antler Homes development

Thursday 12 June 2014
Tagged: Antler Homes, case study, family homes, Hambledon, Liphook, Longbourn Row, new homes, Peacock Gardens, Retirement

A couple are looking forward to swapping their old cottage for a brand new house on a private, secluded development - offering them a low-maintenance lifestyle with better public transport links nearby that will serve them well as they get older.

Ron and Ann Vickery, who have lived in...

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Mortgage blog: Student debt to be included in tough new mortgage checks

Thursday 12 June 2014
Tagged: Building Societies Association, Financial Conduct Authority, Halifax, mortgages

Young people looking to get onto the property ladder could find it even tougher after the UK's financial regulator confirmed that student debts should be taken into account by mortgage lenders. The Financial Conduct Authority has stated that student debts should now be considered by lenders...

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What actually happens at a property auction?

Thursday 12 June 2014
Tagged: buying a home, Cumberland Hotel, First-time buyers, London, Network Auctions, property auctions, property investors, selling your home

Property Auctions are an increasingly popular way of purchasing a home, with everyone from experienced investors to first-time buyers getting involved. For sellers, meanwhile, auctions offer a fast, transparent and efficient way of trading property.

In conjunction with their nationwide...

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One-on-one interview: Marie Morris of Elan Homes

Thursday 12 June 2014
Tagged: buying off-plan, Elan Homes, Housebuilder, interview, Liverpool, Manchester, Merseyside, new homes, North Wales

Marc Da Silva continues his series of interviews with some of the biggest names in housebuilding by speaking to Marie Morris, sales director of Elan Homes North. 

Where in the region is your firm developing new homes?

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Property auction calendar – dates for June 2014

Wednesday 11 June 2014
Tagged: property auctions

Property auctions are a great place to find a property bargain - but it's important to know what you're doing! These exciting and often colourful events are taking place all over the UK every week, offering a huge range of properties for sale, from starter homes to large family plots, farms and...

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Diverse range of new build properties now available in Aberdeenshire

Wednesday 11 June 2014
Tagged: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Barratt Homes, Cairn View, Deveron Homes, Keith Lodge, new homes, Scotland, Silver Birches, SNS Developments, Stewart Milne Homes, Stonehaven

Historical towns, striking coastlines, stunning scenery and close proximity to the city all make Aberdeenshire an attractive place to live. A variety of new build properties are on the market in the area appealing to a wide range of house hunters, from those just starting out, through families...

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New developments making a splash in Bath

Wednesday 11 June 2014
Tagged: Bath, Bath Riverside, Bloor Homes, buying a home, Crest Nicholson, David Wilson Homes, family homes, Midsomer Norton, new build, Withies Bridge

Homebuyers hoping to settle down in the iconic city of Bath will currently find a great range of new developments in central and suburban locations, as well as surrounding towns and villages - all offering easy access to Bath city centre, Bristol, Chippenham, Frome, and other key regional...

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Recovery puts brakes on supply of rental homes

Tuesday 10 June 2014
Tagged: ARLA, Landlords, letting, market research, new homes, renting, tenants

According to research by the Association of Residental Letting Agents (ARLA), the recent market recovery has resulted in increased competition for tenants in the private rental sector.

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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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