Scottish Housing Day – some highlights from Scotland’s new homes market right now
Posted 19 September 2016 by Keith Osborne
Today, 19 September 2016, is Scottish Housing Day (#scottishhousingday), an event designed to draw attention to the creation of new homes in Scotland supported by a large number of housebuilders, housing associations and industry bodies.
To mark the day, we take a look at some of the latest news from the Scottish new homes scene, covering a wide range of properties for sale north of the border.
Five new show homes from Taylor Wimpey
Major housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has unveiled no fewer than five new show homes across three developments in the west of Scotland, giving house-hunters the chance to see their products first hand and get some inspiration on the latest trends for their own new home.
The new show homes are at Castle Gardens in Crookston, Frankfield Loch in Stepps and Sycamore Wynd in Chapelhall.
Audrey Ross, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, says: “We provide a wide range of home styles, which means that purchasers can find the perfect match for their lifestyle – and we provide a variety of initiatives to make their move even easier and more affordable, including Help to Buy, Part Exchange and easymover. Our show home interiors showcase just how special buyers can make their own home too.”
These developments are open Thursday to Monday, from 11.00am to 5.30pm.
Free railcards for early reservations at Barratt@Eskbank
Barratt Homes is offering the first five people to reserve a property at its Barratt@Eskbank development in Dalkeith, Midlothian, a railcard worth over £1,000, in mark the first anniversary of the newly opened Borders railway.
The development is providing a range of four- and five-bedroom house types conveniently located next to the new Eskbank station, enhancing their appeal to commuters to the capital.
Anne Ross, sales director for Barratt Homes East Scotland says: ““The railway allows a quick and easy journey to the city centre, making Eskbank a very attractive option for those working in the city but who are keen to enjoy the green open spaces of the Midlothian countryside.
“With some great options available on mortgage rates and plenty of schemes to get you moving, including Part Exchange and Movemaker, you could be in your new home before the end of the year.”
Cruden Homes approaches delivery of much-needed affordable homes in North Berwick
Leading housebuilder Cruden Homes is on schedule for the November completion of the first of 105 affordable homes at its Mains Farm development in North Berwick.
The company has worked with North Berwick Trust to provide the homes as a 25% proportion of thosebeing constructed on the 103-acre site in the south of the town. The new homes with offer buyers some discounted sales prices as well as providing social rent and mid-market rent tenures for other residents.
The discounted sale homes are the first due for completion, with a price of £159,600 to be asked for a three-bedroom home, with specific criteria in place to ensure the homes are allocated to buyers who can’t afford a suitable property on the open market.
Malcolm Baker, chairman of North Berwick Trust, said: "We are pleased this provision of affordable housing for North Berwick is coming to fruition and that by the end of the year, families could be looking forward to living in these new homes."