There is currently a good range of new homes for sale across the whole of Warwickshire, from urban developments to boutique rural properties, but at least one local agent feels that there is an under-supply of homes on the market that would give people the ability to move into one.
Terry Robinson, sales director at Reeds Rains estate agents in Leamington, recently told the Kenilworth Weekly News that he believes that now is a good time to sell. “I have seen so many changes in the market over the last 14 years of covering the Warwickshire area but I have noticed more changes happening recently than at any time before,” he said.
“Stamp duty has been cut, which has provided us with a massively increased number of active buyers, and this has enabled us to sell properties quicker than ever before. However, whilst the industry averages would suggest an estate agent should have around 40% of their total stock sold, we currently have 65 per cent of our stock sold and are in urgent need of more properties to sell.”
His agency is offering sellers a special discount if they appoint the agency during April.
In the long term, over 23,000 homes are planned for construction in Coventry and Warwickshire over the next 20 years as part of a plan to make it a “top ten city”. The plans are controversial, however, as some of these new homes will encroach on currently protected green belt land
Bellway Homes – Arden Heights, Coleshill
Arden Heights is a collection of two-, four- and five-bedroom homes in the historic market town of Coleshill. The town offers a host of charming local amenities with the nearby High Street lined with interesting retailers, welcoming coaching inns and restaurants.
Arden Heights also benefits from excellent road connections with the M42 and M6 easy to access while Birmingham International Airport is around a 10-minute drive from the development.
Prices for four-bedroom homes available at the development currently range between £253,995 and £281,000.
Find out more at www.bellway.co.uk ; 01675 466 642
Taylor Wimpey – Penns Croft, Nuneaton
Property-seekers looking to trade in their old home for a brand new one are being encouraged to ‘Make It Yours’ using the Part Exchange scheme at Taylor Wimpey’s Penns Croft development in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Homeowners who use the scheme to upgrade to a three-bedroom ‘Barwell’ house type at this popular development and reserve before the end of April can take advantage of a £1,000 voucher to spend on Taylor Wimpey’s extensive range of interior Options.
There’s a selection of three and four-bedroom properties currently available at Penns Croft, priced from £149,955 and £249,995 respectively.
Penns Croft is located on the southwestern fringes of Nuneaton, within walking distance of the leisure facilities of Bermuda Park that include a multi-screen cinema, a bowling alley, a gym and a choice of restaurants.
Find out more at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk ; 01543 496700
Redrow – Tudor Gardens, Atherstone
Just 14 months after the first properties were released for sale, Tudor Gardens is nearing a sell-out with only 15 homes remaining. Despite the limited availability there’s still plenty of choice including two-, three- and four-bedroom designs from the housebuilder’s Heritage Collection.
Prices at Tudor Gardens start from £159,995 for a two-bedroom ‘Evesham’, with a four-bedroom detached ‘Oxford’ family home that’s almost ready to move into available from £269,995.
Located close to the countryside yet within walking distance of Atherstone town centre, Tudor Gardens is ideally placed to enable homeowners to enjoy the best of both worlds. The local railway station is within easy reach of these new homes and the cities of Coventry and Birmingham are both within a 30-minute drive.
Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk/tudor; 01827 769420.
Comprising 38 one- and two-bedroom apartments priced from £164,950, Dugdale Court’s rural location provides picturesque surroundings for residents whilst a host of local amenities are only a short stroll away including a local butchers, bakers, Post Office as well as healthcare services including a doctor’s surgery and dental practice.
Facilities at Dugdale Court include a stunning homeowners’ lounge ideal for socialising with friends, beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax and a guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay.
Find out more at www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk ; 01675 430463