Top of the Props: Our pick of the best new homes for sale in Lincolnshire
The Lincolnshire property market had a good year in 2014, says agent Savills, with prices rising 7.8% by the end of the year compared to the end of 2013. However, looking at the medium term, average prices around the county are down 1.6% from 2009. Savills forecasts only a slight rise in prices this year but a regional surge of over 20% in property values by 2019.
Independent property expert Kate Faulkner says: “From a sellers perspective though, if you have a particular property that two people are willing to compete over, this will be a good year. Although buyers aren’t in a hurry, the number of properties for sale for them to choose from isn’t great, so properties in popular locations, in good condition that people are able to move into straightaway are likely to secure better than average offers as people are desperate to bag their ‘forever’ home.”
She is not so convinced that the county offer the best opportunity for investors in a conventional way, but sees a possible solution: “A good way to ‘win’ in the current property market though is that Lincolnshire has more plots of land to build on than any other county according to Plotsearch, so building to let or building and selling on when there are chances of a 30% increase in the sale price versus costs – this type of investment could be a winning strategy this year.”
Interestingly, Savills figures for last year showed that 13% of homes sold in Lincolnshire in the £500,000+ price bracket went to buyers from Greater London. Certainly, homeowners used to prices in the capital will be astonished by the size of property they can afford for that budget in this county.
Allison Homes – Anvil Mews, Stamford
Anvil Mews is an exclusive Allison Homes collection of ten stone townhouses situated just outside the old town wall of the stunning market town of Stamford. The development has been carefully designed to match the traditional limestone buildings of the area.
The houses themselves, whilst being built in keeping with the town’s historic architecture, offer a very contemporary lifestyle with an eye to high-quality design and finish – perfect for new home buyers and investors alike. Anvil Mews is a mix of three- and four-bedroom houses arranged around a central block-paved gated courtyard.
Find out more at www.allison-homes.co.uk ; 07717 895399
Chestnut Homes – Kings Manor, Coningsby
Ideal for first-time buyers is the three-bedroom ‘Juniper’ at Kings Manor, which features a living/dining room, kitchen, guest cloakroom, three bedrooms and a bathroom. ‘Juniper’ homes are available from £132,950.
David Newton, managing director of Chestnut Homes, says: “Kings Manor is open daily, so I’d encourage home-hunters to visit without delay to ensure that they don’t miss out on their dream home. With homes priced from just £124,995, there’s something for everyone.”
Kings Manor is located in the charming village of Coningsby, offering rural countryside living with local amenities close at hand. The site is open daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm.
Find out more at www.chestnuthomes.co.uk ; Phone number: 01526 343323
Barratt Homes – DeVessey Village, Sleaford
The current phase of this successful development is sold out but there will be another phase coming soon and the housebuilder is taking registrations from interested house-hunters. The whole development consists of 58 homes is scheduled to be finished in the summer of 2015.
The development is located in the rolling Lincolnshire countryside and homes here will have the benefit of a community orchard and gardens, with woodland walks on the doorstep.
The local primary and secondary schools are well regarded within the area, making this a prime development for young families to put down roots. On the busy high street of Sleaford town centre you will find supermarkets and independent stores.
Find out more at www.barratthomes.co.uk ; 0844 811 3377