News in brief from the new homes scene, Week 40 2017

Posted 5 October 2017 by Keith Osborne

This is a very busy time of year for new homes buyers, with a host of launches, offers and events to consider across the UK right now...

Three new properties released at Bishop Auckland site

Mandale Homes has announced the release of three new properties at its Bedford Sidings development in Bishop Auckland, the popular market town in County Durham in England’s North East.

The three new homes are in a three-property terrace block, with each of plots 15,16 and 17 offering a three-bedroom home with two bathrooms and off-street parking. Prices start at £119,950, with Help to Buy also available to assist buyers by offering a 5% deposit opportunity and a 20% loan that is repayable only when the property is sold. The housebuilder also offers Part Exchange and Assisted Move options.

In all, Bedford Sidings is providing 53 new homes, a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties in the north of the town and within easy reach of its shops and amenities. The town’s station is just minutes’ walk from this development, with the A1(M) only 12 minutes’ drive away for those who need to travel further. The North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales are both within easy reach for spectacular scenery.


Shared Ownership homes launched in Wokingham

So Resi WokinghamA mix of homes is now available at So Resi Wokingham, a new collection of Shared Ownership homes that are part of the larger Matthews Green Farm development in the Berkshire town.

This part of the development offers a mix of apartments and houses that will have broad appeal to first-time homebuyers on a modest budget: one-bedroom apartments start from just £98,000 for a 40% share (based on a full market value £245,000), with four-bedroom houses priced from £201,250 for a 35% share (based on the full market value £575,000). Every homes comes with an allocated parking space.

Esaiyas Mollallegn, head of marketing at Thames Valley Housing, the organisation behind the So Resi brand name, says: “With such a variety of homes available to purchase through shared ownership in a great village location, we expect many people will find this opportunity very appealing. We’re proud to raise the bar in affordable housing by providing these high-quality homes at an accessible price.”

Find out more at www.soresi.co.uk


Linden Homes opens new show home in North Yorkshire

Housebuilder Linden Homes has marked the official launch of its Oak Park development in the village of Tockwith, North Yorkshire, with the unveiling of a show home.

This development will be bringing 75 new homes to the village, which will range from one- and two-bedroom properties aimed at first-time buyers or young professionals, to three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes. Prices currently start at £294,950, with options of Part Exchange and Help to Buy available.

The show home is a four-bedroom detached ‘Pembroke’ house type, which comes with double detached garage. On the ground floor, there is a study/home office, a large lounge, a dining room and an impressive kitchen which comes with a separate utility room. The first floor has a family bathroom and four generously sized bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting its own en suite facilities.

A few miles west of York, Tockwith is well located for access to the A1(M) and to places like Harrogate and Leeds. Set in lovely countryside, it has its own good range of local amenities, including a primary school.

Find out more at www.lindenhomes.co.uk

Read on to find out about the best villages around York


Special offer on McCarthy & Stone retirement homes in Scotland this month

Greenwood GroveToday, Thursday 5 October, sees a special event taking place, hosted by retirement property specialists McCarthy & Stone, which is taking potential buyers through an offer available throughout October on its Greenwood Grove and Campsie Grove developments, located in Newton Mearns and Bishopbriggs respectively.

The ‘Moving Solutions’ event takes place from 11.00am to2.00pm at Parklands Country Club, Crookfur Park, Ayr Road in Newton Mearns, but the Move for Free offer applies for several weeks on new homes at these developments and could save buyers thousands of pounds. The developer also has standard offers of Part Exchange and Smooth Move available to buyers.

Lorraine Paterson, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone Scotland, says: “Our ‘Move for Free’ offer could save buyers up to £12,000 so it is an ideal opportunity for buyers to make the decision to move to retirement living. The independence of homeownership combined with additional security and low maintenance, as well as the addition of new friends and companionship, provides homeowners with a new lease of life that gives them a real boost and appetite for making the most of their retirement years. We hope prospective buyers take the opportunity to pop along to our Moving Solutions Event in Newton Mearns to find out how we can help them make their next move.”

Find out more about McCarthy & Stone’s current developments


New apartments come to Sunbury-on-Thames

IDM Properties has launched a brand new development in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, with a range of apartments that the company sees appealing strongly to young professionals.

Dolphin House has 112 new homes, a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments, converting a building previously used in the commercial world into a modern residential unit that offers those living there excellent access to town amenities, the River Thames and rail links to central London, with Waterloo station just 50 minutes away.

Jonathan Curtis, sales and marketing director for IDM Properties, says: “Dolphin House is testament to our belief that there is a genuine need for superior quality and spacious apartments in Surrey. With homes in inner London moving further and further out of reach of many trying to get onto the property ladder, there is a real demand for homes with first time buyers in mind.”

Studio apartments start at £195,000, one-bedroom apartments at £215,000.

Find out more at www.idmproperties.com 


Work starts on the UK’s largest regeneration project

With targets 25,500 new homes and facilities to create around 65,000 jobs, the regeneration of Old Oak in west London is the biggest such project in the UK right now and commencement of work on it has now been officially marked with a special event involving some of the major figures involved.

James Murray, deputy mayor of London and Liz Peace CBE, chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), along with Tony Fernandes of Queen’s Park Rangers FC and Dipesh J. Shah OBE of Genesis Housing Association, were among the prominent attendees of the launch, with work starting on the site to bring the first new residents to the area in 2020, on a development called The Oaklands.

Murray says: “I am delighted that work has commenced on this important scheme and pleased that we have been able to work so closely with QPR and Genesis Housing Association to increase the proportion of affordable homes."

Peace adds: “I am delighted to kick-start the wider regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal in line with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s priorities. This first major scheme granted consent by OPDC and the Mayor paves the way to creating a place where people will want to live, work, spend their leisure time and bring up their families.”


New show home opening for Barratt in Midlothian

The Woodlands​Barratt Homes has launched a brand new show home at its development in Dalkeith, Midlothian, giving house-hunters in the area a chance to see what The Woodlands can offer them.

The ‘Dunbar’ is a four-bedroom house type that has been professionally decorated and interior designed to highlight overall build quality and the potential for different types of buyer. This detached home is likely to be especially impressive to family buyers looking for space and a good range of rooms, being centred on an open-plan kitchen/dining area (which gives French door access to the rear garden), supported by a separate utility room, and with a downstairs cloakroom, spacious lounge and integrated garage also on the ground floor. Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own en suite, three more double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Anne Ross, sales director for Barratt Homes East Scotland, says: “At The Woodlands we will be offering a range of three- and four-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached homes. The development offers extremely good value for money and with excellent transport links to the city, now is the time for growing families to consider a move to the region.”

Prices here start at £237,995.

Find out more about The Woodlands from Barratt Homes


Open Day this weekend at luxury Mill Hill development

Mill Hill is one of north London’s most sought-after residential areas and this Saturday 7 October, developer Bellis Homes is inviting house-hunters at the high end of the market to look at its recently launched Eleven Trees development of three large family homes.

Two of the homes come with five bedrooms and one with six. All include gyms, dressing rooms and swimming pool and spa areas and standard. The interiors have been finished to the highest specification by multi-award-winning Alexander James Interior Design. The price of these homes starts at £4.5m.

“Mill Hill is a very desirable location for families. The village is in the proximity of many high performance and international schools and the area holds magnificent open spaces with secluded gardens, which is another reason why many people are looking to move to this suburb,” says Karen Morris, associate director for the new homes department of agency Glentree International.

"Eleven Trees has been designed with families foremost in mind; they really are forever homes and the features included in these properties certainly hold the 'wow factor',” adds Henry Fordham, a director of Bellis Homes

Find out more at www.bellishomes.co.uk


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