News in brief from the new homes scene, Week 41 2017

Posted 12 October 2017 by Keith Osborne

In another busy week for new homes news, we bring you the latest in launches, events and special offers around the UK...

If you are keen to buy a new home, there’s still time to find one that’s right for you and to complete the purchase by Christmas. We take a look at some of the latest launches, offers and events at developments taking place…

Launch and Open Day at luxury Derbyshire retirement scheme

Specialist developer Richmond Villages is giving older buyers looking for a dedicated new retirement property to find the property they are looking for on Saturday 14 October with a launch and Open Day event at its Aston-on-Trent development in Derbyshire, around seven miles from the centre of Derby.

The event takes place from 10.00am to 4.00pm, giving potential buyers plenty of time to look at the range of properties available, the recreational facilities that complement these new homes and to talk to the Richmond Villages team about all their options, as well as enjoy some champagne and refreshments.

On a development that will also feature a wellness spa, quality restaurant, pool, gym, croquet lawn, library, beauty salon, IT room and terrace café, village suites start at £185,000 and village apartments at £295,000 for a one-bedroom property and £335,000 for a two-bedroom version.

“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved at Richmond Aston-on-Trent and I am confident it will become the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK,” says Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages. “We want to give people a real flavour for what living at this all new Richmond village is like and ensure they get the information they need on all aspects of Richmond retirement living.”

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New range of townhouses now available in Greenwich

Signal TownhousesDeveloper U+I has just released a range of 16 townhouses located in the heart of Peninsula West, Greenwich, in south-east London.

These new, contemporary-designed three-bedroom properties offer around 1,340 sq ft of accommodation split over three storeys and are located within a private mews which residents access via a paved granite courtyard. There are two private outdoor areas for each property as well as one off-street parking space and an abundance of natural light inside. The tops floor of each home is dedicated to the master bedroom suite. Completion of these homes is expect in Q4 next year, and prices currently start at £875,000.

Esther Galloway, residential portfolio manager at U+I, says: “The Signal Townhouses offer residents a rare opportunity to live in a contemporary home within close proximity of both the City and London’s renowned maritime quarter, Greenwich. Recognising the importance of outdoor space for young professionals and families, not only are the Signal townhouses situated near popular Greenwich Park but the townhouses themselves have been carefully designed to include a generously sized courtyard garden and roof terrace.”

These new homes are within easy walking distance of Greenwich’s superb collection of shops, amenities, transport links and historic landmarks.

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New apartments released in Liverpool

David Wilson Homes’ North West division has released a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments off-plan at its Claremont Gardens development on Westminster Road in Kirkdale, a suburb of Liverpool, just two miles from the city centre.

With work on the homes due to commence this December, even at this advanced stage Help to Buy is available to purchasers, requiring them to provide just a 5% deposit and supplementing it with a 20% equity loan, repayable when the property is re-sold.

With off-plan buying giving the purchaser the chance to select from a range of options to personalise their new home, Steve Jackson, sales director at David Wilson Homes North West says: “We have a limited number of apartments so would encourage anyone interested to come down and discuss the options available to them at Claremont Gardens.”

Prices for these properties start at £81,995.

Find out more about Claremont Gardens from David Wilson Homes

New show homes to open at Cambridgeshire development this Saturday

Alconbury WealdHouse-hunters looking for a home close to Huntingdon will have three new show houses to look at when they visit Alconbury Weald, the Redrow Homes development that is also within easy reach of Peterborough and Cambridge.

The development was launched off-plan around six months ago, and the three show homes – the ‘Stratford’, the ‘Cambridge’ and the ‘Balmoral’, all four-bedroom homes – will be a first opportunity to see build quality and layout first-hand, as well as be inspired by the latest interiors trends. Prices for the family homes at this development start at £345,950,

Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), says: “The opening of the show homes represents a real milestone for us. Nothing quite beats viewing a show home in the location where you want to live and we have lots of eager buyers keen to see inside. We’d encourage potential purchasers to visit at the earliest opportunity.”

These new homes are close to the Ermine Street Church Academy primary school , a gym, café and community shop. The area also has a skateboard park, with plans for community facilities and a health centre.

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New homes come to Brentford next week

Notting Hill Sales will be launching a brand new development next week (Saturday 21 October) in west London with the Reynard Mills scheme in Brentford, with the first phase presenting buyers with a range of three- and four-bedroom homes.

Prices will be announced at the event for these new build properties, which have been designed to aesthetically fit into the area and offer a cheaper alternative to nearby areas such as Chiswick and Ealing.

These new homes are less than two miles from Northfields Avenue, which offers a selection of cafés, independent shops and restaurants, and only 20 minutes away from Kew Bridge Road and its greater range of shops and amenities.

Brentford station is about 10 minutes’ walk from home and offers a journey time of around 30 minutes into central London, while Heathrow Airport is even closer, just 20 minutes from the front door.

Find out more about a range of Notting Hill Sales developments 

Stamp duty paid on new homes reservations at West Sussex site this weekend

Summerswood​Martin Grant Homes is offering to pay the stamp duty on the new homes reserved at its Summerswood development this weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October) in Ifield, on the north-western fringe of Crawley in West Sussex.

The development offers a selection of 27 three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes sacross a number of designs. Prices currently start at £464,950 and this offer brings savings from £13,250 to £27,500, depending on the property purchased. Help to Buy is also available.

Ifield has a range of amenities of its own, with two state primary schools (Manor Green Primary School is ‘outstanding’ and Waterfield Primary School ‘good’, according to Ofsted) and independent Cottesmore Preparatory School, and its own station that links to Gatwick Airport and London services at Three Bridges.

Visitors to the development can take a detailed look at the show home, designed by Andrew Henry Interiors and presenting the build quality and specification that buyers can expect, such as integrated appliances, chrome door fittings and plumbing and the choice of wardrobes and tiling available.

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East London development launches Help to Buy offer

A development called The Overdraught in Haggerston has three one-bedroom apartments now available with Help to Buy London, thank to the introduction of the scheme by developer L&Q.

The waterside development, located next to the Regent’s Canal on a former pub site, comprises eight apartments and a four-bedroom townhouse, appealing to a wide range of buyers and budgets. The one-bedroom apartments are priced at £565,000, below the threshold for the Help to Buy scheme.

Cathy Lloyd, sales and marketing director at L&Q, says; “We’re incredibly excited to be launching Help to Buy at The Overdraught, allowing us to help even more buyers get onto the London property ladder. With outdoor space and views across the picturesque canal, the new development has proved popular with young professionals wanting to take advantage of the great location and nearby hotspots.”

With a great standard specification and excellent choice of local shops, bars and restaurants, The Overdraught is conveniently placed for even more choice at Shoreditch and Old Street, and is well located for transport around the capital.

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