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News in Brief from The New Homes Scene, Week 8 2018

Posted 22 February 2018 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team gives you the very latest on launches, events and special offers for new homes across the country...

With many new homes developments open five, or even seven days a week, the weekend is still the most popular time for house-hunters to go and see them in person. Here are the latest launches, events and offers from across the country…


Part Exchange weekend at Brackley development

Taylor Wimpey is inviting homeowners looking to swap their current property for a new build to attend a Part Exchange weekend at its Chestnut Grove development in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

With the marketing suite open from 10.00am to 5.00pm both days, potential purchasers can come along on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February to find out how they can get the new home they really want without the hassle of selling their current home on the open market. With Part Exchange, Taylor Wimpey will act as cash buyer for a home, meaning buyers get the one they want and can move in when it is ready – and avoid the costs of an estate agent.

Gareth Jacob, managing director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, says: “Our Part Exchange scheme will help to eliminate the stress and complications of putting your property on the market. As we will act as your buyer, there are no estate agents fees to pay and no housing chains to worry about. Many prospective purchasers may not be fully aware of how our Part Exchange scheme could be of benefit to them, so our event is the perfect opportunity to have all of their questions answered by our experienced team – and to find out more about the homes available at Chestnut Grove.”

Prices currently start at £225,000 at this development, which offers a range of two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom homes to suit many budgets and requirements.

Find out more about Chestnut Grove from Taylor Wimpey


New homes in Berkshire launched

Wexham GreenSlough Urban Renewal (SUR), a joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments, has unveiled a new development close to Stoke Poges in Berkshire, with Help to Buy available.

Wexham Green is a collection of 104 two, three and four-bedroom homes situated in an attractive semi-rural location, with prices starting from £390,000 for a two-bedroom house. Though coming in a range of sizes, these homes share many qualities, such as fully-fitted Symphony kitchens with smart integrated appliances, a rear garden and patio. Some have their own garage, complete with an electric car charging point.

These new homes are within easy reach of Windsor, Gerrards Cross and Reading, bringing a wide choice of shops, restaurants and entertainment within easy reach of home. Slough also has its own range of useful facilities, and the area has an impressive range of excellent nursery, primary and secondary schools.

Find out more at www.wexhamgreen.co.uk     


London Home Show approaches 

Taking place on Saturday 3 March, the tenth London Home Show is expected to attract 4,000 visitors to see the wealth of choice they have in purchasing their first home in the capital, with almost 50 new homes providers presenting their portfolios.

Supported by the Mayor of London, the event takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster and is free-of-charge to attend. Many of the range of affordable homes developments that visitors will be able to learn about will be available through the government-backed Shared Ownership and Help to Buy schemes.

Nick Lieb, head of operations for hosts Share to Buy, says: “As house prices continue to skyrocket, more and more Londoners are feeling pushed out of the property market. However, affordable homeownership schemes, such as Shared Ownership and Help to Buy, offer an alternative route onto the property ladder. We understand that for those who are starting out on their home buying journey, these alternative schemes can seem confusing but, with industry experts and the biggest names in first time buyer developments all under one roof, our exhibition is a truly fantastic opportunity for buyers to have their questions answered. We are delighted to be hosting our tenth London Home Show, which is set to be the biggest show to date."

Among the exhibitors are L&Q, Clarion, Notting Hill, Crest Nicholson, Southern Home Ownership and Barratt London, and each will have a team in attendance who can answer a range of questions about their homes. There will also be live Q&A sessions, where visitors can ask questions to experts on a range of topics.

 Register for a free ticket to the London Home Show, visit www.sharetobuy.com/homeshow


Release of show home at Glasgow retirement development

Campsie GroveBuyers looking for a retirement home in Glasgow can now purchase the show home at Campsie Grove, a development from leading specialist developer McCarthy & Stone in the northern suburb of Bishopbriggs.

Priced at £204,000, this is a fully furnished two-bedroom apartment that includes all carpets, light fittings and blinds for the price. This offer is open to a purchase that gets  legal completion by 28 June 2018. Selected other apartments at the development are also available under a similar offer.

“It’s an exciting time for our Campsie Grove development,” says Lorraine Paterson, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone in Scotland. “With just a few apartments now remaining we’ve released the show apartment for sale which signals a great opportunity for one buyer to secure a stylish Retirement Living apartment that’s been beautifully styled, and we’ve just reduced the price of this apartment from £219,000 to just £204,000 saving the buyer an incredible £15,000.”    

Properties at Campsie Grove have a security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call points, for peace of mind, and a residents’ lounge to mix with neighbours on site. There’s a house manager present during office hours, too, to ensure the development is run smoothly for all that live there.

Find out more about Campsie Grove from McCarthy & Stone


First phase of new Aylesbury development launches this weekend

Boutique developer Oakmont Homes unveil the first phase of 39 new apartments at its Prebendal Court development, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, this Saturday 24 February.

A set of red-brick office buildings has been carefully converted into a collection one- and two-bedroom apartments which look onto a central courtyard area. In addition to 49 homes in all, the development will also have a residents’ gym facility. With prices starting from £180,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, and Help to Buy available, buyers can expect an impressive specification and contemporary layouts, as well as CCTV, door entry and sprinkler systems built in – and allocated parking for each apartment.

Marc Green, director at Oakmont Homes, says: “We are very excited to be bringing a development to the market that will undoubtedly become one of Aylesbury’s most-coveted addresses. Its tranquil courtyard setting is located on the edge of a lovely conservation area, and yet the charming centre of the town is only a moment’s walk away. With London also commutable, Prebendal Court provides the rare combination of stylish, peaceful living in a well connected location.”

An hour from London by rail and with a host of shops and amenities of its own, Aylesbury has much to offer both commuters and those working locally.

Find out more at www.oakmonthomes.co.uk

Townhouses to launch at Colindale development

399​This Saturday 24 February sees the launch of a collection of 29 townhouses in Colindale, north London, by U+I, the development brand funded by L&Q.

With 16 schools within a mile of the development, all of which are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, these four-storey homes will be perfect for families looking to make a home in one of London’s largest regeneration areas, well connected by road and rail and with a wealth of shopping and leisure within easy reach. With prices starting at £675,000, there is a choice of three- and four-bedroom house types with a range of private outdoor space and allocated parking options.

Kate Townrow of U+I Plc says: “These luxury townhouses at 399, NW9 offer buyers a rare opportunity to live in a stunning contemporary home with a readymade neighbourhood on its doorstep. We expect the townhouses to appeal to young and growing families who will benefit from being close to a number of excellent schools whilst also enjoying the practical benefits of an easy to maintain new build home.”

The development has a widely respected food hall at its centre, but is also within easy reach of everything the capital has to offer, under half-an-hour from the City and West End via the Northern line, which is open 24 hours over the weekend.

Find out more at www.399nw9.com 


New show homes now open at Leicestershire site

East Midlands house-hunters now have the chance to see first-hand what they can buy at Buttercup Fields, a development from William Davis Homes which now has two show homes for them to take a tour around.

Located in the Leicestershire town of Shepshed, the development offers a range of two- to four-bedroom homes, and the show homes now mean visitors to the site can see first-hand the layout and specification of the homes on offer, and some inspiration on new decoration trends to use when they move in. Both the ‘Solent’ and ‘Denwick’ have four bedrooms and generous living space, with the ‘Solent’ fitted with the standard specification and the ‘Denwick’ showing off some of the upgrades available.

Pamela Hollingworth, one of the sales consultants at Buttercup Fields, says: “Although we’ve been selling successfully off-plan for a while, it’s always an exciting moment when we first open the show homes. Our purchasers are already telling us how much they admire the development’s rural location and stunning countryside views, so we’re encouraging house hunters to join us this weekend to see why Buttercup Fields is the best address in Shepshed.”

With Help to Buy and Part Exchange incentive schemes available in addition to the housebuilder’s own , bespoke soft furnishings package, homes can be bought off-plan, with prices ranging from £239,000 to £380,000.

Find out more at www.williamdavis.co.uk/homes


Redrow launches Help to Buy at West Drayton this weekend

Saturday 24 February sees award-winning housebuilder Redrow introducing the Help to Buy scheme at its Padcroft development in West Drayton, Berkshire.

Conveniently located just a few minutes from the soon-to-be-launched Crossrail/Elizabeth Line service that offers fast services through the heart of the capital, Padcroft offers a range of luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments priced from £390,000. Saturday’s event, taking place from 10.00am to 4.00pm, is a chance for potential purchasers to find out more about how the Help to Buy scheme can assist them get the home they want with just a 5% deposit.

“Padcroft has already proved to be very popular with both investors and owner-occupiers alike,” says Simon Halfhide, sales director for Redrow. “The latest figures from Rightmove which have identified West Drayton as London’s latest property hot spot come as no surprise. It a popular commuter town due to its superb transport connections. With some apartments at Padcroft now available to purchase under the Help to Buy scheme, the properties will appeal to an even wider audience.”

Buyers can visit the marketing suite on site and find out more about the high standard of fittings and features, such as  engineered oak flooring, fully fitted kitchens with built-in appliances, hotel-style bathrooms and plenty of storage.

Find out more at www.padcroft.co.uk


Help to Buy event at Watford development this weekend

South Oxhey CentralAnyone looking for a new build home in the Watford area can find out more about how the Help to Buy scheme could assist them at a special event from housebuilder Countryside this Saturday 24 February at its South Oxhey Central development.

This first phase of properties available is a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments on the south-western part of the site, each with its own private balcony, en suite master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an open-plan kitchen/dining./living area. Prices at here start from £287,500 for a one-bedroom property and from £367,500 for a two-bedroom one, and with Help to Buy a purchaser only needs a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage, with the 20% balance in the form of an equity loan.

Tom O’Shea, sales manager at Countryside Partnerships South, says: “The new homes recently launched at South Oxhey Central have been very well received as buyers recognise the opportunity to get in early and be part of the significant regeneration set to happen in this exciting area. We’ve seen strong interest from those who live and work locally as well as those from London attracted by the fast and easy commute; we have also had purchasers who missed out on our Hayling Place development in the area last year, so we recommend those interested get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and to get first choice of the new homes which are now available.”

House-hunters can visit the marketing suite on site every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Find out more at www.countryside-properties.com 


Launch of new homes in Heywood this weekend

Linden Homes is launching a new development of homes for house-hunters in the north-west of England to consider this weekend, as it unveils Mill Gardens, a new 28-home scheme in Heywood, Greater Manchester.

From Saturday 24 February, potential buyers can visit the site and take a look around a fully decorated show house, to provide a full picture of the specification of this new collection of homes as well as the latest interior design trends. This development, just ten miles from Manchester city centre, offers a mix of high-quality two- and three-bedroom homes.

Sian Pitt, head of sales at Linden Homes North West, says: “Mill Gardens’ excellent location and access to amenities makes the scheme ideal for first time buyers and growing families, and we look forward to launching the site and welcoming our new homeowners. Throughout the weekend, members of the Linden Homes team will be on hand to offer support and advice and to answer any questions visitors may have about Mill Gardens and the wonderful properties we have here.”

Six properties are being released as part of the first phase, with the site set for full completion in Spring 2019. 


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