Ipswich Building Society refreshes its residential mortgage range

Ipswich Building Society refreshes its residential mortgage range

Support for first-time home buyers, shared ownership and ex-Help to Buy remortgaging. Ipswich Building Society has updated its residential mortgage range with a number of changes to its shared ownership products and the introduction of a new ex-Help to Buy remortgage offering. The refresh is aimed at opening up more choice in the mortgage marketplace, particularly for first-time buyers.

With the average price for a detached house in England now at £369,380*, Ipswich Building Society has increased the maximum loan size for its standard 90% and 95% Loan To Value (LTV) products from £350,000 to £500,000. The Society will continue to offer its specialist ‘large loan’ product for applicants seeking loans ranging from £500,000 to £750,000.

New Builds Favoured By One In Four Brits - Hamilton Square

New Builds Favoured By One In Four Brits - Hamilton Square

One in four Brits prefer a ready-made home with new integrated appliances and open-plan layouts when buying a property, according to research* by Countryside. For first time buyers Samantha Sarsfield (28) and Tim (30) Ashburn, it was these features that sealed the deal on their new home at the home builder’s Hamilton Square development.

Samantha and Tim, who met at university in 2011 whilst studying for their degrees in food technology, secured their first home at Countryside’s new Hamilton Square development in Atherton, where prices start at £186,995.

David Wilson Homes' Storytelling Event

David Wilson Homes' Storytelling Event


Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of children from the Rocking Horse Nursery at Newbury Racecourse thanks to a storytelling event at the nursery organised by David Wilson Homes Southern.  

Children at the nursery, located at Newbury Racecourse, were visited by a storyteller as part of the housebuilder’s celebration of World Book Day.

The five-star housebuilder invited professional storyteller Martin Reed, a member of the Society for Storytelling, to spend the morning at the nursery, telling stories to the children and engaging them in the beauty of literature.  

You get more for your money with Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes

When Dan Smith was searching for a brand-new property in the South East, he always knew that he could depend upon Bovis Homes to make his dreams come true.

His strong belief and confidence in the national house builder was built on firm foundations as he had enjoyed many happy times in the property from which he was looking to move – which had been built with pride by Bovis Homes a few years before.

Delighted with the build quality and customer service that he received previously, he had no hesitation in purchasing his next property from Bovis Homes when it was time to move on to his dream location of Littlehampton, along with partner Laura Delaney.

First Time Buyer Market - Hyde New Homes

Hyde New Homes

Hyde New Homes provide quality, affordable housing through their shared ownership programme in  London, Kent and the South.

We currently have a selection of stylish homes for sale which would suit first time buyers entering the property market as well as growing families looking to upsize to a new contemporary home suitable for their needs.

We have an expert sales team on hand and they will be pleased to guide you through the seemingly confusing process of purchasing a home through shared ownership, both for new build and resale homes. In fact, we have also produced an easy video guide for your assistance, which you can access at

Youngest apprentice ever with David Wilson Homes

youngest apprentice

A three-year-old budding truck operator has been taken on as David Wilson Homes Southern’s youngest apprentice at its newest Basingstoke development Gillies Meadow.  

Adam Blackwell is being invited to the development at various stages of build to see how the homes are progressing and will get to ‘oversee’ the construction of plot 215.

He will be able to see the plot at foundation level, when the roof goes on and then once it has been completed.

David Wilson Homes will be starting Adam a story book which will document Adam’s visits as the youngest apprentice to the development and include a timeline of the plot. 

Flexible and adaptable new-build homes

new-build homes

The challenge of finding a home with just the right amount of space and with absolutely no need for DIY is driving many buyers to new-build homes in Bristol.

Increasingly, newer homes are designed to provide flexible space that fits a wide variety of lifestyles, providing those who may previously have opted to downsize with the luxury of rooms that are perfect suited to their requirements.

 ilke Homes – a scale solution to the affordable housing crisis

 ilke Homes – a scale solution to the affordable housing crisis

The housebuilding industry is on track to deliver the government’s target of one million new homes by 2020. The challenge is to continue expanding supply in the highest-demand areas to improve affordability The cost of housing has knock-on effects across the economy. As people are forced out to the suburbs, cities become less dynamic. Workers waste time on marathon, energy-sapping commutes. People from the regions cannot afford to move to cities where they might find work. Businesses cannot clear land to build. It is perhaps no coincidence that Britain’s growing housing crisis has coincided with stagnant productivity.

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show returns to drive Midland’s property expansion

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show returns to drive Midland’s property expansion

Latest figures released by the National Custom & Self Build Association reveal that 33,000 people have already signed up to the Right to Build register since October 2017, which means that at least half of the demand for serviced plots will have to be authorised by October 2019[1]. To support more people in their desire to build homes in the region and inspire remodelling projects, The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to the NEC, Birmingham from 22-25 March 2018. Over four packed days, visitors will benefit from more than 500 exhibitors and 16 free daily seminars and masterclasses in the extended venue.

How Shared Ownership is Full of Possibilities

How Shared Ownership is Full of Possibilities

Owning a Zone 2 Home by The Age of 25, How Shared Ownership is Full of Possibilities. The rapid increase of house prices and stagnating wages have meant that UK millennials have struggled to get on onto the property ladder. According to a recent study conducted by HSBC, only 31 per cent of young people surveyed said there were able to purchase a home[1]. There are however a number of alternatives open to First Time Buyers, such as the Shared Ownership scheme, meaning that, more young adults are able to consider buying a property. Such a case is Events Manager, Ellie Wyburd, who purchased a new build two-bedroom flat at Woods Road, Peckham, a Shared Ownership development by Hyde New Homes.