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Last chance to get on the property ladder at Trafalgar Apartments

Last chance to get on the property ladder at Trafalgar Apartments

Last chance to get on the property ladder at Trafalgar Apartments - part of the prestigious Dickens Yard, Ealing 

First time buyers are being given the last chance to get their foot on the property ladder at Trafalgar Apartments, part of the prestigious and vibrant Dickens Yard development in the heart of Ealing, West London. 

Catalyst’s development, Trafalgar Apartments features a selection of stylish one and two bedroom Shared Ownership apartments with only four, two bedroom Shared Ownership still available. The apartments are sensitively designed with high ceiling and generous windows providing a feeling of luxury and there are balconies on selected plots with video entry system to all apartments.

The B Word

The B Word

Regardless of your views on Brexit, there’s no arguing that it has created a great deal of uncertainty.  Reuben John from Fine & Country East London discusses what this means for the property market.

As the final Brexit decision edges closer, the impact on the property market has left potential sellers and buyers in a difficult position because of the uncertain outcome. On the one hand, there is a wait and see attitude, particularly with buyers thinking that prices may well reduce. For sellers, the question is if the market slows down is selling now the better option?

Blended Bedfordshire Family Brought Together At Willow Grove

Bedfordshire Family Brought Together At Willow Grove

A Bedfordshire couple have settled into their new property at Barratt Homes’ Willow Grove and have fallen in love with the family features the development provides their three children with. 

Jessica Desouza (32) and Luke Andrews (35) have purchased a four bedroom property, which offers more than enough room for them and their children, Eefah-Louise (8), Ariana (4) and baby Lochlan (3 months). 

Jessica, originally from Luton, said: “Ever since the arrival of our little one, we wanted to find a space that equally accommodates everyone.

“With Luke’s child Eefah-Louise and my daughter Ariana living together in one space, it was important to make everyone feel a part of the family.

Brooklands Apartment Offers First Time Buyers A Step Onto The Property Ladder

Couple in their Brooklands Apartment

A development of new properties in Milton Keynes has provided a pair of first-time buyers with their ideal home.

Paige Quigley, an Assistant Merchandiser at Sainsbury’s Argos, and Bailey Skinner, a Food and Beverage Assistant at the Hilton Hotel, moved into their new property at Brooklands recently. They are thrilled to have purchased their first home together after years of saving, thanks to using the Help to Buy scheme.

This government-backed scheme allows buyers to purchase a home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is funded by an equity loan, interest-free for the first five years and repayable on the sale on the home.

Interior design students put to test by Shanly Homes in local competition

Interior design students at Shanly Homes

Design students at West Herts College, Watford, were put to the test when challenged with designing a children’s bedroom for a competition by award-winning housebuilder Shanly Homes. The winning student, Jessica Gregory, was awarded two days’ work experience with Micasa, who has created the show home at Shanly’s newest development Fern Acre Gardens in Northwood, just six miles from the college. 

Buying a brand new home was so easy for first time buyers  

Peter, Cristina and their dog outside their brand new home

Buying a home is considered to be one of the most stressful things you can do, but for Peter Blixenkrone-Moller and Cristina Gallego Garcia it couldn’t have been more straight forward when they purchased their two bedroom home at Deanfield Meadow, Ducklington, Near Witney, Oxfordshire. 

Peter (aged 50) comments, “We have both been living in the UK for 10 years. I am originally from Denmark and Cristina (aged 40) from Spain. We wanted to buy our own home but needed to make sure we were both in the right jobs before making that commitment, so decided to rent for nine months in Woodstock, with a clause in our agreement which meant we could get out.

A new beginning for Mulberry Homes at Great Bowden

Mulberry Homes – the first sod is cut

A recent 'cutting the sod' ceremony at Mulberry Homes' new Heathcote Grange development in Great Bowden, Leics, celebrated one of the first milestones on the site and marked the official start of the construction work.

Chair of the Harborough District Council, Lesley Bowles, joined the homebuilder's Land and Operations Director Steve Mitchell for the event on Leicester Lane.

Heathcote Grange is set to provide a sophisticated selection of three and four bedroom luxury homes, positioned amidst beautifully landscaped surroundings in the heart of Great Bowden.

Not Long Left To Secure A Property At Kingsley Manor

Kingsley Manor street scene

David Wilson Homes South Midlands has released its final range of properties at its Kingsley Manor development in Langford that is perfect for the whole family.

The sought-after new homes site, which is located on Station Road, currently has a range of four and five bedroom detached properties available that are expertly designed to suit modern living.  

The six remaining properties will give new residents a chance to join the newly-formed community of homeowners at the development who are already reaping the benefits of Kingsley Manor.

Crest Nicholson saves the day for Part Exchange couple at Birchen Oak, West Sussex

Crest Nicholson saves the day for Part Exchange couple at Birchen Oak, West Sussex

Alice Dean and her husband, Matt Curgenven, recently moved to Crest Nicholson’s Birchen Oak development in Lindfield. Having previously occupied a two-bedroom duplex apartment built by Crest Nicholson, the couple found their transition to West Sussex “really easy and supportive,” as they chose to upsize using Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange scheme to secure their dream home. 

The couple found they had outgrown their previous apartment and Alice said, “we needed to find a home that met our needs, and that is what we found at Birchen Oak.” A big part of the appeal was their desire “to leave London” and enjoy the relaxing country lifestyle in West Sussex.

Are you sitting on a small fortune? The top 10 most wanted second hand items

Are you sitting on a small fortune? The top 10 most wanted second hand items

The glitz and glamour of the Christmas period doesn’t come cheap, with presents, parties and decorations all pulling on the pursestrings. Every penny counts over these expensive winter months and many will be searching for ways to bring in a bit of extra cash to cover the costs.

The answer may well be closer to home than people think, with the second hand industry growing year on year. There are many reasons why someone might feel the need for a clear out, but whether it’s fundraising for a treat or decluttering ahead of a house move, you could find it a valuable process.