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Family Exchange Home And Upsize To Join New Wixams Community

Family Exchange Home And Upsize To Join New Wixams Community

A Bedfordshire family of four have found the ideal solution to upsizing and selling their existing property at Wixams newest development Willow Grove thanks to its bespoke Part Exchange scheme. 
Jemma and Ian Smith (both 36) moved into their new David Wilson home on the development recently with their daughters Sienna (four) and Poppy (two) and are already enjoying the growing community flourishing in the new homes.

They upsized from their three bedroom townhouse – also located in Wixams - after recognising that whilst they loved the area, they needed a bigger home for the whole family. 

Help to buy equity loan Church Hill Place

Church Hill Place

Church Hill Place will comprise of an exclusive collection of 38 premium two, three and four bedroom homes. Named after the charming Parish Church in Coleshill, one of the tallest spires in Warwickshire, Church Hill Place is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Coleshill’s bustling High Street. A range of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses will be available, as well as townhouses, which will all be traditional and timeless in design, reflecting the Georgian architecture of the surrounding area.

'Help to Buy focuses on helping families to secure their dream home'

House Crowd Frazer Fearnhead on Help to Buy

Frazer Fearnhead, CEO and co-founder of peer-to-peer lending property platform The House Crowd, talks to HomeFocus about Help to Buy…

What are the benefits of the Help to Buy market for buyers?

To buy a property, you need to have enough money saved to put down a deposit. The problem with this is that many people simply can’t afford the deposit outright. This is especially true for first-time homeowners who want to get a foot on the property ladder, but just don’t have the means. People moving to a new house also feel the pinch when trying to take a step up to a larger or more expensive property. Help to Buy increases affordability for both groups of buyers by setting the deposit at 5% – much lower than a typical mortgage option.

Construction graduates on mission to plug skills gap

Graduates from Barratt Developments’ graduate programme, who are hoping to inspire the next generation to take up a career in construction

There’s much more to the construction industry than bricks and muddy boots.

That’s the message from a trio of graduates from Barratt Developments in Bristol, who love their jobs so much they’re organising an event in Bath to encourage others to consider a career in housebuilding. 

The construction industry has been suffering from a ‘skills gap’ for several years, with many of the current workforce retiring and not enough new people to replace them. According to figures from the UK’s construction union UCATT, women are even less likely to pursue a career in the industry, with just one per cent of workers on site being female.

CLAIM two free tickets to this year's Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Homebuilding and Renovating Show

According to the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), 14,000 homes will be built across the UK in the next year. For those considering this route, the annual Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, sponsored for the first time by Everest Home Improvements, is marking its anticipated return to Sandown Park, from 1-2 July 2017, with hands-on tips to help consumers succeed in their property ventures.

Across two full days, visitors can speak to over 220 exhibitors and access more than 500+ advice sessions, 20+ free masterclasses on essential topics which can tackle any problem, from implementing the latest intelligent security systems to funding a remodelling project.

First-time buyers drive housing boom

First-time buyers drive housing boom

House prices have hit record levels with sales in the housing sector hitting a 10-year high, despite fears about the impact of Brexit and pre-election nerves on the economy - a report claims. 

In what’s been dubbed a ‘Brexit boom’, the average price of property coming to market in April 2017 rose by £3,547 to £313,666, up by 1.1 per cent on the previous month. The average asking price in March 2017 was £310,108.

The number of sales agreed this spring was the highest since 2007, before the credit crunch. Sales are up 10 per cent on spring 2016.