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RSPB and Barratt extend partnership to give nature a home in West Sussex

 RSPB

A unique partnership between the RSPB and Barratt Homes has been renewed and extended for another three years. The partnership aims to deliver more wildlife friendly housing across the West Sussex region, helping to give nature a home.

Barratt and the RSPB will work together to boost biodiversity and promote wildlife. Through such initiatives as hedgehog highways, wild bee friendly planting and swift bricks, the aim of the partnership is to help all forms of wildlife and nature on new housing developments.

Gen Z In The Market For New Build Homes

Gen Z In The Market For New Build Homes

Generation Z is putting homes above holidays with two thirds of renters under 24 already saving to secure their first home, according to a recent survey* by home builder Countryside.

Last month, Countryside surveyed the nation’s house hunters and found 92% of 18 to 24 year-olds want to use Help to Buy ahead of the 2021 deadline, with 66% already saving for a home deposit.

When asked who they intended on buying a property with, one third of Generation Z savers revealed that they hoped to one day secure a mortgage as a single buyer.

L&Q launches PricedIn Living campaign

L&Q launches PricedIn Living campaign

Dedicated to helping first time buyers take their first step onto the property ladder, L&Q has launched its PricedIn Living campaign, to demonstrate how buyers can settle in with Shared Ownership - an alternative route onto the housing ladder.

With lower deposits available on developments across London and the South East, Shared Ownership with L&Q gives you the peace of mind to settle in to your new home.

L&Q PricedIn shares their guide for the perfect cosy night in in your new L&Q home.

Braving the Snow: First Time Buyers Turn Out in Droves for the 10th London Home Show  

Braving the Snow: First Time Buyers Turn Out in Droves for the 10th London Home Show  

Over 4,300 visitors braved the snow on Saturday 3rd of March to attend the tenth London Home Show. 

Supported by the Mayor of London, the free exhibition saw 47 exhibitors all under one roof at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. Showcasing the best of affordable homes available across London, the Home Show welcomed a range of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy providers, as well as independent mortgage brokers and conveyancing solicitors. 

Hosted by Share to Buy, the UK’s largest online portal for Shared Ownership properties, the bi-annual event is held each March and September and has welcomed nearly 45,000 visitors since its launch in 2013. 

Tickets On Sale Now For The Ideal Home Show 2018

Tickets On Sale Now For The Ideal Home Show 2018

The Ideal Home Show is back at Olympia London for Spring 2018. Taking place from Saturday 17 March to Monday 2 April, the UK’s biggest home event features more than 600 exhibitors under one roof.

Advance ticket prices for the Ideal Home Show, which is sponsored by Zoopla*, start from as little as £12.00^, so step into a world of ideas and inspiration as the show celebrates its 110th anniversary. From kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and basements; fixtures and fittings, gardens and the latest in-home renovation, expert advice, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, you'll find it all here at the show.

The Show Village presents the legendary show homes, and for 2018 these are focused around a spectacular open-water lake.

Tour the showhome at Wigston Housing Development

Tour the showhome at Wigston Housing Development

Golden opportunity to take a tour of showhome at Wigston housing development without ever leaving your house!

Property-seekers who hope to move to stunning family-sized home close to Leicester’s excellent amenities now have a golden opportunity to take a tour the fabulous showhome at Westleigh Home’s Thornhill Fields development in Wigston – from the comfort of their sofa.

The gold-infused, four-bedroom Earlswood showhome was recently unveiled at the collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, and has been providing would-be buyers with a tantalising glimpse of the lifestyle opportunities that the development has to offer.

And now, prospective purchasers can also take a virtual tour of the showhome without ever having to leave the house.

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

NURSERY CHILDREN LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER AT DAVID WILSON HOMES’ STORYTELLING EVENT FOR WORLD BOOK DAY

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.