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Monterey makes relocating to retirement hotspot affordable

Platinum Skies

Platinum Skies recently named as the second best spot to retire to in the UK, Dorset has a well-established reputation as a relocation hub for over 55s, thanks to its natural beauty, quaint character and opportunity for retirees to enjoy a vibrant, active lifestyle.

Measured by factors including life expectancy, access to healthcare and crime rate, the report highlights the many attractive aspects of Dorset which draw retirees to the county, with the golden stretch of coast in Christchurch particularly popular.

Homebuyers given their last chance to become part of a growing community at Hawley Gardens

Lancashire homebuyers are being given the last chance to become a part of a growing community at Barratt Homes’ development Hawley Gardens as just a handful of homes are still available to reserve.

The popular Thornton-Cleveleys development, located just off Bourne Road, offers a collection of three and four bedroom homes that have proven popular with a range of buyers since first launching.

Now that just a few homes remain, keen homebuyers in the area are being urged to act quickly if they want to secure their dream home at Hawley Gardens and become a part of the stunning development and the close knit community.

Last chance to buy at two developments in preston

David Wilson Homes

Preston homebuyers are being given the last chance to buy a property at David Wilson Homes developments Cuerden Heights and Cromwell Heights as homes are being snapped up quickly.

The Cuerden Heights development is located on Wigan Road, in Clayton-le-Woods and only has two five bedroom homes still remaining for sale.

Cromwell Heights, located on Whittingham Road in Longridge has two five bedroom Maddoc style homes still available for sale.

Steve Jackson, Operations Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said:

Help to Buy drives First Time Buyers to Northampton as developer reports over 70% of total purchasers

First Time Buyers

With Help to Buy already helping over 108,000 buyers onto the property ladder since its inception in 2013, towns and villages across the country are beginning to emerge as brand new first time buyer hotspots. Buckton Fields, a new development just 5 miles north of Northampton city centre, has proven a popular option for those in search of better value outside of the capital, with first time buyers representing 70 per cent of the total purchasers.

Help to Buy in desirable North Finchley

Desirable North Finchley

Desirable North Finchley is becoming increasingly more of an desirable area of London with fantastic connections to the city centre. A pleasant suburb of the North London Borough of Barnet, it’s popular with young people looking to buy their first home, as well as families.

There is a wide range of property in North Finchley, the majority of which are period properties towards the east of the area. However, for those homebuyers who are looking for a modern apartment, there are not as many options.

Turning off the lights and opting for a shower are popular money-saving habits says new survey

 Money saving hacks

As Bristol recovers from the recent cold snap, new research shows money saving hacks are among the most popular ways for people to be thrifty at home.

Barratt Homes, which is bringing new homes to Bristol, joined forces with a leading research company to find out the lengths people go to to be thrifty at home. Interestingly, the study found that energy-saving life hacks, like turning off the lights and opting for a shower over a bath, were among the most popular ways of saving money.

Brits turning to tech to get a restful night sleep

Technology based

NEW RESEARCH into Britons’ sleeping habits reveal that the UK is embracing technology based sleep aids in a bid to get the perfect night sleep.

A survey of 1,105 UK adults carried out by interiors etailer Furniture123.co.uk found 51% of the UK population has used technology-based sleep-aids.

Almost 1 in 3 (31%) said they use them every night.

Sleep tracking apps available on Android and IOS, such as Sleep Cycle, are the most commonly used sleep-support technologies, with 43% claiming to have used these.

Pupils have the rhyme of their lives with David Wilson homes on World Poetry Day

David Wilson Homes

In celebration of World Poetry Day on March 21st, four creative pupils from St Gabriel’s in Newbury were crowned winners of a poetry competition organised by David Wilson Homes Southern.

The winning entries from Pippa in the senior school, Grace in year six, Jasmyn in year five and Luke in year two, were all selected by the leading developer as part of its competition requiring poems based on the topic of homes.

A presentation was recently held at the school to announce the winners and Danica Trim, a former pupil of St Gabriel’s and now a David Wilson Homes Sales Office Manager, was in attendance to award the prizes.

Modern Masonry launches research into UK homemakers’ aspirations

Modern Masonry

Today, Modern Masonry, the representative body for the UK masonry industry, launches a specially commissioned report, ‘A Dream Home: An Exploration of Aspirations’.

This important research was conducted in response to a perceived disconnect between the construction industry and consumers, particularly within the housebuilding sector. Do developers truly understand what makes the nation tick?

In an industry where the public’s voice is not often heard, a national sample of 2,000 adults was surveyed to address this concern head on. The results give a clear insight into what UK buyers and renters think.

Security expert issues five-point protection plan in wake of Night Watcher attacks

Croma Security Solutions

Croma Security Solutions, which has earned an enviable reputation from government departments and private residents alike, says there needs to be a reliance on both technology and traditional methods to ensure the best protection.

Following a spate of violent burglaries across the UK – most notably the seven by the so-called Night Watcher in the Home Counties – one of the country’s leading security experts has issued a five-point plan aimed at protecting the residents of expensive homes.