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Starting to think you can buy your own home? Could buying be more cost effective than renting or commuting? Homefocus Magazine takes a look at a selection of affordable home ownership homes, with listing and helpful contacts.

Wainhomes launch new phase at Borough View in Bodmin with superb split-level homes

Wainhomes launch new phase at Borough View

The South West’s leading regional new home builder, Wainhomes, has just launched the third phase of its highly popular Borough View development in the market town of Bodmin.

The initial release will be of four bedroom, three storey split level homes, which are currently under construction with the first completion due in the spring of 2019.

With two designs – The Dunmere and The Tregony – the homes have been designed to follow the natural contours of the land maximising space, light and the superb local views. 

Embrace Life in Style at Award-Winning Woodside Square

Woodside Square

Large Housebuilder of the Year, Hill, presents the award-winning Woodside Square, designated Best Design for Three Storeys or Less at the prestigious Housebuilder Awards. This period-inspired development in the heart of Zone 3, produced in partnership with Hanover housing association, marries traditional designs with contemporary amenities. Located in the North London suburb of Muswell Hill, the collection is set across six acres bordering the natural beauty of Highgate Wood and encompasses 159 one- to five-bedroom homes in both new and heritage buildings – an unrivalled opportunity. 

Fresh Starts and Old Friends For Family at Marston Fields

Family in their new Marston Fields home

Dominic Barker (35), originally from Luton, wanted his children, Mason (10) and Isabelle (4) to experience their childhood in a peaceful village where there is a friendly atmosphere.

The family were the first to move in on their street at Barratt Homes’ Marston Fields development in Marston Moretaine, and were looking forward to greeting fresh faces as others moved in at the development.

Much to their surprise, amongst their new neighbours was an old friend of Dominic’s. Dominic said, “An old friend from university also moved in, I hadn’t seen him since 2005, we were friends at university and used to play football together. I hadn’t seen him in years and there he was moving into a home on our street. It was a big surprise!”

Exclusive look inside Caddington Woods homes

Caddington Woods homes

A local housebuilder is inviting the public for an exclusive look inside one of its latest homes. Redrow Homes South Midlands’ Caddington Woods development, on Chaul End, is opening the doors of the York from 10.30am-4pm on Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February to give local people the opportunity to take a closer look at the cleverly designed family home.

The beautifully balanced four-bedroom York is available from £409,950 and features a bright, spacious open-plan area making the kitchen the hub of the home on the ground floor. The first floor boasts a family bathroom, as well as a luxury ensuite ajoined to the master bedroom – perfect for busy mornings. The top floor, which offers two double bedrooms and a second bathroom, is ideal for growing families.

A unique opportunity to purchase showhomes at Heyford Park

Heyford Park Showhome Bedroom

Dorchester Living is giving homebuyers the unique opportunity to purchase showhomes on The Gardens at Heyford Park in Upper Heyford.

The developer has released for sale the four-bedroom semi-detached ‘Wentworth’ viewhome and the four-bedroom detached ‘Darcy’ showhome, with incentives such as stamp duty savings and legal fees paid also on offer. Both properties are available for immediate occupation.

Keep Up With The Latest Interior Design Trends For 2019 At Willow Grove

Willow Grove Living Room

With a number of homeowners making it a New Year’s resolution to redecorate, the latest show homes at Willow Grove in Wixams are giving Bedfordshire homebuyers serious interior design envy with their use of the latest trends for 2019.

The three bedroom Hadley, four bedroom Holden and five bedroom Moorecroft style properties by David Wilson Homes have been expertly designed to suit modern living and are now available to view.

The show homes, which are located on Southern Cross, provide house hunters with a first look at the quality and style of a David Wilson home and shows how they can put their stamp on a brand new home.

Cheshire Home Buyers Grab A Slice Of The Action At New Development

Stanneylands development

David Wilson Homes’ new development is opening its doors early this weekend to offer Cheshire home buyers a slice of the action before its official show home launch.

The event is taking place at the Stanneylands development on Little Stanneylands this Saturday (19th January) especially for house hunters in the area that are interested in have the first look.

On top of exclusive early bird access to the development, keen property seekers in the Cheshire area will also receive free pizza which David Wilson Homes are offering out to hungry potential buyers.

Help To Buy Queenshurst

Help To Buy Queenshurst

Help to Buy is available at Queenshurst in Kingston upon Thames, enabling more buyers to be part of this fantastic scheme. Potential buyers are invited to attend a Help to Buy event at the on-site Sales and Marketing Suite on Saturday 26th January to find out more about the development and the homes available, and to take a look at the stylish two-bedroom show home. 

Located just a five minutes’ walk from Kingston train station and the lively market town centre, this stylish collection of apartments brings together contemporary design and easy connections to the capital. All homes have a decked balcony or private terrace and provide the high-quality specification for which Berkeley is renowned. 

Popular Luton Development Willow Grove Successfully Sold Out

Willow Grove Show Home

Willow Grove is a beautiful development located in Stopsley that is perfectly situated for the best of both town and country living. The centre of Luton is just a few miles away with all the amenities needed for modern lifestyles, while the open parklands of Barton Hills National Nature Reserve are a short drive away.

The sought-after development, located on Clinton Avenue, features a collection of three, four and five bedroom homes that tailors to the needs of a range of different buyers.

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “Willow Grove has proven a popular development and we are not surprised that the homes here have now sold out. 

Housebuilder Achieves 100% Recommendation At Marston Fields

Marston Fields

The customer care team at Barratt Homes North Thames is celebrating positive feedback from their customers at the Marston Fields development in Marston Moretaine in the latest customer survey. 

The development has been given a maximum 100% recommendation score from its customers, meaning everyone who entered the survey would recommend the homes to their friends.

The customer service team work hard to ensure that moving into a Barratt home is a positive experience and dedicate their time to guaranteeing everyone is completely happy with their new home. 

Popular Luton Development Willow Grove Successfully Sold Out

Luton Development, Willow Grove

David Wilson Homes’ Luton development Willow Grove has successfully sold out due to popular demand.  David Wilson Homes North Thames' new homes at Willow Grove in Luton

The sought-after development, located on Clinton Avenue, features a collection of three, four and five bedroom homes that tailors to the needs of a range of different buyers. 

Willow Grove is a beautiful development located in Stopsley that is perfectly situated for the best of both town and country living. The centre of Luton is just a few miles away with all the amenities needed for modern lifestyles, while the open parklands of Barton Hills National Nature Reserve are a short drive away.

Tadpole Garden Village, from £252,000 for 80%

Tadpole Garden Village home

David Wilson Homes has opened the doors to a brand-new show home at its popular development in Swindon. Park Viewat Tadpole Garden Village is the latest phase of the five-star housebuilder’s development in Swindon and features a range of three, four and five bedroom homes off William Morris Way.

Now potential residents have the chance to explore a new show home in the form of the Leighfield style home.

Contemporary shared ownership apartments in leafy NW7 

Contemporary shared ownership apartments in leafy NW7 

Origin Housing launches Castra Apartments, a contemporary new development of seven high specification homes in thriving NW7, offering affordable homes in an area where the average property price have increased 14% over the last three years.*

Origin’s part of the new development will offer stunning one and two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be available through shared ownership. The stylish homes are positioned on a quiet road in Mill Hill, surrounded by green space, and offer luxurious interiors, open-plan living and secluded outdoor space. 

Shared Ownership launches at L&Q’s The Rushgroves​

The Rushgroves by L&Q

New development The Rushgroves by L&Q is set to launch its first Shared Ownership properties on Saturday 27th October in Hendon, North London.

A collection of 51 properties ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments will be released in the first phase of Shared Ownership, with prices starting from £73,125 for a 25% share.

Further Shared Ownership homes, also incorporating larger three-bedroom apartments, are anticipated to be released during later phases of development.

Stunning new homes at Bierton Gardens in Aylesbury

Stunning new homes at Bierton Gardens in Aylesbury

Hightown Homes are excited to reveal their stunning new show home at Bierton Gardens in Aylesbury.

Home seekers can now view this lovely development, which is conveniently located close to the town centre and contains two and three-bedroom houses all of which are available for shared-ownership. 

All the homes benefit from a contemporary gloss fitted kitchen with fully integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and stainless steel oven and hob. There are floor finishes throughout, gas central heating, allocated car parking and a private garden to every home. For peace of mind, all homes also come with a 10 year NHBC warranty.

The finishing touches are being added to new phase of homes in Corby

The finishing touches are being added to new phase of homes in Corby

The latest phase of properties at Barratt Homes Northampton’s Lyveden Fields development in Corby is soon to be released (Saturday 8th September), providing house hunters with the opportunity to discover their perfect new home.

A selection of four and five bedroom homes are set to be unveiled in the heart of the Oakley Vale development, offering prospective buyers the chance to join an established community in a beautiful suburb.

The homes will be available with prices starting from £260,000, ideal for growing families looking for a place to settle down, close to excellent schooling options and a variety of useful amenities.

Crown Gardens - Going Once, Twice - SOLD!

Crown Gardens - Going Once, Twice - SOLD!

by Richard Werth, CEO of Troy Homes

Most property brochures are full of adjectives to describe luscious, leafy surroundings and ample, spacious, dimensions. Everything’s high quality and built to luxury specifications. As you find yourself gazing at the glossy paper pile in front of you, how do you choose your forever home?

Perhaps a better question is … does the home deliver?

Dreaming of a forever home

Key benefits of owning an apartment in Milton Keynes with Barratt & David Wilson Homes

Key benefits of owning an apartment in Milton Keynes with Barratt & David Wilson Homes

Apartment living is becoming a popular choice for a range of different property seekers in Milton Keynes, from first time buyers taking the first step onto the property ladder to those looking to downsize to a more manageable home. 

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton has recognised the growing need for apartments at its Fairfields development. It is currently expertly crafting a range of two bedroom apartments at the Caledonia Road development that are expected to be in demand with a range of buyers.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “There are many advantages to apartment living and we are seeing a rise in the number of downsizers who are benefitting from these. 

NU living - New Homes In East London

NU living - New Homes In East London

NU Living, a leading developer part of the Swan Association, specialises in offering accessible homes off-plan through private sale in the East of London. They offer a selection of off-plan developments that might be of interest to you for a property/homes interest news feature.

The Paragon, Ilford

The Paragon is an example of contemporary city living in Ilford, with the local area set to benefit from generous funding for regeneration. Situated on the Central line, residents will have quick access to central London and beyond. The high spec development which consists of 105 1 and 2 bedroom shared ownership apartments that will open-plan living spaces with a variety benefits including large windows, high ceilings and stunning views across London.

Buy Your Dream Home With 105% Part Exchange

Buy Your Dream Home With 105% Part Exchange

Five-star house builder Barratt Manchester is offering potential homebuyers 105% Part Exchange on their existing homes if they purchase one of the selected properties at The Links development in Preston.

Trying to find a buyer, waiting for a sale, and hoping the property chain doesn’t break are just some of the pressures that manifest when selling a home. Part Exchange takes away these stresses as the leading housebuilder will give buyers 105% of a Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuation based upon the assumption of achieving a sale within 8 - 10 weeks.

Plumlife Launches Affordable Homes Development In Bury

Plumlife Launches Affordable Homes Development In Bury
Award-winning affordable homes provider Plumlife has launched a brand new development of affordable homes in Bury - The Larks at Radcliffe. 

The Larks is a stylish collection of 14 two and three bedroom homes with superb eco-features, which offer local people the chance to get onto the property ladder. Homes are available for Shared Ownership, a government-backed scheme which provides local people with an affordable way to buy a new home. The buyer purchases a share of the new home (usually between 35 and 75 per cent) and pays a small rent on the remaining part until they can take further shares to own the home outright. 

Martin Grant Homes to pay season ticket cost

Martin Grant Homes to pay season ticket cost for buyers at Summerswood development, Ifield, Crawley

Developer Martin Grant Homes will cover the cost of season tickets for buyers purchasing at its Summerswood development, Ifield, Crawley. The offer is available for a limited time only and applies to all purchases made at the development during that period, where there are currently three and four bedroom homes available from £464,950. 

In recognition of the development’s excellent potential as a home for London commuters, Martin Grant Homes will pay for buyers’ first class season tickets – allowing new residents of Summerswood to make the daily 48 minute journey from Ifield to London Victoria for free, offering a saving of £5,420.

Hampden Hall

Hampden Hall

Hightown Homes has 2 & 3 bedroom houses available for shared ownership in the pretty village of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire.

Hampden Hall is located within the village of Weston Turville in the Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Nearby Aylesbury provides excellent amenities and convenient transport links to London.

L&Q Launches Shared Ownership Quarter in London’s Most Affordable Borough

Shared Ownership

Over 200 of the most affordable homes in London are being delivered in Barking, as part of on-going regeneration in the area. The 221 shared ownership homes at Weavers Quarter in Barking are the first of some 1575 new homes that will be available on the site of the former Gascoigne Estate, which is being transformed into a stunning new development complete with two schools, new high quality public open space and a new community centre.

 

The first phase of Shared Ownership homes comprises 50 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes, launched recently, are available to those who live or work in the borough of Barking and Dagenham, recently listed as one of the most affordable boroughs in London*.