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Sales centre opens its doors to Milton Keynes homebuyers at Eagles’ rest

Eagles Rest development

Keen property seekers in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to visit Barratt Homes South Midlands’ Eagles Rest development in Milton Keynes now that the new sales centre is officially open.

Visitors to the Fen Street development will be provided with professional guidance from the onsite Sales Advisers, who are available five days a week to assist eager house hunters.

Eagles Rest is a sought-after community suited to first-time buyers, growing families and working professionals alike with a beautiful collection of two, three and four bedroom homes ready to reserve.

Excellent transport links are a fine asset in close proximity, whilst homebuyers will remain close to the countryside offering a relaxed lifestyle to complement a desirable new home.

Barratt Homes donates £2000 to local armistice project

Longridge Cluster School’s Armistice Project

Five-star housebuilder Barratt Manchester recently sponsored £2,000 towards the Longridge Cluster School’s Armistice Project.

The ‘Longridge Cluster Schools Armistice Project’ involves 500 children and adults from the Longridge Cluster Schools working together to perform a show in Preston Guild Hall called ‘Armistice’.

The show, written by Barnacre Road Primary School Head Teacher – Simon Wallis, will be performed on November 11th 2018, which marks the centenary for the end of The Great War. The performance aims to tell the story and remember the key events of the conflict through music, dance, drama, poetry and visual arts and will culminate with an act of remembrance.

Brit's Can't Make Sense Of The Spring Clean

Brit's Can't Make Sense Of The Spring Clean

BRITAIN is a nation with a lack of understanding about the annual spring clean, new research reveals.

A survey of 1,015 UK adults carried out by leading household appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk revealed how only 41% of Brits said that they did the annual clean this spring season.

In comparison, the majority (59%) admitted that they hadn’t done the spring cleaning housework this year.

When quizzed on the reasons for these spring cleaning habits among Brits, an overwhelming 44% of those surveyed revealed that they don’t know which cleaning tasks are involved when it comes to the annual spring clean.

No need to do it your-shelf with Barratt and David Wilson Homes during new homes week

New Homes Week

Five star homebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes are inviting Bedfordshire house hunters to down tools for a DIY amnesty during New Homes Week (May 14th to 20th) and consider the advantages of a new home.

74% of residents living in the county admit they would spend up to £5,000 on DIY, a survey conducted by the local developer has revealed.

Barratt Homes Northampton and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, which are both building new homes at a range of developments across the county suggest people should take a look at their selection of properties to see a home that’s ready to move into with no additional work necessary.

Bovis Homes - Delivering quality over the decades

Bovis Homes - Delivering quality over the decades

Much has changed in the world since Pat Haggerty worked in the payroll department at Bovis Homes more than 40 years ago.

What hasn’t changed is the home builder’s commitment to building quality new homes and stunning communities across the south east, and Pat knew just what she was getting when she recently moved into a new Bovis Home in West Sussex.

The spacious four-bedroom detached home at Bovis Homes' Hampton Park location in Littlehampton is ideal for Pat, her daughter Dawn and granddaughter Teri-Rose.

Get Help to Buy your perfect home at Heath Farm, Holt

 Buy event

Homehunters seeking an exceptional new-build property can find out how to get more for their money at a special Help to Buy event on Saturday, 28 April, at Lovell Homes’ Heath Farm development in picturesque Holt, North Norfolk.

Taking place from 10am to 5pm, an independent financial advisor will be available throughout the day, providing free advice on the Government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan* scheme which enables buyers to secure a newly-built home with a down payment of just five per cent.

It means that at Heath Farm, a stunning development  of two, three, four - and five-bedroom homes within walking distance of Holt’s Georgian town centre, you could move in with a deposit of as little as £11,248!

The Ideal Home Show 2018

 Ideal Home Show

TV’s property expert Phil Spencer was joined by robot Pepper on official opening day at The Ideal Home Show 2018 sponsored by Zoopla*: the longest running exhibition in history. Phil may have cut the ribbon to the 110th year of Britain’s famous lifestyle show, but it was Pepper who fascinated visitors as she demonstrated her interactive abilities to ‘make people happy’. Currently working as a receptionist at several offices in the UK, she can identify visitors through facial recognition, chat to guests, and arrange meetings and refreshments.

The show first opened its doors in 1908, the Ideal Home Show continues the tradition of creating inspirational show homes and features, with innovation at the core of the exhibition. 

Impressive Home Improvements

Impressive Home Improvements

Investing in home improvements? These are the things that impress your neighbours the most

Owning a wine cellar is seen as the biggest indicator of success in the home 

Brits aspire to own a walk-in wardrobe more than any other household item or feature 

A double garage and real-wood flooring are also seen as ‘status symbols’ 

A recent study of 2,000 UK adults by Hitachi Personal Finance, reveals the home features that Britons most associate with being successful, as well as the ones we most aspire to own ourselves. 

The household items and features that were seen to hold the most status are: 

Walk in wardrobe (29%)

A log burner (22%) 

A Smart TV (21%)

Julia Kendell, The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 

Julia Kendell, BBC’s ‘DIY SOS’ show guest designer and spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March, NEC, Birmingham), looks into the 2018 trends for all areas of your home.

Interior design trends 2018 from Julia Kendell

Bedrooms

“The focus for the year ahead will be on functionality in the bedroom. For those who want to create more open space, it’s best to consider taking your clothing and storage out of this room to ensure a calm and relaxing place to relax and sleep. Consider converting an underused spare bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe.”

The truths behind remortgaging

The truths behind remortgaging

After the 2017 Base Rate rise – and the predictions that it may rise again – many homeowners will be considering remortgaging to lock into a fixed rate. But for many, remortgaging is a tricky topic to understand. Will it actually save you money? Is it the right time to do it? Will you have to pay extra fees?

Leeds Building Society unearths the truths behind the common misconceptions.