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Event Set To Encourage First Time Buyers To Get Onto The Property Ladder

Event Set To Encourage First Time Buyers To Get Onto The Property Ladder

Bedfordshire first time buyers on the hunt for a stylish and affordable home are being encouraged to attend a first time buyer event this Saturday (23rd March) at Great Denham Park. 

Located on Greenkeepers Road in Great Denham, the development has a selection of properties available to reserve, using a part-buy part-rent scheme with Heylo Housing called Home Reach.

The event will give potential homebuyers the chance to find out more about the homes that are available using this scheme and how a part-buy part-rent scheme could work for them.

Home Reach is a helpful scheme that provides a more affordable way for people to get on the housing ladder across the UK via part-buy and part-rent. 

Housebuilder’s donation gives charity its own magic moment

Family at Disneyland getting their magic moment with characters from Winnie The Pooh

A charity that supports bereaved families has received a £1,000 windfall from Barratt Homes in Bristol, after becoming the latest recipient of the housebuilder’s new community initiative. 

The Barratt Homes Community Fund donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation which improves the quality of life for those living in the region. The new scheme is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.

Magic Moments is one of the first recipients of the new fund and the charity has a special place in the heart of one Barratt Homes' employees, whose family was supported by its services.

Get Off To A Great Start When Buying Off Playing With David Wilson Homes

Get Off To A Great Start When Buying Off Playing With David Wilson Homes

Bedfordshire homebuyers looking to purchase a new property should consider buying off plan, as leading developer David Wilson Homes has revealed the benefits of using this method for a range of buyers. 

This means purchasing a property before it’s reached building completion, sometimes before construction has even started.

With many benefits including getting the pick of the plots by reserving early and the ability to personalise the property down to the finishing touches, buyers are more in control of their home. 

Whether house hunters are purchasing their first home or are simply looking to upsize, the developer’s guide reveals how an off plan property can suit whatever vision buyers have for their dream home. 

Developer Reveals Benefits Of Using Help To Buy Ahead Of Its 2,000th Customer

Help To Buy Barratt Homes

As the leading developer gets ready to welcome its 2,000th Help to Buy customer, Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton has revealed the top benefits of using the initiative across its developments in Bedfordshire.

The government backed Help to Buy scheme, which launched in 2013, allows buyers to purchase a home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is funded by an equity loan, interest-free for the first five years and repayable on the sale on the home.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “For property seekers in the area, it can be hard to know which moving scheme may suit them best and whether Help to Buy will offer them the best deals or not.  

Sales Continue To Soar For Marston Fields Development

Marston Fields Development

Bedfordshire home buyers are being urged to act fast and reserve one of the remaining houses for sale at Marston Fields.

Nearly 90% has now been sold at the Barratt Homes development in Marston Moretaine, and now the housebuilder is sounding the alarm for the final 15 properties available.

Between the 21st of October to the 6th December there were 17 sales alone, averaging out to more than two houses per week which is four times the national average.

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Thames, said. “We’re delighted with the popularity of our Marston Fields development. Now it’s a race against time for property seekers in the area to reserve one of the final 15 houses for sale.

Blended Bedfordshire Family Brought Together At Willow Grove

Bedfordshire Family Brought Together At Willow Grove

A Bedfordshire couple have settled into their new property at Barratt Homes’ Willow Grove and have fallen in love with the family features the development provides their three children with. 

Jessica Desouza (32) and Luke Andrews (35) have purchased a four bedroom property, which offers more than enough room for them and their children, Eefah-Louise (8), Ariana (4) and baby Lochlan (3 months). 

Jessica, originally from Luton, said: “Ever since the arrival of our little one, we wanted to find a space that equally accommodates everyone.

“With Luke’s child Eefah-Louise and my daughter Ariana living together in one space, it was important to make everyone feel a part of the family.

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!”

Flexible Living & A Forever Home Achieved By Corby Couple

Flexible Living & A Forever Home Achieved By Corby Couple

Using the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme at Lyveden Fields in Corby, a couple has been able to secure their forever home whilst discovering flexible living at its finest.

Hayley (40) and Pete (45) Cook, from Corby and Hartwell, were able to purchase their dream home with just 5% deposit and are now enjoying a property with a modern layout at Barratt Homes’ Livingstone Road development.

The couple, owner of Dementia Days and a Coach Builder for Stagecoach, are reaping the benefits of a home they can make their own with their miniature Yorkshire terrier named Dave.

Milton Keynes Proves Prime Location For London Commuter Couple Looking To Upsize

Couple Moves Into Milton Keynes Homes

An executive couple previous living in Oxfordshire have chosen the prime location of Milton Keynes for their next property move, achieving more for their money in a commuter hotspot that’s still within easy reach of London.

Natalie Thompson (25) and Luis Carless (30) recently moved to Barratt Homes’ Fen Street development Brooklands after seeking more space and a place they can truly put their own stamp on. 

As both of them still work in London, as a Medical Copywriter and Technical Analyst respectively, they are enjoying easy access to great road and rail links making getting into work a breeze.

Work Officially Starts On New Leighton Buzzard Community

Workers at New Leighton Buzzard Community

Construction work has started on a new development, set to bring over 1,200 homes to Leighton Buzzard, as well as a number of facilities for the area. 

Clipstone Park will be delivered by Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Taylor Wimpey and will bring significant investment to the area, as the development process will underpin 2,400 jobs and contributions by the developers to the local authority.

Glenn Copper, Sales Director and Ilir Gjini, Construction Director from Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames and Emma Walton, Senior Planning Manager and Wes Hosking, Site Manager from Taylor Wimpey were on hand to officially cut the sod to mark the start of the construction work.

New Build Home Provides New Opportunities For A Family At Fairfields

Family stood outside their new build home at Fairfields

A Buckinghamshire family are reaping the benefits of owning a new build property, after moving into the popular Barratt Homes development, Fairfields in Stony Stratford.

Sean (42) and Sarah Purcell (40) have purchased a four bedroom property from the leading developer, which features a flowing living space over three storeys and is the perfect place for growing families. 

Located on Cicero Crescent in the quiet village of Stony Stratford, the modern Faversham Link style home features an open-plan kitchen with dining area on the ground floor with French doors leading to the garden.

Cosy night in with a good film on TV helps us weather the winter months - says new survey

Cosy night in with a good film on TV helps us weather the winter months

As winter sets in and we all retreat to the warmth of our homes, it seems we love nothing more than a cosy night in watching a good film. 

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes, which is building homes across Bristol, asked people across the region about their ideal evening in front of the telly, and the results showed more than a third (39.9 per cent) would opt for a cracking movie above all else. 

Destination Is Key For Brand New Community Being Formed At Hanwood Park

Homes at Hanwood Park

Leading Northamptonshire housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes is encouraging homebuyers in the area to consider becoming part of a brand new community at its Bertone Manor development in Hanwood Park.

The stunning development, which is located on Warkton Lane and part of the East Kettering Sustainable Urban Extension, will have something for everyone once finished.

The range of one to five bedroom homes will be surrounded by beautiful countryside and benefit from a host of onsite amenities.

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. 

Homebuilder Enlists Santa's Little Helper To Warn Children About Elf n' Safety

Santa's Little Helper Warns Children About Elf n' Safety

As the Christmas holidays approach, leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has enlisted one of Santa’s little helpers to send out an important message encouraging children to think about elf n’ safety.

Busy Barratt and David Wilson Homes staff are working on new developments across Bedfordshire, many of which have families with children living nearby. With schools closed over Christmas, children are being told to stay away from building sites as they can be bad for their ‘elf’.

Buckinghamshire homebuyers given 20% off selected homes in Milton Keynes

The Faversham Special at Centurion Place in Milton keynes

Milton Keynes homebuyers are set to benefit from a low cost housing scheme at the Centurion Place development in the popular Broughton district of Milton Keynes. 

Leading developer Barratt Homes is offering two bedroom apartments for 20% less than market value for those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Buyers who live, work or have family connections in the Borough of Milton Keynes, who have a household income of no more than £66,000 can take advantage of their initiative and buy their new home at a discounted cost. They must also confirm that this is the only property they own and they intend to use the property as their own residence.

Barratt Homes Donation Helps Pupils Reflect On Walk To School Month

Children wearing Barratt Homes vests

Pupils at Wixams Tree Primary School have received a donation of hi-vis vests from Barratt Homes to help them remain safe and seen as part of Walk to School Month.

Barratt Homes Northampton has given the school 35 of the safety jackets for their pupils to wear whilst walking to and from school, ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

Walk to School Month runs for the duration of October and encourages pupils to celebrate the journey to school on foot.

The homebuilder’s development Willow Grove is located close to Wixams Tree Primary School and the donation of hi-vis vests is a part of Barratt Homes’ commitment to the education facility.

Save Thousands On Your Mortgage & Get On The Property Ladder in Bedfordshire

Save Thousands On Your Mortgage & Get On The Property Ladder in Bedfordshire

For a limited time, leading developer Barratt Homes are providing house hunters in Bedfordshire with the perfect opportunity to make their dream move and get on the property ladder through huge monthly savings on their mortgage. 

The housebuilder recently launched a collection of two bedroom Millbrook style apartments which will benefit from the offer and are available to reserve at its popular Bedford development Great Denham Park. 

This exclusive offer of a mortgage subsidy is only available on reservations taken until 31st October, so keen homebuyers are encouraged to act fast to avoid missing out.

Part Exchange Event Opens The Door To A Move Before Christmas

Barratt Homes - Part Exchange Event

An exclusive Part Exchange event is being held by Barratt Homes Northampton at its Saxon Rise development in Brixworth this weekend (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October), helping homebuyers make a hassle-free move before Christmas.

Those attending the Blackthorn Crescent development will be given the chance to seek professional advice on how to take advantage of the popular moving scheme.

Barratt Homes’ Part Exchange scheme means the developer purchases the customer’s current property in part exchange for a new home. The scheme cuts out estate agents and their fees and there is no chain. It also provides the customer with a guaranteed buyer for their home.

More Than £3.5m To Be Invested In Northamptonshire

DW Homes Director in Northamptonshire

More than £3.5 million is set to be invested in and around the Northamptonshire market town of Thrapston thanks to Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new development.  

The funding, which totals £3,508,494, forms part of the planning agreement for the new development, located on Market Road, and will be used to support services and improve facilities for both new and existing residents of the town. 

Among the contributions are £1.7 million towards primary and £1.3 million towards secondary education, as well as £100,000 for public transport and an £80,000 library contribution. 

Barratt Homes’ development Charter’s Gate and David Wilson Homes’ site The Nurseries will bring a range of different properties to the market town. 

Kingsbrook Development Proving Popular With A Range Of Homebuyers

Kingsbrook Development

The first village at Kingsbrook, Oakfield Village, follows garden village principles and homebuyers are encouraged to reserve their home quickly as Barratt Homes is now 90% sold and David Wilson Homes has sold 60% of its properties on the first village,

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “We are delighted to see so many Buckinghamshire house hunters already purchasing their dream home at Kingsbrook. This is a fantastic development and an amazing community is being formed between residents already.

“We have homes to suit the needs of a range of buyers, particularly large and growing families and with moving schemes such as Movemaker and Help to Buy available, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to move home with us.”

Barratt Homes Ensures Bridge Community Wellness Gardens Is Best In Its Field

Barratt Homes Ensures Bridge Community Wellness Gardens Is Best In It's Field

Five-star housebuilder Barratt Homes Manchester recently teamed up with Bridge Community Wellness Gardens in Ellesmere Port to help improve their facilities. 

Bridge Wellness Gardens is a registered charity based in Ellesmere Port and is a working commercial horticulture farm that brings people together from all parts of the local community and offers a helping hand to those who need it. 

The wellness gardens and farm aim to provide a therapeutic environment for people living with mental health conditions as well as those with physical and learning disabilities. Work experience is also available for children and young people who are interested to learning about horticulture and business skills. 

Five years of Help to Buy has helped almost 3,000 homebuyers in Bristol

Five years of Help to Buy has helped almost 3,000 homebuyers in Bristol

Figures just released for the first full five years of Help to Buy in Bristol have revealed that almost 3,000 people have used the government scheme to buy their new home.  

The figures show that 2,888 people in the region have taken advantage of the scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for the Bristol division of the five-star housebuilder Barratt Homes, said the first five years of Help to Buy have had a huge impact on the property market. 

She said: “There’s no doubt that Help to Buy has proved extremely valuable particularly for first time buyers who are now living at a number of our new developments in the area.”

Barratt Homes Work Towards A More Accessible Future At Site Visit With Whizz-Kidz

Barratt Homes Work Towards A More Accessible Future At Site Visit With Whizz-Kidz

In a bid to make its sites more easily accessible for wheelchair users, leading housebuilder Barratt Homes is working closely with a disabled children’s charity at its development Highfields in Littleover. 

The team at Barratt Homes North Midlands recently invited an ambassador from Whizz-Kidz, Penelope Harrison (15), to visit the site and advise them on how they can improve the layout and design of their developments and homes for disabled people. 

They will now receive an assessment on the accessibility of the development and will work with parent company Barratt Developments on what can be done to enhance their sites in the future.

Warwickshire homebuilders bust the myth that renting is cheaper than buying

Warwickshire homebuilders bust the myth that renting is cheaper than buying

Leading homebuilders Barratt Homes North Midlands and David Wilson Homes East Midlands are breaking the myth that renting is the cheaper option for Warwickshire residents. 

Monthly renting costs are often higher than mortgage payments now interest rates are at an all-time low and the first step onto the property ladder may be more manageable than many people first think.

A recent survey conducted by the developer has found that 44% of Warwickshire residents believe that mortgage repayments are more expensive than monthly renting costs, a myth which it is keen to break.