New build

Housebuilder launches show home at St Michael's Park development

Independent housebuilder Dandara has just launched a new show home at its St Michael’s Park development on Soulbury Road, Stewkley. The development is proving popular as buyers who fled further out during the pandemic, as well as buyers trying to escape the rising costs in the city, are both flocking to the commuter belt to buy.*

Perfect for buyers who are looking for more space, it’...

The new-build hotspots where homebuyers are heading property

Where are the new-build hotspots homebuyers are heading to?

The new-build hotspots where homebuyers are heading

The latest research by the new-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch , has revealed where the nation’s homebuyers currently have the strongest appetite for new-build homes, with up to 68% of new homes stock already snapped up as we start the new year.

Unlatch analysed current demand for new-build homes across 22 major cities...

Where do we need more new homes? The areas where population growth is outpacing new-build delivery

The latest research by the new-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch , has revealed where across the nation we’re most in need of new homes based on the size of the housing market in relation to a growing population.

Unlatch analysed the number of dwellings in relation to population size and how this has changed over the last 10 years across each area of England and Wales, to...

Where can I buy a new-build for less than the cost of an existing home this Christmas?

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The latest research from Warwick Estates reveals that new-build homes carry a 40% premium compared to existing properties but that, in some regional markets, new-builds are actually up to 20% more affordable.

With the festive season upon us, many people are keen to buy a new home before Christmas. But today’s housing market is expensive, and new-builds, on...

Brownfield site in Northern England

Brownfield could actually deliver 1.3m new homes worth £487 billion

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, last week announced that the government would finally utilise Britain’s brownfield to help address the housing crisis, investing £1.8bn to deliver 160,000 new homes on 15 hectares of currently dormant land.

However, the latest research from the real estate debt advisory specialists, Sirius Property Finance , has revealed just how...

New build

Where are the most profitable new-build markets?

The latest research from Warwick Estates reveals where Britain’s most profitable new-build markets are and, therefore, where developers are best focussing their attention.

Warwick Estates looked at the average cost of constructing a new-build home per square foot across seven major British cities, including the cost of materials, labour, first and second fix costs, a contractor’s...

Snagging issues increase by 96% - These are the new-build nightmare that will render your home worthless

Research by new-build snagging experts, BuildScan , has revealed how the issue of snagging within the new-build sector has exploded over the last 15 years as well as revealing which issues are likely to render your new home worthless.

BuildScan’s data shows that the average new-build home comes with as many as 157 snagging issues. That’s up from an average of 80 in 2005, a 96%...

Deposit Unlock Scheme - What a 5% new-build deposit costs in the current market

The latest research from Warwick Estates has looked at the cost of getting a foot on the ladder for new-build homebuyers who utilise the new ‘Deposit Unlock’ initiative which allows them to purchase a new home with just a five per cent deposit.

Nationwide recently became the first major lender to commit to the new scheme which is expected to fill the gap left by Help to Buy come the...

Children from Handforth Grange Primary School try out the new play area in Handforth

Jackie Weaver has the authority to open new Handforth play area

A NEW children’s play area and footbridge have been opened in Handforth by lockdown legend Jackie Weaver.

Ms Weaver was joined by children from nearby Handforth Grange Primary School, who tried out the new equipment at Anwyl Homes’ development, The Fairways.

The new facilities include a footbridge, which links the development to Meriton Road Park as well as the surrounding...

What are your rights when your new home isn’t up to standard?

The new build sector can be a minefield of snagging issues and property related problems that plague homebuyers long after they’ve purchased the property. But what can you do about it?

New build snagging experts, HouseScan , have taken a look at where homebuyers stand should they find their new home is unfit for purpose and the options open to them to challenge those to have supplied...