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Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

Authored by Mary

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

Santander to host free event to stop first time buyer misconceptions derailing home ownership dream

Authored by ElaineBleazard

Santander rolls out local in-branch education classes for first time buyers as new research reveals three in five aspiring homeowners think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses

Santander Armada Way welcome would-be first-time buyers in Plymouth on 22 nd February for a 90-minute class to...

CPRE Devon Launch Seminar: Devon's real housing needs

Are you concerned about the number of new homes being built in and around Plymouth and across Devon? How many are planned for your community and where? How many are genuinely affordable and who are the planned new homes for?

To objectively assess the situation, the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) commissioned an independent study. The findings will be announced today, revealing the truth about Devon's real housing needs.

Come along to find out what the evidence shows and how it could help communities facing unwanted development plans...

Barratt Homes reinforces position as the UK’s most recommended housebuilder

Authored by Property News

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes has received the maximum 5 star rating in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual New Homes Survey.

The number of stars awarded is based on responses to the question “would you recommend your builder to a friend?” For Barratt to have been awarded 5 stars means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend their homes to a friend.

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MBE awarded to local property developer Chairman

Authored by Mary

The Chairman of Exeter-based Burrington Estates has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his outstanding service to the construction industry.

Peter Andrew, who is also Deputy Chairman of the Home Builders Federation, was recognised for his achievements in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

During his 40 year career in construction, Peter has gained a wealth of industry...

Double for your money

Authored by JamesT

Investors are expected to show keen interest at auction for a detached two-flat opportunity near Plymouth University. Located in Wyndham Street East, it has a freehold guide price of £150,000 to £165,000 and is among the West Country lots listed for sale by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson in July. Katie Semmens, Senior Auction Valuer, said: “With its ‘Grade A’ location,...

Joined up approach by councils to plan for development

Authored by Mary

Three councils have teamed up to work on a Joint Local Plan to ensure future developments meet the needs of all residents.

Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are working together to prepare the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.

It brings together work that has previously been carried out separately by the three...

SW construction market bucks national slowdown trend

Authored by Mary

The latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that growth in the construction market has remained positive in the South West over the last three months.

Private housing workloads showed the greatest increase with 48% more of those working in the sector reporting a rise in activity rather than a fall over the first quarter of 2016. During the last...

Get on the first rung of the property ladder with shared ownership

Authored by News Desk

Getting onto the first rung of the property ladder can seem an impossible struggle; but Plymouth couple Amy and Julian Relf have moved into their dream home thanks to Westward and Help to Buy’s Shared Ownership scheme.

The first-time buyers are now the proud joint owners, with Westward, of a two-bedroom home in the stunning location of Boston Close, The Boatyard, Oreston, overlooking...

Thatch fire warning after Devon pub blaze

Authored by Mary

Firefighters have issued a warning to owners of thatched properties.

The warning comes following a fire which destroyed the Ring of Bells pub in North Bovey yesterday (Wednesday 13 January).

Ten fire engines attended the incident and fire crews worked throughout the night to extinguish the blaze and prevent it from spreading to nearby thatched properties. A crew is still at the...

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