Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Exciting new plans unveiled for Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham City Council has recently unveiled exciting plans for a complete regeneration scheme of the city centre that could see around 5,000 new homes built to address the city's affordable housing shortage issue.

The areas outlined for regeneration include, Eastside, Westside, New Street Station, Snow Hill and Southern Gateway. Priority schemes include the redevelopment of a new library at Centenary Square and a terminus at Eastside for the upcoming high speed rail link.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Barratt Homes launch new development in Birmingham

New homes builder Barratt Homes is now offering buyers the opportunity to secure a brand new home off-plan at its Kensington Gardens development in Tyseley, Birmingham.

A selection of two bedroom apartments has now been released for sale which are currently available to buy off-plan, with prices starting from £116,150. The development is due for completion in Spring 2011.

The Kensington Gardens development also offers a range of four and six bedroom houses priced from £210,050.

Early bird purchasers are being offered an opportunity to secure their preferred plot now, and take advantage of a range of benefits, including the choice of their internal fixtures and fittings.

Trevor Dixon, sales manager for Barratt West Midlands, said: "Buying off-plan offers so many benefits to buyers. One of the biggest attractions to securing a home off-plan is the opportunity to have the pick of the plots and buy the home you really want rather than what is left."

"It also means that buyers will have the ability to choose some of their own internal fixtures, fittings and finishes. These could include aspects such as kitchen units, flooring and bathroom tiling and means purchasers could move into their very own tailor made home but without any of the hassle"

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Longbridge housing scheme gets the go ahead

A threatened major housing scheme to regenerate the former plant of MG Rover has been given the go ahead after £3.6 million was found by a government agency to subsidise it.

The project to build 115 new homes in Longbridge, near Lickey Road, has received a last minute grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

It had been feared that the project would be cancelled along with a range of major building schemes in Birmingham including rennovations of some 13 schools.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Premium new homes planned for Tipton

New homes developer Redrow Homes are building traditional looking homes in Tipton just outside Birmingham, combining style and character in equal measure. The Heritage Gardens development off Upper Church Lane will consist of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The first phase of properties will be released for sale in early September.

Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands) said "Those who register their interest now will have the pick of the plots and have a greater opportunity to make the individual design choices that really make a home their own".

You can find out more about this development and other new homes Birmingham at redrow.co.uk

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Evenbrook Group gets the go ahead for 155 new homes

The 155 new homes for rent are part of a 10 acre residential community of 377 privately rented low-rise flats in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham which are all owned and managed by the Evenbrook Group.

The Group have said that all the new homes will be available at rents which are affordable, 40 of which will be offered at intermediate rents - 80% of open market rent.

A launderette and a small convenience store are also included within the planning permission.

Chairman of Evenbrook, John Coles, said: "These 155 new homes, all of which are for rental rather than sale, will meet an identified local need for this type of housing and will be truly affordable for a wide range of people".

Monday, 28 June 2010

Conservatives divided over plans to build 50,000 new homes

Plans to build at least 50,000 new homes in Birmingham by 2026 have exposed divisions in the city council’s Conservative group.

Council leader Mike Whitby is behind a plan to “grow the population” by around 100,000 in order to kick-start the economy. But a number of his colleagues fear growth on such a large scale will mean cramming new homes Birmingham into inappropriate sites and damaging quality of life.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

75 jobs to be created in Birmingham

A new private healthcare centre opening in Birmingham is set to create 75 new jobs.

Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation, a private treatment firm, has spent £3.5 million on a two stage transformation of a disused nursing home in Hall Green. The centre will treat people with brain injuries.

The first stage, the Olive Carter Unit, is set to open in mid July creating 25 jobs. The second stage, the Janet Barnes Unit will open in November and create a further 50 jobs.

The company said it would be looking to create both clinical specialist and administration jobs.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

George Osbornes "tough" package puts V.A.T upto 20%

So the day we all dreaded results in a rise in V.A.T by 2.5% effective of January 4th 2011. Amongst other increases, today's budget sees the biggest package of tax increases and spending cuts in a generation.

Income tax allowance is to be increased by £1,000 in April to £7,475. This is worth £170 a year to basic rate taxpayers.

There is no change to cigarettes, alcohol and fuel, however Labour's plan to increase the duty on cider by 10% above inflation will be scrapped from July.

To see all the changes visit the bbc news website.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Castle Comfort Stairlifts

We thought we'd put a mention into our friends over at Castle Comfort Stairlifts.

Whether a new home or used, for someone young or old, a day may arrive when a Stairlift is needed. Or maybe someone in the family needs one now?

Contact one of the UK's favourite Stairlift companies here for a quote that will amaze you!

How will the Budget affect your search for a new home?

On the eve of the Budget we ask how it will affect your search for new homes Birmingham. We all know that the Budget will hurt, but just how much and who will it hurt most? As of tomorrow many of us will be paying more tax and receiving fewer public services.

Tomorrow i'll be analysing how the Budget will affect new home buyers so keep an eye out for the post.