House building valued at £1.88bn in February off the back of Help to Buy

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

House building continued to grow in the UK in February, according to a report which followed announcements in the Chancellor’s Budget statement that revealed the Help to Buy equity loan scheme will now be extended until 2020.

Miller Homes rated highly again for customer satisfaction

Halesowen News: Chief executive of Miller Homes Chris Endsor.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Miller Homes has again demonstrated its commitment to customer satisfaction by retaining its five-star rating in the Home Builders Federation (HBF) National New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Don’t find out too late you are under-insured

Halesowen News: Bob Simonds, a partner in the Residential Service Charge Department at CPBigwood, says: Make sure you do not become a victim of under-insurance."

3:17pm Monday 14th April 2014

Bob Simonds, a partner in the Residential Service Charge Department at CPBigwood, warns of the risks of under-insurance as the property market picks up.

Big is better when it comes to letting

Halesowen News: Louise Kean, of CPBigwood: "Size matters as landlords get a better deal."

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Big is definitely better when it comes to the letting and management of rental property, according to CPBigwood.

What to do if a house purchase falls through

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) offers advice for buyers facing disappointment in a competitive market

Shipways in Easter charity event

12:41pm Friday 11th April 2014

Estate agent Shipways in Hagley is holding an Easter egg tombola to help raise money for the company’s chosen charity CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.

Last chance to snap up a new home at Baldwin Gardens in Stourport

Halesowen News: An artist’s impression of a street scene at Baldwin Gardens, Taylor Wimpey’s development in Stourport.

12:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

Time is running out for home-hunters hoping to secure one of the final properties available at Baldwin Gardens, Taylor Wimpey’s near sell-out development in Stourport.

Prime Minister has to think harder about business rates

Halesowen News: John Truslove

12:26pm Friday 11th April 2014

Business rates are not fit for purpose and need a complete overhaul, said a recent report from MPs.

Connells makes charitable donation to NSPCC

Halesowen News: Stuart Flavell

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

NATIONAL estate agency Connells, which has offices locally, has donated just under £2,000 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Changing times...

Halesowen News: JOHN ANDREWS, of Doolittle & Dalley, Kidderminster

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

The old carpet factories which were part of life for many in the Wyre Forest area, were mainly Victorian North light buildings constructed at a time when workers put up with whatever conditions they had to, in order to earn a living.

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