Spring is the perfect time to sell, says Connells

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

It’s been an extremely busy start to 2014 for all concerned in the property market and it would seem Connells is expecting the market to get busier.

Confidence and sentiment is changing...

Halesowen News: Alan Knight, Head of Commercial at Walton and Hipkiss, Stourbridge.

4:40pm Thursday 24th April 2014

As the days lengthen and the sun shines a number of very significant investments start in Stourbridge. Following the completion of the long awaited Crown Centre development last year at a cost of around £50million two new deals have now taken place bringing jobs and a further £16.5 million to the town.

One way’ of making a difference to our High Streets

Halesowen News: John Truslove.

4:35pm Thursday 24th April 2014

We constantly read in the national media about the effects of the demise of High Street retail on our economy.

Its time to get into the commercial property market while the going is good

Halesowen News: Ian Appleby, Lex Allan Commercial Surveyor, Stourbridge.

4:31pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Well, the sun continues to shine, which is obviously great news but does it continue to shine for those of us within the Stourbridge and Black Country commercial property market?

Mayor opens new homes development in Redditch

Halesowen News: Redditch Mayor Wanda King and David Wilson Homes MD John Fitzgerald planting atree at Enfield Gardens.

3:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Mayor of Redditch, Councillor Wanda King, officially opened David Wilson Homes Mercia’s Enfield Gardens development on Harris Close, Redditch.

Destination homes available at The Oaks in Kidderminster

Halesowen News: Destination homes available at The Oaks in Kidderminster

3:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HOMEBUYERS looking to buy their dream home are in for a treat at David Wilson Homes’ new housing development in Kidderminster, with each property built and designed to the company’s highest specification.

Weather girl to judge McCartneys photo competition

Halesowen News: Weather girl Sian Lloyd who will be judging the McCartneys photo competition.

3:47pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Last month leading estate agents, auctioneers and chartered surveyors McCartneys launched a photography competition inviting entrants to capture “the spirit of rural border life and property.” The winning shots are to be featured in McCartneys 2015 calendar which is distributed to thousands of homes and businesses and the winning photographers will receive vouchers for photography shops.

Students benefit from model donation

3:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A local high school has received a model of a nearby housing development in Stourport.

Taylor Wimpey scales Brecon peaks in charity challenge

Halesowen News: -five teams from Taylor Wimpey took part in the Brecon 10 Peaks Challenge

11:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

A team of colleagues from Taylor Wimpey West Midlands has scaled some of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons as part of a gruelling charity trek.

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.

Redrow earn fourth successive customer satisfaction award

Halesowen News: A street scene of homes from award-winning Redrow Homes.

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

REDROW Homes has received a five-star rating in the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey.

More than 100,000 households helped to buy their own home

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

OVER 100,000 households are being helped onto the property ladder thanks to government-backed schemes, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has announced.

Help to Buy now available until 2020

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The extension of Help to Buy until 2020 in George Osborne’s budget should instil further confidence in the housing market and increase the supply of properties for sale, according to estate agency Shipways in Kidderminster.

Government stance on business rates is shocking!

Halesowen News: John Truslove.

6:10am Friday 28th March 2014

The shocking unfairness of the Government’s stance on business rates has come home to roost … as I said it would.

Kendrick Homes welcome extension to ‘Help to Buy’ scheme

Halesowen News: James Rennison, MD of Kendrick Homes: "Our younger purchasers have been able to step onto the property ladder much quicker through Help to Buy."

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Kendrick Homes Limited, part of the 134-year-old Kendrick Construction Group, based at Westhill House on the Hagley Road in Stourbridge, has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to extend the governments ‘Help to Buy’ scheme to 2020.

Bovis show home opening at Stour Valley this weekend

Halesowen News: The Stour Valley show home in Kidderminster.

11:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Homebuyers in Kidderminster are being invited to the opening of a brand new show home at Stour Valley this weekend.

GJS Dillon sells prime Bromsgrove offices

Halesowen News: Fitted to a very high standard: Rheims House

5:20am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Leading Midland independent property consultancy GJS Dillon has sold a two-storey office building on one of Bromsgrove’s most sought-after office developments.

Help to Buy announcement brings certainty and instils further confidence

12:32pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Chief Executive Chris Endsor, of Miller Homes Midlands, was delighted that the Chancellor's Budget statement pledged to extend the Help to Buy equity loan scheme until 2020.

Spring market starts to blossom

Halesowen News: Alan Knight, Head of Commercial at Walton and Hipkiss, Stourbridge.

12:11pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Well the weather is getting warmer, the sun is out at the moment and the daffodils are out and again the sentiment in the commercial and residential property market continues to improve.

Miller Homes spreads parents' homecare secrets

Halesowen News: Miller Homes sharing homecare secrets - sales adviser Belinda Kinch (right) and Helen Shepherd

12:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Miller Homes Midlands is sharing a host of top homecare tips from mums and dads across the region.

Homebuyers award Taylor Wimpey top marks again for customer service

Halesowen News: The Taylor Wimpey North Midlands sales executives who provide five-star customer service.

11:58am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Taylor Wimpey North Midlands’ satisfied homebuyers have rewarded the leading housebuilder with a five-star customer rating for the third year in a row.

More than 100,000 householders helped to buy their own homes

6:00am Monday 24th March 2014

MORE THAN 100,000 households are being helped onto the property ladder thanks to government-backed schemes, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Kris Hopkins announced.

Barratt offers homebuyers free removals when using Part Exchange

Halesowen News: Michelle Barnsley (Barratt Homes Part Exchange Manager), Andy Handslip (House to Home General Manager).

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

BARRATT Homes West Midlands has joined forces with removal company House to Home, offering homebuyers free removals when they buy their new Barratt home in Worcestershire with the popular Part Exchange moving scheme.

Buy a Barratt show home with 5% return

Halesowen News: Inside one of the show homes at Goodwin Park.

9:10am Thursday 20th March 2014

BARRATT Homes West Midlands is encouraging potential investors to purchase one of the two show homes at Goodwin Park development on Stoney Lane in Kidderminster on a 5% lease back scheme, which could prompt a healthy return over two years.

A Victor Powell wins management contract at heart of Redditch

Halesowen News: A Victor Powell wins management contract at heart of Redditch

6:30am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Worcestershire agents A Victor Powell has won the management contract for 20 apartments in the heart of Redditch.

McCartneys are backing beef at Three Counties Show

3:34pm Friday 14th March 2014

AUCTIONEERS McCartneys are sponsoring the most prestigious event in the beef cattle industry at this year’s Three Counties Show.

New David Wilson Homes development at Redditch

Halesowen News: Steve Barton, Senior Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Mercia.

9:25am Friday 14th March 2014

DAVID Wilson Homes Mercia will launch a new 41 home luxury development in Redditch on Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30.

Dudley College students in eye-opening visit to new homes development

Halesowen News: from Dudley College with Taylor Wimpey Site Manager Gareth Woodhouse (centre) and Gary Box (left), lecturer in wood occupations at Dudley College.

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

STUDENTS from a Black Country college experienced a behind-the-scenes look at how a 21st century home is constructed during a special guided tour hosted by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

Conservation management qualification at the double for Halls

Halesowen News: Sarah Hulland (left) and Louise Roberts from Halls.

6:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

TWO chartered surveyors employed by leading regional company Halls have achieved the BASIS Conservation Management Certificate.

Open weekend at Taylor Wimpey's Stour Valley in Kidderminster

Halesowen News: An artist’s impression of a street scene at Stour Valley, Taylor Wimpey’s popular development in Kidderminster.

4:07pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Home-hunters in Worcestershire are being invited to attend a special Moving Weekend event at Stour Valley, Taylor Wimpey's sought-after development in Kidderminster, to find out how they can get moving, whatever their circumstances.

Barratt hits sales target for new homes in Worcestershire

Halesowen News: Steve Barton, Senior Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Mercia.

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

FURTHER evidence of a recovering housing market in Worcestershire has emerged after local housebuilder David Wilson Homes Mercia revealed a substantial sales boost in the last six months and ambitious plans for the year ahead.

Escape rising bills with a new home at Taylor Wimpey's Baldwin Gardens

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

6:00am Sunday 9th March 2014

PROPERTY-BUYERS can escape expensive energy bills and maintenance costs by purchasing a new-build home at Taylor Wimpey’s new Baldwin Gardens development in Stourport.

Stunning new Taylor Wimpey homes coming soon to Brierley Hill

Halesowen News: View from in and around Brierley Hill, home to Taylor Wimpey’s new Lockside Walk development.

4:51pm Friday 7th March 2014

Property-seekers will soon be able to take their pick from a fabulous collection of new homes at Lockside Walk, Taylor Wimpey’s brand new development in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.

Halls and Jarvie Bedhall join forces

Halesowen News: Halls and Jarvie Bedhall join forces.

4:20pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE new year is heralding an exciting new era for two well-known property consultants who have joined forces to form a powerful team.

New Year housebuilding figures continue to rise reports NHBC

6:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

THE number of new homes registered in the UK in January show a 14% increase compared to the same time in 2013, new figures from NHBC reveal.

The thorny question of business rate reform

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

6:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

RECENTLY there have been announcements that the Government will look at the business rates on commercial property, in particular that relating to business rates on shops, as pressure groups have suggested that the present rating system is outdated.

Land Registry launches Property Alert service to help fight property fraud

11:22am Tuesday 4th March 2014

TODAY, Land Registry is launching a new service called Property Alert aimed at anyone who thinks their property could be at risk of fraud.

Double celebration for Tracey at Connells

Halesowen News: Tracey Ball - ten years at Connells and promotion.

6:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

LOCAL estate agency Connells is delighted to announce that Tracey Ball, based in its Sutton Coldfield branch, has been promoted to New Homes Partner for the agent’s Midlands region.

Property sales at highest since 2007, research reveals

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

PROPERTY sales in the six months to September 2013 rose to their highest level since the start of housing downturn in 2007, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.

Industrial and warehousing leading the way

Halesowen News: Ian Parker, of Redditch property agents John Truslove: "Businesses seem to be more confident."

6:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

THGE commercial property market recovery is continuing to improve, according to Redditch agents John Truslove.

Bellway answers British Heart Foundation’s call to Ramp up the Red

Halesowen News: Bellway Construction Director Richard Holland and with staff at the developer’s regional headquarters in Tamworth support the British Heart Foundation’s Ramp up the Red campaign.

2:40pm Monday 24th February 2014

BELLWAY Homes answered a call to Ramp up the Red in support of the British Heart Foundation’s February campaign.




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