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The Kevin Gray column

Student mortgages can be a sensible option

As the parent of two children of university age, I know only too well the cost of student accommodation in campus towns like Bath. The reality is that the student loans system is not sufficient to support our young people whilst they are at college. Read more about Kevin's thoughts below.

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Property news

New 95% mortgage scheme launches

A new government-backed mortgage scheme will help first time buyers or current homeowners secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit. The scheme went live on April 19th and was first announced in the autumn budget....

Property news

Half of homebuyers never visit their estate agent's office - are multi-disciplinary branches the answer?

New research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, reveals that homebuyers are divided on whether or not it’s important for estate agents to maintain a physical high street presence in this modern age of homebuying.

Local expert opinion

What's hot and what's not in Bath, as local buyers put their trust in independent agents 

Two startling property headlines have just been released by the Office for National Statistics and HMRC – the ONS have calculated the average UK house price has risen 8.6% in the last year and HMRC figures show the number of property transactions in March 2021 was more than double that of March 2020. Click to read more...

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Here’s where 95% mortgages will benefit homebuyers the most

Research from national UK estate agent, Keller Williams UK, has found that the ability to secure a mortgage with a five per cent deposit should reduce the time to save by over two years for some buyers across the UK property market. 

 

Keller Williams UK analysed the current average house price across each area of the market, what this would require for both a 15% and 5% deposit, and how many months of net monthly income was required to save each deposit.

New homes focus

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Bailbrook Lane,

Bath

Ashford Homes is pleased to present Bailbrook Lane – a stunning development of two individual contemporary homes with magnificent views. The development is approached through a private gated driveway and each home has been meticulously designed and crafted for modern day living with large, light filled rooms housed under a sedum green roof.

New Homes focus

Experience Regency Bath at Holburne Park

Holburne Park is a new development of Georgian-style terraced houses, villas and apartments set in 6 acres of landscaped parkland with views across the World Heritage City of Bath.

Phase 2 is available now with a number of properties in this phase occupied and a selection of houses ready for occupation.

Property news

House prices could boom by a further £30,000 this year

The house price boom caused by the introduction of the stamp duty holiday could see the average house price across England climb by another £23,000 before the end of the year, should current market trends continue. 

On the market

Property Showcase

Baytree House, 20 Northend, Bath, BA1 7EN

Guide Price: £ 500,000

A gorgeous four storey Georgian family home nestled in Northend on the lower eastern slope of Solsbury Hill with a plethora of retained character and a secluded 47ft x 14ft walled garden.

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Property Showcase

39 The Hexagon, Kempthorne Lane, BA2 5RS

Guide Price: £ 91,250

50% Shared Ownership. A beautifully light ground floor one bedroom 467sqft apartment in this 2005 conversion with allocated parking, high ceilings and no onward chain.

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House and home

Interiors

This month interior designer, Clair Strong, reveals how to make your outside space work for entertaining

This summer making the most of your outdoor living space is top of most of our interior design lists. Whether you have a big garden, an urban courtyard or a tiny balcony, there is so much you can do to bring the outdoors in and create extra outside living space.

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Homefront Interiors Ltd

10 Margaret's Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LP

01225 571711

The inspiration behind Homefront Interiors is the desire to create a destination for sustainable living and artisanal homewares in Bath.