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  • 2nd Nov 2018
  • Help-To-Buy Extended as the 2019 Budget is Announced

    This Tuesday saw Chancellor Philip Hammond deliver his speech in the House of Commons, outlining the government budget for 2019, and as the dust settles on the policies, we have taken a look at how the budget will affect the housing industry.

    One of the talking points from the budget was the extension to the Help-To-Buy scheme. Since its introduction in 2013, the government backed Help-To-Buy scheme has helped over … Read more.

  • 10th Aug 2018
  • Pet-friendly Style Hacks for your New Home

    Style hacks for you and your four-legged friend

    With 45% of the UK population being pet owners[1], it’s safe to say that we love our four-legged friends. However, our personal style can be hindered by brightly coloured plastic food bowls, shedding fur and toys everywhere.

    Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with some hints and tips to keep your home stylish, while catering to all your beloved … Read more.

  • 27th Jul 2018
  • Terracotta Trending: The Must Have Colour for Your New Home

    The burnt orange shade is in and we’ve got you covered to personalise your home in style

    The natural stone of the past has made a comeback, but the fired clay material is not the only key feature. The colour – specifically the prominent burnt orange shade – has become a key design statement, extending to more than just floor tiles and plant pots.

    Rich, earthy red and brown tones … Read more.

  • 12th Jul 2018
  • Home-hacks for keeping cool in this Summer’s heatwave

    Harron Homes Heatwave

    Here’s some hints and tips on how to enjoy the heatwave whilst keeping your home a relaxing, cool escape from the temperatures

    With Britain’s unpredictable weather, this summer’s heatwave is lovely – but it’s no fun for anyone when it results in tossing and turning in bed, stuck to the sheets, far too warm to sleep.

    At first, a heatwave sounds like the perfect beginning to the summer that we’ve … Read more.

  • 5th Jul 2018
  • Worried About the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’? Here’s Your Answer

    The number of homebuyers, particularly first-time buyers, receiving a contribution from parents or other family members towards the deposit has become increasingly common in the last decade. It is also frequent for parents to act as guarantors for homebuyers to boost borrowing allowances for first-time purchases.

    The Legal and General Group predicts that the ‘bank of mum and dad’ will lend or give approximately £5.7 billion this year alone, with … Read more.

  • 19th Jun 2018
  • The Search for Your Dream Home Is Over – And You’re Moving In!

    The results are in, the public have spoken, and we are here to meet their needs. Property search platform Zoopla has recently analysed the public’s desired requirements when looking for a property.

    The research shows that ‘garage’ and ‘detached’ are the most searched for terms, emphasising the most desirable formula when searching for the right house to become your perfect home.

    Every Harron Homes development boasts a selection of home … Read more.

  • 12th Jun 2018
  • Why Your Credit Score Matters When Buying A Home

    According to research from the Mortgage Advice Bureau, two-thirds of those looking for a new home don’t know their current credit score or even how to find out what it is. Being aware of your current credit score is essential when buying your first property or looking to move up the ladder. It allows buyers to know whether their mortgage application will be accepted.

    The research also highlights that those … Read more.

  • 21st May 2018
  • Climb the property ladder with Harron Homes

    Climb the property ladder

    There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to buying a new home or looking to climb the property ladder. We often find that our buyers don’t realise what is available within their budget, which gives us a chance to surprise them with the good news that they can afford their dream home.

    Our homes are purpose-built to cater for flexible family living, which means that often you can … Read more.

  • 24th Nov 2017
  • Posted in: First Time Buyers
  • Richard Wilson, financial director, comments on the autumn budget announcements

    Harron Homes new build first time buyers how it works diagram

    “Taking the first step on the property ladder can be difficult. The additional costs, such as stamp duty, cause an added financial strain. Therefore, anything that reduces the cost of buying a home is a relief.

    “Stamp duty is a Land Tax for a purchase of residential property or a piece of land. Prior to the abolishment of the Stamp Duty for first time buyers, when purchasing a home under … Read more.