Luxury house-builder Duchy Homes have now launched their latest development, Fulbeck Grange, in Morpeth, offering a unique and secluded setting for 13, five-bedroom homes. Surrounded by mature woodland and featuring an ornamental pond and stream, Fulbeck Grange provides an exclusive and luxurious place to live, with four house styles on offer. Each house enjoys contemporary open-plan living and sophisticated exterior styling to match the idyllic setting.
Elliott Architects have received planning permission to build nine new homes in the Great Whittington Conservation Area, which lies close to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. Designed around a unique approach to planning in heritage contexts, which balances planning criteria, the local neighbourhood development plan and the needs of the community, they have been praised for their sensitivity to the setting by the team at Historic England.
Gateshead is set to benefit from 183 new homes, which will see house developer Keepmoat Homes partner with Gateshead Council to bring a mixture of two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses and bungalows to Blaydon. The houses will bring new life to an old council estate and will fulfil housing demand in the area, with 170 for sale, 10 for rent, and three for shared ownership.
Sunderland has been named the best place to live for under 30s in the UK, but the low house prices are not the only thing drawing young buyers. The northern city was listed top for its high job satisfaction and overall happiness and wellbeing, according to the Liveability Index.
Owners of new-build properties have been shocked to learn recently that their new homes could cost them in annual fees, as well as being subject to strict rules and regulations about what they can and can’t do with their properties. It comes down to the houses being sold as a leasehold as opposed to freehold, which means the new owner buys the leasehold and it allows them use of the property, while someone else (usually the developer) owns the freehold. Make sure you’re aware of the difference between leasehold and freehold when buying a new property to avoid these fees.