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New plots go on sale in Skelmersdale and Congleton

  

We’ve got great news if you’re looking for your new home in Skelmersdale or Congleton as new plots have just gone on sale at our Vision and Giantswood Grove developments. With Shared Ownership properties available, now’s the time to act quickly and secure your dream home with us.

New plots go on sale in Skelmersdale and Congleton

  

We’ve got great news if you’re looking for your new home in Skelmersdale or Congleton as new plots have just gone on sale at our Vision and Giantswood Grove developments. With Shared Ownership properties available, now’s the time to act quickly and secure your dream home with us.

Say 'Yes' to the address! Reserve your dream home for £99!

  

We’re offering you the chance to reserve one of our properties for only £99.

A gift from us to you, choose from a selection of our stunning homes across the North West.

But be quick, this offer is only valid from the 1st October - 31st October on selected properties.

Say 'Yes' to the address! Reserve your dream home for £99!

  

We’re offering you the chance to reserve one of our properties for only £99.

A gift from us to you, choose from a selection of our stunning homes across the North West.

But be quick, this offer is only valid from the 1st October - 31st October on selected properties.

Get Smart About Credit Day

  

There’s no bigger financial commitment that most of us make in our lives than buying a house. It means getting a mortgage, which involves all kinds of financial checks with credit score, credit history and debts all aspects that you’ll have to talk to your lender about.

Get Smart About Credit Day

  

There’s no bigger financial commitment that most of us make in our lives than buying a house. It means getting a mortgage, which involves all kinds of financial checks with credit score, credit history and debts all aspects that you’ll have to talk to your lender about.

Benefits of buying off plan

  

When you are deciding which new home to buy, the traditional path is to go and visit them in person to get a feel for whether you’d like to live there. But the traditional route isn’t always the best way for everyone and that’s where buying off-plan comes in. If you’ve never heard of this option or aren’t sure if it’s right for you, here’s everything you need to know.

Benefits of buying off plan

  

When you are deciding which new home to buy, the traditional path is to go and visit them in person to get a feel for whether you’d like to live there. But the traditional route isn’t always the best way for everyone and that’s where buying off-plan comes in. If you’ve never heard of this option or aren’t sure if it’s right for you, here’s everything you need to know.

How to make the most of your gardens and outdoor spaces

  

2020 has been a year that has seen us all spending much more time at home than we would normally, meaning that the chance to spend time outdoors was even more important than ever before. Even when the garden centres and recycling centres were closed, people who would never have called themselves keen gardeners before were tempted to pay more attention to their gardens.

Here are some gardening tips to inspire you:

How to make the most of your gardens and outdoor spaces

  

2020 has been a year that has seen us all spending much more time at home than we would normally, meaning that the chance to spend time outdoors was even more important than ever before. Even when the garden centres and recycling centres were closed, people who would never have called themselves keen gardeners before were tempted to pay more attention to their gardens.

Here are some gardening tips to inspire you:

Why live in Timperley?

  

Nestled in the desirable Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, the village of Timperley is one of the North West’s top locations to settle down.

Positioned on the scenic Bridgewater Canal and within the town of Altrincham — voted the Sunday Times’ “Best Place to Live” 2020 — Timperley has everything you need for you and your family to lead the life of luxury you deserve. Find everything you need to know about your new home, below.

Why live in Timperley?

  

Nestled in the desirable Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, the village of Timperley is one of the North West’s top locations to settle down.

Positioned on the scenic Bridgewater Canal and within the town of Altrincham — voted the Sunday Times’ “Best Place to Live” 2020 — Timperley has everything you need for you and your family to lead the life of luxury you deserve. Find everything you need to know about your new home, below.

Tips on selling your home

  

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences you can have, promising a fresh start and the chance to take something and make it your own. But if you’re not a first-time buyer, there’s a complicating factor that can throw a spanner in the works, and that’s selling your existing home.

We know how frustrating it can be to have your dream home in sight but not be able to complete, so here are our top tips for selling your home:

Tips on selling your home

  

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences you can have, promising a fresh start and the chance to take something and make it your own. But if you’re not a first-time buyer, there’s a complicating factor that can throw a spanner in the works, and that’s selling your existing home.

We know how frustrating it can be to have your dream home in sight but not be able to complete, so here are our top tips for selling your home:

Changes to Help to Buy

  

Help to Buy has been running since 2013 and has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve that dream of getting their own home, but there have already been changes to how it works, and even bigger changes are coming next year.

Learn everything you need to know in our latest blog.

Changes to Help to Buy

  

Help to Buy has been running since 2013 and has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve that dream of getting their own home, but there have already been changes to how it works, and even bigger changes are coming next year.

Learn everything you need to know in our latest blog.

Buying your new home: a financial checklist

  

Buying a new home is an exciting time. It’s also one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make, so it’s worth having a good understanding of the costs involved.

This guide runs through all the costs you might need to think about when buying a home, from the value of the property, through to the fees required to complete the purchase, as well as your move-in and beyond. Where possible, we’ve provided estimates for the amounts you should budget for.

Buying your new home: a financial checklist

  

Buying a new home is an exciting time. It’s also one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make, so it’s worth having a good understanding of the costs involved.

This guide runs through all the costs you might need to think about when buying a home, from the value of the property, through to the fees required to complete the purchase, as well as your move-in and beyond. Where possible, we’ve provided estimates for the amounts you should budget for.

How to take advantage of Shared Ownership to find your Weaver Meadows home

  

Buying a home is a big step that requires a lot of planning, preparation and traditionally it has also required a large lump sum of money to put down as a deposit for a mortgage. It’s not always easy or even possible to save up that much while also paying bills, rent and all of life’s other expenses, but that doesn’t need to mean the end of your dreams of owning your own home, thanks to Government initiatives like Shared Ownership.

So, if you’re looking at our Weaver Meadows development of family homes in the scenic heart of the Cheshire Broads in Winsford, this could be exactly what you need to turn this dream into a reality. However, not everyone qualifies for this scheme, find out everything you need to know in our latest blog.

How to take advantage of Shared Ownership to find your Weaver Meadows home

  

Buying a home is a big step that requires a lot of planning, preparation and traditionally it has also required a large lump sum of money to put down as a deposit for a mortgage. It’s not always easy or even possible to save up that much while also paying bills, rent and all of life’s other expenses, but that doesn’t need to mean the end of your dreams of owning your own home, thanks to Government initiatives like Shared Ownership.

So, if you’re looking at our Weaver Meadows development of family homes in the scenic heart of the Cheshire Broads in Winsford, this could be exactly what you need to turn this dream into a reality. However, not everyone qualifies for this scheme, find out everything you need to know in our latest blog.

Benefits of buying a new build for your first home

  

Have you considered buying a new build as your first home? Doing so could save you money and give you greater peace of mind than a second-hand property.  

After all, new means new: the latest designs, the best appliances, and the opportunity to personalise. From the day you move in, your home will be ready to live in.  

Here are some of the best reasons to considering buying a new build with Laurus Homes. 

Benefits of buying a new build for your first home

  

Have you considered buying a new build as your first home? Doing so could save you money and give you greater peace of mind than a second-hand property.  

After all, new means new: the latest designs, the best appliances, and the opportunity to personalise. From the day you move in, your home will be ready to live in.  

Here are some of the best reasons to considering buying a new build with Laurus Homes. 

Greener Life

  

2020 is a year that has given us all plenty to think about and lots of time to do it. Many of us are finding that we have new priorities in our lives. If yours is to do more to play your part in making our world a greener place, the natural place to start is at home. 

Read the latest Laurus Life blog to find how you can live a Greener Life

Greener Life

  

2020 is a year that has given us all plenty to think about and lots of time to do it. Many of us are finding that we have new priorities in our lives. If yours is to do more to play your part in making our world a greener place, the natural place to start is at home. 

Read the latest Laurus Life blog to find how you can live a Greener Life

Why Live in Congleton?

  

Living in Congleton gives you the chance to live in the beautiful Cheshire Peak District in a thriving and friendly market town right at the foothills of the Pennines.

With the River Dane running through the town, living here means having the best of the English countryside right on your doorstep while also becoming part of a bustling and vibrant community in a town with a population of 26,482. Here’s everything you need to know.

Why Live in Congleton?

  

Living in Congleton gives you the chance to live in the beautiful Cheshire Peak District in a thriving and friendly market town right at the foothills of the Pennines.

With the River Dane running through the town, living here means having the best of the English countryside right on your doorstep while also becoming part of a bustling and vibrant community in a town with a population of 26,482. Here’s everything you need to know.

Why Live in Whalley Range?

  

With its leafy tree-lined streets of handsome Victorian villas, impressive new builds and nearby sprawling 60-acre park, Whalley Range is a popular choice for families and couples alike.

Click the link to find out Why living in Whalley Range is a great choice for house buyers looking for someone on the edge of Chorlton. 

Why Live in Whalley Range?

  

With its leafy tree-lined streets of handsome Victorian villas, impressive new builds and nearby sprawling 60-acre park, Whalley Range is a popular choice for families and couples alike.

Click the link to find out Why living in Whalley Range is a great choice for house buyers looking for someone on the edge of Chorlton. 

The Balcony Gardener

  

Apartment living doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your dreams of an outdoor green oasis.

If you’re lucky enough to have a patch of outdoor space - whether it’s a dinky patio or a small but perfectly formed balcony - read the latest Laurus Life blog to find how to make the most of it.

 

 

The Balcony Gardener

  

Apartment living doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your dreams of an outdoor green oasis.

If you’re lucky enough to have a patch of outdoor space - whether it’s a dinky patio or a small but perfectly formed balcony - read the latest Laurus Life blog to find how to make the most of it.

 

 

How Shared Ownership can work for you

  

Shared Ownership is a government-backed scheme that helps people get on the property ladder if they can’t currently afford in the traditional way.

Under the scheme, buyers obtain a mortgage for 25% - 75% of the property’s value, whilst paying a small rent to a housing provider such as Laurus Homes who own the remaining share.

Click view to learn eight ways Shared Ownership could help you own a new home. 

How Shared Ownership can work for you

  

Shared Ownership is a government-backed scheme that helps people get on the property ladder if they can’t currently afford in the traditional way.

Under the scheme, buyers obtain a mortgage for 25% - 75% of the property’s value, whilst paying a small rent to a housing provider such as Laurus Homes who own the remaining share.

Click view to learn eight ways Shared Ownership could help you own a new home. 

A good time to buy a new home.

  

As lockdown measures continue to be eased, life is starting to get back something more like normality. Whether these last few months have seen you putting your home moving plans on hold or have made you realise that your current home isn’t right for you anymore, the good news is that there are a number of reasons why now is a great time to buy a new home.

Find out more in our latest blog.

A good time to buy a new home.

  

As lockdown measures continue to be eased, life is starting to get back something more like normality. Whether these last few months have seen you putting your home moving plans on hold or have made you realise that your current home isn’t right for you anymore, the good news is that there are a number of reasons why now is a great time to buy a new home.

Find out more in our latest blog.

Why Live in Skelmersdale?

  

Skelmersdale – or Skem, as it’s affectionately known by locals - is a friendly and welcoming ‘new town’ set in a picturesque Lancashire valley on the River Tawd. With a population of 38,813 Skelmersdale is a thriving town with plenty going on.

So if you're looking for a new home in West Lancashire, you'll find everything you need to know in our latest Why Live in Skelmersdale guide.

Why Live in Skelmersdale?

  

Skelmersdale – or Skem, as it’s affectionately known by locals - is a friendly and welcoming ‘new town’ set in a picturesque Lancashire valley on the River Tawd. With a population of 38,813 Skelmersdale is a thriving town with plenty going on.

So if you're looking for a new home in West Lancashire, you'll find everything you need to know in our latest Why Live in Skelmersdale guide.

LOAVES IN LOCKDOWN

  

If you’re yet to jump on the baking bandwagon, Lockdown is the perfect opportunity.

From the perfect batch of gooey brownies to Great British Bake Off worthy banana bread, lockdown is churning out budding bakers in their droves.

Click view to find out why there's a widespread shortage of flour!

LOAVES IN LOCKDOWN

  

If you’re yet to jump on the baking bandwagon, Lockdown is the perfect opportunity.

From the perfect batch of gooey brownies to Great British Bake Off worthy banana bread, lockdown is churning out budding bakers in their droves.

Click view to find out why there's a widespread shortage of flour!

Why Live in Delamere?

  

Have you ever dreamed of living by the edge of Cheshire’s best-loved and most beautiful forest, but assumed that it wouldn’t be affordable, or that the home would be too remote and isolated? Our new Earlsbrook development in Delamere changes all of that, with a ready-made community of high-quality brand-new homes overlooking Delamere Forest in all its tranquil splendour.

Read our latest blog to discover everything you need to know about living in Delamere?

Why Live in Delamere?

  

Have you ever dreamed of living by the edge of Cheshire’s best-loved and most beautiful forest, but assumed that it wouldn’t be affordable, or that the home would be too remote and isolated? Our new Earlsbrook development in Delamere changes all of that, with a ready-made community of high-quality brand-new homes overlooking Delamere Forest in all its tranquil splendour.

Read our latest blog to discover everything you need to know about living in Delamere?

Why Buy New

  

There are a lot of choices you need to make when buying your home, but one of the first decisions is whether you want to buy a new-build property or not. Knowing this can shape the rest of your search, so it’s important to be well-informed about the potential benefits of opting for a new build.

Click view to read our latest blog. 

Why Buy New

  

There are a lot of choices you need to make when buying your home, but one of the first decisions is whether you want to buy a new-build property or not. Knowing this can shape the rest of your search, so it’s important to be well-informed about the potential benefits of opting for a new build.

Click view to read our latest blog. 

Why Live in Winsford

  

With a population of around 33,000, Winsford is a busy and thriving town and is known for a real sense of community with warm and friendly residents who often choose to live in the town for life.

Click view to read the full guide.

Why Live in Winsford

  

With a population of around 33,000, Winsford is a busy and thriving town and is known for a real sense of community with warm and friendly residents who often choose to live in the town for life.

Click view to read the full guide.

Home working tips

  

Lockdown has affected all of us in different ways. One of the biggest changes it has brought to many people’s everyday lives has been a sudden increase in homeworking. Almost overnight we’ve had to go from working in offices, factories, warehouses and more to working… anywhere we can put a laptop and get some peace.

Home working tips

  

Lockdown has affected all of us in different ways. One of the biggest changes it has brought to many people’s everyday lives has been a sudden increase in homeworking. Almost overnight we’ve had to go from working in offices, factories, warehouses and more to working… anywhere we can put a laptop and get some peace.

Rethinking the home after lockdown

  

If we had ever taken our homes for granted in the past, the lockdown we’ve been living through because of COVID-19 has changed all of that. Suddenly our homes have become everything to us, taking on the roles of our workplaces, schools, gyms, discos, nightclubs, pubs and much more.

Click the view button to read more.

Rethinking the home after lockdown

  

If we had ever taken our homes for granted in the past, the lockdown we’ve been living through because of COVID-19 has changed all of that. Suddenly our homes have become everything to us, taking on the roles of our workplaces, schools, gyms, discos, nightclubs, pubs and much more.

Click the view button to read more.

Interior Design Ideas: Creating a picture-perfect home

  

You've bought your new home, but it's a blank canvas. You’ve got so many different interior ideas, but how do you implement them? Where do you start? How do you create that picture-perfect 'show home' look that inspired you to purchase your new home? Not to worry, we’ve got all those answers for you. We sat down with Interior Designer Sarah Mather, who gave us the low-down on inspiration, creativity, and implementation! Make yourself a cuppa, grab a pen and paper, and let’s get right into it!

Interior Design Ideas: Creating a picture-perfect home

  

You've bought your new home, but it's a blank canvas. You’ve got so many different interior ideas, but how do you implement them? Where do you start? How do you create that picture-perfect 'show home' look that inspired you to purchase your new home? Not to worry, we’ve got all those answers for you. We sat down with Interior Designer Sarah Mather, who gave us the low-down on inspiration, creativity, and implementation! Make yourself a cuppa, grab a pen and paper, and let’s get right into it!

1960s vs now: Why the average first-time buyer is not who you might imagine

  

Experts at leading North West housing developer Laurus Homes examined how the state of home-buying has changed since the Baby Boomers to understand how it’s shaped the first-time buyers of today.

1960s vs now: Why the average first-time buyer is not who you might imagine

  

Experts at leading North West housing developer Laurus Homes examined how the state of home-buying has changed since the Baby Boomers to understand how it’s shaped the first-time buyers of today.

What is Help To Buy ISA?

  

Trying to get a foot onto the housing ladder in the UK can be difficult. To help first-time buyers achieve this goal, the government has launched a number of Help-to-Buy schemes, including the Help to Buy Individual Savings Account (ISA). These accounts are designed to provide you with a boost to your mortgage deposit savings. Under the scheme, the government will add 25 percent to your savings - up to a maximum contribution of £3,000.

Keep reading to find out more about how this scheme works, the benefits of using it and whether you may be eligible for one of these accounts.

What is Help To Buy ISA?

  

Trying to get a foot onto the housing ladder in the UK can be difficult. To help first-time buyers achieve this goal, the government has launched a number of Help-to-Buy schemes, including the Help to Buy Individual Savings Account (ISA). These accounts are designed to provide you with a boost to your mortgage deposit savings. Under the scheme, the government will add 25 percent to your savings - up to a maximum contribution of £3,000.

Keep reading to find out more about how this scheme works, the benefits of using it and whether you may be eligible for one of these accounts.

How Does Help to Buy Work?

  

If you’re looking to purchase your first home or you’re interested in moving to a new home, Help to Buy could be an option for you. It’s likely you’ve heard of this term before - but you might be wondering what it means and how it works.

To find out more about Help to Buy and how you could benefit from it, keep reading.

How Does Help to Buy Work?

  

If you’re looking to purchase your first home or you’re interested in moving to a new home, Help to Buy could be an option for you. It’s likely you’ve heard of this term before - but you might be wondering what it means and how it works.

To find out more about Help to Buy and how you could benefit from it, keep reading.

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