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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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...

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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!

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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.

Exciting new communtiy at Netherton

Kidderminster Shuttle: An artist’s impression of a typical home at Taylor Wimpey’s Primrose Gardens development in Netherton, Dudley.

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

LEADING housebuilder Taylor Wimpey West Midlands is delivering much-needed affordable housing as part of its Primrose Gardens development in Netherton, near Dudley.

Annual award ceremony for McCartneys with Phipps & Pritchard

Kidderminster Shuttle: Zoe Herbert and Nick Millinchip at the awards ceremony

12:00am Friday 21st February 2014

McCartneys Annual award ceremony was a resoundign success at The Luctonians, Kingsland last month.

John Truslove team celebrates Buntsford hat-trick

Kidderminster Shuttle: Ben Truslove: “We just can't get the instructions quick enough!”

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

BRISK demand for factory-warehouses has seen property agents John Truslove fix up a succession of occupiers in the same road in Bromsgrove.

Tayloor Wimpey invests £316,000 in local facilities as part of Brownhills development

Kidderminster Shuttle: A typical street scene at Taylor Wimpey’s Silver Waters development in Brownhills.

6:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

LEADING housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will deliver more than £300,000 investment in local community facilities as part of a major new homes development which is now open in Brownhills, West Midlands.

Miller Homes opens doors to Sutton Goldings in Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: Glenmuir: The Glenmuir showhome at Sutton Goldings in Kidderminster.

6:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

HOUSEBUILDER Miller Homes Midlands has officially launched its latest development and unveiled a brand new showhome in Kidderminster.

TB compensation consultation - vital to respond

Kidderminster Shuttle: Jenny Layton Mills at Knighton market.

12:00am Monday 17th February 2014

THE chairman of Welsh Livestock Auctioneer in Wales has urged farmers to respond quickly to the TB valuation consultation.

No - we're not entering a house price bubble

3:54pm Saturday 15th February 2014

Local property expert David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones takes a look at what property buyers can expect in 2014 and offers some timely words of advice.

Barratt helping those in need

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tanya Silk, of Barratt West Midlands: "Kidderminster Food Bank is a worthy cause."

3:36pm Saturday 15th February 2014

BARRATT Homes West Midlands played a significant part in helping people who struggled to buy food for themselves over the festive period by creating Food Bank collection points across the regional patch including its sales office at Goodwin Park on Stoney Lane in Kidderminster.

New homes sites to create jobs in Worcestershire

8:41am Wednesday 8th January 2014

One of the Midlands’ leading house-builders has announced it will be launching four new sites in Worcestershire in the next 12 months, underpinning hundreds of new jobs for local people.


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