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Saturday, September 22, 2012

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SOLAR POWER: A house with solar panels fitted

Opening a paint tin? Be careful to lift the lid off horizontally and away from the tin to prevent any dust and dirt on the lid from falling into the paint

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Are you up for a big green project?

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ITH winter on the horizon, making your home’s central heating system as energy efficient as possible should be a priority. Replacing an old G-rated boiler (the least energy efficient) with a super-efficient A-rated (condensing) boiler is expensive (typically £2,000 upwards), but could save you around £300 a year on running costs, according to the Energy Saving Trust. This is based on replacing the boiler and heating controls in a three-bed semi with gas central heating. If your home’s windows aren’t double or triple glazed (or have secondary glazing), the heating will be disappearing out of them. Again, replacing the windows is an expensive business, typically costing several thousand pounds, but it is worth doing if you can afford to, and you don’t have to go for period imperfect windows – double-glazed sashes offer the best of both worlds, for example. With listed buildings and homes on ’designated land’, such as conservation areas, there are stricter rules about replacement windows (and doors), so ask your local council. To make further savings on your energy bills, you may want to consider fitting energy-efficient glazing, such as Planitherm. This glass has a

Last week, we looked at relatively cheap and easy ways to improve your home the eco way, and this week, it’s things that cost more but make a bigger difference

FREE HEAT: Piping being laid for a ground source heat pump special coating that helps to retain radiated heat in the room and also captures the sun’s energy to heat the room further. Your home’s external walls are another big area of heat

loss. Houses built from 1920 onwards usually have cavity walls and these can be injected with insulation (a job for the pros) to keep the heat in and cold out. Solid walls let through twice as much heat as cavity walls, but insulating them isn’t as straightforward – it can be done internally or externally. Measures like these that make your home more energy efficient go a long way, but you can go further down the eco route. Have you considered generating your own electricity? This is typically done with a wind turbine or solar panels (a different type of solar panels can be used to heat your home’s water). Domestic wind turbines only work well in certain locations, so solar panels are the best bet for many of us. If you’re worried about the cost (usually many thousands of pounds) of having solar panels fitted, there are ways to cushion the financial blow, such as special loans and “rent a roof ” schemes. With the latter, you get the solar panels free of charge, but

you have to give the company that provides and installs them the income you receive from the Government’s Feed-In Tariffs scheme. This scheme pays you for both the electricity you generate and use at home and any surplus you supply to the national grid. Another government scheme (although it isn’t up and running for homeowners yet) is the Renewable Heat Incentive, which is expected to financially reward people who use renewable heat technologies at home. This should apply to heat pumps, which extract warmth from the air, ground or a water source and use it to heat the home. Then there’s the Government’s Green Deal, which may provide finance for energy-efficient home improvements such as insulation and double glazing. Go to www.decc.gov.uk to find out more. Big eco home improvements are often most cost-effective as part of a major renovation or build, rather than being retrofitted. With large projects, the world’s your oyster in terms of making your home greener and cleaner. You could, for example, install a water-saving system for reusing “grey” water, which includes used water from showers, baths and the washing machine. Systems like this aren’t something most of will be able to retrofit to our homes, but they are the future.

THE new Bosch PPR 250 power paint roller (£123.90, www.amazon.co.uk) makes painting a room quick and easy and it’s a lot less messy than a conventional roller, as it doesn’t splatter. Best of all, unlike some power rollers, you can use it with any sort of emulsion. The power unit has two tubes – a short one that clips on to the side of the tin and dips into the paint and a really long one that’s attached to the roller, which you can use with or without the extension pole. Once it’s hooked up and switched on, you simply press the trigger, wait for the paint to reach the roller, and away you go – coverage is excellent. You can detach the roller head to clean it separately, and the tubes are washed out by pumping water through them in the same way as the paint (there’s a tap attachment, but if it doesn’t work with your taps, you can use buckets of water). It’s best to clean it the same day as you use it, so start early and you’ll be able to get a couple of coats done and the PPR 250 washed out. This is a great way to paint!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

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OTH business and building are booming at Bellway Homes’ new development in Hunts Cross. The company recently began construction of 53 homes in Alderman Road in the Liverpool suburb. And already they have revealed they have sold 32 – leaving just 21 for sale. The development offers a stylish range of three bedroom semi-detached and detached homes. And, with prices starting from £94,995, it makes them perfect for first-time buyers anxious to get a foot on the difficult property ladder. Interest in the site, according to the developer, has been “unprecedented”. Would be buyers can already view the two showhomes. House styles include the Mulberry, which is a three bedroom semi-detached property that offers homeowners the ideal first home, or first family home. The property’s welcoming entrance leads into a spacious lounge, with a great kitchen/diner, overlooking the rear garden. Homebuyers, says Bellway Homes, will be impressed with the attention to detail and large spaces in this home, very popular in modern house building and ideal for entertaining. The ground floor also offers a WC. The first floor has a large master bedroom, second bedroom and a striking bathroom, perfect for families. There is also a third bedroom and a spacious landing area. The Mulberry is certainly eye-catching and stylish, yet eminently affordable. Jenny Bell, divisional sales manager at Bellway Homes, says: “Alderman Place has been an instant success and we are thrilled at the response the development has received since building started. “With its convenient location, a selection of spacious three

STARTING OUT: Bellway Homes’ Alderman Place development at Hunts Cross offers spacious accommodation to first time buyers bedroom homes and appealing prices, we have been inundated with visitors.” She adds: “Having sold so many plots already, and with current demand, we are urging potential purchasers to pop down to the development sooner rather than later.” ◆ Prices at Alderman Place range from £94,995. For further information or to arrange a viewing of the showhome, please contact Bellway Homes on 0151 486 6168 or visit www.bellway.co.uk.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

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AUTUMNAL: Leaf mural from The Conran Fabrics Archive collection, from £70 per square metre, The Conran Shop (also available to order as print or canvas through www.surfaceview.co.uk)

EVERGREEN ELEGANCE DELICATE foliage, paired with a fresh green and crisp white palette, creates a scheme which truly, yet gracefully, brings nature indoors. This style is well suited to kitchen or dining areas. "Forest and leaf prints are a great way to introduce a relaxed organic effect in any room," says Donna Riley, brand manager at wallpaper specialists Graham & Brown. "They create an illusion of soft, natural depth, while a shimmering landscape of beckoning trees will produce a delicate ethereal finish." ◆ Turn over a new leaf: Angel Ferns wallpaper, £32 per roll, from Sanderson Home, is classic and crisp in white and green. Alternatively, a leaf sketch printed panel, from £79 (125cm x 227cm), from Digetex, would instantly bring nature indoors. Make a statement with a foliage embellished Little Lady chair upholstered in Morris & Co Orchard Bayleaf and Rose, from £1,126, Sofa Workshop. Echo the theme in accessories, with Made by Hand's foliage decorated twine table runner in black, £55, or green and black, £79. Add bright touches to the dining table with Heal's Discovers Woodland Dinnerware by MissPrint, from £5-£20.

Turning over

Autumn leaves are always creating a show outdoors, but this year designers are replicating their natural beauty indoors. Gabrielle Fagan goes on the trail of woodland style

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UTUMN'S renowned for its spectacular foliage and this season there's a harvest of decor designs which will add their beauty to rooms – long after the season ends. “The trend for botanical designs has resulted in a beautiful array of prints and patterns featuring leaves and foliage," says Claire Vallis, design director for fabrics and wallcoverings specialist, Harlequin. “They range from dramatic, large-scale branches and woodland forests, through to ditsy, dainty leaves. These can be realistic depictions, so you feel you are walking though a forest or scrunching through fallen leaves, or more painterly interpretations with sweeping brushstrokes and vivid hues. “But a common theme prevails, of a love of nature and a desire to bring the freedom and freshness of the great outdoors into the home.” Don't be afraid to experiment with pattern and scale, she advises, as even the most over-sized design can be accommodated, by pairing it with a plain or textured finish in the rest of the room. Falling leaves may mean extra work in the garden, but if you celebrate their form and rich colour indoors they'll bring rooms to life, and conjure an unbe-leaf-ably delightful winter sanctuary!

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LEAF IT OUT: Momentum Wallcoverings wallpaper in Leaf 110371, £54 per roll; Lilly from the Maya collection 9287 sofa upholstery, £32 per metre and Barcode Amber rug 170 x 240cm, £450, all from Harlequin

ORIENTAL; Trellis bamboo wallpaper in copper, £54.75 per roll, from the Oriental Papers collection, Little Greene

Simple black and white decor enhances the beautiful silhouettes of winter woodland for a serene, modern interior. This look can be enlivened and warmed with rich colour in accessories. Bold feature wallpapers can be used on one wall, or smaller patterns can be used on all four, says Claire Vallis at fabrics and wallcovering designers Harlequin and Scion. “A leaf print sofa can act as a gorgeous focal point to a room when teamed with plainer curtains, or you could use a blind in a foliage print and combine it

GOLDEN HARVEST Designers have taken the countryside to their heart," says Jacqueline Duncan, principal and founder of London's Inchbald School of Design. Tree and leaf motifs are a key feature in pattern and print and range from the traditional and botanically accurate to interpretations which fully exploit innovative digital techniques, and give a fresh, chic effect. “This look is perfectly in tune with our desire for a natural, organic approach to interiors.

with textured curtains,” she suggests. “The same applies to colours – don't shy away from the vibrant shades as they can make a real statement, but do complement them with softer, toning shades. “This will heighten their effect as well as keep the scheme easy to live with.” ◆ Turn over a new leaf: A

“Woodland designs are particularly well complemented by earthy palettes, such as cream, charcoal and mushroom, and can be made luxurious with shades of gold. “It can even work well with stronger tones of damson and mustard through to fashionable strong blues.” ◆ Turn over a new leaf: Little Greene's Oriental Papers collection features stunning designs, including the Trellis Bamboo wallpaper in copper, £54.75 a roll. Complement it with gilded

monochrome Leaf mural from the Conran Fabrics Archive collection, from £70 per square metre, Conran Shop (also available to order as print or canvas through www.surface view.co.uk). Just as striking, but more traditional, is a Pines design wallpaper featuring a forest of trees, £54.75 a roll, Little Greene.

accessories, such as a Liliana table lamp, £80, from John Lewis. Its stem base is adorned with gold leaves. A Potentilla cushion with foliage print, £59, from Clarissa Hulse, makes another great addition. Bring on the blues with a Momentum wallpaper in leaf design, £54 a roll, from Harlequin. Continue the colour theme with a bold painted leaf bedding set, from £32 for a double duvet set and £24 for a single set, from Bhs.

A Barletta love seat, covered in fern chenille, which has a strong graphite leaf design, £1,149, Marks & Spencer, would be a perfect focal point. Alternatively, simply dress up a chair with a photoprint Pine Forest cushion, £80, Nordic Elements, or liven up corners with a quirky black tree-shaped hat stand, £20, Tiger Stores.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

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a new leaf NATURAL WOODLAND

THE great outdoors has an abundance of textures and tones, many of which make great additions to homes and have inspired designers since the dawn of time. Natural materials, from wood to stone, bring interest and variety into rooms, and are perfectly complemented by bold, graphic motifs of leaves in bright shades for a modern, rustic look, where texture and pared-back design triumph. “Cosy seasonal tones and a mix of traditional British style work well with a playful nature-inspired collection in one of our key trends – Woodland,” says Gillian Anderson, trading director at Heal's. “Our main theme, Autumn, features rustic wooden furniture and home accessories inspired by fallen leaves, in a palette of rustic red and orange hues with highlights of green encapsulating a warm and homely mood.” ◆ Turn over a new leaf: For a subtle woodland backdrop, Nottingham wallpaper, £20 a roll, from Graham & Brown, gives a 3D illusion of forest depth. Gather foliage features from the MissPrint woodland range at Heal's: Discovers Woodland drum lampshade, £115, and Discovers Woodland Sunflower rug, £695. Leaves decorate the retro, up-cycled Ash Storm chest of drawers, £895, by furniture designer Lucy Turner.

OUTSTANDING: hat stand, £20, Tiger Stores

WOODLAND WONDER: Tuscan rustic wild oak table, £1,795 and bench, £795; Basil dining chair by Mr Smith Studio for Calligaris, £135 each; MissPrint woodland tableware, £5 each; MissPrint Woodland silk drum shades, £115 each; MissPrint Woodland silk printed cushions, £75 each and MissPrint Woodland rug, £695, Heal's

COSY: Painted leaf design bedlinen, from £32 for a double duvet set, Bhs and Barletta love seat covered in Fern chenille with a strong leaf design in graphite, £1,149, Marks & Spencer

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What’s in store for As fruit and vegetables ripen, Hannah Stephenson offers some storage solutions which will enable you to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the months ahead

RIPE AND READY: Red apples in storage

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T’S BEEN a difficult year for fruit and veg, with the cold weather in spring, incessant summer rain and subsequent deluge of slugs, snails, blight and other nuisances. But for those of us who haven’t suffered from poor pollination of fruit crops, tomato and potato blight and slug-infested greens, now’s the time to think about how you are going to store what you have. Temperatures are dropping and tender veg need to be encouraged to ripen before the first frosts. Anyone with unripe tomatoes shouldn’t delay in removing leaves from the bases of plants to let in more sunlight to the fruits. They will need harvesting before the first frosts and should continue to ripen indoors if you pick them now. Cut whole trusses of green tomatoes and hang them in an airy place such as a garage or spare bedroom. Long-keeper varieties such as the Spanish “De Colgar” ripen slowly after harvesting if kept in a cool, frost-free place and can take three months to reach maturity, so they’ll be ready for eating in winter. Maincrop potatoes should be

harvested on warm, sunny days and left to dry out in the sun, after which they can be stored in thick paper sacks (only half-fill them as this makes it easier to check for bad potatoes) and kept in the dark in a frost-free place. First early and second early varieties generally don’t store well, so use these as quickly as you can. Maincrops, however, should store until after Christmas and possibly into March. Bend the leaves of onions and shallots over at the neck and once they turn brown, pull the plants up but leave the bulbs on the ground to continue to dry off. After about a

week, lay them in trays or put them into nets to hang up in the shed. Alternatively, you can make French onion strings (and do the same with shallots and garlic) by keeping as much of the straw-like foliage on them as possible and plaiting it together, reinforcing the strands with hessian twine to make it stronger. Varieties of early apples generally don’t keep so they need to be eaten shortly after picking, but later varieties will keep in the salad compartment in your fridge for between four to six weeks. Alternatively, they can be placed in

Best Of The Bunch Autumn cyclamen (C. hederifolium) THIS pint-sized specimen looks so delicate, with its flowers in shades of white, pink, cerise and magenta appearing in early autumn before the ivy-shaped leaves with heavy marbling. The later blooms appear above the deep green leaves and look amazing when the plants are massed together. This cyclamen prefers a slightly shaded position and thrives in moist but not waterlogged soil, doing well under mature shrubs or at the base of a shady wall. Cyclamen, which are members of the primula family, develop corms which help them cope with summer drought. They don’t like being overfed but if left undisturbed they will multiply, brightening up autumn and spring every year.

wooden boxes lined with newspaper, in a cool, airy shed, where the mice won’t get them. You can wrap stored apples individually in newspaper to ensure they never touch each other and so prevent one bad apple infecting the whole crop. Apples and pears kept in this way should last for six weeks or more and maybe even until Christmas. Be warned, though, that pears don’t store as well as apples. If they are fully ripe, keep them in the bottom of the fridge in polythene bags for up to six weeks. If storing for longer, pick the pears before they are fully ripe and keep them as

cold as possible, laying them out on wooden trays in an airy place. Root veg including beetroot, maincrop carrots and turnips can be stored in boxes, but leave parsnips that you don’t want to eat now in the ground as frost improves the taste. You can also leave hardy varieties of leeks where they are and you should still be digging them up until late February. Winter salads such as radicchio also keep well in the shed in boxes lined with plastic, but should be checked regularly for mouldy leaves, which need removing immediately.

Things to do this week ● Keep collecting seed from perennials and alpines and watch out for any tree and shrub seeds you might want to save. ● When planting spring bulbs in pots, put plenty of drainage material in the bottom to stop them becoming waterlogged and add potting compost mixed with a handful of grit. ● Stop feeding permanent plants in containers. ● Watch out for the first autumn-fruiting raspberries. They should be ready for eating. ● Divide and replant large clumps of perennial herbs ● Raise the cutting height on your lawnmower as

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the growth rate of the grass slows. ● Take pelargonium cuttings to overwinter indoors. ● Propagate new gooseberry bushes by taking hardwood cuttings from healthy plants before their leaves drop. ● Collect, clean and store away cane supports as plants go past their best. ● Cut down marginal plants around pools that are dying back. ● Net ponds to stop autumn leaves blowing in. ● Transplant overgrown or badly positioned shrubs and conifers after preparing the new planting sites.

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Avoid adding evergreen leaves to the mix, as they are too leathery to rot down.

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Only collect leaves which are a nuisance, such as those on your grass or paths. Let them rest on flower beds as they will rot down in situ.

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Water the leaves if they are dry, before transferring them to black bags with air holes in them, to help them break down more quickly.


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your harvest? Good enough to eat Helping summer crops ripen

STORAGE: Once you have harvested your crops you need to store them properly Squashes need to ripen and dry, so when you cut them, leave them outside so the skins dry in the sun. Then bring them into a warm, dry place so that the skins harden. They should keep until Christmas in a frost-free shed, although they store better in a covered porch or in a cool room indoors. There are certain crops which don’t store well, such as sweetcorn and French beans. You’ll need to blanch and freeze the surplus for further use. And then there’s all those chutneys and jams you could be making for Christmas...

CROPS: Cut back on watering tomato plants to help them ripen and take tops off cucumber plants IF YOU still have green tomatoes at the end of the season, stick them in a paper bag with a banana and that should help them along. In the greenhouse, stop feeding the tomato plants and cut back on watering, which should quicken the ripening time. Take the tops off cucumber plants and nip off the tips of the sideshoots a few weeks before you want to remove the plants from the greenhouse, to coax them into swelling.

Private rents rise for fifth month in a row PRIVATE rents have soared for the fifth month in a row to reach a new high as pressure on the sector continues to be ramped up, a study has found. Typical monthly rents increased by 2.9% year-on-year to reach £734 in August, surpassing a previous peak of £725 recorded in July, according to lettings network LSL Property Services, which owns chains including Your Move and Reeds Rains. The study put the latest increase down to the seasonal effect of a wave of graduates starting new jobs, on top of strong competition already caused by frustrated would-be buyers who are unable to raise a mortgage deposit or meet lenders’ toughened borrowing criteria. Rents rocketed to new highs in five regions across England and Wales, hitting peaks in London, the South East, the East of England, the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber. London saw the biggest year-on-year increase at 4.9% while only the South

West and Wales saw rents decrease, by 1.9% and 1.8% respectively. David Newnes, director of LSL Property Services, said: “The rental market is right in the thick of its peak season and the demand from graduates and those starting new jobs has added a new layer of competition on top of the existing pool of frustrated buyers. “London and the South East may be the powerhouses of the national rental market but rent rises haven’t been limited to these areas by any means. “In fact, rents have hit record highs in five regions as tight mortgage finance criteria and large deposit requirements for new buyers continue to ramp up the pressure on the limited stock of rental homes available.” Lenders have predicted that a recently-launched £80bn “funding for lending” scheme to unclog the flow of credit and a NewBuy scheme, which helps people to buy new-build homes with a fraction of the usual deposit, will help people to get on the property

ladder in the coming months. However, much of the recent competition among lenders has been concentrated around less “risky” buyers with larger deposits. Mr Newnes said: “Some relief for tenants may be found if the funding for lending scheme begins to feed through into greater lending to borrowers with smaller deposits. “But any improvement to the first-time buyer mortgage market will need to be significant and sustained to dent rental demand markedly in the long-term.” Despite the squeeze on tenants, their ability to keep up with payments improved for the first time in three months in August, with 9% of all rent late or unpaid at the end of the month, a decrease from 9.3% in July. Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb said: “At a time when wages are stagnating, this latest rise in rents is another blow to the millions of people priced out of a home of their own.

Remove any leaves that look dusty, as this could be the start of powdery mildew. Peppers and aubergines are also sensitive to temperature at night and are unlikely to develop further fruits at this stage, so focus on what you have by cutting down on watering and feeding and closing the ventilation earlier on in the day to trap the heat inside. Even if you end up with undersized fruits, they will be edible.

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London

£1,074

4.9%

East of England

£752

1.9%

South West

£633

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Yorkshire and the £544 Humber

3.6%

North West

£591

2.9%

Wales

£548

minus 1.8%

South East

£761

3.9%

North East

£524

0.2%

West Midlands

£569

3.6%

East Midlands

£551

1.0%

England and Wales£734

2.9%


8 PROPERTY

Saturday, September 22, 2012

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City centre, £499,950 THIS penthouse apartment is within a Grade ll listed building within Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. The property briefly comprises an entrance hall, utility room, cloakroom, dining kitchen, living room, and three double bedrooms with an en-suite to the master. There are two terraces with views over the city, the river, the Pier Head and Our Lady and St Nicholas Church. The property has many features including 360 degree views, sash windows and two allocated parking spaces. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 236 2332

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Allerton, £425,000 LOCATED in a popular area, this extended, detached family home has many original character features and offers bright and airy accommodation. Downstairs is a hall, front dining room with bay window, study, and extended rear lounge with a feature fireplace housing an open grate. The stylish dining kitchen is fitted with appliances, and there is a utility room. Upstairs are four bedrooms (master with en-suite) and a luxurious family bathroom. Externally, a driveway provides off-road parking, and there is a garage and front, side and rear gardens. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

Allerton, £249,950

West Derby, £215,995

THIS well-maintained two/three bedroom detached bungalow is situated in a popular residential location. The property briefly comprises an entrance hall, lounge, dining room/third bedroom, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with separate wc. To the exterior there are front, side and rear gardens with driveway parking and a garage to the rear. Other benefits to the property are an abundance of storage and no onward chain. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that is on offer. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

THIS detached four bedroom family home offers an abundance of attractive features. The house briefly comprises an entrance hall with downstairs wc, lounge, spacious kitchen and dining area with separate utility, and a further sitting room on the ground level. On the first floor there are four bedrooms with an en-suite to the master, and a family bathroom. Other benefits to the property are that it is fully double glazed, gas central heated, and offers front and rear gardens and off-road parking. A viewing is highly recommended. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

West Derby, £150,000 THIS 1930s-style, three bedroom semidetached house is situated in one of the most popular areas of West Derby village. On the ground floor is a hallway, lounge with gas fire, dining room with patio doors to the rear garden and a kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms (two with fitted wardrobes) and a family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite. Outside, the property has a driveway leading to an attached garage, plus there is an enclosed rear garden with a lawn, flagged patio and timber storage shed. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 220 4443

Maghull, £215,000 THIS extended, four bedroom semidetached family home is superbly positioned within a cul-de-sac on a corner plot. On the ground floor a porch gives access to a hall, lounge with multi-fuel fire and a bay window. The dining room features patio doors opening to a conservatory, and there is a fitted kitchen, utility room and wc. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom with a white suite. Externally, a block paved driveway provides space for off-road parking and there is a garage, side garden and rear garden with two timber sheds, lawn and paved patios. No chain. ● Loc8, 0151 526 0021

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Ormskirk, £132,950 THIS modern, three bedroom semidetached house is located on a soughtafter development and the price represents 70% shared ownership. Downstairs is a hall, cloaks/wc, lounge with living flame gas fire and an archway through to a dining room, plus a fitted kitchen and conservatory. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom incorporating a three piece suite. Outside, there is a landscaped garden and long driveway to the front. To the rear is a garden with lawn, bark area and shed. ● Farrell Heyworth, 01695 570075

Huyton, £184,950 THIS attractive, four bedroom detached house is located in a desirable and popular residential area. On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a wc and lounge with a feature fire surround housing a gas fire. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units and there is also a conservatory. Upstairs is a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus three further bedrooms and a family bathroom boasting a spa bath. Outside is a driveway for off-road parking. To the rear is a garden and a garage which is currently being used as an office but could easily be converted back to garage use. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 256 7837


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PROPERTY 9

Albert Dock, Liverpool Reduced to £229,950 ● Large first floor apartment ● Master bedroom with stylish en-suite bathroom ● Large "L" shaped lounge/diner ● Superb fitted kitchen with integrated appliances ● Great views from balconies

Quebec Quay, Liverpool £174,950 ● Two Bedrooms ● Fabulous river views ● Situated on the Third Floor ● Secure Parking & Gardens ● Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing ● Available with NO CHAIN!

Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool £140,000 ● Spacious first floor apartment ● Master bedroom with en-suite ● Second bedroom ● Modern fitted kitchen ● Period features & sash windows ● Car parking space to rear ● Video entry system

Cornwallis Street, Liverpool £135,000 ● Duplex penthouse ● City centre location ● Two bedrooms ● En-suite Shower room ● Principal Bathroom ● Balcony with city views ● Tenanted from August 2011

Armstrong Quay, Liverpool £115,000 ● Well presented ground floor apartment ● Two bedrooms ● Fitted kitchen ● UPVC double glazing ● Electric panel heaters ● Patio area ● Allocated parking space

Haigh Street, Liverpool £114,950 ● Purpose built first floor apartment ● Two double bedrooms ● Bathroom and en-suite Shower room ● UPVC double glazing ● Allocated parking via electric gates ● Convenient for Universities and Hospitals ● Available with NO CHAIN!

Gilmartin Grove, Liverpool Reduced to £99,999 ● Superb two bedroom apartment ● Stylish Kitchen and Bathroom ● Convenient location for Hospitals and Universities ● UPVC double glazing and electric heating ● Allocated and Visitor parking bays

Waterhouse Close, Anfield £99,950 ● Modern mid-terrace house● Three Bedrooms● Lounge and Breakfast Kitchen● Shower room● UPVC double glazed windows● Gas Central heating system● Gardens & Driveway

Madison Square, Liverpool £99,950 ● Top floor apartment ● Two bedrooms ● Open plan lounge/diner/kitchen ● Balcony with city views ● Double glazed windows ● Bathroom with white suite

Ellerman Road, Liverpool Reduced to £89,950 ● Third (top) floor apartment ● Two double bedrooms ● Open plan lounge/kitchen ● Fitted kitchen with appliances ● Stylish bathroom with white suite● Gas central heating system ● UPVC double glazed windows ● Allocated & Visitor parking spaces ● Available with benefit of NO CHAIN!

Castle Street, Liverpool Reduced to £85,000 ● First floor apartment ● One double bedroom ● Gas central heating system ● Period building with security entrance ● Fitted kitchen with integrated appliances ● Viewing highly recommended!

Leeds Street, Liverpool Reduced to £79,950 ● First floor apartment ● Two bedrooms ● Open plan Lounge/Diner/fitted Kitchen ● Double glazed windows ● Electric panel heaters ● Available with NO CHAIN!

Gem Street, Vauxhall Reduced to £67,500 ● Purpose built apartment ● Third floor ● Two bedrooms (double and single) ● Fitted Kitchen ● Lounge with French windows ● UPVC double glazing ● Electric panel heaters ● Car park to rear

Plaza Boulevard, Liverpool Reduced to £65,000 ● 2/3 Bedrooms ● En-suite Shower room ● Stylish bathroom ● Balcony off lounge ● Secure underground parking ● Lift to all floors ● Concierge service ● Potential to create a third bedroom ● Great "buy to let" opportunity

51 Cheapside, Liverpool L2 2DY Reduced to £64,950 ● First floor apartment ● Two double bedrooms ● 80% shared ownership ● NO CHAIN involved in sale ● Ideal for access to Liverpool John Moores University

Molyneux Road, Kensington £59,950 ● Mid terrace house ● Two bedrooms ● Two reception rooms ● Gas central heating system ● Partial UPVC double glazing ● Bathroom with shower enclosure ● The property is presently tenanted

City Branch Sales 0151 236 4400

Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH


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City centre 0151 236 2332 citycentre@suttonkersh.co.uk

NEW

THE TEA FACTORY | L1 £139,950 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Fourth Floor Apartment Two bedrooms Spacious Living Area En-suite Shower Room Timber Decked Courtyard Balcony with City Views No Chain

Lettings 0151 207 5923 lettings@suttonkersh.co.uk

NEW

THE COLONNADES | L3 £229,950

TOWER BUILDING | L3 £499,950

CATHEDRAL CLOSE | L1 £1,500 PCM

4/5 Bedroom

Town House

Unfurnished

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First Floor Apartment One Bedroom Occasional Room En- suites to both rooms Stylish Kitchen Wet Room and Store Room No Chain Balconies

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Unique Penthouse Apartment Grade II Listed Building Three Bedrooms Open Plan Ding Kitchen Two Terraces with 360% City & River Views Two Allocated Parking Spaces

QUEBEC QUAY | L3 £1,500 PCM ●

Penthosue Apartment

LOCKFIELDS VIEW | L3 £550 PCM ●

Apartment

2 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms

Double Glazing

Unfurnished

Gas Central Heating

Furnished/Unfurnished

Separate Kitchen/Lounge

Double Glazing

Central heating

Close to Canal

Not available to students.

Parking

Parking

NEW PRICE

MINSTER COURT | L7 £75,000 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Ground Floor Two Bedroom Apartment Spacious Lounge Fitted Kitchen Upvc Double Glazing Resident & Visitor Parking Close to University

COTSWOLD ST | L7 £74,950

KILSHAW STREET | L6 £89,950

CABLE YARD | L3 £525 PCM ●

Modern Town House

THE ANCHORAGE | L3 £750 PCM

1 Bedroom

CLOCKTOWER DRIVE | L9 £600 PCM

Apartment

3 Bedrooms

Two Bedrooms

Furnished

Unfurnished

Furnished

Double glazing

Fitted Kitchen

New Fitted Kitchen

Central Heating

DG GCH

Allocated Car Space

Available 6th October 2012

Garden

Impressive Marina Views

Mid Terraced House

Three Bedrooms Living Room

Dining Room

Gas Central Heating

Investment Opportunity

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End Town House Three Bedrooms Living Room Dining Kitchen Cloakroom/wc Front & Rear Gardens No Chain

PRINCES AVENUE | L8 £109,950

DENTDALE DRIVE | L5 £124,950

WATERLOO QUAY | L3 £146,500

Second Floor Apartment

Two Double Bedrooms

En-suite Shower Room

Underfloor Heating

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First Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Living/Dining Room Fitted Kitchen Gas Central Heating Many Original Features Close to Princes Park

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Semi Detached House Three Bedrooms Lounge Dining Room GCH and Dbl Glazing Driveway for two cars Garden to Rear

SANDFORTH COURT | L13 £595 PCM

Terraced House

FERNHILL ROAD | L20 £595 PCM

2 Bed Apartment

WILLMER ROAD | L4 £400 PCM

Semi Detached House

Furnished

Two Bedrooms

Three Bedrooms

Unfurnished

Unfurnished

Large Rear Garden

Allocated Parking

Fitted Kitchen

Dock Views

Allocated Parking

Gas Central heating

Balcony

Viewing Recommended

Close to Local Amenities

SOUTH QUAY | L3 £169,950

Second Floor Apartment

KNIGHT STREET | L1 £99,950

Fourth Floor Apartment

QUEBEC QUAY | L3 £219,950

First Floor Apartment

Terraced House

Spacious Lounge

Two Double Bedrooms

Two Bedrooms

Two Bedrooms

Double Bedroom

Spacious Lounge

Open Plan Living Area

Unfurnished

Dressing Room

River Views

Secure Car Space

En-suite bathroom/wc

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Ground Floor Apt

SAKER STREET | L4 £350 PCM

Refurbished

Ideal Family Home

CRAWFORD AVENUE | L18 £795 PCM

GRANVILLE ROAD | L15 £550 PCM

Three Bedroom

Terrace House

End Terrace

Unfurnished

Unfurnished

Well Presented

Lounge, Kitchen

Investment Opportunity

Bath/w.c.

Rear Yard

DG & CH

No Chain

Rear Yard

Fitted Kitchen

Avaliable Now

Parking

Boatyard & River Views

Secure Car Space

WATERLOO WAREHOUSE | L3 £189,950

LING STREET | L7 £74,950

LUCERN STREET | L17 £695 PCM

YE PRIORY COURT | L25 £850 PCM

Mid terraced House

IVY AVENUE | L19 £595 PCM

Second/Third Floor

FALKNER STREET | L8 £525,000

Three Bedroom

Duplex Apartment

Three Bedrooms

Two Double Bedrooms

Two Reception Rooms

Town House

Unfurnished

Rear Garden

L25

En Suite Bathroom

Allocated and Visitor Parking

Dock and River Views

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Georgian Town House Four Bedrooms Many Original Features Two Bathrooms Two Recption Rooms Resident Parking Permits Rear Yard

Gas Central Heating

Double Glazing

On Street Parking

Two Bedroom Terrace House

Flexi Furnished

DG & CH

Four Bedroom End of Terrace Furnished Rear Yard

www.suttonkersh.co.uk


CHOICE ★★★★

Agents’

West Kirby, £1,750pcm THIS magnificent, unfurnished, semi-detached Victorian house has a superb outlook over Ashton Park and distant views of the Welsh hills. Part of a highly-regarded neighbourhood and with gas central heating and partial double glazing, the property comprises a hallway, two main reception rooms, an open-plan kitchen/ diner, utility, shower room to the ground floor and seven bedrooms on two floors served by two further bath/shower rooms. Externally, there are good-sized gardens to three sides, a driveway and a garage. Access to schools, shops, restaurants and the rail link to Liverpool is first class. Enquire on pets/smokers. ● Clive Watkin, 0151 342 4422

Seaforth, £495pcm TO let is this two bedroom ground floor apartment in a newly-completed development. All apartments include modern fitted kitchens with integrated appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and hob and oven, plus a modern bathroom suite with power shower. Good sized bedrooms, gas central heating and double glazing are included, as well as neutral decor throughout, secure parking, electric gated access and communal gardens. A viewing is recommended to fully appreciate this modern and spacious apartment. ● Loc 8, 0151 526 0021

Saturday, September 22, 2012

PROPERTY 11

Lettings

Mossley Hill, £795pcm

Heswall, £1,350pcm

Wavertree, £495pcm

ON offer for let is this four bedroom property located within the popular suburb of Mossley Hill. The house benefits from double glazing and gas central heating. Inside briefly comprises an entrance hallway, lounge, dining area, fully fitted kitchen, and to the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a spacious garden to the rear for entertaining. Viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate the accommodation on offer and the perfect location. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003

THIS superb, five bedroom, detached family home is situated within walking distance of Heswall centre. The property offers spacious and extremely well-appointed accommodation with five reception rooms. On approach, there is ample driveway parking and, to the rear, there is an easilymaintained garden with patio and pond. The bedrooms are all good sizes, with a family bathroom, an en-suite and two wcs. The location is excellent for local shopping facilities including both Tesco and Mark & Spencer, plus it is in a sought-after school catchment area. ● Karl Tatler, 0151 342 5777

ABODE lettings are pleased to offer for let this recently refurbished mid terraced property in Wavertree. The property briefly comprises an entrance hallway into an extended through lounge and fitted kitchen, two spacious bedrooms, and a bathroom. The property is offered unfurnished and is double glazed and gas central heated. It is also very close to transport links and shops. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer. ● Abode, 0151 601 3003

Wallasey, £650pcm FULLY refurbished throughout, this five bedroom terrace is described as ‘ready to walk into’ and has accommodation over three floors. Inside comprises a vestibule with decorative ceramic tiled flooring, hallway, lounge with contemporary fire surround with living flame gas fire, dining room and steps down to a kitchen with a range of units, integrated oven, hob and extractor and vinyl flooring. Stairs lead to a bathroom with a newly fitted suite plus two bedrooms. Further stairs lead to three additional bedrooms. Externally, there is a south-facing rear courtyard. ● The Property Centre, 0151 639 7500

Parkgate, £1,000pcm

Waterloo, £475pcm SITUATED in the popular north Liverpool suburb of Waterloo is this well-presented one bedroom ground floor apartment which has panoramic views over the foreshore and dunes. Benefiting from gas central heating and double glazing, the property briefly includes an entrance hall, lounge, morning room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The property also boasts a fantastic location, close to shops and good transport links into Liverpool city centre. An early inspection is essential to avoid disappointment. ● Loc 8, 0151 526 0021

THIS three bedroom, picturesque, detached, modernised cottage is set in a stunning rural location on the Backwood Hall Estate, approached via a secure, gated entrance off Boathouse Lane. The property comprises an open-plan living area with farmhouse kitchen and range oven, dining area, and lounge with patio windows leading to a secure garden. There is a separate utility room, storage area and downstairs wc. A feature staircase leads to the first floor, where there are three double bedrooms, with en-suite shower room to the master bedroom, and a family bathroom with shower over the bath. The property benefits from gas central heating and there is ample parking. ● Grosvenor Properties, 0151 342 3465


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2 X 2 BED LUXURY APARTMENTS Southport/Liverpool. Refs required, Professionals only. From £550 pcm. 07801 481479 or 01704 538146 L13 OLD SWAN LAST REMAINING 1 bed apt. Newly refurbed. Off road parking. £475pcm. NO DHSS. 07793 812564 or 0151 220 5533

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TUEBROOK spacious 2 bed apt with balcony in refurb block, new kitchen & decor, GCH, DG, secure entry, refs req’d, £425 pcm. 07878 666603.

£14.995 WITH NO SITE FEES UNTIL 2014 3 Bed Caravan by the beach. Spacious 35ft long, Good Cond/Sleeps 8. ’GOLDEN SANDS N/WALES’ Longseason / Entertainment, Swimming Pools/Clubs, QUICK SALE NEEDED. Ricky 07828 668150

AIGBURTH Dble bedroom in a shared spacious 3 bed house, £60pw inc C/Tax, no DSS, deps/ refs req’d. 0151 489 0080 or 07951 537231.

G R E A T D E A L Fantastic caravan for sale, on a great park, in North Wales, site fees paid till June 2013 call Andrew 07513 262030

EX DEMONSTRATIONS CARAVANS for sale with 18 months free site fees, Call 07551 714326

WALTON 2 bed terrace, new refurb, CH, DG, lovely house, £450, prof preferred, DSS considered, dep req. 07400 500150

LAWTONS PROPERTY Walton Rd L4 2 bd flt....£90pw Olive Vale L15 2 bd flt.£127pw Lilley Rd L7 1 bd flt.....£115pw Penny Lane L18 5 bd hse .............................£46 each pw All newly refurbished 0151 734 1112

BISHOP RD L6 3 bed hse, ch/ dg, alarm £100pw Bishop Rd L6 S/c, 1 bed gf flat, ch/dg, alarm £80pw Newsham Park L6 1 bed s/c flat, ch/dg, alarm £80pw 07885 561329

WIRRAL 2 bed quality house in quiet cul de sac dg gch gardens DSS ok No Dep, g’tor req, £450pcm 07771 758328

1 PINEHURST ROAD LIVERPOOL No money down! 20% below market value, instant equity! Call 01204 382 640

L9 TAYLFORTH CLOSE − PENTHOUSE APT 2 bed, one en−suite, part furn, refurb’d, secure key fob entry & parking. £550pcm. (A.E.Development) 07415 580174.

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KENSINGTON HANNAN RD Superb 3 bed terrace, 2 receptions, GCH Dss OK £400pcm 07826 700470

CROSBY Small 1 bed flat, unfurn, £500pcm, all bills paid. No dss, prkg 07789 714264 L6 3rd person to share 3 bed house en suite, from £80pw 07803 082999/ 260 7980 H O R N B Y R D L 2 0 3 bed house, ch, dg £520pcm 0151 487 6585 L4 1 bed s/c flat c/tax & water included. £110pw 07803 082999/ 260 7980 2 BED HOUSE TUEBROOK Recently refurb, £475pcm 07977 496789.

L14 2 bed, 1st floor flat, GCH, £400pcm. Dep/Refs req. 07729 035000 or 0151 420 3775. L13 Mod 2 bed terrace, DG, GCH, unfurn, DSS welcome, £115 pwk. 07932 719439. H U Y T O N 3 bed house, CH, gardens front & rear, DSS welcome. Tel: 07976 796173.

L20 2 + 3 bed houses, DHS OK, from £95 p/w 0151 356 7551 3 B E D T E R R A C E pop locatiopn, Priory Rd. Fully modernised. 07811 525233 OLD SWAN 3 bed new refurb DSS welcome with g’tor £495pcm. 0151 259 0823

OLD SWAN L13 3 bed flat, DG, £380pcm. 07956 189404.

HAREBELL ST L5 3 bd hse ch dg £100pw, 0151 487 6585 CH42 2 bed house, DHS ok, £95pw 0151 356 7551 L13 Bedsit in quiet house no dep over 50’s. 0151 430 9573 L 4 S U F F I E L D Rd, 3 bed house, GCH, 079233 94314 L 2 0 1 bed sc Flat. 0151 9227809 L13 ch lge Flt no kids/pets DSS OK £95pw 07598 399251 NICE STUDIO L15 fr £75pw inc bills, C/tax 07768 137084 L5 new 3 bed, end terr house, £450pcm. 07789 090544. L9 W’ton A’tree 1&2 bd flats & 4 bed flat 28+ 07743 601828 C R O S B Y 2 bed cottage £575pcm. 07977 041966 L4 & L6 1+2 bed apts rent from £350pcm 07581 067619

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IVERNIA RD Walton, lge 3 bed, mid terr house, GCH, D/G, exc cond, blinds, carpets & laminates, £515 pcm. refs & deps req. 07785 264596 L20 Totally refurbished lge 1 bed apt. New kitchen/bathroom, wood floors. GCH, DG. Excellent location, Profs only, No DSS £67pw 07824 601581

NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED DSS OK with guarantor L4 St Agnes RD ...............3 bed L4 Olney St......................3 bed L6 Hanwell St...................2 bed L6 Pendennis St...............2 bed L11 Holmrook Rd ............3 bed L20 Smollet St.................2 bed L21 Towcester Rd............3 bed ............0151 928 9280............

L6 2 bed house. DSS OK, NO DEPOSIT £100pw 07825 326808 or 228 5355

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LOVELY CARAVAN FOR SALE On quiet beach front park on the North Wales Coastline. £5995. Call Robert 07917 197924

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L 9 3 bed house, dg/gch, modern kitchen & bathroom £550pcm 07712 890964

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Guide Price £30,000+

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VACANT RESIDENTIAL 3 Wadeson Road, Liverpool, L4 9RR

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

PROPERTY 15

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16 PROPERTY

HOMES

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New by SARAH HOOLEY

A

CHIC new show home in Crosby is proving popular with discerning home-buyers. Elan Homes recently launched its exclusive Thornton Cross development with the opening of the four bedroom, detached Bunbury show home. It was an instant success, attracting keen interest from purchasers who flocked to the development. Two people have already reserved their preferred properties and, with just 11 freehold homes still available, Elan is urging those who want to make a move to Thornton Cross to visit the show home now. Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North said: “Crosby is somewhere people aspire to live and our large and luxurious new homes are a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, which is proved by the sales success we have seen to date. As Thornton Cross is such a select development, time is of the essence as those who wait too long could find they’ve missed out on the chance to purchase their preferred property. Viewing the show home is essential as it enables buyers to appreciate the location, the practical layout and the quality specification we offer as standard.” Styled simply but effectively, the

★★★★

Guide STYLISH: The Bunbury show home at Thornton Cross, showcases the stylish lifestyle available in an Elan Homes’ developments

Homes with Elan Bunbury show home has a modern, aspirational look with a palette of pale green and grey that flows throughout the property. Buyers can select their own choice of kitchen finishes, including laminate work surfaces and up-stands. “We’ve invested great care and

Luxury

attention to detail to ensure the homes offer a low-maintenance solution for modern family living. With that in mind, the show home has been styled as a real family home so that visitors can really picture it as their own,” Marie added. Current availability at Thornton

Cross includes a choice of fourbedroom homes, priced from £259,995. The Bunbury show home at Thornton Cross is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. ● For more information call 0845 250 8684 or see www.elan-homes.co.uk.

HOMES

STUNNING: The Shippon, Tarbock Hall, Ox Lane, Prescot, is on the market with Sutton Kersh

by SARAH HOOLEY

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ET within the Tarbock Hall Estate, this impressive family home boasts generous gardens and a heated swimming pool. The unique dwelling, previously two properties, is currently being offered as one unit but has scope to separate back into two. Inside, the first part of the property, an entrance hall gives access to a reception hall, cloaks/ wc and attractive lounge with a mono-pitched ceiling, French window opening onto the patio, solid wood flooring and a feature

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through fireplace. The stylish open plan dining room/kitchen has a beamed ceiling, rustic brick walls and is fully fitted with a range of units and appliances. There is also a sitting room, utility room/cloaks and an inner hall leads to a superb master bedroom with a dressing room and en suite, plus a second bedroom and bathroom. Within the second half of the

property (which has its own front entrance or can be accessed via an open doorway in the lounge) there is a reception hall, utility room, family bathroom, four further bedrooms, and a shower room. An oak staircase eads to a stunning first floor kitchen/dining room/ lounge which features a beamed ceiling, an extensive range of wall and base units and appliances. Outside, the property enjoys a

forecourt area, as well as landscaped side and rear gardens that extend to over an acre and incorporate mature lawns, trees, a children’s play area and cabin, plus a heated swimming pool and summer house. A two-car garage with electronically controlled doors and a utility area/garden store completes the magnificent property. ● Prescot, £1,250,000; Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666


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HE team at Taylor Wimpey North West’s popular Cunningham Grange development in St Helens is celebrating after scooping a prestigious industry award. Site manager Andy Rigby was commended at The LABC Building Excellence Awards 2012 in the Best Site Agent category during a glittering ceremony held at the Reebok Bolton. Andy was nominated by the building control surveyor for being an agent who stood out in his attention on site and professionalism. Commenting on the accolade, Andy said: “I am extremely proud of the award. It is the first one I have ever received so it is special. It is nice to get that recognition.” Lynne Vogel, regional sales manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, added: “We are delighted that Andy has scooped this prestigious industry award – it is thoroughly deserved and acknowledges that he has worked to the highest standards in quality design and build. It’s a great achievement. “Taylor Wimpey is committed to building homes to the highest possible standard and winning awards like this simply reiterates that message.” The awards are judged by a panel

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Guide CELEBRATION: Andy Rigby, site officer at Taylor Wimpey's Cunningham Grange development with his award Photo by Paul

BarkerHT, TW, 29009

Winning ways

of industry experts and recognise high standards and excellence from a construction and technical building control point of view. Roy Benyon, chairman of LABC North West, said: “Andy takes care in ensuring local issues are given priority, dealing with neighbouring residents’ issues, supporting local businesses and promoting local

labour. He has formed an excellent working relationship with St Helens Council Building Control Service.” Councillor Barrie Grunewald, deputy leader and cabinet member for Urban Regeneration, Housing and Culture for St Helens Council, said: “This is an excellent achievement. The awards promote the design and construction of safe,

accessible, environmentally efficient buildings that comply with the building regulations. To be at the top of the game is tremendous and a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff.” Cunningham Grange boasts a selection of competitively-priced, spacious, three and four bedroom new homes. Prices start from

£147,950 (or from £118,396 with FirstBuy*). ● For more information on the award-winning homes available at Cunningham Grange call 0845 672 3872 or visit the marketing suite which is open Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5.30pm. Alternatively log onto www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

* Terms and conditions apply.


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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Shared equity equals a great deal on a new Liverpool home. Homebuyers in Liverpool struggling to get a mortgage could be one step closer to their dream home. Available on selected plots at the impressive Mill Brook development, the new shared equity scheme by Compendium Living, paves the way for those previously priced out of the market, to make a cost effective move.

“Compendium provides a loan of 20% of the purchase price and there is no interest or rent to pay on the amount, making the purchase of a stylish contemporary home even more affordable.”

Convenient for both Liverpool city centre and a variety of open spaces for recreation, Mill Brook, in Wood Lane, Netherley, has proved extremely popular with home buyers looking for that little bit extra, prompting the release of a new shared equity loan of 20% of the purchase price on three selected properties.

With a reputation for providing a range of flexible incentives for their customers, Compendium has lived up to customers’ expectations by offering an alternative to shared equity whereby the developer pays 5% of the purchase price towards the deposit for buyers.

Fields sales manager Anne-Marie O’Doherty said: “This is a great option for buyers who may otherwise be unable to get on to the property ladder in the current climate.

This could add up to an impressive £7,500 towards the appealing collection of two, three and four bedroomed homes, ideally situated just a few miles from the culture, shops and nightlight in Liverpool city centre. With prices from £140,995, for a three bedroomed semi-detached energy efficient, environmentally friendly home with a contemporary kitchen and separate cloaks and utility room, the development has attracted many admiring customers. Added Anne-Marie: “There is no interest to pay on the 20% loan and although homebuyers only pay 80% of the price of

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their new property, they own their home outright from the outset, which makes a new home at Mill Brook within reach.” For those who have a property to sell before they purchase at Mill Brook, Compendium Living has a scheme called Helping Hands which takes care of valuations, marketing and estate agent’s fees. Compendium Living is a joint venture by Lovell and The Riverside Group. There are also three-bedroom homes at Mill Brook available through Riverside’s shared ownership scheme. The development has excellent transport links, including regular buses to the city centre, and a wealth of open spaces for recreation. It will offer a thriving community with 71 properties set amongst landscaped open spaces. Popular with young professionals and families because of a wealth of facilities close by, Mill Brook has taken its place in the heart of the community as an asset to the town centre.

The development is open between 10am - 5pm from Thursday to Monday inclusive. Alternatively, homebuyers can call 0151 487 6379 for further information or email sales.millbrook@compendiumliving.co.uk

Two striking show-homes give homebuyers the chance to experience the luxury interiors and a further view home gives customers a further opportunity to sample the completed properties.

For the first time...

now available

...a brand new 3 bedroom home for only £112,796* at Mill Brook Thanks to Compendium Living, owning a new home at Mill Brook has never been easier or more affordable. In fact, with prices for a 3 bedroom home now starting from only £112,796 with shared equity we think buying your own home may be cheaper than renting. But buying doesn’t mean you can’t have those extras that make a house a home. Each home comes superbly specified with contemporary fitted kitchens and luxurious bathroom suites as standard.

A range of 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £140,995

0151 487 6379

sales.millbrook@compendiumliving.co.uk www.compendiumliving.co.uk

Selected homes available on shared ownership subject to status. Compendium Living is a joint venture by Lovell and The Riverside Group and 10 three-bedroom homes at Mill Brook are available through Riverside’s shared ownership scheme. Call 0345 155 9029.

Mill Brook, Wood Lane, Liverpool L27 4AB

Marketing Suite and Show Homes open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm

*TYPICAL EXAMPLE: SHARED EQUITY Based on a 95% mortgage on 80% shared equity price with a minimum 5% deposit contribution. This scheme is available on selected Compendium Living properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Compendium Living cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. The reservation fee of £500 (fully refundable on legal completion) may not cover the whole cost of obtaining a mortgage and purchasing the property and appropriate professional advice should be sort. The £500 figure also assumes that you are eligible for a 95% mortgage at the fully funded share price of 80% of the property value. This will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate lender and you must seek professional advice to ensure you match the criteria. Other fees may be required. The maximum Equity Loan will be 20% of the purchase price, the equity loan is provided Compendium Living and is held as a charge. The repayment sum will reflect 20% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Based on plot 11, 3 bedroom semi-detached home full purchase price of £140,995.


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The 95% mortgage is back! NewBuy now available with Lovell at Church Fields, Liverpool NewBuy, the scheme that enables home buyers to purchase a brand new home with as little as 5% deposit is now available with Lovell at Church Fields. The Government backed scheme was launched to help people buy a new build home who were struggling to save the large deposits that were being required by mortgage lenders. In just six months it has helped 1,300 people reserve a home across England. It can be used by first time buyers or second steppers without enough equity in their current home to move on. 95% mortgages had been the norm for decades before the economic crisis and subsequent credit crunch hit in 2007. Since then they have all but disappeared from the market, leaving many wannabe home buyers unable to realise their dreams of home ownership. Speaking today, Anne-Marie O’Doherty, Sales Manager at Lovell said; “NewBuy offers people who didn’t think that they could afford to buy the option of buying a brand new home. It aims to help those who couldn’t afford the deposits required by mortgage lenders by allowing them to buy with a 5% deposit.

“New build homes offer some real advantages. They are much cheaper to run than second hand homes and don’t require any DIY or alterations to be carried out as everything in them is brand new. I would encourage people to come down to Church Fields and see what is on offer.” Stewart Baseley, Executive chairman at the Home Builders Federation said; “We know people want to buy, but many have been thwarted by the current large deposit requirements. NewBuy is proving a lifeline for people as it allows them to buy their dream home with a 5% deposit. Many NewBuy buyers had been staying with parents saving a deposit or stuck in a house no longer big enough for their family. NewBuy is proving a real winner for them after such a frustrating time.” For more information on NewBuy go to www.NewBuy.org.uk For more information about Church Fields, visit the Marketing Suite which is open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm Raglan Close, Liverpool L19 8NG Tel: 0151 427 8098 www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk

95% mortgages

now available on selected plots

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£12

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Plot 239

The Oakwood

An outstanding 3 bedroom mid mews home.

Open the door for just £105,200* with FirstBuy You only need a deposit of £5,260* Also available: A range of 3 bedroom mews and semi-detached homes from only £131,500

Church Fields

Raglan Close, Liverpool L19 8NG Tel: 0151 427 8098 Marketing Suites and Show Homes open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk

*TYPICAL EXAMPLE: FIRSTBUY Based on a 95% mortgage on 80% shared equity price with a minimum 5% deposit contribution. This scheme is available on selected Lovell properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Lovell Partnerships cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. The reservation fee of £500 (fully refundable on legal completion) may not cover the whole cost of obtaining a mortgage and purchasing the property and appropriate professional advice should be sort. The £500 figure also assumes that you are eligible for a 95% mortgage at the fully funded share price of 80% of the property value. The weekly payment figure £125 (rounded up from £124.85) is based on the mortgage being a repayment mortgage over a 25 year term and subject to availability and suitability. This will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate lender and you must seek professional advice to ensure you match the criteria. Other fees may be required. A minimum deposit of £5,260 will be required dependent on lender’s criteria. Based on the mortgage being a repayment mortgage over a 25 year term and subject to availability and suitability. Fixed rate for the first 2 years is 4.19%. (4.2% APR). Total fees for arranging the mortgage is £724. Total amount payable over 25 years assuming no change in interest rates would be £156,644. An early repayment charge would be payable before the end of the 2 year period and would be a maximum of £3,011. The maximum Equity Loan will be 20% of the purchase price, the equity loan is provided Lovell Partnerships Ltd and is held as a charge. The repayment sum will reflect 20% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. The annual fee of 1.75% will be uplifted by RPI + 1% per annum. †NewBuy scheme is available subject to status, terms and conditions and using a Lovell nominated solicitor and/or financial adviser as necessary. NewBuy will not be available in conjunction with any other financial incentives or offers. Lovell cannot advise you on a mortgage. Selected plots. Full terms and conditions available upon request. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. Images are for illustrative purposes only. 3 bedroom full purchase price of £131,500.


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they do not miss out on their dream home. It’s simple and straightforward, ensuring a stress-free experience. After making a Home Exchange enquiry at Bellefield, Bellway Homes guarantees to visit and view your current home within 48 hours, providing you with a valuation for the property in just seven days.

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Call: 0151 281 8906

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Sales centre open: Monday & Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am 5pm, Tuesday & Wednesday Closed.

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