New Homes www.rpclandandnewhomes.co.uk
Edition No.5 2013
New Homes in West Kent, Thames Gateway, Mid & East Kent
welcome to rpc new homes focus West Kent
158 High Street TONBRIDGE Kent TN9 1BB t: 01732 363633 f: 01732 359726
105 High Street CHATHAM Kent ME4 4DH t: 01634 835900 f: 01634 838879
Mid & East Kent
89 King Street MAIDSTONE Kent ME14 1BG t: 01622 691911 f: 01622 662134
New Homes www.rpclandandnewhomes.co.uk
Specialising in the Land and New Homes market throughout Kent, RPC are able to offer professional services to Developers, Landowners and New Homes purchasers. This year has seen the first real buds of change with lending increasing and mortgage rates becoming competitive again; this is in turn is having a positive effect on buyer and developer confidence alike. For further information on land opportunities and new home developments in Kent, contact your nearest RPC Land and New Homes specialist regional marketing centre in West Kent, Thames Gateway or Mid & East Kent
New ideas to help rejuvenate the housing market The recent budget brought with it a new wave of positivity in respect of the housing market, opening up the viability of home-ownership to potentially hundreds of thousands more people through new government-backed home incentive schemes. One of the moves for change has been the announcement of the Governments’ ‘Help to Buy’ scheme which extends the previous ‘Firstbuy’ scheme to everyone. This means that homeowners now need to acquire just a 5% deposit, instead of the 10% or greater that many banks are demanding for their mortgages. Whereas the previous scheme ‘FirstBuy’ was only open to first-time buyers, this one will be available to all buyers of newly built homes up to the value of £600,000. This is a great idea to get the market moving and at RPC Land & New Homes we have certainly been seeing an increase in enquiries from first time buyers who are now able to take that all important first step. This should in turn create a chain reaction for creating sales of homes for those further up the ladder too.
Sue Taylor, New Homes Director explains: “Now that Spring has sprung it is great to see such a positive turn around within the housing market. The new government backed ‘Help to Buy’ comes at a fantastic time. This will open up the market and creates options for everyone, not just first time buyers. We are hopeful that these changes will increase desire for new homes and reinvigorate the building industry as a whole. ”
Meanwhile, at RPC Land & New Homes we have also been ringing the changes, with a fresh new-look to our website. We have worked hard on making the home page easy to navigate, so it is now even simpler for potential buyers to search for new homes or land owners to advertise their land for sale. RPC Land & New Homes’ new website acts as a ‘one stop shop’ for developers whether they want to buy land or sell new homes. We look forward with enthusiasm to a continued thawing of the housing market and an upturn in interest in new build homes as the year commences.
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The Willows is a collection of four 3 bedroom properties and one 4 bedroom set within a delightful location in St Mary’s Platt. These homes have been designed to blend seamlessly with the local area and built to Rydon Homes’ exacting standards. With fully fitted designer kitchens and
St Mary’s Platt, Kent
contemporary bathrooms, these homes are perfect to meet the demands of today’s modern lifestyle. For more information and to arrange a personal appointment please call our agent RPC New Homes on 01732 363633
Guide price £335,000
363633 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE ON www.rydonhomes.co.uk
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IT HAS TO BE REDROW AT CANNONS WHARF
NEW NEXT SHOWHOME JUST LAUNCHED
Own your own apartment for less than £120,000* with Help to Buy Help to Buy on a 1 bedroom apartment Purchase price Deposit required 5% Help to Buy loan Mortgage required
£149,995 £7,500 £29,999 £112,496
Call: 01732 668039
Visit: redrow.co.uk /cannons Medway Wharf Road, Tonbridge TN9 1AY. Open Daily, 10am to 5.30pm
Your mobile operator may charge data usage for scanning QR codes, please ensure you have the appropriate data plan. Help to Buy is a Government backed initiative in partnership with housebuilders. Available on selected plots, subject to status, terms and conditions. Help to Buy cannot be used in conjunction with any other scheme. It is highly advised, for a swift, smooth transaction that an IFA/Solicitor advised by Redrow Homes is used. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Redrow offer. Images typical of Redrow homes. Prices correct at time of going to press. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. CHECK THAT THIS MORTGAGE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS IF YOU WANT TO MOVE OR SELL YOUR HOME OR YOU WANT YOUR FAMILY TO INHERIT IT. IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT, SEEK INDEPENDENT ADVICE.
West Kent t: 01732 363633
GREAT CENTRAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS LOCATION A brand new development of just three, 3 bedroom properties set in the delightful area of St. James’s in Tunbridge Wells. These homes enjoy off-street private parking, fully integrated kitchens, underfloor heating to kitchens and surround sound. • Kitchen/Dining Room • Living Room • Bathroom • Cloakroom
Quarry Road Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EZ
• Garden • Off Road Parking
Priced from: £280,000
LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BUY!
Lyons House Lyons Crescent, Tonbridge, TN9 1EU
Conveniently located just off the High Street with the benefit of shopping, a sports centre, a beautiful park and an eclectic range of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. Lyons House offers flexible contemporary living.
Prices from: £179,950 West Kent t: 01732 363633
• Fourteen, 2 bedroom re-furbished apartments • Fitted kitchen • Allocated & visitor parking • Ideal for First Time Buyers/Investors • Lift facility • Close to main line station www.rpclandandnewhomes.co.uk
LAST CHANCE, DONT MISS OUT!
This highly successful develo is coming to and end and sell fast, with only a limited selec house types remaining now i time to book your viewing.
Call us today on 01953 859 Prices From: £140,000
Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0ER
This highly successful development is coming to an end and selling fast, with only a limited selection of house types remaining
Prices from: £140,000
• 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes • Popular commuter location • Close to the city of Norwich • Mainline train service • NHBC Warranty
Show Homes Open 7 Days a W 10am - 5pm
CHALLENGE WARD HOMES TO HELP YOU MOVE!
Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH
The Chase is an exceptional development of four and ﬁve bedroom detached family homes in the village of Longﬁeld. Visit our Sales Ofﬁce which is open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm, and ﬁnd out how we can help you move. Let us guide you through lending, legal requirements and how you can buy with Part Exchange and other incentives. The new Help to Buy Government scheme is also available, call now for more information:
0844 4700 552 Thames Gateway t: 01634 835900
READY TO MOVE INTO NOW...
Located in the popular village of Higham is this 3 bedroom detached chalet style family home. Situated within close proximity of local amenities, schools, train station and is just a short distance from the M2 motorway links and the Medway and North Kent Towns.
Higham, Kent, ME3 7EL
• Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances • Separate utility room • Downstairs shower room • Flooring throughout • Off street parking for 2 cars
Guide Price: £375,000 - £400,000
Stamp Duty Paid*
*Subject to terms and conditions
Waterside living at its ﬁnest… Excellent location for commuters or lock and leave adventurers! An exclusive development of just twentyfour executive 2, 3, 4 & penthouse apartments all with stunning views over Gillingham Marina and the River Medway.
The Hamptons Pier Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1UB
• Fully fitted contemporary designer kitchens • Integrated appliances • Large en-suite wet rooms • Ceramic floor tiles and hardwood flooring • Secure underground parking • 24 hour security
• 2 beds from £297,500 • 3 beds from £297,500 • 4 beds from £471,000 Thames Gateway t: 01634 835900
75% Mortgage 100% Yours With Help to Buy*
Help to Buy is a new product that can help you buy a new home at Liberty Park with just a 5% deposit. With a mortgage of 75% the remainder is funded by an equity loan from the Government and you’ll own 100% of your new home. n 100% ownership for 80% of the price n Buy now with a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage n The remainder is funded by a 20% equity loan that’s interest free for 5 years
2 & 3 bedroom houses from £160,000 Also available, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments from £124,500
Marketing Suite & Show Home open daily 10am to 5pm Selling Agent: RPC Land & New Homes 01634 835 900
Wainscott | near Rochester | Kent | ME3 8AA
Help to Buy
0870 752 4382
*Help to Buy is available on the purchase of your primary residence up to the value of £600,000. You must fund a minimum of 80% of the purchase price. The equity loan will need to be repaid when the property is sold or after 25 years i.e. up to 20% of the property’s total sale price. You will also require adequate funds to cover legal costs and moving fees. To be eligible, you must meet the criteria set down by this Government scheme, details of which are available from the Crest Nicholson sales advisor. The amount of deposit required may vary depending on the scheme rules and the lender for the mortgage finance. If you are in any doubt about this scheme please seek independent advice. Crest Nicholson does not provide mortgages and cannot give any financial advice. Photography taken at Liberty Park Prices correct at time of going to press. Crest Nicholson Eastern, One Myrtle Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5EG YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY DEBT SECURED ON IT.
n e w l y p r i c e d at £ 3 7 5 , 0 0 0
for sale - 2820sq
4 bedroom home
7 ryegrass close, walderslade, kent
A spacious detached family home located in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a popular residential area. The generous internal accommodation benefits from: • Indoor heated pool • Sauna and wet room • Workshop • Three bath/shower • Games room /double garage • Ample storage • Private driveway for upto 5 cars Great for commuters the M2 & M20 are close by, 15 minutes drive to Ebbsfleet and 3 train stations are within easy reach offering direct services into London.
For more information contact RPC on 01634 835900 Thames Gateway t: 01634 835900
V I C T O R Y
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Superior waterside living without the London price tag Marina Heights is the latest phase of Berkeley’s award-winning Victory Pier. Beautiful new high specification 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, with private air-conditioned residents’ gym and superb views overlooking Gillingham Marina, the River Medway and the Promenade Park. With great connections into London – St. Pancras is a speedy 40 minutes away and London Victoria and Cannon Street just 52 minutes by train – Marina Heights is a fantastic investment and perfectly placed for waterside living. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments from just
Sales & Marketing Suite and Show Apartments open daily 11am – 6pm Call:
01634 565 000
Marina Heights, Victory Pier, Pier Road, Gillingham ME7 1AF Prices correct at time of print. CGI is indicative only.
Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
LUXURY COUNTRY LIVING
Chart Road, Sutton Valance, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3AW
This exceptionally spacious, executive home benefits from the latest energy efficient technology plus many more luxurious features.
Ready for immediate occupation • 5 Bedrooms • Cinema Room • 3 En-suites • Country Views • Family Bathroom • 30ft Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
Priced at: £850,000
Last chance to buy at Parisfield Stamp Duty PAID* Parisfield is a traditionally inspired collection of 2 & 3 bedroom homes now ready to move into in Staplehurst with the following benefits: ■ ■ ■ ■
Fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances Quality ﬂooring from Amtico to kitchens and bathrooms Landscaped open space Train links to London Charing Cross in under an hour
Make your appointment to view the Show Home via RPC on 0 1622 691911 View the video showcase at www.rpcnewhomes.co.uk/parisfield-video.html Parisfield Headcorn Road Staplehurst TN12 0BT
2 & 3 bedroom homes from £215,000 to £249,950
www.woldinghamhomes.com www.woldinghamhomes.com Prices correct at the time of printing. Photography taken at Parisfield. Train time is approximate.
*Stamp Duty paid on selected plots only please speak to RPC for details.
Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
Tel 01622 691911
NOW RESERVED! The Manse
3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, end of terrace home
Sherway Close, Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9SQ
• Village location • En-suites to bedrooms 1 & 2 • Bathroom to second floor • Built in fridge/freezer • Double electric oven • Stainless steel hob STAMP • Washer/dryer • Premier Guarantee *Subject to scheme rules
A PLACE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH REadY To MovE iNTo - 3 BEdRooM, 2 BaTHRooM HoMEs! • Off street parking for two vehicles • 10 year NHBC warranty • High quality finishing, built in a traditional manner • Wood burning stoves in the lounges • Bespoke fitted kitchens with granite work surfaces • Range master style stoves • Sought after location, half a mile from Headcorn village
Lily & Aster Cottages
Priced at: £295,000
Ulcombe Road, Headcorn, TN27 9QR
Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
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Maytree Place S H A D O X H U R S T, K E N T T N 2 6 1 A D
A H I D D E N G E M WA I T I N G TO B E E X P LO R E D External photograph of Plot 2 (4 bedroom)
Internal photographs are indicative only
A delightful collection of just four cottage style homes located in the heart of the Kent countryside, yet only six miles from Ashford and the M20. Each home is highly specified with fully fitted kitchens, carpets, landscaped garden, conservatory, double car-port and are ready to move into.
Only 2 four bedroom homes remaining Priced at £329,950 View Home open this Friday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm For more details call RPC New Homes
01622 691911 www.rpcnewhomes.co.uk
Highgrove Place Forgefield, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent TN26 3BL
A luxury collection of five individual detached 4 bedroom homes • Overlooking a beautiful meadow yet still in the heart of the village • Oiled Oak flooring and fitted carpets • Luxury Kitchens with fitted appliances WOOD LODGE
Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
CHOUTE HOUSE & CHURCH VIEW
• Gravel driveways and ample parking
Prices from: £375,000 - £475,000 www.rpclandandnewhomes.co.uk
“Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...” Priced from: £239,995
Station Road Whitstable, CT5 1LF
A rare opportunity to purchase a two bedroom new home near the harbour, with off street parking for at least two vehicles in Whitstable. These homes are designed with holiday homes in mind. • Seaside location • Ideal holiday Let
• Private sundeck to the first floor • Private rear garden
*please note all sea view pictures are indicative of Whitstable and not views from the properties*
LUXURY APARTMENTS IN THE HEART OF WHITSTABLE
The Sail Lofts 136 Cromwell Road, Whitstable, CT5 1NQ
Cast Developments will be offering, six, luxury • Fully fitted kitchens appointed apartments minutes from the harbour. • Quartz work surfaces 1 bedroom aprtments Priced from: £139,995 • Solid oak flooring 2 bedroom aprtments Priced from: £175,000 • Off street parking Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
Meadow View Talmead Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6NW 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses 2 bedroom apartments
Make the easy move to Meadow View! Using our Easymover scheme, we’ll help you sell your current property when you purchase a stunning new home at the desirable development of Meadow View!* At Meadow View you will find a selection of new terraced and semi detached homes suitable for all types of buyer, as well as apartments perfect for first time buyers. Contact us today to find out about the advantages of buying a new home and this exciting opportunity.
EasyMover Assistance throughout the whole buying process We liaise with your Estate Agent to arrange a valuation of your property Our marketing and negotiation experience ensures a quick sale Our property is taken off the market and held for you for up to 4 weeks Find out more at: taylorwimpey.co.uk/easymover
Make a date! Call 01227 208249 or visit taylorwimpey.co.uk/southeast to request a viewing Sales Information Centre open daily 10am–5pm
*Available on selected developments and properties only. Terms and Conditions apply. Offer can be withdrawn at any time and is subject to using the recommended mortgage broker who will provide independent advice, details available on request. Computer generated images are indicative only. Images depict typical Taylor Wimpey properties. Prices correct at time of going to press. May 2013.
Why move to Sandwich?
• Great schooling LOW BA N K • Fantastic job opportunities at the new Discovery Park • Enjoy an idyllic lifestyle in a historic setting
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• Priced at £335,000
A stunning 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Carpets and curtains included • Integral Garage • Balcony to lounge • NHBC certificate • Gas fired central heating & double glazed UPVC windows • Ceramic flooring to kitchen, utility, bathroom and ensuite shower room • Built in wardrobes to all 4 bedrooms • Family bathroom and ensuite shower room • Fitted kitchen with integrated appliances Internal photographs are of a similar style housetype
Located on the bank of the River Stour in the sought-after own of Sandwich, Willowbank is in a prime position and within walking distance of the town centre to enjoy all the popular town has to offer. Whether it’s browsing the shops, ine dining in the many restaurants or a game of golf at the championship golf courses in Sandwich Princes and Royal St. Georges, Sandwich really does have something for everyone.
Tel: 01304 620879
email@example.com ww.willowbanksandwich.co.uk nk Sales Office, Sandwich, CT13 9QA
Home 39 • 1425 sq ft • Priced at £335,000 A stunning 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Carpets and curtains included • Integral Garage • Balcony to lounge • NHBC certiﬁcate • Gas ﬁred central heating & double glazed UPVC windows • Ceramic ﬂooring to kitchen, utility, bathroom and ensuite shower room • Built in wardrobes to all 4 bedrooms • Family bathroom and ensuite shower room • Fitted kitchen with integrated appliances • Located on the bank of the River Stour in the sought-after town of Sandwich • Within walking distance of the town centre Tel: 01304 620879 email: ofﬁce@willowbanksandwich.co.uk www.willowbanksandwich.co.uk Willowbank Sales Ofﬁce, Sandwich, CT13 9QA
Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
Where integrity is key
Internal photographs are of a similar style housetype
NEW BUY SCHEME AVAILABLE NOW!
Canning Place Canning Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2RU
Canning Place is a small development of 3 bedroom townhouses, with the benefit of fitted kitchens and contemporary bathrooms and close to the town centre of Maidstone. • Tandem double undercroft garages • Extra parking space • 10year NHBC Warranty • Decked private garden
Priced from: £199,950
PENENDEN HEATH’S BEST KEPT SECRET!
Providence Park Fintonagh Drive, Penenden Heath, Kent, ME14 2EZ A stunning and unique gated development offering exclusive living. Comprising seven luxury apartments and three newly built coach houses.
1 - 3 bedroom homes available
• Secluded location • Private Parking • Close to Maidstone Town Centre • Modern specification • Excellent communication links • High Ceilings
priced from: £160,500 - £345,000 Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
TOWN CENTRE LIVING...
A SHORT STROLL FROM EVERYTHING
OLD MEETS NEW!
VICTORIAN CHARM WITH NEW BUILD ADVANTAGES
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Peel Street Apartments Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2RU • New build apartments • Close to Maidstone town centre • Ready to move into • Off street parking
Prices from: £150,000
Live in Kent Live in Kent of “The Garden “TheEngland” Garden of England”
Grecian Street Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2TS
• Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances • Decked courtyard style garden and permit parking for two cars • Large Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room • Master Bedroom with ensuite shower room • Located half mile from Maidstone
TERRACE TERRACE The
Dover Street, Maidstone, ME16 8GY
Dover Street, Maidstone, ME16 8GY
A fabulous development of six 4 bedroom terraced houses A fabulous development of six 4 bedroom terraced houses
Call to view Call to view • 15 mins walk from Maidstone West Station • 15 mins walk from Maidstone • 1hrStation to London St Pancras on West High-speed services from Strood • 1hr to London St Pancras on High-speed services from Strood
CALL NOW to arrange your viewing CALL NOW to arrange your viewing
Prices from £229,950 Prices from £229,950
Tel: 01622 691 911 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01622 691 911 email@example.com
Mid & East Kent t: 01622 691911
RPC Land & New Homes, 89 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BG RPC Land & New Homes, 89 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BG
the land experts
The property market is going through a very tough period, but there are glimmers that the market for residential land is starting to improve as both large and small developers start to purchase land once again. However, maximising the value of land in this tough market is even more of a challenge andtherefore it isarguably even more important to talk to an expert. RPC Land & New Homes is an independent company that specialises in the land and new homes market throughout Kent, Sussex and South East London. Since its establishment in 1999, RPC has become one of the most respected agents in the residential development land market offering a professional service to a wide variety of clients. RPC is regulated by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
West Kent - 01732 363633 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a large garden, redundant commercial premises, brownfield land, greenfield land, garage block or any land you feel may have potential please contact one of our Regional Offices and one of the members of our land team will be pleased to provide an initial assessment of the development potential, anticipated value and the most appropriate route to ensure you achieve the best outcome.
Mid & East Kent - 01622 691911 email@example.com
Thames Gateway - 01634 835900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid & East Kent - 01622 691911 email@example.com
Our client base is varied and incudes public sector bodies, charities, companies and private land owners. Clients include:
As well as straightforward land sales we also offer advice on:
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Kent County Council Kent Police East Sussex County Council Canterbury City Council Ashford Borough Council The Brett Group Hanson Shepherd Neame Essential Land Aldi Stores Allied London Properties Ltd Shaftesbury Young People
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negotiating options and promotion agreements market valuation land acquisition development appraisal cash flow analysis affordable housing advice brownfield land viability advice urban capacity studies expert witness advice
In fact we offer services for just about everything to do with the buying, selling and development of residential land.
For further information and details of land opportunities for sale please visit Land www.rpclandandnewhomes.co.uk
RPC Magazine Edition 5 May 2013