10 facts about Goole!

House builder, Peter Ward Homes is returning to goole with latest development The Willows.

Peter Ward Homes has returned to Goole, with latest site The Willows.

It’s no secret Goole has been a popular location for Peter Ward Home buyers over the years. The success of Mulberry Gardens, back in 2012, proved just how much buyers are demand for this semi-rural location. So much so, we have decided to return to Goole with our latest site, The Willows.

To help you get to know Goole a little bit better, we have put together a list of facts to show just what a great place it is to live.

1. Goole, originally established in the early 1800’s, is a medium sized town with a population in excess of 18,000 people. It offers all the advantages of a modern town with the coast and beautiful countryside right on its doorstep.

2. Goole is known as the ‘port in green fields’ because of the inland location. It is a sleepy working port with a rich maritime heritage.

3. Once a hub for the regions coal industry, new Goole is now a haven for shoppers artists and wildlife lovers.

4. Goole is about a 30 minute drive to Hull, 25 minutes to Doncaster and 45 minutes to Leeds.

5. Prior to the reform of local Government in 1974, Goole once was known as being in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

6. The word Goole is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘open sewer’, or ‘outlet to a river’.

7. The nearest airport is Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield, closely followed by Humberside Airport.

8. Its water tower is the biggest in England at 145ft and holds 750,000 gallons.

9. Goole is twinned with Zlotow in Poland.

10. Goole’s most prominent landmarks are its twin water towers, known as the salt and pepper pots.

If you are looking for a new house in Goole, visit our website to view all of our stunning Peter Ward Homes available! [Click here to view the house types]

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Special Winter Offers!

Dreaming of a new home in 2015? You’re in luck. To help turn that dream into reality, we are currently offering extra special winter offers on selected plots at our Habrough Fields site in Immingham. Over the last two years the housing market has gone from strength to strength and with continuous support from Government backed-schemes such as Help to Buy and the recent stamp duty reform, it’s safe to say there has never been a more appropriate time to buy a new home.

2 plots available - Two bedroom family home, The Banbury.

2 plots available – Two bedroom family home, The Banbury.

There are two different house types included in the special winter offers, giving you a choice to fit your needs. The properties available include The Banbury a three bedroomed semi detached house. At just £108,000 with Help to Buy or at the full price of £135,000, this home is perfect for those of you looking to make 2015 the year you stop renting. Buyers will also get to choose two options from the Peter Ward Homes personal touches scheme, which includes items such as a 50” LG TV and a family iPad package. You will also recieve free floor coverings and garden turf worth up to £2254.

If you’re looking for a home with a bit more space, another choice may be The Warwick. With a spacious Lounge and Kitchen, this three bedroomed detached home is ideal for those of you with a growing family and need of a bit more room. With Help to Buy, The Warwick is priced at £128,000 or £180,000 at full price.

Three bed, detached house, The Warwick is perfect for growing families.

Three bed, detached house, The Warwick is perfect for growing families.

The extra special winter offers are designed to give you a little bit more when purchasing  your new home. The personal touches scheme allows you to select an item from the options available which include household appliances such as an LG brushed steel Fridge Freezer. So not only do you get your brand new home but a few little extras to go with it.

We have always appreciated that buying a new home is a huge step for any buyer and we make the process as smooth and unnerving as possible. With the support Help to Buy provides, families and first time buyers, who may have struggled to get a deposit together, can now move into one of our homes. We advise people to take advantage of it whilst they can and make 2015 the year you move into your perfect home.

How to keep your home warm this winter!

454971487For those of you who have been unlucky (or lucky) enough to have been hit by the snow these past few weeks, you may be in desperate need of keeping out the cold. We have come up with 10 top tips that will help keep you and your Peter Ward Home warm!

1. Put up curtains

A set of heavy curtains can block out drafts of air. You don’t have to have them shut all the time as the sun shining through the window will warm up the room.

2. Close and seal all doors 

A closed door makes that room another barrier between you and the cold outdoors. It also stops air from circulating as much, which reduces heat loss. So if you are one for leaving doors open around the house, try closing them and see how the rooms will become warmer. You may also want to check around the door frame and under the door. Maybe invest in a door sweep or just simply place a towel there to block any draft.

3. Put down a rug 

If you have laminate or tiled flooring, try covering it with a rugs. Rugs and carpets help prevent heat loss through the floor so when you walk across it your feet will generally feel warmer.

4. Cook

A spot of cooking is a good way to not only warm up your stomach but your Kitchen too. The oven will help to dry the air and heat the room.

5. Drink warm liquids

A nice cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate will really raise your core temperature. What better way to relax and stay warm!

6. Electric blanket

An electric blanket can keep you very warm and comfortable in the night and it is more economical that an inefficient and expensive old wall heater.

7. Hot water bottle 

A hot water bottle is the ideal winter accessory to snuggle on the sofa and is at a very affordable price.

8. Dress warmly

A onesie or fluffy dressing gown may come in very handy during the winter time. Dressing in layers with warm socks and slippers combined with a hot drink, will not only give you a great amount of warmth but is the perfect way to wind down after a long working day.

9. Exercise

Moving around produces body heat so there is more to staying active than great health benefits.The more active you are, the better your blood circulation will be. This means that warm blood gets to your fingers and toes, keeping them warm.

10. Light candles

Candles not only look and smell nice but are a cheap way to keep your home all toasty this winter.

Welcome to the family…

Rachel Davies is the newest member of the Peter Ward Homes family.

Rachel Davies is the newest member of the Peter Ward Homes family.

We have recently welcomed a new friendly face here at Peter Ward Homes, to help guide and support buyers in the process of finding their new home. Rachel Davies, 26, has been appointed as the newest Sales Representative and will be initially based at the Habrough Fields development in Immingham. This role comes as an almighty change for former blue coat Rachel, who has previously spent the last few years professionally singing at weddings and functions across Europe including a spell in Germany where she toured the army camps.

Cleethorpes local, Rachel, began her roll in late December 2014 and has since been on a number of training days. In addition to her new role at Peter Ward Homes, Rachel is currently studying for a Psychology degree at the Grimsby College of higher education where she hopes to gain knowledge that will help her thrive in her new part time job. She continued, “I chose to do a Psychology degree as I know it plays a big role in Marketing. I would like to progress my career in sales and I think Peter Ward Homes will be a good platform to do so. I already love it here; it doesn’t feel like I’m at work. I still have a couple of training days to complete and I can’t wait.”

In her role of Sales Representative, Rachel will be on hand to help those who are looking to buy a new home at Habrough Fields in Immingham. Finding the perfect home can be a stressful and unnerving process, which is why we continuously look to make it as smooth as possible.

We are all thrilled to have Rachel join us here at Peter Ward Homes and look forward to seeing how she progresses in her new role. Good luck Rachel!

Winner of Christmas Photo Contest receives prize!

Christmas is the one time of the year where it is completely acceptable to decorate your house with trimmings, tinsel, fairy lights and endless amounts of chocolate. So when Peter Ward Homes announced it was running a competition for the most over the top and creative decorations, it was no surprise so many jumped at the chance to impress.

Mr and Mrs Donkin receive their Linx 7 abler from Peter Ward Homes' creative partners, Communique Advertising.

Mr and Mrs Donkin receive their Linx 7 tablet.

The Christmas photo competition was run through social media, to find the most creatively decorated home. It encouraged Peter Ward Home residents to upload their Christmassy themed home, tree and garden, in hope of winning a brand new Windows 8, Linx 7 tablet. The competition took off from the offset with multiple entries flooding in. From a bay window, to a fireplace, Christmas was beginning to spread for Peter Ward Home owners but it was Andrew Donkin who took the prize with his ‘amazing wall of light.’

Mr Donkin lives at the popular Peter Ward Homes development, Habrough Fields in Immingham with his wife. It was his idea to enter the competition in hope of winning a new tablet.

Andrew shared his thoughts on the win, “I can’t begin to describe how overjoyed we were to hear we had won the Peter Ward Homes Christmas competition. This is only our third Christmas at Habrough Fields and we have tried to improve our display every year, so it’s very flattering to win something like this, and something we are both immensely proud of.”

This is not the first time the award winning housebuilder has had success with an online contest as the iPad mini prize draw back in October proved to do equally as well. Peter Ward Homes have a rapid presence on social media and constantly look to interact with their homeowners in any way possible.

Andrew continued, “Winning has been a fantastic start to the Christmas season. A big thank you to all at Peter Ward Homes for this prize and also for the high quality finish of our Habrough Fields home.”

 

Take advantage of lower stamp duty!

You can purchase your perfect Peter Ward Home with help from government-backed schemes such as Help to Buy.

You can purchase your perfect Peter Ward Home with help from government-backed schemes such as Help to Buy.

With the recent announcement from Chancellor, George Osborne, that stamp duty tax rates are to be changed, we thought we would give you a insight into what this now means for house buyers and how it can help you purchase your brand new home.

What is stamp duty?

Stamp Duty is a tax that everyone in the UK has to pay when purchasing a property. This is charged on any property you buy e.g. flat or house. The rate you pay depends on the price of the property.

What’s changed?

Stamp duty was previously charged, as a single percentage of the entire property price, with fees increasing at the threshold of the rate bands. This meant there was a £5000 tax difference between a property priced at £250,000 and one which sold for just £1 more. Sounds ridiculous right? Well, you’re in luck as this is no longer the case.

The new rates are as follows: (Percentage of portion of property price)

0% up to £125,000

2% up to £250,000

5% up to £925,000

10% up to £1.5m

12% above

From now on anyone purchasing a property above £125,000 will only pay the rate at which the proportion of the price fits in. So for a house costing £295,000 you will pay nothing on the first £125,000, 2% on the next £125,000 and 5% on the remaining £45,000.

What does this mean for Peter Ward Home buyers? An average Peter Ward property sells at £175,000 costing the buyer an additional £1750 tax fee. With the new rules in place, only £50,000 of the overall price will be taxed, saving the buyer £750. What this means is you can now buy a property without the extra worry of raising high additional fees and with the help of Government-backed schemes such as Help to Buy, buyers have more help now than ever before.