Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Housebuilder Is Looking to Future with Confidence

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Housebuilder Is Looking to Future with Confidence

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CONFIDENCE in the building industry is growing this year, with more developers announcing plans for new sites and opening new showhomes.

Miller Homes has just made its first land acquisition of 2011 and work will begin later in the year on a development to be called Mariners Way in Seaham, which will consist of 52 two, three and fourbedroom homes. Mariners Way, which will be mainly on the former Vane Tempest Welfare Sports and Social Centre site, will be the second Seaham-based development for Miller Homes, which completed four phases at its East Shore Village development, on the former Vane Tempest pit site on the outskirts of the town, in 2009.

Miller Homes' regional land director John Jameson said: "Our commitment to buying more land shows our confidence in the housing market's recovery in the North East, and we are gearing up for further land acquisitions in the forthcoming months."

Sales director Steve McElroy added: "Mariners Way is our first new piece of land in 2011.

The development will see us breaking ground in the summer, with our showhome and viewhome due to open in autumn and our first buyers moving in early next year."

The four-bedroom Rolland show home, which is a new house type from the Miller Homes' portfolio, will be premiered at Mariners Way and a three-bedroom two-and-a half-storey Tolkien home will also be available to see as a view home.

To register interest, tel: 0800 840 8511.

The announcement comes as Miller announced it only has one home now available to buy at its The Copse development in Blyth, Northumberland.

The last two-bedroom second-floor apartment is ready to move into, with a carpet package, integrated fridge-freezer and washer dryer fitted as standard.

To help make the move easier Miller Homes is encouraging buyers to take advantage of its shared-equity scheme MiWay. This enables buyers to pay for part of their home now (up to 75%) with the rest coming in the form of a low-interest loan from Miller Homes. …

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