Alford Edition - July 2019

ALFORD EDITION

Chronicle THE CHESTNUT

HOUSING AND LOCAL NEWS FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLNSHIRE

SUMMER 2019

RECRUITMENT DRIVE

BRITISH SUMMER BY THE SEA

CHARITY CYCLE RIDE

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Lincolnshire property market is still on the up I t makes good financial sense to say ‘yes’ to buying a new home, because the UK's regional property market remains stable.

That’s the message from property portal Rightmove. House prices in the regions have been rising again in 2019, bucking the trend seen in other parts of the country, especially London and the south-east.

house prices in Lincolnshire. The regions setting new all-time price highs are the East Midlands, the North West, Wales and Yorkshire and the Humber. These regions are also outperforming the national average in the key metrics of number of properties coming to market and the level of sales agreed so far in 2019. "Busier than ever"

Chestnut Homes. “Even on recent evidence, house prices in Lincolnshire are rising, and it still makes good financial sense to be on the housing ladder here.” Lincolnshire-based mortgage expert Nicola Burrell, of Nicola Burrell Mortgage Solutions Ltd, said: “In my opinion the housing market in Lincolnshire is strong. “I am busier than ever with new mortgage applications and the amount of people wanting to buy their first home or move to a new property is ever growing. “The mortgage market has not changed dramatically even with Brexit negotiations still underway. Help to Buy applications are still available, making it a brilliant time to buy a new home.” Source: Rightmove House Price Index June 2019

In 2018, house prices were four per cent up on the previous year, says Rightmove, and 10 per cent up on 2016. A buoyant 2019 continues the upward trend in

“It seems all the experts broadly agree” said David Newton, Managing Director of Lincolnshire-based

Chestnut Homes continues its support of Alford Football Club

Chestnut Homes has renewed its commitment to Alford Town Football Club by making a donation to club funds for the fifth consecutive year. The community club, known as The Robins, is currently looking to raise money for improvements to its ground in East Street, Alford. Chestnut Homes has contributed £150 to club funds as part of its community outreach programme for Bridgeways, a development of 103 new homes in Willoughby Road. Bridgeways opened last year as work was drawing to a close at the neighbouring Chestnut Homes development, Willoughby Chase. Steph Tilley, Marketing Manager for Chestnut Homes, said: “We have been building in Alford for more than

five years and over that time, we have built strong links within the village. “People who have moved into Willoughby Chase and Bridgeways have become part of the community and benefit from the efforts of volunteers who run local community groups. “Alford Town FC plays an important role in the village and we are pleased to confirm our ongoing support for the club.” Alford Town Football Club has teams ranging from under 10s through to seniors and offers coaching for children aged seven and over. The club also holds car boot sales and is organising an open air cinema night. To find out more see alfordtownfc.co.uk

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