Huge interest in homes planned for Kendal

The proposed homes

The proposed homes

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

KENDAL’S newest housing development has attracted more than 500 inquiries before a brick has even been laid.

Oakmere Homes is developing 23 riverside houses on Natland Road. They will be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom properties.

Chris Middlebrook, director of Oakmere Homes, has been blown away by the level of interest. He said: “The new development has a great location alongside a picturesque stretch of the River Kent and is just a short walk from the town centre so we expected a lot of interest.

“There has been a lot of debate about new homes in Kendal, but the huge level of inquiries demonstrates the demand for new homes in the town.”

Designs include three bedroom detached and semi-detached family homes and innovative one and two bedroom properties including an apartment-style one bed home.

Prices for the one bedroom properties start at £124,950 with three bedroom designs from £194,950. More information via ww.oakmerehomes.co.uk

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1:58pm Sun 17 Aug 14

greenbell says...

Never mind the southerners, hopefully not as second homes?
Never mind the southerners, hopefully not as second homes? greenbell
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3:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

magical trevor says...

Always there with the racist comments Libdums. It's a free and open society where freedom of movement is encouraged.....get over yourself.
Always there with the racist comments Libdums. It's a free and open society where freedom of movement is encouraged.....get over yourself. magical trevor
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3:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

larkspur1 says...

Probably be bought as buy to rent.
Exorbitant rents will be charged and hey presto!- there is still a shortage of houses to buy.
Probably be bought as buy to rent. Exorbitant rents will be charged and hey presto!- there is still a shortage of houses to buy. larkspur1
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5:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

couldn't make it up says...

Unfortunately it's the supply and demand.
Wages have not risen for at least 20 years.It is in possible to ever have a level playing field again.
Young people are co ursed into uni and building a huge debt where unless they are left money from parents they have no chance.
Sadly for the youth of today they are only two options, 1 Get looked after by mum and dad 2 Have a child and let the state pick up the bill.
House prices are so overpriced and this and previous governments are to blame.
A working couple for say working at a retail shop will never afford a house.
I see it 3 times a week on the west coast, gym slips, druggies and alcoholics
thats the future and it won't change any time soon.
Unfortunately it's the supply and demand. Wages have not risen for at least 20 years.It is in possible to ever have a level playing field again. Young people are co ursed into uni and building a huge debt where unless they are left money from parents they have no chance. Sadly for the youth of today they are only two options, 1 Get looked after by mum and dad 2 Have a child and let the state pick up the bill. House prices are so overpriced and this and previous governments are to blame. A working couple for say working at a retail shop will never afford a house. I see it 3 times a week on the west coast, gym slips, druggies and alcoholics thats the future and it won't change any time soon. couldn't make it up
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6:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

magical trevor says...

I've seen your sentiments about anyone that is different or is an offcomer Libdums....you're incapable of welcoming anyone from anywhere else. Cumbria is open for business....ignore ignorants like this.
I've seen your sentiments about anyone that is different or is an offcomer Libdums....you're incapable of welcoming anyone from anywhere else. Cumbria is open for business....ignore ignorants like this. magical trevor
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9:46am Mon 18 Aug 14

PropMeUpWithTeabags says...

larkspur1 wrote:
Probably be bought as buy to rent.
Exorbitant rents will be charged and hey presto!- there is still a shortage of houses to buy.
There is nothing wrong with renting. I sold my house to privately rent and I am so glad I did. Although the mortgage on my house was cheaper than my rent, the maintenance alone was enough to push up the monthly cost of the house. The price you buy the house for is not the price you pay once you take into consideration the interest over 25 years. I can move easily and cheaply, and I don't have any of the stresses of having to sell and buy. I live in a place three times the size to where I could afford to buy. When the boiler breaks I don't have to fix it, hole in the roof, not my problem.
The stigma of renting has to stop. There is so much pressure on young people to buy their own houses, badly made houses that cost them the earth and are totally unsuitable. The builders should be making large family homes that landlords can afford to rent out to families, where the tenents have protection from discrimination and landlords have rules that are enforced to protect those tenents. There should be smaller, affordable places for singles or couples. The more rental properties availiable the cheaper they become. The issue the country has at the moment is that there are too many people wanting too little housing. This pushes the prices up so the only people who can afford them are rich landlords, who can then rent them out for a high price because there are not enough places to rent and no one can afford to buy because the house prices are too high because there isn't enough housing stock to make housing affordble....
[quote][p][bold]larkspur1[/bold] wrote: Probably be bought as buy to rent. Exorbitant rents will be charged and hey presto!- there is still a shortage of houses to buy.[/p][/quote]There is nothing wrong with renting. I sold my house to privately rent and I am so glad I did. Although the mortgage on my house was cheaper than my rent, the maintenance alone was enough to push up the monthly cost of the house. The price you buy the house for is not the price you pay once you take into consideration the interest over 25 years. I can move easily and cheaply, and I don't have any of the stresses of having to sell and buy. I live in a place three times the size to where I could afford to buy. When the boiler breaks I don't have to fix it, hole in the roof, not my problem. The stigma of renting has to stop. There is so much pressure on young people to buy their own houses, badly made houses that cost them the earth and are totally unsuitable. The builders should be making large family homes that landlords can afford to rent out to families, where the tenents have protection from discrimination and landlords have rules that are enforced to protect those tenents. There should be smaller, affordable places for singles or couples. The more rental properties availiable the cheaper they become. The issue the country has at the moment is that there are too many people wanting too little housing. This pushes the prices up so the only people who can afford them are rich landlords, who can then rent them out for a high price because there are not enough places to rent and no one can afford to buy because the house prices are too high because there isn't enough housing stock to make housing affordble.... PropMeUpWithTeabags
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1:46pm Mon 18 Aug 14

larkspur1 says...

Putting aside prop me up's personal choices the broader picture suggests young people are finding it hard to get onto the property market.
This will continue as long as the buy to let merchants snap up properties then let them out with exorbitant rents.
Putting aside prop me up's personal choices the broader picture suggests young people are finding it hard to get onto the property market. This will continue as long as the buy to let merchants snap up properties then let them out with exorbitant rents. larkspur1
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2:06pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Gingery says...

This getting onto the property market is so ingrained despite it being so very recent, yet we treat it like some sort of right or essential to life.
This getting onto the property market is so ingrained despite it being so very recent, yet we treat it like some sort of right or essential to life. Gingery
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Mon 18 Aug 14

larkspur1 says...

I have always found having a roof over my head essential to life.
I have always found having a roof over my head essential to life. larkspur1
  • Score: -1

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