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Pentland Homes anticipates bustling East Kent property market in 2010

Janet Burnell, sales and marketing director of Pentland Homes, comments:

‘This time last year, the outlook for 2009 was bleak; however, we have achieved a steady level of sales at good prices at Bayeuxfields throughout the year.  One of the difficulties earlier in the year was for those who wanted to buy here but had problems selling their existing property.  We overcame that by offering an ‘Early Bird’ scheme whereby we help buyers to
market their existing property by arranging the HIP, appointing and maintaining contact with the estate agents, and assisting with its sale.

‘We are now seeing a return to buyer confidence as the property market has made a quicker than anticipated upturn.  Although there are big differences in opinion as to whether the economy is recovering and some reports of a ‘double dip’, prices have stabilised in East Kent, and the new CTRL link which will cut journey times from Folkestone to London significantly from 98 minutes to 63 minutes, gives the area much broader appeal, so we expect to see house prices increasing as the area becomes commutable.

‘We will be launching a selection of two and three bedroom houses at Bayeuxfields in the spring market, which are already drawing interest – two bedroom houses are particularly popular as a lot of buyers prefer a house to a flat and there is a lack of good two bedroom houses on the market in the area.

Pentland Homes is currently marketing a range of three and four bedroom homes at Bayeuxfields offering beautifully designed, spacious layouts and top quality specification.

Hawkinge is located on the crest of the North Downs, just three miles from the coastal resort of Folkestone. The CTRL link from Folkestone to St Pancras is set to launch in December 2009, significantly reducing journey times to London.  The M20 is just two miles away and provides access to London to the north, and the port of Dover to the South.

Prices of the three bedroom family homes at Bayeuxfields start from £249,995, whilst four bedroom homes are priced from £270,000.  The sales office is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. 

Pentland Homes will also be launching a new development in Folkestone in February 2010, Westbourne Heights, which incorporates 13 three, four and five bedroom homes priced from approximately £330,000.  For further information on both Bayeuxfields and Westbourne Heights, please contact the sales office on Tel: 01303 893080 or visit the website www.pentlandhomes.co.uk