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MARCH NEWSLETTER - Carver Residential

Welcome to the March edition of our intelligent newsletter! We aim to keep you up to date with our latest news, give you top tips from industry professionals and provide interesting and helpful articles relating to the property industry and much more. You are able to update your preferences so you only receive articles which are relevant to you. If you like what you see, please be social and share our newsletter via social media. To ensure you don't miss out, just add this email address to your Safe Senders list.

New Homes for sale in Colburn by Mulberry Homes

Developer Mulberry Homes Yorkshire has signed an exclusive deal with a North Yorkshire-based estate agent to market its latest development.


The company has selected Carver Residential to help sell homes at its 32-home scheme in Colburn, near Catterick.


Work on the development, known as Beckfield, began in November 2016 with completion set for September this year.


Mulberry, in partnership with Swale Valley Construction, is building a range of two, three and four-bedroom properties for sale and rent. These will include affordable homes designed to get people on the property ladder.


Andrew Garrens, from Mulberry Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to have signed a deal with Carver Residential to market our new homes at Beckfield.


“We were keen to enter into partnership with a local estate agent and Carver Residential is well known and respected throughout North Yorkshire.


“Interest in the scheme is already high, with several plots already reserved, and we expect demand to increase further with Carver Residential now marketing the properties on our behalf.”


James Carver, of Carver Residential, said: “As a family-run company with branches in Richmond, Northallerton, Darlington, Yarm and Newton Aycliffe, we are committed to helping people find and buy high quality, affordable homes in North Yorkshire.

“The homes being built by Mulberry in Colburn certainly meet this criteria and we are looking forward to working with the company to market the properties and to help people onto the property ladder.”


The homes are being marketed from the Carver Residential branch in Richmond market place. For further information telephone: 01748 825 317 or email




The properties can also be viewed at



Picture caption: Andrew Garrens and James Carver on the site of the Beckfield development in Colburn.


For more information, contact:

Neil Shaefer

Shaefer PR & Marketing


Tel: 07732 210262


3 properties under offer in a week before being available online!

**WE HAVE SOLD 3 PROPERTIES THIS WEEK (20th February) BEFORE THEY HAVE EVEN GONE ONLINE!!** Don't presume you are hearing about all properties because you are signed up with the online property portals**

Our sales team are what make us the leading agent!

We regularly have properties going under offer before they even hit our website or any other portals due to our fantastic team getting to know their clients and matching them with the perfect property! If you don't want to miss out click on the link below and tell us what you are looking for and we will be in touch in the next 24 hours to tell you what properties are coming to the market!



Robin Hill is a beautifully presented and deceptively spacious four bedroomed detached family home which has been substantially extended by the current owner.
The property is situated on a large and very private plot just off the village green in this popular North Yorkshire village. The accommodation is to a high standard and internal viewing will reveal a wide and welcoming entrance hall with open vaulted ceiling and access to the integral garage and utility room.
There is a large open plan kitchen dining breakfast room with central island and breakfast bar. From the dining area there is a useful study and doors to the play room and the living room. The living room is open plan to the orangery which has under floor heating and glass vaulted ceiling as well as views over the garden.
There are two large double bedrooms both with en-suites and a further two bedrooms and house bathroom.  
Externally the property sits on a large plot with private mature gardens with a number of sociable seating areas.

The importance of sales progression when selling your property

'On average 36% of sales arranged in England and Wales fall through after the offer is accepted'* - at Carver Residential our average fall through rate was only 18% in 2016.


We believe our dedicated and experienced sales progression team are the reason our fall through rate is below the national average.


After an offer is accepted through Carver Residential, the sale is handled by our sales progression department, whose sole job is to try and ensure a smooth sale from acceptance to completion.  It is inevitable there may be a few bumps along the way, but our experienced (and lovely!) team will be there to guide you through it and offer their professional advice.


By having a dedicated team for progressing the sale, the sales team have time to concentrate on selling your property or finding you a property without being distracted by the sales progression of other properties and the sales progression team have time to concentrate on ensuring the sale of your property goes smoothly without being distracted by arranging viewings on other properties. 


I'm sure you will agree it is very important to have that attention, especially as buying a house is likely to be the most expensive and important purchase you will make.


*SOURCE: Samantha Ashdown Home Truths


Our lovely sales progression team Val Cheesebrough, Sue Atkinson and Suzanne Carver




'Sales Progression Management – what is it?

Did you know that on average, 36% of sales arranged in England and Wales fall through after the offer is accepted?

It’s a scary thought, especially when so often so much is riding on the sale of your house.

Sales progression management is the process of monitoring all those tricky milestones and liasing with all parties to ensure that communication doesn’t go unanswered, questions are responded to promptly, and disputes are handled sensitively. This process is best handled by someone to whom a successful outcome means a completed sale. That person is usually your estate agent.

So, one of the questions you need to ask an agent before you decide to engage his services, is how sales progression is managed in his office. You need to know someone is on your side, fighting your corner for when the going gets tough – and it often does!

You can also help yourself at this tricky time, by making sure you do the following:

  • Instruct your solicitor early – before you get an offer – then inform your agent;
  • Get your documents together – this may be details of any work you have had done to the property, planning permission, guarantees and certificates;
  • Complete and return all paperwork from your solicitor as soon as possible; for example, the fixtures and fittings enquiry form;
  • Keep a diary of all communication and double-check anything you have sent has been received, whether by email or post

With a great agent experienced in sales progression management, and thorough communication and record keeping, you’ll put yourself in a far better position to get that sale to completion.' 

 SOURCE: Samantha Ashdown Home Truths

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How to get a mortgage if you're single

If you’re buying a home on one salary, either as a one income family or as a single applicant you may think your options are limited. Whilst you may need to work harder to get the finances you need in place, with planning preparations you’ll put yourself in the best possible position to get into your new home.

Follow our top tips for buying your own home, if you’re single or buying with one income:


Save, save, save

Saving for your first home can seem like an endless and thankless task, especially if you’re buying on your own, but stick with it as it will pay dividends in the end.

The bigger deposit you have, the more attractive your business will be to lenders. The more equity you have, the lower risk you represent. A larger deposit also means you will have a lower LTV (loan to value), which in turn will give you access to a wider variety of mortgage deals.


Be realistic about your borrowing

We can all get carried away when it comes to buying consumer goods, but when it comes to buying a property it really is important to make sure you consider your limit and stick to it.

Look at your budget, and consider how much you can comfortably pay each month without forgoing your other necessary expenses.

A lender will advise you regarding the maximum amount you can afford to borrow, it doesn’t mean you actually need to borrow that much. Give yourself some flexibility, and be realistic about what you can comfortably afford on your own.


Do your homework

Taking advice will almost certainly be helpful unless you are very experienced in financial matters in general, and mortgages in particular. However, it’s worth spending some time doing your research to get a basic understanding of the mortgage process and the types of mortgages that are available.


Clear other debt

A lender will establish your affordability based on a number of factors including your committed monthly expenditure. If you can reduce this amount by clearing unnecessary debt such as an outstanding credit card balance, you'll improve your eligibility.


Protect yourself

As you're buying a home with one income, it's very important to make sure you have income protection in place to ensure that should something happen to you or your job, you can continue to make your repayments.


Use a mortgage broker

Regardless of whether you're single or not, speaking to a mortgage broker means that you have access to expert advice for mortgages as well as any related life insurance, payment protection and even buildings and contents insurance you may need. 


For further information call 01325 380088

Email: or visit:


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The show is definitely worth a visit if you are thinking of renovating your home or building your own home.