Thoroughly modern moving – Buyers embrace technology to find Miller Home of their dreams

As online shopping continues to surge upwards Miller Homes has noticed an increase in visitors to its website over festive periods.

After weeks of trawling through stores and shopping for others, recent research has shown that during the festive break, there is a spike in internet usage. Boxing Day saw e-retail sites reach record levels with Britons spending 13m hours shopping online, according to Experian Hitwise. Up by 19.5% on the same day in 2010, Boxing Day 2011 is said to have been the single biggest shopping day ever in the UK. With great deals clearly the main reason for the increase, savvy consumers are also looking at other types of purchases such as new homes.

“We have seen a huge increase in buyers utilising the internet to research properties and developments prior to visiting our sales centres,” commented Jan Hanaby area sales manager Miller Homes Yorkshire. “Recently, Miller Homes has also seen its first complete internet purchase take place with the proud new owners seeing their new home for the first time on moving day!”

Award-winning house builder Miller Homes features all of its twelve Yorkshire developments on its website along with property types, availability, floor plans and images, prices and purchase initiatives enabling buyers to make informed decisions on their prospective new home.

Michelle Robinson, who purchased a Miller Home in the North East, was relocating from the Middle East with her husband’s job and due to time constraints conducted the entire purchase process on line.

“I did a lot of research online on the Miller Homes website and came across the development (The Pastures in Darlington) which seemed to be perfect,” said Michelle.

“I have found Miller incredibly helpful to deal with and everything turned out to be great.”

“There is no reason why you can’t source your new home over the internet and read all about our lovely developments and purchase initiatives designed to help a variety of buyers,” commented Jan. “Remember too that all our contact details and opening hours are detailed there too so should you need to give us a call or pay us a visit you can easily find out how to do it.”

With twelve developments located across the region there is a diverse mix of developments and properties ranging from smaller rural developments to larger ones close to the major cities within the region. Properties include stylish one and two bedroom apartments and three, four and five bedroom houses in a variety of styles and layouts ensuring there is plenty of choice to suit individual requirements.

Properties are available from £77,500 for a one bedroom apartment or if a five bedroom luxury home is what you’re looking then you could pay from £325,000.

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A happy new year lies in store for Birmingham’s first time buyers

Miller Homes has announced that approximately £1 million of homes have been snapped up across its West Midlands region by first time buyers who have taken advantage of FirstBuy. And according to the housebuilder, those who have made getting on the property ladder their New Year’s resolution can also get a helping hand from the popular assistance scheme.

Introduced at selected Miller Homes’ new housing developments earlier this year, including Miller Central and Northcote in Birmingham, FirstBuy was designed to put homeownership within the reach of a greater number of first time buyers. Buyers qualifying for the scheme are able to purchase 100 per cent of their home by paying up to 80 per cent of the value now, with both Miller Homes and the Government equally funding the remaining 20 per cent in the form of an equity loan.

A recent survey commissioned by Miller Homes highlighted that nearly 53 per cent of potential buyers did not have enough funds for a deposit, while 30 per cent could not get a big enough mortgage. According to Miller Homes, the success of FirstBuy over recent months proves that the scheme is addressing both issues.

Ann Crick, Sales Director for Miller Homes’ West Midlands region, explained: “FirstBuy is clearly giving a much-needed boost to first time buyers in Birmingham and beyond who would otherwise have been seriously restricted by issues of affordability.

“Together with Miller Homes’ very own equity loan scheme MiWay, FirstBuy has helped many purchasers onto the property ladder. It has provided today’s buyers with a way of escaping the rental trap and enables them to enjoy a level independence and sense of ownership that they simply don’t get when living with parents.

“The good news is there are many properties available throughout Birmingham and Miller Homes’ wider West Midlands region which can be purchased with FirstBuy. Those interested can visit their nearest development to quickly find out if they are eligible. They can then relax and look forward to 2012 being the year that they finally get to realise their homeownership aspirations and are able to enjoy all the benefits that this can bring.”

Situated in Erdington, just five miles from the centre of Birmingham, Northcote is a well-established development of two, three and four-bedroom houses, and contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments. Prices at Northcote currently start from just£85,950 for a one-bedroom apartment. A range of two and three bedroom houses is also currently available, with prices starting from £149,950 for a two-bedroom house.

Plot 73, an ultra-stylish one-bedroom apartment, is among the new homes currently available under the FirstBuy scheme at Northcote. Priced at £85,950, those who take advantage of FirstBuy can own 100 per cent of the property with a mortgage from just£68,760; and, as an added benefit of the scheme, buyers only have to find a four per cent deposit, which amounts to £2,750 for the one-bedroom apartment.

Located off Rea Road in Northfield, just six miles from Birmingham city centre, Miller Central is a tree-lined development which provides a retreat from the hustle of the city. The development is just 20 minutes’ drive from central Birmingham and three miles from the M5 and the M42. Prices at Miller Central currently start from £172,950 for the three-bedroom, three-storey Hardy townhouse.

The four-bedroom Ansty, with integral garage, is currently available on FirstBuy priced from just £151,960 for eligible buyers.

Alternatively, those who want to reduce the mortgage amount needed to buy a new home can take advantage of Miller Homes’ very own equity loan scheme MiWay. Those eligible receive a loan from Miller Homes for up to 20 per cent of the purchase price of their selected property, leaving them to arrange a mortgage for the more affordable remaining amount.

For more information on Miller Point call 0800 840 8706, or visit the development which is open 10am to 5pm daily (1pm to 5pm on Mondays). Alternatively, visit millerhomes.co.uk.

A special episode of Miller Homes TV is available to guide viewers through all they need to know about Firstbuy. Visit www.millerhomes.tv to view the latest episode on Miller Homes’ very own online TV channel.

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RealOrganized, Inc. Upgrades RealtyJuggler Real Estate Software and adds new training options

Today, RealOrganized, Inc. announced an upgrade to RealtyJuggler Real Estate Software and the availability of three new video tutorials.

The upgrade includes over 65 new enhancements requested by customers. These improvements include integrated Bulk Email, new Email/Letter Formatting tools, a new Letterhead Preview screen, performance improvements, Google and Outlook synchronization tweaks to improve accuracy, changes to Rental Management module to handle reports by year, categories are now case insensitive, merging of duplicate records is now more accurate and much more. These changes are applied automatically upon sign-in.

In addition, three new video tutorials are also available. Video 42 shows how to use the new Bulk Email capability. Video 43 shows how to do fancy formatting of letters and emails including font changes, text styling, embedded images and attachments. Video 44 shows how to implement a touch cycle for Prospects and Contacts. Topics include creating a call list, sending Birthday cards and creating task reminders for phone calls. These videos as well as all other video tutorials are available by signing into RealtyJuggler and clicking on the YouTube Video Tutorials icon from the main screen.

RealtyJuggler has also announced a new program called one-on-one which is a free training program available to all trial and paid subscribers to RealtyJuggler. This training program is geared towards helping people load their contacts list, set up synchronization with their smart phone, and install their graphical letterhead into RealtyJuggler. This is a great way to start using RealtyJuggler. To schedule your free one-on-one training session, call (970) 672-3467.

Dave Beson and Verl Workman will be offering a free on-line training Webinar to RealtyJuggler users on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 1:00PM PM Mountain Standard Time. The subject will be using the Dave Beson LetterWriter DRIP letters with RealtyJuggler.

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