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Miller Homes Goes Mobile

Following on from the successful launch of its new, improved website, housing developer Miller Homes has launched a mobile version of the site to provide house hunters with even greater access to its properties.

The mobile version, which is compatible with all smartphones, is an optimised version of the new website featuring key search functions and allowing househunters to find available properties from Miller Homes while on the move.

Chris Endsor, Chief Executive of Miller Homes, said: “Our new website has proved extremely popular since its launch last month and we’re delighted that we can now complement this further with the introduction of a mobile version of the site.

“As a customer focussed developer, we recognise the importance of providing a comprehensive and quality level of service that meets the needs of potential buyers and allows them to access information they need on new homes quickly and easily. With the incredible growth in the number of people accessing information from smart phones and tablets over the last few years, creating a mobile version of the site became a key element of our online development strategy and we’re delighted to see it go live.

“We are confident that providing both a website with greater online functionality and a mobile version for people on the move will make finding the home of your dreams easier than ever before.”

In the first fortnight of the website’s launch, 30 appointments to view new homes were made on Miller Homes’ new online booking system, two of which resulted in reservations. Visitors to the website have been 16% higher than average compared to the average number of daily visitors in 2011 and the average number of people who have registered each day has risen by 8.9% compared with the average number of registrants per day in 2011.

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From the City to the Countryside

Corina Zaharia and her husband Dragos were looking to move from their London base when they came across the Miller Homes’ Pilgrims Gate development at Wixams and they are very glad they did!

“This is a really beautiful location with some wonderful countryside in the area,” enthused Corina. “We found the perfect three bedroom home for us which also has a study, it is the exact size we wanted, the layout is great and the team at Miller Homes were absolutely brilliant. Everything was explained so clearly from the financial aspects to the legal side and the sales team and site manager could not have been more helpful. There was no stress involved at all in our purchase and it was a really good experience.”

As well as three bedroom homes there are also four and five bedroom new homes currently available with prices ranging from just £219,950 to £365,000.

“We offer a variety of homes so it is well worth coming and paying us a visit,” says John Taylor, regional sales manager. “I am sure when you see our development and its surroundings you will be every bit as impressed as Corina and Dragos.”

At Miller Homes we look to tailor packages for buyers individual needs.

If your existing property is not yet on the market you may be able to take advantage of the Miller Homes’ MiSwap Home Exchange scheme. You will have a guaranteed buyer for your present home, no chain to worry about, no estate agents fees or advertising costs to pay so do ask for full details.

Even if you don’t buy yourself, anyone who recommends Pilgrims Gate to friends and family who go on to buy a property at the development could earn £1,000 through the Miller Homes’ Recommend a Friend scheme subject to our terms and conditions.

The marketing suite at Pilgrims Gate is open daily from 10am – 5pm or call 0800 840 8736. Alternatively visit the web site www.millerhomes.co.uk.

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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 Royal Retreat For House Hunters

With Royal Wedding fever sweeping the nation, Miller Homes has also decided to spread the love this spring by offering house hunters looking to buy property the chance to win a weekend break in London.

Get treated like a prince or princess during afternoon tea at The Ritz, and then enjoy a night of pure indulgence for two at another of the capital’s luxury hotels.

Anyone who wants to be in with a chance of winning and know what it’s like to live a life of luxury can go onto the Miller Homes website and enter their details. All competition registrations need to be made before midnight on William and Kate’s big day – April 29, 2011. The draw will be made soon after, and before long, one lucky winner will find themselves having a right royal time in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Miller Homes is the UK’s largest privately-owned builder of new homes, recently winning the highly coveted ‘Private Developer of the Year’ award from First Time Buyer magazine for the second year running.

Sue Warwick, National Sales and Marketing Director for Miller Homes, said: “Why should it be William and Kate having all the fun and presents at the moment?

“With love in the air and weddings the talk of the town, we thought it would be timely to treat one of Her Majesty’s loyal subject to a taste of the good life – and we couldn’t think of a more fitting prize than afternoon tea at one of the world’s most famous hotels.”

To register and to read our terms and conditions please visit millerhomes.co.uk/royalwedding

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Buyer Barometer Ignores Stormy Conditions

Over a quarter of Brits say that the credit crunch has made no difference to how they view the property market.

The survey, commissioned by the nation’s largest independent housebuilder, Miller Homes, polled over five thousand new and potential home buyers to gauge their confidence in the property market.

Half say they are more cautious about debt but just 17 per cent say they are prepared to accept an inferior home to get into less debt.

Nearly six per cent of the population are still willing to borrow the maximum amount possible to get the new build home of their dreams.

Over a third of Brits say they are planning to move home within three years – most to get more space (60 per cent) with just eight per cent putting the move down to necessity of work relocation. And location isn’t everything – 29 per cent of us would move to get a bigger garden but just 24 per cent to live in a better neighbourhood.

Sue Warwick, national sales and marketing director for Miller Homes, who commissioned the survey, said: “The results of our survey show that, despite endless negative reports about the property market – people still want to move and remain relatively unaffected by harsh headlines and horror stories about the fall of the property market.”

Brits also still believe property to be the soundest long term financial investment in the UK, with over half saying that it is where they would choose to put their money over ISAs (25 per cent), stocks and shares (16 per cent) and bonds (nine per cent).

TV property expert, Jenny Powell, said of the findings: “There is still a real appetite for people to buy new homes and in my view, bricks and mortar is still the safest long-term investment by far. The survey results echo this, proving that people still have faith in property as a sound investment and the best place to put their money. I think that buyers will welcome this positive news – it feels good to know that it’s not all doom and gloom out there.”

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From Site To Screen – Miller Homes Launches Online TV Channel

Miller Homes is kick starting the year with the launch of a brand new social media channel – Millerhomes.TV, which aims to give customers an insight into the company’s products and services.

The online TV channel will feature video testimonials from happy buyers, news on development launches, purchase incentives and much more.

Miller Homes, which has developments across the UK, hopes that the launch of Millerhomes.TV will allow customers to learn more about the company by giving them the chance to meet members of the team and customers and see how they can find and purchase their dream home.

Sue Warwick, National Sales & Marketing Director, from Miller Homes said “We are excited to be launching Millerhomes.tv and displaying what we do best online.

“More of our customers are searching online for information on purchasing new homes, so we thought that a TV channel would allow people to meet us and see what we are all about from the comfort of their computer chair.

“Our other social media channels have proved very popular with our customers, and we feel confident that Millerhomes.TV will be a valuable addition to our online offering.

“By tuning into Millerhomes.tv, customers will be able to access lots of information on the latest new house news and developments from Miller Homes.”

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Miller Homes ‘Leaves Little To Chance’ With Three Award Wins

Miller Homes have found awards success once again as the house builder picked up three gongs at this year’s What House? industry awards.

The UK’s largest independent housebuilder was awarded accolades for Best Partnership Scheme and Best Sustainable Development for its eco project, Miller Zero in Basingstoke and picked up a bronze award for the coveted Best Large Housebuilder.

The judges comments heaped praise on the way that Miller deals with it’s customers when buying a house, giving them ‘a voice’ and making them ‘proactive participants, not passive consumers’. The judges also noted the strength of their customer chart which‘leaves little to chance’.

Code for Sustainable Homes project, Miller Zero once again proved the jewel in the crown, picking up yet another two awards. Judges pointed out the significance of putting Government theory and green ideology into practice by building ‘a living breathing development of zero carbon homes’.

The award for Best Partnership Scheme made clear the importance of shared learning, as Miller Homes not only built the homes but threw open its doors to suppliers and competitors alike, so they too could learn from this vitally important project with their new build homes.

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Can Miller Homes Fix It For You?

Miller Homes is pledging to try and “fix it” for buyers struggling with their property searchas it embarks on a nationwide initiative to bring buyers and their dream homes together in 2011.

Operating under the banner theme “Miller Homes Can Fix It For You” – deliberately reminiscent of Sir Jimmy Saville’s 80s TV juggernaut – the developer is offering a whole range of incentives from Deposit Match to shared equity and, on certain plots, will allow you to swap your old home for a brand new Miller home, leaving you to enjoy your move.

And to help buyers in a fix after the cost of Christmas – Miller Homes will throw in£500 of M&S vouchers and £500 towards utility bills to sweeten the deal. Buyers will have to act fast however, as these offers are exclusive to all reservations to buy a house taken by the 20th February.

Sue Warwick, National Sales and Marketing Director of Miller Homes said; “Whatever the buyer’s obstacle, we have a team of experts on hand to offer a solution and make that dream move achievable. Despite recent news reports, 2010 saw stability in the property market and we want to show that 2011 should be a year to be positive.”

Miller Homes is also encouraging customers to take advantage of a core range of incentives put in place to get people moving, including shared equity schemes, a unique home exchange package, deposit match and recommend a friend.

For people with a home to sell, the developer has recently rolled out its exclusive new home exchange product, MiSwap. This unique scheme is only available through Miller Homes and allows buyers looking at their new homes for sale to swap their current home for one of Miller’s selected plots*, whether they are looking to upsize, downsize or swap like for like.

The scheme marks a radical departure from traditional part exchange exchanges which usually require a home owner to purchase a property worth at least 30% more than their existing home to qualify.

For buyers looking to get onto the property ladder, Miller Homes has shared equity available either in the form of the Government backed scheme (Homebuy Direct) or its own package – MiWay.

Both schemes enable buyers to pay for part of their home now (up to 75% with MiWay and up to 70% with Homebuy Direct) with the rest coming in the form of a low interest loan from Miller Homes, or in the case of Homebuy Direct, Miller Homes and the Government.

Sue added; “We have moved thousands of buyers over the last couple of years. It’s a fantastic opportunity for those that qualify, but potential buyers shouldn’t just take our word for it. Anyone interested can log on to our website to see what our customers have to say – www.millerhomes.co.uk/testimonials

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