Thursday, 21 February 2019

What makes Hagley such a desirable place to live?

If you were to ask a local about what makes Hagley such a desirable place to live, it's a good guess that the quality of the local schools will be one of the first things they would say.

New figures released by the department of education have helped confirm what locals have known for a while. Haybridge High School in Hagley has recorded the best 2018 GCSE results in the whole of Worcestershire with an 'Attainment 8' score of 58.5 in last year's exams, far above the national average score of 46.5.

You may be wondering, what does 'Attainment 8' actually mean? It's a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to eight GCSE Qualifications.

It is also great news for the neighbouring Hagley RC High School, who ranked within the Top 10 schools in Worcestershire for their GCSE results, with an Attainment 8 score of 51.6, still way above the national average.

With both of the local high schools gaining such great achievements, it has got us wondering if there is something in water...

If you'd like to know more about Hagley and it's surrounding villages, or the available housing stock, our knowledgeable, local staff at Lex Allan Grove Village will be happy to help. Give us a call on 01562 270270 or e-mail us on

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Get started with a helping hand, talk to us today about Help to Buy

Thanks to the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ schemes, your small deposit could turn into something much bigger.

If you’re looking to get on or moving up the property ladder but you’re struggling to raise a large deposit, the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ initiatives could make your money go that little bit further.

If you are a first-time buyer or homeowner looking to move, and the property you are looking to purchase on costs £600,000 or less, you could be eligible for an ‘equity loan’, where the Government will lend you up to 20% of the value of your newly built home. This means your dream home could become reality, with just a 5% deposit.

The mortgage advisors at Infinity Financial Advice in Stourbridge have worked closely with Lex Allan Grove - Land & New Homes for a number of years. They are experts when it comes to helping people get on, or to move up the property ladder.

Call the team at Infinity Financial Advice on 0330 223 1113 to find out if you’re eligible for Help to Buy.

Lex Allan Grove - Land & New Homes are acting as agents on a number of new developments that qualify for Help to Buy in the Stourbridge, Halesowen and Hagley areas.

The Old Library in Stourbridge, Tavern Fields in Colley Gate and Park Mews in Wollescote are three quality developments that are ideal for first-time buyers and all qualify for Help to Buy.

For more information on any of these developments, please call Lex Allan Grove - Land & New Homes on 01562 270072.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Our NEW Newsletter - Property Matters

Welcome to our new monthly newsletter - Property Matters.

In the February issue there's news on The Old Library development in Stourbridge, a gem of a property in Clent to take a peek at, the launch of our new online service - Direct, advice on how to prepare you home for sale, an article on the benefits of curry in cold weather, our sponsorship of West Hagley Football Club and a focus on our Commercial Property Director, Harvey Pearson.

Every month, there will be stories from all three offices - Stourbridge, Halesowen and Hagley; as well as all our disciplines - Property Sales, Lettings, Land and New Homes, Commercial and Online Sales - Direct. So there'll be something for everyone!

You can download a PDF version of Property Matters by CLICKING HERE, but you can pick up a printed copy at all three offices.

Happy reading!