Move into a new home in time for Christmas
Homebuyers are being offered the chance to settle into a brand new home in time for Christmas with housebuilder Barratt Homes saying that now is the perfect time to buy. “We know that people looking for a new home are keen to be settled for Christmas and we have a number of homes at our St James Place development in Clanfield which will be ready in time for the festive season,’’ said sales director Michelle Storer. “With Christmas fast approaching people perhaps think there isn’t enough time to move into a new home, but I’d like to assure them that the process can be done in just a few weeks,” added Michelle.
Her comments come at a time of increased confidence in the market and with interest rates continuing to be at their lowest level for years. “At Barratt Homes we’ve seen a large rise in demand for new homes, signifying that more people, from first time buyers to upsizers, are not only more confident about making a move, they’ve been able to secure the necessary finance also. “This is not only good news for business, it is great news for the economy and the homebuilding industry in particular,’’ added Michelle.
Barratt Homes has issued five reasons why there’s no time like the present to purchase a home ready for Christmas:
1. Help to Buy
The Help to Buy scheme aims to help stimulate the housebuilding industry and to help people buy a new property. Help to Buy enables buyers to secure a mortgage with just a five per cent deposit. Buyers are able to take advantage of the excellent interest rates available with mortgages of less than 75 per cent of the property value.
2. Interest rates
Increased competition in the mortgage market, falling interest rates and the availability of long term fixed rate lending packages are reducing the cost of borrowing for many homebuyers.
3. NHBC warranty
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchase decisions you’ll ever make. Move with Barratt Homes and your new home is protected by a NHBC Buildmark Warranty which gives you a 10 year structural warranty and a two year fixtures and fittings warranty as standard.
4. More support
Because of ongoing reform within the financial services industry, the process for securing finance has become much more detailed. This need not be off putting for those looking to apply for a mortgage, as most major housebuilders like Barratt Homes are now able to provide a free independent financial advice service to customers.
5. More choice
With increased market activity and confidence comes increased development activity. This brings many benefits to buyers, from being able to choose their own plot, house type, finishes and fittings depending on the build programme, to having numerous homes in a particular area to choose from.
It also means that more people will be active within the market, both buying and selling, which is vitally important for those who need to sell an existing property in order to make their next move. “By reserving now, buyers can be settled in for the holiday period. And as our homes all come complete with energy efficient heating and high standards of insulation, they can look forward to a cosy Christmas and New Year.”
Prices at the development currently range from £330,000 to £410,000; for more information or to arrange an appointment to view, please contact selling agents Henry Adams on 01730 262801