Homebuyers are being offered the chance to settle into a brand new home in Wiltshire 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 developments in Wiltshire which will be ready in time for the festive season,’’ said sales director Andrea Pilgrim.
Homes ready for Christmas
Availability includes two homes at Sandridge Place in Melksham which are priced from £257,995 for the three bedroom Folkestone and from £304,995 for the four bedroom Kinglsey.
The five star housebuilder also has two four bedroom homes at Meadow View in Watchfield priced from £499,995 and in Swindon Barratt has just one four bedroom home at Blunsdon Mead ready for a Christmas completion which is priced at £349,995.
“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 Andrea.
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 continue to see strong 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 Andrea.
Barratt Homes has issued five reasons why there’s no time like the present to purchase a home ready for Christmas:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The difference between the running costs of an older property and a new home can be substantial.
Research from the National House Building Council and the Zero Carbon Hub showed that families living in newly built homes could be saving as much as £1,400 a year on their energy bills compared to if they were living in a typical four-bedroom Victorian property.
That doesn’t just mean lower bills of course; it also means a warmer home without the drafts and chills you find in an older property.
“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.”
For more information call 0330 057 6000 or.www.barratthomes.co.uk.