Increasingly home buyers are opting to part exchange their old homes

Recent market challenges have led many house builders to introduce new incentives to help engage potential homebuyers.  In particular, Part-Exchange, where housing developers purchase and re-sell the existing homes of new customers, has become increasingly popular with homebuyers.

Sandra Barton, Sales Director at Bellway Homes, believes the growth of Part-Exchange activity has been a vital element in keeping the housing market in the south west moving:

“We all know how much time and effort it takes to sell your home when you want to move. Our Part-Exchange package has been designed by experts to help make buying and moving as smooth as possible – and, best of all, it’s completely free.

“Bellway Homes provides a fair offer for your existing property based upon an independent valuation and there are no estate agents fees or advertising costs to pay – it really is a totally stress-free move saving you thousands of pounds.”

Bellway’s Part-Exchange package has proved popular with home hunters, resulting in the developer buying and re-selling several properties a week. These are then marketed through local estate agents and online via Right Move and Bellway Homes’ own website and sales offices.

Pat and Ron Pearce from Camberley can testify how simple the process is having agreed a part exchange deal on their old home in Camberley for a brand new home at Bellway’s Carillons development in Wokingham.

“We have been here 32 years; Ron has just retired so the time was right to start afresh. We had been out for lunch one day and came across Bellway’s Carillons development and immediately fell in love with the aspect of the homes and the area. Caroline, the sales advisor, told us about the part exchange scheme which really suited us as it avoided the long and sometimes fragile chains that can break down, as well as saving us the cost of employing an estate agent. The whole process was extremely quick, within three days Bellway had an offer for our old home, now we are just waiting for our new home to be completed, that is one of the luxuries with part exchange you can remain in your old home until your new home is ready to move into,” said Pat.

Pat and Ron purchased a 4-bedroom detached ‘Darling’ house type at Carillons in Wokingham where Bellway is selling a range of 2, 3 and 4 bed semi detached and detached homes starting in price from £249,950, there are also a range of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available from £184,950.

The name Carillons is derived from Wokingham’ manufacturing history. Centuries ago, Wokingham was renowned for its bell foundry whose craftsmanship rang out from churches across the land, Carillons is a type of bell.

The market town of Wokingham as well as being steeped in history boasts a host of national retail names amongst its streets as well as chic venues to wine and dine.

There is a good selection of local schools - the borough of Wokingham boasts 49 primary schools and 8 secondary schools.

Situated in the Thames Valley, Wokingham is in easy reach of London, Wokingham station just over a mile and a half away, offers frequent services into London Waterloo in just 1 hr 8 minutes, and to Paddington via Reading in under 50 minutes, with Gatwick Airport 1 hour and 16 minutes by train. Road communications are excellent with the A329 (M), and M4, and M3, while Heathrow is just 24 miles away.

For more information, contact the sales centre Tel 01189 796 094 open every day 10am – 5pm except Thursday which is 12 – 7pm