Home-hunters dreaming of moving to their perfect property are being urged to Make It Yours, by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, who says there’s never been a better time to buy a brand new home.
The firm, which has a development, Garioch View in Inverurie, say there’s a host of ways it can enable first-time buyers and existing home-owners with schemes such as Help to Buy, Part Exchange and easymover on offer.
With reduced stamp duty for many and the Bank of England keeping the base rate at an historic low of 0.5%, it means there are great mortgage deals to be had.
Karen Armstrong, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We’re launching our Make It Yours initiative to help aspiring buyers realise that they don’t just have to dream about their perfect property – they can actually make it their own.
“Our range of helpful homebuyer incentives can help purchasers in a range of circumstances make their move – whether they’re struggling to save a big deposit or are finding it difficult to sell their old house.
“Last year across the UK, we helped 12,454 customers purchase a home – that’s an increase of 6% on the previous year – and it’s easy to see why there’s a great deal of positivity in the housing market at the moment, with the changes to stamp duty and low interest rates making moving even more affordable. By acting now, savvy buyers can grab a great deal.”
Help to Buy (Scotland) enables eligible first-time buyers and those with a property to sell to secure a Government equity loan for up to 20% of their new home’s full price – so they only need a 75% loan-to-value mortgage and a deposit as low as 5%. The scheme is available on new-build homes up to the value of £250,000.
The funds for this year’s allocation of Help to Buy (Scotland) are limited, therefore Taylor Wimpey is keen to ensure buyers who want to access the scheme have as much information as possible to help them make their decision to move to a new home before it’s too late for this year.
Alternatively, Part Exchange customers receive an agreed offer price for their existing property, based on the average of independent professional valuations, and with Taylor Wimpey as their cash buyer, they can stay in their old place until their new home is ready to move into. Easymover, meanwhile, sees Taylor Wimpey help find a buyer for the customer’s current property, usually within just a few weeks. Once they’ve made it theirs, Taylor Wimpey customers can really put their personal stamp on their new property by choosing from the housebuilder’s extensive range of interior options, including kitchens and bathroom suites, tiles, flooring, fixtures, fittings and accessories.
They can also take inspiration from the housebuilder’s showhomes, which are styled by professional interior designers and offer a tantalising glimpse of the lifestyle opportunities on offer in a brand new home.
All Taylor Wimpey homes are completed to a high standard specification and are backed by a two-year Taylor Wimpey warranty and a 10-year guarantee from the National House-Building Council.
wimpey.co.uk or call 01383 845 745.