Part Exchange Helps Existing Home Owners Get Their Dream Home
By: Rebecca Dwyer, Sky Communications International, on behalf of Higgins Homes
Date of Issue: 26th April 2012
The Part Exchange Scheme took the stress out of selling our home. Higgins Homes made the process simple, stress free and allowed us to secure our favourite plot at Ludus.
Saffron Walden is one of south East England’s prettiest and unspoilt medieval market towns, which is why Ludus has been so popular with buyers.
The UK house sale fall-through rate reached almost 30% in February 2012,* so home owners struggling with the increased number of failed transactions are looking for alternatives to traditional estate agency sales. In response, leading UK house builder Higgins Homes is offering a helping hand to these vendors via a part exchange scheme.
Buyers of houses at Higgins Homes’ newest development Ludus, in Saffron Walden, can have their existing property bought by the house builder, allowing for a quick and simple move into their new dream home, while Higgins Homes deals with the potential stress of a chain sale.
Buyers are guaranteed a cash sale based on the market value of their home, which is estimated by three independent estate agents, and they can avoid excessive estate agency fees as Higgins Homes picks up the cost. Buyers can also secure their preferred plot quickly.*
Mark and Colette Budden, from Rochester, decided a move to Ludus in Saffron Walden in 2011.
Mr Budden comments: “The Part Exchange Scheme took the stress out of selling our home. Higgins Homes made the process simple, stress free and allowed us to secure our favourite plot at Ludus.
“It has allowed us to concentrate on buying our house at Ludus and not worrying about selling our house or making sure that the sale was completed.”
Located on the cusp of a striking Conservation Area, the historic development consists of 15 new three and four bedroom houses designed to reflect the period architecture of the former school. 16 luxury two-bedroom apartments have been developed within the existing Victorian building and its adjacent dining hall and gym will house a further six spacious two-bedroom apartments.
These desirable homes benefit from attractive views from the development’s elevated, tree-lined location and all properties have allocated parking spaces and private garages.
Each house is fitted to the highest specifications with neutral, sophisticated décor, contemporary fittings and stylish kitchens that include integrated appliances such as a fridge-freezer, washer / dryer, dishwasher, fan-assisted oven, induction hob and microwave. The sleek styling at Ludus also brings new life and energy to the tired former school building, providing modern and luxurious homes that retain the area’s historical essence.
Jeremy Marcus, Sales and Marketing Director, Higgins Homes, comments: “Saffron Walden is one of south East England’s prettiest and unspoilt medieval market towns, which is why Ludus has been so popular with buyers. Many of the buildings in the town retain their original characteristics, making it a charming and picturesque place to live. We also wanted to ensure that our newest development respected this heritage and this was the perfect opportunity to regenerate an existing architectural gem.”
Saffron Walden is a vibrant town, with various attractions including the beautiful Audley End House and Gardens located nearby. There is also a wonderful mix of high street and boutique shops, restaurants and cafes which creates a colourful town centre. The town’s proximity to some of the best rolling Essex countryside also makes this an ideal destination for those who enjoy both peace and character in their home environment.
It also offers convenient travel connections, with Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport around thirty-minutes away.** Cambridge is just 15 miles to the north and London is easily accessible by rail, as nearby Audley End station runs regular train services to London Liverpool Street that take approximately one hour.***
Prices for a three bedroom house at Ludus start from £399,500. For further information contact Higgins Homes on telephone 01799 520 470 or visit www.higginshomes.co.uk