New Year, New Homes For Househunters In Basingstoke
30 Mar 2017

Linden Homes Thames Valley is off to a flying start in 2017, with well over half of the homes on its Longacre development in Basingstoke now sold.

With an impressive 12 homes sold in January alone, Linden Homes’ Longacre development is proving immensely popular with househunters, due to its desirable location. Conveniently situated west of Winchester Road, south of the Hatch Warren Roundabout, its just three miles from the centre of Basingstoke and local attractions.

The homes at Longacre have the dual advantage of being close to open countryside, perfect for long winter walks, as well as the town centre of Basingstoke giving home owners the best of both worlds. The development has been a hit with London commuters and downsizers and first time buyers who have dominated the sales, with over half of the buyers at Longacre purchasing their very first home.

Of the increasing number of househunters at Longacre, 70-80% of those buying a new home on the development have been able to do so whilst utilising the government backed ‘Help to Buy’ scheme. Recent statistics from Linden Homes’ Help to Buy Barometer have revealed that an increasing amount of second steppers and downsizers are now taking advantage of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, alongside the ever-present numbers of first time buyers. Across the country, Linden Homes has seen an increase of over 10% on the number of new homes being purchased by existing homeowners, compared to the national average.

At Longacre, Linden Homes has seen increasing demand for the new homes available on the development, which have been met with enthusiasm from local residents and those further afield. With the show home at Longacre successfully launched on January 28th, interest is expected to peak once more, with the remaining homes anticipated to sell out in good time.

Potential home owners can view life in a typical Linden Home, as the show home will display a four bedroom detached family home – The Cresswell – which boasts an entrance hall that leads seamlessly to the kitchen/ family dining area, perfect for modern family living.

Longacre is a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom family homes.

Suzanne Irons, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes Thames Valley said: “We are thrilled as ever to help first time buyers find their dream home with the Help to Buy Scheme, but also to see an increasing number of existing home owners taking advantage of the government initiative. It is really encouraging to see that families are able to take further steps up the property ladder thanks to Help to Buy, and we are very pleased that they are choosing a Linden Home for the next step of their journey.”

“Our homes at Longacre have proved immensely popular, with up to 80% of buyers using the Help to Buy scheme. With just a handful of units left to sell on this popular development, we would advise those interested in the development to enquire sooner rather than later!”

The homes at Longacre can also be bought via Linden Homes’ Assisted Move or Part Exchange schemes.

Assisted Move is a Linden Homes initiative which offers buyers practical assistance when moving into their new home. As part of the initiative, Linden Homes promises to:

  • Deal with the estate agents and pay all their fees, including arranging independent valuations
  • Helps buyers get the best price for their old home
  • Help appoint a solicitor and mortgage broker if required

For an even more hassle free move, buyers can also take advantage of Linden Homes Part Exchange scheme:

  • Buyers choose their new home (current home must not be more than 70% of the value of the chosen home)
  • Linden Homes instructs estate agents, agrees a value for the existing home and makes an offer
  • If the buyer accepts, Linden Homes will market the current house, leaving the buyer free to move in when it’s ready

To find out more about the new homes to be built at Longacre, please call 01256 442818



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