The Year Ahead
09 Jan 2019

Linden Homes Western is starting the year in a solid position and it’s looking advantageous for homebuyers too…

Commenting on the market and reflecting on 2018, Chris Harris, managing director for Linden Homes Western, said:

“Despite 2018 being a year of change for the UK, the housing market has continued to deliver. However, one noticeable difference is that our typical visitor has changed. We are seeing less footfall to our developments but the visitors we meet are not just thinking about moving in the future, they are serious homebuyers who are motivated to move now.

“As a housebuilder there are many initiatives we can offer to help people move and I think buyers have become more aware of these benefits and the ability to save time, money, reduce stress and be more environmentally friendly.

“Help to Buy has continued to be a very popular and beneficial scheme. In many cases it works out cheaper for purchasers to buy their own home rather than renting a similar sized property. This year, 25 per cent of our homes were reserved with Help to Buy, proving just how important it is for homebuyers and housebuilders alike.

“The other initiative which has helped existing homeowners is Part Exchange. Customers can sell their existing home to us, enabling them to move quickly and without the stress and estate agent fees! Following positive feedback, we’ve put more resource into our Part Exchange initiative to help drive that side of the business and almost 20 per cent of our homes in 2018 were reserved with Part Exchange.”

Chris added: “From a build perspective, we are working on a number of exciting new developments and have several due to launch this year, including Ashchurch, Brockworth, Westbury, Falfield and Harry Stoke. Our landbank is healthy, thanks to some fantastic new land acquisitions, and will provide over 1,130 new homes.

“In addition, mortgage rates are still historically low and there are some great long term fixed mortgage products on the market. Despite Brexit, 2019 is going to be a busy year for us and there is a shortage of housing in the UK so it’s definitely ‘business as usual’ at Linden Homes.”

Linden Homes Western is currently building homes in Bishop’s Cleeve, Thornbury, Bath, Bitton, Chippenham, Westbury, Ashchurch and Salisbury. For more information visit our website.


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