Buyers in Lichfield take the express route to moving post lockdown

Lichfield home-hunters have been taking advantage of a quick and easy way to move to a new home following the lockdown.

Bellway, which is now building the second phase of new homes at Sheasby Park in Fradley, has seen a flurry of interest in the development in the past few weeks, with the majority of buyers using the housebuilder’s Express Mover scheme to help sell their old home as quickly as possible.

All the homes in the first phase at Sheasby Park, which comprised 216 new properties, have been sold, but there’s a choice of three and four-bedroom houses now for sale in the second phase of 171 properties, with two-bedroom houses coming soon. 

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The first occupants have already started to move into their new homes within phase two, and work is due to finish on this phase of construction at the end of next year.

Sheasby Park, which is located off Common Lane, is part of a wider neighbourhood which is due to bring 750 new homes, public open space, a new school and other community facilities to the area.

Sales Director for Bellway West Midlands, Marie Richards, said: “There’s no doubt that lockdown has seen people re-evaluating what they want from their home and, since we reopened on site at Sheasby Park, we’ve seen a surge of inquiries and sales from home-hunters who appreciate the development’s attractive village location and spacious home designs.

“Home-hunters are also aware that the Help to Buy scheme is closing to existing home-owners next March and the stamp duty holiday on homes under £500,000 will also come to an end then.

“Most of our recent buyers at Sheasby Park have used our Express Mover scheme to help them sell their old home, so they can get moving more quickly and start enjoying life in a home that better suits their needs in this attractive village location.”

The Express Mover scheme sees Bellway work with a local estate agent to help sell a customer’s existing home. The housebuilder also pays the estate agent’s fee. 

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Help to Buy currently allows purchasers to buy a new home up to £600,000 with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of a Government-backed equity loan which is interest free for the first five years of homeownership. After March next year, the scheme will only be available to first-time buyers, with a regional price cap of £255,600 in the West Midlands.

There’s a selection of three and four-bedroom houses currently available to reserve at Sheasby Park, with prices starting from £288,995.

Bellway retained its five-star builder status from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) this year, after over nine-in-ten customers who responded to the HBF’s National New Customer Satisfaction Survey said they would recommend Bellway to a friend.

For more information on the new homes available at Sheasby Park, call 01543 330152 or visit bellway.co.uk.