When a County Durham couple realised For Sale boards were staying up for a long time in their hometown they decided to opt for a new build and part exchange to make their dream move come true.
Kevin Glasper, 47, and his partner Claire had their hearts set on moving out of their three-bedroom semi in Crook into a large four-bedroom detached with a double garage.
However, moving house seemed a daunting prospect when they realised that an identical property in their street had been on the market for more than a year.
Kevin, an assistant manager of a coal mining company, said: “A lot of the homes around us were rented out rather than being owner occupiers and we realised that we may find it very difficult to actually sell our home.
“At that point we stopped looking at the second hand market and focused on new build. We soon found a great property at Stanley Crook and things could not have been easier.”
Persimmon Homes Teesside has created a stunning new development at Deerness Heights with a selection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes suitable for a wide cross-section of buyers. The development offers the best of both worlds nestled in the picturesque Wear Valley while being only ten miles to the south west of the historic city of Durham.
Kevin said: “The Persimmon Homes sales advisor was wonderful in explaining how the Part Exchange scheme worked and guided us through it.
“It was an easy process and there were no problems. The contracts were exchanged in about six weeks and we moved in after about 12 weeks once the property was built. It really was stress free and no bother.”
Christine Cooper, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes Teesside, said: “The Part Exchange offer available at Deerness Heights means we could buy your old home when you buy a new property from us. This takes a lot of the headache out of moving house in a flash.
“If you are eligible for part exchange, we arrange at least two valuations, agree a market price and buy your existing property. Plus you can make a saving by not incurring any selling fees.
“We aim to take the stress out of moving as there are no hidden marketing costs and no chains to break.”