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8 April 2019
CALA Homes Part Exchange Helps Couple Secure Move to Cranleigh
When Alan and Gillian Copeman found their perfect home at CALA's Amlets Place development in Cranleigh, they were quick to make the most of the added benefits that come with purchasing a CALA property. As their previous home was not selling as quickly as expected on the open market, the couple began looking for a stress free route to securing their move.
Alan explains: "we lived in an older property in Epsom Downs and had not really considered moving into a new build home; it was only when Gillian began to take an interest in a number of new developments nearby that she encouraged me to take a look around some other developers' show homes. I was quite impressed with the homes and it certainly made me think about how a new build could be an option for us, however I wasn't blown away by the completed developments by the same builders as they were not very spacious. We visited CALA Homes' Amlets Place around this time too and really liked the layout of the site, but or house was not yet on the market so we didn't enquire further at that stage".
Once their house was on the market, Alan and Gillian revisited Amlets Place, their favourite of the new developments they saw and the four bedroom show home, where they were immediately attracted to the layout and design of the home. Alan continues: "when we visited the show home we could immediately see why CALA Homes pitch themselves about the other local developers. The standard of the homes was amazing and I particularly liked the separate dining room and the fact that nearly every room had more than one window. It was so light and the development felt so much more spacious than those we'd seen before - it was at this stage that we felt that Amlets Place could be right for us."
The four bedroom house type purchased by Alan and Gillian is perfect for family living, with spacious accommodation spread over two floors. The open plan kitchen/breakfast family room with French doors leading out to the patio area of the garden is perfect for entertaining and relaxing, while there is a separate living room and dining room for more cosy evenings in. The downstairs also features a private study, wc and storage cupboards. On the first floor the luxurious master bedroom and second bedroom boast fitted wardrobes and en suite shower rooms, with a further generously sized bedroom, large family bathroom and plenty more storage options.
Alan and Gillian had put their home up for sale on the open market, but with it struggling to sell, they wanted a quick and stress free way to cement their move to Cranleigh and used CALA Homes' Part Exchange service to accommodate this.
Alan said: "initially we did not consider Part Exchange, thinking our home would sell fine on the housing market. When the house did not sell as quickly as expected the Part Exchange service offered by CALA presented an attractive option, as it provided a strong degree of certainty for our move. This certainly proved the case and looking back it was a good way to move, as we could gradually move all our possessions into our new home over a two week period".
CALA's Part Exchange service works by the homebuilder effectively acting as a cash buyer for the seller's property, providing them with the peace of mind that the sale will complete in time for them to move into their new home. With no estate agents' fees, marketing or report costs incurred, the service can also save thousands of pounds on the overall cost of the move. Nationally CALA Homes has found that almost a third of buyers are now taking advantage of the service, rather than trying to sell on the open market.
Now in their new home, retired Alan and part time receptionist Gillian, have begun to take advantage of the stunning surroundings that Cranleigh has to offer. Alan said "I don't think I had ever been to Cranleigh before visiting Amlets Place, but many friends had told us what a lovely village it is - and they weren't wrong. I enjoy bike riding and Cranleigh provides the perfect setting for this and we also look after our grandchildren two days a week. The house is the perfect size to accommodate myself and Gillian, with that added bit of room for when the grandchildren come to stay - which was really important to us. We have had a few walks through the village and we feel it has a great balance of everything, it feels rural whilst still having all the necessary amenities close by. Although we've only been here a short time, we already feel like this is the perfect place to call home and I know we will be very happy on the development and in the village".
Set within the picturesque surroundings of the Surrey Hills, Amlets Place is a desirable new family community, full of natural charm. Offering a unique location on the outskirts of the sought after village of Cranleigh, the development comprises a range of traditional 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, as well as a select choice of 1 and 2 bedroom bungalows, each boasting light and spacious interiors with a quality specification throughout.
Amongst the homes currently available to purchase is Plot 73, the impressive 4 bedroom detached 'Ewhurst' house type. Priced at £985,000 this beautiful double fronted family home offers generous space throughout with a large sitting room opening onto the south facing rear garden and an impressive kitchen/breakfast area with family room and separate utility. Whether you're entertaining or working, the dining room and study are bathed in light by bay windows. Of the 4 double bedrooms, the impressive master bedroom boasts a four piece en suite and dressing room, complemented by two further en suites and a well equipped family bathroom.
A range of incentives are currently available to help people make their move to Amlets Place, including Help to Buy and CALA's up to 100% Part Exchange service. For a limited time only, CALA is also offering a range of incentives packages including:-
1. Interiors Package - to allow a stress free move, carpets/flooring, blinds/curtains, turf to the rear garden and £1,200 towards legal fees* will all be taken care of so your home will be ready to move straight into on moving day.
2. Fees Package - make a worthwhile saving on the initial costs of buying your new home with a 50% contribution towards Stamp Duty, £1,20 towards legal fees* and a contribution towards removal costs*.
3. Part Exchange Package - Let CALA take away the unknowns of moving with CALA's up to 100% Part Exchange* service, and better yet, carpets/flooring and turf to the rear garden will also be included.
For further information on the new homes currently available, priced from £485,000 to £985,000 please call us on 01243 521 833. The Marketing Suite at Amlets Place is open daily from 10am-5pm.
*NB all incentives are subject to terms & conditions.
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