So when Taylor Wimpey offered to sell his home for him when he and his partner agreed to purchase the five-bedroom ‘Malsor’ at Mawsley Village in August, the pair prepared themselves for a long wait.
They were both surprised and delighted when no fewer than three offers were received in a matter of weeks, allowing them to settle in to their brand new home before the start of the holiday season.
“Neither of us expected to be in our new home before Christmas when we signed up to Taylor Wimpey’s easymover scheme on 10th August, but we had a lot of interest and a few offers very quickly,” said Shayne (48).
“It actually turned into a bit of an auction. We received the full asking price and had sold the place by the first week in September.
“It all went through so quickly and Taylor Wimpey were fantastic in keeping us informed of how things were developing. We were both surprised and pleased with how the process went and delighted to be here for Christmas.”
Shayne and Lynda (46), who works as a child play specialist at Kettering General Hospital, fell in love with the detached home they chose when they saw its fantastic views over picturesque open countryside.
And with generous accommodation laid out across three floors, including a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a large lounge, a separate dining room, a home study, five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it was perfect for their needs.
“The main selling point for us was the beautiful view but the generous size and space was also a major advantage,” said Shayne.
“I’ve got two daughters aged 21 and 24 and Lynda’s got three sons aged 18 to 25, and there’s plenty of room for them all to visit over Christmas.”
Taylor Wimpey’s easymover scheme allows existing homeowners like Shayne and Lynda to choose a brand new home and then sit back and relax while the housebuilder finds a buyer for their current property.
The average selling time for easymover customers is less than five weeks, although many see their homes sold within a fortnight. Ninety per cent of properties are sold successfully through the initiative and the typical timescale from sale to exchange of contracts is just 10 weeks.
The scheme covers the cost of estate agents’ fees, and the housebuilder will also help purchasers find a solicitor, contribute to their legal fees and provide access to an independent financial advisor and a range of attractive mortgage deals not available on the high street.
Easymover is available on selected properties at Taylor Wimpey’s The Copse and The Green developments in Mawsley Village, near Kettering, where two-bedroom homes are priced from only £134,995, three-bedroom homes are available from just £147,995, four-bedroom homes from £242,995 and five-bedroom homes from £304,995.
Incentives are also available for first-time buyers, including help with deposits and legal fees, and can be tailored to customers’ individual circumstances. All offers are subject to availability.
Recently name Best New Build Village by the Daily Telegraph, Mawsley is a brand new village development located in open countryside, combining traditional design with modern comfort.
Homes recreate the charm and character of country life, and are constructed largely from local stone laid by craftsmen using time-honoured methods, with chimneys, steeply pitched roofs and slate tiles.
A range of new facilities has been constructed alongside the properties including a community centre, a village school and a convenience store.
The shops, leisure facilities, restaurants and nightlife of Kettering are just a few minutes’ drive away, while Northampton, Leicester and a choice of local attractions including Althorp, Silverstone, Pitsford Water, Salcey Forest and the Grand Union Canal are all within easy reach by road.
For commuters, the A43 and the A14 provide direct access to the Midlands, the East and the M1 north and south, while Kettering railway station is five miles away and provides regular services to London St Pancras in only an hour.
To find out more about the brand new homes now available with easymover at Mawsley Village, visit the Sales Centre, located off Main Street, Mawsley, and open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 0845 688 1355.
Further information on Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 0116 281 6470, or by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk