Buy smarter and beat the Christmas rush! House purchasing expected to increase by over 120% in January

As Christmas and New Year fast approach, the housing market is preparing itself for the expected seasonal demand. With previous years’ sales data showing a huge spike in reservations and interest in January, Barratt Homes Yorkshire East is advising buyers in Doncaster looking to move in 2018 to instead act now to beat the festive rush.

Barratt Homes Yorkshire East saw an 122% increase in sales and reservations in January 2017 compared to December 2016, with visits to developments across theregion increasing by 163%. The rise in the number of January house hunters means that competition will be high when it comes to securing a dream property after the New Year.

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With this in mind, November and December are set to be the ideal times to start the house buying process to avoid missing out on your pick of the properties available.

To mark Black Friday, Belle Vue in Doncaster is offering a fantastic deal across all of its one and two bedroom apartments. Residents who reserve one of these stylish homes before the end of November will receive free flooring as well as an exclusive John Lewis furniture pack. Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the show apartment at the development to view the offer in situ, and to see the apartments specially gift-wrapped for Christmas.

Leonna Hardcastle, Sales Manager at Belle Vue in Doncaster, commented: “We see such a big increase in interest in January that often properties are snapped up before viewers get to see them. Savvy buyers would definitely have a distinct advantage by house hunting in November and December.”

Barratt Homes have several schemes to help both first time buyers and current homeowners move in quickly and easily. The Government’s Help to Buy Scheme means buyers can purchase a brand new home up to the value of £600,000 with just a 5% deposit, thanks to a 20% loan from the government.

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Barratt Homes’ Part Exchange scheme is also available for certain properties, and offers buyers the option of selling their existing home to the housebuilder. This allows them to move with no estate agent fees or chains and making the whole process much faster and easier.

Belle Vue is a development of one and two bedroom luxury apartments as well as three and four bedroom homes located in the sought-after town of Doncaster. Ideally situated with excellent transport links and a variety of neighbouring local attractions right on its doorstep, Belle Vue offers a great sense of community for professionals and families alike. Homes are available to purchase from £99,995.

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