Second Time Buyers Can Move Up the Property Ladder Swiftly and Easily at Rosewood, Colchester

In light of recent reports highlighting that ‘second steppers’ face tougher conditions than first time buyers which prevent many homeowners from moving up the property ladder, Crest Nicholson is helping the Colchester property market thanks to its Part Exchange scheme now available at Rosewood.

Part Exchange is an initiative designed to help existing home-owners move into a brand-new Crest Nicholson home without the delays and stresses often associated with moving house. Purchasers simply need to identify the property at Rosewood they wish to buy and the developer will then arrange for three different estate agents to assess and value their existing property. Once Crest Nicholson’s purchase offer has been accepted, the buyer’s new home at Rosewood will be reserved.

Annette Cole, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “It is extremely important that developers provide help for existing homeowners as well as first time buyers. We’ve helped many buyers successfully purchase their new home with Part Exchange; it is an ideal way to side-step the hassle of selling a property on the open market and move up the property ladder swiftly and easily.”

Rosewood, situated in Mill Road, Colchester, comprises 248 new homes styled in a traditional village setting with contemporary elevations. With room sizes which are larger than many new and second hand homes as well as higher ceilings and more glazing, properties provide spacious, light-filled living spaces.

Homes have been built to Level 4 specification in the Code for Sustainable Home and so benefit from numerous environmentally-friendly features which result in lower running costs for the homeowner and a reduction in environmental footprint. New houses are four times more energy efficient than older properties and with rising energy bills, reducing energy usage and costs is key in a Crest Nicholson home. In addition to the more efficient heating systems, Crest homes benefit from a cheaper rate of electricity with dual rate meters. Furthermore, all installed lighting is 100% low energy.

The homes are set in a fantastic location, close to Colchester town centre as well as the railway station, and are a short walk or bus ride into the bustling town centre. As Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester blends a mix of historical buildings including the imposing Roman Colchester Castle, with a truly modern cultural centre.

The town offers a wealth of high street shopping opportunities including the award-winning Williams & Griffin’s department store which houses a mix of high street and designer brands and a large Waitrose for any food needs. Colchester offers the best of town and country living with the beautifully kept Castle Park the centre of town and just a short drive out of the town can take you into the stunning Essex countryside which includes the pretty villages of Dedham and Flatford.

Colchester is also ideal for families looking to be in the catchment area for top performing local schools including the Colchester Royal Grammar School for Boys and Colchester Girls High Grammar School, both of which consistently top the league tables with 100% exam pass rates. The University of Essex is also situated on the outskirts of the town.

The development is in a superb location for commuters with two train stations in the town both offering services into London Liverpool Street. From Colchester North Station, the train takes just under an hour whilst Colchester Town station offers links in one hour ten minutes. Colchester Town Station also runs trains to the nearby seaside resorts of Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.

For those travelling by roads and air, the A12 is easily accessible from the town with a recently opened new access way, feeding into the M25 and the rest of the country while London Stansted Airport is less than an hour’s drive along the A120. The development is also within close proximity with Colchester Business Park, resulting in a very straightforward commute for workers.

For more information or to visit the showhome, please contact the Sales & Marketing Suite, open daily 10am-5pm and until 7pm on Thursday, at Rosewood, Mill Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5QH on 0845 521 1985 or email Alternatively, visit

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