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House-hunters Lynn and Steve Thacker had been looking to move to a new home in a quieter location for a while and thanks to the Part Exchange scheme at Crest Nicholson’s Highbrook Park development in Bristol they not only found their quiet idyll but they did it without the worry of finding a buyer for their existing house.

Steve, explained: “We were living in Chiswick Village but felt that the surrounding area was too noisy for us. When we saw the signs go up for Highbrook Park we were really delighted as we’d been hoping to buy a newbuild. We decided to keep a watching eye so we’d be ready to visit as soon as the development launched to the public.”

Lynn and Steve were some of the first people through the door at Highbrook Park and were instantly drawn to the Premier Collection, an exclusive enclave of six stunning properties enjoying extra-large gardens and double garages.

Steve, continued: “As soon as we saw the Premier Collection and Tetbury house, we knew we had found our dream property. It was much bigger than the home we were currently living in and offered the privacy and peaceful location we’d been longing for.”

And living at the development hasn’t disappointed: “Living here is brilliant; it’s beautiful, quaint and has a real sense of community,” said Steve.  “While location was one of our key priorities, energy efficiency was also important to us and our new home certainly delivers – our utility bills are noticeably lower than they would be in an older property which is a real bonus when you consider we’ve upsized on our previous house.”

Lynn and Steve made use of the Part Exchange scheme at Highbrook Park which is specifically designed for homebuyers looking to step up the property ladder as it provides an immediate cash buyer for their current property.  Independent valuations ensure that they receive fair market value and they benefit from the extra piece of mind that their move will be free of complicated chain delays and breakdowns, often significantly reducing the time it takes to move.

Steve, said: “Using Part Exchange was perfect for us, as it helped to remove a lot of the stress that comes with selling your house. We would definitely recommend it to anyone in a similar position as it just streamlines the whole process and means you can really concentrate on looking forward to your new house. It’s amazing what a weight off it can be. We also built up a great relationship with the Crest sales team who were absolutely fantastic in helping us through the buying process.”

Tim Ridges, Senior Sales Manager at Crest Nicholson, added: “Part Exchange is designed to make the process of moving much simpler. We arrange three independent local estate agents to value the buyers’ existing home and, providing the home meets the criteria, Crest Nicholson will make an offer on the property. Once the offer is accepted, customers can reserve their brand new home without the additional cost of any agents’ fees to pay.  Buying through the scheme also means you don’t have to be concerned about the chance of your house sale falling through or being delayed because of other houses in the chain.”

Prices at Highbrook Park currently start from £299,995 for a four bedroom home. For more about Part Exchange and the homes available at Highbrook Park visit the on-site Sales and Marketing suite (open daily 10am to 5pm), call 0845 894 3215, email highbrookpark@crestnicholson.com.