Uplift in house sales as buyers in Calne take advantage of favourable market

House buyers in Wiltshire are taking advantage of favourable market conditions to get a foot on the property ladder, according to CG Fry & Son.

The regional housebuilder has seen a surge in interest from house hunters at its Stoke Meadow development in Calne, Wiltshire, with many buyers looking to utilise government initiatives designed to help more people own their own home.

Caroline Hill, Sales & Marketing Director at CG Fry & Son, commented: “The stamp duty holiday that was announced by the Chancellor, along with the two-month extension to the Help to Buy scheme has certainly boosted affordability for many buyers and we have seen an uplift in interest across our developments in the South West.

“Added to this, time spent at home during lockdown has been the catalyst for many to evaluate their current homes and how well they meet their needs.

“Many of our buyers at Stoke Meadow are first-time buyers living locally who are looking to take advantage of Help to Buy and the stamp duty holiday to move from rental properties and purchase their first homes. We are also seeing interest from homeowners looking to upsize to larger properties.

“The importance of outside space has also been recognised, with a shift towards countryside living and to houses that have their own private garden or outside terrace, something that our homes at Stoke Meadow enjoy.

“Stoke Meadow is a charming development of 154 new homes. A mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes is attracting a nice mix of buyers, from singles to couples, young families and those looking to downsize to this beautiful countryside location.”

There are currently a range of two- and three-bedroom mid- and end-terrace homes available. The properties are beautifully finished, with high-quality kitchens and bathrooms, separate living rooms and master bedrooms with en suites.

The development is ideally located on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with good road links to Chippenham, Bath, Swindon and the M4 corridor.

Calne itself is a popular town, with a rich history and boasts a good range of independent shops, cafes and pubs.

Caroline continues: “With no stamp duty to pay, availability of Help to Buy and competitive mortgage rates to choose from, now really is a great time to buy. I would encourage prospective house hunters to act quickly to secure their new home at Stoke Meadow.”

The sales office and show home at Stoke Meadow is now open, strictly adhering to the Government guidelines, including screens, PPE and handwashing facilities.  There are practices in place to keep customers and staff as safe as possible and those arranging an appointment will be sent a form outlining the new ways of operating.