Could this be the right time to buy a house?

The current Coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented changes in our communities. The first signs of spring are finally starting to appear, but our perspectives have shifted with preparation for isolation, social distancing and the closures of public places and events.

It’s certainly a worrying time, but it’s important to remember that it’s not forever. With the prospect of more time at home in the coming days and weeks it’s a great time for taking stock and making plans. If you had been considering a house move, there are many reasons why this is a good time to get started.

Getting your house tidy and clean for viewings isn’t easy to fit into busy lives, but with more time on your hands you can get started on a spring clean that will create a picture-perfect property ready to put up for sale.

The digital age
Everything we need is available online; shopping, appointments, meetings, and house buying! You can view every Barratt or David Wilson home online, often with video walk throughs and computer generated images of developments so that you can see exactly what you’re getting. You can even make a deposit once your choice is made without having to leave the comfort of your sofa!

Low rates
The effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic are wide reaching and we are already seeing an impact on mortgages with the Bank of England lowering its base rate to just 0.1%. In financial terms, now is the ideal time to get a mortgage, and schemes such as Help to Buy available there’s even more incentive to take  advantage and secure your ideal home.

Dorset – a county full of opportunity
According to the Office for National Statistics, Dorset’s population has grown by 10% to 428,000 since the year 2000, Bournemouth has been named as one of the top 36 places to start a business in the UK.

This popularity is one of the reasons why Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have developments in Poole, Canford and Wimborne, and Swanage. All offer modern living in desirable locations, near stunning coastline, unspoilt countryside, bustling towns and activities to suit all ages and interests.

In fact, a perfect location was the reason Paris Lewis (27) and Ben Cunningham (29) made the decision to move in at David Wilson Homes’ Canford Paddock development in Canford, near Wimborne.

“We absolutely love the location,” said Paris. “We’re able to enjoy the convenience of being close to central Bournemouth and its surrounding beaches, while still having scenic walks and stunning views right on our doorstep,” added Ben.

The couple chose the four-bedroom Ingleby home at the David Wilson Homes’ development, and fell in love with the particular style of property. “It’s everything we dreamed of!” said Paris.

Canford Paddock offers a collection of homes in Canford, near Wimborne. It’s within easy reach of local shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, and has excellent commuter links into Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne.

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Poole, Wimborne and Canford and Swanage


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