Impressed couple reserve Taylor Wimpey show home on first viewing

Posted 13 December 2013 by Isabelle Grange

A couple were so impressed after their initial viewing of a show home at Taylor Wimpey's Copt Oak Gardens development in Leicestershire that they reserved it there and then - and have moved in just eight weeks later.

Pete and Tracy Allen were only intending to browse the detached, four-bedroom ‘Thornwick' home in the village of Narborough, just six miles from Leicester - but they were so taken by everything the property and its location had to offer that they decided to reserve it on the spot.

Copt Oak Gardens is made up of a wide range of house styles priced from £289,995 to £375,995, all situated within easy reach of Narborough's lively village centre, which is home to pubs, restaurants, two supermarkets, a bakery, takeaways, primary schools, two doctors' surgeries, a post office, banks, a chemist and a private gym. The village is also conveniently close to the M1 and M69, while Narborough railway station offers direct services to Leicester within 10 minutes and Birmingham New Street in less than an hour.

Having chosen to buy one of the fully furnished show homes, Pete, 32, and Tracy, 45, were able to move in quickly and celebrate their new lifestyle in comfort.

"We weren't really intending to buy straight away but we ended up buying on the day we came to look because we were very impressed by Copt Oak Gardens," explains Pete. "The houses are beautiful and there are lots of different styles available. The interiors are very modern and really suit our tastes, and we like the house because all of the rooms are really large."

With two properties to sell - their own home and an investment property they had been renting out - the couple were able to take advantage of two Taylor Wimpey incentive schemes: easymover and Part Exchange.

Their existing home was sold under the easymover scheme, whereby buyers choose their new family home and then allow Taylor Wimpey to find a buyer for their current property. This also took care of Pete and Tracy's estate agents' fees. Meanwhile, their buy-to-let investment property was sold through the Part Exchange scheme, offering a fixed price for the property based on the average from independent professional valuations.

Throughout the process, from their first show home viewing to the sales of their two existing properties, the couple has been impressed with Taylor Wimpey's customer service.

"Both incentives removed a lot of stress and hassle for us," says Pete. "The Taylor Wimpey staff at Copt Oak Gardens were brilliant - they answered all of our questions and were very accommodating when we returned several times to show our new home to our friends and family."


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