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Berkshire Housebuilder’s Seven Steps To Home Search

Posted 29 September 2022 by Keith Osborne

David Wilson Homes offers prospective purchasers seven helpful tips to begin their journey to homeownership...

The property market has been stepping up a gear to assist house-hunters with tech-based ‘virtual tours’ and more recently, the opportunity to visit a site with strict health and safety rules.

David Wilson Homes in Berkshire is advising home-seekers that there are seven key steps in finding the right home. 

Day 1: Consider your priorities

Whether it’s for more space to work from home, or simply to be away from a busy city and closer to the countryside, create a list of your top priorities.

First-time buyers might want to be close to primary schools for family planning, whereas working professionals may see commuter links as a more appealing factor, so it helps to think of the future when looking for a new home.

Day 2: Watch a development video

Many of David Wilson Homes’ new communities are showcased via a development video on the website so once you’ve identified the area you want to move to, why not learn a bit about how the location can benefit you online.

Not only can you take a bird’s eye view of the community, you can see the thoughtfully designed street scenes and onsite facilities, all whilst learning about the local area and the essential amenities nearby.

Day 3: Take a virtual tour

The properties available will often feature a virtual tour online, either in the form of a video or a 360° walkthrough, to enjoy from your own front room.

This is where you can get an understanding of the high-quality designs of the homes, from contemporary apartments to three-storey houses to meet the ever-changing demands of modern homebuyers.

Day 4: Research the moving schemes available

For home-seekers with an existing property to sell, David Wilson Homes’s own  Part Exchange, Part Exchange Xtra and Movemaker can take the hassle of selling your existing property away and providing a comfortable transition into a new home.

For first-time buyers, moving from a rented home or from their parents’ place, costs can be a priority and they can enquire about schemes that only require a small deposit such as Help to Buy (though this ends on 31 October 2022), First Homes, Deposit Unlock or the Home Reach initiative to part buy-part rent a brand new property.

As a heartfelt thank you to the country’s 1.5million NHS employees working hard to look after people during the Covid-19 crisis, David Wilson Homes is also offering up to £15,000 as a deposit contribution towards a new home for NHS workers.

Day 5: Book a phone appointment with a sales adviser

David Wilson Homes is encouraging house-hunters to book an appointment with a sales adviser to learn more about a development, the perks of its location and the property you’ve got your eye on.

Day 6: Virtually ‘visit’ your chosen development

Sales advisers can welcome you to the development via a virtual experience, where they can take you inside a show home or the property you’re interested in purchasing as normal, but as a virtual tour at a pre-arranged time.

This is your chance to ask questions and develop a greater understanding of how the living spaces will meet your needs.

Day 7: Arrange an appointment for a physical tour

The final step would be to arrange a physical appointment with a sales adviser, where you can choose a convenient time to visit the development and have the undivided attention of an industry professional.

At the date of publishing (29th September 2022) David Wilson Homes is building new homes at the following developments in Berkshire:

  • Donnington Heights in Newbury, with three- to five-bedroom houses priced from £499,000 to £876,000
  • The Chase @ Newbury Racecourse, where starting prices for two- to five-bedroom homes range from £349,950 to £645,950 
  • Ashridge Grange in Wokingham, which has properties with one to four bedrooms with starting priced between £289,995 and £799,995.


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