Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

You Could Be Moving in for Christmas

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

You Could Be Moving in for Christmas

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Only a month until Christmas and you could well be wondering how you'll have space for all the family, let alone all those new toys, computers and everything else.

But don't panic! There's still time to go out shopping for what you really want ( a brand new house.

The run-up to the festive season is a good time to buy. Showhomes and sales offices are not as busy and removal firms are easier to book.

Housebuilders inevitably offer lots of helpful Christmas presents to ensure that moving house at this time of year is easy and hassle-free. Barratt are no exception, with plenty of incentives on offer.

Barratt have a good range of homes, some with up to seven bedrooms, in a wide range of designs at Melbury in Newcastle Great Park.

Among those available to move into for Christmas is a five-bedroom, three-storey detached Ouse Burn style complete with carpets, designer light fittings and a special price of pounds 399,995.

Trying to fit a quart into a pint pot is the name of the game when children turn into young adults and this is ideal for those seeking extra space.

Children need space ( a teenage den complete with TV, computer, CD player and a vast array of posters.

Extending the existing home is often considered to be the first option, but Barratt say it's not always the easiest or the cheapest.

Barratt field sales manager Paul Race says: "Apart from all the disruption to family life, adding extra rooms to a two or three bedroom older property can involve considerable expense and doesn't necessarily increase the value, pro rata.

"Often it is a better option to move up to a larger house in an improved location. With the excellent schemes we make available to homebuyers and the affordable prices on offer, this can prove a far better investment as well as an enhanced lifestyle in a superior, feature-packed new home."

The Ouse Burn's exterior is thoroughly traditional, yet its contemporary interior is designed for modern living. …

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