Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

    • debbie_debt
    • By debbie_debt 7th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
    • 276Posts
    • 797Thanks
    Buying a new build - debate on deals
    • #1
    • 7th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
    Buying a new build - debate on deals 7th Jul 17 at 4:00 PM

    Bit of advice if someone can please. We have a mortgage-free property that we want to sell and buy a much bigger new build home. Obviously, we're aware we can sell up and buy the new home, go with an Easymover kind of scheme or part-ex. What I'm not getting a clear picture on is what the best option is. Any opinions?

    I'm worried that if we start to sell independently as you normally would, and our new build home is finished before we sell, we run the risk of not completing and losing out (both on getting the plot we want and on the fees paid to reserve). Anyone been through this before? I'm not quite sure how a chain works in a new build - I'm getting the feeling the developer won't hang about forever waiting for you to sell your home...

    Easymover seems similar but with them involved and supporting you in selling independently.

    Then there's the part-ex option. I know they're likely to offer slightly below asking price, but the developer we're talking to has said "there's always a deal to be done" and may be able to do us some cashback towards stamp duty/flooring/upgrades to make up for the shortfall in the valuation on our current home. This does seem to take the hassle out of it all, as they'll allow us to stay in the current home until the new one is completed, then it all goes through on the same day. BUT this does seem too good to be true.

    Anyone with any experience of this??

    Thanks in advance

    Emergency fund £435.09/£1000
    L.B.M. 21/09/2016 DEBTS = £30,854.38 09.08.2017 DEBTS = £12,380.09
Page 1
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

273Posts Today

1,174Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @bearface83: @MartinSLewis check out the @Missguided new 60% off offer. Upping the cost of items almost double to make us think it?s a?

  • RT @efitzpat: Thank you SO SO much @MartinSLewis for your Student Loans refund advice! I just got a grand refunded right before Xmas! Whoop?

  • Have a lovely weekend folks. Don't do anything (fiscally) that I wouldn't do!

  • Follow Martin