CRUDEN Homes has confirmed plans to reopen show homes and sales suites from 29 June.
The housebuilder revealed it has enjoyed ‘encouraging’ levels of enquiries during lockdown for its developments across Scotland, securing in excess of 30 sales and forward reservations. Whilst home moves were suspended for all but urgent cases, a number of new properties were handed over to NHS key workers throughout the crisis.
The decision to reopen for viewings comes following guidance from the Scottish Government as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions, with show homes opening initially for pre-booked appointments only and with social distancing and safety measures in place.
Hazel Davies, sales and marketing director at Cruden Homes said, “We are delighted to be opening our show homes and sales suites again and look forward to welcoming prospective buyers, in a responsible and safe way. Based on the levels of enquiries we received during lockdown, we know that there is real demand from people looking for a change of lifestyle, as attitudes shift towards achieving a better work life balance. The need for more space has also driven demand as many continue to work from home and home school children.
“We’ve also witnessed strong interest from the first-time buyer market with the use of Help to Buy or First Home Fund, and with interest rates at an all-time low there are some excellent mortgage products available to help people make the move. Given strong enquiry levels and limited availability on selected developments, I would urge prospective buyers to move quickly to ensure they secure their new home.”
Prospective buyers can pre-book a show home visit by calling the sales office at their chosen development, or by booking online. Only two people per household are being permitted at this time, unless otherwise agreed with the sales office. For those who are unable to visit a development show home, telephone or video conference calls and virtual viewings can be arranged.