We moved in less than seven weeks thanks to Part Exchange

Aswin and Vidya were looking for a semi-rural location, with excellent schools and amenities on the doorstep – and CALA had the answer.

31 October 2018

The family bought a modern, three-bedroom home at CALA at Whitehouse in Buckinghamshire. “We needed to move quickly if we wanted to ensure that our daughter would get into the local primary school,” said Aswin. “After lots of research, we found that CALA Homes was the only homebuilder in the area offering Part Exchange at a reasonable market price. This service was the ideal solution for us, as it meant we could guarantee a quick sale on our previous home, without comprising on the price that we would’ve been offered on the open market, allowing us to move in ahead of the new school year. 

 “We also researched other housing developers in the area, to get a good idea of the quality of the homes. But we were easily convinced that CALA was way ahead of the other developers at Whitehouse in terms of quality specification, design and aftercare support. 

“The CALA team were excellent throughout, and they even allowed us to stay in our existing house for two weeks after the completion which made the moving process so much easier. The whole experience was no stress whatsoever and really fast paced. If it wasn’t for Part Exchange, we would not be here today!”

Almost a third of CALA buyers take advantage of the Part Exchange Service. Feedback from customers suggests that concerns over a sale falling through, the security of a guaranteed buyer and savings on estate agent’s fees are all driving the popularity of the service. It works by the homebuilder effectively acting as a buyer for a seller’s property, providing them with the peace of mind that the sale will complete in time for them to move into their new home. With no estate agents’ fees, marketing or report costs incurred, the service can also save thousands of pounds on the overall cost of the move. 

Now settling into their new home, the Aswins are enjoying all that CALA at Whitehouse has to offer. Aswin said: “It really is a fantastic location to raise a family. After a busy week at work, we can spend quality time with our daughter enjoying the nearby play areas, and family shopping trips over the weekend.”  

The Aswin family - Sundaram, Priya and Sandhanaa - were the first family to buy a new CALA house at Whitehouse, Milton Keynes.Aswin said: “We love everything that Milton Keynes has to offer, so we knew we didn’t want to move too far away from the town. We wanted to move somewhere we could enjoy a more rural lifestyle, but still giving us the easy access to town and the nearby amenities. We also wanted to live near to good schools for our five year old daughter, Sandhanaa, to attend. When we heard about CALA at Whitehouse and visited the development, it seemed to meet all of our needs.

“We quickly fell in love with the beauty of the development and its countryside feel. Plus, when we heard that a new secondary school will be opening on the site in 2020, we decided to go ahead. Our daughter is only five at the moment, so the fact that the local primary school is just 200 yards away is perfect for now. And, in years to come, we’ll be just around the corner from the new high school.”

CALA's Part Exchange Service is available on developments across Buckinghamshire. Once you have identified a home you are interested in, you can enquire about the service or use the part exchange calculator online.