Yearning for a life in the countryside but within easy reach of the city, Rhian Morgan has recently benefited from Stephen Homes’ part-exchange scheme to purchase a new home in Chapelton with her family.
Tell us why you decided to move to Chapelton
We have family in the Stonehaven area as well as the Central Belt, and we wanted to be closer to them while still living near Aberdeen. As we used to live in a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Danestone in the north of Aberdeen, moving south was the logical choice.
What is your favourite thing about your new home?
The space on offer within our home and the town itself is a real bonus. The high ceilings let lots of light in and the open-plan kitchen/living area really is the hub of our home life.
Do you have a favourite thing about Chapelton?
We have close friends who lived in Chapelton ahead of us and love it, so we knew what a lovely place it was from visiting them previously. We love the fact that we could be part of a new community from an early stage, as well as how family-friendly the town is.
We also adore the beauty of Chapelton itself, with gorgeous views of the countryside, and the range of houses themselves – they were all factors which added to our decision.
How did you first become aware of the part-exchange offering in Chapelton?
The sellers’ market in Aberdeen hadn’t been very good and while we could afford to wait for our house to sell, we wanted to ensure we had moved and settled as soon as possible prior to our son starting school in 2018.
Like many home buyers, we researched our options well in advance of going along to the town. We knew other builders had been offering part-exchange and so on a visit to Chapelton we asked if this was an option.
Tell us about your experience of buying a home with Stephen
We found Stephen to be very helpful with the part-exchange process and they ensured we were able to move in on the weekend we had planned to do so. From initial conversations about part-exchanging through to accommodating our requirements for floorers to measure-up and fit different flooring, the overall experience has been great.
Crucially, the post-purchase service has also been very good, and though there is minor snagging work going on, we are being kept up-to-date every step of the way by Stephen’s headquarters in Perth.
Would you recommend the part-exchange process to other homebuyers?
Yes we definitely would, we have had a good experience.
We love Chapelton so far – our children have settled into the nursery within Chapelton, we are meeting new people and we are really looking forward to our first Christmas in our new home.
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