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Leicestershire residents say they’re put off the idea of buying a new home because of the hassle normally associated with having to move, a survey has revealed.

A total of 55% of people living in the area said they wouldn’t consider purchasing a property because they didn’t like the idea of having to move their belongings, along with other stresses that may often come with a new purchase.   

The survey, which has been conducted by local housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes, who are building new homes at a range of developments across the county, revealed that potential homebuyers generally didn’t like the idea of having to move home.

But with schemes from the developers such as Movemaker and Part Exchange, the stress of selling your existing home can be taken away, so you can enjoy your move without the hassle usually affiliated with a home purchase.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Part Exchange scheme means the homebuilders purchase the customer’s current property in part exchange for a new home. The scheme cuts out estate agent fees and chains and gives the customer a guaranteed buyer for their home.

The developers also have a bespoke Movemaker scheme which can act as a one stop shop for all its customers’ needs, leaving them without the stress that normally comes with moving home by helping to arrange the sale of their existing home and covering the estate agent fees.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We’re not completely surprised by the results from this survey, as we find a lot of customers may initially think moving and purchasing a new home can be stressful.

“Buying a home is often one of the biggest investments a person will make in their lifetime, so we want to make sure we’re on hand to provide expert advice and give our customers a helping hand wherever we can.

“For anyone who has been put off moving in the past due to the stress and hassle, our Part Exchange scheme could be the answer their looking for if they have an existing property to sell. It makes moving home easier and quicker, and we can be on hand to guide you through each stage.

“Movemaker is also a fantastic way for customers to make their move to a new property without the pressure normally associated with moving.

“We will act as your estate agent and market your existing home for you whilst you can sit back and relax and plan your move into your brand new house.”

For more information on any nearby housing developments, please call the Barratt sales team on 0844 811 3377 or the David Wilson sales team on 0844 811 5544. Alternatively, you can visit or

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