September 13th, 2019
If our luxury park homes have piqued your interest, then you might find it useful to know the process of buying a park home. Keep on reading to find out more.
As the name implies, park homes are homes within a park. Because of this, the places that you can live are few and far between, meaning that the location is a key deciding element. Take your time and visit a few open days to see which park is right for you.
Now that you’ve found the perfect location, you can start to look at the available homes. Most parks will have at least a few design options for you to choose from, so you’ll have plenty of choice.
Before you can actually purchase a park home, you need to figure out what you can afford. This will mostly come down to the value of your existing home because mortgage lenders are often unable to offer mortgages for park homes. However, there do exist some specialist lending companies that can offer you finance if that is the route you want to go for.
The next option is part exchange, which many park home buyers opt for. This is a hassle-free way to move home since the whole process is handled by a third party. At Olympic Park Homes, we use a company called Quick Move Properties, whom we have received many positive reviews of. Read our blog on the part exchange process with Quick Move Properties to learn more.
Like with a bricks-and-mortar property, you will need to pay a deposit on a new park home. The deposit will be required upon completion of the sale.
As for ongoing costs, there are many of the same costs as with a bricks-and-mortar property. For example, you will still need to account for water, gas, electricity and council tax. However, you will also have to pay a pitch fee to help with maintaining the grounds.
We have a number of luxury park homes available at Riverside Park in Whitegate. Each overlooks the stunning River Weaver and all are fitted with designer fixtures and furnishings. Call us on 0800 772 0011 or send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are thinking of changing your lifestyle and are 50+ with no children, we highly recommend that you put your name down for one of the new homes that will be on the park once the improvements have been done.
I bought my new home in March 2007. I chose Delamere Grove partly because of the unusual layout of the park, e.g. with every plot being different.
As residents of Delamere Grove Park we find this a very pleasant place to live. Being in a rural area of Cheshire it has much to offer.
Olympic Park Homes are proud to work with Park Home Assist - Specialists in park home insurance. Visit www.parkhomeassist.co.uk for more information.