Research found four bed homes are on the increase

A Bradford housebuilder is seeing a surge in home buyers looking for four bedroom properties.

Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire has witnessed increased demand for the larger property styles at its Odsal development, a trend which is reinforced in a report from Lloyds Bank. The research claimed that 31 per cent of home owners moving up from their first property are looking for four bedroom detached homes, which is a seven per cent increase since 2010.

Simon Whalley says it’s not just second steppers that are choosing the four bedroom option as their property of choice:

“We launched our Rooley Park development in November last year and believe its popularity is due to its location and property mix. However, even before we released the four bedroom options we were recording a growing demand for the larger detached properties. Rooley Park features the Keating and Roseberry four bedroom house styles which both offer an open plan kitchen and dining area with a separate lounge, integrated garage and two bathrooms. The Lumley house design is spilt over three floors and boasts an extra bathroom and detached garage.

“The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme continues to be a popular buying tool for first time buyers whereas many second steppers are benefiting from Persimmon’s Part Exchange scheme, which removes the uncertainly of selling their current property.”

Under the Part Exchange scheme Persimmon arranges at least two valuations, agrees a price and purchases the customer’s existing property, removing any estate agent fees and potential breakdowns in the purchasing chain.

Rooley Park is perfectly located for all the amenities required for daily life, with the buzz of city living being just a short drive away. Just two miles east is the M606, providing easy access to the M1 and M62 connecting purchasers to Leeds, Huddersfield and beyond. Prices for a four bedroom Keating house design start at £214,950.