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WHEN Mark and Julie Birch decided to move to a bigger and better home to accommodate their growing family, they steeled themselves for a long wait to find their perfect place and to sell their old property.

Lucky for them the curiosity led them to walk the short distance from their three-bedroom house in Rugby to Taylor Wimpey’s Caldecott Manor development.

Not only did they instantly discover their ideal home, but they were able to make their move much sooner than they thought.

Mark, 37, said: “After our second child came along last summer, we decided that we’d outgrown our previous place and needed to find somewhere bigger.

“We initially assumed it would be at least a year before we’d be able to move, because it’s not easy to sell a property in the current climate - we’ve seen the same ‘for sale’ boards up in our street for quite a while.”

He added: “That was until we had a walk round to Caldecott Manor to see what was on offer.

“The moment we saw the Kenilworth showhome, we knew that was the property we wanted.”

Mark said the part exchange scheme meant they were able move quickly and easily with the minimum of hassle and fuss.

Under the Part Exchange initiative, Taylor Wimpey offers customers the market value of their old property. The figure is based on the average of independent professional valuations, off the price of selected new homes.

With the leading housebuilder as their guaranteed buyer, the customer has none of the usual property-chain headaches to worry about, and they are free to relax in their current place until they are handed the keys to their new Taylor Wimpey home.

Within eight weeks of reserving their four-bedroom detached ‘Kenilworth’ house at Caldecott Manor Mark and 34-year-old primary school teacher Julie were settling into their brand new home with their two children, Daniel, two, and Lewis, who was born in nine months old. Homes at Caldecott Manor are available from £134,995. Telephone 0121 703 3400 or visit