Cheffins new homes department in Cambridge have had a very successful 2019 with significant sales for clients across over ten different developments in Cambridge city, as well as Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and North Essex.

This shows how robust the market for new homes currently is when properties are priced correctly and marketed effectively, despite the political uncertainty that had lingered throughout much of the year.

At Cheffins, we have had to adapt in the ever-changing market. Five years ago, many new homes would be sold off plan but that has become increasingly rare and now buyers wish to see the property once it is completely finished before they make a firm commitment.

Innovative marketing, honest advice and a close working relationship with developers have been key to Cheffins’ success in the new homes market.

Our dedicated new homes team – led by head of new homes, Martin Walshe, and sales manager Christina Ballands – offer expert advice to developers and offer an all-inclusive service from strategic land purchase through to planning and development.

Sites that have had continued success through the second half of the year include Farriers Yard in Balsham for Hill Residential where phase 2 has been released and is currently selling off-plan alongside phase 1 which is now 50% sold.

At Park Street Gardens in Dry Drayton we launched phase 2 in November where one of the last two properties sold on the afternoon proving that cleverly arranged accommodation and high specification remains highly desirable and sought-after with buyers. The residents who reserved the first two properties on the scheme back in the summer are now settled in and enjoying their lives in their new homes.

The Vincent Court development on Mill Road is almost completely occupied with just two apartments left to sell and residents there are enjoying the culture and excitement surrounding the Cambridge Central Mosque adjacent which had its grand opening last week.

Other developments we have had strong sales for are the Kilns development in Reed, near Royston, for Ford Homes where just four homes remain, and demand for the award-winning development at Manor Farm in Stretham which is being marketed through our Ely office for Laragh Homes, has continued unabated.

Martin Walshe said: “This has been an extremely successful year for Cheffins new homes team and we are delighted to achieve the results for our clients, the developers.

“The results have been achieved through a lot of hard work, with extra hours being put in at the developments at weekends and bank holidays.

“Our strength at Cheffins is we recognise that every development is different, and we produce a bespoke strategy tailored to each developer and we are looking forward to launching some exciting new developments in 2020.”