A Step by Step Guide to the Perfect Home

A Step by Step Guide to the Perfect Home

May has traditionally always been a popular time for home buying and selling. With this in mind we thought we would take you through our step-by-step guide to moving home this season.


The obvious thing to bear in mind when moving home is location; where can you see you and your family living for the foreseeable future? North, South, city or countryside, Miller Homes can accommodate whatever needs you may have, with developments across England and Scotland.

We know how important location is, hence why we are building homes in some of the most desirable of locations across the UK. To help you get to know our locations better we do a monthly location focused blog, where we discuss the main attractions, lifestyle and events held in that specific area.

Offers and schemes

Next is to decide upon your budget for your new home. Buying a property is a big and often daunting financial commitment and one that requires a lot of thought about exactly what you can afford to spend. There are serval offers and schemes available at the moment.

To assist with the process, Miller Homes offers access to independent financial advisors as well as a range of schemes to help get people moving. One such incentive is the government’s Help to Buy schemes,  helping buyers secure a home with only a 5% deposit in both Scotland and England. Remember that these initiatives are available to all buyers, not just first time buyers, subject to qualification, eligibility and terms and conditions. The schemes have been designed to assist those who would be able to sustain a mortgage, but who cannot currently acquire one due to large deposit requirements. The schemes are

Miller Homes offers its own ‘Home Exchange’* programme. This programme can remove the stress of selling a house by providing a certain buyer for your current home with a fair price based on current valuations, removing the need for estate agents, fees and middlemen. This allows you to fully concentrate on finding and moving into your new dream home. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing or just looking for a like for like swap, Home Exchange could take the uncertainty and stress out of moving, leaving you to enjoy the positive things.

*Home Exchange is subject to availability, status and eligibility.

There have been recent changes to stamp duty land tax, visit our website to use our and let our stamp duty calculator do the maths for you.

Choosing your home

Once you have reached this stage it’s time to focus the type of home you wish to move into. Whether it is a contemporary two bedroom apartment like our Noakes or a larger five bedroom family home such as our Shakespeare, Miller Homes has something to offer everyone.

Much like a blank canvas, your new Miller Home is yours to personalise. We design our homes for real people and, over years of experience, we’ve discovered that you’re all different from each other. So we build in as many different options as we practically can, to let you choose the fixtures, fittings and extras that fit your lifestyle and preferences.

The earlier in the process you purchase the more flexibility you will have in the property’s fittings, which can be arranged through Miller Homes Choices Centre, and you can style your new home to match your lifestyle and personality. There’s a wide choice available to help make your new house a home from carpets, light fittings or appliances. Upgrading to some choices and personalisation’s may come at an additional upgrade cost.

Wherever you are in the house buying process, why not pop along to one of our developments  or  visit www.millerhomes.co.uk to see the fabulous range of homes on offer and how we could help get you moving this spring.