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10 reasons to buy a small house

One of life’s most important decisions is buying a new home. When it comes to size, does bigger really mean better? Living in a smaller property has plenty of perks, no matter what stage of life you are at, living ‘bijoux’ is on the rise with more and more people opting to buy smaller.

Orbit’s ‘Excelsior’ homes based at our development Ash Meadows and our ‘Acorn’ homes based at Cawston Park are perfect for those young professionals wanting to be closer to the city or for those wishing to downsize.

Here are just a few reasons why you could be happier in a smaller house after all…


1. Easier to look after. When your home is your castle then this can prove time consuming when it comes to the energy and effort in the up keep! A smaller house means less time, money and effort on cleaning and maintenance.

2. Dread those bills every month? With a smaller house, comes smaller bills which means less money spent on insurance, heating and electricity (the list could go on) and more money to spend on yourself.

3. Handy Transport links: Situated just off the A452, Ash Meadows is ideally positioned to offer easy access to the M40 for fast links to Birmingham, London and the North. Similarly, Cawston Park is situated in the picturesque  location of Cawston, yet just to the South West of Rugby and within easy reach of all the facilities of urban living.


4. Orbit pride themselves in giving our customers the best homes.

The Excelsior and Acorn boasts specifications such as, fitted kitchens with stainless steel appliances, contemporary white bathroom suites with thermostatic shower, PVCu double glazed windows and each come with an allocated car parking space.

5. More time. Many of the benefits above (less cleaning, less maintaining etc) result in you having more time to yourself to do the things your really enjoy in life!

6. Our Excelsior homes start at £52,500 on 25% share, whilst our Acorn home starts at £84,000 on 40% share with Shared Ownership.

Compared to prices for similar properties in the surrounding area, you would be crazy not to consider one of these plots for your new home!

7. Be more green. A smaller home requires fewer resources to build and less resource to maintain, meaning less of an environmental impact. And that benefits all of us, least of all the planet.

8. Wider market to sell. When it’s time to move on and put your house on the market, a smaller, more affordable house is affordable to a larger percentage of the population than a more expensive, less affordable one.


9. De clutter and de stress.

Moving into smaller home forces you to get rid of all the baggage that you don’t need anymore. There is also less temptation to accumulate. If you don’t have any room in your house for that new pogo stick, you’ll be less tempted to buy it in the first place…

10. Finally, both homes even come with their own car parking space. So no battle for on street parking or having to walk half a mile to your parked car. Most insurers see this as a positive aspect, so who knows - maybe you could even save some pennies on your car insurance!


To find out more about our properties, click here or call 0845 600 4072 and speak to one of our friendly sales team today.

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