13 May 2021

Families moving in together is new post lockdown trend as sales step up at Ness Side, Inverness

A remarkable rate of sales activity at The Maples at Ness Side, Inverness, has resulted in only a handful of homes remaining to be sold in the first phase of 42 homes at Tulloch Homes’ £80 million showpiece development.

And in a new trend, families are moving in together to larger homes.

Alison Macleod, sales consultant at The Maples, revealed: ”We have a couple of cases of local family members who have found they enjoyed one another’s company so much during lockdown they have decided to buy a joint home and live together on a regular basis.

“That’s a charming phenomenon showing there can actually be an upside to lockdown. These family members sold their two houses and moved into one larger one.”

She added: “We’re also finding many locals are either upsizing or downsizing and The Maples is such a prime and convenient location, sales activity is continuing at a fairly incredible level.

“We’ve had several sales to Central Belt families who have rethought their lives during lockdown and have decided that Inverness is a more attractive place in which to live and work.”

Site manager Lewis MacKinnon, pictured, said that the April 26 Scottish Government restrictions relaxation has allowed customer care work to resume inside people’s homes for the first time since December.

“That’s a key step forward and we’re now back up to full speed in employment terms with people off furlough and we’ve 60 to 80 workers on site at any one time”, he explained. “We’re flying along in construction terms, fuelled by the sales demand.”

Lewis, current holder of a National House Builders Council award, is getting used to his photograph featuring on sales signs at The Maples.

The former Caley Thistle footballer, now assistant manager and player of Highland League club Buckie Thistle, indicated that 28 of the first phase homes have been completed while the last few will be ready for occupation in February.

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