Downsizing family with an empty nest after their adult children left home swap their house permanently with a young …

Buyers and sellers must also pay a solicitor for conveyancing, which involves the legal title of the property being transferred from seller to buyer.

When Mr Davie, a data analyst, mentioned he had a £135,000 two-bedroom semi-detached house they had not put on the market yet, Mr West suggested the idea of a home swap.

ohn Davie found Mr West’s house on the HouseSimple website and put in a request to visit the property, as he was looking for a larger house for his wife, Kelly, and their two-year-old daughter, Lucy, to live in.

Pictured is the staircase which leads from the open-plan dining room onto a landing +13 The Muirs is a busy B road with a mixture of detached and semi-detached houses.

Inside is an open-plan sitting room and dining room and a kitchen looking out onto a small garden

Key Takeaways:

  • HouseSimple is a great way for individuals to meet each others’ real estate needs.
  • The house swap is often a cheaper way to find a dream home, without dealing with real estate agent fees.
  • Although house swapping is cheaper and easier than traditional house buying, there are still fees and paperwork to fill out.

“The house swap made perfect sense as both our properties had what the other wanted.”

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