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North Devon homes now selling ‘off-plan’

WITH the chance to customise their new home to their own personal taste, off-plan buyers can reap the benefits of such a savvy move in the long-term.

Elan Homes has launched sales at Kathleen Grange and May Court in Bideford, where customers are being invited to buy early in the build schedule in order to have their pick of the properties.

Currently being marketing by Cowlings estate agents in Bideford, the two neighbouring collections stand side by side. Kathleen Grange offers11 three and four-bedroom family homes while May Court features an exclusive trio of executive detached homes.

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Andrea Nippe, sales director for Elan Homes in the South, said: “There are many advantages to buying a brand new home ‘off-plan’. In an improving property market, it offers the opportunity to secure a preferable position on a development. It also means that once a customer has reserved, they are perfectly placed to take advantage of any upturn in property values, and may even find their home is worth more by the time they move in.

“However, for those planning a long-term move, the main benefit of buying at an earlier build stage is that they can select from a range of interior options and specification choices to help make their home individual to them. These include kitchen units and work tops, bathroom tiles, and other added extras that all add up to make a house a home.”

Kathleen Grange and May Court are ideally located off a quiet cul-de-sac off Mines Road, within easy reach of Bideford town centre. Elan is due to open its show homes in the autumn.

There are four different property styles, in a choice three and four-bedroom designs, at Kathleen Grange, while May Court has three unique houses to satisfy local demand for larger properties.

Prices are from £295,000 for a four-bedroom detached family home at May Court. The homes are all available to purchase through the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which has just been extended to 2020. The initiative enables the buyer to take out an equity loan for up to 20% of the purchase price, with the remainder covered by a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage from their lender of choice.

Alternatively, for those with a property to sell, part exchange could be the perfect option to help speed up a move to a longed-for new home. It means Elan will effectively act as a cash buyer for its customer’s existing home so there’s no risk of becoming stuck in a chain and no estate agent’s fees to pay.

Bideford is a small port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in North Devon. The town benefits from good road access via the A39 and A386, and the nearest railway station is in Barnstaple, around eight miles away.

The beautiful beaches of the North Devon coast are within easy reach of this bustling market town, which boasts a lively shopping centre. It is also home to the historic Pannier Market as well as a number of amenities, high street shops, banks and cafes.

Interested purchasers can call Cowlings on 01237 423100. Alternatively they can register their interest with Elan by calling 07917215368