HOMEOWNERS eager to sell up and move to a new home in Southport are being offered a lifeline that could speed up the process.

The average selling time for homes in Southport is 106 days, with properties that are unsold on the market for 200-plus days.

But homeowners could find they’re able to drastically reduce the time it takes to sell up, thanks to Elan Homes.

Selected three and four-bedroom homes at Balmoral Gardens are available with part exchange.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, explained: “Homes at Balmoral Gardens are in demand and we’ve taken a number of ‘off plan’ reservations even before we’ve opened the show home. Some of those who want to move here have an existing property they need to sell before they can buy. Analysing figures from we’ve established that the average selling time in Southport is more than three months. The same website calculates time on the market for unsold properties in the area at more than six months.

“We’re offering to cut the selling time to just two months with part exchange. Effectively we’ll buy their home so that they can buy one of ours. There will be no agent’s fees to pay and they will even be able to stay in their current property until the new one is ready.”

The three-bedroom semi-detached Aviemore, priced at £259,995, and the four-bedroom detached Sheldon, available from £299,995 are among the homes available with part exchange.

A traditional looking double fronted property, the Aviemore features a lounge to one side of the hall, with a combined kitchen and dining room to the other side. Both rooms span from the front to the rear, with the benefit of easy access to the garden via French doors. There’s also a handy utility, plus a cloakroom.

Upstairs are three well-proportioned bedrooms, one with en-suite, plus the family bathroom.

Many of the homes at Balmoral Gardens are being built to Lifetime Homes standard with features including wide doorways and well planned living spaces designed to accommodate mobility aids or for a wheelchair to turn. These homes will also be easy to adapt for changing needs, perhaps changing the downstairs cloakroom to a wet room, or adding a stairlift as required.

Among the properties being built to the Lifetime Homes standard is the four-bedroom Sheldon, offering 1,125 sq ft of living space. The open plan kitchen, dining and family room features two sets of French doors, offering easy access to the rear garden; while the separate lounge is at the front of the property.

Upstairs, the main bedroom benefits an en-suite, leaving the family bathroom to serve the remaining three bedrooms.

Because the properties are being sold “off plan” buyers will start with a blank canvas, with a host of options available.

“As a general rule, if you reserve your new home before the roof is fitted, you will be able to embrace the fun of making it your own right from the start by choosing from a range of standard and upgrade options including the kitchen finish, bathroom tiles, wardrobes and flooring,” Marie added.

Located on Balmoral Drive, within a residential urban area, on the border with Crossens and Churchtown, homes at Balmoral Gardens are being built around four miles from the amenities of Southport and five miles from the beach.

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