A MOVE to a new home in Southport could be just weeks away – even for those with a house to sell, thanks to Elan Homes.

The homebuilder is offering a lifeline to homeowners in the shape of part exchange and is hosting a special event at Balmoral Gardens this Saturday (July 16) to guide sellers through the scheme so that they can become buyers.

While homes at the development on Balmoral Drive are selling fast and generally being reserved months before they’re build complete, there’s a four-bedroom Sheldon almost ready to move into. It means one lucky buyer could find they’re able to make the switch from old to new in weeks rather than months.

Sales director for Elan Homes in the North Marie Morris explained: “Figures from Home.co.uk* suggest that the average selling time in Southport is 68 days; while properties that are unsold have on average been on the market for 119 days or around four months. Homes at Balmoral Gardens are selling fast and this means that those with a house to sell may worry they’ll miss out on their preferred property. Part exchange could be the key that enables them to unlock a quick and easy move from old to new.

“Effectively, Elan will act as a cash buyer for the customer’s property, paying for the survey and selling fees. It takes away the uncertainty of being entangled in a slow-moving chain – or worse, one that breaks. There will be no last-minute haggles over the price, contracts are usually exchanged with 28 days, and the customer can stay in their old house until their brand new home is ready.”

During the part exchange event, Elan’s friendly, experienced sales executives will be able to guide sellers through the scheme and arrange for their properties to be independently valued.

For those who don’t need to use part exchange, Elan is offering a 5% gifted deposit towards the cost of selected properties at Balmoral Gardens.

During the event, independent financial advisors will be on hand to help match buyers with mortgage products to enable them to make a move to a new home.

The choice of part exchange or a gifted deposit is available on the four-bedroom detached Sheldon, priced from £299,995. It offers 1,125 sq ft of living space including open plan kitchen, dining and family room with two sets of French doors, offering easy access to the rear garden; plus separate lounge at the front of the property.

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

It’s among the homes being built to Lifetime Homes standard with wide doorways and well-planned living spaces designed to accommodate mobility aids or for a wheelchair to turn.

Located on Balmoral Drive, in the village of Churchtown, moving to Balmoral Gardens offers a chance to be part of an established community with a choice of schools, plus specialist shops, tea rooms and gastro pubs nearby.

The beach is just five miles away, while those who work in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester or Preston could find that it’s a great commuter base.

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