MOVING to a new home in Southport could be much easier than anticipated – even for those with a house to sell.

In its Seamless Transitions report, the Home Builders’ Federation found that when it comes to moving home, people were concerned about chains collapsing, the cost of moving and the stress of managing a sale.

Almost half of those surveyed (49%) said not having to manage estate agents, solicitors and surveyors makes a move easier and that’s exactly what Elan Homes is offering to do for Southport homeowners with EasyMove or part exchange

The schemes can be used to help those with a house to sell to secure a quick sale and move to a new home at Balmoral Gardens in Southport.  

Elan regional sales director Marie Morris said: “The HBF research echoes feedback we receive from people looking for new homes in Southport – they think managing the sale of an existing property and setbacks in the chain are stressful. We want to help people understand that it doesn’t have to be the case. They may be able to sell their home quickly and simply, with either EasyMove or part exchange.

“They won’t have to appoint an agent to sell their home or pay agent’s fees. With EasyMove we’ll value their home and instruct independent estate agents to market it for them. We’ll monitor the agent’s activity to ensure a quick sale. It’s usually only a couple of weeks before an acceptable offer is received, and the customer is able to reserve their new Elan home. Contracts on both the customer’s existing property and their new one are exchanged simultaneously. EasyMove isn’t linked to the value of either property, so it can be used by downsizers, upsizers and those making a sideways move.

“For those climbing the housing ladder, part exchange is perhaps the quickest way to sell a home. Elan effectively acts as a guaranteed cash buyer for the customer’s home. People tell us they love the reassurance and convenience this offers. There are no complicated chains or last-minute haggles over price. Plus, they can live in their existing property until their new home is ready. With both EasyMove and part exchange, instead of being held back by the past, homeowners will be able to focus on the future including customising their new Elan home.”

Situated on Balmoral Drive, in the Churchtown area, Balmoral Gardens offers a good choice of homes.

Current prices start from £259,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached Ripley up to £364,995 for a four-bedroom detached Healey.

Elan’s homes achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of B, making them cheaper to run than most older properties. This also means they’re eligible for green mortgages from selected lenders.

Location is part of the appeal of the popular development as there are schools, shops and other essential services within walking distance. The beach and Southport town centre are just a few miles away.

Show homes at the development are open Thursday to Monday.

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