SWITCHING from a drafty older property to an energy efficient new home in Swinton could be as easy as visiting Birchfield Court.

Elan Homes is offering to help homeowners sell up and move quickly and simply to the intimate gated development using its EasyMove scheme.

Sales director Marie Morris explained: “From energy efficiency to being able to move straight in without having to worry about repairs or renovations, there are lots of benefits to buying a new build over an existing property. Research by the HBF suggests that it costs around £70,000 to bring an older house to the same standard as a new build three-bedroom semi-detached. Plus, they estimate that l, there’s the potential for homeowners to save around £2,600 a year on their energy bills  by moving to a brand new house.

“The ease of living a new build home offers applies right from the start. We’ll help homeowners secure a buyer for the property they want to move from with our EasyMove scheme. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving up the housing ladder or downsizing. We’ll value your home and instruct independent estate agents to market it.

“When you receive an acceptable offer, you can reserve your new Elan home. You’ll exchange contracts with your buyer and us simultaneously and we’ll even pay the agent’s fees.”

Current prices at Birchfield Court start from £249,995 for a two-bedroom detached Gatehouse property, up to £499,995 for a five-bedroom detached Dunham.

All new Elan homes achieve a minimum EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) B rating.

“Because they’re so efficient, our homes are eligible for green mortgages from selected lenders. These tend to offer more favourable rates than standard mortgages, plus we can put buyers in touch with independent financial advisors to help them find the right mortgage product to secure a new home,” Marie added.

Among the energy efficient homes available at Birchfield Court is the four-bedroom Ashley Max.

A generously proportioned semi-detached townhouse, available from £419,995, it spans 1,349 sq ft of carefully considered living space, designed to make the most of the property’s footprint.

At ground level it’s almost entirely open plan with a combined kitchen, dining room and lounge. The kitchen is at the front, with the lounge opening out onto the rear garden. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

The main bedroom, with en-suite, plus the second bedroom and family bathroom are on the first floor.

Two further bedrooms and a shower room are on the top floor.

“The top floor is ideal for those who have teens or older children living at home as they can be given free reign over this level, enabling them to enjoy the privacy they crave,” Marie added.

“Alternatively, one of these rooms could be used as a study or a gym. Because a new home offers a blank canvas it’s easy to see the potential of how the space can fit your lifestyle rather than inheriting how someone else has lived.”

Birchfield Court offers an ideal base for commuters, less than a mile from Swinton station, only five miles from Manchester city centre and close to the East Lancashire Road (A580) for quick access to the motorway network to both Manchester and Liverpool.

To discover how you could make an EasyMove to a new home in Swinton, see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/birchfield-court.

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