THE answers to Staffordshire buyers’ prayers could be a visit to St Thomas Priory this weekend (October 20/21) as Elan Homes hosts a special Help to Buy event.
Elan’s knowledgeable sales executives will be joined at the development in Baswich by independent financial advisors and Help to Buy agents. Between them they will be able to assess visitors’ finances and match them with homes that fit both their housing needs and their budget.
Current availability includes 3 and 4 bedroom homes, all of which fall within the threshold for Help to Buy.
Marie Morris, Sales Director for Elan Homes in the North, explained: “Almost 4,000 people across Staffordshire have used Help to Buy since it was introduced in 2013. The show home at St Thomas Priory has only been open a few weeks, but many of the people who’ve enquired about the homes here are uncertain if they’re eligible or what the scheme could mean for them.
“To make things as simple as possible we’re holding a Help to Buy event with experts on hand to answer buyers’ questions and guide them through the scheme. The equity loan scheme is a great way for first time buyers to get on the housing ladder and can also be used by movers, providing they have sold their existing property subject to contract.”
Prices at St Thomas Priory start from £294,995 for a 3 bedroom end mews Colton style home offering 1,084 sq ft of living space.
To the ground floor of the Colton there’s a combined lounge and dining room, well equipped kitchen, utility and cloakroom. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en-suite, leaving the family bathroom to serve the remaining 2 bedrooms.
Help to Buy offers people the chance to take out an equity loan for up to 20% of the purchase price so that they can reserve a brand new home with a deposit of as little as 5%, plus a 75% mortgage from their chosen lender. Crucially, the equity loan is interest free for five years.
Some of the homes are Stamp Duty exempt for first time buyers, but those who expect to pay the tax could be in for a pleasant surprise as Elan is offering to cover the cost.
As an added incentive, the homebuilder is also including carpets, plus turf to rear garden, in the price of the properties.
Enjoying a semi-rural location on Blackheath Lane, Baswich. St Thomas Priory is an intimate development just 11 homes, arranged in a private courtyard.
With a number of nearby schools rated “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted, it’s the ideal place to raise a family.
Find out how Help to Buy could unlock a move to a brand new Elan home at St Thomas Priory, with a visit to the development this weekend (October 20/21).
For more information call 01785 319 328 or see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/stthomas/