FIRST time buyers could have all their homebuying questions answered with a visit to Seven Acres in Elford this weekend (May 13 and 14)

Elan Homes is hosting a special event with experts on hand to offer help and advice.

Aspiring home buyers will be able to view the show home, speak to the sales team about their buying needs and be guided through the floor and site plans. Plus, there will be the chance to speak with independent financial advisors with access to the whole mortgage market.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “When it comes to making that very first step on the housing ladder there’s so much to consider that it can be tricky to know where to start. We’re extending an open invitation to first time buyers in Staffordshire to join us at Seven Acres to find out how we can help making their dreams of homeownership a reality.

“We’ll have experts on hand who’ll be able to assess their finances, match them with mortgage products and guide them through the homebuying process. We have homes in Elford under the threshold for Stamp Duty for first time buyers. If that wasn’t enough, we’re offering a 5% deposit contribution on selected homes. It’s potentially worth £14,500 on a two-bedroom Beeston style property. This could make a life-changing difference to first time buyers. It could mean they’re able to secure a new home much sooner than they thought or that homeownership is easier to afford.”

Emily Bunn, business development managed at New Homes Advice, said: “There’s been a lot of recent news regarding the Bank of England base rate rising, however the reality is lenders are reducing their interest rates, making it even more affordable to purchase. Historically interest rates are still low in comparison to 10 years ago. The most important thing for first time buyers is to find out if it’s affordable to them based on their lifestyle and living costs.

“Often when we speak to first time buyers, we exceed their expectations by bringing to light that mortgage payments are far more affordable than they initially expected.  Another great reason to buy a new build is more energy efficient and this can also mean access to green mortgage rates and savings on your energy bills.

“We’re experts in new build mortgages and have access to thousands of products with exclusive rates you can’t get by applying directly to a lender or high street bank. We’ll help at every step from finding the most suitable mortgage, guiding you through the application process, and liaising with lenders and solicitors on your behalf. We will also help you right through to completion. Best of all our service is 100% fee-free.”

The two-bedroom Beeston is available from £290,000 meaning it’s Stamp Duty exempt for first time buyers.

Subject to terms and conditions, it’s eligible for Elan’s deposit contribution scheme.

Designed to maximise the potential of its footprint, the Beeston features a spacious lounge to the front; combined kitchen and dining room to the rear with easy access to the garden; plus a cloakroom.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, plus a bathroom.

Elford is an idyllic village boasting mature greenery and is surrounded by open countryside and close to the River Tame. Located between Lichfield and Tamworth, Seven Acres is perfectly placed to give homebuyers the best of both worlds with easy access to city life while enjoying rural living with community at its heart. It has a village hall, a historic pub – The Crown – and a sports field which hosts football and cricket matches.

Less than five miles away, on the outskirts of Tamworth is The Ventura Retail Park, offering stores including Sainsbury’s and Asda Supermarkets, a large Marks & Spencer, Next, and Boots; and in Lichfield there’s a range of shops, restaurants, and activities.

Ideal for commuters, Seven Acres is just four miles from the A38, and seven miles from the M6 toll road; with Trent Valley Station with links to Birmingham New Street and London Euston only four miles away.

The first time buyer event takes place this weekend (May 13 and 14).

To find out more about the new homes at Seven Acres see www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/seven-acres.

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