MOVING to a new home in Lancashire 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 Lancashire 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 Redwood Gardens, Marton Moss; Tower Gardens in Lower Darwen or Whittingham Fold in Goosnargh.

Elan regional sales director Marie Morris said: “The HBF research echoes feedback we receive from people looking for new homes in Lancashire – 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.”

Between them, Redwood Gardens, Tower Gardens and Whittingham Fold offer a good choice of three and four-bedroom homes, with prices ranging from £224,995 to £429,995.

Redwood Gardens, on Moss House Road, Marton Moss, is ideally placed between Lytham and Blackpool, with good local amenities nearby and Marton Moss Local Nature Reserve within easy reach.

Situated on Milking Lane, Elan’s homes at Tower Gardens in Lower Darwen are being built close to Lower Darwen Primary School, meaning it’s ideal for families. There’s a choice of supermarkets within a 10-minute drive while Darwen town centre is home to a mix of independent businesses plus a thriving market, while the market square hosts a variety of events.

Located on Henry Littler Way, the homes at Whittingham Fold in Goosnargh offer the chance to enjoy the rural idyl surrounded by rolling countryside while embracing village living. There are local stores and supermarkets nearby, while Longridge and Preston are also a short journey away.

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