WITH the final few new homes at Hope Park Mews in Macclesfield now on sale, buyers could soon find they’ve been left out in the cold.
The clocks going back mean the heating being switched on for the first time this autumn/winter for many, but for those concerned about the environmental and financial cost of heating an older property it might signal time to make a more permanent switch.
Figures from the Home Builders Federation suggest that homeowners who move from old to new could see their energy bills fall from £1,072 to £443 – a saving of £629 or less than half of their previous bills.
But for buyers in Macclesfield, time is of the essence as Elan Homes is nearing a sell-out at Hope Park Mews.
Marie Morris, Sales Director for Elam Homes in the North, said: “There’s been a real shift in people’s mind sets in recent years. Energy efficiency used to simply focus on saving money by reducing fuel bills. Now, people are much more aware of their carbon footprint and how their lifestyle impacts on the environment.
“New homes like those at Hope Park Mews are generally more economical to run and kinder to the environment than their older equivalents as they’re well insulated, with high quality double glazing and modern efficient boilers. Buyers who act now could be just weeks away from enjoying a warm welcome and a warmer winter in the style and comfort of a brand new home.”
The final homes at Hope Park Mews are all 4 bedroom Avon styles, offering 1,036 sq ft of living space from £274,995.
On the ground floor of the Avon, there’s a well equipped kitchen to the front, with combined lounge and dining room to the rear, plus a convenient cloakroom.
On the first floor are 3 bedrooms, plus the family bathroom. The piece de resistance is the top floor master bedroom with en suite.
“The layout of the Avon is another example of how we’ve considered the environmental impact of our homes,” Marie added.
“We’ve built upwards instead of outwards, maximising the potential of the footprint by adding a third floor of living space. The benefit to buyers is that it makes the Avon a competitive prospect when compared with two storey designs that offer the same amount of space. Plus, with Help to Buy exclusive to new build homes, buying new is an even more attractive option.”
Help to Buy gives buyers the chance to secure a new home with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is covered by an equity loan, interest free for five years.
Located on Victoria Road, the homes at Hope Park Mews are ideally placed to enjoy the best of both worlds as the amenities of Macclesfield town centre are within walking distance; while the Peak District National Park and Manchester city centre are both easily accessible.
Find out more with a visit to the show home, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.
For the latest availability and pricing, see www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/hope-park-mews/ or call 0845 250 8676.
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