The final homes at Seven Acres in Elford


WEEKS rather than months could be all it takes to secure a buyer and move to a new home in Staffordshire with help from Elan Homes.

Figures from* suggest that the time on the market for unsold homes in Staffordshire is 156 days – that’s more than five months.

With the final countdown of new Elan homes in Elford underway, those with a property to sell may fear they’ll miss out while they try to secure a buyer.

But if they opt to use part exchange, they could exchange contracts and even move to a new home at Seven Acres in a matter of weeks.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball explained: “Building work at Seven Acres is now complete and the final four homes are ready to move into. While people want to move here, we’re finding that they’re yet to sell their current property and, in some cases, haven’t even put it on the market.

“We have a choice of schemes to help.  Part exchange is a speedy solution for those who want to buy a more expensive home than the one they’re selling. It’s a great way of saving time and money as we effectively act as a guaranteed cash buyer for the customer’s home. There’ll be no last-minute haggles over the price or complications of a slow-moving chain.  Instead, you could exchange contracts in a matter of weeks and enjoy a quick and simple move.

“Alternatively, we’ll work with a trusted agent to market the customer’s home on the open market via our EasyMove scheme. With EasyMove it doesn’t matter if they’re moving up the housing ladder or downsizing.  When they receive an acceptable offer, they’ll be able to reserve their new home from us. Contracts on the two properties will be exchanged simultaneously and we’ll even pay the agent’s fees.”

The final properties at Seven Acres include a choice of two and three-bedroom homes, priced from £269,995 to £299,995.

The homes enjoy an idyllic village setting, close to the River Tame.

The development makes a great base for commuters as the homes are just four miles from the A38, and seven miles from the M6 toll road. Trent Valley Station is only four miles away providing links to Birmingham New Street and London Euston.

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