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How the ease of living in a new build home could start BEFORE moving day

New homes in Staffordshire offer the ideal solution to modern living and with a choice of incentives available, buyers could enjoy an easier way of life before they move.

A report by the Home Builders’ Federation found that when it comes to moving home, people were concerned about uncovering nasty surprises in an older property, chains collapsing, the cost of moving and the stress of managing a sale.

The good news is that buyers can avoid those issues by moving to a new build home.

Elan Homes is currently operating across three developments in Staffordshire – Dosthill Gate in Tamworth, Seven Acres in Elford and The Sidings in Lichfield. Between them they offer a good mix of properties. 

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “At Elan we want to help make moving as simple and straightforward so that our homebuyers can enjoy the ease of living that a new build home offers. One of the key advantages of buying a new home, over an older property is that you won’t inherit the style choices of a previous owner or their DIY disasters.

“Instead of having to budget for repairs and renovations, subject to build stage you’ll be able to select from a range of options to make your home your own before moving in. There’s also the potential to save on energy bills as our new homes are highly energy efficient, with modern heating systems and integrated appliances.”


Energy efficient homes

All of Elan’s homes achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of B, making them among the most efficient available.

Based on Ofgem’s energy price cap for January 2024, the HBF estimates those living in new build houses could save £184 a month on their energy bills, compared with people in older houses. That works out at £2,200 a year.

The saving could be as high as £2,600 a year for those who buy a new house built to the latest building regulations.

Move-making incentives

Elan is offering to help buyers save time and money before they move with a choice of incentives including deposit boost, EasyMove or part exchange.

  1. Deposit boost – a £10,000 deposit boost is available on selected new homes in Staffordshire.

“Deposit boost helps purchasers’ money go further and they may be able to access better mortgage rates, usually reserved for those with more substantial savings, and enjoy lower monthly mortgage repayments,” Tracey explained.

  1. EasyMove – a scheme to help homeowners sell up and move on. It doesn’t matter if they’re moving up the housing ladder or downsizing to somewhere more manageable.

We’ll value the customer’s home and enlist independent estate agents to market it.,” Tracey added. “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.”

  1. Part exchange – trade in your current property towards the cost of a new home. “Part exchange gives the reassurance of effectively having a guaranteed cash buyer for the house you’ve outgrown without last minute haggles over price and there no hidden costs as we’ll pay for the survey and agent’s fees. There are no complicated chains or, worse, a chain that breaks and you can live in your current property until your new home is ready to move into.”
  • Dosthill Gate in Tamworth offers a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes. There are primary and secondary schools around a mile away. Dosthill Park Local Nature Reserve offers somewhere close to home to enjoy the outdoors and includes a children’s play area. Shops and restaurants are around two miles away at Ventura Retail Park. Nearby Wilnecote train station offers links to Birmingham New Street and Nottingham.
  • Seven Acres in Elford offers an idyllic village setting, close to the River Tame and just four miles from the A38 or Trent Valley Station, for links to Birmingham New Street and London Euston. The final homes are ready to move into and include a choice of two and three-bedroom homes.
  • At The Sidings in Lichfield two and three-bedroom homes are being built close to the Birmingham Cross City railway line. Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley stations are within easy reach, making the development an ideal commuter base, plus the amenities of Lichfield city centre are just a five-minute walk away. Future phases will include apartments.

To explore where Elan is building new homes in Staffordshire and beyond see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk.