Home builder offers to cover stamp duty
FORGET bagging a bargain in the January sales, with Elan Homes you could buy a new home in Stockport this month and save thousands.
The UK home builder is offering those who want to make a fresh start in 2016 an extra boost worth more than £5,000.
Sales director for Elan Homes in the north, Marie Morris, said: “Stamp duty is an added cost associated with buying a home that is often overlooked.
“In some cases the tax bill can mean that people miss out on their preferred property as their budget won’t stretch that far.
“While research from the Halifax suggests that the average home buyer is around £4,500 better off as a result of changes to stamp duty introduced in 2014, those who purchase a property at Cherry Tree Park could be in line for further savings as we’re offering to cover the tax on selected homes.”
Cherry Tree Park offers 49 properties in a choice of three, four and five-bedroom designs in the residential suburb of Great Moor.
Marie added: “As an extra bonus we’ll even include flooring too.
“But buyers will need to act fast as the incentive is only available to those who reserve in January.”
Elan will pay the £5,000 stamp duty on the three-bedroom Aldgate, priced at £299,995. The company will also cover the £6,250 tax bill on the four-bedroom Langley, on the market at £324,995.
Set out over three floors, the Aldgate features an open plan kitchen and dining room to the ground floor, with French doors leading to the rear garden. The spacious lounge, a family bathroom and a bedroom are on the first floor.
The master bedroom, complete with en suite, and the third bedroom are on the top floor.
The Langley is also a three-storey townhouse with a similar ground floor layout.
The lounge, second bedroom and a shower room are on the first floor. Up on the second floor are three further bedrooms, including the master with en suite, and a family bathroom.
To find out how you could stamp out stamp duty when you buy a new home in Stockport, visit Cherry Tree Park, where the show home is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.
●● An example of the spacious lounges in Elan homes