The luxurious master bedroom in the Elan show home at Handforth Court

BETWEEN Christmas and New Year has become THE busiest time for searching for a property but act now and moving day could be closer thank you think.

Elan Homes saw a 45% increase in visitors to its website on Boxing Day 2018 compared with November 26 that year. The homebuilder also reports that web traffic on December 26, 2018 was 70% higher than the same date in 2017.

Buyers may therefore be surprised to learn that Elan will close the Handforth Court development in Handforth from December 23 through to January 2 to give their staff a well-earned break.

Elan is therefore encouraging buyers to act now to beat the post-Christmas rush.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Traditionally pre-Christmas is a quieter time for the property market, but we want to shake things up and help get people moving sooner rather than later. We would recommend anyone hoping to move in 2020 starts their search now to beat the rush.

“The increase in visitors to our website between Christmas and New Year correlates with a surge in visitors to our developments in January. We could open our show homes between the festivities, but choose not to so that our sales teams can spend quality time with loved ones.”

Handforth Court is an intimate development of three and four-bedroom townhouses on Wilmslow Road.

Current prices start from £339,995 for a three-bedroom Ashforth style property.

Set our over three floors, it features a well-equipped kitchen to the front, with open plan living and dining room at the rear. French doors open out from the living area onto the garden; while a handy cloakroom completes the ground floor.

Two bedrooms and the family bathroom are on the first floor. The crowning glory of the property is the luxurious master suite with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite that encompasses the entire top floor.

Homes are eligible for Help to Buy, giving purchasers the chance to reserve with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is covered by an equity loan, that’s interest free for five years.

Homes at Handforth Court are perfectly placed between the Cheshire countryside, Wilmslow and Manchester, enabling its residents to enjoy the best of countryside, town and city living.

To find out more, visit the show home, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, see or call 01625836840.