An example of the open plan layouts in new Elan homes at Brook Meadow

AS the peak time for property searches fast approaches, there’s a chance for Staffordshire buyers to get a step ahead.

Between Christmas and New Year has become one of THE busiest times for people to search for property.

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 Brook Meadow development in Loggerheads from December 23 through to January 2.

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.”

Situated on Mucklestone Road, on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, Brook Meadow offers the chance to embrace village living, yet with easy access to Market Drayton. Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford are also around 30 minutes away by car.

Brook Meadow offers a good choice of three, four and five-bedroom homes, priced from £209,995.

There are two show homes to inspire buyers – professionally styled and fully furnished examples of the Brandon and Stratford designs.

All of the properties are eligible for the Government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme. It gives buyers the chance to secure a brand new home with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is covered by the equity loan, which is interest free for five years.

The show homes at Brook Meadow are open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.

For more about the development call 01630318092 or see