Elan Homes is hosting a Help to Buy event at The Dunes, Formby, this Saturday (January 11)

IT’S home to some of Merseyside’s most expensive properties, but those who think they can’t afford to live in the Formby area are invited to take a fresh look at the neighbourhood this Saturday (January 11).

Just around the corner from Victoria Road, aka Millionaires’ Row, Elan Homes is hosting a Help to Buy event. It will be a chance for buyers to find out how the Government-backed scheme can make owning a brand new three or four-bedroom home easier to afford.

Known as The Dunes, in recognition of the nearby sand dunes, the Elan development enjoys a sought-after location within walking distance of the beach and famous red squirrel reserve.

Freshfield station is less than 15 minutes’ walk away, offering commuter connections to Liverpool city centre.

The neighbourhood is also home to upmarket supermarket Waitrose and an M&S Simply Food.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, explained: “Formby is renowned as one of Merseyside’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Properties on Victoria Road sell for in excess of £1 million but less than half a mile away at The Dunes, homes are much easier to afford.

“The offer of Help to Buy makes living here an even more attractive prospect. Purchase in this way and you should only need a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage.”

Current prices at The Dunes start from £339,995. Homes are eligible for Help to Buy, giving purchasers the chance to take out an equity loan for up to 20% of the price. The equity loan is interest free for five years.

A four-bedroom Newbury style property, set out over three floors is available to view to give buyers a taste of life at The Dunes.

At the heart of this home is an open-plan kitchen/ family/dining area, with adjoining utility room and cloakroom, plus French door access to the rear garden. There’s also a spacious lounge at the front of the property.

On the first floor, there are three bedroom and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is on this level and features the modern day essential en-suite, plus the luxury of a dressing area.

The fourth bedroom is on the top floor, along with a shower room and another room that could be used as a study, gym, play room or guest room.

Find out more about using Help to Buy to purchase a home at The Dunes, with a visit to the development on Saturday, January 11.

For the latest availability and pricing call 01704779364 or see www.elan-homes/co.uk/the-dunes.