Elan is hosting a Help to Buy event at Weavers Field, Castle Cary

HOMEBUYERS in Castle Cary could make a bold move this Leap day (February 29) with Help to Buy.

Designed to make homeownership easier to afford, the equity loan scheme is exclusive to new build homes, including those at Weavers Field.

With the final six properties now on sale at the popular development, time is running out for potential purchasers.

Elan Homes is hosting a special Help to Buy event this Saturday (February 29) and Sunday (March 1) to explain how the Government-backed scheme could enable would-be homeowners to leap on or up the property ladder.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “The extra day in February presents the perfect opportunity to think about your future, particularly if you’re looking to buy your first home or move to somewhere bigger. With that in mind we’re hosting a special Help to Buy event at Weavers Field to guide potential customers through the scheme

“Many people who have already used Help to Buy tell us it’s made a big difference to their lifestyle. In some cases it’s enabled them to skip a rung on the housing ladder and buy a house to grow into rather than out of. For others, it’s meant they haven’t had to compromise on location or it has saved them time and money by not having to tackle major home improvements.”

The final phase at Weavers Field offers a choice of three and four-bedroom homes, with prices from £289,950 to £450,000.

Using Help to Buy, customers should typically only need a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage.

The remaining 20% is covered by the equity loan, which is interest free for five years.

Among the homes available is the four-bedroom detached Bunbury view home, on the market at £355,000, with turfed rear garden included in the price.

It features a dual aspect lounge, plus sociable open plan kitchen, dining and family room to maximise the potential of the space available. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

Upstairs, the master bedroom benefits from an en-suite, with the family bathroom serving the other three bedrooms.

Located on Station Road, homes at Weaves Field are within a two-minute drive or 10-minute walk from the local train station with traditional shops and pubs nearby too. The historic Somerset town hosts a weekly market, with an excellent choice of primary, secondary and independent schools nearby.

To find out more about Help to Buy, visit Weavers Field this weekend (February 29 -March 1). For more information, including the latest availability and pricing, visit https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/weavers-field.