1. A computer generated image of the four-bedroom Ashley from Elan Homes at Millfields

THINGS are looking up for homeowners looking to move up the housing ladder in Middleton.

Elan Homes is offering a sustainable solution to family living in the shape of townhouses set out over three floors at its popular Millfields development. Plus, with part exchange considered, sellers could become buyers without being entangled in a complicated and potentially slow-moving chain.

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, explained: “At Elan we aim to balance the need for housing with making best use of the land available. Millfields is a prime example of this as more than quarter of the homes we’re building are set out over three floors. By maximising the potential of the land, we’re providing family sized homes on a smaller footprint than if we were building traditional two-storey homes. They also offer excellent value for money compared with similar-sized homes set out over two floors. Plus, it’s well documented that new build homes are well insulated, with energy efficient heating systems and appliances included as standard, making them kinder to the environment and potentially cheaper to run.”

Among the three-storey homes available is the four-bedroom semi-detached Ashley. Priced from £289,995, it offers 1,276 sq ft of well-planned living space.

The well-equipped kitchen is at the front, with a combined living and dining room at the rear of the property, with French doors leading out onto the garden. A convenient cloakroom completes the ground floor.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms, one with en-suite, plus the family bathroom.

Up on the top floor are two further bedrooms and a shower room.

“The housing market is booming at the moment with homes selling fast and prices continuing their upward trend. While this is good news for the industry, some people are worried they might miss out on their dream move because they have a property to sell,” Marie explained.

“We’re offering to step in and help them step up with part exchange. Effectively Elan will act as a cash buyer for the customer’s home. There are no agent’s fees to pay, they won’t be held back by a complicated chain and they can even stay in their current property until the new one is ready.”

For more information about the homes at Millfields or to make an appointment to view the show homes call 01618265509 or see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/millfields.