House for sale -sports car included

IN a drive to sell her home, one Suffolk woman is offering an extra incentive to would-be buyers - her sports car.

Mark Lord

IN a drive to sell her home, one Suffolk woman is offering an extra incentive to would-be buyers - her sports car.

Becky Eglinton, from Yoxford, near Saxmundham, is taking this rather unusual step in the hope that the chance of owning a convertible Mazda MX5 sports car will help her house get noticed among the hordes of other homes currently vying for buyers' attention.

The car comes with MOT and will be ready and waiting in the new owner's garage once the deal has been sealed.

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Ms Eglinton wants to move home so that she can be closer to the children's wear shop she owns in Framlingham.

She said: “Things just are not moving with the property market so I wanted to come up with something a little bit quirky and different to get my house noticed and hopefully attract a buyer as I have found somewhere in Framlingham and I just want to get there.

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“I wish the car was a Bentley or something. As it is it is only worth about £1,700, but it's a sweet little car and is great for driving around the country lanes with the top off.

“I suppose you would describe it as a modern collector's car. I know I have thoroughly enjoyed owning it and I will be sorry to see it go but hopefully it will be that extra little something which makes my house stand out and I am sure the new owner will enjoy it as much as I have.”

She added: “It is taxed and MOTed and the new owner would just have to arrange their own insurance.”

Estate agent Chris Webb, of Abbotts Countrywide in Wickham Market, said: “It is a good idea for owners to be a bit inventive in helping their home stand out.”

Ms Eglinton's home is Prospect House in Yoxford. It has four bedrooms and is detached. As well as coming with its own sports car, it also has a detached double garage.

The house is being sold for £335,000. For more information contact estate agent Abbotts on 01728 746474.

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