Top reasons to buy new!
When looking for a house, it’s rare you’ll find somewhere that you could move into without even adding a lick of paint. Besides it’s perfectly natural to want to make “a house a home” and add your own personal touches in the process. You might want to treat yourself to a new kitchen or bathroom, or it could just be that the old boiler needs replacing.
A new build home offers you a blank canvas and gives you the chance to work with the builder to help shape the house you’re moving into before you get there. Not only that on average new homes built in England and Wales today are 65% more energy efficient than a Victorian house of the same style.
In fact, there are lots of reasons to buy a new home – and here are just a few of the best:
A fresh start
A new home is fresh, bright and clean, untouched by previous owners and their dodgy DIY! It provides a blank canvas on which to stamp your own style and personality from day one.
The price is right
Most housebuilders price their homes to sell swiftly, particularly in these competitive times. Combined with generous incentives and possibly help with moving costs, you’ll be getting unbeatable value for money.
Greener and cheaper
Today’s new homes are built to the latest environmental standards, so they are not only better for the planet but cheaper to run. As well as reducing carbon dioxide emissions, the energy efficiency of new homes means you could save up to £1,400 a year on utility bills, compared to a Victorian equivalent.
More for your money
New homes are built to a much higher specification than the majority of older homes, so you get more for your money. Central heating, double-glazing and high standards of roof, floor and wall insulation all included in the price.
Standard features often include fitted kitchens with integrated appliances and stylish bathrooms and cloakrooms.
Peace of mind
86% of new home buyers would recommend their builder to a friend whilst 90% would buy new again. Most house builders also provide a comprehensive customer care service, and new homes come with a 10 year warranty issued by organisations such as the NHBC for additional peace of mind.
Spoilt for choice
New homes offer something for everyone. There are countless designs and styles to choose from in all price ranges. Many builders offer a bespoke service to choose decorations, fixtures and fittings or extra items at an additional cost. This can include flooring, interior design or even garden landscape service. And fully furnished show homes and sales complexes, staffed by helpful sales advisers and often open seven days a week, can make it much easier to choose the home of your dreams.
Less chain, less hassle
With no need to wait for exisiting owners to move out, you can move into a new home as soon as it’s complete. This reduces the house buying chain and tehs stress and uncertainty that is often associated with moving.
A wise investment
Owning a new home could well be one of the best investments you could ever make and provide a comforting nest egg for the future. But it’s important not to overstretch your finances or speculate on short term price rises. Of course, house prices can go up or down but it’s easy to see why so many people feel that buying a new home, particularly with all the help that builders can provide, was their best move ever.
Ways to Buy
For first-time buyers, getting on the property ladder and buying their first home can seem like a daunting if not, impossible task. And the main barrier for most is the dreaded deposit. There’s no way round it, saving enough of a deposit requites time and patience. But what if you didn’t have to save as much as you thought? That’s were buying a new build home becomes the sensible option with schemes like Help to Buy, Shared Equity and HtB ISA’s are all available to help you get onto the property ladder.