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 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.
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.
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.
With no need to wait for existing owners to move out, you can move into a new home as soon as it’s complete. This reduces the house buying chain and the stress and uncertainty that is often associated with moving.
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 Checkmate for additional peace of mind.
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 where buying a new build home becomes the sensible option with schemes like Help to Buy, Affordable Housing and HTB ISA’s are all available to help you get onto the property ladder.