There has never been a better time to buy new; with the Government-backed Help to Buy Scheme allowing both first time buyers and previous home owners to buy with as little as a 5% deposit and at 80% of the agreed sale price. Developers are also offering helpful ways to tie in the sale of your own property with schemes such as Part Exchange and Home Change and new Government guidelines on home efficiency saving you money, time and effort whilst also being kinder to the environment.
1. Save money on bills
New home are more efficient –cost effective heating systems, insulation and double glazed windows and doors mean more pounds in your pocket from day one.
2. Great Incentives
Developers offer a range of offers and promotions including Part Exchange, Home Change and Help to Buy.
3. More time, money and freedom
With no time-consuming maintenance or repairs to do at the weekends you’ll have the freedom and extra cash to enjoy your spare time and extra cash to enjoy your spare time doing the things you love.
4. A fresh Start
A new home offers a blank canvass, with your choice of kitchen, bathroom and fittings and finishes.
5. Everything’s New
From efficient modern central heating, secure double glazed windows and doors, freshly painted walls and carpet as well as the newest technology all with manufacturers’ warranties.
6. No Chain
Buying new limits the chance of being caught in time consuming and often disappointment ridden chain.
New homes often come with a two-year developer warranty, plus a 10 year NHBC.
New homes are far safer and more secure than older buildings as many include security locks, lighting, smoke alarms, fire doors (where applicable), alarm systems and fire retardant materials.
9. Modern living
New homes are designed to use every inch of space as effectively as possible. Research shows that 17% of living space in older properties often goes unused.
10. High spec living
New homes come with fitted kitchen, bath suites and in some cases kitchen/dining/living rooms and additional en-suites and dressing rooms.
For more information on purchasing a new property, please contact Laura Barlow in our Land & New Homes Department.
Land and New Homes Manager