Perhaps the main reason for choosing to buy a new build home is the obvious one!
Buying a new build property means you are buying a home where no one has ever lived there before providing you with a completely blank canvass to work from that you can put your own stamp on. You don’t have to ‘make do’ with someone elses patterned carpets, choice of kitchen or coloured bathroom suite. With a new build home the fitted kitchen will be the latest style with energy efficient appliances whilst the bathrooms are modern and clean. Whats more, most developers allow purchasers to choose from a range of kitchen units, worktops and tiling allowing you to pick exactly what you want but be sure to register your interest early enough to make sure you can still select fixtures and fittings!
Peace of Mind
New build properties come with a 10 year warranty covered by LABC, NHBC or premier. This means you have absolute peace of mind that the house has been built to the latest building regulations.
Value for Money
There is now very little difference in cost between buying new or old, so you no longer have to pay a premium if you want a newly built home, which means you can move into a brand new home saving you the cost of bringing an older home up to standard.
You can never be completely sure what you are getting with an older property. Dependent upon the level of survey you instruct areas of immediate concern might be highlighted, however with an older property there is almost certainly always some areas of ongoing maintenance, which can be costly. New build properties are virtually maintenance free so you can get on with enjoying your new home and spending your money on the things you choose!
Better Use of Space
New homes are designed to make better use of space for the modern lifestyle. Features such as a guest WC in the entrance hall and one, if not two other bathrooms.
Thanks to the advances modern building techniques and research into energy efficiency properties are now much more eco friendly than older homes and provide around 60% more energy efficiency than older homes and some even have solar panels to heat your water. The result is that you save considerably on running costs and cut your own carbon footprint, doing your bit for the environment.
Safety and Security
Modern locks, secure double glazing, mains operated smoke detectors and fire resistant materials are just some of the features you can expect as standard in a new build property.
Help to Buy
Help to Buy is the Government Scheme designed to help people purchase a new property with just 5% deposit by way of an equity loan of up to 20%. The aim of this scheme is to increase the supply of new homes in addition to the number of lower deposit mortgages with more favourable borrowing rates to the market.
Help to Buy is available to all new homebuyers, not just first time buyers.
This scheme is only available on new build homes, with a maximum purchase price of £600,000.
To see if a newly built property is right for you speak to our team today on 0161 925 3235 or view our current selection of new build developments here.