If you are thinking of moving home or buying your first property, there has never been a better time to buy a brand new home.
We, at the Putterills New Homes office, want to tell you some of the many advantages that new build has over the second hand property market….
For starters, the standard of home building in the UK has never been higher than it is today. New build properties benefit from high specification finishes and improved energy efficiency; providing a modern, stylish living environment that is low maintenance and cost effective.
And when you move in, you will love the fact that everything is new - clean and untouched by previous owners. You have a blank canvas on which to stamp your own style and taste – you won’t have to put up with a previous owner’s choice of kitchens and bathrooms - you can choose what YOU really want to create your dream home.
So then, let’s consider some of the main advantages of buying a brand new home:-
First of all, you will be able to move into your new home as soon as it is complete, at a date that YOU choose, because there is no need to wait for existing residents to vacate. There is no upper buying chain, which means the whole process is much quicker, without the stress and hassle!
Most developers offer fantastic incentives, which make it easier still – such as Part Exchange, Stamp Duty or the Government’s low deposit Help to Buy Scheme. With this scheme, you would only need a 5% deposit, together with the 20% government loan and a 75% mortgage (subject to terms and conditions). This scheme is being used by many first and second time buyers, enabling them to get onto the property ladder with minimal deposit!
In general, new homes are built to a much higher specification than many older homes because of modern materials and building regulations. They offer a range of brand new fixtures and fittings - from stylish fitted kitchens with sparkling new appliances, to en-suite bathrooms and practical flooring.
Often, dependent on build stage, you have the opportunity to upgrade your specification, perhaps at extra cost, but it means that you can add some finishing touches to suit your choice.
Most new homes will have appropriate heating systems, wall and loft insulation, double glazed windows and doors.
Research shows that new homes built to energy efficiency standards announced by the Government in 2013, are cheaper to heat and so you could save money on bills.
New homes are built to make use of every inch of space and provide practical and flexible living space, designed for modern living, whatever your circumstances, whether you are single, a couple, a growing family or downsizer.
Most new homes come with a NHBC (or similar) 10 year defect warrantee, providing new owners with total peace of mind.
Buying a new home means there aren’t any renovations, repairs or DIY, meaning that once you have moved in, your new home with be low maintenance and therefore you can spend more time with family and friends, entertaining in your new home.
When you move to a brand new home, you will get a unique opportunity to make new friends and be part of an emerging community. Everybody is starting from scratch, so getting to know your neighbours and community is easier as you settle in and discover your new surroundings together.
All new homes adhere to high building standards. These standards relate to every aspect of a building's construction including its structure, ventilation, sound insulation, electrical and fire safety, so you can enjoy living in a safe and secure environment for you and your family.
Check out our range of New Homes available through our Putterills Land and New Homes department today.