There are some cracking new build properties on the market right now – we’re swooning over the latest development of our local friends JJ Acquisitions who are quickly selling properties on Barley Fields in the Wiltshire countryside! Inspired by this development, we wanted to share with you 7 reasons why you might want to consider a new build home!
Reasons To Buy A New Build Home
1. You can choose to customise your home
These days many developers and builders will offer you the opportunity to choose design aspects of your new build home – these can include positions of doors, plug sockets, cupboards, tiling, colours of spaces and worktops, and garden lawns and layouts. Remember to read the contract and ask your developer about additional costs – and enjoy creating your dream home!
2. You can buy your home before anyone even views it
Most developers offer properties off-plan – this means you can reserve your home before it is built! Not only does this mean you are the only buyers to ever step foot through the door, but you can also move in as soon as it’s built and ready, and you can even benefit from equity growth if you’ve bought in an area where house prices are on the rise.
3. Your home will be under warranty
Your home will come with a 10-year warranty and protection scheme if it is registered with the National House Building Council – check this with your developer. It’s always good to have peace of mind when buying a new home – especially if it’s your first home!
4. New build homes are low maintenance
When you move into a new build property, there are no repairs to be done and no need to redecorate unless you’re going for a very specific theme like retro 70’s or rainforest cool! You can easily move in and live without worry for a few years, unlike an older property which might need some TLC.
5. Buying a new build home is easier
With a new build there are no chains – you can go at your own pace and move in quicker. Older homes usually come with a chain of buyers and sellers, and it can be frustrating to wait for others, or even heartbreaking when a buyer or seller somewhere along the chain pulls out and the whole deal falls through. It’s also easier to deal with new build developers when you’re a first time buyer because there is no chain so the sale is straightforward.
6. You will have peace of mind knowing your home has the latest safety measures
New build homes will have the highest building standards and follow the latest safety regulations when it comes to things like fire safety, locks on doors and windows, alarms, security lighting, gated entrances and so on. No more dealing with broken fire alarms that mercilessly beep at you at 3am on the second night of your residency!
7. Your bills may be cheaper
New properties are built and fitted with the latest and best energy-efficient appliances that are cheaper to run, and proofing which ensures heat stays in and cold stays out. Every little helps when it comes to bills, especially when you’re a young person, couple of family buying your first home!