What are the advantages of buying a brand new home? S&G New Homes Consultant Sarah Gili-Ross gives 8 benefits of buying new-
- One of the main appeals of buying a new home is the new home guarantee that house builders should offer. A new homes warranty is normally a 10 year insurance policy which protects buyers of new homes from structural defects. It gives you piece of mind that throughout the build your home has been checked that it has been built to the highest of standards. There are many recognised policy’s which all have their own benefits and also gives your lender the confidence to release the funds for your purchase.
- New homes are designed to fit around you and your family’s life. You will find well designed new build homes that are smart with space, offering flexible and happy living spaces.
- Remove the stress of an onward chain and remove the possibility of it falling apart and stopping you from living in your dream home in no time at all; this financial year our average new home took 9 weeks to reach exchange.
- A new home is your freshly painted blank canvas. Some developers may offer you a choice on your new kitchen, bathrooms and flooring that you can personalise to your needs and taste. Even if the house is complete most builders will have had expert advice on those interior fittings which would have been selected from the latest ranges.
- Often incentives are offered by the house builder which can be at huge saving to you; for example negotiating to leave a show homes curtains and blinds could save you possibly thousands of pounds!
- Whether it’s hot or always cold outside your new home will keep you happy all year round. Your lower heating bills should give you a warm glow too with the benefit of the latest heating systems, double glazed windows and insulation methods used in new homes.
- New homes are now, on average, roughly 50% more cost efficient and 65% more energy efficient than Victorian ones and use 30% less water than older properties.*
- Purchasing a new home gets rid of the stress of repairs and renovations. Everything in a new home has been built to last, from the foundations up. So even in five years’ time, you shouldn’t be spending your weekends doing those frustrating odd jobs. It’s estimated that updating an older house to new-home specification standards would cost you more than £43,000.*
*Energy and cost saving figures from the Zero Carbon Hub based on 2013 regulations. Water estimate from the Consumer Council for Water. Updating cost based on an average 3 bedroom semi-detached house (figures supplied by the House Builders Federation).
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