Many of us dream about buying a lovely period home. But beneath the original features & beautiful character, there may lie a long list of nightmare problems which could potentially cost you more than you expect!
Be kind to your pocket
A recent report has proved that more than one third of home buyers fork out on an average of £2,500 in repairs when they buy a second hand property. The main (and most expensive) offenders tend to be boilers, old windows & insulation – none of which are a problem when buying new.
A stress free purchase
Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you can do, however it also brings much emotion and stress for you & your family. The thought of a lengthy chain with many links and a long time delay can really put off purchasers. On top of that, the chances of things going wrong in the chain can be endless, including vendors pulling out of a transaction which is out of your hands.
By purchasing from a reputable developer or house builder, you are often provided with guarantees and warranties. Many British house builders provide purchasers with a NHBC 10-year warranty, as well as a developer guarantee which covers anything they have provided in the property. You also have the chance to view the property in detail before completion to raise any problems or ‘snags’ which can be rectified before you move in.
It’s not only your personal finances you are helping when buying a brand new home; it also helps the environment. Newly built homes are much better built than older properties which mean cheaper energy bills. House builders have to work with the most up-to-date building regulations which include double-glazed windows as standard & high quality insulation.
A brand new home is a fresh start for any purchaser. Contemporary design suiting modern lifestyles, integrated appliances and a quality finish means you can easily put your own mark on your new home without ripping out bright red carpets and dated bathroom suites! Many developers also give you the option to have your own say for every part of your new home; right down to the last tile in your stunning bathroom. A chance to purchase a new build property “off-plan” can often mean a discounted price before the properties come onto the market.
Are you considering buying a brand new property? Come & talk to the new homes department who can provide you with any advice, & also show you their range of fantastic new properties available!