Are you considering buying a new home? New-build homes are a popular option for both first-time buyers and those taking another step on the property ladder, and rightfully so. Here are nine reasons why a new-build house should be your new home.
1. Design it your way
Untouched by questionable décor and poor DIY from previous owners, a new build home is a fresh start for you and your family. Whether you’re a clean and simple minimalist or an experimental eccentric, a new-build home is a blank canvas on which to stamp your own style and personality from the day you collect your keys.
2. Designed for modern living
New build homes are equipped with the latest high-spec appliances and fittings to ensure maximum efficiency and air purity. Complete with central heating, double-glazed UV-trapping windows and thick insulation, new homes are estimated to generate around 60% less carbon dioxide emissions than older homes. This means you use less energy and do your bit for the planet!
3. Low maintenance
The last thing you want to do after buying a new home is worry about maintenance costs for a leaky roof or boiler repairs. New build homes are built to meet the latest stringent regulations with durable and cutting-edge materials that are designed to last. Moreover, brand new homes come with lengthy warranties which offer greater peace of mind and let you enjoy your new home to the fullest.
4. No chain
Just as there are no previous owners from which to inherit gaudy décor, there are no residents waiting to move out of a new-build home. Brand new homes are available to move into as soon as they’re completed, meaning you can move at your own pace with less stress and more certainty – great for first-time buyers and families!
5. Low costs
Did you know new home owners are saving up to 57% more a year on energy bills compared to those living in updated Victorian homes? That's a whopping saving of up to £1,400 per year (the equivalent of 409 pints of beer - we checked!).
6. A helping hand
Whereas estate agents can offer support when purchasing an existing home, a new home builder can offer expert advice, dedicated guidance and even financial support! From Erris Homes' popular Smart Move and Part Exchange schemes to early-bird incentives when reserving a home off-plan, house hunters can often save thousands when they decide to buy a new-build home directly from the developer.
7. Be part of a community
Some buyers may be daunted at the idea of moving into an already-established community. Residents of new-build developments will often meet neighbours who are at similar stages of life as themselves and create an emerging community amongst themselves. This is a great way for first-time buyers to share experiences as they settle into a new home, and for children to make new friends!
8. Guaranteed parking
Fed up of having to park down the road from your house instead of right outside? A new-build home often comes complete with an in-built garage or lengthy driveway to reduce congestion and make access to your home as easy as possible. With a new-build home, you’ll no longer have to compete for parking space on a busy and overcrowded road - an added bonus on moving day!
9. Well connected
You may be moving home, but it doesn’t mean you have to leave friends and family behind. New-build developments are carefully located to keep residents well-connected to various transport links, ensuring your new home works for you and your career, as well as keeping your nearest and dearest only a train ride away.
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