Are you thinking about buying a new home? Buying a house can be a tricky and lengthy process. Identifying your perfect home takes time and – with the rise of new build homes – it’s not always easy to know whether to purchase a new or an already existing property.
That’s why we’re exploring 7 reasons why buying a new home might be a worthy investment. These range from the peace of mind you can gain from warranties, which are governed by bodies such as the National House Building Council (NHBC), to the advantages of personalisation, which you can experience by co-designing the interior finishing touches within your new build home.
Check out our 7 points that describe why a new build might be a good idea for you:
1.Unpack and go
A brand new home lets you benefit from a simple, stress-free and fast move-in process. With everything new and fully inspected – from freshly painted walls and efficient electrical systems, such as solar power, to integrated appliances, including the latest models of fridge-freezers, dishwashers and ovens – all you have to do is just move your furniture in. You’ll be settled into your new home in no time.
2.Be the first
Buying a new home means you’re completely in control of your own blank canvas. You’ll have the scope to decide many details of your interior design. In addition, you’ll gain added peace of mind, because – unlike with many older houses – you won’t have to worry about certain concerns, such as boiler repairs, surveys, asbestos and mould.
Investing in a new property can be a very exciting process, especially because you can customise many aspects of your home to match your exact specifications. You’ll be able to be as creative you like, with choices ranging from kitchen cabinets to unique countertops, flooring and storage.
A new build home enables you to benefit from modern appliances throughout. House builders are continuously looking for ways to improve and improve the customer experience. They often achieve this through paying extra attention to detailed internal finishes and supplying superb-specification appliances. Imagine trying out all the untouched, modern appliances and state-of-the-art features of your new home.
The cost and time you will need to devote to the proper maintenance and upkeep of a house is a key factor to consider when making a home-buying decision. New build properties offer the significant advantage of being energy-efficient, because they must meet mandatory minimum standard requirements. This will significantly reduce your energy costs in the long-term, whilst also reducing your carbon footprint. Many existing older properties are not energy-efficient, and, whilst you could bring them up to standard, modifying them can be a costly and labour-intensive process.
Buying a new property means that you don’t have to wait for the seller to purchase their new home before the purchase transaction can be completed. This chain-free process is usually much smoother and quicker– allowing you to move into your new home faster and with less hassles.
7.Incentives and warrantees
Increasingly, more and more new build homes are offering additional incentives to help support the buying process. These include developers paying your legal fees and stamp duties, as well as offering many others perks. Truly, there couldn’t be a better time to invest. Additionally, developers’ warranties safeguard your investment from any snags or defects. Those developers that are accredited by the NHBC Buildmark are able to cover their new homes with the NHBC’s excellent 10-year warranty.
At Careys New Homes, we pride ourselves on building premium-quality, contemporary homes in developments that create communities, which are great environments for people to live in and enjoy their lives.
From the foundations to the roof, and everything in between – all of our homes are built with a supreme level of quality, one that we're proud to place the Carey name on.
For us, a home is so much more than just bricks and mortar – it's a place where precious memories are created and shared, for generations to come.
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