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The benefits of buying a new build

Published by Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 20th February 2020 -

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There are so many different types of property on the market these days that trying to come up with a specification for your new home can feel like an impossible task. Each come with their own pros and cons, and even after countless viewings you could still be left feeling a bit unsure. So to give you a helping hand in your decision, here’s a guide on why you might want to consider buying a new build.

Blank Canvas
Possibly one of the main attractions for people, a new build comes with a new opportunity to put your own mark on the home from the day you move in. Most homes will have a fairly basic design that is easy to tweak and redecorate into the house you envisioned. There will be next to no work having to prep the house in order to decorate, meaning you can get started whenever you like.

Low Running Costs
A huge benefit of buying a new build is that the home fits all the new regulations that have been put in place to bring down your bills and help the planet. With more eco-friendly features like better glazing on your windows, efficient heating systems and just generally a higher standard of building, your new home can help you save on those pesky utility bills.

Warranties and Guarantees
The developers sell their homes with warranties to give you the peace at mind. This tends to cover the externals of the buildings, so for example; walls and structural issues. This means that in the unlikely case that there was an issue with the build, you’re covered for a length of time and won’t have to pay out for the remedy.

Forward-Free Chain
New builds can remove a lot of the hassle of the big move as there is no forward chain to consider when deciding on important dates such as exchange and completion.

Bespoke 
Depending on the stage of construction the property is at when you make the purchase, you may have a say in some of the elements of the house itself, such as kitchen or bathroom designs.

Guidance
The developers and agents will have a team of experts dedicated to their new homes, meaning there are many people in the process to help guide you and advise you on different aspects when buying your new home. They can help get you in contact with the majority of the services you will need to employ such as surveyors and conveyancers.

Part Exchange
The developer will become your cash buyer* and buy your home, allowing you to move to the development in an easy, stress free process. No estate agent fees, no hassle and you can stay in your home until your new home is ready for occupation!
*terms and conditions apply and not in conjunction with HTB

Easy Move
The developer will allow a set period of time to sell your home and hold the plot of your choice* until you find a buyer. Estate agent fees or contribution to estate agents fees paid.
*terms and conditions apply, participating developments only

Good Investment
And finally, new homes are a safe bet on investment. Due to their nature of low maintenance and contemporary layouts, they are a hit for potential tenants if you’re considering a buy-to-let. They also appreciate in value faster (in some areas) than other homes.

If you want to find out more about the benefits of buying a new build, speak to your local team today. Or take a look at the developments currently on offer here.

 

 



Graham Ford

Since 1847, we have honed our expertise and local knowledge. Be it your home, a residential development, commercial property or a parcel of land, we’ll use our experience to help you achieve the best possible price and will support you throughout the process.

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