For those of you who might be caught in the middle somewhere, weighing up the pros and cons of both, here are some advantages you can be sure to receive if you decide to buy a new build.
One of the most stressful parts of moving house is being caught in a chain and everything is out of your control. With new builds, you aren’t at the mercy of other buyers and the house is ready to move into straight away as you aren’t waiting for previous owners to move out. This ultimately reduces the amount of uncertainty often associated with moving house.
The only hold up you might have will be with the builder. Effectively, you can move as quickly as the builder can build the house.
Put your own stamp on it
The property will be untouched by any previous owners, leaving you with a blank canvas to work with and style up as your own.
You may get a 10 year guarantee
When you buy a new build house, you’re protected by a home warranty. This means you can relax knowing that should anything untoward happen, you may be covered for up to 10 years.
The day-to-day running of a household can be quite expensive once you’ve broken it down by electricity, water rates, heating etc. All new builds are built to the latest building standards, which includes:
- Water-saving systems
- Low CO2 emissions
- Double-glazed windows
- Efficient boilers
New builds are now roughly 50% cheaper to run than much older houses, this could equate to sizable annual savings.
New build houses are built to an excellent quality, from the new fixtures and fittings to lightweight trusses in the roof, double glazed windows and insulated walls.
The builders also work closely with local planners and the Environmental Agency to ensure they are creating a development that isn’t at risk of flooding.
Whether it's understanding mortgages or finding the perfect neighbourhood, our articles have got you covered on your journey to homeownership. To speak to an adviser that specialises in new builds, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help answer any questions you have.