For many people, the decision whether to buy a newly-built home rather than an older property is simply a question of taste. But, for most, it’s also about practicality and common sense!
One of the obvious advantages of buying a brand new property is that they tend to be much easier to look after - not just because everything is new, but also because there is no history of neglect or botched maintenance to contend with. Not only that, but since the majority of new homes come complete with a 10-year National House-Building Council (NHBC) guarantee, you also benefit from the sort of long-term peace of mind that is simply not on offer with older properties. And depending on the stage of completion, you will often be able to specify certain aspects of the internal finish and fittings.
Another desirable feature of new homes in these eco-conscious times is that they are much more energy efficient and economical to run. New-builds have more insulation in their walls, lofts and floors then older homes, and this together with double glazing can help reduce energy bills. And while all are fitted with modern, high-efficiency boilers, some also come with solar panels and other renewable energy systems, making them even better for the environment, as well as your pocket.
Particularly for first-time buyers and investors, new builds are also a popular option, because they have the great advantage of being chain-free. However, whether you are a first-time buyer or not, arguably the biggest advantage of buying a new-build property lies in the sheer range of financial and other incentives that developers are prepared to offer to help the purchase along. Attractive financial incentives, a smoother transaction, minimal maintenance, greater peace of mind, brand new fixtures and fittings and lower ongoing running costs – all in all, it looks like game, set and match for buying new-build!
At Williams and Donovan, we understand the importance of providing you with the best possible advice. To that end, our experienced team will identify the best options available to suit your requirements, guide you through the process every step of the way, and help you secure and complete the purchase of your brand new home as smoothly as possible.