Last year over 200,000 new properties were built in the UK – a 10-year construction high. With the government aiming to have built one million new homes by 2020, now is the perfect time to consider buying a brand new property. Whether you are a first-time buyer, recently had a change of living circumstances, are looking to downsize, or simply fancy a move… here is why we think new is best!
1. Put your stamp on your home
When you buy a house, you’ll want to make it your own – whether it’s just a coat of paint or an entire refurb of carpets and fittings. When you buy a new build, it is a blank canvas. You are putting the first mark on the house, which means you will likely get more for your money when decorating, because you aren’t having to undo changes previous owners made. 2. Build your community When settling down in a new neighbourhood, you often feel like the new kid on the block – sometimes for months, or even years after moving in. Most new builds available through Cerris Homes are a part of larger new build developments, meaning that lots of households will be collecting their keys within a short time frame of each other, making everybody the new kid! This allows for a new community to grow and develop, letting you have a direct influence on the shaping of your area.
3. You home will be covered If your new TV stopped working, you would expect it to be covered by the warranty. Well a home should be no different! All our new build homes are covered for the first 10 years by the National House-Building Council (NHBC) warranty. Covering any major structural issues from the roof all the way down to the foundation, the warranty on a new home can provide peace of mind and significant financial savings if anything were to go wrong.
4. Safety and security New homes will offer the latest designs, quality, safety and security. These days, most builders either fit a burglar alarm system as standard, or pre-wire for one, making it easier and cheaper for you to install after you move in. Security measures such as this help to bring down the cost of your buildings and contents insurance, and allow you feel safer in your home. Modern homes are also built to strict safety standards; incorporating the latest fire-resistant materials and smoke alarm technology.
5. Built in appliances Many first-time buyers will already own smaller appliances, such as a kettle and a toaster, but larger appliances can be expensive, particularly if you want to purchase something reliable and within your budget. Traditionally, an oven and a washing machine would be amongst your first purchases when buying a home, but over the past few years it has become more common for large developments to already have them built in, because they are able to buy them at trade prices. This may not always be the case, but it’s definitely worth checking when you view a property.
6. You won’t be stuck in a chain There are few things more frustrating than being ready and willing to buy your new home, only to find out the previous occupiers have hit a snag in their move. This is known as being stuck in a property chain. It can sometimes delay your move by weeks or months and could even end in the sale falling through, potentially costing you a lot of money. When buying a new home, you won’t be reliant on other people in a chain to do the deal, meaning you can move at a pace that suits you and the developer.
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