For some the chance to move straight into a perfectly packaged home is irresistible. Here are many benefits of moving into a new build home that older properties simply don’t have, and some new build myths that you just shouldn’t worry about.
There is nothing quite like moving into a brand new property, knowing no one else has lived in it - being the first to cosy up by the fire, take a bath or simply relax on the sofa. It’s completely yours and yours alone. If you are considering a new build or simply don’t know what their benefits are, we can help get you in the know.
Myth: New builds cannot be personalised
A new build home allows you to start with a blank canvas and little to no maintenance, plus many development companies give buyers the option to choose from a range of design choices.
Having this freedom to create your house to suit your own taste and style can be a selling point as it takes away hassle that is often associated with redecorating/renovating. If you prefer to live maintenance free, a new build could be for you.
Benefit: Builders can sometimes give you incentives
You may be able to cut some costs with the builders incentives - You could get some furnishings included.
Depending on which builder you buy your new property off, they will sometimes have a variety of incentives to help you out. So it’s worth asking if you can get anything included in your purchase, such as appliances, carpeting, blinds, or curtains.
Myth: New builds are not made to last
All new build homes are built using the latest industry specification and many developers offer warranties or insurance on the homes they create. In addition you are also protected for at least 10 years with a new build housing warranty so you can rest assured that if any structural damages do occur you can get help.
Benefit: No chain, no wait
You can also be relaxed about the sale of the property, as moving into a new property means there is no waiting for someone to move out - except the developer who is building! As there is no moving chain, getting into your new house should be less hassle and stress-free.
Benefit: You could get help from the government on some new build developments
If you buy a new build you can take advantage of the government’s Help To Buy Equity Loan scheme. Under the scheme, the government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your new build home, so you’ll only need a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. You won’t be charged interest on the government loan for the first five years of owning your home.
Benefit: Modern efficiency
Your energy bills may well be cheaper, too, given that they are usually better insulated than period homes. For the environmentally conscious buyer this can be very reassuring, as the build will use environmentally friendly materials, and include new features such as electric car charging stations, and well sourced wood and stone.
Don’t believe the myth
When it comes to deciding between a new build or an existing property there are advantages and disadvantages with both, but make sure you don’t rule out new builds straight away! You need to weigh up what is important to you, and which type of property ticks the most boxes on your ‘must-have’ list.
New build: Wybourne Gate - Could this property be for you?
Wybourne Gate is a luxury development of two and three bedroom houses combined with a sympathetically and masterfully restored 19th century Victorian Villa providing a further Six unique and bespoke apartments.
These properties are located prestigiously along Westcliffe Road in Birkdale, Southport. Resting comfortably and privately back from Westcliffe Road and with far reaching views out to sea. This bespoke development masterfully combines both two and three bedroom contemporary built ‘Mews’ style houses, which ingeniously utilise an inverted living design to best take advantage of the surrounding vistas and stunning modern design aesthetics.