Happy New Home
Monday, January 16, 2017
Over 80% of house hunters will not consider a property that needs lots of work and over 30% of buyers will only look at new builds, according to research by Gocompare.com. Even those who prefer the character and space of older properties may not have the time or the money to tackle a “project”.
Many people like to be the first to live in a property. You can move into a new home as soon as it is complete without having to wait for existing owners to move out. Being “chain-free” reduces the stress and anxiety that is often associated with moving. New homes are especially appealing to investors; they offer the latest home designs, building materials, style, home comforts as well as coming chain-free. New homes are often designed with contemporary living in mind, maximising space efficiently while indulging lifestyle trends such as multimedia rooms. By reserving a new home in the early stages of a development you may be able to select your own fixtures, appliances, flooring and paint. In some cases you can even amend the layout to suit specific requirements.
For some expert inspiration and advice, it might be worth a visit to The Ideal Home show from 24 March - 9 April 2017 at Olympia, London.
State-of-the-art circuit breakers, fire resistant materials, smoke alarms, high-tech security systems and electric entrance gates protect new homes better from fire and theft than older properties offering peace of mind and a potential reduction in insurance premiums. A new home also offers reassurance to buyers with long-term guarantees, such as the 10 year Buildmark warranty that is provided by the National House Building Council.
Energy efficiency is buit-in; some new homes use renewable energy sources while others incorporate triple-pane windows, skylights to improve natural lighting and modern insulation that saves on heating. Today’s new homes are not only better for the planet but cheaper to run. They generate on average 60% less carbon dioxide emissions than older homes, reducing utility bills as much as £500 a year.
In short, New Homes are a good option but should be viewed as a medium to long-term investment. Property prices do fluctuate but buying a new property will at least help to keep ongoing costs to a minimum. Also, in the current marketplace, demand for newly built homes is likely to ensure a smooth resale making them an attractive proposition.
The Frost Partnership is a leading New Homes estate agent network offering high quality New Homes and restored period properties from reputable local and national developers across Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Berkshire. For more information on New Homes or to see a selection of the latest new properties we are currently marketing across our network go to New Homes .