If you’re currently looking to take your next step on the property ladder, one of the main decisions you’ll have to make is whether to choose an older period home or whether to purchase a brand new, modern property.
Though period homes have their charms and are easy to fall in love with at first sight, if you’re looking for a solid, reliable and stress-free purchase, a new home may actually be your better option.
To help you make up your mind, here are just a few reasons why new homes make fantastic property purchases.
If you find the property of your dreams before it’s been completed, there’s a good chance the developer will allow you to customise certain aspects of the plans.
This lets you put your stamp on the property and ensures everything will be just as you want it when moving day rolls around.
Depending on the developer, your new home may also come with a guarantee, so if anything does do wrong with the structure of the building, it will be repaired free of charge.
This can take a big weight off your shoulders as there’s nothing worse than finding a big, expensive fault with a property just after you’ve moved in.
From cleaning the chimney to sanding the floorboards, old houses take a lot of maintenance.
New properties on the other hand require much less work, allowing you to simply sit back and enjoy you new home.
Likewise, there’s a lot less of a chance that something will go significantly wrong with a new home in the next few years.
This means you won’t have to worry about replacing the roof, putting in new windows or damp proofing the walls, things that can all cost a significant amount of time and money.
Energy efficient insulation
As they’re built from scratch, most modern homes are incredibly well insulated.
A great example of this is The Garden Quarter development in Caversfield, close to Oxford, where all the homes have been built to a high standard and insulated throughout.
Most new homes will also come with energy efficient appliances, helping you keep your household running costs down and helping the environment along the way.
By investing in a modern, new home, you can remove a huge amount of stress from the house buying process, allowing you to start enjoying your new property from the moment you move in.