7 reasons to buy a new build home

If you’ve made the decision to buy a new build home, then first, let us say congratulations! Whether it’s your first home or your 10th purchase, it’s the first step in an exciting journey.

So what next? Well, before you pour the coffee and spend a good few hours hunting for homes for sale, you will want to decide whether you wish to buy a new home or an ‘old’ new home! Yep, you read that right - a new ‘old’ home!

Due to the continuing growth of new build homes, it’s important to consider whether you’d prefer a ‘brand’ new home or a new build home that may have been built 2, 3 or even 6 years ago.

But how do you decide? Let’s take a look at new versus resale homes to help you work out which is best.



7 reasons to buy a new build home

#1 There is no chain

I think we’ve all heard of stories where a buyer is ready to move into their new home but someone, somewhere in a lengthy chain, holds it all up. Frustrating!

Wouldn’t it be amazing not to be reliant on anyone else’s purchases all going to plan? One less stressful part to moving home.

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#2 You have a blank canvas to create your dream home

When you move into an older home, you may need to update decor and make material changes to achieve your ‘dream’ home.

Why settle for someone else's choices when you can select your own flooring, carpets, kitchen cabinets, worktops, bath fixtures, lights and more? You may even be able to choose floor plans and layouts! And, of course, all of this work will be completed before you move in.

No need to live in a ‘building’ site while your home is being transformed to your tastes. And ultimately your home will reflect your style, not the previous owners, as soon as you move in.


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#3 You will save on running costs

Isn’t it amazing how quickly technology advances?

When it comes to your home, having the latest updates and advancement when it comes to the actual build, can and will save you on running costs. A new build home today will be even more energy efficient that one built just a few years ago.

This can save hundreds in running costs every year.

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#4 New build home incentives

When buying a new home, you may be able to utilise government incentives such as the Help to Buy Scheme.

Some developers may offer their own incentives too, or include high standard of finish versus other developments as standard.


#5 Peace of mind

Once you've moved into your new, clean and more efficient home, you will also have peace of mind if you do find any ‘snagging’.

Most new builds will come with lengthy warranties (for example; we personally will cover you for ‘snagging’ during the first year of build and then after by a structural warranty).


#5 A holding hand

House buying can be a stressful and confusing process. Buying a new home often means that you have a dedicated contact who can hold your hand through the process helping you with interiors or admin queries.

At Fotheringham homes we’re a small team and we love the relationships that are created with our clients during their home buying journey. We want the experience to be an enjoyable and exciting start to your new chapter, one that you’ll treasure for years to come.


#7 You can secure a new home right now

No sealed bids, no closing dates. It comes down to you making your choice at the right time.


In Summary

We all know that moving home can be stressful but with these 7 reasons to buy a new build home, it can be a more enjoyable and pain free process.

Have you bought a new build home or would you consider buying one? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear your views.


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