Wise words and good ad­vice

“Learn to see in another’s calamity the ills which you should avoid”

EDP Norfolk - - Property -

Def­i­nitely wise words from the Ro­man writer Publil­ius Syrus that still hold true to­day, if you’re wise enough to heed! Like most things in life, there are good and bad ex­am­ples wher­ever you look; good and bad car deal­ers, good den­tists, bad den­tists. And that’s why when buy­ing some­thing as im­por­tant as a new build home it’s es­sen­tial to do your re­search so you can make an in­tel­li­gent, well in­formed de­ci­sion and find your dream home.

So what are some of things you need to know? Find out as much as you can about the builders you’re con­sid­er­ing buy­ing from. As a min­i­mum ask the fol­low­ing; have they got a good rep­u­ta­tion, what is the qual­ity and fin­ish of their build­ing like, what do their cus­tomers say about their homes, do they use qual­ity and low main­te­nance prod­ucts, do they give a warranty from a rep­utable or­gan­i­sa­tion such as the NHBC and do they give good cus­tomer ser­vice? Of course any new build home is bound to have a few mi­nor ’snags’, but it is how they are dealt with by the builder that makes the dif­fer­ence be­tween good and bad ser­vice. Also thor­oughly read the small print, find out ex­actly what’s in­cluded and what’s not in­cluded in the cost of the home as some of the items shown in showhomes may be ‘ex­tra fea­tures’ that you have to pay for.

Philip Make­peace MD of Nor­folk Homes said: “It’s no won­der they say buy­ing a home can be one of life’s big­gest stresses, but if you do your home­work you should be con­fi­dent in your pur­chase. We’re proud to have built a great rep­u­ta­tion for build­ing new homes of the high­est qual­ity and ex­cep­tional cus­tomer ser­vice over the last 33 years. Many of our cus­tomers have bought a sec­ond or even third home from us! But we never take our suc­cess for granted and are al­ways look­ing for ways to con­tin­u­ally im­prove.” So we hope you heed Publil­ius’s words! Nor­folk Homes, giv­ing you so much more.

Buy from a builder with a good rep­u­ta­tion

Un­der­floor heat­ing is in­cluded in all our houses.

Com­pare our spec­i­fi­ca­tion against oth­ers, you’ll be im­pressed

Look care­fully at the fin­ish

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