The best things about buying a blank canvas
A new property offers you a fresh start with no upgrading costs and a blank canvas for you to make your house a home.
Today’s new build homes are designed with modern buyers in mind and often include open plan living, extra storage facilities and security features.
New research carried out by the Home Builders Federation has found that the cost of upgrading an older property to the same standard of finish and functionality they could expect from a new build home, the cost could be up to £51,643.
Whether it’s the price of buying and fitting a new kitchen or having a house rewired, the costs for people moving into an older home can quickly mount up.
And the savings continue: while just 26% of second hand homes achieve an energy efficiency rating of A to C, 94% of new homes built last year could boast such standards.
New homes come in a variety of designs and styles to suit modern lifestyles. Whether it’s a first time buyer taking that first step on the ladder, a second stepper moving to raise a family, or a downsizer, new builds offer something for everyone.
New builds are qualityguaranteed with a 10-Year warranty from the New HouseBuilding Council which covers any structural issues that might arise after completion.
One of the biggest advantages of buying a new home, if you are first time buyer, or have already sold your home, is being able to move in as soon as it’s complete.
For those who still have a house to sell, it’s worth checking if part exchange is available, as this can also be a viable solution if you need to move quickly.
There are more ways than ever now to help you get on to the property ladder or to take another step. Help to Buy is a government-backed initiative designed to help people buy a home and there are a number of different options available,