Whether you’re a first-time buyer, have a growing family, are looking to downsize to something more manageable or on the hunt for a weekend bolthole, new build homes are an excellent option that offers buyers a whole host of benefits.
From great locations to choosing your own specifications and luxury additions that sit in your house from day one, there are many reasons to buy a brand-new house and leading luxury property developer Troy Homes has listed some of the more important ones below.
New homes are built to a much higher specification than the majority of older homes, meaning you get exceptional quality for your money. One of the key advantages of buying new is that many of the luxury fixtures and fittings you’d usually have to pay extra for are often included in the price.
Standard features might include fitted kitchens complete with state-of-the-art integrated appliances, underfloor heating throughout the home, stylish bathrooms and en suites with additional touches such as heated towel rails and spacious dressing rooms.
Plus, new homes are substantially more energy-efficient than older houses. Today’s building regulations mean there are certain standards developers have to meet to make homes as sustainable as possible. As such, features like double-glazed windows, efficient heating and insulated roofs, walls and doors are all standard in new builds — meaning a more comfortable home all year round.
Stamp your style
A brand-new house provides a blank canvas which you can personalise and stamp your style onto from day one to create your perfect, dream home.
Depending on the stage of construction, you may also be able to select your own fixtures, finishes and appliances to suit your tastes. Many developers will also offer a bespoke service, letting you choose flooring, tiles and paint colours — as well as other interior design aspects like kitchen colours — if you buy off plan.
With a new home, maintenance costs should also be minimal for the first few years — giving you added peace of mind when you buy. Plus, new builds typically come with guarantees. For example, the NHBC warranty means the developer will be responsible for putting right any defects or damages to your home or common parts which are caused by a failure to build to the current standards.
Less stress and uncertainty
Once you decide to move, you’ll probably want to do so as quickly as possible. When buying a previously owned home, it’s easy to get caught up in a chain of sellers and buyers — where purchases can often fall through last minute.
However, with a new build, you can move into your home as soon as it is complete. There’s no need to wait for existing owners to move out and you’ll be dealing directly with a professional sales team which understands the complexities of moving. This reduces the house buying chain and the stress and uncertainty that is so often associated with moving.
Some developers will even offer Part Exchange, whereby they purchase your existing property when you buy a new home with them through a straightforward sale. This way, you’ll be able to avoid the inconvenience of putting your house on the market and having to pay any estate agents fees.
When you buy a property, you want to feel at home in the area as well as the house so finding the ideal location is, therefore, of the upmost importance.
Unlike older homes, new development sites will have been carefully selected with the customer in mind and chosen specifically because of their excellent access to amenities. This means you’ll never be far from a train station, quality supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, acclaimed schools or leisure facilities such as golf clubs.
New-build developers will also work meticulously with planning experts to ensure each site perfectly complements its surroundings — helping to create a vibrant and thriving community.
A wise investment
Purchasing a brand-new, modern and stylish home could well be one of the wisest and best investments you ever make. New builds offer something for everyone — and a fully furnished show home will make it even easier to choose the house of your dreams.
Troy Homes involves architects and planning experts from day one, to ensure its homes are well designed with excellent build quality and a truly impressive specification. Thanks to its personal and friendly small home builder approach, Troy Homes also strives to ensure each home is tailormade to meet the perceived customer needs.
To find your dream home, view all the current and upcoming developments in the Troy Homes collection at troyhomes.co.uk.
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