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Advantages Of Buying A New Build Property

Posted 11 October 2021 by Helen Christie

Demand for new build homes at all price brackets is at a record high...

With demand for new build homes at all price brackets at a record high, Andrea Fawell, sales and marketing director at Kebbell, tells us why buyers are flocking to buy new build properties.

Changes in demand - With many workers adopting a flexible work-from-home model following the pandemic, momentum is partly being driven by changing space requirements with properties that offer good work-space and high speed broadband at a premium. Demand for new builds is also being driven by a new increased desire to move out of the bigger cities as home-owners are increasingly prioritising indoor/outdoor living, attractive gardens, being close to open public spaces and being part of close communities.

Up-to-date design - New accommodation is designed to fit in with modern tastes such as open plan kitchen/diners, utility rooms, a downstairs WC, wet rooms rather than shower cubicles, slim profile framed patio doors that maximum light, and en suite bathrooms. Many older properties may lack these.

Chain-free - No onward chain means a much smoother, quicker process so buyers can move straight in.

New, fresh, luxurious - Buyers love moving into a fresh, luxurious home where everything is new from the carpets to the kitchen. All they have to do is unpack and then enjoy their new home knowing there is nothing that needs to be done; no walls have to be smashed through, there is no need for planning, to redecorate or change the kitchen cabinets or bathroom.

Personalising a blank canvas - A new build home can give the buyer exactly what they want; a blank canvas to personalise to their taste. Many new home buyers have the special opportunity to choose finishes such as tiles, wall colours, carpets, fittings and work-tops.

Easier for downsizers - Downsizer buyers often don’t want to compromise on space, storage or quality of fittings and are also looking for a lovely garden but one that doesn’t need huge maintenance. New builds like Osborne House, which comprises luxurious apartments in a gated development in Sunningdale set amongst secluded communal gardens, have consequently ticked the boxes for many downsizers in the last year.

Support and incentive schemes - There are several government schemes to help buyers with the purchase of new build homes, such as Help to Buy, Armed Forces Help to Buy, Part Exchange and Shared Ownership. Ask your developer if they offer any of these schemes.

Virtual and Covid-secure viewings - Online tours of new homes make the process much more effective. Potential buyers already know a lot about the homes before they even visit the development and are more likely to already be serious buyers. While we are still enduring the pandemic, new homes are more Covid-secure than walking into a pre-owned house with people living there. Equally individual sellers might not want to put their homes on the market during lockdown, whilst developers still have extensive protocols in place to ensure we are Covid-secure.

Cornelian Fields (Kebbell)

No need to save up for improvements in the future - While it is hard to increase the value of new homes initially, you are not having to invest and make complicated, costly and time consuming adaptations to see capital growth. Your priority might be to enjoy an incredible family home to last you for the next 20 years rather than quick capital growth following a host of required investments and improvements.

Minimal maintenance - A new home shouldn’t need much maintenance or many repairs in the immediate future and usually comes with a warranty against structural defects. The security and fire standards will be completely up to date to give you peace of mind.

Building a community - Buying a home as part of a new development is a wonderful way to meet new like minded people and to really feel like you belong. Everyone is likely to want to make the effort to meet the neighbours and build a community.

Energy efficiency - New properties are usually significantly more energy efficient, sometimes reducing your electricity, gas and water bills by half. Solar panels offer incredible financial and environmental benefits and underfloor heating; which comes as standard in all Kebbell homes, evenly distributing heat far more efficiently than traditional radiators.

New garden - A totally new garden means you can plan and plant exactly what you would like. Perhaps you want a large lawn, or to create a focal point around a patio table and fire pit for lovely evenings outside. Maybe you are a keen gardener and want to grow all your own veg? The choice is yours from the outset.

 

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