New build homes today are often 20% smaller than homes built in the 1970s. Forty years ago there was room for a garage and two cars on the drive of most semis, commonly built 12 to the acre. Today, buyers are lucky to get one parking space outside a terrace, built up to 24 to the acre.
We wanted to look at the pros and cons of purchasing a new build home, and what the advantages and disadvantages are of buying an old house.
The main benefit of a new build home is the fact that it will be perfectly finished, clean and safe to move straight into. You’ll know that everything is up to building regulations and won’t need replacing for a long time. Also, you might be able to dictate the wall colors inside, so you don’t need to paint!
When you are buying a new home straight from the house builder, there are no onward chains to worry about. Some house builders even have Part Exchange offers, so you don’t have to worry about problems with selling your current home.
All new homes in the UK are covered by a 10-year home warranty and insurance guarantee. The warranty protection provides a very comprehensive cover against a range of potential problems, including any issues with the construction of the home itself. The warranty is free to the home buyer – the house builder takes out the warranty.
New builds aren’t for everybody, aesthetically. One man’s perfect home is another’s unappealing prospect and for some people, new build properties don’t hold any aesthetic joy. This is because they tend to be found on large estates, where every house has a similar look, leading to a lack of individuality. Even the gardens tend to be the same!
You can contact us on 033 0123 0065 today and we are always happy to be of assistance with any help that you need.