With the government promising hundreds of thousands of new build homes across the UK, the market will soon be full of new houses. In the Lancashire area, many developments are now coming up for sale, including some in Lancaster and Colne, with both flats and houses available. But what are the advantages of buying a new build over an older home?
Moving home can be stressful, so many homebuyers don’t want to spend a lot of time decorating their home before they settle down. New builds have the advantage of being in a brand-new condition, so they’re excellent for families who don’t want to spend time on a fixer-upper. Those who move into a new home have everything sorted, from electric connections to new carpet, so there’s less for them to do.
With many schemes to get them on the property ladder, new builds have become particularly popular with first-time buyers. This is because:
- Offers such as shared ownership and help to buy mean they don’t need a big deposit
- Many new homes come with a warranty
- Some sellers offer stamp duty rebates and other incentives
- Homes have modern, neutral décor so not much needs to be done to them
Buying and moving into your first home can certainly be daunting, and new builds make it easier for first time buyers, so they don’t need to contact a utility company or do any of the endless chores that people have to do when they first move in.
New build homes are built to modern standards, which means energy efficiency has been considered at every stage of the build. By contrast, a lot of older homes can be hard to heat and might have old insulation that needs replacing. Period properties, in particular, have high ceilings and it’s often hard to install a brand new central heating system that’ll be efficient. New homes often come with smart meter upgrades and other features that make them cheaper to run, which is great for families or those who like to keep to a tight budget.
Add your own touches
Buying a new build home allows buyers to add their own touches and make the place their own. Some buyers prefer a blank canvas to work with, rather than having to strip the place down before decorating. Most new builds come with the basics such as carpets, wooden flooring, and some appliances, but the rest is up to the individual to choose, and it’s easy for them to create their own style.
Many new build estates are on the outskirts of Lancashire towns, which will give them a community feel. Often brought by new families, these areas will no doubt bring people together, with everyone moving in at the same sort of time, so they’re more likely to meet their neighbours.
To find out more about utility connection services for new builds, get in touch with Connections2energy on 0161 359 59590. Based at Suite 18, Link 665, Business Centre, Todd Hall Road, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 5HU, they work with customers across the UK.