Q: What are the major benefits of buying a new build home for first-time buyers?
A: There are so many advantages to buying a new home now and the vast majority would offer the following:-
- Progressive design with more light and higher ceilings to improve quality of life
- More energy efficient so cheaper to run with lower bills
- A higher standard specification often with kitchen appliances included, and other choices are available to tailor make your new home
- Every new home comes with a 10 year warranty for peace of mind
- Chain free, and the purchase can be pushed through extremely fast if necessary
- A variety of useful schemes and incentives to help fund deposits and sale of existing home
Q: What are the first questions potential buyers of new built properties should ask?
A: Buyers should discuss their own circumstances with the site sales advisers so they can advise how best to proceed. So for example, if the buyer has a property to sell, the developer might be able to offer Part Exchange or an Assisted Move (pay for the estate agent's fees). Often developers can offer incentives and promotions so the buyer should ask which plots are applicable where flooring might be included, or Stamp Duty paid. Most new homes sites allow the buyer to choose from standard specification options like colour of carpets or upgradeable extras so it would be useful for the buyer to ask for these details. Finally, the buyer would be wise to find out when the new home is predicted to be ready to occupy so they can prepare for the move and arrange a mortgage for that period.
Q: Do new built homes tend to be better value for money? Why?
A: They certainly can be when all of the specification installed as standard is taken into account. So for example, the marketing price will usually be higher than a like for like second hand property, but the new home may have the latest kitchen appliances throughout, quality ceramic tiled/carpeted flooring, a fully equipped utility room, landscaped garden etc.
Q: What other factors are there to consider when looking at a new built home?
A: Buyers should always consider what stage of the development they are buying at as some sites might well be building for several years. This could affect when the new school, doctors surgery, bus stops etc will be built particularly on larger sites.
Q: Why is now a better time than ever to move into a new built home?
A: Not only is there so much choice in new build homes now, there are a lot of exciting developments going through the planning system and projects about to be started. Many of these sites are really pushing the boundaries to offer buyers better lifestyle options in their homes.
Q: How can potential buyers find out more about new built properties?
A: Just contact Andrews dedicated New Homes team in the area you’re searching or one of our local branches who will help put you in touch with us. As we are selling so many sites locally, we really can be a one-stop-shop for your new homes search.
Q: What can Andrews Land & New Homes offer potential buyers?
A: Our New Homes team only sells new homes, so we can advise buyers with a great deal of experience and detail to help them make the right choice and take advantage of the incentives on offer.