If you’re hoping to step on the property ladder in the future, it’s important to consider all of the options available. Old vs new is one of the most popular debates, so we’ve put together this list of our top reasons why you should choose newbuild when buying your next home.
1 – The green choice
All newbuild homes have to comply with the latest building and energy efficiency regulations. This means your energy bills should be lower in a newbuild than an older property, saving you money to spend on the things you love.
2 – No chain
Being chain free removes potential stresses and delays in the home buying process. As the first resident of your new home, you won’t need to wait for the seller to move out. If you purchase off-plan, and your home is still being built, we’ll keep you as up to date as we can about progress and potential moving dates.
3 – No renovation needed
No DIY or renovations needed, as soon as you move in you’re ready to enjoy your new home. We check all our newbuild homes for quality before we give you the keys, and with everything brand-new, you won’t have to worry.
4 – Ready to move in
A newbuild home is a blank canvas, so you’ll be able to start living in your new home straight away, no need to delay because you can’t decide on a carpet colour! What’s more, each of our new homes comes with neutral finishes†. These will complement any style, so there’s no need to replace your current furniture either!
5 – Warranty
If you have made the decision to buy a new home, you’ll also benefit from a warranty, not only on the property itself, but also any provided appliances. This means that if any problems come up when you move in, we’ll be able to help**.
6 – Designed for modern life
As technology has advanced, our lives have changed too, and this is always considered in the design of new homes. Small changes, like more plug sockets allowing you to charge all your gadgets, multiple TV points and open-plan layouts, will make your day-to-day life easier. Take a look at your dream home’s specification to get a better idea of the internal design.
7 – Plenty of choice
We’re pleased to offer an exciting range of new Shared Ownership properties across the south of England, from one bedroom apartments to three bedroom houses. This means that you can choose a home that suits your needs, in your dream location, and fits the style you want*.
8 – Join a new community
One of the best things about buying a new home is the community you are welcomed into. Many other residents in your neighbourhood will also have recently moved in, and often there are great community facilities nearby. You could start some new traditions, have street parties and more!
If we’ve convinced you to buy new, or you have a few questions after reading this blog post, why not speak to our friendly Sales team? They’ll be able to discuss any properties you may be interested in, as well as the Shared Ownership scheme. Contact us >*Reservation will be subject to a satisfactory financial assessment. Completion dates are subject to change. Affordability and eligibility criteria apply. All figures are illustrative based upon buying a minimum share. Purchase share values will be determined based upon applicant’s individual financial circumstances, in line with Homes England guidelines. Applicants will be referred to a nominated mortgage advisor for a financial assessment and will be expected to maximise the percentage of share they purchase.
^For guidance on decoration and renovation to Shared Ownership homes, contact a member of our Sales team.
**Warranty may vary on selected plots. For full details on the warranty available on your new home, contact a member of our Sales team.
† Radian Homes may occasionally substitute, change or remove items within this specification. We reserve the right to make these changes as necessary, without notice, and their accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed.
Images may be computer generated and are for illustrative purposes only, so may not be representative of exact plots. Images may be of a different model of home. Individual specification, fittings and features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary. Any furnishings are virtually staged and not included in any sale, but are for guidance only.