Why buy new in 2019?
It is a brand new year and a great time to start the search for the perfect home. Whether you are looking for somewhere with room to grow or the ideal place to downsize, now is an ideal time to start looking for a new home that is right for you.
When you start your search you will be faced with the classic dilemma of old vs new. Ultimately, it will come down to availability, location and personal preference as both styles of housing come with their benefits.
However, there are advantages to buying a new build that you should definitely consider – here is why buying new in 2019 could be the right choice for you...
A fresh start
Buying a home is all about new beginnings. When you buy new you are getting a totally fresh start. Not only will you be moving into a home that no one has ever lived in before, you will be getting a blank canvas just waiting to be filled with your own style and taste.
Buying new means you will not have to spend time undoing the (sometimes questionable) interior design choices of previous owners. No weird wallpaper, dodgy decorations or fitting faux-pas. You can start from scratch and have your home exactly as you like it.
Moving into a new home means that you have the confidence of knowing that everything is brand new. You will not be concerned about things like structural problems, faulty boilers or maintenance issues. This saves you both time and expense and you can get on with the important things in life like spending time with family and friends and enjoying your new home rather than endless weekends of fixing leaks and urgent DIY projects.
If this is not enough to give you peace of mind then perhaps you will be reassured by the guarantee of protection. New homes are covered with a 10-year home warranty. This means your property developer and the warranty provider are responsible for fixing structural defects in your home. That will definitely help you sleep easy!
A fixed price
One of the worst parts of buying an older home can be the haggling over price. In Scotland there is the ‘offers over’ system where it can be difficult to gauge what price to bid. In some parts of Scotland houses sell for significantly more than the asking price, muddying the waters even further for many home buyers who are unsure where to pitch their offer.
This is not the case for new homes that offer a fixed price. The price you see is the price you pay, allowing you to skip the headache of bidding entirely.
Help to buy (Scotland)
Help to Buy (Scotland) is a scheme that is only available with the purchase of select new build homes. It helps people onto the property ladder by providing them with an interest free equity loan of up to 15% of the value of a new build home.
Why rent when you could buy? Check out this super quick and easy guide to Help to Buy (Scotland).
These are just some of the many advantages to buying a new build home. If you would like to know more about whether new build homes are right for you, the best thing to do is visit one! Why not find out more about our unique portfolio of brand new homes?