Why buy new?
Are you considering the pros and cons of buying a new build home? Is a new build home the right for you and what does a new build home involve going forward?
Whether you are a first-time buyer, downsizing when the kids fly the nest or accommodating a growing family, buying new has so many benefits!
Here are a few:
There are lots of ways to buy new
Did you know there is more than one way of buying a house when you buy new? And not just for first-time buyers!
Help to buy (Scotland)
This government scheme has already helped over 50,000 buyers purchase a property in Scotland. Whether you are buying your first home or taking the next step on the property ladder, there are two schemes that can help you;
- Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme – there is a large developers scheme and a small developers scheme but both work in exactly the same way.
- Help to Buy ISAs - these are only available for first-time buyers. This is essentially a savings account into which you can save a maximum of £12,000. The government will then boost your savings up to this amount by 25%.
Some house builders offer a part exchange scheme, which means they will buy your existing home from you at an agreed price following a surveyor and estate agents visit, allowing you to invest in one of their new homes. It provides a quick stress-free move by taking away the hassle of selling your home, and it saves you on estate agent fees, which can only be a good thing.
It is good for the environment (and your pocket)
When you buy a new home, you need to consider the future running costs, not just the purchase price. New homes currently built in the UK are roughly 50% cheaper to run than an older home.
At Campion Homes, we also work hard to reduce the size of the carbon footprint we leave on the planet when we develop sites for new homes. We do this through a combination of innovative design and using the most modern materials available. This not only keeps you warmer in winter, but also saves you money on your energy bills every month.
Quality and peace of mind
With a new build, there is no need to worry about those things that might be of concern in an older home; windows, doors, the walls and floorings as well as your roof. So why buy new? It’s easy peasy to work out - you will not need to worry about any repairs or extra costs.
A new build home not only offers you quality and great value for money, but protection too. All new home buyers are covered by a 10-year home warranty which means after you buy your property your builders and the warranty provider are responsible for putting right any defects to your home. All home builders registered in the UK also follow an industry led code of conduct, which means as a buyer, you know you will be treated fairly, be given reliable information about your purchase and you are able to access a speedy complaints service.
Make it your own
When looking for a house, it is rare you will find somewhere that you could move into without having to add a lick of paint or wanting to make some changes in order to make it your own. This can cost you more than you think. However, with a new build, it does not have to.
With new builds, everything is a blank canvas and you can do with it anything you want. The finishing touches in your new home will be from your own personal selection. This is the fun part of buying a new build! You can personalise your kitchen and bathroom and select those little touches that make your house, your home. That’s exactly what our Choices Suite is designed for.
So why buy new? You will get more choice, better value for money, be able to save more on your monthly bills and can be assured that if anything does go wrong, you will not be the one to foot the bill. A no brainer, right? We could not agree more. It is no wonder that 90% of new home buyers are satisfied with their new homes.
Interested in moving to a beautiful new build property in Fife? Discover more about Campion’s unique portfolio of well-located 3,4,5 and 6 bed homes.