The choice is yours, but there are many advantages when you buy a new build home

While personal preference lies at the heart of whether you buy an old house or a new build, it is important to consider the advantages of both. Very often the advantages of buying a new build outweigh those of an older period property.

In the process of building homes, developers these days often get the buyer involved from the start giving them the choice of everything from fixtures and fittings, flooring, colour schemes and even down to electricals which can ‘future proof’ a home making it ready for the latest technology.

From the outset the buyer can enjoy a low maintenance home that is perfect for their needs and design tastes. New builds also come with a warranty guaranteeing the structure giving buyers protection and peace of mind.

These days homes are built to be energy efficient too and developers need to be compliant with new-build energy saving standards, which is great if you are keeping a close eye on the cost of long term energy bills.

When compared to older, character homes, new build homes are undoubtedly less costly to run. Some energy efficient elements can be fitted to older homes, but this can be expensive while a new home already has this benefit.

Likewise with security – the majority of builders will fit security features such as burglar alarms and outside lighting as standard. As a result these measures can bring down the cost of your home insurance.

Offering the latest design, security and safety features, new homes really do tick all of the boxes when it comes to a worry-free lifestyle.

If you are thinking of buying a new home and need to sell the home you are living in, consider how you can spruce that up for a quick, hassle-free sale.

Minor things can make a major difference in clinching a deal. It’s a good idea to go through each room looking at it with fresh eyes to see what can be done to improve it. Get rid of clutter and clean, dust and polish everything, or even consider hiring a professional cleaning service to do all the hard work for you!

If you are really serious about selling your home quickly you could repaint the walls in neutral colours, so it is ready to move into.

You might like your dark blue dining room but it might not be to everyone’s taste! Keep the décor simple so potential buyers can imagine their furniture against a neutral backdrop.

And don’t forget to add some pretty plants or flowers to draw attention to features you want buyers to notice. And, last but not least, make a list of all those things you’ve been meaning to do – and do them!



Tedd Walmsley

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