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Things to consider when buying a new home

Posted on May 14th, 2019

We all want a fresh, new home. But in the excitement of it all, you can forget to look at the bigger picture and focus on the most important aspects of the home. So, what are the main things to consider when buying a new home? Keep on reading to find out.

Your future plans

It’s always good to think ahead and this couldn’t be more relevant than when buying a new home. For example, if you plan on having children quite soon, then the small property that you’re considering might be a little too small in the near future. Likewise, if you or your partner loves to collect clothes, shoes, or something similar, then a home that’s low on storage will soon feel cluttered and messy. You need a home that’s flexible, versatile, and made for your life.

Energy efficiency

Although you won’t be able to see the energy efficiency of your future home, you can still look up all the information you need on it. However, when you buy a brand new home, you can rest assured that it will be built with the most superior-quality materials. This therefore ensures its energy efficiency right from the get-go, making the home cheaper to maintain.

Quality control

Have a look at your new home’s specifications and ask yourself, “Do these justify the price?”. Often times, new builds have nothing more to them than simply being new, yet property developers will still charge premium prices for them. Make sure that your new home has quality fixtures and fittings, such as integrated appliances, rigid-built kitchens, and well-designed living spaces.


Does your potential new home give you easy access to shops and other amenities? Is the area well-kept? What about commuting times to work/school? These are all important things to consider. You may also want to consider if there are any open spaces/parks nearby for children to play.

Deals or incentives

When you buy a new build home, you could benefit from the government-backed Help to Buy scheme. This gives you an automatic advantage when looking for a home because you only need a 5% deposit as opposed to a 10% one. It opens the doors to a much wider choice of homes than if you were to buy pre-owned. What’s more, property developers are likely to offer even more incentives than that. Seddon, in particular, offers 3 more incredible buying schemes; Deposit Builder, Select Solicitor and Sale Away.

Deposit Builder helps you to build the minimum deposit for a new Seddon home in timely, affordable saving milestones. We reserve the home of your choice in the meantime so you don’t miss out. Select Solicitor is all about speeding up the conveyancing process. With a Seddon-approved solicitor, the whole procedure runs quicker thanks to the solicitor’s knowledge of Seddon and our practices. And finally, we have Sale Away. This is the perfect tool if you already own a home and want to sell it faster. Seddon will provide advanced advertising at no cost to you so that your home has the best possible chance at being sold.

When buying a new home, choose Seddon Homes

A Seddon home is built with all of these qualities in mind. Each one is carefully crafted to provide flexible, spacious living areas to serve your needs for years to come, and the quality of our homes is tried and tested over generations. We only use the highest quality materials and our builders are trained to the latest industry standards, ensuring fantastic energy efficiency and structural integrity. What’s more, we hand-pick the locations of our developments to create truly stunning neighbourhoods that best serve the people who live there – and we’ve already touched on our buying methods!

So, what are you waiting for? Start your new home journey today with Seddon Homes.

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