Reasons to choose a new build over an older property

Posted on December 20th, 2019

Who doesn’t love the idea of a brand new home? They’re shiny, modern, and completely yours… but those aren’t the only reasons why we think you should choose a new build over an older property. Keep on reading to find out more!

Energy efficiency

New build homes use up to 20% less energy to heat their interiors than their older counterparts, meaning that you could save a sizeable chunk off of your energy bills by buying new. They’re also more environmentally friendly in this sense because you don’t have to use as much energy to heat the same sized space.

Built for modern life

As times change, so do lifestyles; the homes of the past were made for the needs of the people at that time. An older home will tend to be darker, smaller and more closed-off than a new build home simply because that’s what people were looking for many years ago.

However, advancements in construction and technology have meant that you don’t have to worry about losing too much heat and so you can embrace brighter, breezier homes!

Less maintenance

When you buy new, you start with a clean slate. That means that every appliance and square inch of home is in the best condition it will ever be in, so you can relax in the knowledge that you won’t have any maintenance work for quite some time. The same cannot be said for older properties, which (depending on their age) will already show some signs of wear and tear.

Under warranty

New build homes come with a warranty that will cover you for a number of years after you’ve settled in. This warranty pertains to a variety of different issues that might pop up, which is an added bonus over older properties that could end up being issue after issue for you in the future.

Help and guidance

As well as the government-backed Help to Buy scheme which has since become unavailable, new build homes often come with various offers and schemes to help buyers. We may be able to sell your current home with SaleAway, or DepositBuilder may be more appropriate for you.

By taking advantage of these schemes, you could be moving into the house that you’ve always wanted sooner than you ever thought possible!

Start your new build journey with Seddon Homes

We have a large selection of stunning new build homes in developments across the north of England, and our lovely sales advisors are always on and to answer any questions you may have.

Have a browse of our website and contact the development-specific Property Shop to arrange a visit or get some more information.

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