Deciding to buy a new home or a first property is one of life’s key milestones.
It should be an exciting time even though there are many different factors to consider, from the size of home and preferred location through to style of property and budget.
There is also often debate about the merits of new homes vs. old properties. Some find it hard to resist traditional features of an older house whilst others prefer the reassurance and peace of mind of buying a brand-new home.
From the outset, buying new takes away the strain of viewing home after home to find your dream property before then potentially entering into a bidding war in order to secure it.
With a second-hand home, there is also no option to take advantage of offers such as part exchange which can be invaluable in a difficult market.
A brand-new property should also mean that there is no need to compromise and make difficult decisions such as having to pick between an open plan kitchen and living area or a garage. With a wide range of different styles available there should be a home to suit all tastes and requirements.
And whether it is a one-bedroom apartment or a six bedroom luxury home, they are all designed for modern living and built to the same exacting standard with a high level of specification, as well as meeting all safety regulations.
Depending on the build stage, those buying a brand-new home also have the option to select their kitchen from a range of quality kitchen and utility room door finishes and worktops as well as choosing their bathroom and en-suite vanity units and tiles.
At Stewart Milne Homes we also ensure our properties can be enjoyed from the day the new owner moves in as they all come ready with monoblock driveways or parking bays as well as turfed front and back gardens and garden fencing.
A new home can also be seen as a blank canvas which can be personalised without the need to undo the damage of the previous owner who may have had more enthusiasm than skill when it came to DIY.
There are also no hidden surprises lurking such as a leaking roof or wiring that would benefit from being upgraded.
And if anything does go wrong then the new homeowner has a ten year warranty from NHBC to give them peace of mind.
Life in a new property can also be more cost effective as, on average, they are six times more energy efficient that older homes.
And with all the practical aspects of buying taken care of, the new owners can enjoy becoming part of a vibrant community which has been designed specifically for the people who live there.
For more information on new communities from Stewart Milne Homes please visit our neighbourhoods page.