The Benefits of Buying a New Build House
Buying a new house is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Careful consideration has to be given to all sorts of details, from choosing the best area for you, to selecting a solicitor. However, few things divide opinion among buyers as much as the decision of whether to buy a new build or a previously owned house.
If you are still on the fence about which to go for, here are a number of reasons why a new build may be an excellent option for you.
A Blank Canvas
As the very first owner of the property, you can put your own stamp on it from day one. This means not having to worry about stripping the walls of that garish 70s wallpaper! You can just unpack and make yourself at home.
Buying off-plan may also give you the opportunity to tailor the property to your taste by allowing you to choose specific fittings and finishes. What’s more, most new build homes are designed to suit modern living, particularly for families, and often feature open plan layouts and the highest quality specifications, as well as the latest security systems.
New build homes have to comply with the latest building regulations, including the minimum standards for energy efficiency. This means they have better insulation and are far cheaper to run, which in turn significantly reduces your household’s carbon footprint. Good news all round.
Beneficial for First Time Buyers
For many first time buyers, a new build home is the best way to get onto the property ladder. Schemes such as Help to Buy and Shared Ownership give a helping hand to those struggling to save a sizeable deposit.
Avoid the Bidding War
When buying an older property, it is likely that in many Scottish locations you will have to offer over the Home Report value to secure it. And if you are looking to buy in the city centre, you may need to go over by quite a significant amount. You could also be in competition with a number of others who are as equally keen to buy it, and who may be in a position to put down more money up front.
New build homes tend to be on the market at a fixed price, meaning you do not need to worry about blowing your budget to secure your dream home.
New builds come with a 10 year structural warranty, such as the one provided by NHBC, which will protect you from any major structural defects to your home. Most developers also provide their own two year warranty, therefore giving you peace of mind at such an important time.
Dundas Estates has a number of new build developments across Scotland. Click here to find your new home today.