Debunking The Myths: The Real Reasons To Buy A New Build Property
When it comes to moving home, the decision between purchasing a new build or a secondhand property, can seem like a difficult one. With so much information available on both types of property, it’s often tricky to know the difference between fact and fiction, with the question ‘Why should I buy a brand new home?’ asked by many.
Brookworth Homes have been designing, building and selling brand new homes since 2011. We pride ourselves on incorporating the highest specification into every one of our properties and love creating environments and neighbourhoods for our clients to enjoy.
Over the years, our expert sales teams have spoken to hundreds of home buyers at every step of the property ladder. So whether you’re looking to purchase your first home, moving to a larger property with a growing family, or perhaps downsizing to somewhere a little more manageable, we have the knowledge and expertise to answer any questions you may have.
In this article, we look at some of the myths surrounding new builds and provide answers to help you decide whether a brand new home is right for you.
Are new homes built to a high quality?
Moving into a shiny new property, full of brand new appliances, fresh paint and no work to do is precisely the reason why most people choose a new build over a second hand home.
The new homes you’ll find on a Brookworth Homes development have been designed with the utmost care and attention, built to surpass required quality standards and regulations for construction and energy efficiency - each property comes with an initial two year Brookworth Homes warranty in addition to the standard NHBC Build Warranty for structural issues.
We also require all contractors and subcontractors that we work with to adhere to the Consumer Code for Homebuilders. This ensures the highest quality at every stage of the build process and once construction has finished, we undertake numerous inspections to make sure we’ve rectified any snagging issues, before we hand the keys over to our new homeowners.
Once you’ve moved in, our customer service doesn’t end there. Our customer care team is on hand to quickly resolve any minor issues that may arise, so you can have complete confidence in the property you’re moving into.
Do new homes have character or are they all the same?
New homes in general are designed to suit different tastes and lifestyles, but at Brookworth Homes we specialise in creating a new benchmark in property design, construction and interior innovation.
We also make sure our homes complement the local area, with inspiration taken from regional and historic styles. For example, at Skylarks in East Sussex we have included hanging wall tiles combined with facing brick, which is a traditional Sussex style of home.
Through meticulous architectural design and the integration of leading-edge entertainment, security and lifestyle features, Brookworth Homes stand head and shoulders above our competitors, providing unique homes to suit every requirement.
With so much choice available we’re certain you’ll find your dream home at one of our Brookworth Homes developments.
Do new homes have a sense of community?
Brookworth Homes developments are in high demand, so when they are released for sale, we often find that residents move in around a similar time. This shared experience helps to create a unique sense of community between neighbours.
As part of the planning stage of any of our new developments, we also go to great lengths to select sites with real merit to their location, such as excellent transport links, superb local facilities, rolling countryside on the doorstep or even stunning coastlines to explore. Closer to home, we also take care to ensure the external environment surrounding the properties feels as welcoming and luxurious as the inside of our homes. With this in mind, the look and feel of the communal paving and planting is all designed to complement the style of homes.
If you want to find out more about the local community or the properties within one of our developments, our expert sales teams are on hand to answer any questions.
Do new homes have much storage space?
In a previous article, we explored the benefits of smart storage and how these are incorporated into the design of our Brookworth Homes properties. No matter where you’re moving from, when you arrive in one of our new homes, you’ll enjoy clever storage solutions that have been designed to maximise the space your family can enjoy - all of our properties are designed to meet the needs of modern home buyers, who value open-plan living, natural light and flexible spaces.
When it comes to overall size, of course there are different property styles available to meet all needs and budgets, but we’re confident that the combination of storage solutions combined with our generous approach to architecture and open plan living, will mean that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amount of space available in our newly constructed properties.
According to the Home Builders Federation, the average size of a new home in the UK is 83.1 square metres, which is larger than the average size of an existing home at 67.8 square metres.
Are new homes harder to secure a mortgage offer?
Actually, new homes are often easier to secure a mortgage compared to second hand homes, as brokers are more willing to lend on properties that are in good condition and meet the latest building regulations.
New homes also have higher resale value, as they retain their quality and appeal over time, and attract more buyers who are looking for a stress-free move.
Until recently some buyers may have benefited from schemes such as Help to Buy which made borrowing easier. Purchase incentives on new build properties are also common and can often help to reduce the amount of money needed for a deposit.
Still considering which type of property to buy?
New build properties, especially those you’ll find on a Brookworth Homes development, offer all the charm, character, storage space, quality and community feel that you could hope for in your next home, so why not come and visit one our developments and see for yourself - our friendly sales teams will be happy to answer any questions you may have!