What To Look For When Viewing A Property
You’ve saved a deposit, made endless lists of all the items you’re going to buy and spent weeks dreaming of the life your new home will give you, but now it’s time to start viewing suitable properties.
With such a vast selection of potential homes available, it can be daunting to know where to start your search. At Brookworth Homes we enjoy making every moment of the house buying process feel special, which is why we’ve prepared this useful guide to help you decide what type of property is right for you.
Whether it’s a luxury new build or a characterful second hand property, our tips and advice will help you know what to look for when viewing a property.
Brand New Or Second Hand?
One of the first decisions you need to make before starting your property search is whether you prefer brand new or second hand.
Brand new homes give you the absolute certainty that every finish, fixture, surface and appliance hasn’t been used before. Of course many people enjoy buying things second hand, but there’s something very special about moving into a brand new home that no one has ever lived in and making it your own - it really is a blank canvas!
Brookworth Homes choose only the finest finishes and premium appliances for all of our new build properties, so you can be certain that you’re selecting the very best for you and your family, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be able to enjoy the highest quality features, for many years to come.
Whilst second hand homes can offer the opportunity to upgrade certain elements to your own style and taste, and potentially add value; with a brand new home, purchasers can often make all those choices and more whilst the property is being built, meaning it is all finished by the time you move in.
In addition, if your carbon footprint is something you also take seriously, all Brookworth Homes new build properties have been constructed to meet high energy efficiency standards, thus helping to ensure your life is as eco-friendly as possible. The high quality appliances fitted throughout your new home will use less energy than those in a second hand property.
Location, Location, Location
Another important factor to consider when buying a home is the location. You want to find a home that suits your needs and preferences, whether it be for work, education, recreation or socialising.
Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself when viewing a property are:
How far is it from your workplace or school?
How easy is it to access public transport and what are the main transport links?
What are the local amenities and facilities like in the area?
What is the neighbourhood like? Is it safe, friendly, quiet, or lively?
Is there an active local community?
If you have children, are there sports facilities or clubs for them to join?
At Brookworth Homes, we carefully choose locations that offer homeowners everything they should want and need. For example, our latest developments in Sussex are great for commuters with nearby train stations and short travel times to motorways, letting you head North or South conveniently.
Whether it’s the beautiful Sussex countryside of Rottingdean and our development at Skylarks, which is surrounded by leafy green spaces yet just moments from the coast, or the quintessentially English village of West Horsley and our development The Hamptons, which offers residents a quaint village lifestyle yet close proximity to the hustle and bustle of London, we are sure you will find the perfect location that suits your lifestyle.
The Convenient Way To Buy
If you’re looking for the most convenient way to buy a new home, selecting a newly built property has to be the best option.
Not only do they offer an exceptional specification throughout and are set in carefully chosen locations close to local amenities, but new build properties also mean you have a reduced chain of buyers and sellers, which can often slow the purchasing process down.
When you reserve your new build property with Brookworth Homes, you’ll be given an expected completion date, which means you can go ahead and start planning when you’ll move in. On top of this convenience, we offer complete peace of mind with a comprehensive two-year warranty. Following this period, there is an additional eight-year structural coverage period provided by the NHBC.
For more information on this, read our article on What you should do after reserving a new build with Brookworth Homes.
Do Your Research
If you have chosen a newly built property as your ideal home, we have a couple of suggestions for you that will help make the process run smoothly for you.
Firstly, before you settle on a place to live make sure you do your research into the developer who is responsible for building the property.
At Brookworth Homes, we strive to make sure that buying a brand new home is a wonderful experience. From keeping you informed at every stage of the construction progress to ensuring that any defects are minimal, to greeting you at your new home on your moving-in day, we really do pride ourselves on taking care of everything.
At Brookworth Homes, our sales representatives are ready to answer your questions about our new build developments and the viewing process, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Ready to book a viewing? Contact us at your nearest Brookworth Homes development.