Why buy new?

Cruden - Why buy new?


Why buy a brand new home?

With the need for housing at unprecedented levels, homebuilders are investing hugely in the quality of their new homes, and the standard of home building in the UK has never been higher. At Cruden Homes, we aim to do things the right way. From laying down the first plans for a new development to the sound of the doorbell, details are important to us. And when buying a new home with us, you know that every detail has been considered. 

Here are some of the top reasons for choosing to buy new:

Brand new home, brand new start
Everything in a new property is fresh, bright and clean, ready and waiting to for you to make your house a home. It can be a place to raise a family or just your own private space away from work and the outside world.  

Whichever it is, most new homes are a blank canvas where you can reflect your own style and personality.

Smaller footprint, bigger savings
New homes are built to the latest environmental standards. This means they are not only better for the environment than most second-hand homes, but they are much cheaper to run. New homes are 6x more energy efficient and generate over 60% less CO2 emissions than second-hand properties. This is equivalent to driving your car 10,000 miles less a year per household.

New homebuyers are doing their bit for the environment as well as for themselves and their families. This improved energy efficiency can reduce utility bills by more than £500 a year. Savings that mean you can start worrying less, and start living more.  

No property chain
Buying a new home means you can move in as soon as the transaction is complete. There is no need to wait for existing owners to move out. This reduces the house buying 'chain' – along with the stress and uncertainty that comes along with buying a second-hand property.

Handpick your home
New homes come in all shapes and sizes, from cosy studio flats to spacious five bedroom family houses, there are countless design options for you to choose from. And, depending on the stage of construction, some builders offer a bespoke service that lets you choose fixtures and fittings – helping you tailor your home to your personality. 

Built for modern life
New homes are built to make use of every inch of space. Research shows that 17% of living space in older properties goes unused. For example in a £200,000 second-hand house, unused space translates to £34,000 going to waste. New homes on the other hand, provide flexible living space whatever your circumstances, whether you’re single, a couple, a growing family or retired.

Peace of mind
Buying a new home eliminates many of the worries you might face when buying a property second-hand. There will be no renovations or repairs to think about, giving you more time to spend with your family and friends. And, the vast majority of new homes come with an insurance-backed 10-year warranty from the National House Building Council or Zurich. New homes can give new owners something that they simply won’t get with second-hand properties – peace of mind. 

Safe and sound
New homes are specifically designed to be safe, and built to last. This relates to every aspect of a building's construction, including its structure, ventilation, sound insulation, electrical wiring and fire safety. So new homeowners can enjoy living in a safer and more secure home. 

Higher specification
New homes are built to a much higher specification than many older properties. Most new developments have fitted kitchens with cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. These are usually 'as standard' features when you buy a new home. You’ll normally find a downstairs cloakroom and fitted en-suite bathroom or shower room too.

Buying new means you’ll avoid those chilly winter nights you might experience in a second-hand property, as new home are designed to comply with the latest building regulations set by the Government. Meaning they are fitted with top of the range heating systems, excellent wall and loft insulation and double glazed windows and doors. 

Join a new community
Buying new is also a great opportunity to make new friends in a new community. Moving into a community where everybody is in the same position as you makes it easier to get to know your neighbours, and can start to discover your new surroundings together. New neighbourhoods are designed and built with people in mind as everybody starting from scratch. 

Courtesy of:
New Homes Marketing Board
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