By Grace Brownlow, Sales and Marketing Director at Muir Homes
When it comes to buying their first home, everyone will have their own reasons for choosing either a new or older property. Ultimately it’s about finding the home that’s right for you, but to help you decide, we’ve listed a few of the advantages of making your first home a new-build home.
You can benefit from Help to Buy.
This Government scheme allows first time buyers to buy a new build home with just a 5% deposit. A number of Muir Homes’ developments, including Strathord Park in Stanley near Perth, Castlefleurie in Leven, and Sovereign Gate in Peterhead, have a range of properties that qualify for Help to Buy.
No moving chain
Buying a brand new home means that the completion date of your purchase is not reliant on someone else moving out of the home in time, eliminating the stress that can sometimes come with purchasing a second-hand property.
The early bird catches the worm
If you buy a new-build “off plan”, before the house is built, you can sometimes choose your desired plot and personalise your house, by having your choice of bathrooms or kitchens. Our new developments offer some great personalisation options if you reserve early.
Fuel bills are likely to be significantly lower
Thanks to energy efficient features that normally come as standard with a new build, like central heating, double glazing, an efficient boiler and high levels of insulation. Living in an energy-efficient home means you could save a significant amount on your energy bills.
First time buyers often want to simply settle into their first home rather than worrying about maintenance costs. Who wants an unexpected hefty bill for a roof repair or replacement windows, when you could buy a new home that has a 10-year warranty, meaning you won’t have to budget for repairs for many years to come?
It’s really yours!
For me, this is the best one. You’re the property’s first ever owner, so it’s a blank canvas just waiting for you to make it your own home, reflecting your own tastes. And you won’t have to waste time and money when you move in undoing someone else’s gaudy décor.
New homes are designed for modern living
They’re more likely to have the things you really want from a home, like open plan layouts, bedrooms with en-suites, and stylish modern kitchens.
You’ll be part of a brand new community.
With new build developments, you’ll often meet neighbours who are also first-time buyers or are at the same stage of life as yourself. Many of our new residents talk of feeling at home very quickly in their new communities thanks to the warm welcome they receive.
You’re doing your bit for the environment.
Statistics suggest that new build properties generate around 60% less carbon dioxide emissions than older homes.
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