13 Jun Old house or new house? – The benefits of buying new
Get your foot on the ladder
Saving for a deposit to buy your first home can seem almost impossible (especially across Hampshire). The government-led Help to Buy scheme could help you get on the property ladder with just a 5% deposit! You wont have to worry about the costs of doing your home up when purchasing a new home, as it will all be brand new!
Save your energy
New homes are greener and therefore more energy efficient – it’s roughly 50% cheaper to run a new build per year than the equivalent Victorian house. With a new build you’re guaranteed low C02 emissions, efficient boilers and quality insulation.
Good as new
Upgrading an old home to same new build spec could cost you £45,000! The fact that your new home will be brand new (clue’s in name) when you move in means you won’t have to worry about the condition of it – it comes with a 10 year warranty to give you peace of mind.
For any of you that have been through the home-buying process before, you’ll know there’s nothing worse than when your dream home falls through thanks to a long chain! With a new build you can make yourself at home as soon as it’s complete, reducing the stress and uncertainty often associated with moving.
Keep the costs down
Everything in your new home will be brand new and designed for modern living, this includes new appliances and double glazed windows and doors. So you’ll need less money for monthly bills, giving you more money to spend on kitting out your new home.