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Mon 15 Aug 2016

Should you buy a brand new home?

This is always an interesting topic and one that draws support from both sides of the fence.  There will always be those that love the character of an older property and those who put energy efficiency higher up the agenda.  . While price, location, and size will all ultimately be factors in your decision to buy a house, as marketing director for new homes sales at Callaways I would like to bring to your attention the following benefits of buying brand new.
Shorter Sales Cycle

You can move into a new home as soon as it is complete. There’s no need to wait for existing owners to move out. This reduces the house buying chain and the stress and uncertainty that is often associated with moving, particularly into a second-hand home.

Greener and cheaper

With energy costs for ever on the increase keeping these at bay is critical. On this benchmark new homes score high.  They are built to the latest environmental standards and so are cheaper to run and better for the planet generating up to 60% less carbon dioxide emissions than older homes. This can reduce utility bills by more than £500 a year.

Blank Canvas

Fuchsia walls, stone Cladding, and a mural dedicated to the current owners beloved football team, it's amazing how some people decorate their houses. As a brand new home owner, however, your house is yours for the decorating. Like a blank canvas, your home gives you the proverbial paint brush and a chance to make your mark and masterpiece.

Spoilt for choice

New homes offer something for everyone from the starter home to the executive mansion.  There are designs and styles to choose from in all price ranges and many available on the help to buy scheme.  Nowadays many builders offer an upgrade to a bespoke interior design service allowing you to choose decorations, fixtures and fittings or extra items at an additional cost. This can include flooring, interior design or even garden landscape service. So your dream home is complete to your own design when you move in.

Peace of mind.

We all know it happens: we buy something that's been used only to find out – expensive repair costs later that the plumbing, boiler etc. don’t work. With a new home although there maybe snagging issues these should be resolved in a timely manner.  Many house builders also provide a comprehensive customer-care service and added peace of mind is provided by the 10 year warranty issued by organisations such as the National House-Building Council.
The quality of house building construction and service has grown significantly in recent years with almost 90% of home buyers declaring themselves satisfied with their new homes in the most recent industry survey.

With these benefits it might be worth taking a second look at a brand new home.  Callaways are delighted to sell new homes