6 reasons to buy a new-build home
We are giving you six reasons that will hopefully convince your customers that buying a new-build home over an existing property is a brilliant idea.
- Help-to-buy scheme available to first-time buyers
The help-to-buy equity scheme, which was introduced by the government, will remain in place in England until 2020. This incentive will help first-time home buyers with a 5% deposit, with the government lending the homebuyer up to 20% (40% in London). The scheme is only available to new-build homes, making them an attractive option for first-time buyers.
- Chain-free acquisition
One of the key benefits of buying a new-build is that your customers don’t have to wait until the current owner has found a suitable place to live or get their mortgage sorted – this process can be time consuming and if your customers are looking to move within a set period of time a new-build could be the answer to a stress-free move.
- More energy efficient
New homes are often better insulated, which could save the consumer hundreds of pounds a year.
- Ability to customise
Not keen on that current kitchen or bathroom? With new build homes your customers are often able to customise them to their liking.
- New properties generally come with guarantees
The property should come with a 10-year structural warranty. Some housebuilders are, in addition, offering incentives such as BLP’s housing warranty insurance.
- Maintenance costs should be very minimal in the first years of moving into the new-build property; this will set your customer’s mind at ease.
Speak to us and find out how we can support you in delivering more new-build homes.