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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. More energy efficient
    New homes are often better insulated, which could save the consumer hundreds of pounds a year.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.