There is a lot to think about when you buy your first home. Alongside picking the right price and area of choice, you will also need to make a choice between new build vs old build homes!

If you enjoy that fresh smell when you get a new car, chances are you will want a house that feels entirely brand new. Though old homes have their charms, buying a newly built home will enable you to truly make your home your own. Wondering whether new houses are worth the money? Read on below to find out why new build homes are becoming such a popular choice.

Benefits of buying a new build home:

  • Less maintenance
  • A blank canvas
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Chain-free makes buying easier!
  • More safety and security
  • You can get Help to Buy

Less maintenance

You might wonder, are new homes built to last? The best part of buying a new build house is, predictably, that it is new. This means that, with fresh appliances and furniture, your house is more likely to last. Most new build houses come with a 10-year warranty, so you will be less likely to pay a lot of money on repairing and fixing the place up. This is especially true for Peabody’s range of apartments, which are maintained to the highest possible standard.

With older properties, if you are not happy with the design and interior of your new (old) place - tacky wallpaper or furniture - this will mean that you must spend extra money on fixing the place up to your liking.

A blank canvas

This is one of the best parts of owning a new home. Your new home will start as a blank canvas for you to put a personal spin on, and you will not have to deal with the previous owner's design choices or bizarre taste in wallpaper. With a Peabody apartment, you can truly put your own spin on the place with a selection of finishes and colours to pick from!

Homes like The Scene in Deptford (pictured below fully furnished), offer spacious apartments totally untouched and ready to be dressed as you please. 

Environmentally conscious

In a world more conscious of how our decisions impact the environment, new build homes reap the benefits of being much kinder to the environment. New build homes benefit from superior insulation that uses much less energy than older homes, resulting in a much lighter carbon footprint. And if you’re a fan of saving money, a naturally energy-efficient home means a considerable reduction to the cost of energy bills!

Why you should buy a new build home

New build homes like, The Scene in Deptford, are available with through buying schemes like Help to Buy.

You can get Help to Buy

New build properties may be more expensive in the short-term, but you can usually get a helping hand when you buy a new house, whether in the form of Shared Ownership, or Rent-to-Buy. These schemes are only available to people buying new-build homes! Find out how you can buy a Peabody apartment through Help to Buy here.

More safety and security

Buying a new build home often means investing in more safety and security for your home. This is because newer homes are built with the latest technology, requiring the use of fire-resistant materials and smoke alarms. If the worst-case scenario ever does occur, you can rest assured that you will be safe!

Chain-free makes buying easier!

To make the process even easier, new build homes are also chain-free, meaning that you don’t need to wait for the homeowner to leave before you can move in. Waiting for someone to move out is one of the most stressful parts of buying a pre-owned home. If you want to move into your home without the prospect of frustrating delays, new build homes are a no-brainer!

Are new build homes worth it?

New build homes may have a higher price tag than older houses, but with cheaper energy bills and lower maintenance, they may be cheaper in the long run. If you want the ease of purchase and freedom to personalise your home as you please, new build homes are more than worthwhile.

Want to find out more? Peabody has a range of exquisite apartments to help get your housing journey up and running – and you can get started by searching our new build homes.

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