Why should you buy a new home?

Posted on June 26, 2017 | Property

Buying a new home is an exciting opportunity for a fresh start but what are the main advantages of opting for new over old?

People decide to move house for dozens of different reasons. Upsizing or downsizing, relocating to a new region, into the catchment area of a high-performing school or to just to be closer to family and friends are among the most common catalysts. But, what motivates buyers to choose a new home over an older property?

Russell Armer homeowners tell us that one of the main reasons they were tempted to buy a new house was the excitement of being the property’s very first occupants. But there are lots more benefits to buying a new home from a reputable developer – here are our top five.

1. Increased efficiency = lower energy bills
Arguably the biggest benefit of a new-build home is that you’ll reap the rewards of a property that’s designed to meet (or exceed) the latest energy efficiency standards, which will directly translate to lower gas and electricity costs. In fact, you could well be looking at bills that are half that of similarly sized older houses – even those constructed as recently as the 1980s.

2. Advanced security and safety features
Russell Armer homes adhere to building regulations that govern fire and electrical safety – including, for example, the installation of mains-powered smoke alarms and modern consumer units. You’ll find a focus on security, too, with multi-point locks designed to keep intruders out – and that will deliver big savings on home and contents insurance.

3. Hassle-free living
Your Russell Armer home will be in tip-top condition when you move in. We think you’ll appreciate the well-proportioned layouts that are perfectly in tune with modern living, and the thoughtfully designed, well-lit spaces. There’ll be no DIY tasks to schedule and your home will come with a ten-year warranty from NHBC or Premier Guarantee.

4. A smooth transition
Buying direct from a homebuilder like Russell Armer can make the whole process of moving house much less stressful – especially if you take advantage of the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which is exclusive to new-build homes. We sometimes have part-exchange deals available, too, which can help to speed up your move considerably.

5. Putting your own stamp on it
If you reserve your Russell Armer property early in the build process, you also may have the opportunity to customise certain areas of your new home, such as kitchen fittings, tiling, wall colours and electric points – it’s the perfect way to give your new home a few personal touches before you’ve even moved in!