Friday 29 May 2020

7 reasons to buy a new build home

If you’ve ever ruled out a new build for being too modern, it might be time to change your thinking…

When considering buying a home, it’s easy to dismiss a new build as too modern, or lacking in character and charm when compared to older, more traditional homes.

But a new development in Cheltenham hopes to bust those myths, with a range of Regency styled, timeless properties which might completely change your perception of what a new build can be.

About the sponsor – CALA Homes

CALA Homes is an award-winning housebuilder, currently selling homes from its new flagship Cheltenham development, 59 Lansdown.

Made up of 42 luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments, and 25 contemporary five bedroom villas, set across three floors, the new development combines the conveniences of modern living, with Regency style and design, with views across Crickley Hill and the Cotswolds.

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1. Regency style, with a modern twist

Gone are the days of charmless, magnolia new build properties. Housebuilders realise that people don’t want to lose the more traditional elements seen in older homes and at 59 Lansdown specifically, you’ll see details such as high ceilings, Ashlar Stone exterior, traditionally styled windows and cornicing. There’s also more of a move towards more generously proportioned gardens and parking allocation.

Potential buyers at 59 Lansdown can expect to be positioned within walking distance of Cheltenham town centre, and enjoy a Regency style home, inspired by the Cotswold spa town. Featuring an up-to-date, luxurious finish, each home is filled with light, thanks to large windows and roof lanterns accommodated by generously high ceilings.

2. Low maintenance

Because they’re designed and constructed to today’s building regulations, new build homes are really low maintenance, allowing buyers to simply move in and enjoy their space – saving you time and money.

3. Inject your personality

While a renovation project gives you the option to really put your mark on a property, new builds offer the same ‘blank canvas’ without the accompanying expense.

Rewiring, adding insulation and fitting new kitchens or bathrooms can add tens of thousands to a project, but with a new build, buyers can expect a high-end specification and finish that’s just crying out to be decorated and furnished with an injection of stylish personality.

4. Reduce your chain

Become the end of the chain and move quickly by securing a new build property. Without the need to wait for the existing owners to move out, the timeline for moving can become much easier to navigate.

There’s also no risk of being gazumped, as agreeing a plot off plan will mean it’s off the market, and no one else can swoop in with a higher offer.

5. Sell your home quickly

If you’re struggling to sell your own home it can be really difficult to get your own offers accepted when you do finally find your dream home.

Another benefit of buying a new build direct from the developer, is that you have the option to part exchange your home which frees you from being in a chain. Lining up a sale early on means buyers don’t need to wait around, and can secure those coveted plots!

6. More energy efficient

With modern fixtures and fittings, double glazing, efficient boilers and water saving systems fitted to most new build homes, they can be far better for the environment, and also cheaper to run than an older property.

Full insulation will also be fitted as standard during the house building process, meaning it’ll take less time to heat up when you need to turn on the heating, and will retain the heat for longer – another big money saver!

Some new build developments, including CALA Homes’ 59 Lansdown development, feature five-bedroom villas made with a timber frame structure, which can provide event more insulation.

7. Safe, and under warranty

All new build homes come with a 10-year NHBC warranty, which provides protection to buyers, ensuring their new property is all as it should be.

Not only does this provide peace of mind, but also means that the buyer won’t have to splash out on any unnecessary repairs.

There’s also added protection from the Consumer Code for Homebuilders, which is an industry led code of conduct, so you’ll know your new build is safe and covered by a warranty.

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By Melissa Hamblett

© SoGlos
Friday 24 May 2019

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