Why buy new? 10 benefits of buying a new build home
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Why buy new? 10 benefits of buying a new build home

31st May, 2021

When you start your search for a new home, there are so many factors you need to take into consideration - including where you wish to live, the size of home you’ll need, and whether you want to buy a newbuild or pre-owned property.

So what are the benefits of purchasing a newbuild? To help in your decision making, we’ve shared the main advantages our customers experience when buying new, and dispelled some ‘myths’ in the process.


1. An easy process, with fixed prices

The process of buying a new home can often be easier than buying a pre-owned property. If you find a home you love, you can reserve it there and then - you don’t have to compete against a pool of other buyers. The prices of our homes are also always fixed, so you can guarantee your dream home with no counter-offers to worry about.

2. Save money on utility costs

Owning a new home can easily save you money on your energy bills. New homes today are much more energy efficient than older properties, due to the way they are designed, the building methods employed and materials used. PV panels are also prevalent throughout our developments, as are energy efficient boilers and appliances, which all result in savings in utility costs compared to pre-owned properties.

A number of mainstream lenders now offer green mortgages on homes with an EPC rating of A or B - a criteria which many new build homes meet. Green mortgages reward you for saving energy in your property, with some lenders giving you lower interest rates or cashback – or potentially larger loans if your home meets the minimum energy efficiency level.

3. A range of housetypes to choose from

If you fall in love with a location or a development, you’re much more likely to find the perfect home to suit your needs if you’re buying new, as you’ll have a variety of housetypes to choose from. With a range of layouts and sizes, you can consider an array of homes to suit you and your family’s lifestyle the best.

We also have varying styles of houses across our developments, designed to complement the character and charm of the local area - giving you even more choice when searching for your new home.

4. A brand new home, ready to move into

Your house will be brand new, and there is nothing like that brand new feeling! Your home will come fully equipped with high spec modern kitchens and appliances, luxury bathrooms and contemporary doors, finishings and so much more. There’s no dated wallpaper or carpets to dispose of, or tired kitchens and bathrooms to renovate, which is time consuming and costly.


5. Peace of mind with NHBC warranties

It’s great to have peace of mind! All Kirkwood homes come with the NHBC Buildmark Warranty which means that snagging will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines for 2 whole years following your date of entry - and there’s the added benefit of the NHBC 10 year warranty which covers structural defects.

6. Personalise the specification

You may also have the opportunity to personalise the specification of your home, depending on the stage of build. If you reserve early enough, you can choose your kitchen doors and worktops, bathroom tiles, vanity units, and so much more. This is an amazing opportunity to create your dream home!

7. A blank canvas for decorating

All our homes are painted white internally, meaning you’ll have a pristine, blank canvas ready to personalise when the time comes. There’s no wallpaper to be scraped off the walls, or paint build-up on skirtings and doors to be concerned about.

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8. Enjoy open-plan living spaces

There’s a common misconception that when buying ‘new’, the rooms on offer tend to be small or ‘boxy’. However, with modern living firmly in mind, the vast majority of our homes are designed to benefit from bright, open-plan spaces - and many enjoy higher internal ceiling heights, adding to the feeling of space.

9. Help to grow a new community

It won’t just be your home that’s brand new - the whole community will be new! You will have an opportunity to build and shape a new community, and create a welcoming, friendly neighbourhood you are proud to be a part of.

10. There could be offers or incentives available

Unlike the second hand property market, new homebuilders may provide offers or incentives for buying. Currently, we have incentives available across our Aberdeen city and shire sites, and we also offer an amazing £99 reservation fee for first time buyers across all our developments in the North East and Tayside.

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Why buy new? 10 benefits of buying a new build home