9 Reasons to buy new

15 April 2019
Whether you’re a first time buyer looking to step on the property ladder or you’re currently a homeowner looking to move, you’ve probably considered buying a new build home.
 
Here at Space Homes, we believe that new homes set the standard for 21st century living; everything from open plan living, to the latest security technology; from a 10 year warranty, to the design input you have to personalise your dream home. So, whatever stage you're at, we’re here to tell you 9 reasons to make a new build home your next home.


Cherry pick your home


At Space Homes we offer our customers the chance to reserve off plan. This means you can cherry pick your home before its been built.
 
Unlike buying an older home, you can take a look at the site plan, decide where you’d like to live on the development, and reserve your new home. Our site plans give clear indication of where our homes are positioned on the development and other features your home may have like a garage, garden size and parking.
 
Our sales consultants are here to help you decide the best plot for you, so if you’d like to chat to a member of our team, give us a ring or send us your enquiry here. 
 

Home guarantee


Choose your home and move with confidence. Your new home comes with a 10-year NHBC warranty. This is essentially an insurance policy for new build homes that is taken out by us, Space Homes to protect you, the buyer.
 
Also, all our new homes come with a 2 year fixtures and fittings warranty. This is called the ‘defects period’, which means we’ve got you covered if there are any defects in your home within the first two years after you’ve moved in.
 
So, once your home is built, the warranty is split into two periods – the defects period and the NHBC warranty.

During the first two years in your new home, if there are any issues with the building work, we’ve got you covered. During the structural insurance period (NHBC), we are responsible for the major problems with the structure of the house. Smaller, non-structural defects such as guttering work is considered the buyers responsibility after the first two years.
 
Thanks to our guarantees and warrantees, you won’t be stung by unexpected repairs or renovation costs in the first few years after moving in.
 

Cost effective


A new build home is more energy efficient than an older property. Due to technological advances, all new homes have to adhere to minimum standards for energy efficiency, meaning you could save money in the long run.
 
Research suggests that new build homes are up to four times more energy efficient than older properties.
 
According to Energy performance certificate data, 84.4% of new builds have the top A or B rating for energy efficiency compared to just 2.2% of existing homes. This means that living in a new build home could save you up to £629 a year on heating, hot water and lighting.
 
Also, because your new home will have brand new fixtures and fittings, you should have minimal redecoration costs for the first few years. With high specifications in all our new homes, repair costs should stay low too.


Low running costs, energy bills carbon footprint… Sounds good right?!



Personalize your home


Dependent on the build stage, we offer the option to customize your home how you’d like.
 
Our selection of carefully selected kitchen tiles, worktops, flooring and other appliances mean you can sit with one of our sales consultants and choose exactly what you want. You can see which appliances and upgrades are available at which plots in the specification, which can be found on the online brochure, and in our show homes.
 
Once you’ve made your decisions, you can leave the rest to us. Our team will process your options and ensure your newly designed home is ready and waiting for you on your completion day!
 

Modern Living


Whether you’re a first time buyer, parents seeking more space for your growing family, or your children have flown the nest and you’re looking to downsize, our range of new homes are designed to suit every stage, style and budget.
 
It wouldn’t be us if we didn’t provide ‘space’ in your home, which is why all our homes are designed with modern living in mind. We understand how finding the right home isn’t an easy choice, so all our new homes are built to last and to suit you, no matter what stage you're at.


 

Blank canvas


A new home means you can start from scratch; fresh paint, fresh tiling, fresh kitchens and bathrooms. Whether you’ve decided to upgrade or not, your new home is still brand new, ready for you to make your own.
 
When you move in, you don’t have to worry about buying all new appliances because they’re already there. Plus, no other owners will have touched your home, so you can design it exactly how you want.
 

Safety and security


You can have peace of mind in the knowledge that all of our new homes come with the latest security essentials so you don’t have to worry about installing them once you’ve moved in. Everything from stronger windows and doors, to smoke detectors and burglar alarms.
 
This can help bring the cost of your buildings and contents insurance down.
 

You can live a care-free lifestyle so you can enjoy your home, not work on it.


Smooth process


When you’re the first owner of a home, you don’t have to wait for someone to move out of the property before you move in, so you can get moving as soon as your home is ready. Unlike buying an older property, you can reserve in the knowledge that there won’t be any severe delays in your buying chain. This will remove a lot of stress and time from your buying process and get you moving a lot quicker.
 
Our experienced sales team will ensure you have the smoothest home buying process possible. Our team are hands on, efficient, and know every step of the process inside out so they can help you whatever stage you’re at. You can meet our sales consultants in our show homes or you can speak to our team here. 

You can relax in the knowledge that you’ll have our team to help you from the very beginning of your journey, even until after you’ve moved in.


 

Low deposit


There is a range of home buying options that help buyers when they buy a new home, which means you don’t need a huge deposit and you can concentrate on finding that perfect home and settling in.
 
Help to Buy
 
You can buy a brand new home with just a 5% deposit using the help to buy scheme.
 
Available to first time buyers and current homeowners, the scheme allows you to buy a new build home up to the value of £600,000. The government will lend you up to 20% of the cost of your new build home, which means you’ll only need a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. 
 

 
Help to Buy is only available on all our new homes marked ‘for sale’.
 
Shared Ownership
 
Shared ownership allows you to buy a percentage of a home if you can’t quite afford to buy on the open market.
 
You buy between a 25% and 75% share, based on your affordability and make a small monthly payment to us for the remaining share. After one year of owning your home, you have the option to buy more shares, this is called ‘staircasing’. The more shares you purchase, the lower your monthly rent payments are. 
 
The scheme is available on many of our new build homes across Yorkshire, meaning it’s easier than ever for first time buyers to step on the property ladder without having a huge deposit.
  
Buying a new build home means a lot of the hard work is done for you. Here at Space Homes we ensure our customers endure as smooth a home buying journey as possible.
 
To browse the new homes we have available, click here.