When it comes to finding the perfect home for your family, you might have a long checklist that includes a big family garden, a garage or lots of built-in storage. In addition, you also have to decide between an old or a new property. While older properties certainly have their charm and lots of character, new properties arguably make the best family homes.
Want to know why? Here are the pros of buying a new build family home.
Decorated to Your Taste
When you purchase a new build, you’re in the driver’s seat. This means that you decide on the everything, from the style of the kitchen cabinets to the colour and pattern of the bathroom tiles. Having this flexibility means you can create your dream home and make sure the space is decorated according to your own personal tastes.
Ready to Move In
Older properties often require work before they’re suitable for a family to move in, or else have decor that is dated and hard to live with. One of the biggest perks of a new built is that no one has ever lived there before. Finished to your requirement, it’s in perfect, ready-to-move-in condition. You won’t have to do a thing as your home will have new carpets and a fresh coat of paint.
A New Community
Buying an older style home means moving your family to a well established community. Although not impossible, this can make it hard to get to know your neighbours. Instead, in a home on a new housing development, you’re all starting afresh together, which can make it easier to make friends with neighbours – this is great for making your kids feel settled, too.
Peace of Mind
One of the biggest perks of buying a new build home is that they come with a structural warranty. This means that if there are any major structural faults with your home, all repair and maintenance work is covered in the price of the property. After all, knowing that your home is looked after and safe for your family is so important.
Old homes are often not very well insulated which can lead to heat loss and result in high energy bills. Modern homes, on the other hand, are built to high standards and must include a good level of insulation. This can help to keep your family warm and potentially reduce energy costs – a win-win scenario!
The perfect home for your family comes down to your needs and personal preferences, but a new build has its perks. Consider this list when looking for your new family home.
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.