DISPELLING THE MYTHS ABOUT BUYING NEW BUILD

DISPELLING THE MYTHS ABOUT BUYING NEW BUILD

Are you thinking about moving home but have read negative things about buying new build? In this blog post, Waterstone Homes Sales & Marketing Director, Andrea Gardner, highlights the benefits of buying new and tackles the misconceptions and myths surrounding buying a new build property:

MYTH #1: NEW HOMES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN PRE-OWNED HOMES
This is definitely the #1 misconception about new homes. People tend to hear “new home” and think it is synonymous with “expensive”, but that simply isn’t true! Pre-owned homes also come with pre-owned appliances like the heating system, and the structure itself may also need some updates. Things, like tearing out old dishwashers, fixing a leaking roof, re-tiling a bathroom, and updating plumbing, can really add up. Plus, if you have to tear into the walls or floor of your home, you’re looking at extra costs to make your home look beautiful again. If you get a new home, everything in it will be new as well, so you won’t have to worry about being stuck paying huge renovation bills. Remodeling actually costs on average twice as much per square foot as building new!

MYTH #2: IT’S MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TO BUY A PRE-OWNED HOME
Wrong again. While some people believe that all the extra materials needed to build a new home will be harmful to the environment, that’s not actually accurate. The reality is, older homes have outdated appliances, old insulation, and poor air-sealing methods, which all add up to an incredibly inefficient home. The environment will suffer as you crank up the central heating when your windows feel draughty and use all that extra energy using refrigerators and water heaters that aren’t energy efficient.

All Waterstone Homes are built according to the Code for Sustainable Homes, a national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. It aims to reduce carbon emissions and promote higher standards of sustainable design above the current minimum standards set out by the building regulations. High efficiency lighting options will keep your home bright without using as much energy, and top rated energy efficient appliances will provide better performance with less energy usage. These things will make your home more environmentally friendly and comfortable, not to mention save you money on your energy bills.

MYTH #3: NEW HOMES WON’T HAVE THE FEATURES YOU WANT
Waterstone Homes offers many services with experienced teams of industry experts to help you personalise your new Waterstone home. Your Sales Negotiator will organise appointments at relevant key building stages in order to catch the options in time. In fact, you can take your favourite things from several different homes and buildings and bring them all into the design of your perfect dream home. From the choice of kitchen finish to the type of sanitaryware, the choice really is yours!

MYTH #4: NEW HOMES ARE ALWAYS LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
New homes are available in a wide range of locations from city settings to quiet, rural spots to suit different buyers needs and requirements. A combination of amenities, convenient transport links, great schools, green open spaces, pubs and restaurants all contribute to the perfect place for new communities to grow and thrive.

At Waterstone Homes, we always look carefully at the location of a new development as we care about the areas we build in. Building new homes that are close to local amenities, schools and leisure facilities are a top priority. Travel connections are also considered for convenient access to major train stations, motorways and airports.

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