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Why buy new? 10 benefits of buying a newbuild home

When you start your search for a new home, there are many decisions you need to make - including the location, the size, and whether you want to buy a brand new build or a pre-owned property. 

To help inform your choice, we have shared some of the biggest advantages our customers experience when buying new...

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1. It’s 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, a luxury bathroom and ensuite, contemporary doors and finishings and so much more.  With time so precious, you won’t have to spend lots of time and effort renovating before moving in. 


2. Peace of mind with a 2 year warranty

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 NHBC guidelines for 2 years following your date of entry together with a 10 year warranty for structural defects. 


3. You’ll have a blank canvas for decorating

You won’t have ugly wallpaper or carpets to get rid of, or old fashioned kitchen or bathroom units to replace. Instead you’ll have a pristine, blank canvas ready to personalise with ease. 

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4. You can personalise the spec

You’ll also have the opportunity to personalise the specification of your home, from your kitchen worktops and units, your bathroom tiles, lighting, finishings and so much more. This is an amazing opportunity to create your dream home!


5. You have a range of housetypes to choose from

If you fall in love with a location or a development, you will be sure to find the perfect home too - as you’ll have a variety of housetypes to choose from. With different layouts and sizes, you can browse a range of homes to find which would suit you and your family’s lifestyle the best. 


6. You can enjoy open-plan living spaces

While many traditional homes have separate kitchens, dining rooms and living spaces, newbuilds are designed for modern living with beautiful, bright, open-plan rooms. 

This is especially true in the kitchen, as this is the heart of the home where people want to spend time with family and entertain friends. New homes are designed with this in mind, providing a versatile space with big windows and doors leading out to the back garden.

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7. It will be a new community you can help grow

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

8. Buying new is easy 

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!


9. There can be great incentives available

Unlike the second hand property market, new homebuilders can often provide incentives for buying - and this can save you a lot of money. 

For example, some of the incentives we offer our customers include free flooring, turf, your LBTT paid, deposit contributions, or free upgrades. 


10. You can save money on energy bills

Last but not least, owning a new home can save you money on your energy bills. New homes today are much more energy efficient that older properties, due to the way they are designed, with more efficient materials, and the building methods used. This could save you hundreds of pounds per year. 


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