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The survey of 2,000 movers found homeowners want to be able to put their own stamp on their house, free from nasty DIY or décor surprises left from previous homeowners, while also saving money on their energy bills.
With a fantastic variety of new homes available from expansive luxury villas to spacious apartments and penthouses, there are modern, spacious homes available for all types of buyers from first time buyers to downsizers. At Countryside, we design contemporary light filled and spacious homes finished to a great specification at all our new developments.
Here’s our top reasons for choosing a new build over a second-hand home:
Part of the excitement of buying a new house is making it your own, but that’s not always easy with a second-hand property. The average cost of upgrading an older home to the same specification as a new build property is close to £45,000. In comparison, a new build home not only offers a low maintenance property which can be moved into straight away but is a blank canvas can be quickly and easily personalised, by adding soft furnishings and accessories, with minimal ongoing maintenance.
Today’s new build homes, unlike traditional Victorian, Edwardian or Tudor designs, are designed for modern living, often featuring open-plan living areas, well-proportioned rooms, en-suite facilities, balconies and terraces and built-in cupboards for all your storage needs. The modern design also maximises the use of natural light and the surrounding landscape to give you great vistas from every room.
Running costs of a property are important considerations when choosing a new home. A Countryside home is on average 6.5 times more energy efficient than a house built 30 years ago. Our homes come with cost-effective boilers, double glazing and energy efficient appliances which will save buyers money – no more drafty windows or faulty boiler problems.
New homes at St Mary’s Island in Chatham for example, all come equipped with the most up-to-date environmentally-friendly features such as insulated flooring, full cavity wall insulation and a smart meter.
New properties are superior in the quality of home building techniques and materials. Flooring, drainage, foundations, walls and roof systems in a new build offer a reassurance that older properties cannot. At Countryside, all of our new homes are protected by a 10 Year Warranty to ensure our purchasers have complete peace of mind and no unexpected repair costs from neglectful previous owners.
Home Buying Schemes
There was a time where buying a new home seemed like an impossible dream for many, but there are now many options for those looking to purchase a new build. The Help to Buy initiative is a government-backed scheme that over 220,000 house hunters have taken advantage of to help them taken their first or next step on the property ladder. Help to Buy is offered on many of Countryside’s new properties, including homes at Kingsbridge and Willow Grange.
Team of experts
At Countryside, our professional and experienced sales team will help you through the purchasing process at every step. And once you have moved in, our friendly and helpful customer care team will be on hand to resolve any issues you may have.
Emma Fearn, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing
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