Getting The Most Out Of Your Seasonal Show Home Visit This Spring
05 Mar 2020

There's arguably no better inspiration when looking for a new place to live than visiting a show home – and developer Linden Homes has some tips to get most out of this opportunity.

The jewel in the crown of the development, the show home is often the centrepiece and focal point for visitors aspiring to move to a dream home in a particular location.

With its attention to detail, carefully selected furniture, co-ordinating soft furnishings and accessories, and incredible overall interior design – it is little wonder that the show home provokes such a positive reaction with visitors or potential buyers.

Linden Homes East Yorkshire has a selection of carefully designed family friendly show homes; showcasing shiny new kitchens, practical living spaces and touches of elegance.

However, there are a few things to consider in order for home hunters to get the most out of their visit:

  • Be prepared – think about exactly what you are looking for in terms of space and room numbers, driveway or perhaps a garden. Are you willing to compromise on any of your requirements? Have a plan in place before you visit.
  • Try to evaluate the space and think about how you could use the rooms to suit your family and lifestyle. Could a bedroom be used as home gym or office? How about turning a study into a snug?
  • The sales executives are there to help you – giving information not only about the show home but the rest of the development. They will be happy to show you around the show home, pointing out any particular features and guide you through anything that comes as standard with the property. Don’t forget to ask about current prices and any incentives which could help curb the cost of moving.
  • Find out as much as you can about the boiler and other systems used, perhaps comparing the cost of running your new home to your existing utility bills. New homes are up to 50 per cent more energy efficient than their older counterparts.
  • Finally, bring the family along! Any children or teenagers will have an opinion on rooms, features etc so it’s good to share ideas on how your potential new home will work for everyone.

Linden Homes East Yorkshire (part of Vistry Group) regional sales manager Melanie Parker said: “It is very easy to get caught up in the splendour of the show home, and buyers imagining themselves in the home without actually making the most of the visit and gaining that all important information they need to make a decision.

“However, there are huge benefits to buying a brand-new home over a second hand property. Having a blank canvas on which to plan your own way of living to your own tastes is a fantastic feeling. And with a number of incentives on offer to help curb the cost of moving, now is the perfect time of year to snap up a dream home and get settled in for the spring and summer.”

Four fab reasons to make your move to a new home this summer: Four fab reasons to make your move to a new home this summer: 

  1. Less maintenance - older homes may have more character but they also need more maintenance, like new guttering, replacement windows or extra roof insulation. So you can move in and enjoy your new home straight away.
  2. Energy efficiency. New homes are well insulated, and include double-glazing as standard, making them cheaper to run than older homes. The costs of heating a new home will be considerably lower than those of a comparable old one – something that will be more noticeable in the winter months.
  3. The opportunity to put your own personal stamp and style on the home. And of course, there is a new garden for you to plan and enjoy during the summer.
  4. New homes often have features many buyers may take for granted, including ensuite facilities, downstairs cloakroom and added security aspects, including smoke detectors.


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All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.