New Homes Week Celebrates The Benefits Of Buying New
17 May 2016

According to figures from the NHBC (National House Building Council), over 150,000 new homes were built in the UK last year – the highest number since 2007. With demand for new homes seemingly ever increasing, the HBF (House Builders Federation) is promoting the benefits of new build homes through New Homes Week, which runs from 16th to 22nd May.

For many homebuyers, the dilemma often starts with the decision between old vs new and ultimately which offers the best value for money – a new or second hand property.

Brian Deacon, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes, said: “In today’s market place, with so many initiatives available, the argument for buying new as opposed to old has never been greater. There are huge benefits designed to reduce costs and ease the stresses related to moving home.

“There is also plenty of choice when it comes to location and style of home, as well as the chance to be part of a new and growing community.”

7 reasons: why opt for new over old?

  1. Help to Buy - There’s a chance to save money through Government-led incentives for existing homeowners and first time buyers.
  2. A stress free move - Housebuilders offer Part Exchange to enable buyers to sell their existing home in one smooth move – meaning no chain and no estate agent fees.
  3. Energy efficiency - New homes are on average six times more energy efficient and generate 60 per cent less C02 emissions than older style homes, making them cheaper to run and more eco-friendly.
  4. Less maintenance - Older homes need more maintenance than new ones, like new guttering, replacement windows or extra roof insulation.
  5. Homebuyers can choose their kitchen and bathroom wall tiles, subject to the build stages.
  6. There is no chain and you can move in as soon as your new home is ready.
  7. All new homes come complete with a NHBC or Zurich 10-year building guarantee warranty.

Florin and Gina Strugariu bought a three bedroom house for their family at Linden Homes’ Home @ Heartlands development. Commenting on the move, he said: “It’s great having a home that is so new – no old boiler that needs replacing or leaky roof, but a modern kitchen and a brand new bathroom! We absolutely love our new home, it’s well-designed and we’ve noticed a reduction in our energy bills too.”

Linden Homes is creating a number of new homes locally in Exeter, Kingsteignton, Goodrington, Paignton, Totnes, Okehampton, Plymouth, Truro, Penryn and Camborne.

Additional information about New Homes Week and new homes is available from HBF or NHBC


Media can contact Emma Mackay on 01626 356666 or 07738312960 for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes.

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