The Benefits Of Buying A New Home Are Still Waiting For You! (Midlands)
20 Apr 2020

When it comes to moving home or buying a first house - many buyers are faced with the dilemma of old versus new.

The choice of whether or not to buy new is enormous, leaving homeowners with a serious debate over which will give the best value for money - a new, or second hand property.

While older homes traditionally have larger rooms; re-decorating, installing a new bathroom or kitchen and laying new carpets are just some of the DIY jobs many of us have planned when we move into a ‘used’ home.

And despite the current restrictions on the house buying public and the industry, buying a brand new home – say Linden Homes Midlands (part of Vistry Group) – not only puts buyers in the driving seat when it comes to those finishing touches, but also offers a wealth of benefits.

There are lots of reasons why buying a brand new home makes a lot of sense. Here are just a few of the best:

  • A blank canvas for you to stamp your own style and personality onto right from day one. No dodgy DIY, hideous decorations or worn out fittings to fix.
  • 10-year Buildmark warranty – have peace of mind with a 10-year warranty including Linden Homes’ own two-year customer service guarantee.
  • You’ll save on running costs. New homes are six times more energy efficient than older homes. The very latest insulation and heating systems could save you up to £500 a year compared to a Victorian house of the same style, according to New Homes Marketing Board figures.
  • You could get more for your money. New roofs, kitchens and boilers cost thousands of pounds but this is all included so you’ll have nothing to worry about for years!
  • You can move into your new home as soon as it is complete. There’s no forward chain, no waiting for someone else to move out. Think how much stress that could save!
  • You’ll have access to Mortgage Advisors and solicitors who are independent from Linden Homes but specialise and understand the new build market – they can help you to exchange contracts within the exclusive reservation period. Plus, the Independent Mortgage Advisors often have access to exclusive mortgage lender products.
  • There are a number of ways we can help get you moving. Your dream home may be in reach thanks to the government’s Help to Buy scheme which means you could buy with just five per cent deposit – but only if you’re buying new! Or if you’re struggling to sell your current home, there are the Part Exchange and Assisted Move schemes.

Linden Homes latest Coronavirus update:

While our sites and sales offices are closed, we will stay ‘open for business’ and customers and clients will still be able to contact our teams on the phone and online.

We will also continue to look to support our supply chain partners during this challenging period and will remain in close communication with them.

Our thoughts remain with all those personally impacted by the outbreak, and the safety, health and wellbeing of our customers, our people and our subcontractors is the top priority.


For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email

References to “we”, “us” or “our” are to the part of the Vistry Group (including Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, Countryside Homes, Drew Smith or one of Vistry’s joint venture companies) from which you are intending to purchase a new home. References to "you” and “your” are to the prospective buyer or buyers of a new home from us.

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.