5 questions to ask when buying a new build home


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Buying a new home is an exciting and busy time, so making sure you understand the entire process is important. Before you make a decision on your dream home, make sure you ask these key questions so that you get the right home for you.

1. Has there been a lot of interest?

It’s no surprise that new build homes get snapped up very quickly due to their desirability. So it’s good to understand if the home you are after has had a lot of interest. That way you can work out how much time you have left to make a decision.

2. What financial help can I get?

There’s lots of help out there to get you onto the property ladder, or into a bigger family home. Such as the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which enables you to own a home with just a 5% deposit. Or if you already own a home, our Part Exchange scheme could help you sell your existing home quicker. It’s always a good idea to do some research at the start of your new home journey to find the best offers available to you.

3. How energy efficient is the home?

You can have peace of mind when buying a new build as they are built to be more energy efficient than older homes. A David Wilson home is up to 65% more energy efficient than the same sized older home, due to modern day improvements such as quality double glazed windows. With more energy efficient homes, you’ll have lower energy costs, saving you money.

4. How much storage is there?

Having a place for everything is very important, so knowing how much space you have is vital. Always double check with your developer that you know how much storage you are getting, and be sure to take a look at the floorplan to check you’re happy with the amount available.

5. When will the property be ready?

This is the exciting part of the journey and one you will be looking forward to. So it’s important to ask your developer when they believe the property will be ready so you can start planning your move. By having an estimated date to work towards, you can plan your other jobs – such as instructing a conveyancing solicitor and packing your belongings.

If you’re looking to start a new build journey, then discover a David Wilson development near you today.