Buying a house is an exciting time, however as most people will tell you, it is also a very stressful time. There are so many decisions to make and things to consider. It can leave you feeling a bit confused so here are a few tips to make purchasing a new property (particularly a new build) easier.
When considering to buy a new build property you should be as nosy as you possibly can. Have a little look around the site where you are contemplating buying a property. You can learn a lot from how well a site is managed. One of the best pieces of advice to be given to you is to speak directly to the site manager. You could also speak person who already lives in the area or at the site in question then you will know exactly how the manager and customer relationship truly is.
Keep being nosy, do not feel awkward about it you are spending a lot of money and you want this to be the home of your dreams. You need to do a background check on the builder of the houses. No doubt they will have built other houses in the area so use the internet to find honest reviews and recommendations. Reputation no matter what it is for always carries and element of truth so it is better to find out what you are up against (if there is anything) before it is too late.
Make sure you see the property in real life. Yes, this may seem an obvious point, but it is amazing how many people see a new build advertised on the internet and place an offer without visiting the actual site. You want to know exactly what home you are getting, as this home may be with you for life. It is important that on a tour of the property that you measure everything. You don’t want to purchase expensive, new furniture and find it does not actually fit in your property.
Organisation is the key to success, keep all the information of your new property in a folder so you can quickly find the information you are looking for. Remember to always read the small print of any contract you are given, there may be a lot of it and you may thing you know what it all says but it is better to know exactly what you’re getting into.
All in all a new build should make you feel excited at the prospect of owning it. Do not be blinded by appearances though, research the property management and read the small print so you do not get yourself into trouble. If you are looking to purchase the perfect new property for you Linden Homes has a wide range of homes available to buy throughout Great Britain.
Author bio- Angela White writes regularly for a range of property development sites and offline publications, covering themes including moving house and interior design. She uses sources such as #Keepmoat to remain up-to-date with current property information. Angela is passionate about property and loves to visit show homes regularly.