7 reasons why buying a new build is a good move

February 26, 2024 | Dan Todd


This New Homes Week 2024 (26 February – 3 March), we’re celebrating all the wonderful benefits of buying a new build home.

From having a blank canvas to put your own stamp on, to better energy efficiency to help keep the pounds in your pocket, there are a whole host of reasons why buying a new build home with Onward Living just makes sense.

Here are just a few of our favourite.

A new build home, ready to move in

1. A blank canvas

One of the best things about buying a new build home is having a blank canvas to put your own stamp on.  When you get the keys to a new Onward Living home, it will be completely untouched and ready to decorate just how you like it. Want that leopard print wallpaper? Go right ahead – you do you!

You can also be sure that your new home has a spectacular specification, including the latest contemporary fully fitted kitchens, modern bathrooms, fully turfed gardens, and more.

2. Plenty of choice

New build developments aren’t only conveniently situated in fantastic locations, they also offer a wide range of house types to suit your lifestyle and budget.

Whether it’s a two-bed starter home that’s perfect for a first-time buyer, or a four-bedroom three-storey house that would make the ideal family home, you’re sure to find the kind of home that’s right up your street.

3. Good for the planet and your pocket

Better insulation. Energy-efficient boilers. High performance windows. A new build home is packed with the latest energy-saving technology, which is great news for your carbon footprint (and your bank balance). In fact, new build homes could save buyers more than £2,200 on their annual energy bills compared to an older home.*

*Based on HBF analysis of EPC ratings as of January 2024: Watt a Save – Energy efficient new homes (hbf.co.uk)

4. Chain-free. Stress-free.

Another benefit of new build homes is that you’re the very first person to move in. That means there’s no waiting around for other buyers to make their move before you can complete on your new home. In fact, we’ll even give you a nudge when your home is a couple of weeks away from being handed over, so that you can get ready for move-in day.

5. Affordable ways to buy

The government’s Help to Buy scheme may be coming to an end, but there are still lots of buying schemes out there to help you get a foot on the property ladder. At Onward Living, many of our new build homes are available to buy through shared ownership or Rent to Buy, meaning it’s easier than ever to make your first home a reality.

6. Added peace of mind

When you buy an Onward Living home, you can be sure that it’s been built to the highest quality, using the best materials and latest building techniques. And if that wasn’t enough to put your mind at rest, all new build homes are covered by a 10-year building warranty.

7. More than a home

When you buy a new build home, you’re not just buying bricks and mortar. You’re joining a thriving new community. All of our developments are thoughtfully designed to encourage a strong sense of belonging and community spirit.

If you’re on the hunt for a new build home, take a look at our latest developments

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