New Build Myths

Posted: 29th October 2019

Dispelling the myths of new build homes

Deciding between a new build or an older home is something that a lot of buyers are torn between when looking for a new house. There are so many quality new housing developments with such a diverse range of houses to suit all. They are fresh, clean and brand new just for you.

However, some are hesitant to purchase from new build developments due to the myths that cling to their reputation. Granville Developments are busting the top myths surrounding new builds in Suffolk and Essex, explaining why they can actually be the best option for you.

‘New homes are more expensive than older homes’

Due to the excellent quality, freshness and personalised nature of new build homes people expect and wrongly presume they’re more expensive than older homes. The initial upfront costs may be pricier, but the running, maintenance and general upkeep will save you more in the long run as everything is newer and won’t need to be replaced as quickly. Many people who purchase a previously owned home often end up spending significant amounts of money redecorating and changing out of date features such as kitchens and bathrooms. Generally this means in the long run purchasers of a previously owned home, spend more money than if they had bought a new build home designed and finished to their choice. It is equally worth thinking about the fact that if you do choose a previously owned home which requires some updating, the expenditure cannot usually be borrowed against a mortgage which could mean that the visualisation of your dream home and the reality of it being created could be many months different.

‘You won’t get the features you want’

A new build development will usually look consistent throughout with the same brickwork and architectural feel however they are also incredibly personalised. Granville understand the importance of personalisation when buying a new house and offer customers the chance to add the features they want into their new build homes. For instance, this could be that you would like sparkly tiles or a sleek modern kitchen.

‘New homes are located in the middle of nowhere’

Because new housing developments take up a lot of space and land, people presume they are exclusively built in the middle of the countryside. However, this isn’t the case at all. There are lots of new developments that are in urban areas for those who want to live nearer towns and city centres with an easy commute if necessary. Granville developments have recently secured a plot in the sought after town of Coggeshall with excellent travel connections to Braintree, Colchester and Chelmsford.

For more information on Granville’s new build developments, please contact the sales team on 01376 574599.