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New build or existing home?

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Whether you’re changing locations or buying a home in an area you already know well, a key question is whether to buy an existing property or a newly built home.

There are the usual factors to consider when making that decision – whether you want to buy a house that needs work or move into a new one decorated to your specification; or whether you prefer all-new appliances with guarantees and whether you simply prefer a brand new home. Your financial circumstances may also determine whether you opt for a new build over an existing home. Some schemes, such as the government backed help to buy equity loan scheme are only available when buying a new build home.

Not only that but buying a new build means you’re not caught up in a chain of sellers. When you’re moving your entire life from one part of the country to another, you need to have some control over the dates so you can arrange school starts, removal services, continuity of any medical care, and avoiding a chain provides additional peace of mind.

By buying a new build you have far greater control over when you actually make the move, and when you buy with Barratt our dedicated services team can help you at every stage of the purchase journey.

Find a Barratt development in your chosen area today using the search box below.