Thursday, 20 February 2014

Know all your options when you’re thinking of moving

It’s a sad fact of life that finding a new home in the present day can be fraught with complications.  (I am living proof of that at the moment!!!)

Even when you’re willing to compromise, to be realistic or willing to take on something that has potential but needs work, all too often you can be left with nothing to show for your efforts.

Sellers know that they have the power and aren’t shy about exploiting that fact when it comes to prices.

Negotiating sounds like a good idea but realistically estate agents know that even if significant work needs to be done the house, there is always likely to be someone willing to pay and take on the burden. The housing market is so squeezed that there is little choice left to buyers.

There is, having said all that, an alternative to trying your luck on the pre-owned market. While it may not be everyone’s first thought, looking at new builds can offer a way out of the uncertainty.

For starters, it tends to remove a lot of the hassle about extra costs once you’ve moved in. Builder’s estimates are likely to be a thing of nightmares past as there should be no need for any serious work to be done to the house.

Similarly, the energy ratings on in-built appliances and insulation options should be a lot better than might be the case in pre-owned housing. New builds have to conform to industry standards and these are high quality.


As a final practical point, if money is still a short-term issue then a lot of new-build companies have signed up to the Help to Buy scheme. However, while a mortgage with a smaller deposit might seem like a good idea now, it’s worth investigating carefully to decide whether or not this is definitely the right deal for you.

Cala Homes new homes for sale are among the new build properties on offer, with new build developers often offering professional advice to help guide you through the process of buying your new home.

However, buying a house does mean compromise and new-build houses are no exception so it’s important to really dig around to find out everything you can.

There is no guarantee that there will be new homes in the exact area you want and you shouldn’t be surprised if a location, and everything you liked about it, is the main compromise you make to finding somewhere new to live.

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