Buying New Could Cut Stress

Cheaper to run, fewer links in the chain and no nasty surprises, all features that make buying a new build home a less stressful option for househunters.

The Seamless Transitions report from Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that 87% of people in our region feel that life has become more stressful over the last 20 years. The survey named rising rent, maintenance, and energy costs in homes as significant factors in this increase. Getting onto the housing ladder was a particular concern amongst younger respondents.  

Coinciding with New Homes Week, an annual campaign promoting the benefits of purchasing new build homes. The report shows that:

• 57% find the prospect of unexpected setbacks in the chain stressful.

• 57% say uncovering nasty surprises can add to the stress of a home move.

• 54% say peace of mind cover if things go wrong would make moving home easier.

• 49% find covering associated moving costs such as estate agent fees and stamp duty stressful.

• 42% believe lower energy bills would make moving home easier.

Sara Raven, Director of Sales & Marketing at East Anglia based Denbury Homes said: “It’s been a tough time for buyers, particularly those looking to get onto the housing ladder, something that has been shown in these figures. Buying a new build home reduces many of those stresses and worries. New builds are cheaper to heat, have lower maintenance needs and are covered by structural warranties.”

The chain stops here

Buyers of new builds don’t have to worry about any onwards chain from the property they are purchasing, taking out one or more sources of uncertainty. Schemes such as Part Exchange can reduce this further as housebuilders like Denbury Homes can purchase the buyer’s existing home as part of the sales agreement.

Sara continues: “Denbury Homes offers a wide range of schemes to help our buyers. Easy Move and Part Exchange help you manage the sale of an existing property whilst our tailored initiatives are designed to help first time buyers. With better news from the mortgage market now is a great time for buyers to seize the opportunity.”

Easier to warm up, and keep warm

Figures released by HBF in January show that new build homes also cut energy bills by up to £184 a month. In addition to reducing annual running costs by up to £2,200, new build homeowners are also helping to reduce carbon emissions by 61% compared to older properties.

No nasty surprises

With a new build, owners don’t have to worry about a decades old repair job on their electrics or plumbing. All homes are covered by the ten-year NHBC Buildmark Policy and for additional peace of mind, Denbury Homes voluntarily signed up to the New Homes Quality Code which gives customers greater clarity and understanding of the expectations and requirements they should have of their homebuilder and explains options if expectations aren’t met.

Sara concludes: “Denbury Homes was named a five-star builder by HBF, marking our teams out for the quality of their service and overall satisfaction of our homeowners.

“Buyers interested in moving but who are feeling nervous about taking the next step can pop into any of our marketing suites to chat to our team and find out how buying a new home doesn’t have to be stressful.”

Delivering houses of exceptional design for aspirational people

For almost 40-years Hopkins & Moore have been building homes across East Anglia. Now, we have renamed to Denbury Homes but are still setting new standards for exceptional design and customer service.