Buying a home is one of the most exciting and stressful things you can do in your lifetime. If you are about to start your own family then the idea of moving into the house that will see you through the next few years of young children is one that should be very pleasing. It can however be really daunting and you will want to be sure you have invested your money in the right way, so you can focus on your family.
There are some incredible incentives to buying a brand new home. Companies such as Kier are offering home buyers help to buy and this can really take the sting out of your upfront costs. Buying a new modern home, means you aren’t going to have to worry about any costly bills in the first couple of years. You will have the care of the company you bought from should their work fail in anyway. You also get loads of support when starting out. You can get a lot more for your money from a new build with designers making even more of small space homes. There are many 3 story builds which give you a little extra space and a lovely area for mum and dad if you have toddlers on the second floor. You will also find moving into a new build a lot easier than working with the old homeowners moving out.
If you aren’t able to buy a brand new home as the areas don’t suit you, look at the nearly new options. You’ll need one of the RICS homebuyer surveys to ensure everything is sound with the home. This is a slightly lighter version of a full survey and is great for homes which are a few years old. Ensuring you are buying a building which is in as great condition now as it was for the first buyer is vital. Lots of things can change as a building gets older and you need a professional to highlight any areas which may become problematic in the future. Looking at a new build show home is great as a lot of thought is put into creating the ideal home. However it can be hard to see through other people’s style tastes. Try to imagine the home empty, it can be hard to do, especially if the current occupants have lots of heavy furniture. It could be a good idea to ask them if they have the original brochure from the home builder. You could also look up the floor plans on the internet. This may help you see how much space and potential is in the home.
A new family will function better in an organised space, whilst you may have a dream of buying something with a little more character, it is wise to scale it down and take the pressure off yourselves until the children are a little bigger. That way you can enjoy your life and not constantly be fixing up the home.