04 January 2017
CALA Homes is starting 2017 with a positive message for those considering getting onto the property ladder or moving to pastures new – now is the time to make your move!
As we say ‘goodbye’ to 2016 and move into 2017, a new year is an opportunity to make some positive changes, and what better way than finding a new place to call home. Whether you’re a first time buyer, are considering moving to accommodate a growing family or looking to downsize, knowing when to make the move is not always easy.
With a whole host of benefits associated with a brand new property, as well as CALA’s commitment to delivering excellent customer service, buyers can be confident that CALA will do everything we can to make the journey from reservation to moving in, and beyond, as smooth and uncomplicated as possible.
Below, we’ve highlighted just some of the reasons why this new year is the time to consider a new home.
1. HELP TO BUY
The Government Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme could help you obtain up to a 75% mortgage with as low as a 5% deposit for new build homes. That’s why 100,284 purchasers (including over 80,000 first time buyers), have taken advantage of this offer. Find out more here.
2. PART EXCHANGE & EXCITING INCENTIVES*
CALA has many ways to help make your move easier and more affordable, including our Part Exchange service, contributions towards stamp duty or LBTT, and extras such as flooring, lighting or landscaping. Buying a new home gives you a number of options that can make the ultimate goal of home ownership more affordable and achievable.
3. MOD CONS & SPECIFICATION
The cost of upgrading an old home to new build specifications can often be overwhelming. Things such as guttering, insulation, rewiring, a new bathroom, a new kitchen, central heating and double glazing can all mount up. Industry research has shown that the cost of upgrading an older home to same specifications as a new build property is nearly £45,000.*
CALA offers new, built-in kitchen appliances covered by manufacturers’ warranties; the latest, water efficient bathroom fittings; a brand new boiler, and a heating system complete with at least a two year guarantee.
A new build home also requires lower maintenance compared to an old house, saving you money and effort over time.
4. ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES
Enjoy reduced gas and electricity bills and a better insulated, more energy efficient home which is also better for the environment.**
On average, new homes built in England and Wales today are 65% more energy efficient than their Victorian equivalent, making them roughly 50% cheaper to run per year, adding up to annual savings of between £440 for a 1 bed ground floor flat, and £1,410 for a 4 bed detached house.
5. CHAIN-FREE MOVING
With no need to wait for existing owners to move out, you can move into a new home as soon as it’s complete. This reduces the house buying chain and as a result could lower the stress and uncertainty that is often associated with moving.
Additionally, our 100% part exchange service* frees you from being in a chain altogether.
6. PEACE OF MIND
Today’s building regulations ensure that new homes are designed and constructed to a minimum standard which older properties may not have been built to. These standards are continually being improved and strengthened, giving you a top quality home.
Plus, all new build homes come with a 10-year NHBC warranty for additional peace of mind.
You’ll also have the added protection of an industry led code of conduct, the Consumer Code for Homebuilders, designed to make the home buying process fairer and more transparent for customers.
7. BLANK CANVAS
A brand new home is a fantastic opportunity to make it your own. All CALA homes are built with light and space in mind, with the opportunity to select the kitchen and bathroom fittings you want (subject to build stage). A new home also provides the blank canvas that will give you the freedom to stamp your personality on your new family home.
8. WIDER BENEFITS
There are many ways in which house building contributes to the wider economy, and the creation of new homes delivers significant social and economic benefits to communities. These include extra tax receipts to fund public services locally and nationally; the extra jobs created; millions of pounds that go towards new schools and playgrounds; and millions of trees and shrubs planted every year.
To further assist home buyers, CALA Homes is currently offering a range of incentives on developments across the country to help buyers make a move in 2017.
*Correct at time of publish, 4th Jan 2016.