Buying a brand new property, fitted with a luxury designer kitchen and en suite bathroom can prove irresistible. On top of that new homes are generally cheaper to run than older properties as they are built to a higher standard.
New homes usually come with more amenities and conveniences. They tend to feature more built-in appliances, including dishwashers, and virtually all of them have central heating systems.
Studies show that occupants of new homes are almost six times less likely to die from fire than occupants of older homes. New homes generally come with smoke detectors and with central heating systems that reduce the need for space heaters, which can sometimes cause fires.
New homes are also thought to be more energy efficient because of better windows, improved heating and cooling systems and a better use of insulation. They also require less maintenance because they are, after all, newer and come equipped with the conveniences a buyer is pursuing.