Stamford Homes - the benefits of buying new when home-hunting in Lincolnshire

When it comes to moving or buying a first home, many people are faced with the dilemma of old versus new.

[UKPRwire, Wed Dec 02 2009] When it comes to moving or buying a first home, many people are faced with the dilemma of old versus new.

A serious debate is which one will give them the best value for money - a new or second-hand home?

Re-decorating, installing a new bathroom or kitchen and laying new carpets are just some of the DIY jobs many of us plan when we move into a ‘used’ home.

However, buying a new home can cut down the cost and also put customers in the driving seat when it comes to those finishing touches – and save them a small fortune in domestic repairs.

And there is no better place to buy a brand new home that in rural Lincolnshire, particularly in the market towns of Wragby and Horncastle – where prices for a three-bedroom terraced home start from just £149,995.

Now is a great time to buy a brand new dream home at these locations.

As well as prices being at their most affordable for years, customers can benefit from the last throes of the Stamp Duty exemption holiday on homes below £175,000 and many Stamford Homes money-saving incentives to help existing home owners and first time buyers.

New homes also offer fantastic value in terms of energy efficiency, security and design – both internal and external. They are a blank canvas allowing customers to stamp their own mark and personality on what is the most important purchase of their life.

Other benefits include:

- Less maintenance - old homes may have more character but they may also need more costly things doing to them, which could see the owner paying out for items such like new guttering, replacement windows or extra roof insulation.

- Energy efficiency. New homes are well insulated, and include double-glazing as standard, making them cheaper to run than older homes. All new homes are fitted with a water meter. Studies show that new homes, on average, are four times more energy efficient that older homes, so producing lower energy bills.

- A blank canvas - depending on build stage of the new home, you have an option of choosing kitchen units, worktops and wall tiles - you can even pick your own carpets with certain incentives!

- All of Stamford homes’ new homes come with an insurance-backed 10-year warranty from the National House Building Council, giving new owners real peace of mind. That’s something else you simply can’t get when buying second-hand.

Stamford Homes regional sales and marketing director Peter Bond said: “In today’s market place, with so many incentives available, the argument for buying new as opposed to old has never been greater. We have some amazing homes and incentives at our Lincolnshire developments – with reservations now being taken well into next year.”

For details on prices and availability at the Bell’s Yard development in Horncastle and Carpenter’s Lodge in Wragby, visit

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