Eight Great Reasons to Buy a New Build Home
Eight Great Reasons to Buy a new home through Murcia Villas
Many house builders and developers in Spain offer off-plan properties for sale, giving buyers the opportunity to choose a dream home prior to build or construction and have input into the specifications and finished.
This is a great way to buy into an area you love or where demand for properties is high.
Murcia Villas are established estate agents with over 20 years’ experience in selling new build properties. We have access to builders and developers who have acquired smaller plots or parcels of land and are developing a small number of bespoke homes, giving a uniqueness and exclusivity to each new release.
One of the benefits of buying new is that the buyer only needs to pay between 3.000euros and 10.000euros as a reservation fee, and the choice of your new home in the sun is secured.
House builders and developers offer buyers the opportunity to choose key design aspects of their new home. This ranges from selection of floor tiles, cupboards and plug sockets, to garden landscaping, tiling and the colour of kitchen worktops.
The earlier into the release you reserve your new home, the more choice there is available.
A major benefit of new-build properties is that they are super low maintenance.
There'll be no need to carry out repairs or redecorate when you move into a new home. Any work like this is rarely needed for at least the first five years giving you the opportunity to enjoy living in your new dream home in the sun, free from DIY.
When you buy off-plan the builder or developer, together with the architect, will guarantee the essential and most important parts of the construction for a minimum of 10 years, in accordance with Spanish Law. Therefore, all New Build properties comes with a 10-year warranty and protection scheme.
In a New Property transaction there are no hold ups due to the break down of the “chain”, ensuring you can buy a new home at your own pace.
Move in as soon as the home is ready or set a move-in date that works for you and your timescale.
New-build homes usually have the latest energy-efficient appliances, which means they are cheaper to run than older properties here in Spain.
Newer buildings also tend to be well insulated, sometimes needed in the winter but also well designed to keep cool in the summer and with new technology, glazed windows and doors, ducted air-conditioning systems for both cool and warm air.
These properties will have excellent EPC* ratings, cutting your monthly energy bills and increasing resale values.
Latest safety and security measures are also included in the design of new build homes. These include fire safety, locks on doors and windows, security lighting, alarms, gated entrances and entry phones.
Many house builders and developers offer incentives to attract buyers, these vary but may include:
- Private Swimming pools
- Domestic Appliances
- Internal lighting
- Pre installation of air-conditioning
- Underfloor heating in the bathrooms
In addition Murcia Villas will offer buyers of new build homes an additional gift, such as air conditioning installation or domestic appliances depending on the incentive offered by the developer.
By using an estate agent with over 20 years of selling homes here in Spain, you can be assured of a complete after sales service which will include working with your appointed solicitors in Spain, organising a currency broker to assist with international transfers and liaising with the builder and developer as your new home comes to completion.
*EPC – Energy Performance Certificate, an industry standard measure