HBF survey shows three out of four home seekers would consider a new-build

HBF survey shows three out of four home seekers would consider a new-build

Three quarters of home seekers would consider a new build home, according to a new survey for the Home Builders Federation, ahead of New Homes Week 2019.  

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The number one benefit of buying new was cited as energy efficiency, according to 38% of respondents, running freedom from DIY into a close second on 35%. Almost as important to survey respondants was acquiring a complete blank canvas (34%).

The research also highlighted the aspirations of non-home owners, with around 66% saying that they would love to own their own home. Amongst 18-24-year-olds this rose to 78% and amongst 25-34-year-olds, 83%.

Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman of the Home Builders Federation said; “New Homes offer huge benefits for buyers, something consumers are increasingly becoming aware of. New homes are energy efficient, saving buyers hundreds a year in running costs and there is no need to spend thousands upgrading a home with brand new fixtures and fittings throughout. If practical reassurances are what you are seeking, then buying new is a great way to assure peace of mind.”

Throughout New Homes Week (13th-17th May) interior stylist Sophie Robinson will be sharing her style inspiration for new build homes. Sophie commented: “With no need to dedicate time or money on dreaded DIY tasks, buyers are free to enjoy exploring their style. Moving into a new home is a fantastic opportunity to discover your personal taste, refresh your style and relish the freshly decorated space and beautiful new fixtures and fittings.”

Stewart Baseley continued: “As Sophie’s colourful, bold and homely style shows, creating a home from a new build house is fun and easy.”

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