New Year – time for a brand-new home

Published January 23rd, 2018

With the government promising as many as 300,000 new homes to be built a year and stamp duty abolished for first-time purchases of up to £300,000, the New Year could be just the right time to buy a New House.

There are many advantages of buying a home from new, not least of which you will be able to make it exactly as you want. There are plenty of new homes to choose from in Shropshire in the towns and villages and countryside locations.

For most people the lure of the brand-new home is to be first person to live in it.

“In today’s busy lives, people want everything new and right, they don’t have time to renovate or replace things in their home, they want to walk right in and enjoy it from day one,” said Natalie Warburton, a property and letting specialist with Berrys at Shrewsbury.

Spacious lounge with feature fireplace at The Farrs

“Besides a bespoke kitchen and freshly-painted walls and woodwork you also get the reassurance of a two-year builders’ warranty plus a 10-year ICW warranty which will cover any structural defects with the building.”

A new build with the benefits of modern construction, cavity walls, double glazing, modern heating system and improved insulation offers energy efficient, economic and comfortable living.

This is a key consideration if you are buying a buy to let property, as you have a responsibility for the property to be safe and fit for purpose. From April 2018, it will be unlawful to let a house with an EPC rating of F or G (the lowest two grades of energy efficiency), something you wouldn’t need to worry about with a new home.

Those looking for high ceilings, picture rails and other unique and character features may find a modern new build limiting but most new homes do have their own special features. Reputable property developers take great care in providing a variety of house types and sizes on a new development, with great thought given to outdoor space, in the provision of parking and green spaces.

Shrewsbury Homes, for example, incorporate contemporary interiors and appliances to compliment family living in all their homes and The Farrs development at Dorrington, near Shrewsbury which is being marketed by Berrys, is no exception

“Another plus for first time buyers buying a new home is that most developers will offer the Government Help to Buy to Scheme that requires only an initial five per cent deposit, with the Government providing up to a further 20 per cent more,” Natalie said.

“If you buy off plan you can avoid the uncertainties of buying an older property and potential issues with upward chains, surveys and people changing their minds right up until contracts are exchanged.

“Those with a home to sell may have an opportunity in some circumstances to part exchange, subject to terms and conditions.”

At the Farrs, Shrewsbury Homes offer a range of house types to give buyers the home of their dreams.

The last two remaining plots at this development are available to view with the marketing suite being open Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm. The development can be found just off the A49 on the left-hand side as you leave Dorrington towards Church Stretton.

For further information please contact Berrys’ Shrewsbury Office on 01743 271697 or email

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