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OnTheMove: Busting old myths about buying new build homes   

23 October 2023
Natasha Afxentiou
Senior PR & Content Executive

In the third episode of our OnTheMove podcast, we take a deep dive into the process of buying a new build and outline the pros and cons when compared to purchasing a resale home.

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So far this series, in episodes one and two, we’ve outlined the homebuying process and covered the key things first time buyers need to understand, but when it comes to buying a new build, what do you really need to know?

With the help of our guest experts, Ed McCoy, Group Sales Director at one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, Persimmon Homes, and John Doyle, Head of New Homes at OnTheMarket, we start by discussing the benefits of buying a new build and why you should consider purchasing one over a resale property.

In addition, as appetite grows among movers for more energy efficient homes, we dive into some of the features that are being put in place to make new builds more energy efficient that can result in financial savings.

We also cover some of the support that’s available to buyers of new builds when it comes to putting together a deposit and affordability.

As well as there being several benefits to buying a new build, there’s a fair share of assumptions surrounding the purchase of this type of property. To debunk potential myths and misconceptions, we close the episode by presenting some of the common perceptions linked to new builds to our guests during our Q&A.

The full transcript of the episode is also available to read here.

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