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When considering buying a new house, townhouse, flat or any other brand new home from a house builder, it is essential to do your own research, by accessing totally independent information. This will ensure you get the best quality new home, in the best location, at the best price, on a development that most closely meets your needs. Buying any home is the biggest financial commitment most people will make. So you need to be fully aware of all the facts before you get carried away with the sales and marketing experience that the house builders are so good at.
The detailed information available on this website will enable you to make a fully-informed decision before reserving that new home. Be sure to carefully consider the many disadvantages of buying a newly-built home, as well as the advantages. You also need to be appreciate there can be many pitfalls during the process that can result in new home buyers making ill-informed decisions. Often, a new home buyer's expectations, frequently result in disappointment and regret once they have moved in.
House builders and their affiliated organisations would like you to believe buying a new home only has positive points and wins every time over buying a previously owned, second-hand property. The information, suggestions, guides and tips will help you to reach the decision that is right for you and help you through all the stages of buying a new home. We recommend you use the services of a professional snagging company and a fully-independent solicitor, if you eventually decide to buy a new home.
If you are Buying a new home? then the chances are it will be heated by a gas-fired Condensing boiler. This type of boiler has a working life of between 3 and 6 years and is more prone to breakdown in very cold weather. In addition, replacement parts can be very expensive.
Before you move into your new home you will need to throughly inspect it. Use our free snagging inspection checklist to ensure you are 100% happy and (hopefully) do not have many problems with your new home after you have moved in.
Thinking of buying a timber frame new home? Recent market studies suggest that the new generation of home buyers are totally unaware of the World In Action documentary in 1983 and are not anti-timber frame. Indeed house builders and timber frame companies are keen to promote the perceived environmental benefits of this method of construction. In 2010, one in four new homes being constructed is using timber frame construction.
This website provides independent information for the UK new home buyer so they can fully consider all issues before buying a timber-framed new home.
Moving to a new home can be very stressful if you are not well organised and fail to plan your home move carefully. Follow the guide and tips on choosing a removal company and moving home checklist. Planning your move - moving home advice and tips. Self move or removal company?
Insuring your home is essential. Be sure to get the very best cover available at the best price. Watch out for policy exclusions and conditions in the small print. How to save on home insurance and contents cover. Advice on home insurance and all the options available.
Best Buy Mortgages - There are several different types of mortgage available: Fixed - variable - capped - repayment -flexible - offset. Mortgage advice on choosing a suitable low cost mortgage and avoiding mortgage rejection.
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The Home Builders Federation (HBF) organises and publishes selected results of the industry's New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey each year. By asking certain questions in a particular way, in a particular order, or by limiting responses, any survey can be crafted to achieve any statistical results. For example the HBF use 'Very' and 'Fairly Satisfied' responses and add them together for the 'Total Satisfied' in their press releases.
The HBF survey results represent a very small proportion of the total number of new homes built each year. Just 53,270 surveys were sent out and only 29,330 returned for the 2013 results.
In 2011, a total of 97,000 private sector new homes were built, but only 37.8% of these new home buyers received the HBF survey and the published results represented less than 21% of the total. Affordable and social housing occupants (28,000 new homes in 2011) are not sent the HBF survey.
In 2013, the HBF star rating was based on a just 22,445 responses. This represented around 36% of the new homes built by each of the house builders given a rating on average.