Why a new build home was right for us
Initially, the couple hadn’t been sure about buying a new build home as Bruce explains: “We originally looked at second-hand properties across Glasgow when we started our search to buy our first home together. We talked about whether we should look at new builds at the start of our property journey but we thought the rooms would be too small for us. We also thought that we would quite like to do the work in a second-hand home to make it ours.
“To be honest it didn’t take us long to realise how far we would need to stretch our budget if we carried on that road. We lost out on several older properties and found that our offers were well short of what the property sold for. When we added in what we would have had to spend on the work we were right at the top of our budget. Plus, with no guarantees that we would have enough money to do everything that a property needed we quickly realised it just wasn’t working out for us.
“After quite a few disappointments trying to secure a second-hand property, we turned our attention to new build. In the end, the decision to buy our Andrew two bedroom home was taken in the quickest time we’ve ever decided to do anything!
“Buying new offers you a fixed priced so that just gave us comfort that we could manage our budget; we could move in without any DIY or work to do, plus over time we can make it our own. It’s crazy really – we haven’t had to do anything."