Following on from the recent ‘New Homes Week’, we look at the reasons why buying new is best. As a housebuilder synonymous with building quality homes in beautiful locations, we know only too well how important peace of mind is. With the latest energy efficient technology used for insulation and heating, and without the costly renovations associated with older properties, buying a new build is the low maintenance option. Bargate’s Sales and Marketing Director Robert Lambie said: “We’re seeing more and more people of all ages and circumstance registering for our developments because they know that with a new Bargate home they not only get beautiful homes in lovely locations, but that the cost of running them is much cheaper than older homes.” Another huge benefit with new homes is the Help to Buy scheme – not just something for first time buyers. Any homeowners looking to move into a new build can benefit as long as you don’t own any other property at the time you purchase your new home and the property is under the £600,000 threshold. Not all housebuilders offer the scheme, but we at Bargate have embraced it. Any initiative which helps people gain access to mortgages and cheaper loans must be a good thing. Many of our new homes across Hampshire, in places such as Winchester, Allbrook, Barton Stacey and Ropley have been purchased through the Help to Buy scheme. We want people to realise their dream of owning their own home and perhaps in places they thought wouldn’t be possible. Current developments with Help to Buy available is our latest Winchester development, The Limes, the tranquil rural location of the Dunsell’s Stone development, in Ropley, and St George’s Walk, in the quaint old market town of Bishops Waltham. With many more developments launching very soon, click here to register your interest.