The word ‘compromise’ has been deeply engrained into the mind of every house hunter. It’s been this way for decades, with the likes of Phil and Kirsty expecting people to choose location over personality, in a bid to form a match made in heaven.
Whether it’s accepting a smaller kitchen for a bigger garden, or a busy road for an open-plan layout, choosing one priority over another has become the norm when buying a home. However, it doesn’t have to be this
way. In today’s society, no one should have to compromise, particularly when making a long- term investment such as a home.
Now that people are spending more time in their homes and gardens, it has become increasingly important for properties to fit the owner’s every need. Access to green space is no longer just a ‘nice-to-have’ and, while it was once a luxury, having room to create a comfortable home office is now a necessity for many. As such, developments should be bearing these new priorities in mind from the start of the build process, incorporating gardens, village greens and as much living space as possible into every project, ending the need to ‘settle’ for a home.
At Graven Hill, a self and custom build development in Bicester, it makes compromising a thing of the past, whether a person is looking to self-build their dream home or buy a new build home that ticks every box.
While self-building is a guaranteed route to a home that meets a person’s needs, finding a suitable plot and being granted planning permission can sometimes be a challenge. To address this common problem, Graven Hill provide Plot Passports that have been approved by the local council for each of their plots. These set out the maximum size and height of the home, as well as the materials that can be used to build it. As long as self-builders follow this guide, planning permission can be gained in just 28 days.
With the time and cost implications making self-building out of reach for some, it doesn’t mean that compromise is inevitable. Custom build new homes also enable people to own their perfect home, without having to lift a finger.
For custom build new homes, the structure of the property is built by professionals while the bespoke features of the home, such as the fixtures and fittings, are decided by the owners. This gives the home a personal touch and ensures buyers don’t have to compromise on the décor. For custom build new homes, the structure of the property is built by professionals while the bespoke features of the home, such as the fixtures and fittings, are decided by the owners. This gives the home a personal touch and ensures buyers don’t have to compromise on the décor.
First-time buyers are particularly used to having to settle on a house, often taking the attitude that their next home will be better suited to them. However, a home with personality can be accessible to all, with financial support available to help them take that first step on the property ladder. For example, at Graven Hill, all custom build new homes are eligible for Help to Buy. This allows first time buyers to purchase a home using a five percent deposit, with the Government providing an equity loan of up to 20 percent of the property value.
No matter where a person is on their house buying journey, compromise doesn’t have to come along for the ride. Whether a family is looking to build their ideal home from scratch, or a young professional is moving to the country to escape the city rental cycle, it shouldn’t be a pipedream to find a home that fits every need. By putting people at the core of developments, the UK can provide its residents with homes that, for someone, are practically perfect in every way.
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