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A fresh start !

A brand new home is real fresh start for any family. You can decorate every single room exactly to suit your individual needs. This means there’s no more putting up with the bright pink carpet that the previous owner adored!

For the first time in your property you now have the say-so for every single part of the decor in your home. These choices extend to include important and costly decisions such as carpets, curtains, bathrooms and even kitchen worktops.

This means you can retain heat in your property more easily than in an older building.

But as well as looking exactly how you want, a brand new home is very kind to your pocket as well. Newly built homes are much better insulated than older properties and include double-glazing windows as standard.


Helping mother nature!

If you’ve been worried about global warming then you can rest assured in your brand new home.

Most new build houses are kinder on the environment as the efficient boilers, heaters and insulation mean you don’t have to waste electricity and gas.

Most new homes also come with an energy rating certificate which means you can be sure that you are reducing your carbon footprint – and helping save the planet.


You can really negotiate some cushy extras when buying a new build – if you know what to look for.

Eager housing developers are adept at knowing what will encourage a curious buyer into a sale. Financial incentives include getting your stamp duty paid or a certain amount of cash back after you move in.

But you can also negotiate for special bonuses like wood flooring throughout the property, included curtains, carpets, special tiling in your bathroom or kitchen, and top quality landscaping for your garden.

A lot of builders will also include white products such as a fridge freezer, dishwasher or washing machine so always ask before you agree a price !

A good night’s sleep…

If helping the environment doesn’t make you sleep easier then the top notch security of a new build definitely should.

New homes are far safer and more secure than older properties. Fire safety, in particular, is helped by the standard installation of smoke alarms, fire doors, and fire retardant materials.

It is also written into UK law that the architectural design of new homes, and even new extensions, must adhere to rigorous fire safety standards – which greatly increases your chance of escape should a fire break out.

Another bonus is most builders will include security locks, burglar alarms and security lighting as part of your standard specification.


R J Harmer Ltd has been established for over 25 years and offers professional advice to a number of National Clients.

Our services range from Part Exchange Agency to the specialism of Help to Buy valuations, property survey and valuation and New Homes sales and land agency.

Our personal and professional approach has allowed us to develop on a National Basis and offer our clients a reliable and efficient service – indeed many of our national clients have been with us since we began.

Our geographical area for Help to Buy valuations has a national coverage. We cover most of the Midland cities, including Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, York, Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham . Our regional counties include. Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire,

Hi Tracey Many thanks for sending this through and for the advice – most helpful. I have just sent the documents and spoken with Target on the phone (Caitlyn) who took my payment, looked over the documents and uploaded them to the redemption team as we spoke. Thanks again for yours and Richard’s help. All the Continue Reading

Hi Tracey, I would like to let you and Richard know that my Help to Buy Redemption has now been successfully completed. Thank you both for your great service and valuable advice with regards to the redemption process, much appreciated. Regards   –   Amit/Roshni

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