Wimbledon is a smart, sprawling residential area. It’s fair to say it boasts an extensive range of impressive properties, both period and contemporary. Period properties are enduringly popular, but if you prefer fresh interiors and exteriors, modern fittings, and an energy-efficient home, then a new-build might be the answer.
If you’ve ever spent time in Wimbledon, walking or driving around its many interconnecting residential streets, you’ll know there is a large selection of properties to choose from. Many of these properties are sizable, and come complete with gardens and off-street parking. Buyers choose Wimbledon because they are enticed by the quality of life, the feeling of space, the village-like ambiance, the likelihood of having a generous garden (which is nigh impossible in other upmarket parts of the capital), and because there is ample parkland and things to do right on the doorstep – the perfect place, too, to raise a family.
If a modern, contemporary home is your preference, then you can find a selection of homes to buy in Wimbledon via the Robert Holmes’ website.
But here are the benefits of buying a modern home in Wimbledon:
Little to no maintenance
A modern – or new-build – home was constructed recently. This means you shouldn’t have to fork out for the cost of a new roof, a new bathroom, or a new boiler. If you have your heart set on one particular property, no matter how high-end, you should have a survey carried out to check the property is structurally sound and in good shape, which it should be.
The technology used inside the property will be up to date, at least compared with a period property. Dishwashers, wine coolers, bath suites, and even media rooms will likely feature the latest technology. This means you should be able to move in without the hassle of things going wrong. New appliances also use less energy, saving you money.
As well as being fitted with modern conveniences and appliances, expect high specification materials and a home which complies with all the latest building regulations. The heating and plumbing systems will be up to date, so no maintenance work should be required, at least in the first few years.
More energy efficient
This is one of the biggest advantages to either buying a new-build or a modern home that was built within the last few years. Even a refurbished period property will likely fail to compete with the energy efficiency of a modern or new-build home. Who wants to pay more than they have to on their heating bills? Quality double-glazing and improved insulation will save you money in the long-term.
A modern home is usually more streamlined in design and more sparse, which gives you the freedom to put your own personal stamp on it. You therefore won’t need to start afresh in quite the same way as if you were buying an older property which has had many owners.
If you’re looking for properties to buy in Wimbledon or the surrounding areas of Coombe, Kingston Hill, or New Malden, get in touch today.