What better way to kick off 2023 than by buying a brand new home?
New-builds are designed for today’s lifestyles, with open plan layouts, ensuite bathrooms and utility areas, and incorporating the latest technology.
They’re far better insulated and more energy efficient than their older counterparts so bills are lower, and everything’s in pristine condition so you won’t have the hassle and expense of renovations and repairs.
If all this sounds tempting, try these developments which have just hit the market.
1. Beauchamp Park, Warwick, Warwickshire, from £94,500 for 35% of £270,000
A collection of two- and three-bedroom apartments and houses with fully-integrated kitchen appliances and sleek bathrooms, available through shared ownership.
This initiative is aimed at first-time and other buyers who can’t afford to purchase outright, enabling them to buy a share and pay rent on the balance, with the opportunity to increase their stake later on.
Warwick station is under a mile away and the historic town centre’s a seven-minute drive. Find out more from L&Q.
2. Le Spot, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Rhones-Alpes, France, from €275,280 (£241,995)
Slopes, ski schools, shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of this development, located in a family-friendly ski resort in the ever-popular French Alps.
Currently being sold off-plan, the 48 one- to four-bedroom apartments and duplexes are projected to generate substantial rental income when not being used as holiday homes.
They feature large balconies with panoramic mountain views, private cellars and heated ski lockers and after a hard day on the piste, residents can unwind in the pool, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi. Through Terresens UK.
3. Millerbank, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, from £225,000
Conveniently located in the town centre, each of these three-bedroom houses includes a study or home office space, wardrobes in the main bedroom and allocated parking, and there’s the opportunity to snap up the Hollywood-inspired show home, complete with landscaped garden and upgraded fixtures and fittings.
Reserve any home by the end of January to take advantage of one of these deals: 5% deposit paid, a cash lump sum or Part Exchange Plus whereby the developer buys your existing home or pays estate agency fees. Find out more from Miller Homes.
4.The Edge, Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal, from €399,000 (£350,741)
This luxury scheme occupies a prime waterfront position and comprises one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with balconies, underfloor heating and access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym and sauna.
It’s a short stroll from the marina, shops, bars and the quaint old town, and Maia Praia beach — the longest natural bay in Europe — is a 15-minute walk. For sale through Ideal Homes Portugal.
5. Thornbury Fields, Thornbury, Bristol, from £359,000
Families climbing on to or up the property ladder are bound to find something to suit their taste and budget here.
Homes range from three-bedroom semis to spacious four-bedroom and three-bathroom detached houses, with a wide choice of nurseries, primary and secondary schools in easy reach and playing fields, a village green, allotments and a country park on the doorstep. Via Bloor Homes through Allen & Harris.
6. One Pentire, Newquay, Cornwall, from £390,000
Penthouses and prime third floor apartments are on offer in this coastal haven, a stone’s throw from surfing beaches and The Gannel Estuary.
Their private balconies enjoy incredible sea views, and the bright and airy interiors are evocative of Californian beach houses.
A fixed 10% gross yield over a five-year period is guaranteed to investors using the business’s holiday letting arm. Find out more from Stephens + Stephens.
7. Green Bank Lofts, Wapping, London E1, from £450,000
There are 18 studio, one- and two-bedroom warehouse apartments available in a converted office building on a corner site where a dockers’ tavern once stood.
No two are the same, but all feature Crittall-style screens, engineered oak plank floors, vintage-inspired radiators and black-framed porthole and ornate windows that enhance the industrial vibe.
Nearby Wapping station is one stop from the Elizabeth line at Whitechapel. By Malins Group.
8. Monarch Oaks, Goff’s Oak, Hertfordshire, from £585,000
Move here to get the best of both worlds, as these three-, four- and five-bedroom houses are on the edge of a village surrounded by countryside yet have fast road and rail links to London and Cambridge and are 10 minutes from a shopping centre.
Living spaces are generously-sized, kitchens are kitted with soft-closing units and integrated appliances, and all electric car charging points are included. Through Countryside.
9. Beaufort Park, Lisvane, Cardiff, from £995,000
If you’re thinking about upsizing and want to be in the Welsh capital, these four- and five-bedroom detached houses fit the bill perfectly.
Set in an upmarket suburb five miles north of the city centre, they come with landscaped gardens, integral garages, top-notch kitchens with induction hobs and wine coolers and smart heating systems. From Edenstone Homes through Savills.