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Looking for a fresh start? Spring into action with a new home in Grimsby

8th February 2013 Print
Linden Homes

When it comes to moving home or buying a first house - many buyers are faced with the dilemma of old versus new.

With around 1.5 million new homes being built in the UK every year, the choice of whether or not to buy new is enormous, leaving homeowners with a serious debate over which will give the best value for money - a new, or second hand property.

Modern family life also dictates that location is key when making the choice of where to move to – whether it be for school, work or close to amenities.

For many, the environment also plays a vital role in choosing a new home. Is the heating energy efficient? Are there green open spaces close by?

All these requirements and more are met by the popular Freshney Green development in Grimsby.

Over the past few years, the area has been transformed by Linden Homes into a sought after location for couples and young families – and now boasts a thriving community.

Linden Homes’ connections and marketing manager Gizzy Murray said: “The recurring message from our purchasers at Freshney Green is how much they enjoy feeling part of the community that continues to grow here.

“The vibrant feel of this sustainable, modern development is echoed by the wonderfully-designed homeswhich take into account a range of environmentally-friendly features.”

A selection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes is currently available at the development – some of which are ready to move into now and others that are due for completion this spring/summer.

Current prices range from £114,950 to £149,950.

10 Good Reasons to buy new at Freshney Green:

1 Great deals - competition in the financial services market at the moment means there are some great mortgage deals available.

2 Specific plot deals – inclusion of carpets, carpets, turf to rear garden on selected new homes.

3 Government-led incentives for first time buyers and developer incentives for existing homeowners, like Part Exchange, are widely available.

4 Less maintenance - old homes may have more character but they also need more maintenance than new ones, like new guttering, replacement windows or extra roof insulation.

5 Energy efficiency. New homes are well insulated, and include double-glazing and energy efficient heating systems and appliances as standard, making them cheaper to run than older homes. The costs of heating a new home will be roughly half those of a comparable old one.

6 New homes at Freshney Green have energy efficient extras as standard to provide additional savings, including water butts, water meters and composting bins.

7 Buildingwarranty - all new homes come complete with a New Homes Building Council 10-year guarantee or similar warranty. Aswell as a valuation on a second hand property, most would-be purchasers would need to pay out for a homebuyer’s report - and then there is the possibility of a full structural survey on top of that!

8 New homes often have features many buyers may take for granted, including ensuite facilities and added security aspects including smoke detectors and alarms.

9 Location is a careful consideration with house builders when looking for a new site at which to build – with knock on benefits of schools, shops and other amenities close by benefit the new communities living there.

10 Linden Homes currently holds the title of UK’s Best Large Housebuilder – as voted for by an industry panel from What House? - and already holds a national design award for Freshney Green.

The Freshney Green development is open seven days a week from 10.30am until 5pm. Alternatively, visit

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