#STHomeHour Round Up

May 2016

This year (2016) we were lucky enough to get involved with the official #STHomeHour organised and run by the Sunday Times Home and New Dash Homes (part of the HBF) Twitter accounts.

It provided a great opportunity to for home owners and potential new home buyers to gather valuable information about the new homes market from a range of industry leaders. Sunday Times Home asked several interesting questions which homebuilders and other relevant businesses tried to answer. Here are our key takeaways from the discussion, question by question.

1. Is build-to-rent part of the solution to the housing crisis?

#STHomeHour #Housingcrisis

Oracle Group ‏@OracleGroup1 Yes! We explain why in our 'Build To Rent – At Scale or At Risk?' blog - http://bit.ly/1U1ihbq  #STHomeHour @TheSTHome @newdashhomes


2. Do you think you'll be able to buy you own home? Or have you given up?

#STHomeHour #NHW16

Rentplus ‏@Rentplus_UK  @TheSTHome Don't give up as Rentplus offers the opportunity to rent your brand new home whilst you save to buy it #STHomeHour

Share to Buy ‏@sharetobuy  @TheSTHome Don’t give up! Compare shared ownership mortgages – including 5% deposit options here: http://bit.ly/1voNMnG  #STHomeHour

Sunday Times Home @TheSTHome 1/4 of under-35s are oblivious of Help to Buy & other govt schemes to help them onto the ladder, says @HomeBuildersFed #STHomeHour #NHW16
New Homes ‏@newdashhomes @TheSTHome for 18-34 yr olds, 84% aspire to own a home, so the dream still survives! But main obstacle to FTB is the deposit #STHomeHour
Sunday Times Home ‏@TheSTHome Half of non-owners aged 35-40 have given up on buying, found a @Yorkshire_BS poll #STHomeHour #NHW16


3. How important is a garden when buying a new build home? 

#STHomeHour #NHW16

Sunday Times Home ‏@TheSTHome Gardens or interiors? @tulloch_homes is Scotland say #interiors "With our weather, we don't get much time to enjoy the garden!"
New Homes ‏@newdashhomes @TheSTHome our survey found tht 60% said gardens were important compared to 54% internal layout &just 16% internal decor!

Countryside ‏@CountrysideProp .@TheSTHome @newdashhomes 37% of people said that their ideal home would include a modest garden


4. What facilities and standard of finish do you expect from a new-build home?

#STHomeHour #NHW16 #newhome

Crest Nicholson ‏@CrestNicholson  Great design, prime locations & a dedicated team to help you every step of the way. http://bit.ly/1g6AVxc

CALA HOMES ‏@CALAHOMES  @TheSTHome Exceptional design & build quality is what our customers expect and we focus on delivering. The little things matter!
CaberBoard ‏@CaberBoard  .@TheSTHome Agree with @GraceHomesHQ - Build quality & finish. Sustainable builds important, know where your materials come from
Persimmon Homes ‏@PersimmonHomes Beautiful fitted kitchens, bathrooms & for top end new builds, high-spec integrated appliances #NHW16 @TheSTHome @newdashhomes 


5.What do you think the best thing about buying new is?

#STHomeHour #NHW16 #newhomes
New Homes ‏@newdashhomes @TheSTHome how about affordability of getting on the ladder through HtB. Only need 5% deposit! http://ow.ly/ZOc7300mBJa

Macbryde Homes ‏@MacbrydeHomes It has to be the chance to move in to a blank canvas! Save money on DIY!

@TheSTHome @newdashhomes Andrew Loveday: 'New homes are around 50% cheaper to run than their Victorian equivalent'
Persimmon Homes ‏@PersimmonHomes No need to live with someone else’s décor as everything is new and fresh. @TheSTHome @newdashhomes
CALA HOMES ‏@CALAHOMES  @TheSTHome From improved energy efficiency to high specification, there are plenty of reasons to buy new
WhatHouse? ‏@What_House  United Kingdom @TheSTHome #STHomeHour A new home presents a blank canvas for you to put your own stamp on; that's the best thing!
Charles Church ‏@CharlesChurchUK @TheSTHome Energy costs are 55% less in a new build home than any other type of house – that could be an annual saving of £1,300
Persimmon Homes ‏@PersimmonHomes When buying a new build off plan buyers can tailor their new home to their exact specification. @newdashhomes @TheSTHome


6.Would you buy a brand new home? Or will only a period one do?

#STHomeHour #newhomes #NHW16 #Benefitsofnew
Persimmon Homes ‏@PersimmonHomes Green Living - There are massive energy savings as new homes are more efficient. @TheSTHome @newdashhomes
Sunday Times Home ‏@TheSTHome Better broadband & a 10-year warranty are top benefits of #newhomes say @CountrysideProp
Home Group ‏@homegroup Here's why new homes make sense when looking to get onto the property ladder http://bit.ly/1TIRn5E  #STHomeHour
Charles Church ‏@CharlesChurchUK @TheSTHome @newdashhomes New builds offer the chance to make a fresh start and create a place you're proud to call home
Crest Nicholson ‏@CrestNicholson #Benefitsofnew - discreetly built in features which make your home a pleasurable space and efficient http://bit.ly/1U1ehrB
Oracle Group ‏@OracleGroup1 #STHomeHour - Buying new means you have so much 'help to buy', no matter what stage of the ladder you are on - http://bit.ly/1U1hffK 
Charles Church ‏@CharlesChurchUK A new-build home comes with a 10-year insurance backed warranty from either the NHBC or LABC @TheSTHome @newdashhomes
17% of space in older properties goes unused - new builds provide perfect modern living - stat via @PersimmonHomes @newdashhomes #STHomeHour
Redrow Homes ‏@RedrowHomes @TheSTHome We combine traditional looking exteriors with must-have modern features - en-suite, utility, integrated appliances

Jackson-Stops&Staff ‏@JacksonStops @TheSTHome Both have their positives! #Newhomes are maintenance free with a quality guarantee but #periodhomes ooze character


7. Do you know what govt help you can get to buy a home? Would you use it?


New Home Finder ‏@newbuildhome @TheSTHome @HomeBuildersFed Information about all schemes available can be found at http://www.newhomefinder.co.uk  @newbuildhome 
Share to Buy ‏@sharetobuy @TheSTHome If you own a shared ownership property 'staircasing' is the process of purchasing further shares up to 100% ownership

Redrow Homes ‏@RedrowHomes @newdashhomes @TheSTHome Around 40% of our homes last year were purchased using Help to Buy making them so much mire affordable #STHomeHour
Countryside ‏@CountrysideProp @TheSTHome @newdashhomes BLOG: 10 tips for saving for a deposit #STHomeHour #NHW16 http://bit.ly/1i06iwD 

Charles Church ‏@CharlesChurchUK @TheSTHome @newdashhomes The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, helps first time buyers to get on the property ladder

Home Group ‏@homegroup Shared Ownership is a great way to get your foot on the property ladder. More here...http://bit.ly/1NzUeS3
David O'Leary ‏@DOLeary100 @jrfbrian @TheSTHome Avg purchase price by #HelptoBuy buyer is just over £200k - with Starter Homes discount it would be c.£165k


8.What does your #housingcrisis look like? Do you have one?

#STHomeHour #NHW16 #Housingcrisis
Rentplus ‏@Rentplus_UK @TheSTHome We plan to build an initial 5,000 affordable homes by 2020 with more in the pipeline

Redrow Homes ‏@RedrowHomes @TheSTHome @newdashhomes We're working with Government, local councils & @HomeBuildersFed to help deliver more homes across UK


9. What's the biggest things holding up #newhomes

#NHW16 #sthomehour 

Peabody ‏@PeabodyLDN .@TheSTHome The right transport connectivity will unlock 000s of new homes in #london #thamesmead #sthomehour http://www.peabody.org.uk/news-views/2016/may/thamesmead-regeneration-plans-move-a-step-closer …
Macbryde Homes ‏@MacbrydeHomes A balance been quality and affordability - some high end properties demand an impressive spec!
New Homes ‏@newdashhomes @TheSTHome we have to build more homes to solve the housing crisis. Schemes like HtB help this but planning still an issue too!
Rentplus ‏@Rentplus_UK @TheSTHome To help the government should include affordable tenures in its definition of ‘starter homes’
Rentplus ‏@Rentplus_UK @TheSTHome #STHomeHour People stuck in expensive insecure private rented homes, on the waiting list but no LA priority, can't save a deposit


10. Any top tips for newbies to interior design?  

Interhouse Design ‏@InterhouseUK @TheSTHome @MacbrydeHomes Make a 'lust/must list'. What you need to prioritise and your dreams for the future of your new home
Countryside ‏@CountrysideProp @TheSTHome @newdashhomes First time buyer? Here's how to decorate your home on a budget! #STHomeHour http://bit.ly/1MkR29y 
Persimmon Homes ‏@PersimmonHomes Visit showhomes - providing great inspiration for layout and interior design. @TheSTHome @newdashhomes
New Home Finder ‏@newbuildhome @TheSTHome @InterhouseUK @MacbrydeHomes Don't be afraid to borrow a few show home style secrets...http://bit.ly/1RaGc3P
Interhouse Design ‏@InterhouseUK @TheSTHome @MacbrydeHomes Be your own interior stylist, why settle for someone else's choices when you can have your own

Publish date: 03/05/2018

Publisher: New Home Finder

Url: https://www.newhomefinder.co.uk/new-home-info/buying-new/st-home-hour-round-up