New-build homes come with plenty of perks, from cheaper fuel bills and high specifications to peace of mind with 10-year warranties.
And they can be a great way for first-time buyers to step onto the ladder, as you might be eligible for a buying scheme designed specifically for new-build homes.
From one-bed apartments to four-bed family homes, let's take a look at 10 new-build homes on the market right now for less than £250,000.
1. One-bed flat, Edinburgh, £240,000
Just look at the lovely big floor-to-ceiling windows on this beauty in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.
Overlooking the river at Saughton Park, this 3rd floor, open-plan pad enjoys views across the city from its kitchen/lounge and bedroom.
Set in the south-west of Edinburgh and closely located to public transport, all that this vibrant capital has to offer is within easy reach.
Designed to provide maximum natural light, the apartment comes with Juliette balconies, with the penthouse units including spacious terraces.
With local golf courses, parks and sports facilities right on its doorstep, Edinburgh high street is a 20 minute drive away.
Available from: Tyron Ash International Real Estate
2. One-bed flat, Feltham, £87,488
Set in a characterful, traditional building, this new-build, one-bed apartment comes with a lovely big open-plan kitchen/living space and separate dining area.
With beautiful arched windows and stone built balconies, this light and airy leasehold home is available as a Shared Ownership property with a 25% stake.
Located at Station Quarter, where regular train services depart for London in under half an hour, this home is within walking distance of three green open spaces: Feltham Park, Upper Crane Park and Hanworth Air Park.
Feltham Heath is also nearby.
Available from: Barnard Marcus - Feltham
3. Two-bed flat, Lewisham, £161,250
Ready to move into in Spring next year, this two-bed apartment in London’s Lewisham comes with a generous 1,047 sq ft of living space.
Underfloor heating runs throughout the open-plan living area, two double bedrooms (the master is en suite) and separate bathroom.
And we’re loving the access to an enormous terrace directly from the living area.
Just a seven minute walk from Lewisham Station, Docklands Light Railway is also nearby, with trains running to central London in 20 minutes.
Lying next to the Ravensbourne River, every home in this development comes with a private balcony or terrace.
Residents on the upper floors will have views out over the London skyline, while apartments on the lower floors enjoy outlooks to the newly-landscaped gardens below.
Available from: Square Roots - Lewisham
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4. Two-bed terraced house, Evesham, £240,000
This light and airy two-bed terrace in Evesham comes with a 10-year NHBC warranty, low energy bills and low carbon emissions, giving you complete piece of mind.
On top of that, the developer, Bloor, is offering £7,000 cashback.
Set in the pretty riverside town of Evesham, Worcestershire, this brand new home is traditional on the outside and stylishly contemporary on the inside.
Three supermarkets, including Waitrose, are all within a 10 minute drive, as is the local school.
Evesham has some lovely local shops, pubs and restaurants - and if you fancy exploring further, Cheltenham is just a half hour drive away.
Available from: Bloor Homes - Evesham Gate
5. Three-bed semi, Seaham, £224,950
Who doesn’t love dual aspect windows? This lush home in Seaham, Durham, has not one, but two rooms with them: the living room and the kitchen.
And with french doors leading out to the garden, this three-bed semi has been thoughtfully designed to bring in loads of natural light.
Downstairs, there’s the lovely big kitchen/diner, lounge and a handy WC, while upstairs are the en suite master bedroom, a further double and single, plus a family bathroom.
Just a short walk from the beach and 13 miles from Durham, Seaham is a lively harbour town on Durham’s beautiful Heritage Coast - and it also happens to be one of the top 5 safest towns in the county
Available from: Miller Homes - North East
6. Three-bed detached house, Lincolnshire, £247,995
Energy efficient to the max, this 3-bed house in the pretty town of Sleaford uses 60% less energy than a conventional home.
Nestled near the shops, cafes and spires of Sleaford - and just 30 minutes from the cobbled streets of Lincoln - this location combines the best of town and country.
Lincolnshire is renowned for its picture-postcard market towns and which are easily explorable from here.
Grantham, Newark & Boston are all on your doorstep, while Sleaford train station is just 5 minutes down the road.
Available from: Keepmoat - Pastures Grange
7. Three-bed semi, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, £245,995
We’re loving the characterful features in this gorgeous townhouse, also in Lincolnshire’s Sleaford.
Big bay window in the lounge, check, cosy rooftop window in the top-floor, en suite master bedroom, check, french doors leading out to the back garden, check.
This lovely family home half an hour from Lincoln ticks all the boxes, with a good-sized family lounge, good-sized kitchen diner and a handy downstairs loo.
On the first floor are a double and single bedroom, which could also be used as a home office, plus a family bathroom, while on the top for is the master, complete with en suite shower room.
Available from: Keepmoat - Pastures Grange
8. Four-bed townhouse, Liverpool, £230,000
A marble-fan’s delight! This bright and glossy four-bed townhouse in Liverpool is all crisp, clean lines and has all the fresh and inviting feels.
Decorated in a neutral palette of white and pastel grey throughout, the lovely big kitchen/diner has french doors leading out to the garden and there’s a separate lounge and handy WC.
Upstairs on the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, while the en suite master takes over the top floor.
Situated a short walk from the beach and marina, it’s also ideally located for transport, with train and bus stations a five minute walk away. Local schools and supermarkets are also nearby.
Available from: Abode Crosby
9. Four-bed semi, Claudy, Northern Ireland, £209,950
We’re loving the attractive traditional styling of this four-bed home in Claudy, Northern Ireland, complete with its own sun room and separate utility.
The lounge comes with a cosy log burning fireplace, while the country-style kitchen has a beautiful wall of feature windows looking out over the garden.
With views out over rolling hills from the bedrooms, this home blends countryside living with all the conveniences nearby.
Situated at the edge of the gorgeous Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s just moments away from local amenities and leisure facilities, while Derry/Londonderry is a mere 15 minute commute.
Available from: Homepage Estate Agents
10. Four-bed detached house, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, £225,000
Nestled in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, with miles of beautiful countryside walks on its doorstep, this double fronted home is a nature-lover’s dream.
Just a 12 minute drive from the pretty town of Sturminster Newton, the house is available as a Shared Ownership property, with its £225,000 asking price reflecting a 50% stake.
On the ground floor, the open-plan kitchen/diner spans the full width of the property, with bi-folding doors leading out to the south-east facing garden.
There’s also a separate lounge, downstairs office and handy WC, while upstairs are four bedrooms, with the master en suite.
This home also comes with a garage and parking space.
Available from: Bovis Homes - Blackmore Meadows