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Old vs. new homes: What you can expect from your budget

By Daisy Mason

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Not sure whether to buy a period property with character or a newly built home with modern convenience? Well today we’re bringing you a selection of properties around the same budget in the same area, with the only difference being the age of the property, showing you what you can expect from your budget.

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£350,000

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OLD

£349,950

This well proportioned two bedroom maisonette set in a charming period conversion is located within walking distance of Harrow-on-the-Hill Station, West Harrow Underground Station and Harrow town centre. Arranged over the first floor, it has a separate contemporary kitchen and a large reception room with a pretty cast iron fireplace, as well as a garden and a shared driveway.

NEW

£350,000

This sleek one bedroom apartment is within Harrow Square, a brand new development set for completion in the first half of 2019. For £350,000, the future owner will be able to enjoy a concierge service, underfloor heating and a balcony looking out over London from its tenth-floor aspect. It’s also situated right next to Harrow-on-the-Hill Station, so you can enjoy an extra few minutes in bed each morning.

£500,000

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OLD

£499,950

Less than a 10-minute walk from Selhurst Station and set on a quiet no-through road, this three bedroom house will make a great family home for those with small children. Arranged over two storeys, there is a double reception room, a separate kitchen and a utility room on the ground floor, while upstairs there are two double bedrooms, a smaller bedroom at the rear and a family bathroom. Also included in the £499,950 price tag is a good-sized garden.

NEW

£500,000

Set within The Island development on the outskirts of Croydon town centre, this two bedroom apartment is around a 10 minute walk from East Croydon Station and is available with the Help to Buy scheme. Offering a whopping 943 square feet of living space, there are floor-to-ceiling windows, underfloor heating, an en suite master bedroom and a balcony accessed from both bedrooms. But also included in the price is access to a residents’ gym and concierge service.

£750,000

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OLD

£749,950

This bright and airy three bedroom apartment is arranged over the first and second floors of a handsome red brick period conversion, located between Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood. Owing to its traditional build style, the rooms have tall ceilings and large sash windows that enhance the generous proportions and there’s a modern kitchen too. But one of the best things about this home is the charming roof terrace overlooking Queen’s Wood, which is perfect for warm summer evenings.

NEW

£764,995

If you’re looking for a sleek contemporary property in a sought-after area, then this two bedroom apartment may be the right home for you. Just a short distance from Highgate Underground Station and Highgate Wood, this flat offers potential buyers high-quality fixtures and fittings, underfloor heating, access to a residents’ concierge service and a secure video entry system. There’s also the opportunity to purchase a gated parking space.

£1 million

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OLD

£950,000

This stylish two bedroom apartment offers a highly sought-after setting right next to Queen’s Park Overground Station and is close to the area’s boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. Set on the ground floor of a beautiful period conversion, there is just under 1,000 square feet of living space that has been recently renovated to a high standard throughout, as well as a large reception room with bi-folding doors that open out onto a landscaped garden.

NEW

£1,030,000

Argo House is a new development located between Queen’s Park and Maida Vale, in which this luxurious three bedroom apartment is set. Arranged over two floors, there are high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, including granite worktops in the kitchen and two en suite shower rooms. But what really makes this apartment stand out are the three separate terraces, with the largest terrace offering a west-facing aspect and ample space for entertaining.

£2 million

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OLD

£1,850,000

This beautiful four bedroom Georgian house has striking interior-designed living space arranged over four storeys and a minimalist white finish. As well as a super stylish open-plan kitchen/reception room on the ground floor that opens out onto the garden with a retractable roof, there is a sitting room on the first storey, a trendy orange family bathroom and an en suite master bedroom on its own separate level.

NEW

£1,975,000

Located on the banks of the River Thames, Battersea Reach is one of the area’s largest and most popular new developments with a luxurious yet homely atmosphere. Available to buy for £1,975,000 is a choice of three bedroom apartments, offering 1,549 square feet of living space and a high-specification finish. Included in the purchase is access to a residents’ business centre, gym, cafes and a 24-hour concierge service and Wandsworth Town Station is also within walking distance.

And remember…

It’s important to take into account that an older property may initially require more upkeep than a new property. Many new homes come with a guarantee provided by the developer, so it’s always worth checking for this – as well as finding out what the annual service charges are. Our new homes team will be able to answer any questions you may have about buying a newly built property.

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