Written by Urban Homes on Sep 07, 2023

Browsing Cambridge residential property and unsure about buying old vs. building new?

Isn’t it funny that when we decide it’s time to move house, our default is to browse listings of already existing properties? But why not build a new home instead? Cambridge has a variety of residential developments, designed for modern families looking for the ideal lifestyle of urban living in a laidback location – away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Sounds pretty great, right?

It’s not as hard as you may think

Gone are the days of having to manage the build and wrangle all the subcontractors yourself – there are plenty of simple, turn-key options available today that allow you to just walk in on moving day.

Most building companies take care of everything from the ground up, like council consents, foundations, construction of the house, fit-out and even landscaping. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone call to say ‘Hello, your new home is ready!’

A home designed for your lifestyle

When you build a new home with a professional company (like us) what you see doesn’t have to necessarily be what you get. A pre-designed home and land package isn’t completely set in stone, with some details able to be changed to suit the way you and your family live.

Compare this with an already established home that was built for the way the original owner wanted it to be – not you! And of course, the layout of houses has changed a lot over the past 20 to 30 years, they are simply not up-to-date with how we enjoy our home life today.

There’s also the bonus of having everything absolutely brand new and picked by you – so whether you’re after modern monochrome or Scandinavian chic, you’ll get the look you love.

The cost may not be what you think

Here in Cambridge a new home build is comparatively priced compared to an existing house on the market, but here’s the thing – with a brand new home, you won’t have to worry about maintenance for years.

So if you’re buying an older house, consider the costs of having to upgrade fixtures and fittings that have seen better days, as you may have to add significantly more to the price tag of that property.

Cambridge residential developments

We’re able to offer a limited number of home and land packages in Cambridge – in the heart of the Waipa District. From large lifestyle blocks on the fringe of town to generously-sized family homes and easy-care, low-maintenance dwellings near the centre of town.

But they all have something in common, in that all of our designs are created by thinking outside the square and combining form and function to deliver a tasteful collection of contemporary housing. Perhaps that’s why we are the most awarded Master Builder in the Waikato.

All properties also have a list of standard inclusions that are as long as your arm, including the nice-to-haves, like garage carpet, Bosch kitchen appliances, LED lighting throughout and a brick letterbox to match your new home.

Our extra special guarantee is that there’s no doubt you will be as proud as punch to have your friends and family over for a housewarming (ask them politely to take off their shoes though!)

Need some inspiration?

Visit one of our award-winning show homes in Cambridge to experience the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail of every Urban Homes masterpiece.