Whether you are a landlord looking to bolster your rental property portfolio or a buyer looking for a dream 'move straight in' home, new home developments are a superb option.
But even with brand, spanking new homes, there are still things to consider before taking the plunge...
Consider your areaBrexit has put something of a damper on the UK's property price growth in some areas.
But other areas continue to perform well.
Take some time to look ahead into the future.
You'll want your new build property to be worth more when you come to sell it, so take a look at developments in different areas and speak to your local agent to get the lowdown on the local market.
Developer due diligenceIt's highly likely there will be more than one development springing up in the area you are looking to buy in.
And that means more than one developer doing the work.
Make sure you research the developers and see how previous work they have done shapes up.
Look at customer testimonials and online forums outlining the aftercare process - you'll want to buy from a developer with a proven track record for snagging and sorting out property teething problems.
Try to get a dealParticularly in the current market, where transactions have fallen to lower levels in many areas, the opportunity for a deal could be there for you.
Just because a property is brand new, that doesn't mean you have to pay the asking price.
Make sure you haggle like you would buying an established home and do your research on properties that have already sold on the development.
Be a good 'snagger''Snagging' is when the buyer of a new build property checks it for defects and finish before completing on the sale.
This is a really important part of buying a new-build property and should be done with the finest tooth comb.
... Now you know the basics of buying on a new development, let's take a look at five of the best new-build properties currently on the market...
New build developmentsWith summer just around the corner, imagine a brand new home right on the south coast, only a few miles from the award-winning beaches of Bournemouth, Dorset.
This two-bedroom terraced home is one of eight on a small development in the popular Northbourne area of the town.
Just north of Blackpool, the property is part of a gated development alongside the River Wyre with stunning views.
For lovers of city living, though, there's nowhere better than London.