Buying a new piano is much easier than buying a used one but the downside is that they are more expensive. An upside is that you get the full package: proficient services, home delivery of the instrument, tuning, warranty and regulation. All you have to look for is the sound of the piano and the weight of the keys so that it will fit your needs. Then comes the budget and the furniture needs.
The same advice goes for new pianos also: don't buy a piano without checking it out!