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JULY 2016

New Homes blog

FIVE HOME PROJECTS FOR LITTLE HELPERS TO DO IT THEMSELVES - BY GUY LAMBERT

28/07/2016

While children are starting to enjoy their longest school break, parents may be thinking about how they will be keeping them occupied! For adults a school holiday is normally the ideal time to get stuck in to those long avoided DIY or garden projects that you’ve been meaning to start, but haven’t quite got round to, so why not ask for a helping hand!

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NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR JOINS COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIPS

27/07/2016

Andrew Cornelius has been appointed by Countryside as Finance Director of its Partnerships South business.

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Corporate blog

WORKING WITH LONDON’S BOROUGHS TO GENERATE GROWTH, HOUSING SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY - BY MICHAEL HILL

26/07/2016

I was delighted recently to welcome around 150 people to the launch of the New London Architecture’s Borough Strategies exhibition in a swelteringly hot central London. This was the first event in a programme called the Borough Strand, of which Countryside is one of two Principal Supporters, and which has the objective of promoting ideas and best practice across London’s 33 Boroughs.

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WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY AT ACTON GARDENS

26/07/2016

According to recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics, London has the fastest growing rental prices in the UK, with the average city dweller now spending 57% of their monthly wage on rent*. With West London now also considered the UK’s second most populous and productive city**, it is no wonder that areas such as Acton, W3 are seeing average rents of £2,175 per month***.

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Corporate blog

SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN PLACEMAKING - BY MIKE GOULDING OF THE HCA

21/07/2016

 Building good partnerships with developers is essential in helping the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) ensure delivery of new homes across the country. This was fully demonstrated with our successful long-term working relationship with Countryside when the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Patricia Hughes recently came to visit St Luke’s Park in Runwell, Essex.

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THE MODERNO IS THE PERFECT MATCH FOR THE MODERN FAMILY

14/07/2016

A new build is the most popular choice for a future home, as identified by Strutt and Parker in their recent Village Revival survey, beating a cottage and a period property to the top spot*. Award-winning developer, Countryside Annington, has recently launched the executive townhouse collection with their new three bedroom Moderno show home at its Mill Hill based development, The Mount in NW7.

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BUDGETING TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS MOVING HOME - BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

14/07/2016

Buying a home is likely to be the most exciting yet expensive purchase you will make during your life. However, the long-term benefits of investing in bricks and mortar far outweighs the initial spend that you will make when stepping onto the first rung of the property ladder.

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KINGS PARK CREATES THE WOW FACTOR WITH NEW SHOW HOME

13/07/2016

A recent survey conducted by Zoopla has found that 44 per cent of people living in Britain favour a modern style of home compared to just 8 per cent of people lusting after a Victorian period property*. Combining unique contemporary architecture and sustainable design perfectly, award-winning developer, Countryside, has opened a brand new show home at its Kings Park development in Harold Wood, Essex.

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MAYOR’S SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR FORMER RUNWELL HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT

13/07/2016

To celebrate the progress of St Luke’s Park, a new homes development in Runwell, Essex by Countryside in partnership with the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Patricia Hughes recently visited the development for an exclusive preview of the new show homes, due to launch soon.

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HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS ACCOLADES FOR £600M ACTON GARDENS REGENERATION

13/07/2016

The transformation of Acton Gardens in West London, a joint venture partnership between Countryside and L&Q, won the Regeneration Award and a Project Award at the prestigious Housing Design Awards on Monday 11th July for West Park Quarter (phase 3.2) a key part of one of the largest estate regeneration projects in Britain.

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STRIKING NEW SHOWHOME SHOWCASES VERSATILE HOMES AT ABODE

12/07/2016

Recent research from Strutt & Parker* found that 60% of house hunters aspirations to move stemmed from the desire to change their lifestyle, with 21% of prospective purchasers wanting to leave the city behind and relocate to a village. However, despite wanting to live the village lifestyle, these house hunters also want a home that combines traditional appeal with good broadband and easy access to local transport connections, allowing them the ability to work from home.

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COUNTRYSIDE’S ‘TOUR DE SITES’ CYCLE CHALLENGE GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR CHARITY

07/07/2016

Countryside staff and guests recently donned their cycling gear and took to the roads to cycle 70 miles touring Countryside’s new and existing developments across Essex to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance and Teenage Cancer Trust. Cycling in memory of colleague Paul Hickey, the annual ‘Countryside Tour de Sites’ has so far raised £7,335. Participation doubled from the previous year, with 96 cyclists taking up the challenge on 25th June.

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SIX GREAT WAYS TO BUY A NEW HOME THIS SUMMER - BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

07/07/2016

Whether you are a first time buyer or homeowner looking to move up the ladder, when it comes to buying a new home, many purchasers need some sort of assistance even when mortgage rates are as attractive as they are now. This is why Countryside offers a range of initiatives to give our customers the support they need to help make sure their move goes as smoothly as possible.

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HOMES FOR HORSE LOVERS AT HARVARD GRANGE

06/07/2016

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year in the British calendar for horse racing, with events such as the Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot seeing thousands of visitors annually. Not only is horse riding a popular spectating sport, but to this day it still remains a favoured recreational sport, with 2015 seeing a total of three million horse riders in Great Britain*.

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AURA IS THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS

05/07/2016

People in Britain always aim to please when it comes to having dinner guests, spending over £100 each time they host. Research carried out by Home Sense shows that the average Brit spends £134 every time they have a dinner party*, highlighting that there is a clear demand for the perfect party setting.

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HAROLD WOOD IS THE PERFECT INVESTMENT FOR COMMUTERS

05/07/2016

Average house prices in London have now reached £722,000, compared to £272,000 in commuter towns just an hour outside of the capital. According to a recent report from Lloyds Bank, those that commute for just an hour into London can save £450,000 on their home*. City professionals looking for more value for money, without compromising on an easy commute, should look no further than award-winning developer, Countryside’s Kings Park development.

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BE AN ELEGANT ENTERTAINER WITH A HOME AT THE MOUNT

04/07/2016

People in Britain always aim to please when it comes to having dinner guests, spending over £100 each time they host*. Londoners are the top spenders when it comes to party budgets**, showing a clear demand for the perfect dinner party setting. Award-winning developer, Countryside Annington, is offering the perfect solution for those wanting to host events at home, with chic versatile living space creating the ultimate ‘party pad’ at its Mill Hill based development, The Mount.

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