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LOVE YOUR LAWN IN 8 SIMPLE STEPS - BY MATT REYNOLDS

26/05/2016

Your lawn really is an eye catcher for those that are taking even the smallest of glances at your garden. Whether it covers a large and spacious rear garden, or a small area in your driveway, a well-kept lawn will always get noticed. With the summer months almost upon us, and the prospect of BBQs ever more real, why not follow my eight simple steps that will help keep your lawn happy and healthy lawn throughout the summer months.

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HOW TO SAVE FOR A DEPOSIT - FIVE TIPS FROM A FIRST TIMER BUYER - BY MALCOLM RITCHIE

24/05/2016

First time buyers Malcolm Ritchie (37), a paramedic from London and his girlfriend Morgan Levick (29) a flight attendant, have recently celebrated buying a spacious, two-bedroom apartment at Countryside and L&Q’s Acton Gardens development in West London, using the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme. Malcolm has been kind enough to share with us his top tips on how to save for a deposit.

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FINANCE FRIDAY: MORTGAGE ADVICE FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS - BY PAUL NYE

20/05/2016

When it comes to buying a home, first-time buyers have a lot to get their head around. From which mortgage deals are the best, to how to read the small print there are many questions that need answering. We put the key questions to Paul Nye, a Director of Stonebridge Group, one of the UK’s largest mortgage brokers, as part of New Homes Week.

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THE VALUE OF GOOD DESIGN - BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

18/05/2016

Legendary American architect, Frank Lloyd-Wright, once said ‘All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.’When it comes to striking architecture and design, I often think of European Gothic masterpieces, Victorian grandeur or Art Deco that can be seen all across North America. These pieces stir the imagination, inspire us and elements, I’m sure, would often crop up in many people’s dream homes.

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THE BENEFITS OF ULTRA FAST BROADBAND AT BEAULIEU - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

17/05/2016

As more homes are built across the country, the provision of high quality technological infrastructure in developments is becoming as important as the social and physical infrastructure required to create a new community. Whilst the early provision of schools, parks and play areas remain key to the creation of a neighbourhood of lasting value, we are also looking to adopt the latest technology to ensure our residents can enjoy a modern, connected home with the next generation of broadband speed.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS - BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

16/05/2016

It really is important to get to know your neighbours. I’ve always found that if you need help or something’s wrong, it’s good to know that there’s someone who can help you who is just next door. Aside from the favours that you and your neighbour can help each other with, such as keeping an eye on your home when you’re away, it’s a great way of creating a sense of safety, security and community.

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THE SIX KEY BENEFITS OF BUYING A NEW HOME - BY ANDREW LOVEDAY

12/05/2016

Gone are the days when buying a new home means sacrificing on personality. There’s a lot more variety from spacious apartments to family-friendly houses and townhouses, whether you are a first-time buyer, upsizing or downsizing there are countless designs and styles to choose from in all price ranges. Importantly these homes will be designed for modern living with light filled spaces, especially if you choose a new home from Countryside.

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THE COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT ALLOWS COMMUNITIES TO GROW AND THRIVE - BY ANDREW CARRINGTON

05/05/2016

Often many house buyers consider the location to be of utmost importance when it comes to purchasing their next property. But a new home provides more than a place to make a base. It’s also about finding somewhere that gives you the lifestyle you want.

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PEDAL POWER FOR THE J’S HOSPICE - BY ANDREW DAY

04/05/2016

On Sunday 1st May, Admirals Park in Chelmsford was a sea of bicycles, cycling helmets and lycra, as Team Beaulieu got on their bikes to take part in the annual Pedal for The J’s bike ride.

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About this blog

Here you’ll find property related blog articles from the team at Countryside as well as independent experts. Expect regular tips and advice on topics such as buying a new home, interior and landscape design, setting up home, mortgages and finance, plus articles on architecture, the property market, regeneration and more.

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