For many, getting on to the property ladder can seem like an impossible goal. This was confirmed by recent research by Aldermore Bank, which found that 65% of prospective first-time buyers believe owning their own home is currently unachievable. At the same time, a report by CBRE revealed that 61% of millennials expect to own their own home at some point in their lives. For many, the far-off dream could become a reality a lot sooner than they think, if the following options are considered.Read more
Recent research conducted by Vitality Health has revealed that long commutes appear to have a significant impact on mental wellbeing, increasing the risk of stress. Looking to reduce the stress of their daily commute, Faye White (34) and fiancé Rick Fullman (32) have recently purchased a two bedroom apartment at Countryside’s popular Kings Park development in Essex, situated adjacent to Harold Wood Station and on Crossrail’s eastern section.Read more
Open-plan living spaces are still incredibly popular, catering to a more relaxed and communal way of living. From kitchen/dining rooms, dining room/living rooms, to an open-plan ground floor, the traditional barriers of walls and doors are being broken down to create a more inclusive and inviting environment.Read more
In 2016, the Night Tube service launched across London, revolutionising travel for Londoners and tourists alike, on some of the most popular routes.Read more
At Countryside, we may be known for building homes, but we are also dedicated to building communities, and enhancing the developments we create by providing community facilities for the benefit of local residents.Read more
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.