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OPEN PLAN LIVING A ‘MUST-HAVE’ FOR HOUSE HUNTERS

04/09/2017

Bright, open-plan living is a top priority for UK house hunters, as recent statistics show that buyers are looking for homes that offer modern, family-friendly layouts.

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LIVE, WORK, PLAY: ENJOY THE BEST OF LONDON WITH COUNTRYSIDE

01/09/2017

According to research from CBRE, 60 per cent of millennials believe that the city is an appealing place to work. Whilst millennials appear to be attracted to the vibrant capital, the CBRE report also suggests that for most, the longest tolerable commute is 30 minutes.

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FIRST HOUSES AT GMV IDEAL FOR GREENWICH FAMILIES

30/08/2017

An exciting new phase of homes is launching soon at the hugely popular Greenwich Millennium Village, a joint venture between Countryside and Taylor Wimpey supported by the Mayor of London.

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ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING WITHOUT THE MAINTENANCE AT ABODE, CAMBRIDGE

24/08/2017

Recent research has revealed that we are no longer using outdoor spaces just for gardening, with 63% of Brits revealing that they value their outdoor space as a place to relax, and 40% using the space for spending time as a family .

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VILLAS AT AURA OFFER THE HIGH LIFE

24/08/2017

According to research carried by Origin Global, the top feature homebuyers look for is a home that is flooded with natural light. Rooms that feature high ceilings can maximise natural light and the sense of space within a home.

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THE MOUNT IS A DOWNSIZER’S DREAM

24/08/2017

Research has shown that downsizing is once again on the up, accounting for nearly 15% of all house moves, a rise of almost 10% in the last five years.

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YOUNG COUPLE ARE KINGS OF THEIR CASTLE WITH LONDON HELP TO BUY

23/08/2017

The average age of a first-time buyer in the UK is now 30 years old, while in London the regional average is even higher, at 32, according to the latest Halifax First Time Buyer Review. Bucking the trend, young couple Brooke French (24) and Lewis Taaffe (25), recently purchased their first home together at Countryside’s Kings Park development in Harold Wood, in the northeast London Borough of Havering, using the Government-backed London Help to Buy scheme.

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COUPLE BUY INTO STRESS FREE LIVING AT KINGS PARK

22/08/2017

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.

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NEIGHBOURS BECOME GOOD FRIENDS AT HORSTED PARK

21/08/2017

Recent research from Aviva , found that six million adults in the UK do not know any of their neighbour’s names, with only a quarter of people classing their neighbours as close friends. However, owning a home within a friendly community is an aspiration for many prospective purchasers, with one in five Brits wanting to get to know their neighbours better.

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LAST CHANCE TO SECURE A HOME IN COXHEATH

21/08/2017

Property prices in Coxheath have risen by 34.48 per cent in the last five years according to Zoopla . This rise has been boosted by the regeneration of Maidstone town centre which has helped increase the popularity of the overall area.

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RT. HON JOHN SPELLAR UNVEILS NEW £32M SMETHWICK HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

21/08/2017

Countryside has opened the doors to its £32m Smethwick development with a special ceremony led by Rt. Hon John Spellar MP.

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AFFORDABLE HOME SCHEME LAUNCHED FOR ESSEX RESIDENTS

17/08/2017

For those looking to jump on the housing ladder, an exciting opportunity has arisen at St Luke’s Park development in Runwell, Essex. Development partners, Countryside and the Homes and Communities Agency, have just launched a special selection of one to three-bedroom homes within the Maple Grange phase of the development, which are available for purchase via a Low Cost Home Ownership scheme.

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JAMES MORRIS MP PRAISES NEW £33.6M HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

14/08/2017

James Morris MP led the official unveiling of a stylish new show village at Countryside’s highly anticipated £33.6m Regis Park development in Cradley Heath.

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FREQUENT FLYERS FIND IDEAL BASE IN WEST SUSSEX

11/08/2017

The estimated number of visits abroad by UK residents in April 2017 was a staggering 6.1 million, an increase of 2% compared with April 2016, according to the ONS[1]. For the large number of Brits who enjoy spending their time abroad, lock-up-and-leave properties are an appealing option for house hunters who are frequent travellers.

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LAST CHANCE FOR RETIREES TO ‘RIGHT-SIZE’ AT WILLOW GRANGE

10/08/2017

Millions of retirees are considering selling their property, but for many it’s not just about downsizing with research by Saga finding that 70% of over 50s would like to right-size for a more convenient lifestyle . Countryside’s Willow Grange development in the idyllic Weald landscape of Kent, is ideal for retirees wanting to simplify their living accommodation and lifestyle.

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HELP TO BUY AT HORSTED PARK FOR PEOPLE WITH HOME OWNERSHIP ASPIRATIONS

10/08/2017

According to a recent report by Halifax, the average deposit paid by a first time buyer has more than doubled over the past decade, with many having to find £32,321 in order to achieve their dream of home ownership[1]. Now, home builder Countryside has released a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments at its Horsted Park development in Chatham, Kent which are ideal for those aspiring to climb onto the property ladder.

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COMMUNITY COUNTS FOR ESSEX HOME BUYERS

07/08/2017

A recent poll of 3,000 parents by online parenting guide familiesonline.co.uk found that parents don’t let children play outside on their own until they are, on average, 10½ – three years older than when they themselves were allowed to do the same.

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