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Eight important life admin jobs for house buyers

With all the excitement of buying a new home, it’s easy to forget about the small yet important jobs that need to be done ahead of moving day. To help,...

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What’s on your ‘perfect property’ checklist? We surveyed the nation’s house hunters to uncover what you’re REALLY looking for when it comes to your dream home. As expected, affordability is number one but you might be surprised by the other top ‘deal-breakers’... We asked you what your top priorities are...

Should you buy old, or should you buy new? It’s a question that homebuyers have been debating for years, but we believe it’s a bit of a no brainer and so do our happy buyers Mel and Kyle who have chosen to buy new... Buying an older home can come...

2017 has seen more and more renters hoping to take those exciting first steps towards home ownership. For many, purchasing their first home is on the top of their wish list and with the aid of Help-to-Buy, new build homes have become a very affordable option. However, the government-backed scheme...

With the demand for housing on the rise throughout the UK, younger buyers are an increasingly strong position to kick-start that exciting journey up the property ladder. At Chartwell Mortgage Services, we’ve noticed a healthy flow of first time buyers in the last couple of years. Many of which have...

Is your garden in desperate need of some TLC or an injection of style in time for the summer sunshine? Yes, we hear you cry, then we’ve got some useful and exciting tips to get your garden looking great again, allowing you to enjoy every drop of sunshine over the...

Who wants to be beige and the same as everyone else? We thought so, and neither do we! We sometimes forget how good our standard specification is, that is until our lovely customers remind us we are far better than the competition. We believe in doing things differently and that...

A survey by consumer champions Which? revealed 70% of 2000 recent homemovers said selling a home was the most stressful life event they had faced, coming second place to divorce. Well, we’ll let you into a little secret; it doesn’t have to be this way! We know the excitement that...

Owning a home is still top of the wish list for many renters and 2017 could be the year this dream comes true. From affordable housing initiatives to first time buyer packages, there’s many reasons why now is a good time to buy. Waterside properties, stylish townhouses and luxury detached...

First time buyers in the UK aren’t asking enough questions about the home buying process, with one quarter* believing that they need more than 20% deposit to be considered for a mortgage. Last month, we surveyed first time buyers about their experiences with the housing market and the results show...

London Fashion Week recently saw designers from across the globe gather in the capital to showcase the latest trends. Taking inspiration straight from the catwalk, our team of interior designers show you how to introduce the hottest styles into your home… Contrasting colours Models wowed the crowds in beautiful and...

We might be new to the West Midlands but we’re certainly not new to building beautiful homes. At the heart of every new Countryside development, is our desire to create communities and places people love, so we are very excited to announce the launch of our new West Midlands region...

This week we caught up with our interior designer, Katie Barrett, to find out how her team transform our award winning house designs into the perfect show homes. Recently, Katie has helped to create the stunning show homes at our prestigious Belgravia development, which is situated in Gatacre, and our...