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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...

It’s been an exciting start to the year for Liverpool’s house hunters, as we prepare to launch five of our most highly anticipated Merseyside developments to date! From first time buyers to growing families, our teams are completing the finishing touches on a stunning new collection of three, four and...

Kiss the coppery tones of 2016’s favourite trends goodbye and prepare to open up your homes to a whole new world of precious gems, gorgeous greenery and smart technology. Jewel in the Crown It’s all about the glamour with deep jewel tones like emerald green or amethyst - pure drama!...

The rental bubble is about to pop for North West renters who are taking advantage of the booming, new-build housing market, and schemes like Help to Buy, to get onto the property ladder and avoid rising rental costs. With private rents creeping up faster than mortgage costs, the average renter...

There are a number of factors that go into deciding on whether or not to buy a house – how many bedrooms? Is there a garden? How do the local schools rate? But what about the relationship that we could potentially have with our neighbours… We surveyed the region’s homeowners...

Manchester homeowners have been dubbed the region’s most home sick holidaymakers following our North West survey, which revealed that Mancunians are more likely to miss ‘home comforts’ than any city in the region. Last month, we set out to discover how many homemakers believe that there’s ‘no place like home’,...

Guest Blog by Robert Panyiotou, Chartwell Mortgage Solutions 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...

Liverpool home buyers are defying the odds as more young couples invest in new build homes at Countryside’s Queen Mary Place development, thanks to Help to Buy. Prices start at £145,950. As recent UK mortgage figures suggest that the average first time buyer is 35*, 23-year-old Josh Austin and 26-year-old...