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An astounding 50%* of the county’s homeowners moving into their second home are unaware of the help available for selling their existing properties.


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Home builder Countryside is encouraging house hunters in Gateacre to make the most of its popular Part Exchange initiative, following recent stats* that show more than a third of ‘second steppers’ are struggling to upsize their homes.


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Five minutes with Andy Clarke, Associate Design Director

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes here at Countryside and this month we’ve been speaking to Andy Clarke from our Design Department to give you a taste of the creative thinking behind our homes…


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Five minutes with Steve Hughes, Associate Director Planning at Countryside

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes here at Countryside and this month we’ve been speaking to Steve Hughes from our planning department to give you a taste of what goes on before we even start on site.


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Do you have a spare room that you don’t know what to do with? Or perhaps the kids have just moved out and you’ve found yourself with extra space?


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House builder Countryside is reporting rock-solid sales throughout Merseyside as the thirst for new homes continues to rise.


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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…

Last month, we surveyed the region’s homeowners to discover how well we really know our neighbours. Whilst we’re pleased to say that the majority of people living in houses are friendly with those living next door, only 2% would describe their neighbours as ‘friends’.


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This month, we caught up with our Business Development Manager…

Sophia Fleming!

 

 


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The housing market is looking strong for 2016, with more and more renters hoping to take those exciting first steps towards home ownership. In fact, Rightmove.com has reported record web traffic over the Christmas and New Year period for both sales and lettings!

For many, purchasing their first home is on the top of their New Year’s resolutions list and, with the aid of Help-to-Buy, new build homes have become a very affordable option. However, the government-backed scheme is only one element to consider when purchasing a first home. Why? Because lenders have their own criteria to adhere to when it comes to mortgage applications.


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Celebrate the New Year in style with a mini makeover for your home! Staying on top of the latest interior trends can be both easy and affordable with just a few simple changes. Clearing out the clutter and updating your cushions can go a long way in making your home feel brand new again.

To help you revive your home for the new season, we’ve pulled together the top three trends to look out for in 2016.


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