Find out more about Countryside homes for first time buyers and how we can help you buy

By Andrew Loveday, Sales Director at Countryside

As a leading residential developer, we are proud to be a sponsor of The London Home Show 2015. The event is an ideal opportunity to find out more about Countryside’s range of homes of character and quality across London and the South East, and how we can help first time buyers take their first step onto the property ladder.

Many of our properties are available through the Help to Buy scheme which so far has been used to purchase nearly 120,000 homes and is Andrew Lovedayhighly popular with our customers. It is a great boost for those who want to buy a new build property as it allows buyers to purchase a home up to £600,000 with as little as a 5% deposit. With the Government providing up to a 20% equity loan that is interest free for the first five years, the buyer only needs to arrange a mortgage for 75% of the purchase price.

Countryside is also able to offer our Bank of Mum and Dad scheme on many of our new homes. This means that customers struggling to raise a deposit, can call on their Mum and Dad or a friend or family member to make a financial contribution, and that assistance will be rewarded with £2,000, as thank you for their help once you complete on your new Countryside home.

At Countryside, we pride ourselves on creating high quality homes and establishing vibrant new communities of lasting quality. We know that first time buyers want to live in places with great transport links, good amenities and community facilities and we have a strong track record in creating places that people are proud to call home. Our properties come in a range of traditional and contemporary architectural designs, but buyers can rest assured that a stylish, high quality internal specification is standard across the board.

Acton Gardens is one exciting new destination where we are establishing a vibrant new urban community. This award-winning scheme is one of the largest residential regeneration schemes in London, offering a convenient West London location with excellent transport links. A selection of stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments are currently available, all with private outdoor space and bright, airy interiors. Just two miles from beautiful Chiswick and on the doorstep of the Westfield London shopping centre, Acton has plenty of amenities to keep young professionals entertained and the excellent transport links are set to improve even further when Crossrail services begin from Acton Overground station in 2019.

Greenwich Millennium Village is another new urban village where metropolitan first time buyers would be right at home. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula on the banks of the Thames, this new community has been taking shape over the past decade. It has been described as one of the most exciting and innovative residential neighbourhoods in Europe, conveniently located just one stop from Canary Wharf. A wide range of community facilities and 50 acres of green open space are already established. With a new phase of stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments set to launch soon, the neighbourhood will continue to grow and flourish.

Located in one of the most vibrant areas of London’s East End, St Paul’s Square is an exciting new development in Bow, with a fantastic range of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, perfect for first-time buyers. Offering a superb range of transport connections, St Paul’s Square also boasts an enviable selection of local amenities on the doorstep, including the Olympic Park and all its wonderful new facilities. The new homes will also be very close to an incredible amount of green open space, including the popular Mile End Park and Bartlett Park and the nearby Regents Canal and its towpath, which is a haven for joggers and cyclists.

If you are planning to attend the London Home Show and looking for a new home in a great area, come and talk to us to find out more or visit our website