Balconies come in all shapes and sizes – from the smallest Juliet to the most spacious deck. Yet, while we all treasure our own bit of private outdoor space, our balconies are often left unloved and underappreciated. Regardless of size, this space is unbelievably versatile and can be transformed into the most beautiful of havens…
London Home Show Countdown: Countryside
Now is the time to buy with Countryside
– Andrew Loveday, Sales Director, Countryside
Buying a home can be daunting – whether you’re a first time buyer or moving up the property ladder, it is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. At Countryside, we understand the importance of entering into the process armed with as much information as possible. This will help you make smart decisions and make sense of things as you go through what can be a complex and time-consuming process.
The property market is currently favourable to first time buyers. With mortgage rates at a record low since 1995, a range of low-deposit mortgages on offer and generous incentives from the government and developers, now is the perfect time to pocket a fantastic deal – you just need to know how to get started.
The London Home Show is designed to equip first time buyers with all they need to know about buying a new home in the capital. Exhibitors will be there to provide information on everything from Shared Ownership and the government’s London Help to Buy scheme, to securing a discounted deposit and conveyancing.
For first time buyers, as well as existing homeowners, it can be hard to know where to begin. So, we are rolling out our Just Ask Us event at the London Home Show on March 23rd, where you can ask our panel of property experts absolutely anything about buying a new home. The Countryside team will be on hand to provide tailored advice about buying your first home, and they will be joined by independent conveyancing solicitors and mortgage advisors, who will be able to help with legal and financial advice.
But buying your first home is not just about getting a foot on the property ladder. Whilst affordability is a key factor for many first time buyers, location and community are also important.
At Countryside, we have a range of homes available in various communities in and around London, many of which are all available with London Help to Buy, including Dash in Hoxton, Greenwich Millennium Village in Greenwich, Trinity Place in Becontree, and Elements in Enfield. We also have several developments within commuting distance of London, for those who would prefer to live in a more rural area but keep the capital within reach. For example, South Oxhey Central near Watford, Base at Newhall in Harlow, or Rochester Riverside.
At Acton Gardens, our flagship regeneration project in West London, we are delivering 3,400 brand new homes to the area, along with new community facilities. Residents have access to Underground and Overground services as well as Crossrail, enabling commuters to travel to Bond Street in eight minutes and Canary Wharf in 23 minutes. As well as offering London Help to Buy across a number of homes at Acton Gardens, we have made community a priority, creating attractive landscaping that offers year-round greenery, as well as spaces for friends, family and neighbours to come together.
Similarly, at Beam Park in Rainham, we have focused on creating new facilities that mean buyers can build a life there, not just own a property. Beam Park is ideally located for anyone travelling into or out of London, with a new proposed National Rail c2c line station providing a direct service to Fenchurch Street in just 20 minutes. We will be building brand-new facilities, including schools and recreational areas, making it ideal for young families. Additionally, Romford and Lakeside offer an abundance of shops and restaurants to residents of Beam Park, and our nearby Trinity Place development, so there is never a shortage of things to do.
The capital has a buzz few other cities can rival and owning a home here is becoming increasingly affordable thanks to the many financial incentives available. But, whilst buying your first home can be unnerving, choosing to lay down roots for the first time is exciting. We are committed to creating places people love. So, when you choose to buy with Countryside, you are not just buying a property – you are investing in a home and becoming part of a community.
Barking Riverside will offer residents plenty of opportunities to get on their bikes, with dedicated cycle paths set to run throughout the 443 acre development – and Barking station just a 15 minute ride away. The first phase of L&Q homes at Barking Riverside, Parklands, consists of one, two and three bedroom apartments, all available…