greenacres, a new development of 56 affordable apartments and houses at the Berkeley Homes flagship edenbrook development in Fleet, Hampshire, is being launched through Thames Valley Housing. These homes are available through the New Build HomeBuy part-buy, part-rent government-led initiative which helps people step onto the property ladder.
The official launch will be held on Saturday 18th September at the Hart Leisure Centre on Hitches Lane in Fleet, GU51 5HS. Representatives from the Thames Valley team will be there all day to answer any questions on greenacres and New Build HomeBuy.
The new homes at greenacres have the exceptional benefit of backing onto a new 84 acre country park with a variety of diverse environments, from woodland to meadowland and wetland with ponds and streams, all connected by a network of footpaths and cycle ways. Other features include an amphitheatre that will host outdoor events throughout the year.
Niki Turner, Assistant Director (Sales & Marketing) for Thames Valley Housing, comments: “Fleet has recently been voted the fifth best place to live in the UK and Thames Valley Housing is pleased to be working with Hart District Council to provide such excellent quality new affordable homes in the area to those that may not otherwise be able to step onto the property ladder. All the residents of greenacres will have direct access to the beautiful country park and every home will benefit from the award winning designs and specifications.”
The properties at greenacres will include one and two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom houses. Each home will have carpets and flooring throughout, high quality integrated kitchens with a fridge/freezer and washer/dryer and allocated parking. Some apartments will have private balconies. Energy will be supplied by centralized Biomass technology, which is designed for maximum efficiency to keep the energy bills low.
edenbrook is the culmination of a unique vision from award-winning architects John Thompson & Partners, the local authority and Berkeley Homes. The homes are inspired by the American arts and craft movement which gives them their ‘New England’ style. The high-quality build and design of the properties have been proven to stand the test of time whilst having a contemporary look and feel.
Though in a rural location, greenacres is only 1.5 miles from Fleet town centre, which offers a wide choice of leisure and retail facilities including a traditional high street, a covered shopping centre and three supermarkets close to hand. Fleet station just over a mile from edenbrook with direct trains to London Waterloo in under 40 minutes, while the M3 (Junction 4a) is only three miles away.
Prices at greenacres start from £47,250 for a 30% share in a one-bedroom apartment priced at £157,500.
All the properties at greenacres are available through the New Build HomeBuy part-buy, part-rent government-led initiative, aimed at helping first time buyers, and those looking for help to buy their own home, get on the property ladder. To apply for this scheme, purchasers need to have an annual household income of between £18,000 and £60,000 and work or live within the Hart district. Interested applicants can register with their local HomeBuy Agent.
For more information on first style homes, greenacres or other HomeBuy schemes, please contact the Thames Valley Housing HomeBuy team on 0844 470 4645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.homebuy4u.co.uk
 Source: First Time Buyer Magazine, May 2010
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