Fall in love with shared ownership: Thames Valley Housing is hosting an open day on Saturday 12th February at the iconic St George’s Grove residential development in Tooting, SW17.
Fall in love with shared ownership:Prospective buyers who live or are keyworkers in the borough of Wandsworth and St Georges Trust employees will have the opportunity to speak to the sales team about the shared ownership buying model and the process of purchasing a new home with Thames Valley Housing. St George’s Grove is a development of one and two-bedroom apartments in a quiet location near the centre of Tooting.
Prices of these contemporary, yet affordable, apartments at St George’s Grove start from £57,750 for a 30% share in a one-bedroom apartment priced at £192,500. Kush Rawal Head of Sales and Marketing for Thames Valley Housing, says: “We’ve had a significant number of pre-registrations, so we are excited to now discuss options with prospective buyers. “Properties at St George’s Grove are highly sought after given the development’s enviable location between the affluent areas of Wimbledon and Wandsworth, and the high quality specification that is synonymous with the Thames Valley brand,” adds Kush. Tooting is a vibrant and growing area, with local independent shops, boutiques, cafes, and bars. There are a variety of restaurants in the local area to suit all tastes, from Indian and South Asian to Italian and Spanish. For shopping, Tooting High Street, Southside Shopping Centre and Centre Court Shopping Centre are all within easy reach. A range of activities can be found near to St George’s Grove at the Tooting Leisure Centre or The Bedford in Balham, and the local Tooting Bec Lido, an award-winning Art Deco pool, is Europe’s second largest outdoor pool. The development is also within walking distance of Garratt Park, Wimbledon Park, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Bec Common so residents will be spoilt for choice on parks. St George’s Grove itself is set around a landscaped courtyard in a quiet cul-de-sac. The new homes come with their own parking space and there is also an on-site shop and crèche. Each apartment will have an Alno built in kitchen with a cooker, an integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Bedrooms, lounges and hallways will be carpeted and kitchens and bathrooms will be tiled. Travelling from St George’s Grove is very convenient, with a bus stop right outside the development providing links with the greater London transport network. The area is served by a number of bus routes which provide services to Tooting, Victoria, Waterloo, Croydon, Mitcham and Putney Bridge. Earlsfield rail station is just a 15 minute walk from the development with trains to Vauxhall and Waterloo taking 10 and 15 minutes respectively. Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway tube stations, both on the Northern line, are just over a mile away. All the properties at St George’s Grove 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, live or be Keyworkers in the Wandsworth borough or St Georges Trust employees and qualify for Homebuy. The main objective of Thames Valley Housing is to get people living in their own home in an affordable way. They are dedicated to providing the best possible customer service experience, from enquiry, to meeting, all the way through to purchase point and beyond. To read about past buyers’ experiences of shared ownership properties, please visit www.homebuy4u.co.uk/news.php. The open day will take place at the marketing suite of St George’s Grove, SW17 0PZ, on 12 February 2010 between 10am and 4pm. Tips on buying your first home For more information on St George’s Grove or other HomeBuy schemes please contact the Thames Valley Housing HomeBuy team on Tel: 0844 470 4645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.stgeorgesgrove.co.uk/home.php
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