New affordable homes in North London for first-time buyers

New homes for first-time buyers inTurnpike Lane go on sale this month and will be ready to move into by April. Prices start at £96,000 for 40 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat.
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Everyone knows London is a cosmopolitan city and nowhere is this clearer than in Turnpike Lane where the choice of restaurants is truly global. Take your pick from Malaysian, Greek, Indian, Kurdish, Turkish, Thai, Chinese or Lebanese.

Just off West Green Road in this fascinating, buzzing corner of north London only 30 minutes from the heart of town, Notting Hill Home Ownership is offering 46 shared-ownership apartments, maisonettes and houses to first-time buyers at West Green Place.

Move in by April
The homes, on sale this month, will be ready to move into in April and expressions of interest are already being taken.

Prices start at £96,000 for 40 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat with a full market value of 240,000. The monthly cost, once rent and service charge have been included, is about £970.

Two-bedroom flats, with a full market value of £290,000, will cost £116,000, and the monthly cost of these properties is estimated at some £1,190.

There are also some three-bedroom duplexes available at £177,000 (full value £442,500) which will cost around £1,820 a month, and - ideal for families - three-bedroom houses start at £196,000 for a 40 per cent share of a home with a market value of £490,000. The monthly cost for these houses is estimated at £1,780.

All of the homes come complete with fitted appliances and modern kitchens, and some also have private outdoor space and parking spaces. West Green Place is handy for the Underground with Turnpike Lane station - on the Piccadilly line in Zone 3 - about half an hour away. 

The Thirty acres of Downhill Park is on the doorstep, with tennis courts and sports pitches, should you feel the need to work off some of the great dining opportunities this area offers. For more local green space, Lordship Recreation Ground and Ducketts Common are also nearby.


Sporting facilities: a basketball match on Ducketts Common off Turnpike Lane, Haringey, near West Green Places

There are some useful, although slightly run-down, shops around the station. This is an area which has not yet been gentrified, so don't expect front doors painted in Farrow & Ball hues and organic cafés. If that is your cup of tea, however, Crouch End - with yet more restaurants, plus lots of interesting, boutique-style shops - is only two miles away.

A place for everybody
Local schools are a selling point for families interested in the larger properties. Park View School, for juniors, is rated good with some outstanding features by Ofsted, the government schools watchdog.

Wendy Gordon, sales manager (shared ownership) at Notting Hill Home Ownership, said: "This is an area we feel is really up and coming. The south of Tottenham has not had the greatest of reputations in the past but the area is the focus of a number of housing schemes now. 

It is a very, very diverse area with great transport links - you can be in central London in half an hour - and because we have everything from one-bedroom flats to houses, we can offer homes to everyone from young singles to families." 

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