Single parent Leanne Frostick achieved her dream of getting onto the property ladder through shared ownership, which was offered at Spring Acres, a beautiful collection of homes in a stunning countryside setting in Kent. 


Hard-working mum, Leanne moved into Spring Acres in June, and she still can’t believe it.  

“It’s the kind of security and peace of mind I’ve been searching for. I’ve worked so hard to get here and just couldn’t be happier.”  
– Leanne 

Leanne moved in with her son, Rocco aged 9. Rocco was diagnosed with autism when he was just five. For him, having stability, routine and a little space helps manage his autism. 

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Spring Acres’ tranquil environment and local schools met Leanne requirements perfectly. She explains:  “I wanted to find somewhere that had a more countryside feel so my little boy can really have some space. It’s also close to both a mainstream and Special Educational Needs School which is amazing.” 


The Power of an Email: Leanne’s Joyful Journey to Spring Acres 

Leanne explains how she discovered Spring Acres: “It was boxing day and I saw a marketing email come out from the Hyde New Home team. I clicked on it straight away and there was the stunning Spring Acres development. It was the best Christmas present!” 

“Rocco’s autism is mostly to do with social interactions so giving him some room is essential.” Leanne said. That’s why this mother end up opting for a wonderful 4 bedrooms house. 

“It really is the stuff of dreams isn’t it? My own 4 bed, with a garden! I actually never thought I’d get the 4 bed. It all seemed too good to be true.” 

With its clever design, beautiful garden and thoughtful extra features like the option for a larger oven – it was the clear choice for this family. 


Leanne’s Dream Home, Possible thanks to Shared Ownership 

Leanne bought her home through shared ownership. In this initiative funded by the government, the buyer acquires a share of equity in their home, ranging from 25% to 75%, and pays a subsidised rent to Hyde New Homes for the remainder. 

“At first I wasn’t sure about shared ownership, but I feel I was taken through everything step by step by the fantastic team at Hyde New Homes and what seemed quite daunting at first was actually quite simple and straightforward. It’s really worked for me.” 
– Leanne 

There is always the opportunity to keep increasing the share in your home through a process known as staircasing. Any additional shares that are purchased are based on the market value of your home and it’s completely optional. You can staircase in separate stages, or in one stage right up to 100%. 

Another benefit of Shared Ownership is that it requires a much lower deposit than purchasing outright, making that dream home much more affordable. The deposit is determined by your equity share, so opting for a 25% share of your home dramatically decreases the deposit needed. 


Discover Spring Acres: Convenience and Countryside Bliss 

Each home at Spring Acres has been built to a high specification as standard, featuring contemporary kitchens and integrated appliances, turfed gardens, parking, cycle storage, and quality flooring included at no additional cost.  

“I’ve been blown away by the high standard of everything to do with the house. I just know I’m going to be here for many happy years.” 
– Leanne  

Minnie Dando, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hyde New Homes, said: “At Hyde New Homes, we firmly believe creating the perfect environment for everyone. Spring Acres with its countryside feel gives that feeling of space, yet it’s also so close to great transport links as well as local amenities and schools. We’re so pleased Leanne’s been able to find her forever home with us.” 

Spring Acres is surrounded by excellent transport connections and good schools- with The Sittingbourne School and Meadowfield, a special education school which has an Outstanding Ofsted rating are both within walking distance. Highsted Grammar School another Outstanding Ofsted rated school is also nearby- adding to the desirability of the area. It’s the ideal choice for professionals, couples, and families alike. 


Your New Home Awaits 

Spring Acres offers that tranquil sense of space within its range of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes.  

Prices start from £144,000 for a 45% share for a 2 bed house based on a full market price of £320,000, with a deposit of £14,400.  

For a 3 bed house prices start from £98,750 for a 25% share based on a full market price of £395,000, with a deposit of £9,875. 

Book your exclusive appointment to visit the marketing suite and view the show home and find out more how they could get moving to Spring Acres through shared ownership. For more information, click the button below. 

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