Haven on Greens at Griffin is selling well with stage one sold out and stage two well underway with 66 architect-designed homes and residential lots for sale.STAGE one has sold out and stage two has hit the market as buyers snap up new homes near Northlakes.Villa World is reporting a strong run of sales in its first stage of Haven on Greens, with the first 20 homes in stage one sold out and the second stage of 32 homes hitting the market.The estate has 66 architect-designed homes as well as a range of larger residential sites available for those buyers who have their own designs in mind.Villa World development manager Andrew Ashwood said homebuyers had been quick to pick up on the quality on offer at Haven on Greens.“It’s been a winner from the start for many reasons, not least because of the natural setting at Griffin which gives it a great vibe. “Its position just minutes to the highway makes this all the more appealing.”Mr Ashwood said getting a quality home for under $500,000 was attracting those after value and quality.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Each of the homes are completed, landscaped and ready to move in, which gives homebuyers peace of mind knowing that everything is done for them,” he said.Fully completed four-bedroom homes at Haven on Greens are priced from $468,000 to $509,000 on lots ranging from 330sq m to 420sq m. Villa World offers a diverse range of home designs at Haven on Greens, featuring a mix of traditional timber, brickwork and rendered finishes.All homes have double lockup garages and many come with an extra multimedia room, as well as an outdoor patio area that can be accessed from the main living areas.Three land-only sites, ranging from 579sq m to 690sq m, are available in stage two priced from $320,000 to $335,000.“These lots give prospective buyers the opportunity to bring their own home design to life at Haven on Greens,” Mr Ashwood said.Haven on Greens is located just east of the Bruce Highway and close to the Dohles Rocks Road exit, and within 500m of the North Pine River.It is close to a number of public and private schools as well as the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Petrie campus and a wide array of retail options including Westfield North Lakes.
BEN CLASSON/Herald photoOne of the nation’s top recruits from 2007, Badger running back John Clay, will likely take his redshirt this season, head coach Bret Bielema announced at a press conference Monday.Unless an unforeseen injury happens to one of the backs ahead of him, who have impressed Bielema thus far, that’s the route the coaching staff is aiming to take.”It is still a work in progress, and fortunately for us, we feel Zach Brown did some positive things in the last two ball games, and obviously Lance Smith, when he got in there, showed that he has continued to make strides,” Bielema said. “Even though his current situation has a reason to get him down, he is trying to battle through it, and it showed up on Saturday.”Clay will continue to participate in all team functions and practices, except games.All-American Performance Running back P.J. Hill has been nominated for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week Award following his five-touchdown performance against The Citadel Saturday. While Hill did not win this week’s conference honors in that category, Bielema certainly credited Hill’s performance.”Our MVP on offense, P.J., I was surprised he didn’t get the Big Ten Player of the Week, but he did for us with the five touchdowns and everything he did,” Bielema said.Badger fans shouldn’t take for granted their dynamic offense led by Hill along with quarterback Tyler Donovan and wide receiver Travis Beckum.”You can ask another team in college football how hard it is to get a touchdown,” Bielema kidded, referencing Notre Dame’s hardship scoring points.David Gilreath named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week After facing two straight weeks of unconventional punt formations in Washington State and UNLV, the return team finally showed what they were made of Saturday as return man David Gilreath took home Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors. The true freshman tallied 73 punt return yards in addition to 75 more on kickoff returns. Gilreath’s first punt return of 34 yards electrified the crowd as he nearly turned the corner for a touchdown.”Probably the most disappointed guy on film on Sunday was David,” Bielema said. “He realized if he made a little bit more of a cut to the outside he had a score.”Bielema credited Gilreath for his fantastic play, but also made sure to identify other key pieces in the return game.”There was also a couple of key guys that did some great things in coverage,” Bielema added. “Paul Standring did a tremendous job for us, as well as Ben Strickland and Jay Valai.” Defense continues to struggle The Badgers looked sluggish on defense as they gave up 31 points to The Citadel Saturday, 21 of which came in the first half. Bielema conceded that the big play was an issue for his defense, as the unit gave up four plays of ten-plus yard gains.”Our defense started fast … but then after that made some critical errors and put us in a difficult situation.”While it may have been a bit disheartening to some to see The Citadel rack up such a hefty score against the UW defense, there were a few bright spots Saturday as safeties Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter made their presences felt.”It should be noted that there are several players that made dramatic improvements, probably the best game by our two safeties overall,” Bielema said. “There weren’t many mental busts. The way they communicated on the sidelines … was an indication to me that they really respond to each other.””There’s obviously going to be outside expectations of how good someone should be … and how few points should be let up. The biggest thing is if we win and if we stay on a path to getting us better.” read more