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INTELLIGENT ADVICE FROM HAART: WHY NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SELL As the housing market gathers momentum, we have reacted quickly by launching an innovative consumer advice series to keep customers up-to-date with fast-moving changes. Here, haart Chief Executive Paul Smith explains why now is a good time to sell...

Deciding WHEN to sell your property is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make in life. Should you sell when property prices are increasing in value or should you wait until they’ve hit their peak? At haart, we have a dedicated team who watch and analyse the market and can give you the top quality advice you need to make that crucial decision of … WHEN. And all the indicators are pointing to NOW being the right time to put your home up for sale. The recent announcement by the Governor of the Bank of England that interest rates are to remain low for the foreseeable future means people are looking to invest in property, not save. The feelgood factor has returned to the property market, the economy is back on an even keel and there’s a lot of pent up demand for property combined with a desperate shortage of homes for sale, particularly in London and the south east of England.

We recognise that different sectors of the market are impacted in different ways depending on where you live and how many similar types of property are for sale. First time buyers, for example, have been struggling to get on the ladder for some time. But from January, the Government will be extending its Help to Buy scheme to help home buyers get a mortgage, and that’s going to create a buying frenzy. So here’s our advice from haart… • Sell when everyone else isn’t – people will quickly realise the property market is moving again so all those people who’ve been putting their move on hold will start selling too – just like you. • Demand for property is fierce in many parts of the UK. • Property prices are increasing, so you’ll get a good price for your home – while still being able to afford the next step up.

Just look at the facts: • At haart, we have 9 people chasing every property on our books. • We’re achieving 98.9% on average of the asking price. • And prices have increased by 6.7% on average for a 3-bed property Source: Spicerhaart Data 2013

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THERE’S A LOT OF PENT UP DEMAND FOR PROPERTY COMBINED WITH A DESPERATE SHORTAGE OF HOMES FOR SALE

• Interest rates are to remain low; which means more people will now be able to afford your property. • The economy is picking up, with two successive quarters of economic growth; that’s helped bring confidence back to the market. • Unemployment is falling – and that usually signals higher wages as companies compete for good staff; and more money means more people can afford to buy. Finally, if you’re looking to get the BEST price for your property, you need to allow time for it to be marketed effectively. The market is very buoyant and we’ve been achieving record prices. So call us at haart for a free valuation. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, your home is worth more than you think. * Our new advice series is the latest in haart’s innovative marketing techniques; you can view our video and blog at haart.co.uk and facebook.com/haart. estate.agents


SALES

Call us now on: 020 7274 2878 8am - 10pm everyday Welcome Home Cotherstone Road , Brixton

£790,000-£810,000

Stunning period features will seduce the toughest critic in this truly fine example of Victorian terrace architecture. A loft conversion creates a generous master bedroom with the original master leaving you spoilt for choice. • Mid Terrace • Five Bedrooms • Two Receptions

• En-Suite Bathroom • Courtyard Garden • Desirable Location

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Beautifully Considered Home Nursery Road, Brixton £750,000

• Victorian Cottage • Mid Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Landscaped Garden • Great Travel Links

A superb opportunity presents itself in the form of this delightfully presented mid terrace Victorian house - the most discerning of applicants should prepare for the impressive luxuriant design of the eat-in kitchen and will be gratified by the finish.

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SALES

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Fantastic Find Elm Park, Brixton £630,000 This stunning example of two double bedroom, period architecture blended with a contemporary finish, set in a highly desirable location - a luxury kitchen and a delightful 'oversized' four piece bathroom suite complement the overall specification. • Mid Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Luxury Kitchen

• Victorian Charm • Courtyard Garden • Great Travel Links

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Looks Like Home Thornbury Road, London £440,000-£460,000 A truly stunning example of a period conversion oozing with original features including to die for detail in the ornate cornicing and ceiling roses plus impressively preserved matching marble surround fireplaces and original tiles.

• Apartment • One Bedroom • Period Conversion

• Cellar • Private Garden • Transport Links

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Call us now on: 020 7274 2878 8am - 10pm everyday Spoil Yourself Groveway, Stockwell £430,000-£450,000 Guests are sure to be impressed by this period one/two bedroom conversion flat set on the ground floor of this beautiful semi-detached building in the Stockwell Park Conservation Area.

• Apartment • Period Home • Two Bedrooms

• Desirable Area • Shared Garden • Transport Links HRT011107321

Welcome to Paradise Tunstall Road, Brixton £450,000-£475,000 Set your heart on an amazing two double bedroom garden flat 100 metres from the tube. Your dreams will be fulfilled with this amazing ground floor gem of a period conversion - a super open plan reception. • Ground Floor Apartment • Period Conversion • Two Bedrooms

• Courtyard Garden • Central Location • Great Transport Links

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SALES

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Sleek and Sophisticated Akerman Road, Brixton

Charm and Tradition Sudbourne Road, London £499,950

£430,000-£450,000

Seeing is believing with views that will capture the imagination from the top floor roof terrace. Internally breathtakingly, impressive specification with 113 square metres set over the top two floors of this four storey block apartment

A fantastic two double bedroom flat set in an amazing central location with easy access to transport links and all the exciting facilities in Brixton Town Centre.

Dream No More Clapham Road , Oval

Seeing is Believing Brixton Hill, Brixton

• New Build • No Chain • Travel Links

• Split Level Apartment • Private Roof Terrace • Three Bedrooms HRT011107510

• Central Location • Transport Links • No Chain

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£375,000

£369,950

A truly unique and individual one bedroom split level apartment forming part of this converted period building set one minute from Oval tube station. • Split Level Apartment • Period Home • One Bedroom

• Desirable Location • Great Transport Links • No Chain HRT011107170

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If you are looking for peace and quiet yet want to be close to Brixton Town Centre then look no further than this lovely example of a top floor period conversion flat with panoramic views. • Top Floor Apartment • Panoramic Views • Period Conversion

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• One Bedroom • Private Balcony • Central Location

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes INGREDIENTS Sponge 500g plain flour 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp. salt 225g butter 200g caster sugar 3 beaten eggs 1 lemon zest only 490g soured cream 1 tsp. vanilla extract 120g fresh blueberries Cream Cheese Frosting 225g butter 225g cream cheese 1 tsp. vanilla extract Juice and zest of 1 lemon 950g icing sugar 24 blueberries Blue food colour, optional METHOD To make the cupcakes: 1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. 2. Line a 24-cup cupcake tin with cupcake cases. 3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together into a large a bowl. 4. Place the butter into a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy and very pale - now add sugar. 5. Next add the beaten eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly in between each. 6. It is now time to add some flavours; pour in the vanilla and lemon zest and mix. 7. Add the dry ingredients in three or four phases, in between each add some of the sour cream and leave a little flour mix so you can end with the dry ingredients - do not over mix at this point. 8. Lastly stir in the blueberries. 9. Now fill each of your cupcake cases two-thirds full with the mixture. 10. Bake in your pre-heated oven for 16 to 20 minutes - test your cakes with a cocktail stick inserted in the centre; it should comes out clean. 11. Cool the cakes on a rack. Now you have delicate and light cupcakes, it is time to get FROSTING!

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LETTINGS

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Only the Finest Lambert Road, Brixton £3250 PCM Available to professional sharers an amazing five bedroom family home located in the heart of Brixton. This beautifully bright, spacious and airy home located on the quiet residential Lambert Road. • End Terrace • Period Property • Five Bedrooms

• Roof Terrace • Superb Location • Great Transport Links

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The Good Life Doverfield Road, Brixton £1950 PCM An immaculately presented three bedroom 1930's mid terrace house on the leafy Doverfield Road. The vendor of this brilliant home has meticulously designed and refurbished the property, creating a wonderful feeling of light and space throughout. • Mid Terrace • Split Level • Three Bedrooms

• Dine in Kitchen • Great Location • Transport Links

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Call us now on: 020 7274 2878 8am - 10pm everyday £1700 PCM

Like No Other Home Merredene Street, Brixton

A beautifully presented two bedroom family home on the very quiet and hidden Merredene Street, just off Brixton Hill. This wonderful home comprises briefly of a welcoming landscaped front garden leading to a two storey terrace family style home. • Mid Terrace • Split Level • Two Bedrooms

• Private Garden • On Street Parking • Excellent Location

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Spoil Yourself Rattray Road, Brixton £1700 PCM

• Period Apartment • Split Level • Two Bedrooms • Private Terrace • Great Location

A stunning two double bedroom flat located on the highly sought after Rattray Road. This split level two bedroom is beautifully presented and comprises welcoming front reception room with open plan kitchen.

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Call us now on: 020 7274 2878 8am - 10pm everyday Wonderful Home Helix Road, Brixton £1550 PCM A delightful open plan reception and kitchen guarantees dinner parties will go off with a bang. The apartment is notably quiet yet accessible to all local amenities.

• Apartment • Period Home • Two Bedrooms

• Roof Terrace • Desriable Area • Transport Links HRT060200388

Victorian Era Gresham Road, Brixton £1650 PCM A large two double bedroom Victorian Conversion located minutes away from Brixton Tube, Bars, Cafes and the infamous Village. A beautiful and welcoming home which comprises briefly of a large front reception overlooking Gresham Road. • Split Level • Victorian Conversion • Two Bedrooms

• Furnished • Desirable Location • Great Transport Links

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Amazing Apartment Barrington Road, Brixton £1450 PCM Available to let this adorable and charming spacious one bedroom located within the highly sought after College Green development. This converted school offers great space away from the hustle of busy Brixton Street’s. • Apartment • Split Level • One Bedroom

• Furnished • Desirable Area • Transport Links

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Like No Other Claverdale Road, Brixton £1250 PCM A stunning home with immense amounts of period charm and character. This top floor conversion has been thoughtfully laid out and with lots of natural light, comfortable living space and excellent size rooms.

• Apartment • One Bedroom • Period Features

• Top Floor • Furnished • Off Street Parking

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