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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

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£637,500

Beautiful Family Home Bandon Road, Girton

A stunning expansive family home on a very desirable road. This five bedroom detached family home is a real Aladdin's Cave with much more space than you would expect. Only moments from the city centre and fantastic schools in close proximity. • Five Bedrooms • Detached House • Three Receptions • Four Bathrooms

• Conservatory • Study • Desirable Road • Great Location HRT011711523

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SALES

Call us now on: 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday Impressive And Substantial Bandon Road, Girton

Guide Price £625,000

A most impressive and substantial modern four bedroom detached residence which enjoys a tranquil location near to attractive College buildings and close proximity to Huntingdon Road and Cambridge City Centre. No onward chain. • Four Bedrooms • Detached House • High Quality • Two Receptions

• Two En Suites • Delightful Grounds • Character Property • No Onward Chain HRT011711362

An Amazing Opportunity Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge Guide Price £525,000

• Three Bedrooms • Detached House • Two Receptions • Two Bathrooms • Great Location

To find a detached three bedroom family home this close to the city centre with an extensive rear garden is very rare to find. You are walking distance from the train station and the city centre. Addenbrookes is also only a short distance away.

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Call us now on: 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday Stunning Family Home Pearson Close, Milton Guide Price £550,000 This stunning four bedroom detached home comes with a two bedroom fully equiped annexe in a keenly sought after location. Situated near to Milton Country Park and within easy reach of the city centre, Science Park and the A14 as well as local amenities.

• Four Bedrooms • Detached House • Refitted Kitchen • Annex

• Stylish Fixtures • Local Amenities • Ample Parking • A14 Access HRT011711031

Welcome Home Cambridge Road, Milton Guide Price £445,000 Located down a private road of similar detached properties in the heart of the village, this substantial four bedroom bungalow is situated on a generous and mature plot which enjoys a beautifully maintained south facing rear garden. • Four Bedrooms • Bungalow • Two Receptions • Two Bathrooms

• Rear Garden • Garage • Sought After • Pretty Location

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SALES

Call us now on: 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday O.I.E.O £360,000

Modern Family Home Burlton Road, Cambridge

A striking modern three bedroom home in the heart of a new development in the very popular Huntingdon Road area. With brilliant transport links to the city centre and easy access to all major routes around Cambridge, perfect for those busy commuters. • Three Bedrooms • End Of Terrace • En Suite

• Roof terrace • Garage • Parking

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Exclusive Development The Belvedere, Homerton Street Guide Price £350,000 If a tranquil, peaceful exclusive modern development only minutes from the train station and the vibrant Cambridge City Centre right on your doorstep is what you are looking for? Then this two bedroom apartment is sure to tick every box for your search.

• Two Bedroom • Apartment • Ground Floor • Two Bathrooms • Under Floor Heating • Swimming Pool • Gym

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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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£2,300 PCM

Big And Beautiful High Piece Crescent, Over

A spectacular five bedroom family home, located in a quiet cul de sac in Over, Cambridgeshire. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience grand living, set on stunning private rural grounds. • Five Bedrooms • Detached House • Cul De Sac • Modern Features

• Cloakroom • Study • Ample Parking • Double Garage HRT042400914

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LETTINGS

Call us now on: 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday £675 PCM

Character And Charm Middle Watch, Swavesey

This home is full of character and charm! Boasting two bedrooms and situated in the popular Village of Swavesey, offering excellent transport links to Cambridge and St Ives. • Two Bedrooms • Cottage • Character And Charm

• Rear Garden • Parking • Storage Shed

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Perfect Pad! Pepys Court, Chesterton £1,250 PCM

• Two Bedrooms • Apartment • Wet Room • Smeg Appliances • Balcony • Great Location

Luxury two bedroom appartment, comprising of, master bedroom with wet room, separate bathroom, modern kitchen with Smeg appliances, open living area leading to balcony and all this within a great location!

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Call us now on: 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday Location Is Everything! Sherlock Close, Cambridge £1,150 PCM Spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment set just off Huntingdon Road with easy walking/biking distance into the city centre. Benefits from a large lounge/diner and a well maintained communal gardens.

• Two Bedrooms • Apartment • Ground Floor

• Lounge/Diner • City Centre • Gardens HRT042401402

Enjoy The Space High Street, Chesterton £1,000 PCM Spacious two double bedroom mid terrace property with a large lounge. Ideally located for commuting into Cambridge City Centre or to the Science Park. Call us today for further information. • Two Bedrooms • Mid Terrace • Spacious Lounge

• Close To Park • City Centre • Prime Location

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Call us now on: 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday Heart Of Shelford Granhams Close, Great Shelford £675 PCM

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The perfect one bedroom home for an individual or a professional couple, located in central Shelford only a ten minute walk from the station. A well presented home offering bright and spacious living areas.

• One Bedroom • Apartment • Station Access • Separate Kitchen • Neutral Decor

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Orchard Park Flack End, Cambridge £825 PCM Two bedroom, modern apartment situated in a popular developement in the north of Cambridge. Offering easy access to the Science Park and a short bus or cycle journey into the centre of town.

• Two Bedrooms • Apartment • Modern Decor • Science Park • Great Location

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The quarterly property magazine from haart

Another happy customer…

Spring 2013

Bathroom bliss Soakaway your troubles with one of the best reads of 2013 Page 03

"I found the experience really stress free and easy." Alex Clark

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"I was absolutely impressed with everything they did. " John Moyle

Fresh to the market 100’s of great properties to buy or rent

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These are just a few of the 1000s of people who’ve successfully sold or let their homes with us in recent months. Call us today for a free valuation on 01223 365931 8am - 10pm everyday

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