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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 8579 3161 8am - 10pm everyday £1,600,000

Big Is Beautiful Beaufort Road, Ealing

Charming family home located in the highly desirable Haymills Estate in Ealing. Local popular schools include Montpelier Primary and St Augustine's. Only a short walk to both North Ealing and West Acton Stations. • Detached Home • Five Bedrooms • Three Receptions • Private Garage

• Two Outbuildings • Driveway • Sought After Location • Transport Links HRT013506081

Developers Delight Eaton Rise, Ealing £1,750,000

• Six Bedrooms • Detached House • Three Receptions • Five Bathrooms • Three Garages • Prime Location

Substantial accommodation, potential for six apartments! Calling all developers and investors.. this is one not to be missed! A property craving for some love and attention and wanting to be brought back to life!

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SALES

Call us now on: 020 8579 3161 8am - 10pm everyday £1,600,000

A Home For All Reasons Eaton Rise, Ealing

Big is beautiful! This family home offers substantial accommodation set over three floors. Ample character and period charm. This is the kind of gem to keep in the family and cherish for many years to come. • Five Bedrooms • Semi Detached • Two Receptions • Conservatory

• Study • Spacious Cellar • Transport Links • Popular Schools HRT013506067

A Home To Cherish Arlington Road, West Ealing £1,200,000

• Five Bedrooms • End Of Terrace • Period Property • Two Bathrooms • Cellar • Desirable Location

A 19th century, bright and beautiful family home boasting a wealth of period features and charm. Located on the sunny south side of a tree lined avenue, forming part of Ealing's popular St Stephen's Area.

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Call us now on: 020 8579 3161 8am - 10pm everyday Years Of Love... Ashbourne Road, Ealing £1,199,950 The feeling you get when you know you have made it is best described when entering this wonderful family home. Boasting ample natural light and the luxury of having your very own large, secluded oasis.

• Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Private Gardens • Integral Garage

• Great Location • Popular Schools • Transport Links • Driveway HRT013505907

Luxury Haven The Curve, St. Marys Road £699,950 Luxurious penthouse apartment boasting a private roof terrace, amazing for those who love to entertain. Take in the vibrant Ealing Broadway or stroll along St. Mary's Road with it's amazing array of independent bars, cafes and restaurants. • Two Bedrooms • Apartment • Large Roof Terrace • Two Bathrooms

• Allocated Parking • Fantastic Location • Amenities Access • Transport Links

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A Rare Opportunity Hamilton Road, Ealing £789,950 A beautiful, well presented end of terrace home arranged over three floors comprising, a bright reception room, modern and spacious kitchen/diner with french doors leading out to the garden and three generous double bedrooms. • Three Bedrooms • End Of Terrace • Two Receptions • Two Bathrooms

• South Facing Garden • Off Street Parking • Great Location • Ealing Broadway

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A Happy Home Old Twelve Close, Hanwell £450,000 - £475,000 An excellent end of terrace family home located on a private road within a modern gated development just off Greenford Avenue. The property comprises a bright and spacious reception room, large kitchen with modern integrated appliances and three good size bedrooms. • Three Bedrooms • End Of Terrace • Two Bathrooms

• Spacious • Private Road • Outbuilding

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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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SALES

Call us now on: 020 8579 3161 8am - 10pm everyday Your Own Piece Of Paradise Ferry Quays, Ferry Lane

£375,000

A stunning ground floor apartment set within a luxurious riverside development. The property offers stylish and spacious modern accommodation comprising, a large open plan reception room with sleek, integrated kitchen appliances as well as a substantial patio style garden. • Two Bedrooms • Apartment • Two Bathrooms • Open Plan Lounge

• Ample Natural Light • Patio Style Garden • Underground Parking • Transport Links HRT013506109

Quality - Comfort - Convenience Cavalier House, Uxbridge Road £375,000 - £400,000

• Two Bedrooms • Apartment • Juliet Balcony • Concierge Service • Allocated Parking • Transport Links

A stylish ground floor flat comprising of a bright reception room with a Juliet balcony, semi open plan kitchen with modern integrated appliances, two generous double bedrooms, shower en suite and a separate bathroom.

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Kerb Appeal Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing £500,000 - £525,000 Set on the ground floor of a lovely period property, is this bright and spacious conversion flat comprising a good size reception room with an open plan modern kitchen, three bedrooms, modern shower room and bathroom. • Three Bedrooms • Garden Flat • Period Property

• No Onward Chain • Off Street Parking • Great Location

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Elegant Skyline Aparments, Longfield Avenue £399,950 A brand new apartment offering superlative style and comfort. You really can have it all with this incredible quality of living! Your luxury haven awaits you to relax and ease the strains of day to day life.

• One Bedroom • New Apartment • Luxury Kitchen • Private Balcony

• Private Parking • Gymnasium • Swimming Pool • Spa

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