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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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• 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 and estate.agents


Call us now on: 01476 565423 8am - 10pm everyday £450,000 - £475,000

Size Matters Main Street, Grantham

Set in an idyllic village and a generous plot this detached home truly caters for the largest of families. Over three floors with six bedrooms, en suite, three reception rooms, 32ft family room and a separate annex you will find it hard to find a home that compares to this magnificent property. • Detached House • Six Bedrooms • Village Location

• En Suite • Annex • Garage & Parking


A Home To Cherish Cumberland Gardens, Castle Bytham £375,000

• Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Village Location • Front & Rear Gardens • Double Garage

An executive four bedroom detached family home discreetly tucked away in a cul de sac set in Cumberland Gardens. Castle Bytham is a village and parish in south Lincolnshire. The village was an important commercial centre for the surrounding agricultural communities but is now largely a dormitory.


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Call us now on: 01476 565423 8am - 10pm everyday Heart Of The Country Keisby, Bourne £350,000 - £375,000 Built in 1882 and located in the hamlet of Keisby. A wonderful home enjoys unrivaled views of the glorious Lincolnshire countryside. Delightful gardens which enjoys a sunny aspect that in turn provides light and airy accommodation. There is also fishing and shooting near by.

• Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Great Location

• Dressing Area • Gardens • Double Garage HRT015107860

The Ultimate Residence Bottom Street, Grantham £349,950 Located in the delightful and popular village of Allington we are offering a well presented three bedroom detached family home. Allington itself is a quiet village with a local shop, a pub and an excellent primary school. • Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Conservatory

• Front & Rear Gardens • Access Links • Local Amenities


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Call us now on: 01476 565423 8am - 10pm everyday Aboslutely Fabulous Lindisfarne Way, Grantham


An executive five bedroom detached family home ideal for the busy commuter offering generous and well proportioned accommodation. There are excellent schools and facilities nearby with amenities and good access to Grantham Town Centre. • Detached House • Five Bedrooms • Driveway & Garage

• Two En Suites • Front & Rear Gardens • Access To Travel Links


Room With A View Ermine Street, Ancaster £300,000 - £325,000

• Detached House • Five Bedrooms • Spacious Family Home • Conservatory • Front & Rear Gardens • Driveway & Parking

We are pleased to bring to the market this superbly presented barn conversion situated on Ermine Street in Ancaster. Having been constructed through brick and stone and offering spacious accommodation the property retains a number of original features and benefits from having five bedrooms, five reception rooms and two en suites. This accommodation is extremely flexible. HRT015107301

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Call us now on: 01476 565423 8am - 10pm everyday A Home To Cherish Barrowby Road, Grantham £240,000 - £250,000 This is a charming and sympathetically improved Victorian end of terrace house on Barrowby Road. Offering accommodation set over four floors including four bedrooms and three reception rooms. Located within easy access to Grantham Town Centre with local schools and shops close by.

• End Of Terrace • Four Bedrooms • Great Location

• Study • Dressing Area • Gardens HRT015107276

Village Life Calling Abbey Lane, Sedgebrook £239,950 Sedgebrook is a village that lies in the north of the Vale of Belvoir and overlooked by Belvoir Castle just off the A52 road. Spacious three bedroom detached bungalow with totally flexible accommodation you can really make this perfect for your lifestyle. • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Great Location

• Front Garden • Rear Garden • Garage


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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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Call us now on: 01476 565423 8am - 10pm everyday In For A Treat Peterborough Close, Grantham


An excellent home in a desirable position which offers spacious accommodation and a generous garden. Barrowby Gate is a popular location for families and has excellent schools, shops, facilities and travel links for the busy commuter. • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Access To Travel Links

• Close To Local Amenities • En Suite • Front & Rear Gardens


Welcome Home Thorneydene Gardens, Grantham £167,500

• Link Detached House • Four Bedrooms • En Suite • Beautifully Decorated • Detached Garage • Viewing Recommended

Nestled in a cul de sac location within easy access to the A52 and the A1, this property is individual, spacious and stylish. A well designed four bedroom link detached house with genuinely flexible accommodation, plus an enclosed garden and off road parking. Benifits from being close to bus routes and local amenities and having no upward chain. HRT015107989

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Call us now on: 01476 565423 8am - 10pm everyday Chain Free Newton Way, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth £149,950 Nestled in a hamlet of Woolsthorpe- byColsterworth, the best known as the birth place of Sir Issac Newton. This stone cottage with beams throughout offers two bedrooms and is situated over looking the countryside ideal for those who are seeking the quieter life and near to Rutland.

• End Of Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Great Location

• En Suite • Brick Out House • Rear Garden HRT015107820

Oozing with Charm & Character Pond Street, Great Gonerby Delightful three bedroom detached character cottage. Within easy accesss to Grantham Town Centre as well as the A1 both North and South. Great Gonerby has local shops, a pub and a primary school, as well as regular bus routes into town. No Chain! • Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Access To Travel Links

• Close To Amenities • En Suite • Off Street Parking


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