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Why now is a good time to sell

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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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£475,000 - £500,000

Better Home And Garden Priory Avenue, Old Harlow

Need more space for your family? Then this modern detached home could be what you are looking for. With a good size garden for you to enjoy the summer days, four bedrooms and large kitchen/breakfast room, what more could you need? • Four Bedrooms • Detached House • Three Receptions • Two Bathrooms

• Modern Built • Large Kitchen • Well Presented • Must Be Viewed HRT015809987

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£725,000 - £750,000

A Touch Of Class High Street, Harlow

As well as the country walks, the current owners have enjoyed socialising and entertaining their friends and family in this spacious, beautifully presented five bedroom detached family home. Bumbles, overlooks the cricket club, enjoying a prime location within historic Old Harlow. • Five Bedrooms • Detached House • Conservatory • Dining Room

• Two Bathrooms • Music Studio • Double Garage • Great Home HRT015810436

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A Piece Of Paradise Tysea Close, Harlow £700,000 - £750,000 Expect to be impressed when you walk through the door of this beautifully presented, heavily extended five bedroom detached family home, The current owner loves to entertain friends and family with the use of the cinema room and swimming pool. • Five Bedrooms • Detached Home • Beautifully Presented

• Extended • Cinema Room • Swimming Pool

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A Home To Cherish The Waterhouse, Harlow £345,000 The Waterhouse is located only a stone's throw from the Town and the renowned Town Park and within walking distance of Harlow Station. With four bedrooms, ground floor cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, study and en suite to master bedroom. • Four Bedrooms • Three Receptions • Two Bathrooms • Detached House

• New Home • Town Park • Station Access • NHBC Warranty

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Call us now on: 01279 443311 8am - 10pm everyday Large Plot With Yard Harlow Common, Harlow £595,000 A rare potential redevelopment opportunity with this detached spacious four bedroom bungalow, which sits on a generous plot of approx. 1.44 acres. The property also has a yard or additional plot to the rear. The bungalow itself suffers from subsidence.

• Four Bedrooms • Two Receptions • Bungalow

• Large Plot • Yard • Additional Plot HRT015810588

Like No Other Home Three Horseshoes Road, Harlow £500,000 - £550,000 Rarely available detached five bedroom bungalow located within easy reach of Harlow Town Centre. Internally the property has the majority of its accommodation on the ground floor with one bedroom on the first floor. • Detached Bungalow • Five Bedrooms • Two Receptions • En Suite

• Utility Room • Double Garage • Local Amenities • Gardens

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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: 01279 443311 8am - 10pm everyday Spoil Yourself The Gardiners, Harlow £370,000

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On the outskirts of Harlow with fantastic access to the M11, the current owners have enjoyed entertaining family and friends in this well proportioned family home.

• Four Bedrooms • Detached House • Two Receptions • En Suite • Transport Links • Great Garden HRT033809658

Welcome Home Tilbury Mead, Harlow £170,000 - £180,000 Having been refurbished throughout this two bedroom end of terrace house is ideally located for schooling, public transport and both secondary and primary schools.

• Two Bedrooms • End Of Terrace • Refurbished • Great Location • Local Schools

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Call us now on: 01279 443311 8am - 10pm everyday £240,000 - £250,000

A Happy Home Old Road, Harlow

A fascinating late Georgian house, converted into apartments in the 1960's. This property offers heaps of space including its own access to the communal gardens. The property boasts a basement area that has been converted to include a five piece bathroom, utility room and dressing area. • Three Bedrooms • Apartment • Georgian House

• Utility Room • Dressing Area • Station Access

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TLC Required Northbrooks, Harlow £130,000 - £150,000

• Two Bedrooms • Mid Terrace • TLC Required • Cloakroom • Rear Garden

With a little bit of TLC the current owner believes this will be a perfect first time buy for someone. With good access to local schools, shops and other amenities. Don't miss out.

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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 would recommend haart, and I actually already have done to several of my friends." Gemma Bush

"The house was sold within 10 days of going on the market."

"There wasn’t anytime I wasn’t made to feel welcome and I wasn’t helped. They helped me through everything." David Caistor

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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 01279 443311 8am - 10pm everyday

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