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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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£925,000 - £975,000

Opulence And Grandeur Stambridge Road, Rochford

This seven double bedroom property has been in the same family since the mid 1980's. The property has a floor area of approx 4,700ft and is situated on a large plot of nearly 1/2 an acre in a semi rural location in the historic Market Town of Rochford. It is also within easy commuting distance to London. • Seven Bedrooms • 1/2 Acre Plot (STMS) • Drawing Room • Family Room

• Dressing Room • Dining Room • Multiple En Suites • Double Garage HRT016305112

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SALES

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£685,000

Fulfil All Your Dreams Oak Road, Rochford

Have you ever dreamt what it would be like sitting by your own swimming pool having a long drink and watching the sun go down surrounded by unspoilt contryside? This home will turn that dream into a reality. A five bedroom detached home situated on one of the most celubrious roads in the area. Full of character and space. • Five Bedrooms • Detached House • Sought After Location • Character Home

• Heated pool • 150ft GArden • Gas Heating To Radiators • Backs Onto Countryside HRT016305519

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SALES

Call us now on: 01702 200420 8am - 10pm everyday £720,000 - £760,000

Warmth - Style - Charm Greensward Lane, Hockley

A home such as this does not appear very often and truly needs to be viewed to appreciate all that is on offer.This stunning three bedroom, detached home is full of character yet offers stylish and modern living throughout. • Three Bedrooms • Detached House • Sought After Location • Pitched Garage

• Delightful Gardens • Luxury Bathroom • Conservatory • Swimming Pool HRT016305439

Searching For The Finest Woodside Road, Hockley £475,000

• Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Four En Suites • Stylish Kitchen • Designer Features • Carport

Situated within a private road within the popular Village of Hockley, is this stylish and modern four double bedroom detached family home. The current owners have adapted the property to ensure that this home is a cut above the rest.

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You Can't Top This Main Road, Hawkwell £750,000 - £800,000 Step inside and fall in love with this stunning and stylish detached family home. Offering spacious accommodation throughout with lounge, dining room, conservatory and the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite. • Detached Home • Four Bedrooms • Master Suite • Two Receptions

• Conservatory • Utility Room • Double Garage • Landscaped Garden

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A Rare Opportunity Ashingdon Heights, Rochford £325,000 If you are seeking a spacious family home, then look no further as we have found the property for you. This stunning two/three bedroom detached home occupies a large corner plot, offers an en suite, garage and parking.

• Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • En Suite

• Conservatory • Corner Plot • No Chain

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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: 01702 200420 8am - 10pm everyday Top Drawer Queen Elizabeth Chase, Rochford £230,000 - £240,000 Introducing a completely refurbished and extended three bedroom semi detached bungalow. Excellent accommodation specifications, generous size bedrooms with en suite to the main, spacious lounge with french doors to garden and a modern and very stylish fitted kitchen.

• Three Bedrooms • Bungalow • Refurbished

• Off Street Parking • Jacuzzi Bath • Chain Free HRT016305509

Welcome Home Greensward Lane, Hockley £350,000 If you are seeking a stylish and modern detached bungalow then look no further. Situated in the heart of Hockley is your dream home. With easy access to Hockley Mainline Station, local amenities and schools. • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Two Receptions • Modern Kitchen

• En Suite • Amenities Access • Off Street Parking • Utility Room

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Perfect Starter Home Magnolia Road, Rochford

Welcome To Paradise Mornington Avenue, Rochford £200,000 - £210,000

£300,000 - £325,000

If you are just beginning your journey on the property ladder, then look no further. A very attractive two bedroom semi detached home awaits you.

A modern spacious four bedroom detached house, on the outskirts of the historic Rochford Market Place with easy access to the Mainline Train Station into London.

• Two Bedrooms • Semi Detached • Pleasant Location

• Four Bedrooms • Detached House • Dining Room

• Attractive Garden • Nature Reserve Close By • Dining Area HRT016305506

Going - Going - Gone Westbourne Close, Hockley

• Lounge/Diner • Rear Garden • Driveway HRT016305490

Delightful Bungalow Southend Road, Rochford £240,000 - £250,000

£215,000

Just the bungalow the market has been waiting for. Set in a quiet cul de sac location this very attractive two bedroom semi detached bungalow has been extensively modernised.

Come and view today this delightful two bedroom semi detached bungalow, situated within a prime location with access to the Mainline Station and local bus routes.

• Modernised • New Bathroom • Parking

• Station Access • Bus Routes • Garage

• Two Bedrooms • Bungalow • Cul De Sac HRT016305557

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• Two Bedrooms • Semi Detached • Prime Location HRT016305423

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Spring 2013

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