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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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£580,000 - £600,000

Unbelievable Potential Newton Grange, Market Rasen

This is an impressive four bedroom detached period residence, which occupies a plot of approximately 1.4 acres containing attractive gardens and an outstanding range of barns and outbuildings which are all in outstanding condition. Massive potential. • Four Bedrooms • Four Reception Rooms • Farmhouse Style Kitchen

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• Approximately 1.4 Acres • Extensive Barns & Outbuildings • Equestrian Potential • Idyllic Countryside Living

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Call us now on: 01522 510088 8am - 10pm everyday Never Better Stanthaket Court, Lincoln

£370,000 - £390,000

If location is everything and standard of property important then it is difficult to top the package provided by this individually built stunning three bedroom detached house. It is situated within the exceptionally popular Cathedral Quarter of the City. • Detached House • Exceptional Lounge/Diner • Superb Kitchen And Utility

• Impressive Conservatory • Double Garage • Catherdral Quarter

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Life Style In A High Style The Moorings, Burton Waters £260,000 - £280,000

• Four Bedrooms • En Suite To Master • Marina Views • Integral Garage • No Chain

Immaculately presented four bedroom versatile property having accommodation arranged over three floors and enjoying pleasant views over the marina to the rear. The property has gas heating, double glazing and integral garage.

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The Home For You Thorney Road, Wigsley £330,000 - £370,000 If you are looking for a house that offers country living with all the mod cons then look no further. This four bedroom property has a huge conservatory, it feels like the garden is part of the house! • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • En Suite To Master

• Conservatory • Front & Rear Gardens • Double Garage

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Wonderful Setting Hill Rise, Coleby £350,000 - £370,000 If the idea of seclusion near to a picturesque village with views to die for from the front of the house and wonderful gardens to the back is appealing then look no further than this four bedroom property where the house is as special as the views.

• Four Bedrooms • Farmouse Kitchen • Dual En Suite

• Triple Garage • Extensive Gardens • Delightful Village

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SALES

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Timeless Charm High Street, Metheringham

Superb House And Village Holmes Way, Market Rasen O.I.R.O £320,000

O.I.E.O £199,950

Spacious period property, located in a popular village, Metheringham offers an amazing range of services that include a railway station with direct links to Lincoln and Sleaford. • Four Double Bedrooms • Dining Room • Utility

• Garage And Workshop • Mature Gardens • Office HRT017319766

On arriving at this three bedroom detached property, you will surely be impressed with the external appearance of the house and the inside doesn't disappoint either, providing spacious well presented accommodation. • Three Bedrooms • Detached House • Conservatory

• En Suite To Master • Driveway And Garage • Sought After Village HRT017320385

The Home Your Family Deserves Sandwell Drive, Lincoln £190,000 - £210,000

Exceptional Quality White Cottages, Gainsborough

Located close to the A46 on the south side of Lincoln, this spacious three/four bedroom property offers so much potential for someone willing to give this lovely home some TLC.

We are delighted to have been chosen to market this three bedroom terraced cottage, situated in this village between Gainsborough and Lincoln.

• Detached House • Three/Four Bedrooms • Lounge/Diner

• Three Bedrooms • Mid Terrace • Rear Parking

• Double Garage • Established Gardens • Popular Area HRT017319880

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• Oil Heating System • Double Glazing • Two Reception Rooms HRT017319700

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LETTINGS

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Feature property

£850 PCM

Too Nice To Last Townsend Way, Metheringham

This fantastic, four bedroom, detached family home is located in the popular village of Metheringham. Located approximately nine miles to the south east of Lincoln this property will be popular. Internal accommodation comprises of, an entrance hallway, cloakroom/WC, lounge, study, fitted kitchen with utility area, study and conservatory. • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Double Garage

• Family Bathroom • Conservatory • Enclosed Rear Garden HRT047300918

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LETTINGS

Call us now on: 01522 510088 8am - 10pm everyday £850 PCM

Family In Mind Brooklands Way, Lincoln

This four bedroom detached property with garage is located in the popular Doddington Park area of Lincoln. Located on Brooklands Close the property offers fantastic access to the bypass and local shopping precinct. • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Popular Location

• Close To Local Shops • Conservatory • Near Local Schools

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The Good Life Saxon Way, Ingham £625 PCM

• Bungalow • Two Bedrooms • 10 Miles To Lincoln Centre • Enclosed Rear Garden

haart are pleased to offer this two bedroom bungalow in the popular, rural village of Ingham, situated less than 10 miles away from Lincoln City Centre. Located to the north west of Lincoln with easy access to the A15 and the M180.

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Call us now on: 01522 510088 8am - 10pm everyday The Good Life Talbot Close, Navenby £550 PCM This two bedroom, semi detached bungalow is situated in the quiet and highly sought after Village of Navenby. Internal accommodation includes a modern fitted kitchen with dining area, bathroom, living room and two bedrooms with the master boasting sliding wardrobes.

• Semi Detached • Bungalow • Two Bedrooms

• Modern Kitchen • Double Glazing • Great Location HRT047300869

A Home To Cherish Hibaldstow Road, Lincoln £650 PCM This three bedroom semi detached property with garage is located in the popular Doddington Park area of Lincoln. The property is ideal for the family, couple or professional and offers easy access to the Lincoln bypass. • Semi Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Ideal Family Home

• Fitted Kitchen • Garage • Driveway

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LETTINGS

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Cathedral Quarter Spital Street, Lincoln

Expect To Be Envied Minerva Way, North Hykeham £525 PCM

£750 PCM

This two bedroom property is situated in a prime location within easy walking distance of Newport, Burton Road and Lincoln's prestigious Bailgate area. • Mid Terrace House • Two Bedrooms • Town Centre Access

• Kitchen/Diner • Refurbished Throughout • Outbuildings With Storage HRT047300895

Fantastic Find St Johns Court, Grantham

This beautifully presented, three double bedroom townhouse with integrated garage is only a year old and is located in a fantastic location in North Hykeham boasting a variety of local amenities and schooling. • Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Fantastic Location

• Close To Local Schools • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Integral Garage HRT047300628

Moving On Up Lea Place, Gainsborough £425 PCM

£405 PCM

This two bedroom, ground floor apartment is located on St Johns Court in Grantham. The property is an easy walk into the city centre and also boasts allocated off road parking.

This three bedroom, three storey townhouse is well situated in central Gainsborough. Less than a mile away from the train station.

• Ground Floor Apatment • Two Bedrooms • Easy Walk To City Centre

• Townhouse • Three Storeys • Three Bedrooms

• Bright Accomodation • Modern Kitchen • Allocated Parking HRT047300896

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• Short Walk To Town Centre • Double Glazing Throughout • Near Local Transport HRT047300290

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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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Spring 2013

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"We really couldn't be happier with the way we've been treated." Amy Hope

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