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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

Call us now on: 020 8502 3838 8am - 10pm everyday

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£525,000

Chain Free Roebuck Heights, Buckhurst Hill

The prestigious gated development of Roebuck Heights is positioned ideally in Buckhurst Hill , a unique opportunity to acquire this shared freehold apartment with far reaching views from the south-east facing balcony. • Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Share Of Freehold

• Prestigeous Development • South East Facing Balcony • Brilliant Views HRT017504281

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Call us now on: 020 8502 3838 8am - 10pm everyday Looks Like Home Sunnyside Road, Epping £360,000 - £380,000

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Fantastic two bedroom detached bungalow within the vicinity of Epping Central Line Tube Station. The property has been lovingly looked after for many years and boasts conservatory, off street parking and good size rear garden. • Detached Bungalow • Two Bedrooms • Great Travel Links • Conservatory

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Too Nice To Last Lysander Court, Epping £199,950 A one bedroom coach house situated in a beautiful cul de sac location. The property has its own garage, parking space, ground floor WC and en suite shower room. Call today for an accompanied viewing.

• Mid Terrace Coach House • One Bedroom • En Suite Shower • Modern Throughout

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SALES

Call us now on: 020 8502 3838 8am - 10pm everyday

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£480,000 - £495,000

Personality Plus Brooklyn Avenue, Loughton

You couldn't want for a more convenient location with access to the high street, and having spectacular garden and ample parking for all, don't miss out call us to see this fine home. • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Conservatory • Convenient Location • Ample Parking HRT017504143

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Call us now on: 020 8502 3838 8am - 10pm everyday £250,000

Family In Mind Beech Close, Loughton

A two bedroom mid terrace property which has been lovingly cared for by the present vendor. The property boasts garage en bloc and in our opinion would make a fantastic first time purchase. Call today to arrange a time to view. • Mid Terrace House • Two Bedrooms • Generous Garden

• Contemporary Interior • Spacious Lounge • Large Rear Garden

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All The 'I Wants'... Englands Lane, Loughton £350,000 - £365,000

• Detached House • Three Bedrooms • In Excellent Condition • Spacious Garden

A substantial three bedroom detached property which in our opinion, has been maintained to an excellent standard by the present vendor. Call today for an accompanied viewing.

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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 8502 3838 8am - 10pm everyday £650,000

Too Nice To Last The Heights, Loughton

Having awesome views from the master suite and roof terrace balcony this much improved and impressive family home sits conveniently for all Loughton has to offer. This home has been lovingly refurbished and offers extension potential STPC, view today. • Semi Detached House • Five Bedrooms • Roof Terrace

• Breathtaking Views • Recently Refurbished • Potential To Extend

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Victorian Era Meadow Road, Loughton £465,000

• End Of Terrace House • Three Bedrooms • Character Victorian Property • Moments From Town • Comtemporary Kitchen

Located in this much sought after turning, moments away from Town this Character Victorian property oozes that homely feel, having been much improved by the current owners. Call us today to view.

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Call us now on: 020 8502 3838 8am - 10pm everyday Character Charm Woburn Avenue, Epping £400,000 WOW! This character cottage located in the heart of Theydon Bois Village will not be available long! So call us today to arrange a viewing of this remodelled and refurbished home.

• Character Cottage • Three Double Bedrooms • Recently Refurbished

• Modernised Throughout • Contemporary Features • Sought After Area HRT017504199

Welcome To Paradise Little Dragons, Loughton £950,000 - £1,100,000 A real family retreat set on a generous plot with an amazing secluded garden this detached residence is stylishly presented, its tucked away so offers real space to get away from it all, but has all you would need close to hand. • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms

• Conservatory • En Suite Bathroom • Beautiful Mature Garden

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