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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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£200,000 - £212,000

Centrally Located Archer Terrace, Plymouth

If you're looking for a stunning, five bedroom and versatile property that is centrally located then it doesn't get much better than this, within walking distance of Plymouth City Centre and Plymouth University it has great access for any purpose. Set over three floors this house is huge. • Mid Terrace • Five Bedrooms • Family Home • Three Floors

• En Suite Wet Room • Loft Conversion • Courtyard Garden • Central Location HRT108208426

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Call us now on: 01752 674000 8am - 10pm everyday Annexe Potential Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth

O.I.E.O £350,000

A beautifully appointed, three bedroom detached bungalow with potential for an annexe (STPP). The property has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment programme and is light and airy throughout. • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Recently Refurbished

• Light And Airy • Double Garage • South Facing Garden

HRT113100125

Great Investment, Better Home Hillsborough, Plymouth O.I.R.O £325,000

• Detached Bungalow • 1920's Property • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • 1/3 Acre Plot (STMS) • Brilliant Views

This individual detached 1920's built dormer style bungalow is so well hidden by its mature shrubs and trees, set within its own grounds in such a quiet location. This has a third of an acre of land, perfect for development (STPP).

HRT108208626

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Call us now on: 01752 674000 8am - 10pm everyday Elegance And Style Tavistock Road OIRO £420,000 If you are looking for a fantastic home with great access links to the City and the moors, then this is the one for you. Set at the end of a cul de sac this four bedroom private residence really does have the wow factor.

• Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Family Home • Charm & Character

• Twin Garages • Enclosed Plot • Conservatory • Cul De Sac Location HRT108208755

Valley Views Warren Park, Woolwell £240,000 - £250,000 Sit in the garden and enjoy the fantastic view through the valley and towards the Moors. Set at the end of a quiet cul de sac, this four bedroom detached family home stands head and shoulders above the competition. • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Two Receptions

• Fantastic Views • Enclosed Rear Garden • Off Road Parking

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SALES

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Dream Home Devon Terrace, Plymouth

Not What You're Expecting Peverell Terrace £225,000 - £240,000

£200,000 - £210,000

Having recently undergone some refurbishment, you'll be surprised what this house has to offer. Comprising of four bedrooms and two reception rooms.

Not your normal Peverell house! Four bedrooms (three doubles), spacious kitchen, two receptions, a good size rear courtyard and it even has a garage.

• End Of Terrace House • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• End Of Terrace House • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Close To Schools • Immaculate Condition HRT108208443

Student Buy To Let Thornton Avenue, Lipson

• Spacious Kitchen • Rear Courtyard • No Chain HRT108208947

Connoisseurs Choice Pearson Road, Plymouth £190,000

O.I.R.O £185,000

A fantastic investment opportunity! With six bedrooms, en suite, separate WC and wonderful views from the rear.

Beautifully decorated three bedroom end of terrace, set in the popular area of Mutely and within easy reach of shops and the city centre.

• Mid Terrace House • Six Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms

• End Of Terrace House • Three Bedrooms • Popular Area

• Fantastic Views • HMO • £500/Week Income HRT108208480

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• Modern Bathroom Suite • Easy Reach Of City Centre • Beautifully Presented HRT108208914

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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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LETTINGS

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£3,160 PCM

Calling All Students Apsley Road, Mutley

We are pleased to offer this eight bedroom property in Mutley, Plymouth. With It's spacious living environment, two contemporary kitchens and courtyard area to the rear. This will make a brilliant home for students. • Mid Terrace House • Eight Bedrooms • Two Kitchens

• Rear Courtyard • Street Parking • Popular Location HRT060000396

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LETTINGS

Call us now on: 01752 674000 8am - 10pm everyday £2,230 PPM

You Can't Top This Hamilton Gardens, Mutley

A six bedroom, mid terrace house in Mutley, Plymouth. Offering a range of features such as a spacious kitchen/dining room which is great for socialising and a private roof terrace, perfect for those summer evenings. • Mid Terrace House • Six Bedrooms • Kitchen/Dining Room

• Private Roof Terrace • City Views • Popular Location

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Great Location Lipson Vale, Lipson £1,300 PPM

• Detached House • Five Bedrooms • Contemporary Kitchen • Outbuilding • Rear Garden • Spacious Living Area

This five bedroom property is available immediately and is available for a long term let. The property benefits from five double bedrooms, a downstairs WC, large bathroom with shower and separate bath.

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Call us now on: 01752 674000 8am - 10pm everyday Something Special Longlands Drive, Haybrook Bay £1,200 PPM This stunning property offers fantastic living space in the sought after location of Haybrook Bay. The property has two reception rooms, a large modern kitchen and four double bedrooms benefiting from en suite bathrooms.

• Bungalow • Four Bedrooms • Two Receptions

• Modern Kitchen • Rear Courtyard • Popular Location HRT060000270

Looking Good Ladysmith Road, Lipson £950 PPM A great size four/five bedroom property in Lipson, Plymouth. The property compromises of five large double bedrooms or alternatively four large double bedrooms and two large reception rooms, it also has a fitted kitchen with all white goods. • Detached House • Four Double Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Fitted Kitchen • Outside Decking Area • Fully Furnished

HRT060000394

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Fantastic Find Queens Gate, Lipson

Welcome Home Townshend Avenue, Keyham £750 PPM

PPM £625

Come and look at this stunning second floor apartment with views across Lipson Park towards the sea. With two double bedrooms, modern bathroom and open plan living area.

Enjoy this fantastic two double bedroom mid terrace house. With two reception rooms there is plenty of space to entertain your guests whilst cooking in the modern fitted kitchen.

• Second Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Newly FItted Kitchen

• Mid Terrace House • Two Double Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Open Plan Living • Modern Bathroom • Sea Views HRT060000114

Plenty Of Space Stenlake Terrace, St. Judes

• Modern Fitted Kitchen • Cellar • Rear Courtyard HRT060000144

Looking Good Prestonbury Close, Widewell £595 PPM

£575 PPM

Two double bedrooms with plenty of space downstairs. The property is ideal for a couple or two friends sharing.

A great size two bedroom flat located in Widewell, Plymouth. The property compromises of living area, separate fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

• Mid Terrace House • Two Double Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge

• Great Flat • Two Bedroom • Fitted Kitchen

• Dining/Study Area • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom With Corner Bath HRT060000185

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• Spacious Living Area • Communal Gardens • Allocated Parking HRT060000389

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Spring 2013

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"We'd been recommended by a friend and I would recommend haart to anyone who comes to me about buying or selling a property." Sinobymol Chelattu

"From the moment we came in we were offered advice. I would recommend haart because of the overall package."

"We have told our friends and family about the real estate agent work haart does." Michelle Amos

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