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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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£600,000 - £650,000

We Found It - Believe It Culgaith Gardens, Oakwood

This spacious four bedroom semi detached home has been excellently maintained throughout and offers spacious living accommodation. With a BBQ area and office space to the rear of the garden, an ideal family home. • Four Bedrooms • Semi Detached House • Two Reception Rooms • Great Location

• BBQ Area • Close To Tube • Off Street Parking • Garage HRT020305623

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Call us now on: 020 8886 4444 8am - 10pm everyday Perfect Pad! Fernwood Court, Pickard Close £280,000 - £300,000

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This is the perfect pad! Prepare to be impressed with this two double bedroom first floor purpose built flat. The property is conveniently located in the heart of Southgate's Town Centre with only minutes walk to Southgate Tube (Piccadilly Line). • Two Double Bedrooms • First Floor Flat • En Suite • Close To Amenities • Chain Free

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Investors Dream Highview Gardens, Arnos Grove £215,000 This great opportunity should not be missed! A three bedroom split level purpose built flat can be an excellent buy to let investment or first time buy. Walking distance to Arnos Grove Tube and all the shops... It's location is prime. No onward chain. • Three Bedrooms • Split Level Flat • Communal Balcony • Great Investment • Close To Shops

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Call us now on: 020 8886 4444 8am - 10pm everyday £600,000 - £650,000

Expect To Be Impressed... Lincoln Avenue, London

This four bedroom semi detached house has been refurbished to a very high standard throughout. With a spacious open plan feel and en suite to loft bedroom, a viewing will leave you feeling impressed. • Four Bedrooms • Semi Detached House • En Suite Shower • Garage To Rear

• Modern Living • Close To Shops • Transport Links • Close To Parks HRT020305628

Downsize Without Compromise Cricketers Close, Southgate O.I.E.O £425,000

• Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Secluded Garden • Off Street Parking • Cul De Sac Location • Good Transport Links

Downsize to this three double bedroom detached bungalow without compromising on your quality of living. Ideally located in a cul de sac, close to the many shopping facilities, restaurants, schools and transport links of Southgate. The property also benefits from a secluded garden and off street parking.

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SALES

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£640,000 - £660,000

Let Your Family Grow South Lodge Drive, Southgate

Let your family grow into this spacious four/five bedroom semi detached house. The property offers generous living space by way of a through lounge, dining room and has been extended to offer a ground floor bedroom with an en suite shower room. • Semi Detached • Four/Five Bedrooms • Two En Suites • Conservatory

• Off Street Parking • Attractive Garden • Close To Schools • Chain Free HRT020305074

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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 8886 4444 8am - 10pm everyday So Much To Offer Church Hill Road, Barnet £345,000 - £365,000 You can take a stroll along Oak Hill Park or appreciate the views from the comfort of your home. The property is conveniently located close to East Barnet Town Centre with its shops, transport and amenities. Relax in your own private garden which benefits from a patio area, lawn area and rear access to off street parking.

• Two Bedrooms • Ground Floor • Maisonette • En Suite

• Great Location • Fireplaces • Off Street Parking • Stunning Views HRT020305390

Stop - Circle - Call Westbrook Crescent, Barnet £450,000 - £470,000 A four bedroom semi detached house offering ample parking with a carriage driveway to the front of the property. Located within easy access to both Cockfosters Underground and New Barnet BR Stations. • Four Bedrooms • Semi Detached House • Carriage Driveway

• Outbuilding • Garage • Tube Station Access

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Grand Designs Eton Avenue, Barnet £550,000 - £600,000 This unique detached three bedroom bungalow really does have to be seen to be believed. The property has been designed to offer a bright and open living space and benefits from a secure gated drive. • Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Unique Design • Gated Driveway

• En Suite • Study • Close To Amenities • Chain Free

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Timeless Beauty Oaklands, London £600,000 - £630,000 This desirably located three bedroom semi detached property with off street parking could now be yours! With a spacious feel throughout and character features, this is a perfect family home with scope to extend (STPP).

• Three Bedrooms • Semi Detached • Character

• Prime Location • Extend (STPP) • Station Access

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Spring 2013

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