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Queens Walk, Wembley This stunning five bed detached property has been totally refurbished to a very high standard. It can be bought as seen with all fixtures and fittings – making it ready to move in. Downstairs, the luxury accommodation comprises a tiled entrance hall, an open plan reception with dining area and an amazing kitchen, utility and shower room. Upstairs, there are five good sized bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The decked and lawned garden is the perfect place for entertaining and also leads the way to a “lads’ room” featuring a fully operational bar, cloakroom and private gym.

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Key Features • Ready to move in • Luxury refurbishment • Five bedrooms • Superb garden and garden room • Home gym and bar

OIEO £850,000 haart of Wembley 020 8904 1123

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haart is quick off the mark with Help to Buy The haart estate agency has been inundated by house purchasers keen to take advantage of the Government’s newly extended Help to Buy scheme. Five times as many people as usual contacted haart, part of the UK’s largest independent estate agency, and twice as many actually registered to buy after David Cameron brought forward the start date of the latest phase of the scheme. Purchasers now only need a minimum deposit of 5% whether the property is old or new, which means the required deposit for an average mortgage will reduce from £33,948 to £7,218 nationally, and from over £60,000 in London to £12,800, according to Spicerhaart and CML data. As a result, more people than ever can now obtain a mortgage. Paul Smith, haart Chief Executive, said: “We’re one of the first agencies to respond to the Government’s change in legislation by having Help to Buy advisers in all our branches. “As such, we’ve seen incredible interest from people wanting to get on or move up the ladder, making this our busiest October for nine years. This means there has never been a better time to sell, as second steppers – ie those already in their first owned homes – recognise there’s a lot of pent up demand from first time buyers.”

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Until now, Help to Buy was only available to buyers of new-build properties up to £600,000 where the Government provided an equity loan of up to 20%, interest free for five years. The new scheme now includes all properties, old and new, with the Government underwriting the lender’s risk by being a guarantor for up to 15% of the loan. In both cases, the purchaser will need a minimum deposit of 5% of the purchase price and funds are also required to cover stamp duty, legal fees and moving costs. Borrowers will also have to meet the scheme’s various requirements. Properties bought for investment purposes are excluded. Mr Smith added: “We predict that property transactions will rise by 11% over next 12 months, which will moderate the current excess demand in the market, taking the pressure off house prices. We see house prices rising only moderately in the coming months.” haart will be providing regular advice videos and information via its website, www.haart.co.uk. People can also call their local branch between 8am and 10pm everyday.


Customer Testimonials

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“Thank you so much to the staff at haart of Leagrave for all your help and advice in purchasing my latest property. Your professional advice and customer service from start to finish was brilliant. Although I did not take your advice in using your recommended solicitors (big mistake by me and next time I will use your solicitors) thank you for keeping me updated every step of the way. You very rarely get exceptional service these days and your commitment and genuine care for doing the best for me will always bring me back to haart. I have recommended my family and friends to you as I am sure you will give them the great service and advice you gave me.” Humaira Nair, Bedfordshire

“I was dealing with another co mpany to compl ete my house purchase and mortgage but unfortunat ely due to their lack of knowledge, dedi cation and inte rest I lost a property I was interested in. Since dealing w ith haart it has been a much ea and delightful sier journey; from choosing the ho use to getting the mor tgage agreed. Chloe and Mat thew in the haart team were both fant astic. Matthew put in so much effort and provided reassurance; he was a breath truly of fresh air - a very friend ly and professional in dividual. Chloe was also very helpful, friendly and co mmitted to ensu ring my family received the best service . I would also lik e to add that th e rest of the haart B edford team w ere always willi ng to help and nothing was too much troubl e.” Mr. Nath, Bedfo rdshire

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Pick of the bunch

Pick of the bunch

Holm Grove, Hillingdon Enjoy the quiet life in this cul de sac location. This four bedroom detached home has easy access to the tube and is close to excellent local schools. The house features a cloakroom, lounge, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen, utility room and study. Upstairs is the master bedroom with en suite, three further double bedrooms and family bathroom. To the rear of the property there is a private garden.  ÂŁ659,950 haart of Hillingdon 01895 270915

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Pick of the Rental Properties

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Take a look at some of the hundreds of properties to let with haart. From just £575 per month, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Lindsay Road, Luton

Spenser Road, Bedford

Old Fives Court, Burnham

This fantastic one bedroom top floor maisonette will suit a professional couple. The property has a good size lounge, double bedroom, bathroom and comes complete with a garden and allocated parking.

Perfect for students! This large Victorian townhouse has eight bedrooms priced at £70 per week. The shared accommodation consists of a kitchen/ diner and communal lounge, downstairs shower room, first floor refitted shower room and separate WC. The property also has a large garden and is close to the railway station. £1,900 per month

A well presented one bedroom ground floor apartment, with off street parking, situated within a quiet cul-de-sac location. It is offered unfurnished and is within walking distance of Burnham village.

haart of Luton 01582 721532

haart of Bedford 01234 363493

haart of Maidenhead 01628 789991

Rillaton Walk, Milton Keynes

Station Road, Stanmore

Jade House, Milton Keynes

This smart, fully furnished two double bedroom city apartment is situated in the much sought after hub development in Milton Keynes. It benefits from secure underground parking and is only a short walk from the shopping centre and railway station and short drive to the M1 and A5. £995 per month

A stunning two double bedroom ground floor apartment situated opposite Elstree railway station. The property features two double bedrooms, fitted kitchen with appliances and modern bathroom, and is available immediately.

The property features two double bedrooms, bathroom and en suite, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, balcony and secure underground parking. The property is fully furnished to a high standard. All bills are included in the price.

haart of Milton Keynes 01908 669261

haart of Harrow 020 8204 5404

£575 per month

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£1,200 per month

£725 per month

£1,600 per month haart of Milton Keynes 01908 669261


Terraced homes

Chipstead Gardens, Neasden A skilfully extended and much improved four bedroom mid terrace property benefiting from a number of features including a spacious entrance hall, guest WC, two separate reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen/dinner, two bathrooms and manicured garden, within a cul-de-sac location. Guide Price £550,000 haart of Willesden Green 020 8459 0122

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Magnolia Avenue, Abbots Langley

Pinsent Avenue, Bromham

This modern three bedroom end of terrace home has been thoughtfully extended via a garage conversion which could make either another living room or bedroom. The property features a landscaped rear garden with patio and plenty of off road parking. £365,000 haart of Abbots Langley 01923 269444

It is all about location with this lovely three bedroom end terrace family home. It has a completely private rear garden and sits at the end of a quiet road. The house has been kept in a wonderful condition and is well presented.

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£185,000 haart of Bedford 01234 218281


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Semi Detached Homes

Kingsley Court, Welwyn Garden City

Carlton Avenue East, Wembley Park

A beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached property, with one en suite shower room and off street parking for numerous vehicles. An ideal family home, it is situated within a short drive to Welwyn Garden City and railway station and local shops are within easy reach.

Take a look at this well presented five bedroom semi-detached family home with two bathrooms and a lovely south facing garden. It has the added benefit of a garage and plenty of off road parking.

haart of Welwyn Garden City 01707 322 222

£335,000



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Guide Price £550,000

Aldbourne Road, Burnham A rarely available three bedroom semi-detached property situated in a very popular quiet cul-de-sac within Lent Rise school catchment. This property has all the space a growing family needs and more with separate living and dining areas, kitchen/breakfast room and lawned rear garden with pond. £339,950 haart of Burnham 01628 605555

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Move now in time for Christmas With summer almost a distant memory and mince pies already in the shops, haart has the festive season in its sights. The months leading up to Christmas are always busy with buyers searching for their dream home, planning where they are going to put the tree and unwrap their presents. ‘It’s a great time to sell,” says Chief Executive Paul Smith. “We have many buyers who are actively

looking for their perfect property, with a view to enjoying their turkey and tinsel in their new home. “And because we are contactable from 8am to 10pm every day, we can easily support people through the whole buying and selling process, including providing legal, financial and surveying services.” As an agency which prides itself on its local community links, haart has seen a surge in demand for property as the housing market picks up across the UK. With a network of busy and bustling branches, haart has earned a reputation as one of the friendliest, most approachable and attentive estate agents. “We offer an extensive choice of properties, from mid-terraced houses to family homes in the country and everything in between,” added Mr Smith. “Not only do we lead the way in our marketing, with our advertising, email marketing, apps and community activities but we also have dedicated PR and social media experts promoting our properties in the media and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.” To contact your nearest haart branch, please visit www.haart.co.uk or call 0845 899 9999 8am to 10pm everyday.

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Family homes

Church Lane, Colindale Well located for Kingsbury, Colindale and Wembley this impressive five bedroom detached house has to be one of the finest and largest properties to come to the local market. It has five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, plenty of reception space downstairs and a lawned garden. £899,950 haart of Colindale 020 8205 9797

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The Avenue, Cowley

Brill Close, Stopsley

Nestled in a private road, this three double bedroom detached family home is in An extended four bedroom detached family home situated in a cul-de-sac on excellent condition throughout. Close to Brunel University, parks and golf, the the popular Buckingham Drive development in Stopsley. Extremely spacious, it accommodation includes an en-suite shower room and ground floor cloakroom. features a stunning refitted kitchen with a utility room and off street parking for two cars. £384,950 £255,000 haart of Uxbridge 01895 236292 haart of Luton 01582 455011

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Apartments/Flats Live the high life in one of these awesome apartments available through haart.

Admiral Drive, Stevenage

Honeypot Lane, Stanmore

Be ready to be blown away with this well presented two bed ground floor apartment. Features include a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, separate lounge and kitchen and allocated parking in a gated car park.

This superb two double bedroom top floor flat has modern decor and is situated within walking distance of Queensbury Station and local amenities. Well presented internally and with the additional benefits of off-street parking and communal gardens. £240,000 haart of Harrow 020 8204 8492

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Old House Court, Church Lane, Slough

Lynhurst Crescent, Hillingdon

Be at one with nature in this luxury three bedroom apartment, surrounded by 4.5 acres of stunning gardens, a calming lake and amazing wildlife, including deer. The property is offered with no onward chain and has garaging for three vehicles.

With its own front garden and direct access to a private rear garden, this ground floor maisonette feels spacious. The accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, large fitted kitchen, lounge, family bathroom and two double bedrooms.

Guide Price £300,000 haart of Slough 01753 538926

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£230,000 haart of Hillingdon 01895 270915


A Magic Moment for Quicklight They’re simply magic! The team at Berkshire-based Quicklight have handed over another bumper cheque to the Magic Moments children’s charity. The charity, run by haart and its parent company Spicerhaart, organises magic moments for children with life limiting illnesses and will be taking a group of 200 youngsters, siblings and parents to Disneyland Paris later this year. Magic Moments Trustee Jonathan Martin said: “We are extremely grateful to Quicklight for their generosity. They have supported us now for three years by giving us a donation to the charity which is based on Spicerhaart’s spend with them.” Quicklight, which provides lighting maintenance and electrical testing services to around 130 haart and sister estate agency branches across the UK, presented a

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cheque for £2,272, bringing its total contribution to date to over £10,000. Quicklight Commercial Director Richard McCabe said: “We’re delighted to support this very important charity. Our company ethos is very similar to that of Spicerhaart’s and by giving a regular donation, we are making a significant contribution to a very worthwhile charity.” Magic Moments was established by Spicerhaart in 1998 and to date has raised more than £700,000 to support hospices across the country. For further information, please visit www.magicmomentscharity.co.uk


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