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Mayfield Grange, Little Trodgers Lane , Mayfield This superb property combines apartment living with a fantastic rural setting! This luxury third floor twobedroom apartment is set in grounds of 20 acres with distant views over open countryside.

Key Features • Stunning rural views • Luxury apartment with balconies • Historic site • Village cricket on the doorstep

Finished to a high standard throughout, this exclusive development is approached down a lightly wooded, landscaped drive. Mayfield Grange centres around the Grade II listed Great Hall, designed in a gothic style in 1865.

£490,000

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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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“Our expanding family meant a move to a bigger property so we put our home on the market. We had been with another agent for about 4 or 5 months, with lots of viewings but no offers. During this time haart contacted us saying we should give them a try and, after losing faith in our other agent, we did. We felt immediately that they were working a lot harder for us – we had lots of viewings and lots of offers. Even after accepting an offer haart continued to work hard for us - I was pregnant, hormonal, stressed and emotional, but the staff at haart remained calm and helpful throughout! Thanks to all the staff at haart – they were absolutely fabulous.” Marissa Newton, Kent

“We purchased a property thro ugh haart we were living in a property in Folkestone and we wanted to move here to Deal. When we walked into the haart bra nch it was a warm atmos phere; easy but professional. The young ma n from haart seemed to get exactly what I wanted, he sa id “I’ve got the house for you Mrs. Garbett” those were his very words over the phone, and the property wasn’t even in the newspaper or anything. It made it a very easy experience. ”

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Pick of the Bunch

Pick of the bunch

Dillywood Lane, Higham This unique five double bedroom semi-detached property once formed the major part of an early nineteenth century oast farm. It has an extensive and outstanding plot, plus a wealth of accommodation over four floors providing a great sense of space, comfort and charm. Ample parking and commutable to London.  ÂŁ600,000 haart of Rochester 01634 719955

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Pick of the Rental Properties 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. b d Fa be e fiv

Bath Road, Willesborough, Ashford

Willesborough Court, Ashford

Hillbrow Road, Ramsgate

This two-bedroom refurbished apartment has a luxury bathroom, large lounge, sleek modern fitted kitchen and allocated parking. It has good access to the M20, Ashford International railway station, supermarkets, river walks, shops and more.

This fabulous five bedroom detached family home includes a spacious kitchen/diner with island hob, a main lounge with solid wood floor and feature gas fire and a super-sized master bedroom with en suite. There are four further bedrooms, another en suite and a stunning bathroom as well as a very private garden. £1,475 per month

This property has three good sized bedrooms upstairs and a lounge/diner, bathroom and fitted kitchen on the ground floor. Redecorated and fully carpeted throughout, it also has a rear garden and the landlord will accept small cats and dogs. Close to town centre, local schools and buses.

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Green Lane, Ashford

North Foreland Road, Broadstairs

Robin House, Maidstone

A spacious, lovingly refurbished semi-detached house located in a quiet cul-de-sac, with two double bedrooms. It benefits from a new kitchen, bathroom, boiler and carpets and has a good sized lounge that leads to a conservatory. There is also a great loft room accessed via a loft ladder.

A luxury two bedroom penthouse with everything – great views, two large rooftop balconies, en suites to both bedrooms, double aspect lounge, fitted kitchen, dining room, private wine cellar and guest cloakroom. It also benefits from a lift, video entry system, stunning communal gardens, double garage and visitor parking.

This second floor, recently refurbished apartment comprises an entrance hall, living/dining room, kitchen, one bedroom and bathroom. There is a communal garden and resident permit parking. Robin House, near London Road, is close to the town centre, Maidstone West railway station and extensive shopping facilities.

£625 per month

£1,500 per month

£725 per month haart of Ashford 01233 641779

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£650 per month

haart of Margate 01843 447006

£575 per month haart of Maidstone 01622 755860


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Terraced homes

Gladstone Road, Broadstairs This smart mid terrace period family home is situated just a quarter mile from the town centre, sea front, railway station and schools. Accommodation includes a lounge, dining room, modern kitchen with utility room, downstairs cloakroom, family bathroom, four bedrooms, one with an en suite, and an enclosed rear garden. £295,000 Haart of Broadstairs 01843 860180

Main Road, Sundridge, Kent

Japonica Close, Walderslade

Set in a sought after village, this well presented cottage offers great space with two double bedrooms - one with dressing room and en suite, a lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility and shower room. It also has an amazing rear garden and good access to Sevenoaks, motorways and the open countryside. £265,000 haart of Biggin Hill 01959 540870

Perfect for investors or first time buyers, this two bedroom end terrace house has front and rear gardens and a bright, modern kitchen. If you don’t drive, bus stops are close by and if you run out of milk or bread the shops are a stone’s throw away.

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Guide Price £120,000 haart of Walderslade 01634 685869


Semi Detached Homes

Wealden Barn, Charing

Leigh Court, Minster On Sea, Sheerness

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country with this four bedroom Grade II listed barn conversion. This characterful property, which has been recently redecorated complete with new carpets, features three reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom and three bathrooms. This inviting home has oak beams in many rooms and its unusual windows filter in plenty of natural light.

This two bedroom semi detached house in the desirable Minster area offers a larger footprint than most thanks in part to the conservatory. The current owners were originally attracted by the size of the property as well as its spacious rear garden. It also offers a garage and parking for two cars.

haart of Ashford 01233 620340

haart of Sheerness 01795 663011

£425,000

Guide Price £130,000

Family friendly Willow Way, Maidstone A good size family home in a great location, this four bedroom semi-detached house has space in abundance. Finished to a high standard throughout, this property offers a lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, separate dining space, study and a well presented garden with decking and lawn. £280,000 haart of Maidstone 01622 751222

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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

Tanners Meadow, Brockham

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There is room for all the family in this spacious, modern three bedroom detached family home. Sitting in a pretty courtyard, key highlights of this property include a large lounge, superb conservatory, two double bedrooms and a generous single bedroom. Outside there is a stunning landscaped garden, garage and parking. OIEO ÂŁ425,000 haart of Dorking 01306 742308

Diamond Close, Eythorne

Inmans Lane, Sheet, Petersfield

An outstanding selection of newly built three bedroom family homes in this quaint Kent village. All properties are individually designed and finished to a high standard, with master en suite, family bathroom, utility area, internal hoover system, alarm system and integral garage. Canterbury and Dover are easily commutable.

This detached three bedroom family home has light and airy rooms providing plenty of space for a growing family, while the larger than average rear garden is ideal for playing and relaxing. The property has good access to the A3 and Petersfield railway station. ÂŁ389,950

Guide Price ÂŁ235,000 haart of Deal 01304 382277

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

Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey

Patterson Lodge, Biggin Hill, Kent

Enjoy delightful village walks from this one double bedroom, ground floor retirement apartment. Quietly located and only a short walk away from local amenities, it features a separate kitchen and living room and benefits from communal parking, a secure entry system and warden assistance.

This attractive two bedroom ground floor flat is located in the gated Leavesden development on the outskirts of town. The accommodation includes a lounge/ diner and modern kitchen and is well presented throughout. The property also benefits from allocated parking and a communal garden and is offered with no onward chain. £205,000 haart of Biggin Hill 01959 540870

£87,000 haart of Grayshott 01428 606055

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Queens Road, Broadstairs

High Street, Orpington

A town centre location and only 300 yards to the sandy beach! This refurbished ground floor apartment is offered chain free and includes two double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and private rear walled garden.

Located in the heart of town, this two-bedroom retirement apartment has great access to the railway station, buses, shops and gardens. It’s nicely refurbished throughout so you can move straight in. It also benefits from a communal garden.

£142,495 haart of Broadstairs 01843 860180

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£215,000 haart of Orpington 01689 898899


Putting their ‘haart and sole’ into charity game With some nifty footwork, haart proved they were on top of their game at a charity football match in Kent in aid of the charity Magic Moments. The charity, run by haart estate agents and its parent company Spicerhaart, organises magic moments for children with life limiting illnesses. Fielding their best team against a Celebrity XI on the hallowed turf at Lordswood FC, haart trounced their opponents by 14 goals to 3. Stars who turned out included actor Tamer Hassan, ex Northern Irish footballer Gareth Graham, ex West Ham midfielder Kenny Brown, Big Brother’s Billi Bhatti and Victor Ebuwa, and former East 17 star Tony Mortimer.

Event organiser Daniel Cook from Ashford haart said: ‘’We had a fantastic turn out from both the Celebrity XI and haart staff members, plenty of support for both teams on the day but it was a gigantic whitewash in favour of the haart eleven.” Cheerleaders the GFC Gems, from Gillingham Football Club, gave the players a very warm welcome and Geoffrey the giraffe got in on the action taking penalties against the haart FC goalkeeper Nick Flowers! A total of £691.50 was raised on the day for Magic Moments.

Left: The competing teams. Above: haart FC captain Perry Langran (Croydon Branch) (L) and Daniel Cook (Ashford haart) (R) lifting the trophy.

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Sunday Supplement Kent October 2013