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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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£180,000

Kerb Appeal Watton Road, Thetford

The peaceful location and large plot is what initially attracted the present owner to this home. This family home offers excellent space for you and the children and the impressive conservatory gives them their own space too. • Detached • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Lounge/Diner

• Impressive Conservatory • Ample Parking • Great For A Family • Peaceful Location HRT021208497

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Feature property

£150,000

Welcome Home Mallow Road, Thetford

The larger than average garden on this three bedroom semi detached home is really what sold it to the current owners. Perfect for outdoor entertaining including those weekend summer BBQ's. This home could be the one for you. • Semi Detached • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Spacious Rear Garden • Kitchen/Diner • Beautifully Decorated HRT021208515

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Call us now on: 01842 765531 8am - 10pm everyday Need More Room? Yarrow Close, Thetford £169,995 Benefiting from a dining room, living room, kitchen and fourth bedroom/study as well as an en suite to the master bedroom, this four bedroom semi detached house offers ample off road parking and enclosed rear garden. • Semi Detached • Four Bedrooms • En Suite Bathroom • Ample Parking • Enclosed Rear Garden

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Go For It Tottington Close, Thetford £165,000 So much appealed to this property's present owner, the spacious bedrooms, the enclosed rear garden and the ample off road parking was a huge bonus! There's so much this home has to offer, it must be viewed to be fully appreciated. • Detached • Four Bedrooms • Lounge/Diner • En Suite Bathroom • Enclosed Rear Garden

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Call us now on: 01842 765531 8am - 10pm everyday Seeking All Investment Buyers Bittern Close, Thetford

£215,000

Wanting that perfect investment without the hassle of finding a tenant? Well this is for you. With tenants in residence until April 2014, you can begin to see the return from day one! • Detached • Four Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms

• En Suite Bathroom • Conservatory • Brilliant Opportunity

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Good Location, Great Project Mackenzie Road, Thetford £249,999

• Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Lounge/Diner • Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Looking for your next big project? This detached bungalow is in a well regarded location and needs updating. Benifiting from garage, lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast room, three bedrooms, as well as front and rear gardens.

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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: 01842 765531 8am - 10pm everyday £134,950

Room To Grow Icknield Way, Thetford

Very typical of this era comes this well proportioned three bedroom home which has a larger than average garden. Over the years the current owner has tended to the garden wonderfully but the time has come for you to make this your own! • End Of Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Mature Rear Garden • Off Road Parking • Viewing Recommended

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Time To Invest Lodge Road, Thetford £75,000

• Apartment • Ground Floor • One Bedroom • Investment Opportunity • Allocated Parking

Currently achieving a rent of £450 per calendar month, it's easy to see why this makes such a good investment. You too can benefit from the yield of over 7% that this one bedroom ground floor apartment achieves.

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Call us now on: 01842 765531 8am - 10pm everyday Sun Drenched Fairfields, Thetford £142,500 Don't miss out on this three/four bedroom house with off road parking, an enclosed rear garden and conservatory with bi folding doors. This house has much to offer an investor or first time buyer.

• Mid Terrace • Three/Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Conservatory • Private Driveway

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Looking For Your First Home? Mallow Road, Thetford £118,500 This is essential viewing for anyone looking to take the first step on the ladder. Benefiting from off road parking and enclosed rear garden, this two bedroom mid terrace house is essential viewing for any first time buyer or investment purchaser. • Mid Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Brilliant First Time Buy • Enclosed Rear Garden • A Must See

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Another happy customer…

Spring 2013

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"There?s always someone in the office who can answer our questions." Henry Brookes

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