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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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£415,000

Location, Location, Location Manscombe Road, Torquay

This home is situated in one of the nicest roads in Torquay and very sought after in the Livermead area. The property is updated to a very high standard and a credit to the owners and also has sea views over to Berry Head from the beautiful terrace balcony. • Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Lounge/Diner

• Private Balcony/Terrace • High Standard Throughout • Fantastic Views HRT106207736

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SALES

Call us now on: 01803 200183 8am - 10pm everyday A Credit To The Owners Shiphay Lane

£235,000 - £245,000

Having undergone modernisation this excellent family home is perfect. Up the road is one of Torbay's best schools, Torquay Boys and Girls Grammar Schools. Set on a large plot with great size rooms and with three en suites. • Semi Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Three En Suites

• Recently Modernised • Generous Plot • Close To Top Schools

HRT106207662

Dream Home Heron Way, Torquay £225,000

• Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • En Suite Bathroom • Mature Rear Garden • No Onward Chain

A detached family home at the end of a cul de sac with spacious living accommodation and four good size bedrooms, master with en suite shower room. All offered with no onward chain.

HRT106207771

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SALES

Call us now on: 01803 200183 8am - 10pm everyday A Touch Of Class Grafton Place, Torquay £219,950 A unique opportunity has risen to acquire this light and spacious home located in the desirable area of 'The Warberries'. The property is close to Torquay Town Centre and offers off road parking as well as views to Haytor.

• Semi Detached • Three Bedrooms • Kitchen/Diner

• En Suite • Beatiful Views • Close To Town HRT106207568

Welcome Home Barton Hill Road, Torquay £190,000 - £195,000 This bungalow is conveniently located in a level location within walking distance to local shops and bus routes. With the property being detached there is potential to extend (STTC). • Bungalow • Two Bedrooms • Lean To

• Utility Room • Sauna Room • Extend Potential (STTC)

HRT106207764

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SALES

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Located Perfectly Henbury Close, Torquay

The Only Word Is Immaculate Lower Woodfield Road £184,950

£160,000 - £170,000

Set in a wonderful picturesque cul-de-sac is this well proportioned family home. If you want peace and quiet then look no further! Offered with no chain, sea glimpses and garage.

Beautiful apartment in the popular Wellswood area. Recently updated including both bath and shower rooms. The building is on the level so enjoy a nice relaxing walk to the harbour.

• End Of Terrace House • Three Bedrooms • Sea Glimpse

• Beautiful Apartment • Two Bedrooms • En Suite Shower Room

• Garage In Block • Picturesque Location • No Chain HRT106207654

Wonderful Home Colley End Road, Paignton

• Communal Garden • Allocated Parking • Harbour Location HRT106207506

Renovated Barn Conversion Walnut Road, Torquay £150,000

£139,950

You will be pleasantly surprised with the outside space that comes with this home, lawn patio and decked areas can be found along with a sea glimpse from the top.

We are proud to offer this renovated home being done to a great standard. The property is located close to local amenities in Chelston and is offered with no onward chain.

• End Of Terrace House • Three Bedrooms • Kitchen/Dining Room

• Barn Conversion • Two Bedrooms • High Standard

• Spacious Garden • Allocated Parking • Sea Glimpse HRT106207611

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• Potential En Suite • No Onward Chain • Close To Amenities HRT106207575

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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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£1,300 PCM

Welcome To Paradise Edginswell Close, Torquay

haart of torbay are pleased to present this fantastic, substantial four bedroom detached house in a popular location close to Torbay hospital and within easy access of major routes to Newton Abott, Exeter. • Detached House • Four Double Bedrooms • To Reception Rooms

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Brilliant Travel Links • Offered Unfurnished HRT048700326

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LETTINGS

Call us now on: 01803 200183 8am - 10pm everyday £1,195 PCM

You Can't Top This Walnut Road, Chelston

A truly outstanding three bedroom detached house situated just minutes from Torquay seafront. The newly built house has been finished to a very high standard offers modern, clean living. • Detached House • Three Bedrooms • En Suite To Master

• Open Plan Kitchen/Diner • Great Location • Unfurnished

HRT048700537

Fantastic Find Lower Warberry Road, Torquay £850 PCM

• Maisonette • Four Double Bedrooms • Modern Kitchen • Utility Room • Private Garden • Allocated Parking

A gorgeous four bedroom maisonette. The property offers fantastic space is bright and comprises: reception room, separate modern kitchen with ample storage,utility room, four good size double bedrooms, two bathrooms, private garden and parking.

HRT048700526

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Call us now on: 01803 200183 8am - 10pm everyday Far From Ordinary The Reeves Road, Chelston £775 PCM A fantastic spacious three bedroom end of terrace house in the popular area of Chelston. The property also has a converted good size loft room, has been finished to a good standard and boasts a reception room, separate kitchen/dining room and bathroom with shower.

• End Of Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Spacious

• Popular Location • Loft Room • Unfirnished HRT048700153

Enjoy Grange Road, Ellacombe £585 PCM An end of terrace family home is offered for sale with no onward chain has been extended to the rear giving a larger third bedroom. Externally the home is easy maintenance and has views over the surrounding area. • End Of Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Central Location

• Extended For Extra Space • Low Maintenance Exterior • Lovely Views

HRT048700524

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LETTINGS

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All The 'I' Wants Pottery Mews, Marldon

Good Taste Teignmouth Road, Torquay £725 PCM

£700 PCM

A well presented house situated in the popular village of Marldon. The property has recently been decorated and boasts a double reception room and a separate modern kitchen.

A good size three bedroom maisonette in a good location within easy reach of Torquay Town Centre and St Marychurch.

• Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Recently Decorated

• Maisonette • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Modern Kitchen • Off Street Parking • Unfurnished HRT048700230

Beginners Luck Wilverley Court, Wellswood

• Allocated Parking • Good Location • Unfurnished HRT048700321

Harbour Walks... Torwood Street, Torquay £550 PCM

£525 PCM

A fantastic two bedroom flat situated in a well maintained block in the much sought after area within easy access of Torquay Harbour and Town Centre.

An unfurnished one/two bedroom ground floor flat in a purpose built block within minutes walk of the harbour.

• Fantastic Flat • Two Bedrooms • Central Location

• Great Flat • One/Two Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen

• Communal Parking • Unfurnished • Contemporary Throughout HRT048700196

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• Study • Good Standard Throughout • Unfurnished HRT048700045

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