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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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£599,950

A Wealth Of Features Maygoods Farm, High Street

Detached grade II listed period property dating back to the 1600's with a wealth of character with separate annex and parking for numerous vehicles. The property offers spacious and flexible accommodation, having been run as a Bed & Breakfast business for several years. • Six Bedrooms • Mulitple En Suites • Two Receptions • Off Street Parking

• Grade II Listed • Kitchen/Diner • Large Grounds • Detached HRT021804591

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SALES

Call us now on: 01895 236292 8am - 10pm everyday £589,950

Executive Living Harefield Road, Uxbridge

A detached four bedroom property nestled in this quiet cul de sac in a favoured position in North Uxbridge with an exceptionally generous size rear garden with pleasant views over open land. • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/Diner • Conservatory

• En Suite Shower Room • Laundry/Utility Room • 150' Garden • Double Garage HRT021804685

Definitely Not 'Run Of The Mill' Old Mill Road, Denham £500,000 - £540,000

• Detached • Four Double Bedrooms • Close To Denham Village • 150ft Garden

A detached four double bedroom chalet style bungalow situated on this sought after road in close proximity to Denham Village, with two bathrooms, 150ft garden and ample parking.

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Call us now on: 01895 236292 8am - 10pm everyday Private Road The Avenue, Cowley £384,950 Nestled in this private road, is this three double bedroom detached family home, which is presented in excellent condition throughout, in close proximity to Brunel University. The property benefits from an en-suite shower room and ground floor cloakroom.

• Detached • Three Double Bedrooms • En Suite • Cloakroom

• Integral Garage • Excellent Condition • Private Road • No Chain HRT021804646

Not The Run Of The Mill Mill Road, West Drayton £355,000 Are you looking for a family house to grow into? If so, you've found it. This substantial property offers versatile living accommodation with further potential to extend. • Extended Semi Detached • Three/Four Bedroom • Further Potential To Extend • Good Condition

• 60ft Garden • Parking Space • Fitted Wardobes To Bedrooms • Double Glazed

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Call us now on: 01895 236292 8am - 10pm everyday Perfection Edgar Road, West Drayton £289,950 Looking for a property to move to without doing any work? Well look no further. This house is perfect in every way, with a garden to match. Call the office now to arrange your viewing.

• Semi Detached • Three Bedrooms • Period Features • Popular Road

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Charm Personified Cherry Orchard, West Drayton £350,000 If you are looking for a truly stunning property look no further. This three bedroom house has been extended to the rear and is presented in a glorious period style throughout, situated in a cul de sac.

• Three Bedrooms • Extended • Excellent Condition • Cul De Sac Location

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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

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Deceptively Spacious Clammas Way, Uxbridge £369,950 A well presented extended three bedroom chalet style bungalow with versatile living accommodation situated on this premier road.

• Chalet Style Bungalow • Premier Road • Spacious Accommodation

• 22ft Master Bedroom • Two Reception Rooms • Good Condition

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Perfection Manor Waye, Uxbridge £300,000 A beautifully presented three bedroom house situated on this quiet residential road in close proximity to Uxbridge Town Centre with an immaculate 100ft rear garden.

• Three Bedrooms • 100ft Garden • Great Location • Town Centre

• Double Garage • Immaculate • Extend (STPP) • Complete Chain

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Call us now on: 01895 236292 8am - 10pm everyday Stylish Living Acacia Avenue, West Drayton £250,000 - £260,000 An exceptionally well presented two double bedroom semi detached property situated on this pleasant road with modern kitchen and bathroom, 80ft rear garden, ground floor cloakroom and off street parking.

• Semi Detached House • Two Bedrooms • 80' Rear Garden • Off Street Parking

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Double Delight Caroline Close, West Drayton £209,950 A spacious two double bedroom maisonette with modern kitchen and bathroom situated in this quiet cul de sac with own garden and garage.

• Two Double Bedrooms • Modern Kitchen • Garage • Double Glazed

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Spring 2013

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"They achieved an excellent above market value for my property." Bill Hurley

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