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Advice from haart

The icing on the cake

Curtains are in pole position

Why now is a good time to sell

Cupcakes, a must-have accessory at every party and celebration worth attending

Here we take a step back in time to look at window coverings over the decades

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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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Not To Be Missed Graham Road, Wimbledon

Fantastic, four double bedroom, family home, offering two reception rooms and potential to extend the kitchen (STPP). This is a house not to be missed! Located minutes from Wimbledon Station and town centre, where an abundance of transport links and superb leisure and shopping facilities can be found. • Semi Detached House • Four Double Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Generous Rear Garden

• Good Transport Links • Close To Town Centre • Close To Local Amenities • Well Presented Throughout HRT022705195

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Call us now on: 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday Superb Size Garden Haydons Road, WImbledon

£449,950

This fantastic three bedroom family home is located on Haydons Road, within walking distance to Wimbledon Station and South Wimbledon Northern Line. With potential to go into the loft and extend to the rear, subject to planning permission, this is an excellent home. • End Of Terrace House • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Superb Rear Garden

• Potential To Extend • Close To Station • Close To Local Amenities • Viewing A Must HRT022705260

Looks Like Home Mill Road, Wimbledon £499,950

• Mid Terrace House • Three Bedrooms • Character Features • Open Plan Living Space • Tastefully Modernised • Attractive Garden

When entering this mid terrace period home, it's a delight to find character features intact, yet being tastefully modernised for those with busy lives that do not allow DIY time. Whether grabbing a quick snack at the breakfast bar or sitting down for a family meal in the dining room, this house caters for all needs.

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SALES

Call us now on: 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday £329,950

South Park Gardens Area Effra Road, Wimbledon

A light and spacious two bedroom modern flat within this small development on Effra Road in the South Park Gardens area of Wimbledon, ideally placed for many transport links and the main shopping area of town • Modern Flat • Two Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen • Off Street Parking

• Popular Location • Light And Spacious • Good Transport Links • Viewing Recommended HRT022705106

New To The Market Priory Close, High Path, Wimbledon £325,000

• Fantastic Apartment • Three Bedrooms • Ideal Buy To Let • Well Presented • Good Transport Links • A Must View

New to the market this fantastic three bedroom apartment is located minutes from South Wimbledon Station where excellent transport can be found. A must view!

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Call us now on: 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday Welcome Home Mantague Road, Wimbledon £280,000 This large apartment offers excellent living space along with a double bedroom benefiting from built in wardrobes. Excellent for entertaining, the reception room is a great size and leads to a well finished kitchen ready to move straight into

• Apartment • Double Bedroom • Ample Space

• Off Street Parking • Commuter Links • Share Of Freehold HRT022705148

Village Life Ridgway, Wimbledon £459,950 The perfect apartment to enjoy Wimbledon Village's restaurants, bars and Common of a weekend, yet offering an easy commute to the station in the week. For those who want the best of both worlds, this well located flat offers the perfect setting for a quiet life • Fantastic Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Well Presented

• Convenient Location • Good Commuter Links • Call Now To View

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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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£2,700 PCM

Newly Refurbished Ridgway, Wimbledon Village

A newly refurbished detached house located moments from Wimbledon Village and amenities. The neutrally decorated accommodation comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms and open plan kitchen/reception room. This property also benefits from off street parking for two cars and a low maintenance rear garden • Detached House • Four Bedrooms • Newly Refurbished • Open Plan Living

• Rear Garden • Off Street Parking • Well Presented • Great Commuter Links HRT042201795

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Call us now on: 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday Beautifully Presented Cambridge Road, West Wimbledon

£1,575 PCM

A beautifully presented and recently refurbished period maisonette located within close proximity to Raynes Park Station. The high specification accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, reception room, eat in kitchen with space for a dining table and bathroom with shower • Period Maisonette • Two Double Bedrooms • Private Rear Garden

• Close To Station • Newly Refurbished • Well Presented

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Fantastic Find Alexandra Road, Wimbledon £1,650 PCM

• Split Level Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Kitchen With Appliances • Off Street Parking • Viewing A Must

A very well presented split level conversion flat close to Wimbledon Town Centre. Over two floors, the accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, reception room and kitchen with appliances. This property also has high ceilings, large windows and off street parking for one car

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Call us now on: 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday A Happy Home Cambridge Road, Raynes Park £1,550 PCM A beautifully presented first floor maisonette on this popular residential road within easy reach of Raynes Park Town Centre. The recently refurbished accommodation comprises one double bedroom, one large single bedroom, large reception room, shower room and eat in kitchen with appliances

• Maisonette • Two Bedrooms • Refurbished

• Private Garden • Well Presented • Call To View HRT042201784

Too Nice To Last Grand Drive, Raynes Park £1,500 PCM A beautifully presented apartment in the popular Grand Drive area of Raynes Park. The spacious accommodation comprises three bedrooms, good size kitchen with appliances, reception room with balcony and recently refurbished bathroom • Spacious Apartment • Three Bedrooms • Balcony • Fitted Kitchen

• Refurbished Bathroom • Wood Flooring • Well Presented • Viewing Recommended

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Call us now on: 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday Go For It Braeside Avenue, Wimbledon £1,450 PCM A well presented maisonette in this quiet residential cul de sac close to Dundonald Park. On the first floor the accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, open plan reception room, kitchen and bathroom with shower. This property also benefits from a garden and on street permit parking

• Two Bedrooms • Open Plan Living • Rear Garden

• Off Street Parking • Well Presented • Good Location HRT042200963

A Rare Opportunity West Barnes Lane, New Malden £1,200 PCM A beautifully presented first floor flat in this private modern development. Recently refurbished the accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, spacious reception room, bathroom with power shower and kitchen with breakfast bar • First Floor Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Recently Refurbished

• Permit Parking • Garage • Ample Storage

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The quarterly property magazine from haart

Another happy customer…

Spring 2013

Bathroom bliss Soakaway your troubles with one of the best reads of 2013 Page 03

"I would recommend going to haart straight off instead of going anywhere else. " Anthony Lynch

"I have found things so much easier since dealing with haart."

"We'd been recommended by a friend and I would recommend haart to anyone who comes to me about buying or selling a property." Sinobymol Chelattu

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These are just a few of the 1000s of people who’ve successfully sold or let their homes with us in recent months. Call us today for a free valuation on 020 8947 9141 8am - 10pm everyday

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