Autumn Budget: Impact on the property market

Earlier this week, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, delivered the autumn budget. This is the biggest day in the financial calendar, as plans for tax and spending changes over the next 12 months are announced.
Several of the pledges and details will directly impact buyers and those involved in the property market, particularly First Time Buyers and developers. We’ve detailed the relevant areas and how they may impact you.


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Bonfire night – local events

Are you ready to warm your hands and toast marshmallows at bonfire night? Find out what's going on in your local community.


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New family homes in Hook

Mackenzie Smith and Barratt Homes are pleased to present an exclusive collection of 4 and 5 bedroom homes; Oakwood Grange.


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Upcoming Open House Events

Find out what Open House Events we have lined up for the next few weekends.


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Children in Need: BBC’s Rickshaw challenge in Hook

Find out when the BBC One Show Rickshaw challenge comes to Hook and how you can be involved.


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Winterproof your home

Whilst we notice the cold, so do our houses. Here are just a few ideas to help prepare your homes and gardens for the new season.


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Home safety on Bonfire Night

If you are celebrating at home, here are just a few tips to help stay safe.


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Join us at our Help to Buy event in Fleet

If you, or someone you know, is currently planning that first step on the property ladder, our Help to Buy event at Bridge House, Fleet on Saturday 27th October (10am-4pm) could be the perfect opportunity to get some informal, no-obligation, free advice from the experts. There is also a chance to view the brand new show home within this exclusive new build development of just 15 apartments.

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Halloween decorations to create at home

How will you entice the hopeful Halloween trick or treaters this year? Would you like to involve the children with simple arts and crafts that they will love to help you with over half term?


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Introducing Sheldons Reach, Hook

Introducing an exclusive collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes; Sheldons Reach, just over half a mile from the heart of Hook.


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Help to Buy at Nursery Gardens

Join us at Nursery Gardens, Tongham, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October at our Help to Buy event. 


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Tracy Cook: Looking back at my first year in Mackenzie Smith Lettings

Our Senior Lettings Consultant, Tracy Cook, has reflected on her time here having celebrated her first of many anniversaries.


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Bonfire night: local events

Are you ready to warm your hands and toast marshmallows at bonfire night? Take a look at these local events...


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Beautiful town house in a desirable village location

Built circa 2016, this modern and contemporary semi-detached home enjoys a more private setting, at the end of a quiet cul de sac in a relatively new development; well-situated in the picturesque, rural village of Tongham.  


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Brand new apartments in Ancells Park

Oak House, Fleet presents an abundance of ultramodern style with contemporary finishes. Join us for an Open House event on Saturday 20th October.


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Promotion within the land department

Whilst we are continuously looking to hear from new talent and individuals who would be interested in furthering their career with us, it’s fantastic to see our own team progressing.

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Home of the week at Nursery Gardens, Tongham

Nursery Gardens is a brand new development from reputable builders, Bewley Homes. Here you’ll find a selection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes with an unmatched style and design, making them highly attractive to those who want quality in a well-connected village. Plot 47 is our home of the week, with a wide range of incentives, including a £15,000 stamp duty contribution for a limited time only. Ready to move into.

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A successful summer of lettings

Our lettings team have celebrated a successful summer of lettings, finding tenants for a multitude of properties of all shapes and sizes.


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Unique land opportunity

Our Land and New Homes team are currently offering a unique development opportunity in Ash Vale, with planning permission granted.


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Upcoming Open House Events

Here at Mackenzie Smith, we work hard to help you find your next home or investment. To make this easier, we have featured our upcoming Open House events.


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Last chance to buy at Oak View

Oak View has an Open House Event this coming weekend (6th-7th October) and some incredible incentives on offer.


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Athletic achievements for our Land Director

We have a few keen athletes in our midst here at Mackenzie Smith, but a stalwart of the cause has to be our Land Director, Katherine.


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The prestige of a Firgrove Manor apartment

With so many beautiful, modern apartments in the market, it is rare indeed to find one for sale set in a manor house with a depth and richness of history spanning several centuries.


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National Home Security Month: keeping your home safe and secure

As the nights grow longer and the mornings become darker, the window of opportunity for thieves and burglars opens wider, here at Mackenzie Smith, we are sharing in the observation of National Home Security Month.


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The spotlight is on… Rowena Score

This week we're shining the spotlight on Rowena Score, our Marketing Administrator.

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An opportunity to join a very special Fleet community

An exclusive chance to be part of a small town centre community will be unveiled on 22nd – 23rd September at T A Fisher’s latest apartments in Fleet.
This highly select development comprises of just 15 apartments on the first and second floors of Bridge House, benefitting from an unbeatable location just off Fleet’s High Street, with Help to Buy available.

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Looking for a new home?

Looking for a new home? Your search starts here, with a wide selection of sites currently available.


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Piecing the puzzle together in Fleet

Buying and selling a home can have a variety of challenges along the way, which is why it's important to have a knowledgable and driven team on your side.


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Last chance to buy at Oak View

Oak View, a brand new development of family homes on the edge of Fleet, has just one home remaining.


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Celebrating 10 years at Mackenzie Smith

This month, our Assistant Branch Manager at Ash Vale, Jason Bowden, celebrated his 10 year anniversary.

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Exceptional homes in outstanding school catchment areas

When purchasing a family home, there are so many needs to consider, we've highlighted a small selection that could fit the bill.


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Woodford Stauffer Bake Off

Our conveyancing partners, Woodford Stauffer are baking (and shaving) for charity…

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Join us for a Part Exchange Plus event

Introducing Part Exchange plus from Bewley Homes.
Your price guarantee for 28 days.
Join us at Nursery Gardens, Tongham on 15th and 16th September and find out about Part Exchange and Part Exchange plus.
We will always offer a realistic and fair price for your existing home. However, we also appreciate you may want to try for a higher figure. If this is the case, then Part Exchange plus is the ideal choice for you.

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Market Comment: A surprising summer

When it comes to seasonality, August has never been an ideal month to do business, find out what our Managing Director thought of the summer market.


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Back to school

With term time beginning, it’s back to school for buyers and sellers alike to search for the prime home in school catchment areas.


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Introducing The Hawley Collection

We’re pleased to be introducing a brand new collection of apartments from Ashberry Homes, The Hawley Collection, officially launching this coming weekend, 8th September 2018 with Help to Buy available.


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Properties with the X Factor

The lead into Autumn must be here, as Simon Cowell and co are back on our screens for another dose of Saturday night entertainment. Their search for the X Factor continues, but does yours?


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Discover… Mytchett

Amongst our branches you’ll find Mytchett, a small suburban village in Surrey.


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Beautiful brand new builds at Hartley Row Park

Just four homes remain in this brand new development, set in an ideally well-connected, semi-rural location, from the reputable Bewley Homes!


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Help to Buy success

More than 420,000 homeowners have been helped onto the ladder, or progressed, using the Government’s Help to Buy schemes, according to new government figures.
Find out how this is helping both First Time Buyers and existing homeowners, along with the variety of schemes and how they're succeeding in our blog.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

if you’ve set a Christmas deadline for moving, it’s time to take action!

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Star Baker Kitchens

From shabby chic designs, to sleek and modern feels, which GBBO worthy kitchen inspires you?

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A bespoke home in a unique location

1b Mytchett Road is a brand new build, in a great location, now available to view and ready to move into.


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Properties with exceptional potential

We currently have a variety of unique houses available, many with land, extension options or conversion potential, here is a brief snapshot of what's on offer.

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Discover… Ash

This week, we take a glance at Ash, a semi-rural village in Surrey with excellent commuter links.  


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Upcoming Open House Event

Here at Mackenzie Smith, we work hard to help you find your next home or investment. To make this easier, we have featured our upcoming Open House event.


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The benefits of outdoor living

Whether you have a lifetime of gardening experience or are just getting started, we’ve created a handy visual guide. 


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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17th – 23rd September.


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New Managing Director appointment

We’re pleased to announce that with immediate effect, our Sales Director Steve Tetlow has been appointed Managing Director of Mackenzie Smith.
Steve joined the firm on day one, when Mackenzie Smith first launched in February 1992 and has worked with Mackenzie Smith’s founder, now Chairman, Ed Mackenzie Smith since he first became an Estate Agent in 1978.

 

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Benefits of buying a new build

New build homes can offer a multitude of benefits, from fixtures and fittings, warranty and some exceptional financial incentives.


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Unmissable investment opportunity

Purchase a brand new home at Bewley's Nursery Gardens with a guaranteed leaseback.

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Plot 47: New release at Nursery Gardens

Plot 47; a three bedroom detached home has just been released, benefitting from Help to Buy, Part Exchange and a unique position.

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Successfully sold in Ash Vale

Find out how Ash Vale managed to agree the sale of a property, which had previously been on the market for 6 months, within 1 day.

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The spotlight is on… Ellie Osborne

This week we’d like you to meet the newest member of our accounts department, Ellie Osborne.


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Prime location in Fleet

Offering location, luxury finishes and much more, we’ve taken an in-depth look at Lyall House, now available for sale with our Fleet branch.


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Inviting the outside in

Find out how you can fill your home with more natural light with these alterations.

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Upcoming Open House Event

Here at Mackenzie Smith, we work hard to help you find your next home or investment. To make this easier, we have featured our upcoming Open House event.


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Why is trust so important?

Here at Mackenzie Smith, we focus on establishing trust, but why is it so important when considering who to instruct?

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A stunning, bespoke property in Pamber Heath

This bespoke, spacious three level property is not only stunning, but is part of a luxury development of just two homes, with this particular property set on a plot of around 0.3 of an acre. 
With the neighbouring property now under offer, this is the last chance to buy at this exclusive location. 
Viewings now available by appointment.

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Upcoming Open House Events

We've got some fantastic Open House Events this Saturday, whether you're looking for something new, or a project...

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Ideal homes for al fresco dining

With such beautiful summer weather, dining al fresco seems the obvious choice! Here's a selection for sale with great outdoor spaces.


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Timing is key for property investment

With the continued increase in demand for rental properties, this is a great investment opportunity.


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To let: a unique, refurbished Victorian property

Such a unique property to let is rare to find. This late Victorian detached house benefits from a new and modern style refurbishment.


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Summer Holiday Activities

We've taken a look at a couple activities, locally and further afield, to get involved in this summer.

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To downsize or not to downsize?

The trend for downsizing is on the up, with many homeowners wanting something more manageable or the release of equity.


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A character cottage with great potential in Hook

With plenty of grounds available, at this cottage, there is “huge potential” to be extended (STPP).


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Plot 39: £210,000 with a £3,000 holiday voucher

This one bedroom apartment can be found on the second floor in this central Hook development, with an unbeatable location, just a 5 minute walk from the train station (reaching London Waterloo in under an hour), close M3 access and plenty of shops and amenities within close walking distance.
The property is available with the benefit of Help to Buy, and is currently offered with a £3,000 holiday voucher. This particular plot also benefits from a Juliet balcony.

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Plot 32: £250,000 

This first floor, two double bedroom apartment is the final property available at this price. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of which as an en suite), there is plenty to enjoy, along with allocated parking and this remarkable, central location.
Along with the final price point, the property does benefit from the option of Help to Buy.
With a high level of interest, we would strongly recommend enquiring as soon as possible to avoid disappointment on this final plot.

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Plot 32: £250,000 with a £3,000 holiday voucher

This first floor, two double bedroom apartment is the final property at this price. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one of which as an en suite), there is plenty to enjoy, along with allocated parking and a remarkable, central location. 
Along with being the last chance at this price, the property also benefits from the option of Help to Buy.
and a £3,000 holiday voucher. With a high level of interest, we would strongly recommend enquiring as soon as possible to avoid disappointment on this final plot.

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Now available: Plot 18, Nursery Gardens, Tongham

Nursery Gardens is a brand new development from reputable builders, Bewley Homes. Here you’ll find a selection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes with an unmatched style and design, making them highly attractive to those who want quality in a well-connected village. Plot 18 is a detached four bedroom, in the style of The Compton, available to view today in the fully dressed show home, with the option of Help to Buy.

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Fleet’s own Ironman

Andy Moran, our Senior Client Manager in Fleet, has signed up for a remarkable challenge in aid of a truly worthy cause.


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Open House Event: Brand new home in Mytchett

A brand new home in Mytchett is open to viewings at an Open House event, Saturday 28th July, 12pm-2pm, by appointment only.


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Hook: Sold (STC) in 6 hours

A modern, terraced townhouse in Hook which came to the market and successfully sold (STC) in less than 6 hours. All in a day’s work for our Hook team!


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Proud sponsors of Hook Village Show

Mackenzie Smith are proud to be sponsoring Hook Village Show, this coming weekend on Sunday 15th July, 12pm – 5pm.


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Get on your bike!

If you’ve been considering taking up cycling, or have recently relocated and need to get back on the saddle, we've put together some local information to help get you on your bike.


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Three new homes in Odiham

Evesham Close is an exclusive development of three 3-bedroom houses set in the beautiful village of Odiham.


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