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Refer a Friend
We all know someone who is thinking of moving, chances are your friends could really do with some advice. With so many options to choose from, they’ll really value your opinion, as do we! To tie-in with our Trustpilot scheme, where our customers can see what you think, we’re now giving you the chance to… Read More
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Refer a Friend
Simply refer a friend, colleague or even a family member to Mackenzie Smith. If they take up your referral and sell their home with us, you both get a £75 Amazon voucher upon completion. The best part is, because we've built our referral scheme online, you don't even need to remind us. You'll simply get your reward automatically after the sale completes.
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New Year, new career?
Have you started the New Year with the resolution of moving to a new stage in your professional life? Perhaps you need a new challenge?
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The spotlight is on… Michael Clarke
This week we’re shining the spotlight on our Lettings Director, Michael Clarke, who assisted in re-establishing our Lettings Department almost 5 years ago when he initially joined the company.
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Home is where Hart is…
Hart has reclaimed its crown as the best place to live in the UK, for the fifth time in six years according to Halifax's annual Quality of Life survey.
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Success at The Ridges
The Ridges was one of our first properties for sale when we opened our Yateley office back in September, we’re pleased to have completed just in time for Christmas.
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Make your move in January
Whilst spring has been known to be the most popular time of the year to sell, this post-Christmas time frame can offer some real promise.
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This week, we take a glance at Blackwater, a progressive commuter town that is conveniently positioned just off the A30 and offers something to suit all.
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Homes for lasting New Year’s resolutions
Each New Year comes with a new set of resolutions, but this year, why not let your home do the hard work and help you stick to them?
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2017: The year that's been
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2 weeks left to enter #FestiveFriday!
Deck the halls, dress the tree, then post a photo for all to see! We’ll be selecting two more winners between now and Christmas, here’s how to enter.
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Approaching the winter peak…
Whilst we are rapidly approaching the festive break, we can also see the winter peak on the horizon, with Rightmove's highest website traffic of the year.
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Christmas opening hours
With the festive season approaching, we will be closing our 6 branches and offices for the Christmas break, read on for full details of our opening times.
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The spotlight is on… Steve Panther
This week we’re shining the spotlight on one of our Branch Managers, Farnborough's Steve Panther.
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10 festive ideas for end of term
The countdown to Christmas is well underway… along with the end of term! To help with one aspect of the endless festive lists, we've put together 10 ideas to keep the children entertained.
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Plenty of room at the Inn
We’ve got a wide selection of homes which offer plenty of room for festive fun, here’s just a small snapshot…
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Walking in a winter wonderland…
With the festive season approaching, you may be looking for somewhere to stretch your legs after too much turkey or a gentle stroll to blow out the cobwebs come New Year's Day. Here are a few local options.
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Each edition, we're showcasing a different location in our branch network. This week, we take a glance at Newnham, a rural village that’s preserved a picturesque landscape, while conveniently positioned just off the A30.
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Have you been considering a new role for 2018? Perhaps you’re seeking a better work/life balance or are re-evaluating your long-term goals? We're currently hiring across all roles.
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#FestiveFriday photo competition
With December on the horizon, we're counting down to Christmas with a brand new competition, hosted on Facebook for all to enter.
Deck the halls, dress the tree, then post a photo for all to see!
The competition will officially launch tomorrow, running the whole of December with a different winner each week.
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The spotlight is on… Tracy Cook
This week we're shining the spotlight on our newest recruit, Senior Lettings Consultant, Tracy Cook.
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We pedalled for Pudsey
We recently joined around 600 volunteers at Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre to pedal for Pudsey, raising funds for Children in Need during a World Record attempt.
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Open House Events: 2nd December
Here at Mackenzie Smith, we work hard to help you find your next home or investment. To make this easier, we have featured our Open House events for the upcoming week.
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Stamp duty cut for first-time buyers
In the recent autumn budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a huge benefit for first-time buyers, having removed and reduced stamp duty land tax (SDLT), with immediate effect.
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Dishing up heart & soul in the kitchen
The kitchen is a part of the home that can often be the deal breaker, otherwise known as the heart of the home, but quite simply that central living space we just cannot do without.
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Church Crookham: The best of both worlds
Church Crookham enjoys a mature landscape and prides itself with great schools, excellent commuter links and plenty more…
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Out and about in Hook
Recently, we’ve been fortunate to have been invited to participate in a number of local events in the local Hook community, along with the surrounding areas.
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Proud sponsors of Yateley’s Gig on the Green
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Final few homes at Blue Prior
Blue Prior, a brand new development from TA Fisher has just a few homes remaining with further incentives now available.
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Autumn budget rumours for first time buyers
With the autumn budget due next week, we've looked at one of the most popular rumours, the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers.
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Save the Date: Christmas Markets
Christmas markets are coming to town, so wrap up warm and be prepared to indulge and revel in the festivities, with food, fun and some early Christmas shopping.
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SOS appeal from local residents
The residents of Hook and Winchfield are appealing for support to combat proposed rail service changes.
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The spotlight is on… Jason Bowden
In this week's edition of our Spotlight series, we're introducing Ash Vale's Assistant Branch Manager, Jason Bowden.
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Comforts of Hartley Wintney
As fiery autumnal hues blaze through Hartley Wintney, the village is arguably at its finest, but this charming village can offer more than just a picturesque landscape.
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Introducing The Clockhouse
We are pleased to present a new and exclusive retirement development from McCarthy & Stone, The Clockhouse in Guildford.
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7 tips for selling your home this winter
To help your home attract the best buyers in the winter months, we’ve put together our top tips for selling.
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The spotlight is on… Jon Lacey
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Heritage in Hannington
We’ve been fortunate to be trusted with the sale of a truly remarkable Grade II listed, 17th century home in the village of Hannington, situated between Basingstoke and Newbury.
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Celebrating 15 years at Mackenzie Smith
Congratulations to Jon Lacey, our Fleet Branch Manager, who is celebrating 15 years with Mackenzie Smith today.
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World record attempt for Children in Need
We’re thrilled to be joining Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre, Aspire Defence for a Guinness World Record Attempt in support of BBC Children in Need.
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Yateley Uncovered: Memoirs of Bonfire Night
Did you know about Yateley's connection to the gunpowder plot? Lord Monteagle set the wheels in motion for us to remember, remember...
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Landlord EPC update
Have you heard about the amendments to the landlord EPC requirements from April 1st? Our Lettings Director offers his advice.
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Time flies! It seems like only yesterday that we opened our doors in Yateley for the first time, yet here we are two months later, find out how we're getting on in our new branch.
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8 steps to winter-proof your rental property
Our eight step checklist will help you achieve both an efficient home and happy tenants.
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To Let: Move in by Christmas
Across our six branch network, we have a wide selection of properties that are currently available to let, with some becoming vacant this month, allowing for plenty of time to settle in before the festive season.
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Contemporary luxury in Rotherwick
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The spotlight is on… Steve Tetlow
Our spotlight articles are a great way of introducing the people of Mackenzie Smith. However, this week’s spotlight is someone who needs no introduction, our Sales Director, Steve Tetlow.
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Find a buyer for Christmas
If you are looking to find a buyer for your home by Christmas or early next year, time is of the essence when it comes to putting your house on the market.
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10 Half-term activities
With half-term on the horizon, we’ve been scouring the local press, internet and facebook to bring together 10 top activities to keep the children entertained, whatever the weather, there’s hopefully something for everyone.
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Yateley: The place to call home
There is so much on offer within the quiet, semi-rural village of Yateley, everything from local community events to an abundance of leisure activities. Here is a quick overview of what it could offer you and your family.
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A cosy collection
With the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping as we continue through autumn and approach the winter months, there’s nothing better than settling in for a night on the sofa.
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Halloween arts and crafts
With half-term coming up, we’ve put together some arts and crafts ideas just in-time for Halloween. We’ll be trialling our own Mackenzie Smith spin on some of these over the weekend, so keep an eye on facebook to see how those turn out.
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The property name game
A property name is all about adding individuality and character to your home, but what does your property’s name say about your house?
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New home, new you
Along with Help to Buy, a good location and stylish apartments, Providence House offers the benefit of a residents' gym with a wide selection of equipment, announced within this blog.
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The Chapel House at The Convent
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Help to Buy extended
Speaking ahead of the Conservative Party conference this week, Prime Minister Teresa May confirmed on 1st October that the popular Help to Buy scheme is to be extended.
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Find your ideal investment or first home at Providence House
Visit our Open House event on Saturday 7th October, 10am – 12pm, where all reservations on the day will benefit from stamp duty paid.
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Autumn events in your community
From firework displays to traditional harvest festivals, find out what's in store in your local communities this month.
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Open House Events: 7th October
At our open house events this weekend, we can introduce to you three very individual three bedroom homes, each with a unique offering.
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The spotlight is on… Danny O’Hanrahan
For this week’s spotlight article, we’re introducing one of our newest recruits, Hartley Wintney’s Danny O’Hanrahan.
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Time to put your garden to bed?
Make the most of the unusually mild autumn weather by heading to the garden to prepare for the winter.
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Home security takes a step outside
When it comes to home security its not just what’s on the inside that counts, but the outside too.
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The top 20 most valued features for home buyers
Want to know what buyers look for in a home? We've compiled the top 20 features.
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A Q&A with Taylor Wimpey
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Buy-To-Let market conditions
The Buy-To-Let sector has seen many changes over the past 12 months. However, property still continues to be a popular and considerably beneficial investment, we’ve taken a look at some of the key reasons why.
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Make hay while the sun shines
Autumn is officially here, the new season has meant that the appetite for selling homes has returned, making September a superb time to sell. Why not make hay while the sun shines with just 12 weeks until the festive deadlines.
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Investing in Hook
Hook has long proved a popular destination for home-buyers, with its great schools, good commuter connections, proximity to larger towns and easy access to countryside spaces, you can certainly see why.
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The spotlight is on… Lucie Macdonald
Every other week, we shine the spotlight on those that help set our business apart. This week we're introducing our latest recruit, Sales Assistant Lucie Macdonald.
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The top 10 tenant requirements
If you’re considering entering into the world of property investment, perhaps as a landlord, you may want to consider the 10 most popular tenant requirements.
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An exceptional rental property with country views
Set amidst 1.5 acres, this unique rental property relishes in character, charm and country views. Hawthorns has much to offer, from endless living spaces to excellent commuter links.
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Retirement living at its finest
Fleur De Lis, a stylish ground floor retirement apartment in the picturesque village of Hartley Wintney, sets the benchmark for retirement living, with high specification finishes, tasteful styling and outdoor grounds to enjoy.
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Which Royal Residence Should You Live in?
Following the recent news that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are now expecting their third child, we have an outcome quiz perfect for those fans of the Royal family! If you’ve ever imagined yourself living the luxury lifestyle, now’s the time to find out which royal residence you’re best suited to.
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Meet your Yateley team
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The Yateley Housing Market
We've collected data from a variety of sources to create a full picture of the housing market in Yateley, what it looks like now, in comparison to where it's been.
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Grand spaces in Blackwater
Lubina presents a unique home that has been designed with modern living in mind. Featuring five bedrooms, three reception rooms and much more.
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The Cask & Cork Festival – this weekend
As the proud sponsors of the 2nd annual Cask & Cork Festival, we’re thoroughly looking foward to this weekend’s event.
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A summer of lettings
Another successful summer for lettings with August being our busiest month so far. Find out more from Lettings Director, Michael Clarke.
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Newly built in Yateley
With two already sold, we have just one remaining in this brand new development from Edison Homes, Jenny’s Cottage.
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The spotlight is on… Gavin Fry
We have already introduced two members of our new Yateley branch in recent articles, so now it’s the turn of our final Yateley agent, Senior Client Manager, Gavin Fry.
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Colouring competition – Last few days
The school’s might be back, but our creative colouring competition still has a few days for you to enter!
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What’s on in Yateley: September
To help plan your month and showcase some of the community events taking place, here's a small selection of 'What's On' in September.
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Unmissable incentives at Pembroke Manor
Summer reservation incentives at Pembroke Manor, Hook are making moving more affordable than ever, with no legal fees, reduced deposits and stamp duty paid.
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Coming soon to Yateley
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First time buyers: Exploring opportunities outside of London
A rising number of first time buyers are exploring beyond the boundaries of London to secure an affordable and practical first home. With our six branches running along the commuter belt, here is a quick overview of how they compare.
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Homes that are top of the class
An incredible 25% of parents have bought a home specifically due to the school catchment area, as such a hotly contested quality in family homes, we've highlighted properties for sale in our branch towns that get an A* for school locations.
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Prepare for the new EPC guidelines
It’s not long before the tougher EPC guidelines, encouraging landlords to boost their properties energy efficiency ratings, come into place. This needn’t be time consuming or costly, Crawford Moxley of Surrey Assessors gives his expert view on how this can be easily achieved.
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The spotlight is on… Kieran Egan
With our Yateley branch soon to open, now seems the perfect time to introduce one of Senior Client Managers, Kieran Egan. Kieran has been based at our Fleet branch but will be joining the Yateley team when we open the doors in just a few weeks’ time.
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Brand new home in Mytchett
We’re pleased to introduce a brand new home to Mytchett from AGM design and build. The property is still in construction phases but is due for completion soon, as such, we’d like to offer you an advance preview of this four bedroom home, soon to be available with a Guide Price of £725,000.
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Open House Events: 26th August
Here at Mackenzie Smith, we work hard to help you find your next home or investment. To make this easier, we have featured our Open House events for the upcoming week, be sure to check back each week to see what’s new.
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Which GBBO Worthy Kitchen Inspires You?
Prepare yourself for showstoppers and soggy bottoms galore as Britain’s favourite baking competition is back! That’s right, the eighth series of The Great British Bake Off returns to our screens on Tuesday 29th August (8pm), with this being the first GBBO to air on Channel 4.
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24th September: 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 Open House events as part of a weekly calendar blog. This will be worth keeping up to date with on a weekly basis if you're currently looking for your next home or investment property.
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Brand new to Fleet
We are pleased to introduce a new build property in the heart of Fleet from experienced developer, Sewrey Homes. This three bedroom, detached home has only recently been completed and brought to the market this week. We recommend early viewing bookings in order to avoid disappointment.
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Bake off is moving home
In what has probably been the biggest move of the week, it has been announced that The Great British Bake Off is moving to Channel 4, as if you didn’t already know! With that in mind, we've put together our 'Star Bakers'... some of our favourite kitchens from current properties available.
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Spacious family home to let in Elvetham Heath
This impressive five bedroom, detached property currently available to let, is situated in a splendid position on the outskirts of Elvetham Heath backing on to the golf course. This exceptional property offers substantial family accommodation including five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lounge, dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room.
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Sustainable. Happy. Easy.
Home is that restful space, where we can relax on the sofa at the end of a busy day. Wouldn’t the knowledge that you are taking care of your community and your pocket, make this all the more enjoyable?
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Surge of Buy-to-Let market activity
August saw an incredible month for the Buy-to-Let market with research from Connells Survey and Valuation showing an overall increase of 12.7%. The UK Buy-to-Let market accounts for 1 in 5 properties, providing an attractive investment opportunity offering growing and sustainable rental yields.
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A Commuter’s Dream
‘A commuter’s dream’ is a phrase we are all too familiar with. But what would make your dream commuter home? We've taken a look at our current properties and put together some of our most diverse homes, ideal for someone looking to get out of the city.
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Hot summer for local lettings
Well, the upset in the private rental sector widely predicted for this Summer never actually happened, despite changes to stamp duty, tax relief and of course the EU Referendum. In fact across all the areas that we cover for Lettings (Ash Vale, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney and Hook) we saw an increase in demand from prospective tenants.
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An idyllic family home in the perfect location
We are pleased to invite you to an open house on Saturday 24th September at the wonderful family home of Langley House, set in the desirable village of Hartley Wintney. The spacious four bedroom family home has clearly been well loved; a well-presented property with an abundance of features which really make the house a home.
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Stamp Duty Paid on New Homes
Set within a peaceful and secluded tree lined enclave on the edge of Taylor Wimpey’s Crookham Park development is a Crookham Copse, a brand new cul de sac with the wonderful benefit the of Stamp Duty being paid for you on completion of your purchase.
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Providence House Autumn Launch
Join us at Providence House, Hook on Saturday 17th September 10am-4pm for an exclusive preview of this excellent collection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Reserve at our Autumn Launch for 60% off legal fees* and 50% off management fees for the first year.
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Hart: The best place to live in the UK
Nestled away in the South’s glorious countryside and built up from a variety of historic and picturesque towns and villages it is easy to see how Hart has retained the enviable title of "Most desirable place to live" for 5 consecutive years.
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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. The importance of a postcode has never been greater for parents looking to get their children into their first choice school.
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Make A Haven of Your Spare Room
As the summer holidays near a conclusion, and your children return to University, we've put together a few ideas of what you could do with your spare room.
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Luxurious loft at The Convent
Founded in 1889 by the nuns of the Congregation of Christian Education, this former convent and later ladies' boarding and day school has now been completely redeveloped to provide modern homes of uncompromising quality. Immaculately renovated and restored, this elite two bedroom loft apartment at The Convent, Farnborough, is now available to rent.
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Choosing a Letting Agent?
When you are choosing a letting agent you have a very wide selection of agents to choose from all offering different levels of service and charging different levels of fees. As a landlord you are giving what could be your biggest asset to an agent, here is what you should consider.
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Back to nature in Elvetham Heath
If you aren’t familiar with the area, Elvetham Heath is renowned for its natural surroundings. This quiet cul-de-sac is surrounded by woodland, including a 48 acre nature reserve. This two bedroom apartment, available on the top floor within this popular development is a rare find.
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A Dream Project
Whether you are looking to build the dream, or looking for the next renovation, allow us to introduce you to this two bedroom bungalow, surrounded by the leafy green of Nately Scures. The property is just bursting with potential and can be seen at our Open House on Saturday 17th September.
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Unleash your personality into your new home
It is always a little strange when we move into a new home, it doesn’t quite feel like our own until we have unpacked our collection of little treasures or favourite mug! To help make your new house a home, we’ve come up with a few simple ideas.
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Victorian Charm with Modern Elegance
Simply elegant, is the only way to describe this charming and spacious Victorian home that provides versatile living areas across three floors. The house has been tastefully refurbished throughout and is centrally placed within Ash Vale village within walking distance to the local train stations and amenities.
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Ewshot Gardens: Welcome to Your Forever Home
Your forever home, understandably has high expectations to meet; stylish, adaptable, in a great neighbourhood? These are probably just some of the requirements that form only a fraction of your wish list. There are no compromises to be had when selecting that lasting home, with exceptional space and designer-style, could the stunning homes at Ewshot Gardens be the ‘One’ for you.
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Farnborough Park is an extremely popular area due to its large mature properties and good local schools. This light and airy three bedroom home is one such property, providing a spacious modern interior with two separate reception rooms and a conservatory, while outside there is a large garden that even provides space to extend (STPP).
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What are your Tax Obligations?
When you buy and sell property, it’s important to be aware of your property tax liabilities so that you can budget accordingly and of course, not fall out with the tax man. Here we provide a run through of the different tax obligations for Homebuyers and Landlords.
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Hartley Wintney Victorian
Set midway between the village High Street and Winchfield railway station, you will find this charming three bedroom Victorian house. The property is ideal for those who commute by rail and with two reception rooms and both a bathroom and a shower room, it is perfect for growing families.
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Things to Know Before Tiling Your Bathroom
Having decided on your tiles after scrolling through hundreds of inspirational bathroom photographs and catalogues, you’re now ready to roll with the tiling. Or are you? Here are some questions to consider before tiling begins.
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Exclusive Apartment Rental
Very rarely do these apartments set in arguably the most prestigious complex in Farnborough become available. This extremely well presented, two double bedroom first floor apartment features private balcony views over well tended southerly gardens and two allocated parking spaces.
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A Town House with Style
Unlike other town houses, this beautifully presented property has the benefit of having all the living accommodation to the ground floor with the wonderful addition of a large conservatory. This stunning and quite unique, five bedroom town house stands elegantly within South Farnborough, close to the King George V playing fields and local schools.
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Contemporary Home in Sherfield-on-Loddon
Fresh and contemporary, this spacious two bedroom home is just two years old and delivers high specification finishes and a crisp, immaculately presented interior. The fresh neutral décor perfectly complements the free flowing layout of the property, bringing together contemporary living spaces that are sociable and ideal for entertaining.
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Tips to Help Sell your Home
You’ve finally made the heart-wrenching decision to sell your house and have listed it on the market. At Mackenzie Smith we do everything we can to sell your property from blogs and social media to bespoke emails and editorials. However, there are some things that you can do, here are our top tips.
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What Will You Do With The Patch?
Developers, this is one for you. Set within the countryside village of Ash Green, you will find a three bedroom house nestled within grounds of approximately 3.15 acres. The house is in need of complete renovation and this, combined with the land, provides an excellent development opportunity (STPP).
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Family Home in Empress Park
Empress Park in Farnborough has always been a prestigious location, with its mix of detached properties and close proximity to Farnborough Hill and the sixth form college. This immaculate and spacious three bedroom house stands proud within this area and presents a beautifully laid out interior as well as a delightful rear garden.
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Spacious Waterside Home
If you can imagine sitting in your garden, enjoying a summer drink while looking over a tranquil canal, then this property is for you. Scenic views over the Basingstoke Canal can be found from this exceptionally located, four bedroom detached home in Fleet.
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Base Rate Reduction & Mortgages
Last week the Bank of England announced the first reduction in the bank’s base rate since March 2009, taking it to a new historical low of 0.25%. This is good news for borrowers and the housing market as new lower rates will attract buyers, furthermore, buy-to-let investors could see an increased return on cash invested.
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Stylish Mews in South Farnborough
If you are looking for a stylish property to rent, you might like to view this newly converted one bedroom mews style terrace house that is presented in immaculate order. Set in the popular area of South Farnborough, the property is perfectly placed for the village style café’s and amenities.
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Fall Deeply in Deepcut
There is much to love about this Edwardian two bedroom house, set within the Surrey village of Deepcut. Two charming reception rooms provide the perfect place to relax and entertain, while a first floor bathroom, a well appointed kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, garage and a landscaped rear garden perfectly complement the home.
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Turn Your Garden into a Living Room
Do you dream about expanding your living space, having more room to relax, to enjoy family activities or simply rejuvenating in peaceful surrounds? If so, here are some ideas to transform your outside space and bring some interior comforts to your garden.
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This Home is Truly a Tardis
At first glance you could be forgiven for being confused about this property, but take a moment to come and have a look and it will soon make sense. Agents often use the term, deceptively spacious, but there is no term that better suits this Tardis like, four bedroom home.
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Converted Victorian Apartment
Apartments that have been created from older buildings have so much to offer, they are more spacious and sometimes exhibit features from the original building. This one bedroom apartment is one such residence and is situated within a prominent building in the very heart of Hartley Wintney village.
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Take a Walk Through the Hawthorns
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Taylor Wimpey’s exceptional new housing development of Crookham Park. Many streets are now complete with residents enjoying everyday life and we are very proud to be acting as the sales agent for the upcoming Hawthorns area, a wonderful collection of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses.
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Excellent Property, Excellent Location
Standing majestically on a corner plot, this five bedroom house provides plenty of space for the family and even features air conditioning. Set within a cul de sac off one of Fleet’s premier tree lined residential roads; the property has pleasant surroundings as well as being within walking distance of the town.
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Chocolate Box Cottage
Bramley is an historical village in North Hampshire, full of charming period properties, a 12th century church and quaint village amenities. It is here that you will find Rose Cottage, a simply beautiful Chocolate Box thatched cottage that dates back to at least the time of the English Civil War in 1642.
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Refurbishment Project with Space to Extend (STPP)
If you are looking for a project where you have the opportunity to extend as well as refurbish, then this is the one for you. Set on a large plot, there is room to extend to both the side and rear of the house (STPP).
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18th Century Charm At Your Convenience
Let’s take a step back in time this Saturday 30th July, at this Victorian home in Ash Vale, dating back to the 1870’s. With three bedrooms, two reception rooms and open fireplaces, this double fronted detached home is true to form. Not only does it present space and versatility, but it possesses a prized sense of character.
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A Happy Heart of the Home
It’s the place we eat, we laugh, make a mess and gather as a family, it is of course the kitchen. The kitchen is quite rightly, the heart of every home and a room we could not live without. Here are some ideas to enhance this social yet practical space.
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What is the Rental Market Doing?
Demand remains high in the rental sector, here Lettings Director - Michael Clarke, discusses this and provides his latest advice.
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Mews Rental in South Farnborough
If you are looking for a stylish property to rent, just for yourself, you might like to view this newly converted one bedroom mews style terrace house that is presented in immaculate order.
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A House with Kerb Appeal
Magnificent kerb appeal complimented by an airy spacious interior makes this four bedroom home a delight. Within are versatile living areas that include three reception rooms, all set within a quiet cul de sac, close to schools, Hook station and the village centre.
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A Charismatic Cottage With A View
Cottage living transpires as the idyllic getaway for many of us, being a place we often associate with scenic countryside views whilst snuggling in front of a wood burner. The authentic charms, period features and established surroundings of this wonderful home, make this idyll a reality.
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Buy A Show Home With All The Furniture
Just on the outskirts of Aldershot, there is a brand new community of homes; Maida, Wellesley by Bellway Homes. Within the development you will find their stunning Show Home, a three storey, town house which boasts four generous double bedrooms and comes with all the display furniture included.
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Endless Opportunities at Vast Victorian Property
Whether you are looking for a renovation project to create your dream family home, or are a developer looking for your next investment project, this very large Victorian house in South Farnborough provides many options.
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Find Your Forever Home at Ewshot Gardens
This new development is truly an exceptional site and will greatly enhance the already sought after area of Church Crookham. Beautifully finished, Plot 10 provides a very spacious interior and could genuinely be your Forever Home.
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There are now more and more laws governing how to rent property in England and for this reason, it is vitally important to get the correct advice from an ARLA registered agent. Here at Mackenzie Smith, we are indeed ARLA registered, providing you with a professional service from a qualified agent. Here is some guidance on legislation.
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Flex Your Budget
When it comes to your home buying budget, it can pay to look further afield than your local area or think outside of the box, you may be surprised by what you could find. Here is a selection of properties, all under £300,000.
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Large Cottage to Rent in Hook
Hook's popularity continues to flourish due to its main line station and great location, just six miles from the large shopping centre at Basingstoke yet surrounded by swathes of countryside. Set down a quiet unmade lane on the outskirts of Hook, you will find this beautiful three bedroom cottage.
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Open House at The Croft
Set on the fringes of Ash Green is The Croft, Bellway Homes’ elegant development of just 39 houses. On Saturday 23rd July we are holding an Open House at the beautifully decorated Show Home, to give you a chance to view this and the last four properties.
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Tips to Avoid Purchase Fall Throughs
While the vast majority of sales proceed to completion without a hiccup, it can be enormously disappointing if a sale does fall though. Reasons for sales falling through vary, but one thing is for sure, the faster you can get to exchange, the less opportunity there is for changes of mind. Here are some tips for a swift exchange.
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A House for the Green Fingered
Fleet has always been a desirable place to live, with its good schools, train links to London and Fleet Pond Nature Reserve providing the perfect place for a relaxing stroll. If you are looking for a family home within this excellent area, we have this wonderful four bedroom house that also features a delightful garden.
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Stay Secure This Summer
Now that summer is here many of us will be sitting out in the garden, taking the children to the park and trawling travel blogs for holiday inspiration; but it’s important not to overlook home security, as it may not just be you, who will take advantage of the warmer weather.
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Downsize Without Compromise
Downsize without compromise within the elegance of this luxury two bedroom apartment with its own roof terrace. The building was constructed in 2004 in the style of Victorian grandeur and is set within six acres of private landscaped grounds within the much sought after area of Finchampstead.
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Are You Looking For A New Apartment?
Are you looking to purchase an apartment, close to commuter links and with the style and quality of finish you would expect from a contemporary development? If your answer is yes, join us at our Show Apartment Open Day at Providence House in Hook on Saturday 2nd July.
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Landlords – We Protect Your Money
As an ARLA licenced Lettings Agent, not only do we provide you with the very best advice on your property and keep you up to date with new legislation, but we also protect all money held on your behalf in a designated customer account safeguarded by NFoPP Regulation.
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Cosy Cottage for Rent
Cottages conjure images of cosy fireside lounges, exposed beams, pretty gardens and village settings. If that is your ideal vision, you may be interested in renting this charming two bedroom cottage that is tucked away within the village of Hartley Wintney.
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Secrets to a Gorgeous Garden
When it comes to our gardens, we could all do with an injection of inspiration to really optimise the invaluable living space that is on offer. Whatever your garden size, we thought we would let you in on a few secrets to get your garden gorgeous and fit for the summer.
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Delivering both Appeal & Convenience
After a hard day’s work there is nothing better than being able to stroll back to a comfy home with character and style. This three bedroom cottage in Hook delivers just this, as it lies within the heart of Hook village and presents a delightful and deceptively spacious interior.
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Modern Comforts Meet Edwardian Charm
The village of Ash Vale features many period homes of charm and character and this is certainly one of them. Dating back to the early 1900’s, this six double bedroom family home presents a spacious, well presented interior whilst displaying many original features.
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Stunning Eco Home
Many of us are now very much keeping the economy of a house in mind when we are looking to purchase our next home. If this is you, you will definitely be interested in this fantastic bungalow as it has many eco features from solar panels to passive heating.
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Five Bedrooms & a Studio
Whether you work from home or simply have a large family, this wonderfully spacious house in Hartley Wintney has plenty of room to accommodate you. As well as five bedrooms and three reception rooms, there is also an outside office and potential for a ground floor annexe (STPP).
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Looking to Rent in Fleet?
Fleet is a commuter’s dream, you can be in London within an hour via the local rail station and yet you have the benefit of enjoying excellent walks at Fleet Pond and the Basingstoke Canal. If you are looking to rent a property in this thriving town that offers the best of both this could be the home for you.
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How Your Kitchen Appliances Can Save You Money
When we look to save money on our energy bills, we usually shop around providers, check our insulation or buy energy efficient bulbs. But did you know, how you use your kitchen appliances can also save you money?
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Elegant, Spacious, Canal Side Home
Exclusive access to the Basingstoke Canal towpath, an annexe wing and an elegant interior that is both light and spacious, make this a special home indeed. The property is an absolute delight, privately tucked away, refurbished and featuring a wonderful woodland backdrop to the large garden, it is a must see.
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Stunning Cottage in a Stunning Village
Hartley Wintney has always been a sought after location, with its bustling high street, beautiful common of ancient oaks, excellent restaurants and the cricket green; you get a real sense of village community within pretty surroundings. Just a short walk from the high street, you will find this charming period cottage.
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Tips for Moving with Pets
Moving home can be a stressful time and if you have pets it can be a worrying experience. We want your move to be as stress-free as possible and so we have some useful tips to help you plan ahead and help your animal friends settle into their new homes.
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Bathe in a Clock Tower
Behind the grandeur of a beautiful Victorian façade, you will find this luxury loft apartment where the rear of the iconic clock face is revealed through a glass pane. The property is stunning, comes fully furnished and is in walking distance of Farnborough’s town and main line station, making it a commuters dream.
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Do You Want to Work From Home?
More and more of us are now choosing to work from home. With this in mind, homes that offer studies, converted lofts or out buildings, can be extremely attractive to purchasers. Here are some useful tips on working from home and properties that provide these valuable work spaces.
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Enjoying a picturesque waterside setting and only a short distance from Fleet station, is this modern two bedroom apartment that is ideally positioned for the commuter. Set on the first floor, the apartment is immaculately presented and is amidst pleasant scenery with two allocated parking spaces.
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Gardens to Maximise Potential
If you are selling, it may be an idea to give your garden a pre-sale maintenance makeover. Here we have to simple ideas to help maximise the impact of outside space when selling your property.
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Would You Like to Buy a Show House?
When a new development opens we are always asked, when is the Show Home for sale? Show Homes are always the premier property within a development, with lots of extra features and a beautifully decorated interior. The Show Home at Bellway Homes’ elegant development, The Croft, is no exception and is now available to purchase.
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Contemporary Style: Open Plan Living
Open plan living has become a growing trend, with more of us adapting our homes, or seeking out homes, with such bright and spacious open plan living areas. If you are looking for such a space in your next home, we have just the thing.
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A Look Back at Nearly 30 Years in Lettings
How times change – and I have to say, largely for the better. When I first started in estate agency in 1987, it was a very different place and over the years, increasing advances in technology have hugely improved every aspect of property sales and lettings.
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A New Addition to Our Lettings Team
I am very pleased to introduce Andrew Williams who has recently joined our lettings team. As our department goes from strength to strength, it is vitally important to ensure we have sufficient and knowledgeable staff to ensure our Landlords and Tenants are supported every step of the way.
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17th Century Country House
Hook House is a beautiful Grade II Listed, 17th Century residence, set amidst two acres of established grounds. Formally a hotel, the property presents a variety of uses, including that of a substantial family home.
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Visit the Show Home at Ewshot Gardens
With Phase 2 starting to be released at Ewshot Gardens, Church Crookham, now is the time to view the elegant show home and see for yourself the exceptional quality of finish that makes this wonderful new development so special.
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ISA’s for Homes & ISA’s for Life
If you are looking to save for your first home, there is a government scheme currently available to help you save for your deposit and another one has been announced that will come into effect in 2017. Both the schemes are ISA’s and if you are looking to save, we have all the details.
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A Short Walk to Fleet Pond
If you are looking for a family home that is well presented, has plenty of space and is close to both the convenience of a town and the tranquillity of countryside, we have just the thing. This substantial detached four bedroom house has been the subject of much enhancement and is walking distance of Fleet Pond and station.
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Turn the Heat up this Summer
There is nothing more precious than spending quality time with our loved ones and what better excuse than a barbecue? With the summer now in tow, a sizzling barbecue, cool drinks and the loving company of our family and friends are the obvious choices to enjoy the longer days.
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How to Keep Your Tenants
As a landlord there are always concerns of how long a tenant will stay in a property? Will there be a high turnover? And, how long will it take to find a new tenant when the property is vacant? Here at Mackenzie Smith it is our responsibility to give the correct advice to ensure that you obtain the maximum rent.
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Spacious Masionette for the Commuter
Finding a rental property that provides spacious accommodation, close to commuter routes and at a pocket friendly price may seem a tall order, but we have exactly that. This refurbished three bedroom maisonette is spacious and light and features its own roof terrace as well as being excellent value for money.
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Contemporary Family Home in Tongham
The town versus country debate has been long-standing, but suppose you could have it all? Offering the perfect balance of village life with easy access to amenities, this detached four bedroom family home is ideal for the commuter or the growing family who want to lead a quieter, slower paced lifestyle.
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Spacious Village Rental
This spacious two bedroom semi-detached house presents excellent rental accommodation and is situated within the popular village of Tongham, close to local amenities and Ash Manor School. Tongham is a small Surrey village located close to the north east Hampshire and Surrey border.
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Show Apartment Open Day
If you have not yet visited the stunning Show Apartment at Providence House, or you would like to view it again, we are holding an Open Day on Saturday 21st May from 10am-4pm, giving you a chance to see for yourself the excellent finishes and attention to detail that lay within these stylish homes.
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Elegant New Home at Ewshot Gardens
Now that Phase 1 is sold, we are starting to see the next release of the stunning new homes at Ewshot Gardens in Church Crookham. This new development is truly an exceptional site and will greatly enhance an already sought after neighbourhood.
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Expansive Home & Grounds in a Semi-Rural Setting
On the edge of Yateley, is a lovely semi-rural area where you will find woodland walks, fishing lakes, older style cottages and this wonderfully spacious five/six bedroom home with endless possibilities. The house is set amidst stunning grounds that extend over 1.5 acres and has the potential to create an annexe and develop existing outbuildings.
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Farnborough Town House to Rent
Perfectly located within Central Farnborough, you find this stunning three bedroom town house with spacious accommodation that includes a balcony from the master bedroom suite. Set close to the Business Park, town centre and train station, this chic contemporary home is perfect for professional couples and families.
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A Period Apartment to Treasure
Uncovering a truly stunning piece of architectural history brings upon a journey of discovery, with a grand stone staircase providing exclusive access to stunning landscaped grounds, beautiful high ceilings, and a fresh modern interior, this two bedroom apartment is truly one you would want to uncover.
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Landlords and Tenants – Know what you are signing up for
The ‘buy-to-let’ market is here to stay, with more and more people letting out their property and more and more people looking to rent. This is excellent news, but it can go seriously wrong for landlords and tenants if it is not done properly. Both Landlords and Tennant need to get expert advice.
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In April 2016 the House Builders Federation and Glenigan published the New Housing Pipeline Q4 2015 Report. The report outlines quarterly data for the number of housing units and number of housing projects granted detailed planning approval since 2008.
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Best of Both: Style & Convenience
Style and convenience are two factors we do not want to compromise on when it comes to purchasing our cherished new home. So with a balcony offering scenic views over picturesque Odiham, this contemporary two bedroom apartment duly delivers to the best of both – style and convenience.
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Great New App for Tenants & Landlords
We are pleased to announce the launch of new software that will greatly benefit Tenants & Landlords. The new My Property File App allows Landlords to view their statements and renewal dates and allows Tenants to report maintenance issues.
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Style & Space, Water Side
Exclusive access to the Basingstoke Canal gives this four bedroom detached home a unique appeal and this, coupled with the stylish, spacious interior, makes the property a real water side find. The property has a wonderful crisp, chic finish and is conveniently located off a popular residential street in Ash Vale, close to amenities.
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Is Your Garden Secure?
Now that the warmer weather is with us, we shall be getting out our garden furniture and possibly buying new furniture, but is your garden secure? Are you taking the correct steps to ensure your lovely garden set and shed belongings are properly locked away?
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