Thursday, March 13, 2014

Surrey Demands New Properties

It has often been the trend in England for buyers to seek out older homes on excellent plots in order to knock down and re-build to their own specification and design. In some respect these owners are doing just the same as developers but on a smaller scale.

New home developers today, provide properties, often on brown-field sites, with homes that suit our current lifestyles. This includes apartments for young professionals, starter homes for families and the larger detached properties and town houses for families close to schools and amenities with the benefit of 'all the work being done for them'. Even so, new homes offer the budding DIY-enthusiast a blank canvas on which to stamp their own mark should they wish to. It is a myth that home renovations of older style properties is the only way to achieve this.

Just as a new bespoke Wentworth Estate home in Surrey with all the latest in modern technologies from surround sound systems to ultra modern kitchens, your new home from quality developers can have all the latest technology as well.

It is also possible for buyers to have a say in the property design internally and externally. At one of the new developments in Virginia Water, for example, buyers are able to decide on the layout of non-load bearing internal walls allowing you to tailor your home to suit your particular lifestyle.
A new home today must adhere to strict government compliance rules on build specification resulting in far more environmentally-friendly properties with an excellent standard of finish. Most developers also offer buyers the peace of mind of build warranties.

With interest rates at their lowest mark since the Second World War, those who have been sitting out the recession are now finding themselves financially in a position to move.

With house values overall having also dropped, buyers looking to move up the ladder are finding that they can afford a lot more for their money and so in some cases are out bidding their rival buyers to secure their homes.

Of course with new homes complicated property chains are avoided as you are buying homes without a chain direct from the developer. For many, this is a huge appeal to reduce the 'stress' of moving home.

Here are few reasons to buy 'new':
  • More environmentally friendly than older properties
  • Can include the latest in technology and bespoke additions
  • No long chains to be caught up in
  • Developer incentives and buyer rewards
  • Most come with 10 year warranty protection
  • Homes built to suit peoples' lives today
  • You don't need to renovate to put your 'stamp' on a property, new homes come as a blank canvas­­
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Houses to fall in love with this Valentines Day

Looking for a love shack?  Here are top 4 recommendations from Barton Wyatt estate agents in Surrey.
 

Park Place For a perfect romantic evening choose
Park Place in Windlesham, Surrey which has its very own cinema complete with box office and pop corn machine.
 This magnificent country house is set over three floors and 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.


Park Place cinema 





Built in 1995, this Georgian style property has been built to an exceptionally high standard.  The imposing reception hall with a central staircase, marble and granite floors with under-floor heating, a hand-made kitchen and custom made furniture in many parts of the house all blend to create a unique and wonderful home.

The ample garage will house 3 cars and has a staff flat over.  A generous cottage in the grounds offers further accommodation with kitchen, living area, 3 beds and bathrooms. 
 
Priced at £6,250,000.  


Ashworth House master bed suite Next up is the master bedroom suite in 
Ashworth House in Sunninghill, Berkshire.  This gargantuan suite covers 720 square feet of pure luxury.  
Ashworth House sits within substantial landscaped grounds and reflects meticulous attention to detail in design, specification and architectural integrity - again setting the benchmark for building excellence.

Ashworth House The property offers exceptional accommodation, arranged over three storeys, boasting a magnificent central galleried staircase with spectacular chandelier, three large reception rooms ideal for entertaining, while the kitchen/family room with an orangery opening out into the garden is the informal heart of the home. Upstairs there are en-suite bathrooms to all six of the bedrooms plus a bonus bedroom/games room.  Staff can also easily be accommodated within the annexe which is found over the triple garage.

Priced at £4,250,000.

September Song Kitchen If staying in and cooking for your loved one is your perfect valentines evening then look no further than September Song in Wentworth, Surrey where the kitchen is a masterpiece.

September Song is situated on one of the most prestigious roads on the Wentworth Estate. The house is totally unique having been designed by Lewandowski Willcox Architects. 

A contemporary design with interesting September Song shaped rooms and split levels gives the house an abundance of character and charm all of its own, ideal for entertaining and contemporary family life. 
  
The house boasts 4 reception rooms, a master bedroom with en-suite dressing room and bathroom, two further bedrooms suites,  a further two bedrooms with a shared jack and jill bathroom.  The house also has a laundry, study, a lift from the garage which houses 5 cars and landscape gardens of 1.86 acres.



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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Office for National Statistics reports rising house prices are keeping children in the nest

Article provided by Barton Wyatt Estate Agents Surrey


As reported on the BBC today, 25% of young adults in the UK in their 20's and early 30's, more than 3.3 million, now live with their parents as rising house prices delay them from getting onto the property ladder, according to the latest Office for National Statistics data.
With this trend in mind, parents are increasingly considering homes which can accommodate a fuller nest for longer.
Here are two examples of properties on the market today which would really suit the 21st century family:

Ashworth House, Holland Place, Sunninghill

A six bedroom residence located in the heart of the home counties just 2 miles from Ascot racecourse.

Ashworth House sits within substantial landscaped grounds and reflects meticulous attention to detail in design, specification and architectural integrity - again setting the benchmark for building excellence.

The property offers exceptional accommodation, arranged over three storeys, boasting a magnificent central galleried staircase with spectacular chandelier, three large reception rooms ideal for entertaining, while the kitchen/family room with an orangery opening out into the garden is the informal heart of the home.

Upstairs there are en-suite bathrooms to all six of the bedrooms plus a bonus bedroom/games room.  An annexe which is found over the triple garage has its own lobby entrance and has a small kitchen which would be ideal for older children.

Or perhaps this house in Wentworth would work with lots of bedrooms and a separate au-pair suite to house some overgrown 'Children':

Whickham, Wentworth, Surrey

A recently completed brand new classically styled and luxuriously appointed family home, ready for immediate occupation and fully furnished. Situated on a south facing corner plot of approximately half an acre in the exclusive Wentworth Estate.

The property has a superb layout ideally suited to the contemporary family lifestyle making the best of the south facing rear gardens. The hub of the house is a stunning Lida cucina kitchen with state of the art appliances. On the  Whickam Kitchen first floor is a very generous master bedroom suite and encompassing a dressing room, large bathroom and sitting room area. Over the double garage is a well-equipped staff/au-pair suite with its own entrance and staircase to be self-contained if desired.

On the second floor, there is the fifth bedroom and bathroom as well as an adaptable games room which of course could also be a sixth bedroom. The property has been fully furnished by award winning interior designers, Alexander James, and is ready for immediate occupation for a superb lifestyle.
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Fill Your House

Kirsty's new adventure is to promote the free furniture.

I think it is a brilliantly well-timed programme; especially given the financial hardship that people are going through.

3 of the online sites that she keeps referring to are:

Freecycle
Freegle
Gumtree

But also, there are a number of other ideas as well.

Well done Kirsty...
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BMW Servicing in Wokingham

Needless to say how important getting your car regularly serviced is. The 2 key reasons are:

  • the road safety of the car
  • low ongoing maintenance costs for repairs

Especially if you own an upmarket vehicle, such as Mercedes Benz, or BMW. After all, BMW vehicles are not the cheapest in the market.

If you are looking for mechanics that specialise in BMW servicing in Wokingham, it is very find a ttusted mechanic who specialises in certain BMWs; especially your type of BMW.

BMW Certification

A BMW certified car mechanic would be your best option.

To attain the BMW certification, they would have had to undertake rigorous training as well as exams to prove that they are knowledgeable with the overall setup of the BMW vehicles.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ashes

This Ashes series is probably the opportunity pull in a lot of new fans into the game of cricket. I do not usually follow cricket unless it is a special occasion, such as the Ashes or the World Championships but what a fantastic contest we have witnessed this week.

Top hustle from both England and the Australia cricket teams.

Everyone was touting a 5-0 English win but Aussie team put up an incredible fight, and almost clinched the first game.

But England have displayed an even better come back to claim the title.

I hope the remaining games in the series are as exciting as this one.

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Letting Agents Sunningdale

Letting Agents Sunningdale

If you are a tenant looking for a property to rent in the delightful Sunningdale area of Berkshire, you are recommended to contact the local Letting Agents in Sunningdale. You can find their details either in the local papers, by driving around in the area looking for their ‘To Let’ advertising boards or by simply using the internet.

Once in contact with your chosen agent/s, they will ask you many details regarding your circumstances, when you need to move, what facilities you need to have close by and also the budget you have available to spend.  Letting Agents in Sunningdale will have access to a wide portfolio of properties and will take the time to match your requirements to suitable properties.  They will then find a convenient time to escort you to view the property. During the viewing you will have time to ask questions about the house, local area and to understand what is being left at the property. As some properties will be occupied by other tenants, it is always advisable to check which furnishings are being rented with the property and which ones are owned by the current tenant, to avoid disappointment at a later stage!

After viewing as many suitable properties with the Letting Agent in Sunningdale and you are happy with the area and local amenities/schools, etc. you may be ready to make a decision on a particular property. Before making an offer, it is a good idea to arrange a second viewing at a different time of the day than you first viewed.  A good time of the day would be early evening or at the weekend.  This will enable you to see the neighbours, perhaps find out how noisy it is from children and how many cars are parked on the street.  If you have any questions about the area, now would be a good time to chat with the neighbours and ask their opinion.

Once you are happy that you have made the right decision on your chosen property, contact the relevant Letting Agent in Sunningdale and make your interest known. Let them know how much you are willing to offer, how soon you can move in and the length of the tenancy you require.  If there are any items that you need added to the property or any maintenance that you feel needs addressing before you move in, now is the time to mention it.  Once your offer has been accepted, you should receive a letter confirming this and any additional requirements that have been agreed.


Once you have completed and passed a credit reference check with the Letting Agent in Sunningdale, you will be expected to sign a tenancy agreement and pay the final balance.  Upon completing this paperwork, you will normally attend a check-in with an independent inventory clerk where meter readings will be taken and the house will then be ready for you to move into. 

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Ramadan prayer times for Maidenhead (Berkshire, UK)

by  http://www.salahtimes.com
9 Jul 2013 - 7 Aug 2013
High Latitude Method:One Seventh Rule
Prayer Calculation Method:Islamic Society of North America
Asar Calculation Method:Hanafi
Date Suhur Fajr Iftar Magrib Isha
Tue 9 Jul 03:51 03:51 21:19 21:19 22:24
Wed 10 Jul 03:52 03:52 21:18 21:18 22:24
Thu 11 Jul 03:53 03:53 21:17 21:17 22:23
Fri 12 Jul 03:54 03:54 21:17 21:17 22:23
Sat 13 Jul 03:55 03:55 21:16 21:16 22:22
Sun 14 Jul 03:55 03:55 21:15 21:15 22:21
Mon 15 Jul 03:56 03:56 21:14 21:14 22:21
Tue 16 Jul 03:57 03:57 21:13 21:13 22:20
Wed 17 Jul 03:58 03:58 21:12 21:12 22:19
Thu 18 Jul 03:59 03:59 21:10 21:10 22:19
Fri 19 Jul 04:00 04:00 21:09 21:09 22:18
Sat 20 Jul 04:01 04:01 21:08 21:08 22:17
Sun 21 Jul 04:02 04:02 21:07 21:07 22:16
Mon 22 Jul 04:03 04:03 21:06 21:06 22:15
Tue 23 Jul 04:04 04:04 21:04 21:04 22:14
Wed 24 Jul 04:05 04:05 21:03 21:03 22:13
Thu 25 Jul 04:06 04:06 21:02 21:02 22:12
Fri 26 Jul 04:07 04:07 21:00 21:00 22:11
Sat 27 Jul 04:08 04:08 20:59 20:59 22:10
Sun 28 Jul 04:09 04:09 20:57 20:57 22:09
Mon 29 Jul 04:10 04:10 20:56 20:56 22:08
Tue 30 Jul 04:11 04:11 20:54 20:54 22:07
Wed 31 Jul 04:12 04:12 20:52 20:52 22:06
Thu 1 Aug 04:13 04:13 20:51 20:51 22:04
Fri 2 Aug 04:14 04:14 20:49 20:49 22:03
Sat 3 Aug 04:15 04:15 20:47 20:47 22:02
Sun 4 Aug 04:16 04:16 20:46 20:46 22:01
Mon 5 Aug 04:17 04:17 20:44 20:44 22:00
Tue 6 Aug 04:18 04:18 20:42 20:42 21:58
Wed 7 Aug 04:19 04:19 20:40 20:40 21:57

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Surrey swings back into action as developers start construction of new super homes

Article by Barton Wyatt Letting Agents Sunningdale


Bucking the trend of a relatively flat UK property market, Surrey based award-winning estate agent, Barton Wyatt is pleased to announce an impressive 116% increase in sales to date in 2011 compared to the same period last year.

And it is not just the sales department at Barton Wyatt in Virginia Water enjoying success this year - the rental division is also reporting an upturn in their figures.

James Wyatt, Partner of the family run estate agency Barton Wyatt, comments:

"Reviewing the year on year sales figures we can see that despite the enquiry level remaining almost identical to 2010 we have experienced a 116% increase in sales. The clients that are coming in to see us tend to be very serious about a purchase and are not simply viewing multi-million pound houses which they will never be able to afford.

"As well as the sales department, our lettings division, which experienced a slowdown in 2010 due to some of our corporate clients keeping their overseas employees at home, has seen uplift with many more houses being let this year compared to last."

In response to this demand, Virginia Water is seeing a return of the large, lavish modern homes being built off-plan by developers who sense that the local market is recovering. Millgate Homes is one such developer who is once again active in the area and who uses Barton Wyatt as an agent for their properties. David Wrigley, Head of Sales and Marketing, comments:

"As one of Surrey and Berkshire's leading developers, Millgate Homes is focused on seeking out the most desirable sites, optimising planning, designing with passion and building with integrity. At this level so many things are important to us and to the new owner - elevations/external materials/landscaping/location are all finalised prior to build.  We pride ourselves on creating a specification that actually works for home owners - building it as if it were your own.

"We look for the same passion from our agents, such as Barton Wyatt.  They are a highly respected local agent, they have the right connections and the very best area knowledge.  For us they are the clear market leaders in the Wentworth area."

Millgate Homes is finding that in addition to asking prices rising, land prices in the area are going through the roof and are in agreement with the recent Knight Frank report which revealed that land prices in the Greater London area rose by 2.3% in Q2 2011.

James Wyatt explains what is happening in his area:

"Land prices vary from district to district.  In Wentworth and Virginia Water we have seen the price of land increase at a phenomenal rate.  We find that our postcodes tend to mirror those of Chelsea, Westminster, West End etc where land is at an absolute premium and developers know that they can make really good money by taking down the old and replacing with something new and sophisticated."

For more details on property for sale in Virginia Water or Sunningdale, please contact Barton Wyatt.

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