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NEW Bancroft Close Guide £575,000 An immaculately presented and tastefully finished three bedroom semi-detached house, in a pleasant cul-de-sac close to the station. Hall, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/dining room, utlity room, wc, sitting room, front and rear garden, off-street parking, stunning annexe EPC Rating - D NEW Girton Guide £580,000 A substantial five bedroom semi-detached family home with attractive gardens and parking in the heart of this popular village. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 5 bedrooms, family bathroom, integral garage, off-street parking, established 94ft rear garden EPC Rating - E Looking for a brand new home? Contact our New Homes team in Cambridge: 01223 323130 INTRODUCING THE VILLAGE SQUARE, A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF 2 & 3 BEDROOM HOMES NESTLED ON THE EDGE OF THE BUSTLING MARKET TOWN OF NEWMARKET. AVAILABLE WITH A 5% DEPOSIT & HELP TO BUY 01223 800860 The Village Square | 18 Larch Way | Kings Warren | Red Lodge | IP28 8YL 10

CHAIN REACTION: take the stress out of buying and selling So how do we make sure a chain stays together? Well, here is my list of top tips to ensure a smooth sale. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. If you are selling, get your initial paperwork done early – a solicitor cannot send out a draft contract until you have filled out the forms they need to check you are who you say you are. There is no point insisting on a fast exchange of contracts if you delay the start of the process. “Many people think they have sold when they accept an offer.” If you’ve had work done to the house, make sure you have the guarantees or building regulation sign-off to prove that everything has been completed properly. On the buyer’s side, providing the right paperwork on time is key to getting a mortgage offer quickly. Mortgage offers take more time than you think. If that utility bill is out of date by the time you send it, you will have to start again I was recently asked what was the biggest property chain I’ve found myself working in? Last year our Cambridge office had a chain with 12 properties. Agreed, that is pretty unusual, but this particular deal was a split chain where one of the couples in the chain each had a house to sell, adding to the numbers involved. That’s 12 different sets of buyers (20 individuals, as many were couples), 12 surveyors, 12 solicitors and countless chances for the deals to fall flat. Jane Bailey, Cambridge Office It wasn’t the most straightforward. but we got that deal over the line. It was nice to hear from our client afterwards that they felt it definitely wouldn’t have gone through without us. Many people think they have sold when they accept an offer. However, until contracts have been exchanged, either side can pull out of the sale, buyer or seller. And, across the country, 35% of agreed sales fall through, not only causing distress to at least one side but also incurring expensive solicitor and surveyor fees. Communication is king. With a chain, making sure that milestones are reached at the right time is vital. With the rise of online estate agents and solicitors, talking to a real person about eliminating a blockage in the sales pipeline is becoming more and more difficult. Having someone on your side who can talk to (and badger) the different estate agents, solicitors, surveyors and other professionals is really important Don’t underestimate the importance of your agent’s office. This is the place that surveyors come to get access to conduct the survey. It is also the place where keys can be held, ready to be handed over to the buyer as soon as completion takes place. Having someone on hand who knows the sale inside out, definitely helps to keep things on track. “Mortgage offers take more time than you think.” 12 13

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