Brand new community
Henwood Place, at Willesborough, Ashford is nearly complete – so now is the last chance to have an input into the finish of a new home there. With the final phase of construction now underway, the final buyers can still choose the finishing touches to their new homes. So from tiles to work surfaces, your home can be just how you would like it. The new four-bedroom semidetached homes at Henwood Place are in a private road off Gordon Close. With a range of buyers from professional couples and families to more mature buyers downsizing from large family homes, Henwood Place has already developed a real sense of community. Now the majority of the new homes have been sold, Jones Homes Southern has released the final phase of homes for sale, including the show home – and doesn’t expect them to remain available for long. “We have had plenty of interest in Henwood Place,” says Sara Stanhope, sales and marketing director for Jones Homes Southern. Jones Homes is also offering its Easymove scheme which helps buyers sell their home. Anyone reserving plot 29, a semi-detached four-bedroom home priced at £292,500, gets a free premium flooring package and a range of integrated appliances to a It has a kitchen, living room, dining room, a master bedroom with an en suite, a family bathroom, three further bedrooms, a large single garage and a utility area. For more on Henwood Place and Easymove, contact the Jones Homes’ team on 01233 629858 from 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday to Monday inclusive.
SINCE a front door is one of the first things potential buyers see when viewing a property, it is an important part of creating that all important positive first impression. Does a front door with peeling paint, a broken bell and dirty marks affect the saleability of your home? Would a cluttered front garden, unkempt hedges and an overgrown front lawn put a potential buyer off? I can tell you that the answer to both of these questions is “yes.” In such a tough market, your kerb appeal is key. You need to get potential buyers through the door. You don’t need to spend much money – a few simple touches can go a long way. If you have a really grotty front door then it would be sensible to replace it with a new one. If it’s just a case of peeling paint then re-painting it is an easy way to create a fresh new look. Clear the pavement of rubbish and weeds as well as the drive or path. Smelly bins are never going to be a winner so hide these in the garage or stack recycling containers tidily in a corner. If you have a front lawn make sure this is mowed, remove any dead plants or flowers from the beds and trim hedges and bushes. Remove bikes, children’s toys or gardening tools and store them in a shed or garage if you can. Do not leave all this until five minutes before the viewer arrives. It is important that your property is looking its best for when the estate agent takes photographs for their website and property brochures. For more information, see www. chestertonhumberts.com