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Happy New Year! Welcome to the January edition of our intelligent newsletter! We aim to keep you up to date with our latest news, give you top tips from industry professionals and provide interesting and helpful articles relating to the property industry and much more. You are able to update your preferences so you only receive articles which are relevant to you. If you like what you see, please be social and share our newsletter via social media. To ensure you don't miss out, just add this email address to your Safe Senders list.

FEATURED PROPERTY - Copse Haven, Roundhill Road, Hurworth On Tees

Copse Haven is situated close the village of Hurworth on Tees and is a unique 4/5 bedroomed barn conversion sold together with adjoining grass paddock and lawned gardens. The property is hidden from the main road and the only way to appreciate the overall size and condition is to arrange an internal viewing.


The ground floor is an impressive area providing versatile living space with stunning natural stone floor to the reception rooms and inner hall and Karndean flooring to the kitchen, breakfast room and utility. The large living room provides two sets of bi-folding doors providing views and access to the private gardens with an impressive fireplace with multi-fuel stove and ceiling downlights. The dining room enjoys natural light from two sets of glazed windows and French doors opening to the inner courtyard. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units with integrated appliances to include an electric double oven, microwave oven, recently replaced hob unit, extractor hood, fridge and freezer. The kitchen opens directly into a breakfast room which in turn leads to the utility room and the family room/study which on occasion has been used as a fifth bedroom. There are two excellent double bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes, one of which connects to the family bathroom which has been completely replaced with a magnificent white coloured suite with a large panelled bath and double sized walk-in shower cubicle with glass screen and rainfall shower.


There are two double bedrooms with brand new fitted carpets to the first floor, both having walk-in wardrobes and a shower room. The stairs and landing area also benefit from brand new fitted carpets.


Remote control galvanised iron gates set on brick pillars provide access to a private block set driveway which leads past the property to a detached brick garage under a double pitched roof with remote control roller shutter door and power supply. A patio area adjoins the rear of the house together with a lawned garden, access to a hard standing area suitable for constructing a stable block if required. Access to the grass paddock. For more details please click here!

Looking to move in 2016 - come and see us!

Buying and selling a property can be daunting, however young or old you are. At Carver Residential we have the experience and local knowledge to help you through it - we also have friendly staff who will be more than happy to answer any question you have, however trivial it may be! To meet our staff click here!


If you have a property to sell you will meet with one of our experienced valuers (who are also lovely, but we are biased!). They will discuss your needs, circumstances and requirements for selling the property and look to work with you to tailor a package that works best for you.

We have a team of sales advisors working to find you the perfect property if you are looking to buy, and to find you the perfect buyer if you are looking to sell.

When a sale is agreed you will be looked after by our dedicated sales progression team who will work to ensure the sale runs as smoothly and quickly as possible.

For more reasons to choose Carver Residential visit our website or click here

Giving buyers the complete view - virtual tours

Virtual tours are becoming more popular and there are different styles of 'virtual' tours. Some agents use the photographs from the sales brochure and produce a 'slideshow', others use the photographs again but zoom in and out of the photograph. Carver Residential employ a professional who produces high quality video tours of the property so you feel as if you are actually walking through the house.

Photographs can sometimes be deceptive as they cannot show you all of the room/layout in full form - a 360° tour will enable potential viewers to have a virtual experience of the house before they make a viewing - hopefully sifting out the serious buyers.

If you are on the market already and would like a video tour please contact your local office for more information on pricing. If you are not already on the market please contact us and we will be happy to carry out a free market appraisal on your property.

Samantha Ashdown from Home Truths says:

Before visiting a property, buyers like to envision themselves living in that particular space; propping their feet up on the sofa, looking out of the kitchen window at the garden, cooking bolognese over the stove. While excellent photography provides a sufficient spectacle in which to do this from, virtual tours offer a little bit more. A physical tour provides a genuine insight into a home, but a virtual tour can do the pre-viewing, offering a simulated view of a home from the comfort of your current one.

Buyer confidence – Before contacting an agent, a potential buyer can view every angle and aspect of the property. The tour gives them the ins and outs of the property without even stepping in the door, and consequently they know what they’re getting themselves in for. It gives them confidence in not only the property for sale, but the agents too; it provides assurance that the agents have put together a well-constructed portfolio, and are keen to market the property in the best light. It also gives the buyer the opportunity to come up with any questions about the property before a viewing.

Time savers - It goes without saying, that virtual tours save time. For physical house viewings, individuals have to schedule appointments around work agendas and other commitments, as well as when the other party is available. A virtual tour can be done from a desk at work or a home sofa, and be completed within ten minutes. It also means genuine interested parties are separated from those who aren’t; if you’ve viewed a virtual tour and want a physical tour, you’re definitely interested.



Carvers Christmas Jumper day for a good cause!

It's been a busy year at Carver Residential and to help us get into the Christmas spirit and to help raise money for Macmillan, Make A Wish and Save The Children.

On 10th December all staff donned their festive woolies and donated money to these great causes.

The day was a success with &40 being raised for the charity through the donations and selling mince pies and Christmas cake within the company! 







Why it's best to buy an investment property now!

'Buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes will soon have to pay more in stamp duty, the chancellor has announced.

From April 2016, those in England and Wales will have to pay a 3% surcharge on each stamp duty band.' Source:

If you are looking to purchase a second home or buy-to-let property it is advisable to start the process now. Sales can take anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks so the legal process should commence soon if you wish to avoid paying the stamp duty increase.

Register your details and book your viewings now by contacting Carver Residential Estate Agents 01325 357807 or view our website by clicking here!

If you do purchase a property after this time, speak to one of our financial advisors regarding their current mortgage deals - a better deal on a mortgage could help reduce the impact from the stamp duty increase.


Carver Residential support Herriot Hospice

Carver Residential Estate Agents are always pleased to help such a worthy cause and work closely with Herriot Hospice Homecare to support their charity.

Recently we donated a &250 cash prize for their raffle. Mrs Windridge was the lucky winner and came to the Richmond office today to pick up her prize.

Over 4,000 tickets were sold and we are happy we could help such a worthy cause this Christmas!

Click here to find out more about Herriot Hospice Homecare


Christmas Tree Collection 2016 - St Teresa's Hospice

If you want your Christmas Tree Collecting St Teresa's Hospice are collecting Christmas trees from peoples home in return for a donation!
Click here to read Christmas Tree Collection 2016 - St Teresa's Hospice.