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Person putting on a running show ready for a run or half marathon

Energetic and entertaining events coming up in Basingstoke this October

This October sees two very different but equally interesting events taking place in Basingstoke. The Basingstoke Half Marathon starts on Sunday 7th October at 11am and will be closely followed by Hampshire’s 10th Anniversary OktoberFest which runs from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October at Basingstoke Cricket and Sports Club.

Scenic countryside and a community feel

The route for the Basingstoke half marathon starts and begins on Hackwood Road adjacent to the War Memorial Park in Basingstoke’s town centre, but quickly moves out of town and into the surrounding countryside. With all roads along the route closed, this is a traffic free race. It includes some challenging hills near Cliddesden and Farleigh Wallop, as well as some beautiful countryside and scenic villages.

There is still time to enter the race if you are feeling energetic. If not, check out the route and come out to support your local community. There are cash prizes for the winners so expect to see some competitive spirit along the way.

Award-winning family fun

Hampshire’s OktoberFest takes place at Basingstoke Cricket and Sports club and offers a celebration of food, drink and fun. It attracts over 8,000 visitors every year and won the “Arts and Entertainment” category at the “Place to be Proud of” awards this year.

There will be a sumptuous variety of over 220 different beers, craft ales and ciders available. New for this year,  two gin bars will offer some of the finest tipples and tonics. You certainly won’t go hungry with the range of food on offer. Choose from Greek, Pizza, and Thai food along with the expected Bratwurst sausages and burgers.

Over 40 bands will be performing across two stages throughout the weekend, from boozey blues to funky ska. The line-up includes local talent such as B-funkt, an 11 piece funk/soul/rare groove outfit and Green Embers, which has been featured on BBC introducing.

Family Fun Sunday offers a range of exciting activities to keep the kids entertained. In the marquee the whole family can watch The Bonkers Balloon Science Show and The Flying Bazazi Brothers. A bouncy castle will be available on Saturday and Sunday, as well as dodgems, ferris wheel and a roundabout.

You can buy your tickets for the Friday, Saturday, Sunday or all weekend here: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/oktoberfest

From our Check 4 Houses Hampshire head office we sell properties in Fleet, Farnborough, AldershotBasingstokeCamberleyYateleyFarnham and beyond. We can sell your home from just £599 or 0.5% +VAT – saving you thousands in agency fees. Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us and we would be delighted to give you a free, no obligation valuation of your property.

Christmas candles

Merry Christmas from all of us at Check 4 Houses

As 2015 draws to a close, here at Check 4 Houses we wanted to take the opportunity to say Merry Christmas and thank you to all our customers that have made 2015 another record breaking year for us.

During the past 12 months we have sold over 85 properties – that’s 21% more than last year – from our local areas of Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke and as far afield as Essex, Southampton and London.  We pride ourselves on our combination of the experience and knowledge of a traditional estate agent with the flexibility and advantages of the modern internet and specialise in the sale of residential property in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and across the rest of England.

In total we have saved our clients over £280,000 in agency commission fees by selling homes from as little as £499 or 0.5%+ VAT, delivering an average saving of well over £3,700 for each client when compared to standard agency fees.  Our record saving for the year was over £12,631 for a house we sold with an asking price of £735,000 for just £499 + VAT.  That certainly gave our client a few extra pounds to spend on their new home!

The property market continued to show growth, particularly around the areas of Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke with prices rising as supply continues to outstrip to demand, allowing us to deliver even greater savings to our customers.  We sold one house without even advertising it due to the interested buyers already registered with us.  However the longest sale took almost 12 months due to delays and problems in the chain – showing just how important it is to select the right estate agent that can help support you through what can be a difficult and stressful process.

We welcomed the lovely Julie to our team as we expanded to cater with increased demand.  We also received some lovely testimonials from some happy customers including:

“We saved over £8,000 in fees and had great service from Paul and his staff at Check 4 Houses.  He was very professional, to the point, not afraid to tell it how it is and just got things done.  Our house details, photos and plans were excellent, better than a lot of the high street agents.  Paul sorted out our questions and was in contact with all other agents in the chain.  He was on the ball right through our very long and at times painfully slow chain.  But we made it in the end thank you!”

After such a busy year we will be taking a few days off over Christmas.  Our offices will be closed from Christmas Day through till 3rd January.  We will be back raring to go on Monday 4th January at 9am and looking forward to another record breaking year.

If you are looking to sell your home in 2016 then please give us a call on 01252 819725.  We would be delighted to give you a free valuation of your home as well as talk you through our competitive pricing options, personal service and price match guarantee.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Check 4 Houses.

Easter eggs and Happy easter message on dark background

Celebrating Easter across Hampshire and Surrey

With Easter just a few days away here’s our round up of some of the top Easter events in our area, providing lots of great reasons to get out and about in the towns and countryside of Hampshire and Surrey.

Camberley are hosting an Alive and Wonderland Themed adventure on Saturday 4th April from 10am-4pm with fun for all the family including 8ft mushrooms, giant tea cups and a huge ‘Drink Me’ bottle, with free face painting too.

There’s 2 days of Easter fun in Aldershot town centre with a bunny hop competition starting on Friday 3 April, where children can search the town looking for pictures of Easter eggs hidden in shop windows and uncover the hidden word.  Saturday 4 April will see the return of the very popular children’s farm in Aldershot Town Centre.  Children will be able to meet springtime favourites including lambs, chicks, goats, rabbits – all for free.

Those looking to stretch their legs might enjoy the Easter Walk at Fleet Pond on Friday 10th April and Saturday 11th April from 10am-2pm.  You can join the Countryside Rangers on a self-guided walk which is suitable for all ages and dogs are welcome.  Meet the Rangers in the picnic area to get your Easter pack, find the clues, answer the questions, return to the picnic area and collect your Easter egg.  No need to book – just drop in anytime between 10am – 2pm.

On Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April you can bring some Cadbury magic to your family by joining in at one of the Easter Egg Trails at the Easter Eggstravangaza at The Vyne near Basingstoke or Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming.  For opening times and visitor prices please check www.nationaltrust.org.uk

If you prefer to put your feet up and watch the world go by then how about a ride on the miniature train at the Viables Craft Centre in Basingstoke on Easter Monday?

Whatever activity you end up deciding upon, we hope you all enjoy a very Happy Easter.

At Check 4 Houses we specialise in the sale of residential property in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and we know the towns and cities of Fleet, Farnborough, AldershotBasingstoke, Camberley, Yateley and Farnham inside out.  We can sell your home from as little as £499 or 0.5% + VAT so contact us today for a free valuation on 01252 819725.

Group of runners

New Year’s resolution to get fit? Why not enter the Fleet half marathon?

The Fleet Half Marathon takes place on 22nd March 2015. Although still a couple of months away, entries are filling up fast so if your New Year’s resolution was to get fit then why not enter?

In its 34th year, the long established Fleet Half Marathon is open to over 2,500 runners and features a traffic-free course which is gently undulating. The route is well marshalled and benefits from professional medical support. Designed to be completed in under 3 hours, the course offers an ideal build-up to the London Marathon or a fantastic achievement in itself.

If a half marathon might be too much in just a few months there are plenty of other options for runs and walks of shorter distance in our local area, which are still an achievement to be proud of. The Bolt Around the Holt in Farnham on 28th March offers an off road, traffic-free trail for all with routes of 5k and 10k, as well as a half marathon. The 6 mile Hook Fun Run & Road Race takes place on 17th May or the Basingstoke Half Marathon takes place on 4th October – giving you a few more months to prepare.

If running isn’t your thing then Hampshire and Surrey offer many other fantastic sports facilities including the Arena Leisure Centre in Camberley, the Connaught Leisure Centre in Aldershot and football, rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, ice hockey, volleyball and even gliding clubs around the region.

If you are looking to move to Fleet or surrounding areas then why not check out our properties currently for sale, as well as some comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses.

Glasses of champagne to celebrate

Celebrating a successful 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, here at Check 4 Houses we wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to all the customers that have made 2014 another record breaking year.

During the past 12 months we have sold over 70 properties – both from our local areas of Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke to as far afield as York, Portsmouth and West London. We pride ourselves on our combination of the experience and knowledge of a traditional estate agent with the flexibility and advantages of the modern internet and specialise in the sale of residential property in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and across the rest of England.

In total we have saved our clients nearly £250,000 in agency commission fees by selling homes from as little as £499 or 0.5%+ VAT, delivering an average saving of well over £3,000 for each client.  Our record saving for the year was over £12,000 for a house we sold with an asking price of £720,000 for just £499 + VAT.  That certainly gave our client a few extra pounds to spend on their new home!

The property market continued to show growth, particularly around the areas of Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke with prices rising as supply continues to outstrip to demand.  We sold one house without even advertising it due to the interested buyers already registered with us.  However the longest sale took 10 months due to delays and problems in the chain – showing just how important it is to select the right estate agent that can help support you through what can be a difficult and stressful process.

We welcomed the lovely Lorna to our team as we expanded to cater with increased demand.  We received some lovely testimonials from some happy customers including “Check 4 Houses sold my house within 3 days and they were at the end of phone from day 1 till exchange.  If you are going to use a high street agent think again.  Check 4 Houses are the only people I will use and recommend to my family and friends.” and “Check 4 Houses were friendly, accommodating & professional.  They got the job done extremely quickly and we have exchanged in less than 3 months with limited fuss!  A complete contrast to the 6 months of being messed about by our last estate agent who didn’t manage the process with any personal touch and let the whole chain unravel upsetting a lot of people with false information.  Check 4 Houses have reinstalled my trust in the process and have made moving ‘this time’ a much more pleasurable experience!  I cannot recommend them enough!”

We are looking forward to helping more people make the right move with Check 4 Houses in 2015 and would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

If you are looking to sell your home then please give us a call on 01252 819725. We would be delighted to give you a free valuation of your home as well as talk you through our competitive pricing options, personal service and price match guarantee.