Williams Hedge Residential & Commercial Estate Agents are based in Paignton and Kingskersell and cover Torbay and Teignbridge. Our Blog gives sellers and buyers, hints, tips and advice as well as up to date news about us, the Local Devon Market, the UK Market, mortgages and First Time Buyer News

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Williams Hedge Commercial and Residential Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Williams Hedge Commercial and Residential Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge

Torview Gardens, Paignton £159,950

Well Presented 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House

Well Presented Semi-Detached House with Parking | Reception Hall | Lounge/Dining Room | Conservatory/Sun Lounge | Fitted Kitchen | 3 Bedrooms | Bathroom/W.C | Loft Room | Gas Central Heating | UPVC Double Glazing | Off Road Parking for Two Vehicles | Enclosed Rear Garden | Garden/Bike Store | Some Sea Views | Close To Town | Viewing Recommended.

This well presented three bedroomed semi-detached house occupies a elevated residential position within half a mile of Paignton town centre which offers a fine and varied range of shopping facilities and amenities plus beaches and harbour. The accommodation features reception hallway, through lounge and dining room with feature fireplace. There is a separate rear conservatory and fitted kitchen. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, fitted bathroom/W.C and from the landing there is ladder style access to a most useful loft room with velux window, light and power. Outside there is driveway parking for two vehicles to the front of the property and an enclosed garden to the rear with useful garden store/bike store with access of Monastery Road. An internal inspection of this gas central heated and UPVC double glazed property is highly recommended to appreciate the accommodation on offer. 

Williams Hedge Commercial and Residential Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge

Pebble Court, Goodrington £117,500

2 Bed Retirement property close to Goodrington Beach with sea views

Scheme managed retirement apartment close to Goodrington beach and on bus route in level location | Coach House Style | Recent kitchen and Shower Room | Entrance Hall | 17' Lounge with sea view | 2 Bedrooms | Shower Room (with double shower) | Kitchen | Electric Heating | Double Glazing | Vacant | Communal Gardens | Communal Parking | Close Youngs Park | Close Goodrington Beach | Close to Leisure Centre.

Pebble Court is a high quality development of well appointed apartments designed specifically for the comfort of retired people and situated in the heart of the English Riviera. The retirement apartments here offer many advantages to those who wish to make the most of their increased leisure and other opportunities that retirement brings. Pebble Court is a small community of apartments that offer comfort, support and security to all residents and an alarm in most rooms links to the resident scheme manager should he be needed. There is a residents' lounge where neighbours can meet up and attention is paid to details such as high level sockets, double glazing and all electric heating. There is even a guest room for a small daily charge for any visitors who cannot otherwise be accommodated. 

Pebble Court gives security and independence and is sought after due to its proximity and level walking distance to Youngs Park, Goodrington Beach and the popular Clennon Leisure Centre. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Williams Hedge Residential and Commercial Estate Agents in Paignton


Dear Mark

My husband and I just wanted to say thank you for the little flower plant that was delivered to our new house on behalf of Williams Hedge and for your service in selling our house in Shorton Valley Road. All in all we've been very pleased with everything and are now happy in our new home.

I also wanted to let you know how satisfied we were with Anglo Carriers on the day of our house move. Andy and Ryan (I do hope I remember the names correctly, in the morning there was another young man called Dan) were absolutely brilliant and made a stressful day much easier to bear with their skillful, patient work and pleasant manners.

Best wishes


Williams Hedge Residential and Commercial Estate Agents in Paignton

Belle Vue Road, Paignton £119,950

2 Bed Apartment with sea views and just a short walk to the beach

2 Double Bedroom 2nd Floor Apartment with sea views | Spacious Entrance Hall | 20' Lounge/DiningRoom with impressive sea views | Fitted Kitchen | 2 Double Bedrooms | Bathroom | Gas Central Heating | Double Glazing | Parking Space | Communal Gardens | Drying Area | Sea Views | Vacant | Popular residential location | Walking distance of Goodrington Beach.

Number 18 is located on the 2nd floor to the rear of the complex. The main entrance doors are to the left of the complex with number 18 being the last communal entrance door which provides communal entrance access to six flats. Number 18 being located on the second floor and accessed via four short flights of internal stairs. 

Williams Hedge Residential and Commercial Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge

Millmans Road, Marldon £217,500

This superbly presented two bedroomed semi-detached bungalow

A Superbly Presented Bungalow in Village Location | Entrance Porch | Reception Hallway | Lounge | Dining Room | Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room | 2 Double Bedrooms | Bathroom/W.C |Gas Central Heating | UPVC Double Glazing | Brick Paved Driveway | Enclosed Rear Garden | Popular Village Location | Viewing Recommended.

This superbly presented two bedroomed semi-detached bungalow occupies a residential position in the popular village of Marldon which offers a range of facilities including local shop, primary school, village church and Inn, sporting facilities and public transport connecting the town centres of Paignton and Totnes. Features of the accommodation which is a credit to the owner include a uPVC double glazed entrance porch, reception hallway, dining room with archway through to a fitted kitchen/breakfast room, separate lounge plus two double bedrooms and bathroom/W.C. Outside there is the benefit of brick paved parking bay allowing off road parking for two cars and an enclosed rear garden which is arranged to timber sun deck, paved patio and lawn. An internal inspection of this gas central heated and UPVC double glazed property is highly recommended to appreciate the accommodation on offer. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Williams Hedge Residential and Commercial Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge

Oyster Bend, Paignton £439,950
3 Bed Property with Spectacular Coastal Views
A Detached Marine Residence with spectacular sea and coastal views | Entrance Porch | Reception Hallway | 25ft Open Plan Living/Dining Room with stunning sea views | Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room | 3 Bedrooms (master with en-suite) | Family Bathroom/W.C | Gas Central Heating | UPVC Double Glazing | Large Garage | Driveway Parking | Timber Sun Deck with superb sea view | Easily Maintained Front & Rear Gardens | No Chain | Viewing Recommended.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Williams Hedge are members of the NAEA

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK's leading professional body for estate agency. Its members practise across all aspects of property both in the UK and overseas, including residential and commercial sales and letting, property management, business transfer, auctioneering and land.

NAEA was founded in 1962 by estate agent and entrepreneur Raymond Andrews. We were established with the goal of upholding good practice and high professional standards in UK estate agency. This struck a chord with the industry at a time when there was little representation for estate agents and has allowed the Association to grow phenomenally for over 40 years.

Today, with their head office based in Warwick, and their additional offices in London and Edinburgh, their key roles include providing help and guidance for property professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines while continually campaigning across the UK to make the property market more efficient and user-friendly for the home buying and selling public.

Keeping Your Home Warm

We encourage property owners to take advantage of the simple solutions currently on the market that can help properties retain heat and save on energy costs.
By carefully assessing your home and taking practical steps to conserve energy, you will save money and guarantee a comfortable winter! For those looking to make these improvements, we have the following top tips:
  • Cavity-wall insulation – Although this involves a rather noisy installation process, the benefits can be felt instantly. Insulating your walls harnesses the heat generated in the home meaning substantial savings on your energy bills. [A specialist installer should always be sought for this type of job so ensure you choose a member that is Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) qualified].
  • Draught-Stripping – Installing specialist stripes of foam around windows and doors will significantly reduce draughts and air permeation in your home, helping to retain the heat and ultimately saving you money. [Costing around £50-£80 depending on whether you install it yourself or not, draught-stripping can save up to £20 per year for a gas-heated semi-detached house].
  • Replacing your boiler – Replacing your old boiler with a new one can certainly help to reduce emissions and reduce your bills at the same time. Although the boiler scrappage scheme has now come to an end, trade-in incentives are still available for this kind of purchase. It is worth checking out the funding database on the Energy Saving Trust site for specific details on what is out there: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/
  • Loft Insulation – This well-established efficiency measure offers a cheap and easy way to top up insulation already installed. Boosting the thickness of the insulation to between 250 and 300 mm thickness is recommended for optimum efficiency.
  • Pipe Cladding – Ensuring an external pipes are well insulated minimises additional heat loss and can reduce the risk of freezing if a property is left unoccupied during a cold period.
  • Move furniture away from radiators – This can increase the feeling of warmth in a room by allowing the heat to flow more freely. Place foil behind radiators on exterior walls to reflect the heat back in to the room and minimise heat loss to the outside. You can use ordinary foil or purchase specially designed panels from a DIY shop.
  • Replace windows and doors with double glazing – This can improve the aesthetics and saleability of your home, as well as save energy. However, it can be costly and the money you will save on subsequent energy bills is unlikely to cover the outlay. If you are worried about heat loss through windows, a cheaper option is secondary double glazing or using rubber draft stripping which is available in DIY shops and can also be used on doors.

Downsizing Your Home

If you are planning on Downsizing your home, please read the below hints and tips to give you an insight into what is involved and how to do so quickly yet successfuly.
Please read our advice below on downsizing for more information:
  • Plan your packing well in advance - Packing up a large home can be an off-putting chore, but planning well in advance can make it easier. Think about where you will be un-packing items and which room your belongings will be placed in, and then pack your boxes by the bookcase, shelf, or cupboard they'll end up in. If you haven't got it all mapped out just yet then simply make sure you label all your boxes clearly so when you unpack there aren't any surprises.
  • Don't take what you don't need - Downsizing is also your chance to have a thorough spring clean and focus on exactly what you want in your new home, and what you don't. You may have furniture which is unsuitable for your new home, or that could do with replacing. So think ahead and make sure you have taken proper measurements of your new property so you don't struggle on moving day with items that you probably shouldn't have brought with you.
  • Set up your utilities as soon as possible - It isn't nice to move into a new property and spend ages getting the gas and electricity up and running. So check with the agent and get the details of the previous utility providers so you can call them to set up new accounts. Also, make sure that your phone and broadband services are ordered prior to moving in as these often take a number of weeks to become active.
  • Maximise space - Your new home might have less elbow room, but think carefully about the layout, and look at ways you can get the most out of the space available. Often if a house has been occupied for some time, the owners may have used a bedroom for storage or a study.
  • Ask the professionals - Often the easiest way of getting the most up-to-date information that you need about moving home is to consult a respected, local professional. Agents who are members of the NAEA, which means they are experienced, qualified and licensed

Most Active Estate Agents in Paignton (Home Sales)

The Home.co.uk Property Search Engine found 44 agents advertising 484 properties within 1 mile of the centre of Paignton. The top 20 Paignton Estate Agents are listed below, along with the number of Paignton Properties For Sale in their respective property portfolios followed by their estimated market share (% of total Paignton property market).
Buyers and sellers of Paignton property will probably find that these popular leading estate agents can offer above average market insight and property sales service.
61 - 63 Torquay Road, Paignton Devon, TQ3 3DT
Connells - 08720 454198*77 properties (16%)
51 Hyde Road, PAIGNTON TQ4 5BP
Bradleys - 08720 452764*34 properties (7%)
15 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BW
Fulfords - 08720 454196*28 properties (6%)
57 Hyde Road, Paignton, TQ4 5BP
Torbay Estates and Bungalows 27 properties (6%)
243a Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2HL
Miller Countrywide - 08720 454194*23 properties (5%)
36 Hyde Road, Paignton, TQ4 5BY
Barbets Estate Agents - 08720 454197*22 properties (5%)
52 Hyde Road, Paignton, TQ4 5BY
Bryce Baker - 08720 454195*18 properties (4%)
329-331 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2EP
Property Ladder 18 properties (4%)
49 Hyde Road Paignton Devon, Paignton, TQ4 5BP
Reads Davies Estate & Letting Agents - 08720 454199*15 properties (3%)
Park House, 27 Hyde Road, Paignton Devon TQ4 5BP

Williams Hedge Residential and Commercial Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge

Redburn Road, Paignton £159,950

1930s 3 bed semi detached house

1930s 3 bed semi detached house | Entrance porch | Entrance hall | Lounge | Separate dining room | Study | Kitchen | Extended kitchen with vaulted ceiling and skylight |Landing | 3 bedrooms (2 double) | modern fully tiled Shower room with walk in shower enclosure | Enclosed 35’ x 30’ Rear garden | Cul de sac location | Double glazing to front and rear doors.

Williams Hedge Residential and Commercial Estate Agents in Torbay and Teignbridge

Westview Road, Marldon £279,950

4 Bed Detached House, Beautifully presented with Moorland views

Substantial and much extended Detached House with Moorland Views | Entrance Porch | Reception Hall | Lounge opening to Sun Deck | Separate Dining Room | Superb Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Inner Hallway | 4 Bedrooms (Master with en-suite shower room/W.C) Family Bathroom | Internal Office/Work Room | Gas Central Heating | UPVC Double Glazing | Brick Paved Driveway Parking | Good Sized Rear Garden with timber deck | Cul-De-Sac Position | Superb Moorland Views | Viewing Highly Recommended.

This extremely well presented and skilfully extended detached house occupies a residential cul-de-sac position in the sought after village of Marldon which features a range of facilities including primary school, shops, church, Village Inn and bus services connecting town centres of both Paignton and Totnes. Features of the accommodation which is a credit to the current owners includes double glazed entrance porch with internal door to the main hallway, a good sized lounge with fine moorland views and French doors to a timber sun deck, there is a separate dining room, a superbly fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a range of integral appliances, two bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor whilst on the ground floor, two further bedrooms including the master bedroom which has an en-suite shower room/W.C. There is also an extremely useful internal office/work room with access to a useful utility cupboard. Outside there is a brick paved driveway and landscaped front garden whilst to the rear there is a good sized enclosed rear garden with further timber decked areas, lawned garden and timber built workshop/store and some further fine views. An internal inspection of this gas central heated and UPVC double glazed property is highly recommended to fully appreciate both the size of the accommodation and the quality of presentation.