August- Summer’s silly season

August used to be known in the newspaper industry as “silly season” – in the doldrums of summer there was so little news that almost anything, however off beat, could make its way onto the pages. In the property market too, August was one of the quietest months, with many people on holiday and few…

Time in the garden

Right now we are all spending, if we are lucky enough to live in the country, more time in our gardens and enjoying having our very own space to enjoy. Many people say to me when they are looking at houses, that they love gardens, but what are they going to do with all that…

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The Great Cover-up

Since the 13th May, when the housing secretary announced that Britain’s property market was ‘back in business’ if government guidelines were followed, the biggest aspect of moving home that has many people anxious is house viewings. Opening up the market ‘Opening up the housing market is not just great news for home hunters and estate…

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Getting Closer To The Great Houses Of Norfolk

I recently read a fantastic article in The Times by Jayne Dowle about the best UK seaside towns and dropped her a line to discuss it in further detail https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/where-to-buy-property-beside-the-sea-the-top-performing-coastal-towns-in-the-uk-hwk2r5szx We got talking and her knowledge of the Norfolk area is fantastic, so I asked her to work on a piece with me about the…

Eye on the market – March 2019

Find out the latest on the Norfolk property market Take a look at my infographic to find out how many of the 275 properties sold across the East of England each day are in Norfolk, as well as how the price threshold for a premium property in the East of England compares to those across…

More bang for your buck

What does £1 million buy you in London or Norfolk? The London Market The London housing market has undoubtedly found it difficult to navigate its course over the past year, with sales volumes at their lowest level since the global financial crisis. In the regional markets however, the impact of Brexit uncertainty has been less severe.…

Pick your poison

The perils of rural life I think sometimes it is easy to forget how lucky we are to live along the coast. Be it Norfolk or Suffolk. The incredible scenery and wide expanses of sky and sand, make this area a much sought-after location. With many families now relocating here from the hustle and bustle…

Eye on the market – December 2018

Find out the latest on the Norfolk property market December 2018 ’Tis the season to celebrate house prices across Norfolk, so take a look at my infographic and see how Norfolk’s property prices compare to the East of England and further afield. I’ve also revealed how many properties you could purchase for the same money…

Last minute Christmas

When does exchange FOLLOW completion? As that time of year is fast approaching, I increasingly sense there is an underlying level of competitiveness when it comes to Christmas shopping, in particular when it has been completed, wrapped and labelled. The more efficient (or should that be officious?!) among us have written a list (and checked it twice), categorised who has…

Presenting property

If Christmas spend were property, how much would Norfolk be purchasing? Christmas is fast approaching, a time for giving and receiving, eating and spending time with family and friends. Across the UK it is estimated that each household spends over £825 on Christmas, of which over half is on gifts. The UK are the highest spenders on Christmas…

Home or investment?

How does Norfolk property stack up among investment assets? With the Governor of the Bank of England asserting house prices may fall by a third in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, how does property across Norfolk stack up as an investment asset? According to the latest edition of the Knight Frank Luxury Investment…

Let’s be having you

What links Norwich’s favourite chef and parapet gable ends? My favourite TV ad at the moment has to be the one featuring our very own Delia Smith. Excitedly shoving an onion up the backside of a chicken prior to roasting. While Kevin Bacon (who never seems to age) is extolling the virtues of watching football…

Naming ceremony

Our home, for many our most valuable asset and one that, similarly to a child, we nurture and tend during our custodianship. It is traditional after the birth of a child to have some form of ceremony, whether a baptism, dedication or naming ceremony to welcome them safely into the world. It appears too that…