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Monday, August 13, 2018

How long does a self-build take? Ron Beattie, from Beattie Passive, discusses.

Monday, August 6, 2018

With summer here, many homeowners will be busy maintaining their gardens and enjoying some outdoor living. However, unless you live in rural isolation, hot summers can often lead to an increase in neighbour complaints. To maintain a summer of tranquility, it is important to consider the following:

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mike White, from Martin & Co discusses whether there is a disconnect between using the same agent to buy and rent property?

Monday, August 6, 2018

What help is on offer to encourage first time buyers to take the first step onto the property ladder? Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes, discusses.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Jon Hook, managing director of Norwich Accountancy Services, an expert in tax matters, has some more money saving tips for property owners.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Are you downsizing? Tamara Greener of Savills Norwich residential development sales team, offers some top tips.

Monday, July 30, 2018

There’s usually a bit of a lull in the housing market with the start of the summer holidays, but we secured seven sales in seven days, says Sheron Harley, managing director of the Property Shop in Acle.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sometimes the terminology used in the property buying and selling process can be confusing.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The recent soaring temperatures divide opinion. Some like it hot – others long for shade and a cool breeze. Wherever you stand, there’s one thing we can agree on: our gardens – and in particular our lawns – are bearing the brunt. But, don’t panic, says Mike Rix, from Savills.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Richard Aldous, head of residential development sales for Savills in Norfolk, takes stock of the current new homes market.

Friday, July 13, 2018

For most landlords, letting a property involves allowing complete strangers access to their most valuable asset. Put like that it sounds scary – which is why tenant referencing is such an important part of the letting process. Rebecca Leggett, from Arnolds Keys, explains why.

Friday, July 13, 2018

What does a five star rating really mean when you are choosing a new homes developer? Alison Page, from David Wilson Homes, discusses.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The tax relief available to landlords has changed a lot in recent times, many would say for the worse with the scrapping of the ‘Wear and Tear Allowance’ on fully furnished properties and the restriction of mortgage interest relief. Jon Hook, managing director of Norwich Accountancy Services, discusses.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘Thousands owed to landlords and tenant deposits not secured as estate agency collapses.’

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Recent reports have suggested a slowing of the housing market, with prices predicted by some to fall further over the coming months. But this trend is largely influenced by the London market and may mask what is happening in the rest of the country. Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes, discusses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

The trends of moving home have changed in recent years. Prior to 2007, on average, buyers would buy and sell five properties during their lifetime. This has now reduced down to an average of three properties. Sheron Harley, from the Property Shop, discusses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

“There are three kind of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.” So said 19th century prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and his argument that statistics can be used selectively in support of one viewpoint over another is still valid today, state Clive Hedges, of Arnolds Keys.

Monday, July 2, 2018

There may come a time when your circumstances change and you need to add someone to your mortgage and title deeds. Rebecca Allen, a chartered legal executive at Spire solicitors, discusses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

I went to lunch with my grandparents a couple of weeks ago. My grandfather has always been an avid watcher of the news and reader of the paper and so one of the topics on the tip of his tongue was the recent talk of the estate agency sector and it becoming regulated, with agents requiring their staff to be qualified. My grandad asked me what my thoughts were, to which I replied: ‘I think it is a marvellous idea and well overdue.’

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Here’s looking at you...Mike Rix of Savills’ Norwich residential team offers a snapshotof the importance of good photography.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Every estate agent strives to be the best they can, either by providing a tailor-made service, or perhaps a unique angle on the market, or simply by offering excellent knowledge and customer service. Sheron Harley, from the Property Shop, discusses.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

When buying or selling a property, you will be asked if the property is being sold with or without vacant possession. Sarah Lake, chartered legal executive, at Spire Solicitors, explains the legal implications of this.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

In the wake of the up and coming tenant fee ban, currently trundling its way through parliament, so called ‘Deposit Replacement schemes’ are popping up all over the place in the lettings market. Mike White, from Martin & Co, tells us more.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Location, location, location is often highlighted as the key reason for choosing a new home but recent research from the NHBC Foundation and Savills finds that whilst it remains a contributory factor, a number of other priorities are equally important, states Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

As the demand for both energy and build efficiency marches onwards, the underlying positive is that it drives innovation, not just in the range of products available but also in construction methods and new ideas. And savvy self builders are to thank for this! Ron Beattie, from Norfolk-based Beattie Passive, discusses.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Peter Hornor, chartered surveyor and auctioneer at Brown & Co, talks about their forthcoming auction.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Until pretty recently it would have been a hard task to sell a new homes scheme in Norwich that didn’t provide parking - but not any more, says Richard Aldous of Savills.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What exactly does your conveyancer do? Sally Yaxley, from Spire solicitors, discusses.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Moving to a new home does not need to be stressful, says Alison Page, of David Wilson Homes.

Monday, April 30, 2018

I like being busy, so I’m pleased to report I am working harder than ever at the moment. Almost all my activity is helping clients fix their mortgage rates, so remortgages rather than home movers, says Keith Hood, from Warners Financial Services.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Part of the discussion your estate agent should be having with you when appraising your property for sale will be the best method of sale, says Nick Eley, from Watsons.

Friday, April 27, 2018

What do buyers want when buying a new house? Apparently minimum maintenance, off street parking and location are the top three items on a buyer’s wishlist, according to new research from Savills.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Sheron Harley, of the Property Shop, says there needs to be a change to the property buying and selling system in this country.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Much has been written about the change in legislation which means that in future, estate agents will have to be appropriately qualified to be able to operate – encouragingly, almost all of the reaction has been positive, including from agents themselves, says Clive Hedges, of Arnolds Keys.

Monday, April 23, 2018

What is the best way of building a house? Joe Pattinson, from Newbury New Homes, is a fan of using a timber frame.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Should your heart lead your heart when it comes to designing your first self-build? Ron Beattie, of Beattie Passive, discusses.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Louise Ives-Wilkinson gives her expert tips on how to create the perfect extension in your home.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ben Rivett of Savills Norwich residential team reflects on the process of a best and final offer. What do a pretty cottage in need of refurbishment in Cley next the Sea, an elegant Georgian house in Norwich’s ever-popular Thorpe St. Andrew and a traditional Norfolk barn in Wood Dalling with planning consent for conversion all have in common?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tim Chiverton, from Spire solicitors, discusses commercial leases.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Samantha Withers, from Attik Property Services, discusses her own stressful moving experience.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Property editor Caroline Culot comments on the events in the housing industry this week which has seen new proposed regulation of estate agencies.

Monday, April 9, 2018

As the tax year (April 5) drew to a close, did you remember to do that last minute fine tuning which, in many cases, can drastically reduce your tax? Jon Hook, from Norwich Accountancy Services, discusses.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Developers are currently being criticised for land banking – purchasing land and then not building on it – and not helping to to solve the housing crisis. This may or may not be the case with some of the larger housebuilders, but it is certainly not the policy with smaller players, writes Edward Parker, from Bennett Homes.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Despite all the government regulations making it harder to be a buy to let landlord, there is some good news and the advice from Mike White at Martin & Co is not to relinquish your properties just yet.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sir Oliver is still working on his analysis of what is seen as a ‘problem’ and a report is due in June for comment by ‘interested parties and experts’ and recommendations for change will be formulated for a final report to be published in time for the Autumn Budget, writes Joe Pattinson, from Newbury New Homes.

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Caroline Culot

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