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Families are seeking out hideaways by the coast and in the country. Norfolk was the second home popular holiday-home destination after Cornwall. ‘Aldeburgh and Southwold remain incredibly popular, despite being incredibly expensive,’ says Sarah Broughton, a buying agent with Prime Purchase in the area. ‘A two-bedroom cottage can cost £300,000 to £400,000. It is cheaper over near Leiston, but then you are near Sizewell power station, and not everyone wants that. In Norfolk, Burnham Market is still very popular, although a cottage will cost you £500,000 - it really has become Chelsea by the sea. The nearby coast [Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea] is still desirable and people are happy to pay a premium to have sea views, although if people look a little farther east to Cromer or Sheringham, property is about a third less.'Read More
“It is known as one of two village centres in Belgravia, the other being Elizabeth Street, and has all the charm you would expect,” says Guy Meacock, director of buying agency Prime Purchase.Read More
Emma Seaton, director of buying agency Prime Purchase, agrees that renting before selling makes sense when moving area but tapping into a buying agent’s expertise is a good alternative: “We know our areas and can impart the information that can really only be gained from living in an area for five years or more. This will hopefully save you the need to rent and learn about the best town or village to be in, enabling you to buy the right property straightaway,” says Seaton adding that decent rental property is often hard to find.Read More
Buying agent Charlie Wells has found that what clients really want is peace: no noise from roads or aircraft, no light pollution and enough land to create a buffer around the property, for privacy and seclusion. Many are returning to their roots after years spent working in cities.Read More