Our property experts are often asked to share their extensive knowledge in the press. Below are some of our most recent mentions.
The Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset is transforming the landscape and local housing in equal measure. Robin Gould, of Prime Purchase, is investigating the nearby eastern edge of Exmoor for a suitable home for a high net worth client. ‘I’m looking at the proposed pylon routes, of which there are three or four, as the power needs to be transported from Hinkley, which potentially will be a huge blight,’ he warns.Read More
“A conservatory is just so versatile – it could be an open-plan kitchen, a children’s playroom or a chill-out space for the family. The best examples are timber-framed morning rooms with lantern-light extensions. They can be built in a very sympathetic way to complement old buildings” say James ShawRead More
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