It's always sad to hear news of troubled estate agencies, particularly today when Connell's announced the closure of Hatched, which they bought three years ago, as an online model. Share prices in one of the biggest pure online estate agents have halved too, which may indicate that house sellers and buyers are realising that a traditional high street agent, with local knowledge of the property market and experience within that market, are the best bet.
As summer holidays draw to close, it's worth reflecting perhaps on how fortunate we are in Norfolk with the coastline, towns and countryside we have, as well as the heritage here.
Holkham Hall is one such place that never fails to impress.
Completed in 1764, the hall is an absolute gem, with its grand Palladian style and an exquisite interior. From entering the Marble Hall, complete with alabaster columns and a 15 metre height with a marble staircase, there are few finer architectural sights in Norfolk, arguably England.
London house prices are falling down, falling down - to adapt the nursery rhyme - allegedly by £11,000 a year with a surfeit of sellers to buyers and there's capital gloom.
We are not seeing this in our pocket of north Norfolk at all but you still need to plan ahead to sell or let your home and here we share 10 quick property fixes:
North Norfolk is one of the most expensive parts of East Anglia - prices in some coastal hotspots exceed the Suffolk equivalents of Southwold and Aldeburgh, with many villages near the north Norfolk coast having average prices in excess of £1 million.
Blakeney, Cley, Brancaster and some of the Burnhams are like this.
Fakenham though remains relatively affordable.
You may have seen the news last week that stated quite categorically that it is now cheaper to buy a property than rent as mortgage interest rates remain at historic lows.
We've no doubt at Pure North Norfolk that buying property is a more cost effective investment than renting but in a property micro-climate that is so special like ours, in north Norfolk, does it hold true?
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