Monthly Archives: December 2009


Well, how was 2009 for you? For the property business locally what started with a whimper has ended with a bang! While quarter one recorded the worst of the price falls from the November 2007 high, by the first signs … Continue reading

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As the year draws to an end, the housing market finds itself in a far better condition that when the year started! The prospects for the coming year look favourable as buyers continue to return to the market. Prices have … Continue reading

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House prices continuing to rise but pace of monthly increases falling back

November marked the sixth month of consecutive house price growth, with the average property price increasing by 0.5% from October 2009, according to the latest Chesterton Humberts CEBR Poll of Polls, down slightly from the 0.7% rise of last month. … Continue reading

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Don’t call me darling!

By Ian Harris, chairman of the NAEA and an agent with Watsons in Norwich  The Chancellor’s pre-Budget statement contains little, if nothing, good or bad, for the housing market.  Stamp Duty returns to its “pre-emergency” status and VAT returns to … Continue reading

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A challenging year for house builders

By Tony Abel of Abel Homes in Norfolk  Usually the period before Christmas is slow in the house selling business, but to our surprise, the summer momentum has not been lost, and we sold more houses in November than in … Continue reading

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An overview of the market – and what will 2010 bring?

By Nick Eley, a partner with Watsons in Norwich Looking back at the Land Registry figures 2009 is a stark reminder of where the housing market had sunk to.  In January only 457 transactions were recorded in Norfolk!  Just 2 … Continue reading

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Why HIPs must stay

By David Pett of Hip2go in Norwich In a lively Commons debate that took place earlier this week, it was refreshing to see the government respond to the recent Grant Shapps’ led anti-HIP campaign. The debate became heated when Andrew … Continue reading

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