Monthly Archives: March 2011

What’s an estate agent’s favourite noise?

By Mike Rix of Savills in Norwich What’s an estate agent’s favourite noise? Surely it has to be a ringing phone. Even in this modern age of apps and portals, there’s nothing quite like that shrill, persistent sound to let … Continue reading

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From Norfolk to Nepal….how buildings differ

By Frank Davey, a consultant with Allman & Woodcock chartered building and quantity surveyors in Norwich I left my wife this month. Well, only for 3 weeks whilst I trekked the hills of Nepal with a charitable organisation, Nepal in … Continue reading

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Abbotts shortlisted in the ESTAs

By Philip Macdonald, managing director of Abbotts, based in Bury St Edmunds   The Estate & Letting Agent Awards, the largest and longest running awards in the estate/letting agent industry have announced their shortlist for 2011.  Known in the trade as The … Continue reading

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Does an estate agent in Norfolk need a London office?

This week, Director for Fine & Country Norfolk and North Suffolk, Cameron Black, discusses the benefits of having a head office in London. As we all know here in good ol’ Norfolk those people who live down south in and … Continue reading

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Just what is the art of moving house?

By Caroline Culot, Archant property correspondent The tagline for Brandon-based Abels Moving Services is “the art of moving” and I spent a day recently learning just exactly that. John Watson, managing director,  invited a group of ladies working in local estate … Continue reading

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Norfolk property values fare better in a recession than other areas

By Leigh Reeves of Arnolds chartered surveyors and agents in Norwich With the 2011 budget fast approaching, property consultants and those with a general interest in the subject can’t help but feel some trepidation regarding how the forthcoming changes will … Continue reading

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House prices can be contained by common sense

By Philip Macdonald, managing director of Abbotts Last year only 142,000 homes were built in the UK, the smallest number since 1923, yet our population continues to expand, and, increasingly, more people are living alone for longer  – so is … Continue reading

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