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The latest from Flick & Son with properties for sale and to let in Walberswick, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Snape, Linstead, Brampton, Saxmundham, Friston and Kelsale.
Property drought driving the market

A theme is already beginning to emerge in the 2016 property market with reports that prices are edging up purely because of the lack of properties coming to the market for purchase.
 
Rightmove says prices have moved up by one per cent in the East compared to this time last year, higher than the national average, and that agents have generally seen a sharp fall in the number of properties available per branch.  There has been a specific drop in homes with more than two bedrooms coming onto the market, according to Rightmove.
 
With stock markets and some commodity prices falling back sharply it may not be long before sentiment in the housing market changes causing house prices to stabilise or even fall back, particularly if supply and demand become better balanced.

If you think you might want to sell this year, a decision to bring the sale forward while supply is as restricted as it is at the moment may well prove to be a good one. With fewer homes on the market and larger properties at a particular premium, now is a good time to involve Flick & Son in your planning and to obtain a considered and well supported view of your property’s market value. Please do get in touch for a free valuation.
 
As the leading estate agent of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, Flick & Son sells and lets more property than any other agent operating in the area. This early in 2016 we have already been trusted with more new instructions than any other agent and this has led to many new buyers contacting us to add to those already registered with us.
 
Our professionalism, experience and knowledge of the local area means you will receive the best advice - proven by our membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the gold standard for professionalism in property sales and letting.
 
Flick & Son’s qualified team has the expertise to give you the edge with innovative and integrated marketing across all forms of media as well as in our five local branches which are open at times to suit you.
 
Get in touch today to discover how Flick & Son can ensure that you achieve the optimum market value for your home.

Featured properties this month

Walberswick

Walberswick  |  £850,000

A fine Victorian village house situated in an elevated position overlooking The Green. Four/five bedrooms, two receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, two bath/showers (one en suite), garden and garage. EPC Rating G.
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Leiston

Leiston  |  £339,995

A uniquely converted Grade II listed, three bedroom attached house with spacious accommodation. Centrally located within the former Garrett Works close to the centre of Leiston.
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Linstead

Linstead |  £475,000

A spacious detached family house in need of some updating. Four double bedrooms, three receptions, kitchen, conservatory, two bath/showers, mature garden, garage and parking. EPC Rating E.
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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh |  £255,000 L/H

A ground floor apartment with garage overlooking Aldeburgh beach. Two bedrooms, one reception room, kitchen, shower room, courtyard and communal gardens. Double glazed windows and gas central heating. No onward chain. EPC Rating C.
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Snape

Snape |  £499,995

An individually designed and extended three bedroom detached bungalow occupying a secluded plot of approximately 0.9 of an acre in this popular village. Outdoor heated swimming pool. EPC Rating E.
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Brampton

Brampton  |  £465,000

A unique two/three bedroom detached house of exceptional quality, peacefully situated in this rural yet convenient location equidistant between Southwold, Beccles and Halesworth.
EPC Rating C.
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Property News

Client Money Protection proposals dropped

Plans for a requirement in the new Housing and Planning Bill for letting agents to offer Client Money Protection have been dropped for now – after the housing minister opposed the move.
 
Brandon Lewis believes offering CMP would cause too much red tape.  However, ARLA, who represent letting agents, called Mr. Lewis’ decision ‘very disappointing’.  Managing Director David Cox said the clause had been backed by many in the industry and ARLA will continue to fight for a mandatory scheme in their quest for a more appropriately regulated lettings industry.  The minister has now agreed to look at the proposals again in May.

Gas on the way out?
 
Last month’s climate change deal could have a significant knock-on effect for homeowners and landlords in the future.  Gas cooking and heating could be phased out in 15 years as part of the agreement.
 
This would potentially cause an enormous upheaval in the future if gas appliances have to be replaced.  One climate change policy expert suggests looking at alternatives now as, if governments follow through on their deal, homes with gas fired central heating could be worth less in a decade.
 
Currently 23 million British homes use gas and the government is hoping we will all be less reliant on it in the future.

Featured properties this month

Saxmundham

Saxmundham  |  £275,000

A modern detached bungalow located close to the town centre. Two bedrooms, sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, wet room, conservatory, enclosed gardens, garage and parking. EPC Rating E.  
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Friston

Friston  |  £750 pcm

Three bedroom/two bathroom unfurnished detached house in excellent order with gardens and garage. Attractive village location. Sorry no pets or smokers. EPC Rating C. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Kelsale

Kelsale |  £525 pcm

Two bedroom part-furnished period cottage. Good order throughout with open fireplace. Gas fired central heating. Gardens front and rear. Sorry no smokers or pets. EPC Rating D. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh  |  £450,000 

A Grade II Listed period cottage with west facing rear garden, located on the popular High Street and close to the beach. Three bedrooms, one reception, kitchen/dining room and bathroom. Unrestricted on-road parking to front of property.
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Saxmundham

Saxmundham  |  £615 pcm

A modern two bedroom semi-detached house in excellent condition with gardens and off road parking. One allocated parking space. Sorry no pets or smokers. EPC Rating C. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Leiston

Leiston  |  £385 pcm

Spacious three bedroom/two bedroom unfurnished first floor flat on the high street. Kitchen/breakfast room with large utility. Close to all amenities. EPC Rating E. Sorry no smokers or pets. (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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