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The latest from Flick & Son with properties for sale and to rent in Aldeburgh, Henham, Bruisyard, Southwold, Leiston, Middleton, Darsham, Woodbridge and Thorpeness. For our full selection across Suffolk’s Heritage Coastline, please visit our website.
Is your property overpriced?

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Flick & Son.

The consumer magazine Which? has been focusing on house prices in a recent issue. In particular, they have been looking at asking prices suggested by estate agents and whether some are pushing the asking price way higher than a property’s true value purely to gain the instruction.

Which? has collated information from thousands of house sale prices and compared them with the original asking prices. Their independent analysis shows that overpriced homes placed on the market not only take longer to sell but also often result in the vendor achieving a lower price for their property than would have been the case had it been marketed at the correct price initially.

It is a natural instinct to be tempted by the agent suggesting that you market your home at a higher asking price than can be justified so we urge you to look more closely before deciding which agent to trust to handle the sale of your home.

We are pleased to report that for properties exchanged across all our five branches in 2016, Flick & Son achieved an average of 98.6% of the original asking price. This is a clear indication that our experienced and qualified team has a thorough knowledge of local market conditions right now.

Although we may not always recommend the highest asking price from amongst the agents you contact to see what they have to say, you can be confident that the price we do suggest will be instrumental in achieving the optimum price for your property for you.

One good tip we can pass on is that before you make a decision about who to instruct, do some research on recently sold prices for properties like yours close to you.  If an agent is suggesting a much higher figure than those actual sale prices and higher than other valuations you have received, there is a strong likelihood that the agent is massaging advice to you in the hope that it will persuade you to use them to market your house. 

For a free no obligation realistic valuation of your home substantiated by reference to real market transactions, please get in touch with Flick & Son's qualified team at any of our five branches or visit our website.

Featured properties this month

Leiston
Brick Kiln, Aldeburgh  |  From £800,000

Brick Kiln is a collection of nine luxurious new eco-sensitive detached homes overlooking meadowland with a sweeping panorama down to the River Alde estuary towards Aldeburgh and Orfordness - arguably one of the best views in Suffolk.

Brick Kiln has to be seen to fully appreciate its wonderful location so please join us on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April between 11am and 1pm to explore this unique development. 

For more information please contact our Aldeburgh office on 01728 452469.

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Henham

Henham  |  £975,000

A most attractive south facing four bedroom Grade II Listed family house in rural location near Southwold.  Facing due south over own grounds of approx 4.25 acres (sts).  No onward chain. 
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Bruisyard

Bruisyard  |  £675,000

An impressive six bedroom detached residence, contemporary in design & engineering, incorporating a two bedroom annex.  Presented to exceptionally high standard.  EPC Rating C. 
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Leiston

Leiston  |  £375,000

A modern spacious four bedroom detached house with good sized garden in the popular Kingfisher Rise development a short drive from the coast at Thorpeness.  EPC Rating B.
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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh  |  £775,000

A handsome and imposing three storey seaside town house with four bedrooms.  In need of some updating and with a sea glimpse.  Close to High Street and beach.  EPC Rating F. 
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Southwold

Southwold  |  £320,000 L/H

A two bedroom second floor seafront apartment with stunning views over the sea and pier.  The property has recently been renovated.  EPC Rating D. 
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Middleton

Middleton  £254,500 

LAST REMAINING.  A superb two bedroom semi detached cottage, finished to an exceptionally high standard within this stunning select new residential development by Bellingham Homes. 
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Property News

New Energy Performance standards for rented property

If you rent out a property do you know it's energy performance rating? From April 2018, properties rating below E will be considered as substandard for letting to new tenants. This will also apply to existing tenancies from 2020.

It is possible that the dates for this new rule might be deferred, but once implemented, properties rated F or G will not be considered suitable for letting to tenants until improvements are made.

Flick & Son will keep you fully up to date on the latest legislation regarding the letting of your property. We're always happy to offer the best qualified advice so please get in touch with our lettings team on 01728 633773.

Featured properties this month

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh  |  £700,000

A Grade II Listed, well proportioned three bedroom family home with parking and south facing garden, part of the former Uplands Hotel.  Short walk from the High Street.  EPC Rating D. 
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Darsham

Darsham  |  £950 pcm

Spacious period detached unfurnished house.  Freshly decorated & new carpets.  Parking, garage & gardens.  OFCH & two wood burners.  EPC Rating F.  (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Woodbridge

Woodbridge  |  £795 pcm

Modern unfurnished two double bedroom terrace cottage in very good order throughout and a minutes walk from the High Street.  EPC Rating E.  (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Leiston

Leiston  |  £240,000 

An extended three to four bedroom semi-detached house in a popular residential area, within a short distance of the town centre and amenities.  EPC Rating D.  
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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh  |  £825 pcm

A large unfurnished four bedroom terrace house close to the beach and town.  Two reception rooms, two bath/shower rooms and courtyard.  EPC Rating E.  (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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Thorpeness

Thorpeness  |  £625 pcm

Contemporary and unique apartment perfect for one person or a couple.  Allocated parking. Set within the popular village of Thorpeness.  EPC Rating C.  (Tenants Admin Fees Apply)
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