We are hiring a Part Time Lettings Administrator!

We are hiring a Part Time Lettings Administrator!

Posted: November 20, 2017   •   Posted in: Careers

David Burr Estate Agents is currently seeking an enthusiastic part time lettings administrator to join our team in Long Melford. With experience in an administrative role, we’re looking for someone who is comfortable dealing with landlords and tenants via email or over the telephone. As well as dealing with issues and queries, the successful candidate will […]

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What’s on in East Anglia this Christmas Period

What’s on in East Anglia this Christmas Period

Posted: November 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Events

Full of revelry and festive spirit, this truly is one of the best times of the year. And there’s so much to do in the build up to Yuletide. Here’s our guide to some of the most exciting events in East Anglia this winter.  

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Is a period property right for you?

Is a period property right for you?

Posted: November 2, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties

Great Lodge Farm, one of the oldest residential properties in Castle Hedingham, is within the landscape of the Great Park, formerly belonging to the Earls of Oxford. Queen Elizabeth I, as the guest of the 16th Earl of Oxford, spent time hunting and flying her falcons on the land surrounding Great Lodge Farm in 1561. This […]

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Getting your home in the picture

Getting your home in the picture

Posted: October 31, 2017   •   Posted in: General News, Properties

Making sure your property is well presented photographically is highly important to David Burr and in Mike Fletcher they have a superb cameraman. Here he explains how he goes about his photography work. What is your biggest challenge? Definitely the general tidiness of a home. It can be really difficult to make an interior shine […]

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Buying property with help from the bank of Mum and Dad

Buying property with help from the bank of Mum and Dad

Posted: October 24, 2017   •   Posted in: Investor tips

As a proportion of income the cost of buying your own home has never been higher. The availability of mortgage funds has never been more strictly controlled with criteria more detailed than ever before. For many, the prospect of saving a full deposit and being able to borrow the balance from an institutional lender is […]

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East Anglia in Art

East Anglia in Art

Posted: October 17, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , , ,

East Anglia is known for its picturesque landscapes. Predominantly flat, the land seems to stretch out for miles. This creates beautiful countryside scenes, something which has not escaped some of our most revered artists. Constable Country is now a term of endearment for the area on the border of Suffolk and Essex where John Constable […]

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What makes a chocolate box cottage?

What makes a chocolate box cottage?

Posted: October 9, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: ,

What is a chocolate box cottage? The term ‘chocolate box’ originates from late Victorian times. Today it is used to describe something which is ‘sentimentally appealing or pretty in a conventional way’. Gaining popularity in the mid-20th Century, the phrase ‘chocolate box cottage’ derives from the picturesque scenes printed on boxes of Cadbury’s chocolates throughout […]

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Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Posted: October 3, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

The living room, the lounge or the sitting room. Whatever you call it, it’s usually the room in which you spend a significant percentage of your downtime. It’s where you watch the television, entertain friends, read a book or enjoy games with the family. Living rooms are often described as comfortable, spacious and elegant. In […]

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Buy-to-Let: Should I consider becoming a landlord?

Buy-to-Let: Should I consider becoming a landlord?

Posted: September 26, 2017   •   Posted in: Financial advice   •   Tagged: , ,

A long-term venture, buy-to-let can be a minefield for new investors. Becoming a landlord can have great financial rewards, but there are many factors to be aware of. Legislation that came into effect in 2016 means there are now higher stamp duty taxes to pay on buy-to-let properties, for example. And the tax relief you […]

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Delightfully eccentric! We look at the quirks of the British people

Delightfully eccentric! We look at the quirks of the British people

Posted: September 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Just for fun   •   Tagged: , , ,

Perhaps it’s our notoriously variable weather that’s made us the way we are; perhaps it’s our long and interesting history; perhaps it’s the oddities of our language that you’ll have encountered if you’re learning English. Whatever the reason, it’s given us a great many cultural quirks that frequently take visitors by surprise – particularly visitors […]

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