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                     reasons we are seeing more people from London buying and renting from us.
Milly English from the London office says, “We get a lot of enquiries for property in Suffolk and North Essex from people with young families who are looking to bring up their children in a cleaner and better environment.
“They look towards schooling, the delight of walking to school, uncongested roads, vast playing fields and the all-important fresh country air. Improvements to the A11 and A12 and
bought for holidays or with the intent of spending time in warmer climes during retirement. The need for professional advice has never been more essential, whether looking for purely an ‘investment’ property, holiday home or as a place abroad for later life.
We are delighted to provide United Kingdom based buyers with such support together with an exclusive range of some of the finest
Five bedroom detached Fiesole - Florence, Tuscany, Italy, £2,330,000
Five bedroom detached Calvia Village, South West Mallorca, Spain £5,925,000
properties available overseas. Whilst we concentrate mostly on France, Spain, the Balearics and Italy - as these are the more popular areas for UK buyers - we can assist in many countries in Europe and further afield. Some owners, when deciding to sell, prefer to keep a measure of privacy, with no online or offline advertising, and using ‘
the quicker trains have helped but the popularity is not surprising.
“Historically wealthy, thanks to its wool trade, the area is full of pretty villages with many fine houses and cottages. The gently rolling landscapes, captured by many artists; most notably John Constable, the beautiful coast with smokehouses, fresh fish and oysters available almost everywhere, excellent pubs and artisan bakeries have all helped to attract those looking for a better quality of life.
“Housing, of course, is cheaper but so is a pint in the pub and with some of the most glorious countryside in the UK, the move becomes irresistible. Most of our contact with the early or late retirees, however, does not come from the people living in London. Although they may work in the capital, they have moved out and now commute from the Home Counties.”
Tim Rutter, David Burr managing director, based in the Castle Hedingham office agrees with Milly. “Many of the prospective buyers that I meet are from the south and they usually have a strong connection to the region. This may be from childhood holidays or they could have children and grandchildren nearby and being within easy access, will allow them to be a part of their lives.
“An often-repeated comment is how quiet it is in our area and how dark it can be at night. We have little light pollution, so to enjoy and appreciate the night sky is a delight. And, of course, most importantly the family dog can get away from the pavements and traffic and run free.”
When I bump into our buyers after they have been in their new home for a while, the inevitable comment is: “We wish we had done it earlier!”
At our office in St James’s, potential purchasers are able to discuss their requirements with professional qualified staff, who can answer questions about prices, market conditions, commuting times and schools. They can then search the database and are given brochures of suitable properties. We are in a unique position to harness these potential buyers with prominent street level offices plus large window displays.
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K property owners now also own or plan to acquire

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