David Burr Dream Homes: Thatched Roofs

Dream Homes – Thatched Roofs

Posted: May 11, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , ,

Beautiful to look at, thatched roofs have that ‘olde worlde’ charm. They’re romantic and make a house feel ‘alive’. Made of straw and reed it is no wonder a thatched house seems to breathe. Eco-friendly, reed is a great insulator, keeping your home warm and quiet. Especially popular in our region – nearly a tenth […]

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Ponds, lakes & water features

Dream homes – Ponds, lakes & water features

Posted: April 16, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: ,

When you think of a garden, you’ll no doubt think of flowers and freshly mown lawns, maybe even a vegetable patch. But no truly attractive garden is complete without a water feature. A haven for wildlife, ponds, lakes or a fountain are beneficial to nature as well as attractive to look at. Water features are […]

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remembering Lovejoy

Embracing farce and remembering Lovejoy

Posted: February 20, 2018   •   Posted in: Just for fun, Local Interest   •   Tagged:

The face may be familar – Caroline Langrishe appeared in the locally filmed TV favourite Lovejoy – and now she has been back in the region in a comedy classic. More about her time playing opposite Ian McShane’s loveable rogue later. This winter Caroline has been among the all- star cast of How the Other […]

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Horseheath point-to-point

David Burr to sponsor Horseheath point-to-point

Posted: January 30, 2018   •   Posted in: General News, Local Interest   •   Tagged: ,

A key venue for point-to-point racing in East Anglia for over 40 years, a day at Horseheath is a fabulous event for the whole family. Centered around the horse and rider rather than the betting opportunities presented, point-to-point racing is unique in the field of horse racing. Found four miles west of Haverhill, spectators can […]

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Best time to sell

When is the best time to sell your property in East Anglia?

Posted: January 23, 2018   •   Posted in: Financial advice, Properties   •   Tagged: ,

For example, some people believe their property won’t sell in the autumn, or that there’s no point in listing in December. These assumptions are both wrong. The way people search for properties has changed. Through the internet, potential home buyers are now able to search for properties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. […]

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Dream homes – wine cellars & cosy kitchens

Dream homes – wine cellars & cosy kitchens

Posted: December 4, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

Christmas is a time for celebration. The giving of presents, gathering of family and the enjoyment of good food and drink. For many, Christmas Dinner is the highlight of the festivities. Roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, veg and gravy. Maybe a glass of wine or two. Eating Christmas dinner is a […]

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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

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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Water towers Suffolk

How are water towers built, and why do we need them?

Posted: June 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

They are a feature of our East Anglian landscapes but how are water towers built, and why do we need them? Christine E Jackson explains There are two kinds of landmark that stand vigil over our county landscape – church towers and water towers. However, while many church towers are centuries old, their water equivalents […]

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Lettings

Let David Burr help with your lettings

Posted: June 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Financial advice   •   Tagged: , , ,

Thinking of renting, or renting out, a property? Rachel Suff, David Burr’s Lettings Manager, gives her advice

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