Why Would Anyone Want to Live in East Bergholt?

This isn’t just any old chocolate box village; this is Constable Country. Beautiful countryside, friendly pubs, a church and shop plus some of the country’s most revered natural beauty spots on your doorstep… the question should be ‘why wouldn’t you?’     If you like the idea of stepping out on a sunny day, perhaps … Continued

What Happened When We Turned Purple.

At the end of 2016 we temporarily put aside our commission based charging structure to experiment with an upfront marketing fee. The experiment was limited to just three clients and here is how we got on: The Terms. We charged the clients £1500.00 (inc. VAT) upfront to provide the exact same service and marketing that … Continued

East-of-England House Prices Ahead of the Rest of the UK

Recently released Land Registry data showed that as of June 2017 the average house price in the UK is £223,257 after UK property prices rose by 4.9% compared to the previous year. Perhaps more interesting to clients of Bloomfield Grey is that the East-of-England experienced the greatest increase in average property prices at 7.2%. London … Continued

Rightmove’s Fresh Take on the UK Housing Market.

Rightmove released its latest house price index today with the salient points as follows: Newly-marketed property prices at virtual standstill, up by 0.1% (+£312) as we enter quieter holiday season. Fundamentals remain good mid-year with robust demand, low interest rates and low unemployment: Sales agreed numbers remain strong year-to-date in 2017, almost identical to 2016. … Continued

Taking the Inside Out – Summer Styling for your Outside Space

  By Kay Prestney from Kinship Creative Design Consultancy.   The restorative effects of nature have long been proven, and ‘bringing the Outside in’ has been a huge recent Interiors trend. Now, the arrival of the Summer months allows us the opportunity to ‘take the Inside out’. Create outdoor rooms either in existing spaces such … Continued

Wisteria Hysteria

  By Emma Johnston. Wisteria makes for a fabulous feature on houses, walls, and garden structures, but does its limited seasonal bloom-time make up for the bare appearance throughout the rest of the year? As Wisteria is relatively low maintenance, with virtually no care required in the Winter months, I am sure most would agree … Continued

Add Value to Your Home: Build an Annex.

Once a home reaches around 2500 square feet (that’s a good sized four or five-bedroom house) it’s probably big enough for most families, so building an extension is not always the best way to add value. These days it could make more sense to build an annex instead. For better-or-worse demand for annexes is on … Continued

Bloomfield Grey Acquire Hestons Property Limited

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of the sales branch of Hestons Property Limited. Hestons have been providing estate agency services to the owners of the finest properties in Suffolk and Essex since 2009. Their reputation and contacts are extensive and their portfolio includes some genuinely impressive properties. We are confident that this development … Continued

Stamp Duty Relief Thanks to Granny.

By Tom Bloomfield. This week, a canny contact of mine alerted me to a significant stamp duty saving he was able to make when purchasing a house that included a granny annex within its grounds. The relief can apply to purchases where one or more buildings within the grounds can be classified as dwellings. The … Continued

Why superb online marketing is vital to achieving your home’s worth.

By Tom Bloomfield. With the housing market now being online, the first and probably only impression that buyers will have of your home is how it appears on the various property portals. So it follows that getting the online marketing as good as it can be is vital to making sure the maximum price has … Continued

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