Hickling has always been one of our more popular villages for house hunters in the Broadland area, attracted by its unspoilt nature, connection to the Norfolk Broads network and its close proximity to the coast. A village small in population but not in size, with wide open spaces offering a delightful countryside feel and offering the largest of the Norfolk Broads. Hickling Broad is believed to cover an area of over 400 acres, providing a superb boating centre for the sailing and surfing clubs as well as private and holiday boating visitors. Alongside this, many people are drawn to the village by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust base and visitor centre. Two notable buildings in the village are the 13th Century St Marys Church and the Grade 2 listed Hickling Mill, one of few Norfolk Mills which have been well persevered over the years. The Hickling Barn Community centre is a wonderful village asset too, with a variety of regular events held there. There are also two pubs in the village, The long established Greyhound Inn in the centre of the village and The Pleasure Boat on the banks of the Broad. The village offers a lovely variety of properties from thatched cottages, and substantial period homes to modern bungalows which attract buyers looking to downsize and retire to the area. We, at Aldreds are lucky to be based close by and regularly sell many properties in the village with lots of successful sales achieved over recent months. If you are looking to sell or buy a home in the village, please do get in touch with our Broadland office on 01692 581089 and we will be pleased to help!
It used to be budget day but instead it is ‘Spring Statement Day’. Not much expected regarding the housing market from Mr Sunak today, however, watch this space for updates on any policy or news relating to sales or lettings.
We only have one bungalow left available at St Michael’s gate. Three bedroom detached with driveway and garage. £290,000 Be quick!
March is here and the spring housing market is now in full swing. Traditionally March-June is the busiest time in the UK housing market for new properties going for sale and sales being agreed. It certainly seems this year will be no different with high activity levels in all our branches. If you are thinking of buying selling or letting call us today!
In a controversial move the Bank of England have announced a consultation in to removing or reducing affordability tests for large mortgages. Since 2014 lenders have had to exercise caution when lending at higher ratios than 4.5 times annual salary. With house prices currently at an all time high some would see this as a risky move, however, it could boost home ownership in areas of high prices but high wages.