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One for the Road

one for the road
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Introducing Gabrielle Wones

gabrielle wones
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Fundraising success for Diss Community First Responders at Carnival

first responders
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Events…

events
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Build Back Better

build back better
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Durrants to fundraise for Diss Community First Responders at Carnival

diss first responders
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Here be Dragons

Here be Dragons
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Spring into action

spring into action

As we head into spring, Dominic Parravani of Durrants looks at what’s required to win the race to buy a home.

Markets are forever in flux. So our handling of markets must be flexible.

We can buy, hold or sell in the stock market depending on conditions. In a fruit and vegetable market we can buy the freshest produce early in the morning at the full price. Or we can purchase what no one else has bought at a cheaper rate in the late afternoon.

The property market is also in constant flux. There are occasions when there is a lot of stock and buyers have so much choice they can take their time and sometimes make low ball offers.

But we are not in that market now. In many areas around the UK it is quite the opposite. Figures show that generally there are twice as many buyers as there are properties to buy. This is hard enough for buyers. But, in hotspot areas, there are many more buyers per property – result, a feeding frenzy.

So forget a leisurely, late evening, glass-in-hand, browse through your preferred property portal. It is not going to help very much. Because by the time a property gets onto a portal nowadays, the early bird will have already caught its worm.

Serious buyers behave differently in this sort of market. They know they need to find a property before it ever reaches a portal. And the best way to do this is to get to know their local independent estate agent so they can be first in the queue for the pick of the properties.

You see the experienced local agents know their own market best. Years of working in their area mean they know local people and – crucially – often hear first when someone is about to make a move. Then they carefully match those who want to sell with those want to buy. Property portals don’t do that.

If you are serious about buying this spring, get to know your local, well-established estate agent. You will find their knowledge and experience provide the very best in buying advice. And if you are selling, their knowledge, experience – and list of buyer contacts – is vital in a hot market.

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Make sure you take a meter reading today

meter readings
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Durrants to sponsor Diss Carnival 2022

Diss Carnival
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Introducing August Atkinson

August Atkinson
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Swings and Roundabouts

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Chained Up

chained up
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Predicting the Present

Snowdrops
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Keeping the community safe in St Margaret South Elmham

First aid course supported by Durrants
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Ode to Joy

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New All-Weather Canopy for Owlets Ilketshall Pre-School

Owlets preschool receives funding from Durrants Charitable Foundation
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Change ahead for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Durrants can offer advice on minimum energy efficiency standards
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Resistance is Futile

little green men and the property market
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Durrants launches luxury bungalow development in Chedgrave

Church View, Chedgrave. Velo Homes Durrants
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Charity Clay Shoot a Great Success

Durrants Charity Clay Shoot 2021
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An Exciting New Challenge for Lisa

Lisa Brown Residential Sales Manager, Durrants Beccles
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Promo for Flo!

Southwold residential sales manager Florence Bond
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Bringing the Community Together in Beccles

Beccles Library donation from Durrants
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The benefits of bungalow living

pros and cons of buying a bungalow
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What does the easing of Covid restrictions mean for property viewings?

please wear a mask
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Keep the home fires burning

Stamp duty announcement Budget 2021
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Exodus

Demand for Suffolk countryside properties increases due to covid
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The increased demand for rural and coastal properties explained

rural property sales in norfolk and suffolk
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A guide to understanding your property’s value

Understanding your property value
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We’re still open and here to help

Durrants in Southwold
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A new chapter awaits for historic Southwold dwelling

Montague House Southwold
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Lessons learned

House News Story
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I Wish

I Wish