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Have you ever thought that the unlucky number 13 may apply to the property game? Researched statistics will hasten to agree with this assumption. 

Have you ever wondered why people use for sale boards and are they really worthwhile having? Well read on to find out. 

There is a common misconception that listing a property online through Rightmove and Zoopla will automatically sell. We like to challenge this belief and have the results to prove it. 

How long do you think you would spend looking at a property before deciding to buy it?

George Osborne revealed his policies for the Budget this week. What does it mean for the housing market in the UK?

Do you want to know a brief history and the renovation details of this stunning six bedroom barn conversion in Swannington?

Want to know the history of the Old Chapel in Hempnall and why this beautifully resorted property will make a great home?

I'm exploring the feeling amongst many that technology has replaced the need to speak to an estate agent with all the information we need being at our finger tips instead.  

Finally after years of waiting, there has been a reform over the controversial stamp duty thresholds. But what could this mean for the market and you?

Ten years ago house hunting would've been very different, today because of technology things are different. Here at abbotFox estate agents we consider ourselves early adopters of all new marketing methods, however we know what still works when it comes to traditional marketing.

Technology is changing everything from how we communicate and now how we live. There will come a time soon when we'll all be living in "smart" homes. It wasn't that long ago when broadband wasn't a deal breaker, however now days properties are dismissed if there isn't super fast fibre optic broadband.

Since we opened two years ago we have always tried to do things deliberately different from the QR codes on our sold boards, our dedicated abbotFox smartphone app and our extended opening hours. This approach has proved very effective as in the last year our sales team has grown and we have expanded to include Lettings offering a range of properties to rent across Norwich. Our deliberately different approach is still at the centre of what we do and we currently make on average 1600 phone calls a day, have over 2000 social media followers and are ranked in the top 50 for estate agents on social media according to Zoopla. As our abbotFox brand grew and developed we were seeing an increasing demand for high end, luxury properties in Norwich and Norfolk from clients who were frustrated with the traditional methods used by traditional agents.

Our new website has officially launched and it is packed full of new features to make your search for a property in Norwich easier than ever. We had one key objective when designing our new website which was to make it as user friendly as possible so that you could find what you were looking for quickly and simply. The website has also been optimised for laptops, tablets and smartphones so that you can continue to search for properties even whilst on the move.

Horning is a beautiful and unique Broadland Village situated along the River Bure with a history that stretches back to 1020. The name itself is thought to mean "folk who live on the high ground between the rivers"; and today the small village contains an array of waterside properties, pubs, shops and restaurants. Horning is also home to some iconic buildings including the beautiful Horning Church and the Swan Inn which dates back to 1696. Today, the Inn is seen as an important landmark in the village which has appeared in several films and books. The Church of St Benedict goes back even further to 1220 and there is also ...

The city of Norwich is becoming an increasingly popular place to live and this has been reflected in the growing number of house buyers from outside the area looking to purchase a property here. This increase in interest from outside buyers is not surprising because although Norwich may not be the biggest city in the UK it has a lot to offer including a lively town centre rich in history, a choice of beautiful beaches only an hours drive away and strong transport links with London. The city is also one of the safest in the UK with significantly lower house prices compared to London and the Telegraph recently included ...

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