PUBLISHED: 09:31 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 15 June 2018 Caroline Culot Parson's Mede, Yelverton. Pic: Cat Scoles for www.jackson-stops.co.uk See inside this bungalow designed by a German POW which has a fish pond INSIDE the living room. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit Parson’s Mede, Church Road, Yelverton, near Norwich; for sale for £825,000. Parson's Mede, Yelverton. Pic: Cat Scoles for www.jackson-stops.co.uk This single storey house was built in 1982, designed by a man described as one of life’s real characters, the late Heinrich Wilhelm Wessel, who was very well known in the village of Yelverton, so much so that people still refer to Parson’s Mede as ‘Harry’s house.’ Heinrich, or Harry as he was known by locals, was believed to be a German POW during the second world war and stayed in the UK, marrying and settling down in Yelverton, just south of Norwich. He was very community spirited, attending many local … [Read more...] about Modern bungalow near Norwich with fish pond INSIDE on sale for £825,000
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 16:43 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 30 May 2018 Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk Until pretty recently it would have been a hard task to sell a new homes scheme in Norwich that didn’t provide parking - but not any more, says Richard Aldous of Savills. Richard Aldous, head of new homes at Savills. Picture: www.edp24.co.uk Some four or five years ago, we were marketing a development of 14 apartments which only had room for nine cars. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that the first nine buyers were all prepared to pay the £20,000 premium to secure a space. But it seems times are changing. My colleagues in Scotland, for example, have seen a run of sales at a development in Glasgow’s West End where, after only a week on the market, more than 50 per cent of the apartments were sold. A good result by any standards but what makes this interesting is that the development is car-free. It would be easy to attribute the success to high quality … [Read more...] about The rise in popularity of the car free home
PUBLISHED: 17:34 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:34 14 May 2018 Caroline Culot You need to pay almost 10 times your annual income to afford a house in North Norfolk. Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk How affordable are houses where you live? New data published yesterday shows in Norfolk, you need to pay on average eight times your annual income to buy a roof over your head as price rises soar way above wage increases. Burnham Overy Staithe, north Norfolk, where house prices have outstripped wages. Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk People have to spend, on average, eight times their annual salary to be able to afford to buy a house in Norfolk. This comes as new data today shows house prices have risen by as much as 131 per cent over the past 15 years in some areas of the region with salaries going up by as little as 34 per cent in other areas. The least affordable area is North Norfolk where people have to spend nearly 10 times their annual income to be able to afford a house. This contrasts … [Read more...] about Can you really afford to buy a house in Norfolk?
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Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 09:56 05 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:03 05 May 2018 How can private landlords move forward and not sell up? Mike White, from Martin & Co has an idea. Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk Mike White of Martin & Co discusses whether private landlords should come together in a bid to avoid relinquishing their properties Mike White, lettings agent at Martin & Co, Norwich.; Photo: Simon Finlay www.edp24.co.uk My last column in April highlighted the ‘Good News’ that abounds for private landlords. I did touch on the difficulties that a proportion of landlords are facing given the relentless squeezing of the sector by HM government and concluded, for those affected, selling their asset was likely the only option. However, this has been bugging me; essentially, my role as a letting agent and property manager entails managing our clients’ risks and finding solutions to problems. So, saying, ‘Just Give Up’ goes against the grain and … [Read more...] about Could private landlords club together as an alternative to selling up?
PUBLISHED: 11:42 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 30 April 2018 An estate agent's 'Sold' sign outside a property. Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire Archant House prices in Norfolk stayed level in February, despite a 5.7pc rise over the last year. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average property in the county sold for £222.610, which was just under the UK average of £225,047. Across the East of England, house prices rose by 4pc in the last 12 months, meaning the region under performed in comparison to the national average, where the increase in house prices was 4.4pc. This data comes from the ONS House Price Index, which gathers house sale information from the Land Registry and its equivalent bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The figures found that the average home owner in Norfolk has seen their property increase in value by about £63,000 over the last five years. Additionally, they also show that buyers who made their … [Read more...] about Latest average house prices for Norfolk revealed
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Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel and lighter than paper and often referred to as a wonder material. But what can this substance actually do? Fortunately, graphene had a chance to shine at last month's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Buried away at the furthest point from the entrance to the convention center was the Graphene Pavilion, where around 25 different graphene-based research projects, including robotics and wearables, were being shown off. In the coming years some of these applications will go commercial and we'll start to see graphene cropping up in phones, wearables and other technology. Europe is where graphene was first discovered, and so convinced is the EU by its potential that it's the basis of the bloc's biggest research initiative. The one billion euro Graphene Flagship program, which hosted the Graphene Pavilion, is dedicated to finding ways in which it can be brought to market. Here's how graphene may be used in the future. Smartphones … [Read more...] about Want to charge your smartphone in 7 seconds? Look to graphene
I'm strapped into the shotgun seat of a Porsche Panamera, parked in a lot just outside FC Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium. My chauffeur for the afternoon: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro smartphone. You read that right. A phone will be driving this car. No, Huawei isn't getting into the autonomous car business. The Chinese telecom giant set up this experiment to show off the processing prowess of the flagship phone's Kirin 970 chip, which features an artificial intelligence engine. Now Playing: Watch this: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro drives this Porsche so I don't have... 1:45 "This is purely a showcase of what the phone today is capable of," said Arne Herkelmann, European head of handset portfolio and planning for Huawei. Alongside buzzwords like 5G and augmented reality, AI stands as one of the key themes for the Mobile World Congress trade show here. The mobile industry has taken its cue from the success of digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa and is touting smarter networks and … [Read more...] about I rode in a Porsche driven by a phone. And I lived to tell the tale
We didn't see a new flagship Android smart phone from LG at Mobile World Congress this week (though we have a few guesses as to why not). Instead, LG showed off a rather incremental upgrade to last year's V30. Ho hum, right? Maybe not. According to Evan Blass at VentureBeat, the Korean manufacturer held a private, closed door meeting at MWC to show off new hardware and features. Sure enough, images from that meeting appeared to leak online through the Israeli news outlet Ynet. After initially speculating that the leaked images showed a scrapped prototype, Blass consulted with sources and noted the "icy reaction" the reporter received from LG as the images went viral. His conclusion: We're looking at the real LG G7, codenamed "Neo." Presumably, it's the same device that's rumored be released in June under the codename "Judy." Per VentureBeat, that device could feature a 6.1-inch display and a new kind of LCD panel that's brighter and more efficient than previous-gen LG smart … [Read more...] about LG’s next flagship phone jumps on notch bandwagon, leaked images show