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<span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: #00ffff; text-decoration: none;">PROPERTIES SOLD RECENTLY..</span>.</span>             <span style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;"> <span style="font-weight: bold;">JURY'S GAP</span></span>

SOLD £470,000
For the first time in 40 years. One of a terrace of C19th Coastguard cottages, retaining many of its original features, situated in a splendidly isolated position just behind the sea wall, close to the beach and with coastal views across Rye Bay.

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<span style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; color: #ffffff;">IDEN VILLAGE</span>

SOLD  £485,000
IN IDEN AN immaculately presented modern detached house with a landscaped south facing garden occupying a quiet location in the favoured village of Iden.

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PLOT OF LAND sold with .Planning permission for a development consisting of 4 detached dwellings, with associated car parking and landscaping, to create a new 41 space public car park including new pedestrian footpath linking Court Lodge Road to The Street.



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<span style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;">CAMBER SANDS</span>

SOLD, £325,000

A modern three storey house forming part of an ultra-modern ecofriendly development that combines quality and contemporary design with environmental sustainability. A wonderful second home or investment holiday let. The current owners use it as their holiday and also a successful holiday let.

The property nestles behind the rolling sand dunes, just yards from Camber Sands, where a variety of activities can be enjoyed including kite surfing, kite buggying, surfing, land yachting, horse riding, fishing as well as numerous other activities both on the beach and nearby including wildlife havens at Dungeness and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. 


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<span style="color: #00ffff; text-decoration: none;">UNPRECEDENTED GLOBAL CONDITIONS</span>

I think we can all agree that the past week has been extraordinary, something not seen in our lifetime. There has been confusion, a little bit of panic, a fair amount of denial and some hysteria. We have all had to rapidly adjust to a new way of living as we look to curb this virus pandemic. When you throw into a market, panic, confusion and a bit of hysteria, that is always going to have a big impact whether or not on the Stock Market or the property market. Our estimates suggest that 50% of the buyer pool for property has withdrawn or stepped back from the market this week, at least temporarily. Speaking with many buyers, it appears that some are a bit unsure and would prefer to adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach, whereas some other buyers are unfortunately in businesses and economic sectors that are already feeling the economic strain as the virus news worsens……

On the flip side, that still leaves 50% of the buyer pool that remains relatively active, focused and committed to buying a property even at this time. I, therefore, need to make this abundantly clear – the property market is very much open for business. Offers are still coming in, sales are being agreed even this week (see below), buyers are exchanging contracts on existing purchases and there is no downward pressure on prices at the present time, although there will inevitably be some softening of confidence if this crisis drags on. Viewing appointments are, of course for the main part, going to be on hold during the lockdown period but they are being forward booked. From those discussions with buyers who are actively in the market right now, there is an awareness that we are in for some tough times but, unlike previous economic hits, they are taking a longer term view ie they are not buying on today’s headlines but are instead focused on the next five to ten years. Most people are very much aware that over time, property is a stable investment and provides a home. Look across the history of two world Wars, the Great Depression, the OPEC crisis, the recessions of 1982 and the early 1990s, the ERM crisis, the September 11 Attacks, the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and the long-term trend of property values is relentlessly upward. Covid-19 is a most unwelcome new addition to that list but it seems that many people are seeing it as a short-term interruption to a housing market that was performing strongly until very recently.

It is important to remember that this crisis will pass and that we will come through this together. Governments around the world are pushing unprecedented stimulus into the economy and will be going to extraordinary lengths to support us through this time to provide the confidence that markets will not collapse. We also know that interest rates will be locked at near zero for the foreseeable future.  Yes, there will be periods of lockdown when viewings are not possible. Market activity will be stop/start for months to come but there is a strong underlying demand. People are now spending much more time at home. In many instances this will encourage them to move shortly. It is also likely people will have a lot of time on their hands – they will be on Rightmove and our website for hours. It is a far from ideal situation but we will continue to try hard on your behalf and we are working on some new initiatives to bring into play as soon as the lockdown ends. More of that in due course.In the meantime, Kim, Judith, Jason, Georgie, Tamsin and I send you and your families all best wishes over the next few weeks.


<span style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold;">FAIRLIGHT</span>

SALE AGREED £699,950
A detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage occupying a rural setting between the villages of Fairlight and Pett, set in mature gardens and grounds of approaching one acre. Little Stonelynk occupies a rural location and a sheltered valley surround by undulating countryside. Nearby at the coast of Pett Level there is a wide expansive land which is a haven for wildlife together with a beach.

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<span style="text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; color: #ffffff;">NORTHIAM</span>

SALE AGREED, £499,950
An attached four bedroom Grade II Listed white weatherboard period cottage with peg tiled roof situated within the picturesque village close to local shops and amenities.

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SALE AGREED £399,950

On a Grade II Listed first floor 3 bedroom riverside apartment situated within a converted grain warehouse with exposed timbers and features enjoying views over the Strand Quay and River Tillingham.

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