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Putting happiness before house price appreciation?

We read a property article in the press recently that made perfect sense (for once!). It could easily apply to many people searching for houses or flats for sale in Lincolnshire and the east of England. Condensed down, the story was about a lady who'd moved out of London to the countryside 17 years ago. She'd just calculated that, in today's market, her old London house would be worth four and a half times the amount they sold it for. It's a common issue among today's home movers who leave the capital city for the country. Property for sale in Lincolnshire has been popular with urbanites seeking a more rural retreat for some time and we're seeing the UFLs (up from London's) increasingly turning into more permanent residents over the years. Who can blame them' Returning to the newspaper article, the author was upbeat despite feeling miffed at the property price appreciation she's missed out on. Her positivity came from the joy of living in the countryside: the uninterrupted views, the safer, less congested roads and the bundles of extra space she'd been able to purchase by opting out of London in the late 1990s. We find that many of our clients have been on holiday in the county and fall in love with the bucolic charm. During their vacation many people stop to look in our window and find themselves amazed - the affordability and quality of life is very attractive. The next step is to try the area by finding a flat or house to rent in Lincolnshire as part of the relocation research process. Happily, those renters turn into homeowners in good time and the new residents meld into the local communities, overjoyed with their lifestyle swap. As a UK-wide estate agent, Winkworth can also help clients wishing to divide their time between London and Lincolnshire. As well as finding houses or flats for sale in one of Lincolnshire’s lovely countryside locations, we can use our extensive network of London offices to find commuting clients a Monday to Friday flat to rent in London. Like the author who left London behind 17 years ago, many clients of our Lincolnshire estate agents branches move to the area for a change in pace and more room. It's hard not to get wrapped up in property prices, appreciation and how much a house might make. However, a property is just part of a wider lifestyle choice and you can't put a price on happiness.

We read a property article in the press recently that made perfect sense (for once!). It could easily apply to many people searching for houses or flats for sale in Lincolnshire and the east of England. Condensed down, the story was about a lady who'd moved out of London to the countryside 17 years ago. She'd just calculated that, in today's market, her old London house would be worth four and a half times the amount they sold it for. It's a common issue among today's home movers who leave the capital city for the country.

Property for sale in Lincolnshire has been popular with urbanites seeking a more rural retreat for some time and we're seeing the UFLs (up from London's) increasingly turning into more permanent residents over the years. Who can blame them'

Returning to the newspaper article, the author was upbeat despite feeling miffed at the property price appreciation she's missed out on. Her positivity came from the joy of living in the countryside: the uninterrupted views, the safer, less congested roads and the bundles of extra space she'd been able to purchase by opting out of London in the late 1990s.

We find that many of our clients have been on holiday in the county and fall in love with the bucolic charm. During their vacation many people stop to look in our window and find themselves amazed - the affordability and quality of life is very attractive. The next step is to try the area by finding a flat or house to rent in Lincolnshire as part of the relocation research process. Happily, those renters turn into homeowners in good time and the new residents meld into the local communities, overjoyed with their lifestyle swap. As a UK-wide estate agent, Winkworth can also help clients wishing to divide their time between London and Lincolnshire. As well as finding houses or flats for sale in one of Lincolnshire’s lovely countryside locations, we can use our extensive network of London offices to find commuting clients a Monday to Friday flat to rent in London.

Like the author who left London behind 17 years ago, many clients of our Lincolnshire estate agents branches move to the area for a change in pace and more room. It's hard not to get wrapped up in property prices, appreciation and how much a house might make. However, a property is just part of a wider lifestyle choice and you can't put a price on happiness.

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