Revealed: Cheapest and most expensive places to buy homes in Suffolk
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The 'green migration' is seeing people move out of London to leafy Suffolk - fuelled by lockdown and the acceleration of home working - and prices are rising but house hunters can still pick up a bargain if they know where to look.
Here we look at where the cheapest and most expensive places are to live in Suffolk.
Cheapest locations - Lowestoft and Felixstowe
It is a well known fact that one of the cheapest places to buy a property in Suffolk is the coastal town of Lowestoft on the border with Norfolk.
A search on Rightmove reveals the lowest priced home in the county is a one-bedroom apartment up for auction in London Road South, offering bedroom, bathroom and kitchen area for just £42,000.
One independent Lowestoft estate agent the town has always been outpriced by the more popular east coast locations such as Southwold, which is one of the most expensive places to live in the county.
They added: "We have our own train station but it's a long commute to London, it's quite isolated too so there are limited jobs — the overvaluing of properties can be an issue in the area."
While the first few pages of cheaper listings are all in Lowestoft, excluding retirement village homes, the next cheapest is in Felixstowe, where you can purchase a one-bedroom flat in Ranelagh Road for £114,950.
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Most expensive locations - Southwold, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Orford
Tim Dansie, of Jackson Stops sells some of the most expensive homes Suffolk has to offer and says the worth of homes in Babergh is rising even further following the mass exodus to the country.
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He said: "Woodbridge, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Orford are highly priced, they have always been that way and will continue to be.
"There are only so many properties with views across the estuaries or beaches and in Babergh there's the lure of being close to the A12 and a mainline station at Manningtree."
The most expensive home on the market in Suffolk is currently Hill Farm in Martlesham, up for £7.5million, with 224 acres of organic farmland overlooking the River Deben.
Mr Dansie said the "green migration" from London is now pushing up prices in mid and north Suffolk to places such as Stowmarket, whereas properties there have previously been cheaper.
Range of options - Ipswich
Though areas such as the east coast and Babergh have been identified as pricey spots for homes, Ipswich has continued to have a range of options.
Matthew Jaques, area manager for Haarts Estate Agents in Ipswich, said the areas with former local authority housing such as Chantry and Whitton continue to be the cheapest, while properties in Kesgrave and Rushmere are more expensive.
"There are 10 buyers for every home in the IP5 postcode at the moment," he said. "Properties are selling for on average £15,000 more than their asking price.
"Some people are sitting on the fence still but there's a little bit of a panic as prices have shot up, more people are moving to Ipswich as businesses move out of cities and more back to their roots."