Posts Categorized: Around Harrogate

Rising Damp and the Rental Marketplace in Harrogate

These are some of my reflections on renting as I gaze from my study window at the top of the house across the sweeping grasslands and woods of ‘Gods own Country’. Renting was rather unfashionable back in the 60’s & 70’s and youngsters either lived in a Rigsby ‘Rising Damp’ style bedsit with woodchip wallpaper… Read more »

Harrogate – The Teflon Town

I had to chip ice from my car windscreen this week before driving into the office. Winter has arrived and it’s the season of roadworks around the town. In reflective mood, I got to thinking  ‘where does the property market overall stand today as we head towards Christmas?’. Well the national papers are still happily… Read more »

Rents set to rise in Harrogate!

The next few years may well see some significant changes in the Harrogate property landscape. Our belief is that rents in the towns private rental sector will increase at a faster rate than property prices rise. Let’s explain why we’ve have come to this conclusion. Put quite simply we’re talking about the laws of supply… Read more »

Harrogate School Guide

Yesterday was the day, National Offer Day, for those of you with children heading off to secondary school in September, it was no doubt one of the biggest days so far in your child’s development and academic career. With that in mind we truly hope you all got the results you wanted and are very… Read more »

Will the Help To Buy Scheme work in Harrogate?

myrings estate agent sale board

If you’re an avid reader of our local paper The Harrogate Advertiser you may have read this article about the remarkably low number of people who have managed to fully utilise the Help To Buy  Just 16 first-time buyers across the district have used the Government’s Help to Buy Equity loan scheme due to a lack… Read more »

Britain’s Ageing Homeowner Population

RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is warning of an acute shortage of supply, as Britain’s ageing population of home owners move less frequently and focus instead on helping their children onto the housing ladder. They suggest that house prices in the UK could rise by 25 % over the next five years, given… Read more »

Sell at the Best Price: Online vs High Street Agents

There’s a lot of talk in the media these days, about the perceived savings that can be made by using an ‘Online Estate Agent’ to sell your home, rather than one on the high street. We had the idea (in the pursuit of fairness, of course!) to investigate the situation in our home town of… Read more »

The Harrogate Property Blog

In July 2008, Rightmove estimated the rate of descent UK property prices on an annualised basis at 11%, as desperate home owners slashed prices only to receive a stony silence from potential house buyers. The situation here in Harrogate was nowhere near as bad, but throughout Yorkshire Estate Agents were closing down. It was into… Read more »