Posts Categorized: In the news

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 »

The rise of Bid & Chip

rise of bid and chip

Gazundering or as it is more generally known ‘Bid & Chip’ is the term used for the relatively modern times tactic that refers to the action of a buyer who lowers their offer on a previously agreed sale price just prior to exchange of contracts. This approach is almost unknown in Harrogate because our market is… Read more »

Why should I use a high street Estate Agent?

Why should I use a high street Estate Agent?

We’re sometimes asked “why should I use a high street estate agent?” Given that it’s almost impossible for consumers to watch TV nowadays without seeing a commercial from an online property company claiming that they can sell your house and save you thousands of pounds. Well the first thing we would say is that all High… Read more »

The Rise of Estate Agent Touting…

rise of estate agent touting

Those of us who live in Harrogate will have seen a steady increase over the past few years, in the number of estate agent flyers posted through letter boxes. In more recent times letters are being sent to homeowners in various postcodes and following the erection of a “For Sale” board outside. The leaflets tend… Read more »

How To Select A Letting Agent In Harrogate

Harrogate Lettings

These are more challenging times for Landlords in Harrogate. We’re acutely aware that good quality rental property is in short supply in the town whilst strong demand has increased income (rents/yields), reduced void periods and allowed landlords to be highly selective in choosing new tenants. However, as we blogged very recently, increases in Stamp Duty on… Read more »

Harrogate, still the happiest place to live in Britain?

harrogate

We we’re all surprised to see that, according to Rightmove, Harrogate is no longer said to be the happiest place to live in Britain after occupying the top spot for the past three consecutive years. If you want the happiest place, apparently that place is Leigh-on-Sea!  Well we’re here to set the record straight! Quite simply… Read more »

Harrogate House Prices & The Brexit Vote

House prices in the UK may well weaken in the coming months as the ramifications of the Brexit vote in the referendum are digested, but the prior warnings of a massive crash in property prices across the country now seem very far-fetched. Even if there was a slowdown in the property marketplace it is highly… Read more »

Has the death of buy-to-let been greatly exaggerated?

buy to let

BTL (Buy-to-Let) has long provided some very good returns for investors, but a number of clouds on the horizon have signalled some serious concerns. Changes to stamp duty, tax relief and new lending rules in the UK could significantly reduce the likelihood of being able to make money from letting property. The national picture is… 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 »