Posts Categorized: Investors

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 »

Don’t over price your property!

It is a natural instinct for many sellers in Harrogate to think that it’s a good idea to go to the market with an over ambitious asking price. And why not ? – given that our overall local market is so buoyant and demand for good quality homes in the town in every price range… Read more »

What Makes a Good Renter?

What makes a good Renter?

New & inexperienced landlords often ask me “what makes a really good renter in Harrogate?” This is a large and varied topic, so to start in brief, let’s leave on one side the issues of purchase price, capital growth, BTL (Buy To Let mortgages) and taxation efficiency. Let’s also assume that you have instructed Myrings… Read more »

How To Select A Letting Agent In Harrogate

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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 »

When’s The Best Time To Sell In Harrogate?

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It’s understandable that we’re regularly asked ‘when’s the best time of the year to sell my home?’ Our reply, although there are certain hotspots during a typical year there are usually a great many other factors that must to be taken into consideration before a decision can be made. Even with over 20 years of… Read more »

The Rental Marketplace In Harrogate Today

What type of properties rent best in Harrogate ? Let’s start at the beginning with the buying of a property to rent out in Harrogate. As an investor you need to know how saleable a property is and how well it will rent/ the level of yield, before you buy. Saleability is a key as one… Read more »

Are Loft Extensions a Good Idea?

We are sometimes asked by landlords if they should extend their terraced houses to make an extra bedroom in the loft. Landlords often have good connections to reliable tradesmen, who can do such extensions at a sensible price. More useable space is usually indicative of better quality accommodation and tenants are prepared to pay to accommodate… Read more »

10 Mistakes of the Rookie Property Developer

Are you looking to get into property development in or around Harrogate? Many are tempted by the idea of buying a house, doing it up and selling it on for a profit. Sadly this is not as easy as it first appears. Property renovation is usually accompanied by all sorts of pitfalls and unpleasant surprises… Read more »