Posts Categorized: Residential Sales

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 »

Why To Buy The Best House On The Worst Road

A great many urban myths are just not true – but some are. It is absolutely true that you can turn an ugly duckling into a swan and achieve a very considerable capital growth on a new home or an investment property by buying well and then imaginatively improving / extending to add value without… 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 »

Spring Clean Top Tips

spring clean top tips

Whether you’re planning on staying put, or putting your house on the market, we’re definitely in spring clean mode! With the start of longer, lighter days there’s never been a better time! The annual Spring clean is an age-old tradition that helps us clear out the old to make way for the new and it’s… 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 Take the Stress Out of Moving (Part 1)

stress free house move

We like to make sure that all our clients, whether buying, selling, letting or renting, have as positive an experience as possible and with that in mind we do our best to make it as close to stress free as we can! First of all lets demolish an urban myth. Moving house does not even feature… Read more »

When’s The Best Time To Sell In Harrogate?

harrogate

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 »

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 »