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 »

Harrogate Property Investment Guide

Buy-to-let landlords have come under the cosh recently from the 3% surcharges on SDLT (stamp duty) to the upcoming tax reforms under Section 24. Having said this, a great many landlords and investors in Harrogate still see property as a very attractive investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets…. but… Read more »

Myrings Christmas Humalong with Stray FM

Myrings Humalong

Last year we had such a fantastic response to our ‘Advent Calendar Prize Giveaway’ with Stray FM, that we’ve decided to do it again! This time though, the team at Stray will be assisting the Myrings team to hum along to Christmas Number 1 songs. If you know the song, you call in to the… Read more »

Take the stress out of moving ( Part 2).

take the stress out of moving

Your Moving House Checklist & Timeline 2 months before you move You’ve found a home, your offer has been accepted and you need to start your moving house checklist. With two months until you move, it is time to compare quotes and reviews to help you select your Conveyancing Solicitor. It is essential to get… 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 »

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’s Private Rental Sector

Harrogate's Private Rental Sector

Harrogate has been called a lot of things, but the most relevant to our business is “Teflon Town” The idea being that despite what else happens throughout the property market nationwide, Harrogate, as part of the Golden Triangle, seems to remain relatively unscathed. The latest bad property weather to hit England is concentrated onto the… Read more »

Harrogate, still the happiest place to live in Britain?

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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 »

Our Predictions For Harrogate Landlords

Given that the BBC has now given up on obtaining its weather forecasting information from the Met Office after 93 years – we had the idea that we should come up with 10 property forecasts for Harrogate Landlords over the next 10 years. Surely our property predictions cannot be any worse than the Met Office predictions for… 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 »