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 »

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 »

Knaresborough Bed Race Fun!

Tens of thousands of spectators descended on Knaresborough town centre on Saturday to watch the famous Bed Race. Myrings Estate Agents were this year’s proud media sponsors of the race, accompanying the parade with the 90 teams and schools from the town and handing out freebies to the cheering crowds that lined the streets of Knaresborough. It… Read more »

Landlord Problems & How To Solve Them | Part 2

In Part 1 of this Blog we looked at the rental marketplace from a landlords perspective and listed a number of concerns, which could have a severe, unwelcome impact on the property and or, financial yield. These concerns are commonplace to professional landlords and to the majority of our reluctant landlords (homeowners renting out their… Read more »

Property Spotlight | The Old Dyehouse, Waterside, Knaresborough

We have a great many properties on our books but every now and then a property is instructed with us to sell which is especially rare and interesting. One such property is 2 The Old Dye House , Waterside, Knaresborough – a beautiful Grade 11 listed two bedroomed cottage alongside the river Nidd which comes… Read more »

Landlord Problems & How To Solve Them | Part One

We have a wide range of landlords who own anything from a one bedroom apartment to a large detached house, from a single property to a large portfolio. All of our Landlords however have one important thing in common. Their principle aim is to let to well qualified tenants who pay their rent on time, honour… Read more »

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

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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 »