Posts Tagged: Harrogate property

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 »

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, 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 »

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 »

Will the Help To Buy Scheme work in Harrogate?

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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 »