Posts Categorized: Property Advice

Zoopla’s Latest House Price Index: Key Insights into the UK Property Market

As the year comes to a close and another is in reach, we know that many people within Harrogate have been asking us about the state of the current property market. One of the House Price Indexes that is worth reviewing is Zoopla’s, which just released its latest findings on 30 October. Zoopla’s previous housing… Read more »

The Harrogate Marketplace – state of play.

On a UK wide basis, homeowners and potential investors continue to be bombarded by our media on a daily basis with alarming reports of falling house prices, coupled to high-interest rates and the possibility of negative equity. Bad news sells newspapers! It is fair to say that in certain parts of the country, the property… Read more »

Bungalows in Harrogate

You will understand that we are very regularly asked about the pros and cons of buying a Bungalow. There are around 2 million Bungalows in the UK and most were built over the years following the Second World War on big plots with a pronounced slow down since the nineties until nowadays they account for… Read more »

Is the housing market game changing for first-time buyers?

Over the last few years, home ownership has felt like it has become further out of reach for many first-time home buyers. With rising home prices, a shrinking number of properties on the market, high-interest rates making mortgages a challenge, and ever-increasing competition. The Harrogate housing market can seem like an unfair game. Recent property… Read more »

Big mistakes made by Accidental Landlords

I am covering tricky topics as they come along and so let’s consider now the pros and cons of being an accidental landlord. These are landlords who find themselves in the rental marketplace not necessarily through choice – for example someone inheriting a property following the death of a relative. Sometimes rather than selling, or… Read more »

Pros and cons of flipping a property

I am covering tricky topics as they come along and as economic circumstances change for the worse even in Harrogate. Certain things seem inevitable as the downside effects of high interest (mortgage) rates plus inflation along with the high cost of living depress property demand/house prices and rents as we head into 2023. So here… Read more »

How your Harrogate home can improve your well-being

Who can believe we are already in November? These autumn days are filled with luscious colours: reds, oranges and yellows dominate our countryside, yet the season itself can really influence how we are feeling. This is because the lack of sunlight reduces our production of serotonin, which is the hormone that affects your mood, appetite… Read more »

Unmortgageable properties and buying at the right price

I’ve covered a number of tricky property issues in recent blogs and now had the idea of tackling another difficult one  – i.e. listing just some of the main reasons why a property is unmortgageable. This usually comes down to physical and/or legal risks and the lender not being willing to collateralise the loan, which… Read more »

Is the heatwave of the Harrogate property market starting to cool?

Things have been hot, hot, hot this year. After the UK seeing record temperatures, trying to keep cool has been a challenge. And then there has been the property market that has again seen the price of property coming to market this month, hitting a sixth consecutive record, up 0.4% in the month according to… Read more »