Posts Categorized: Property Advice

Do you have your head in the clouds about selling your Harrogate home?

We all have hopes and dreams when it comes to selling our homes, and with the sellers’ market,  where properties are selling quickly and with prices still high, there is no better time to place your house on the market. Yet your aspirations for your sale could be a little over-optimistic and this may cause… Read more »

The new property dynamics in Harrogate

My first blog of 2022 reflects the structural changes in the Harrogate property marketplace over the past two years where demand for larger apartments and houses with outdoor space has coincided with a decline in the supply of these self-same properties leading to more competition and an increase in prices (and the costs of renting)…. Read more »

Are you Happy at Home in Harrogate this Christmas?

Christmas is a time about family, coming together with friends and family and spending time with the ones we love. It’s a season where we hope for a greater sense of belonging, where communities come together in celebration, through their decorations and events. A time when memories are made and traditions old and new are enjoyed,… Read more »

Act now if you want to sell your Harrogate home in the new year

It has started – have you noticed? – there are signs that people have started to decorate their homes for the festive season. You may not be ready to hang the tinsel just yet, but if you are thinking of selling your home in the new year then you need to act now. But why?… Read more »

How to make your Harrogate home look brighter and bigger

Autumn is here and soon the nights and even days will start to get darker and greyer, making our homes feel grim and unwelcoming.  Natural light is one of the few things that your home can’t have too much of, especially when you are looking to sell. Light can make any space feel bigger and give… Read more »

BTL – A GOOD INVESTMENT IN HARROGATE?

Buy To Let

Predictions about the future of BTL (Buy to Let) in the UK vary. Some say that the BTL sector is thriving and will continue to grow in line with increasing Tenant demand. Others say that the weight of legislation and the associated costs are driving Landlords out of the market. One of the key questions… Read more »

Landlords and Self-Management

Accidental or new Landlords managing their own property investments may seem like a very good idea – but we wouldn’t recommend it – and here are just a few of the simple reasons – in brief  – why : Finding Tenants. How difficult can it be ? – folk are crying out for good rented… Read more »

What to keep and ditch when selling your home in Harrogate.

We know that when you decide to put your property on the market in Harrogate, the process can feel overwhelming – especially as it can be full of uncertainty. Where do you start?  What do you need to do to your home to make sure it doesn’t linger on the market?  Take this as your quick… Read more »

Where do we go from here?

At first glance there doesn’t seem to be any obvious painful news for the property marketplace coming our way in the Chancellors financial statement with no mention of a hike in CGT(Capital Gains Tax) on the sale of Second / BTL homes. Quite the reverse  – the Chancellor is planning a £20 BM boost into… Read more »