Posts Categorized: Property Advice

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 »

Keep Your Emotions in Check When Selling Your Home in Harrogate

Your house is your home, and so it’s completely normal to feel an emotional connection with it –  as they say, home is where the heart is.  Yet we all know the experience of selling your home can make those feelings stronger, it doesn’t matter why you wish to move – upsizing, downsizing, relocating –… Read more »

Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

We are now being informed on almost a daily basis by the BBC and media that the economy is in recession. The property gurus are forecasting falling house prices on a UK basis for the remainder of this year and into 2021. Some Lenders are stress testing furloughed and self-employed buyers to much more severe… Read more »

50 Ways to Kill Your Harrogate Home Sale

The last few days has seen the lights come back on for our high street, as non-essential shops have started to tentatively open.  We are still doing things with caution and distance, but slowly and surely life is starting to open up a bit more.  This confidence can also be seen in the Harrogate housing… Read more »

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