Posts Categorized: Property Advice

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 »

Harrogate and The New Renters Reform White Paper

Even before Boris announced his decision to appoint a new Housing Minister (13 in 12 years) and then resign a number of our Landlords were asking us what the real implications/consequences of the new Renters Reform White Paper were for them and their investment/prospects. Our response  – very consistent over so many years is  –… Read more »

What will the next few months bring in the Harrogate property market?

Summer is here and you may be enjoying the warmer weather, festivals and even travelling to exotic shores, so the last thing you may be considering is moving home. Summer has notably not been the favoured season for buying or selling property: sales would often pause until normality returned, but these days technology means everything… Read more »

Being Prepared!

Gemma Myring, the managing director of Myrings Estate Agents on Harrogate’s durability and setting the business up for the future. Harrogate’s ability to ride out national economic storms over so many decades is the stuff of legend. Not for nothing is Harrogate referred to as the ‘Teflon Town’ and we don’t see any significant change… Read more »

Will the cost of living crisis affect house prices in Harrogate

There is a wealth of uncertainty at the moment, and one of the major worries for households up and down the country is the impact of the cost of living crisis. Everyday essentials have risen astronomically, everything from fuel to food and energy, and therefore you may have heard a variety of different opinions on… Read more »