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18 Sep, 2018

Keep calm and think big when buying or selling a home.

  Over the years, I’ve watched a lot of people buying and selling a home, from both professional and personal perspectives, having been through the process several times around the UK, and abroad. As such, I’ve watched a lot of...

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02 Aug, 2018

What should you really expect of a high end home?

  Everyone’s heard the phrase ‘to feel like a million dollars’. Well, the virility of the property market seems to be measured by the number of properties that get sold for that magic £1m figure. In Yorkshire, these homes tend...

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25 Jul, 2018

Garden rooms are bringing the outside in

  Summertime and Yorkshire looked at its most magnificent recently for the Tour de Yorkshire – what an advertisement to the rest of the world to come and visit or live in our fair county. At this time of year...

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22 May, 2018

Spring into your housesale

  Let’s celebrate! It’s spring time, the days are getting longer, the daffodils, tulips and alliums are out of the soil and department stores have cleared the winter stock to make way for the new season wear. Property folklore suggests...

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02 Nov, 2017

Homes – Are the economic foundations starting to crack?

  Do you remember the days just after the European referendum? Papers were filled with commentary debating the future economic and social direction of the UK. Was the economy walking over a cliff? The terms ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit entered...

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09 Sep, 2017

One Look is Worth a Thousand Words

  It was Frederick R. Bernard, who published a piece commending the role of graphics in advertising with the title “One look is worth a thousand words” in Printer’s Ink, December 1921. Nearly a hundred years on and at times we...

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17 Jul, 2017

Property Campaign Lessons from the 2017 General Election

  I do wonder if everybody is getting immune to surprises. It seems a long time ago that the Brexit verdict surprised many, before Trump’s triumph astonished. Emmanuel Macron seemed to have restored normality but the latest election result seemed...

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09 Apr, 2017

Preparing a Property for a Speedy Spring Sale

  It’s this time of year when buyers and sellers come out of hibernation and if you’re going on the market, you need your home to stand out from the rest and command top dollar. Critical decisions at the outset...

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12 Feb, 2017

On the Move and Looking for Love

  Valentine’s Day is upon us again. If you’re on the move, did you know that the search for a perfect home or a perfect partner might have more in common than you think? Many couples would have considered how...

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31 Dec, 2016

Property Resolutions for 2017

  No one can say that 2016 has been a dull year on the property front. We’ve seen changes to stamp duty, the buy to let sector, Brexit, interest rate moves and even foreign exchange fluctuations. We close the door...

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19 Dec, 2016

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Property Style

  I’m afraid finding your ideal home and lifestyle might just take a little longer than twelve days, but let’s dream it doesn’t! This is how the twelve days of Christmas, property style might go:   On the First Day...

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29 Nov, 2016

Matching Space and Time in Harrogate

    Everybody has a view on houses! Do you prefer your modern, eco warrior palace or perhaps your elegant Georgian manor?  Are you a formal dining room fan or an open plan Continental style convert?  Functional, Scandinavian decor or...

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01 Oct, 2016

Bored of Brexit? The Property Trends that Really Matter.

    Mainstream and social media seems to be packed with articles dedicated to the effect of Brexit on the property market. Well, I might just be tempted to say an extra one or two words, but I’d also like...

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04 Aug, 2016

5 Top Tips on Street Appeal from the Streets of San Francisco

  I’m not talking about about a seventies TV crime drama with a fresh faced Michael Douglas, but street appeal from the creative way the residents transform the appearance and first impression of their homes by utilising small gardens, terraces...

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10 Jul, 2016

How could Brexit affect the Harrogate Property Market?

  The EU referendum, one of the most important choices of our generation and the votes are in. The result is Brexit. The world and his wife contemplate the consequences. As for the British, and let’s not forget, we are...

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12 Jun, 2016

Looking for Your Happily Ever After Home?

  Looking for your Happily Ever Home? Then read on. This year there’s been a lot of page space devoted, quite rightly, to the EU Referendum as well as tax implications of purchasing property. So I thought I’d write about...

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23 May, 2016

Roofing – We’ve Got it Covered!

  I know, I know, when most people think of spring, they’re not visualising roofing the house! But if you need to undertake such a project, better make it snappy as this is a good time of year, and unless...

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02 May, 2016

Town Versus Country – The Harrogate Home Debate

  There’s been a fair bit of discussion in the national press about whether town or country is the way to go for your next dream home. Well, every area in the UK is different, but as the only property...

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04 Apr, 2016

House Sale – 5 Mistakes You Should Never Make

  There’s lots of advice out there about what to do when you’re selling your home. I’ve written plenty myself. I thought I’d go in the opposite direction in this blog and tell you what not to do if you...

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14 Mar, 2016

Preparing for a Spring Sale – Your 10 point Plan

  The daffodils are blooming and it’s time for your spring house sale. It’s this time of year when buyers and sellers come out of hibernation and you need your home to stand out from the rest and command top...

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