15 Feb, 2020

Post -Brexit survival guide to buying and selling

  Memories of the general election are probably fading a little now. Our subsequent departure from the European Union on 31st January has now disappeared into the rear-view mirror, just leaving T-shirts and mugs as reminders. Let’s hope that 2020...


07 Sep, 2019

Brexit and Mortar

  There’s not a day goes by without someone asking me one of the three great existential questions of the time: who will win the Ashes?; can anyone stop Manchester City this year?; what will Brexit do to the housing...


29 Jun, 2019

Why using a buying agent could give you the edge

  A question I’m often asked is what is the main difference between a buying agent and an estate agent?  People are familiar with the estate agent offices on the high street, however buying agents are a rarer breed. The...


08 May, 2019

Home trends this summer

  The property market has woken up from its winter nap a little later than usual, but some trends are emerging already so we’re going to take a look at exciting developments in the areas of building construction; peek inside...


23 Feb, 2019

Time for changes in building, buying and selling homes

    Everybody spends these winter months contemplating the changes they would like to make in their lives, businesses or even society. And we all know how easy it is to have good intentions, and then fail to maintain the...


22 Jan, 2019

Be prepared and become a proceedable buyer to give yourself the best chance of getting your dream home

  Winter is here, and it can be a traditionally tricky season in the residential property market. Everyone has been thinking about Christmas and fewer properties come to market as dark, damp afternoons and evenings aren’t the best backdrop for...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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