by on 10th December 2018
Unusually, 2018 saw London property prices actually fall and here in Leeds, property prices did increase, not fall, but according to government statistics only by 1.5% over the 12 months. The times have been uncertain in the past decade - we had a coalition government which was said to have created some uncertainty and the past two years (though it feels like ten years to most of us) has been Read more…
by on 26th October 2018
Sometimes, we at Hogan's are victims.
Victims of our own success.
If you're a fan of the two movies named in the title, you may guess where this is leading? Or you may not?
We have several business ambitions and all are centred on property, not cars - and your property.
We aim to sell your home for the highest price possible in the shortest time frame for a Read more…
by on 26th September 2018
Two news items broke recently:
London has only four properties listed under £125,000
Leeds has many under £70,000 and Hogan’s were featured here.
The first one may not surprise you at all, as in some parts of London., £100,000 would get you only a garage or less. The second one may alert you as a first time buyer or investor in Leeds and we have a regular habit of listing Read more…
by on 17th September 2018
Can you believe Christmas is approaching?
Like us, you’ve probably seen supermarkets getting seasonal aisles in shape and wondered why when it’s still so warm.
But bear with us as three months is a typical selling time for property.
The housing market is never a predictable one, but what we can safely say each year at this time as summer heat recedes, is that many home sellers Read more…
by on 23rd August 2018
The end of summer is approaching - unless we get the Indian summer that seems to be a regular occurrence in September and we thought it would be a good time to look at the property market locally, which has faced uncertainty, not only in Harehills or Leeds, but nationally.
Harehills though remains an area where property stock - whether that's to let or for sale - moves quickly. It's a part of Read more…
by on 14th August 2018
The list of big businesses that have crashed in the past twenty years makes for quite grim reading: Woolworth’s, BHS, Littlewoods, Maplins, Toys R Us, with others having to restructure and slim to survive: M and S, HMV, Jessops and Mothercare being three examples.
What’s caused it?
People’s habits have obviously changed – the days of wandering a town or city for individual products Read more…
by on 16th July 2018
Last week, we posted a Facebook update from the news that revealed the top 20 things home buyers now demand and it provoked a lot of interest. If you scroll down this article, you can see the full list, or if you like our Facebook page, you will read more property and Leeds facts daily.
Number one was central heating and perhaps this is hardly surprising. Given the current heatwave, perhaps Read more…
by on 22nd June 2018
News broke last week and made headlines online on various property websites and in the mainstream press that buying a house is now officially cheaper than renting.
We think it's true and not just in east Leeds, but in many places across the UK (London and the south east perhaps excepted).
Look at the figures.
If you were to buy a property in Middleton, Beeston or Harehills for an example Read more…
by on 6th June 2018
I lived in Leeds from 1986 to 1987, as a student, in the suburb of Headingley, long before I made acquaintance with the team at Hogan’s. I do vaguely remember a bus route that took me through Harehills and not directly to the city centre, when I was teacher training and if I squint back in time, I perhaps can tell you I could see Hogan’s estate agency office in my mind’s eye – but I think Read more…
by on 6th June 2018
Leeds, like many major cities, is undergoing transformation of its property market, which is largely being driven by the digital explosion. The days of consumers spending hours browsing in shops may be coming to an end as we have all access to high speed broadband and the likes of Amazon, eBay and Gumtree.
Giant commercial spaces left by the closures of companies like BHS, Toys R U and Read more…