Go on, have a feast on Beeston

by on 18th February 2018

We've written before about Beeston Leeds but bear with us. Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 were arguably better than the original as was The Godfather 2, though we'll swiftly gloss over Jaws 2 ... Beeston is on a steady upward property trajectory year-on-year. Don't believe us - here's what Rightmove says: Last year most property sales in Beeston involved terraced properties which sold for Read more…

Our house in the Middleton, the street

by on 11th February 2018

House prices, as you probably know, vary massively across Leeds. The northern suburbs of Roundhay, Headingley and the city centre itself command average prices double or triple that of other suburbs. The city centre, for example, has average sold prices of almost £200,000, twice that of Harehills. There's pockets though of Leeds, away from the city and northern extremes, that are seeing Read more…

Property prices leap at the start of the new year

by on 23rd January 2018

This is not sales spin, but a blog post based on news you may have read from Rightmove, as reported in The Guardian last week. Apparently the average UK house price has risen by £2000 in January, but, as always, it’s not all joy for homeowners as properties are now taking longer to sell across the country. It now takes 67 days, not 55, to go from listing to exchange of contracts. Given Read more…

The word of the year: youthquake

by on 15th January 2018

We must admit to a bit of a surprise in our Hogan’s office when the Oxford English Dictionary declared “youthquake” as word of the year in December 2017. It’s an odd choice, don’t you think? It was spawned, apparently, as Theresa May’s snap General Election saw a swing to the left from the youth vote, in favour of Jeremy Corbyn. The words on everyone’s lips it seemed to us, Read more…

Almost a double century across the county?

by on 19th December 2017

In August 1977, if you’re old enough, you may recall Geoffrey Boycott’s 191 runs against Australia in the Ashes. An epic achievement in any era and one that will stand the test of time for many years. Boycott, whether you like him or not, was a consummate sportsman, having started life in difficulty when he was impaled at the age of eight at his home in Fitzwilliam, with his spleen Read more…

Seven improvements you can make to your property

by on 7th December 2017

40 years ago, we’d have stated unequivocally that the best improvement you can make to any home is the addition of double glazed windows, but given that most properties, with the exception of some listed period properties have double glazing, what advice would we nowoffer from our Leeds base to homeowners and investors to improve their homes in 2017, not 1977? So as this year ends in 7, Read more…

Which city has the youngest and fast growing population, after London?

by on 22nd November 2017

At Hogan’s, Hogan’s Online Plus and Hogan’s Fast Sale, you’re probably well aware that we cover the whole of West Yorkshire from our two bases. That is a mammoth area, which Adam Parkin and the team stoically cover. We’ve recently sold properties not just in Leeds, which is our dominant sales and lettings area, but in Castleford and Wakefield and Bradford, which we look at, in Read more…

Leeds, the next Venice of the north?

by on 6th November 2017

We always knew Leeds was a cosmopolitan city what with its 85 languages marking its cultural diversity, with the 10 most spoken languages after English (or Yorkshire?) being: But now we may be able to add Italian as Leeds has a free water taxi. Yes you read that right – Leeds has a free water taxi – well two if you demand precision, called Twee and Drie. You can read more Read more…

Would you spend £300 million on a train to Leeds? 

by on 12th October 2017

Would you spend £300 million on a train to Leeds?  According to news just released by the government and the YEP, the answer is an emphatic yes. £300 million is about to be expended on improving the rail network to Leeds, which means that 10 million people will be within a one hour train ride of our city. Good news or bad news? We think it’s good and here’s why. With such Read more…

No questions asked, why we help buyers

by on 2nd October 2017

We don’t just help sellers, we help buyers too. The lifeblood of any estate agent is getting listings and seeing those listings through to exchange of contract and completion – if we didn’t we’d quickly develop a poor reputation as leading Leeds estate agents and have no commission. It’s why independent estate agencies like Hogan’s differ from the many online choices you now Read more…

 
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