by on 18th April 2019
You and we can recall the reports we got from schools at the end of term, or progress reports you get more regularly about your children / grandchildren etc. They give an indication of how you’re doing and we’ve done similar over the past few years with property locally.
We’ve seen lots of change in the past few years but property prices continue to rise locally and have proved a good Read more…
by on 19th March 2019
The very word IKEA may fill you with trepidation at the thought of queuing for parking or Swedish meatballs, or you may thoroughly enjoy going there. Who knows? What we can say to you, with some certainty, as a homeowner, a tenant or a landlord, is that it can be a good place to fit and furnish your home on a budget.
First things first – getting there. It’s only about a 20 minute drive to Read more…
by on 19th March 2019
The Housing Act of 2004 enshrined in law certain powers in Sections 79, 80 and 81.
Neil Evans explains the selective licensing scheme below and how it will apply to parts of Leeds, like Beeston and Harehills, which have the highest ratio of tenanted property in the city.
This scheme wasn’t just introduced in Leeds but across the country, though local authorities were given discretion to Read more…
by on 17th January 2019
Ok, we know, we know; we're a Leeds estate agency not a forum or fanzine for Leeds United and its mercurial manager, Marcelo Bielsa.
But bear with us, because your property in Leeds could be affected by this man and his team, far more than the press predictions about Brexit.
Like the football, with the team heading up to the Premier League, your property in Leeds will grow in value.
This Read more…
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…