Slow movers - why property doesn't always sell.

by on 1st September 2017

We have a proud record at Hogan's - when we get a property for sale or to let, they go quickly. There's no easy way of explaining why it happens - but it does. We have a huge database of qualified buyers, a great reputation as Leeds letting and estate agencies and, we think and hope, we're entrusted by hundreds of sellers, landlords and buyers with their most valuable asset - their home. It's Read more…

5 reasons why your property isn’t selling

by on 12th August 2017

You’ve taken the plunge, decided to get your home, your investment property on the market for sale as you want to move, release cash, upsize, downsize, relocate and you wait patiently for offers. If the asking price is right and the property is marketed well on portals, social media and email shots, you shouldn’t be hanging around long at all. In fact, with demand for housing reputedly Read more…

Are friends electric in Leeds in 2040?

by on 28th July 2017

You may be viewing the news about 2040 this week with some scepticism or relief, depending on your personal views, but the government, along with EU neighbours like France and European car builders like Volvo are reading the last rites to the petrol and diesel engine and going electric. Leeds, like any other major city, suffers from road congestion and air pollution, and by phasing out the Read more…

Why now is a great time to sell in Leeds

by on 17th July 2017

With the General Election dust now settling, we are witnessing an uplift in the property market at Hogan's in Leeds and across West Yorkshire,. A previous article covered the political ramifications of the ballot box but in this blog post, we thought we’d hold a property magnifying glass up to our area and answer why now is a good time to sell. Traditionally, July and August  is a Read more…

All you need to know about hippos, Leeds and property

by on 8th July 2017

Leeds, the base for our two offices, is the third largest city in Britain and home to 715,000 people, pipped to the post by London and Birmingham. We have other accolades too: we invented Cluedo, the classic mousetrap, had columns in its local paper penned by Karl Max and gave the world Marks and Spencers from its launch in Leeds market in 1884. Neither London nor Birmingham have such Read more…

What’s happening with property in Wakefield?

by on 10th June 2017

We don’t want to be accused of ignoring other towns and cities in West Yorkshire, focusing solely on Leeds, so we head metaphorically south to Wakefield, a 12 mile trek down the M621, A650 or M1 – you pick the route; we’ll give you the lowdown on property there. Wakefield has an illustrious history and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 under two names: Wachefeld and Wachefelt. Read more…

Good Friday - or bad Friday?

by on 1st June 2017

Let's start off with some statistics. Out of the choice of seven days in a week, 41% of house sellers and buyers pick Fridays. Fridays remain the most popular day to move, nationally, followed by Mondays, and at Hogan's we can understand why as there’s many Pros, but also those inevitable Cons. Read on … The advantages of Friday moves? Buyers want to exchange contracts Read more…

Introducing Fast Sale - for those whose property won't sell

by on 18th May 2017

There's no silver bullet in selling property people say, but there are certain factors that matter: Asking price Location Time on the market Estate agent Marketing At Hogan's we've looked at just the Leeds property market and there's over 3200 for sale in Leeds alone, with some properties being first listed 4 years ago! Quite in a few in 2014 right up to 3 months Read more…

Beeston, is it the rising star of south Leeds?

by on 2nd May 2017

Sandwiched between Elland Road and the White Rose Shopping Centre, Beeston, with its population of 15,000 is enjoying a property resurgence. It’s not difficult to see why. The access to motorways from this south Leeds suburb like the M621, is superb, and the area is effectively spliced in two by a park called Cross Flatts. Just two miles from the city centre, Beeston is a property area Read more…

May calls June election - what will happen now?

by on 18th April 2017

Theresa May caught everyone by surprise, perhaps, with her announcement of an early election today. She claims it's to strengthen her hand in Article 50 negotiations, apparently decided whilst she was trudging hills in Wales with her husband, though cynics have suggested it's more to do with opinion polls than leaving Europe. Whatever way the country will vote: it will return this Read more…

 
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