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…

Decluttering your home, apparently it's on trend.

by on 17th April 2017

Decluttering your West Yorkshire home can add value. Yes it can. How? Let us explain. We've all been there - that stark, empty house when the removal company are carrying in furniture, beds and white goods for you to watch aghast at the disappearing space. Space really does appear to be the final frontier. Decluttering though is apparently all the rage (we've read three articles Read more…

Leeds leads the northern cities - or does it?

by on 12th April 2017

As Leeds estate and letting agents, we posed a question status on our Facebook page asking this: Out of four northern cities: Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne, which city centre has the highest average property price? Everybody, practically, went all Manc and opted for our drizzly Pennine neighbour. But you know what? They were wrong. Wrong of course if you Read more…

Why this Leeds estate agency has gone social.

by on 12th April 2017

We live in 2017, a time when young and old are glued to tablets and smartphones to such an extent that drivers using mobile phones face punitive penalties if caught. We're not here, as a leading independent Leeds estate agency, to discuss the whys and wherefores of the law, but rather to look at why we at Hogan's have embraced the smartphone and tablet age. We know, that if you're looking Read more…

 
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