by on 11th March 2020
Perhaps you're tired of reading about Coronavirus or are utterly absorbed in its spread? But one thing is for certain - it's impacting businesses, events, retail and the property market at the moment.
We posted an article on our Facebook page yesterday that had high engagement and it led us to think about creating a blog post on the very subject.
The first piece of advice is reasonable - Read more…
by on 17th January 2020
Apparently there's an exodus from London and the Home Counties to cities like Leeds.
With Channel 4 relocating and Leeds already being established as a key financial centre, it's little wonder?
Property prices are rising across the city and its suburbs but not to the lengths of the cost of this garage in Chelsea, which sold in 2016, for £360,000.
We kid you not.
You can read the Read more…
by on 16th December 2019
At Hogan's Estate Agents in Leeds, we know how divided the country is politically. Many wanted Brexit, many didn't. People have become entrenched in this and political allegiances have shifted, judging by last Friday's election result. We will remain firmly on the fence but point out what has happened in the property market over the last 3 and half years.
When the referendum was set up in Read more…
by on 18th November 2019
House prices have flattened in recent years meaning that some portfolio landlords have begun reducing their property stock and consolidating assets. This is not a recent event either - almost 19% of UK housing stock was bought by investors in 2011, dropping to 11% in 2018. There is now though signs at Hogan's that investors are coming back to property investment and for 3 primary reasons:
by on 1st October 2019
We posted a status on our active Facebook and Twitter channel recently asking this very question: should you buy or invest in a 2 bedroomed or 3 bedroomed home?
In high density areas of populations, like the suburbs we serve like Burmantofts, Harehills, Gipton and Beeston, it's not always possible to add a single or double storey extension to a home as space is often at a premium.
If you Read more…
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…