Now is that exciting time we’re thinking about Christmas, trees and decorations so do you decide to choose a real tree or a fake one which may be stored in your loft?
Channel 4’s decision to choose Leeds as its new national headquarters is great for this already vibrant city which is expected to move up to 800 staff and bring more than £1 billion to the region over the next decade. Channel 4 have already had some presence within the north, notably Countdown, Educating Yorkshire (in nearby Dewsbury) and Red Riding. However the independent production sector is strong and fast growing across the region – Emmerdale on ITV set up here in 1972. Channel 4 moving to this cultural city in the North will enrich people’s lives as well as bringing huge benefits to the region.  As talent is moving away from London, Channel 4’s decision demonstrates the immense pulling power of the city.
Thinking of selling your home in North Leeds in the New Year? – then get your house Market Ready before the decorations go up. If you are thinking of selling your home in North Leeds in the New Year, then now is the time to start looking to get your property Market Ready for the following reasons:- - Many people have put up decorations before December 15th, but you need to ensure that when photographs or virtual tours take place, your property is free from anything relating to Christmas decorations or Christmas clutter! - Because most people think that the beginning of the New Year is the right time to market their home – true, this is one of the busiest times, then why not be Market Ready for just before Christmas when there is less competition on the market. - Christmas is a time when all the family are generally together and talking about plans for the future, make sure your property is seen on the main property portals Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime |Location over Christmas – Rightmove’s viewing figures go through the roof starting on December 27th - All Estate agents will be back to work by December 2nd – this is one of the busiest weeks of the year in Estate Agency – make sure your market appraisal is not taking place in a rush amongst all the other people wanting to market their property at this time too.

World Planning Day

8th November 2018
Each year, town planners around the world engage in activities on November 8th in celebration of World Town Planning Day. At David Phillip Estate Agents, we are pleased to work in partnership with ELG planning in Harrogate who provide residential planning advice 
Some good reasons to use an Estate Agent Only recently did the OFT come out and suggest consumers should consider “private seller platforms”. Perhaps implying a need for awareness? Prospective buyers who come to view your property could well come looking for alternative means such as your car and other personal possessions. Estate agents generally are very good at assessing enquirers needs and obtaining the relevant information. So why would you risk all to avoid paying a fee to an Estate Agent?

Autumn Budget 2018

2nd November 2018
In recent years, there have been a number of blockbuster announcements relating to property ownership and rental. These have ranged from cuts in stamp duty for first-time buyers (2017) to a ban on letting fees (2016). This latest budget, whilst lacking the big headline news, did have it's fair share of significant housing-related measures.

Pets & Fireworks

1st November 2018
Many animals find fireworks scary. According to the RSPCA 45% of dogs in the UK fear fireworks but there or lots of simple ways to calm your pets.

Halloween Household Pests

31st October 2018
Halloween Household Pests On Halloween, when the UK is awash with ghosts and ghouls, let’s look at the creepy crawlies and pests that can take up residence both inside and outside your home.

World Values Day 2018

18th October 2018
Today is World Values Day – Values are what make us who we are, they are the compass guiding everything we do – our choices and our actions
Enjoy the Christmas Experience I called into the John Lewis store near York last week in pursuit of a trouser press and was instantly impressed by the amount of Christmas decorations, gifts and treats already displayed. I have since noticed that Christmas TV advertising is well underway, plus the X Factor and Strictly Come dancing are now rolling nicely along too. Christmas is on its way but there’s still time to get simple things sorted in your home in order to sell by Christmas (according to sources at HomeOwnerAlliance) and these include:- Ensuring that you have good exterior lighting helps create that better first impression when buyers come to view. Don’t ignore the back garden, clear away leaves, trim the hedges, make sure your gutters are cleaned and that any summer furniture or toys are removed from the patio. Even highlight a corner of the garden, tree or a plant so that it can look inviting seen from the inside as the longer nights are approaching. Well stocked bird feeders also create a lovely addition to your garden which will delight potential owners.
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