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.
Bramhope’s newest property agency, David Phillip Estate Agents is now open for business and is delighted to sponsor Headingley Bramhope Cricket Club.
October - a great time to sell and buy a new house. The holidays are over, it’s back to business, the kids are back to school after a long six weeks and so it’s time to get on with life – and that means moving if that’s on your mind.
There could be a host of reasons for you to consider downsizing. Your kids may have flown the nest, your garden may be too large, you may want to release some equity, reduce your monthly outgoings, or you are simply drawn to living in a smaller, more manageable property. Downsizing isn't just for retirement. It can be an important choice at any stage of your life, location, health or wealth. Whatever your reasons, whether you are a homeowner, a private tenant, living in a council or housing association accommodation, it's important to review the options before making your decision.
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