As the Met Office issues a weather warning and I needed to scrape the ice off my car this morning, I was thinking that at this time of year there is not much you can do about the outside temperature, but there are things you can do to keep warm inside, and more importantly take advantage  of some little practical tips to stop the heat escaping and prevent burst pipes.
There’s probably lots you don’t know about Leeds and we at David Phillip Estate Agents would just like to list just a few unusual facts, that Leeds residents hadn’t probably heard about .

How to save property sales

22nd November 2018
They say the three most stressful things in life are death, divorce and moving house. Buying a house is probably one of the biggest purchases people ever make and it’s not surprising that emotions run high in the process.

Talk To David Phillip

21st November 2018
I have been involved in buying and selling property in North and West Yorkshire for over 30 years as a senior Director and Shareholder at one of Yorkshire’s biggest Independent Estate Agents. During this time, I have seen many ways in which the Estate Agency world has changed – introduction of floorplans, videos and 3D virtual tours, the launch of property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla for marketing  properties on a global stage to name just a few.
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?
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?

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.
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.
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