At David Phillip Estate Agents based in Bramhope, we have just been instructed to take on an immaculately presented cottage in Pool-in Wharfedale. The property is surrounded by private woodland, and therefore benefits from wildlife and wild birds in their natural habitat. The bird table in the garden was full of a variety of birds, which got me thinking about how we look after wild birds, particularly in the middle of winter when food might be scarce.

Wike, North Leeds

10th December 2019
‘david phillip estate agents we are pleased to present our new video of Wike, what a beautiful part of ~north leeds – if you are looking to move then call us for a free market appraisal. Using 3dvirtual tours and local area videos makes your property sale exciting – we are not just about static photos and literature. T:01132 676 400
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for families getting together and enjoying the festivities, however this can be quite a challenging and worrying time for people living with dementia, and their carers and relatives. For the 850,000 people living with dementia, Christmas can be a tiring and confusing time of year, routines are changed, more people are around the home, and mealtimes can be interrupted. It can also be a difficult time for carers or relatives who notice changes in their loved ones such as memory loss or confusion, but it can also be worrying for relatives making sure that their loved ones are having a good time too whilst also feeling involved. The Alzheimer’s society have provided tips on how to enjoy the festivities if you have someone staying with you over Christmas living with Dementia:-
Think Christmas is a quiet time for people looking to move home? - you may want to think again! When looking to sell a property, people often think that the New Year is the best time to market their property, and it really is an excellent time, however there is a definite advantage to looking to market your home before Christmas and the New Year rush . Christmas is a time when family and friends are together, plans are formed for the next year and buying a new home, looking for a new job or moving to an area with a good school catchment area may all be on the horizons
Think you need to avoid selling your property over Christmas? Think again. Potential buyers have more time over Christmas and, according to Rightmove, the Christmas period and particularly Boxing Day, is one of the busiest of the year, with people searching for a new home.

Black Friday is on its way!

29th November 2019
Each year the famous sales weekend which follows Thanksgiving Day and starts on November 29th this year, sees a significant amount of shoppers head to the high street stores and on-line brands in an attempt to find the best deals. Ahead of Black Friday several retailers including Amazon and John Lewis have already launched a range of early offers with more discounts to follow this week But what is the history of Black Friday, that originated in the USA – here are some facts around this day of bargains
I read with interest an article published today that the RICS this week have launched the new mandatory RICS Home Survey Standard, following an industry and consumer consultation held earlier this year.
The Help to Buy ISA was launched four years ago to help first time buyers who are hoping to buy a property. The scheme is designed to help you save for a mortgage deposit to buy a home. Savings are tax free
It’s that time of year when the Christmas trees go up, becoming the centrepiece of our family festivities. We will cover their branches with beautiful baubles, sparkling lights and gifts for friends and family lovingly wrapped underneath.
Dementia is one of the greatest challenges we face in society today – over 850,000 people are living with the disease with approximately 45,000 of this number under the age of 65 and over 225,000 people will develop dementia this year. The village of Bramhope has come together to become Friends of Dementia. At our first meeting I was moved by the accounts relatives and carers gave whilst supporting loved ones living with this disease.
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