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

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
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.
I read with interest Sharon Dale@ Property words report on price predictions that appeared in the Yorkshire Post Property News on Saturday, November 16th, which read ‘‘Yorkshire is forecast to see the UK’s second highest rise in property values over the next 5 years and the North will surge ahead of the south in predicted price growth” according to Savills.
I read with interest that the Government has announced an initiative to use Proptech (Property technology) to ‘digitally transform house buying’ – this will help to speed up how we buy and sell homes. Having previously worked in the agile world of advertising and marketing in my opinion this is not before time.
Think Christmas is a quiet time for people looking to move? - think again. Every year Rightmove's traffic at least doubles between Christmas Day and Early January.
At David Phillip Estate Agents we believe our clients need choice when selling their home, some homes will benefit from our 3dvirtual tours and area videos, whereas other properties may require a different but still unique approach – what we do know is that David Phillip has over 30 years’ experience selling properties in North and West Yorkshire so he really understands what will work best for each property we market. Because we are keen to provide the best proposition for all our customers and the best customer experience too, we are working in Partnership with Mybid4it – a modern auction site that specialises in handling buying and selling homes across the Uk. So, what are the benefits to the Buyers? ….
With bonfire night here, it is likely that you may be out visiting an organised bonfire. In Bramhope, we are lucky to have an organised display this evening where you can enjoy a night of family fun, food, fire and a professional firework Display. Entry from 6pm. However, there are a few simple precautions that you can take that should help keep burglars at bay whilst you are enjoying the fireworks
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