10th July 2020
A great opportunity to acquire an immaculately presented semi-detached family home situated in a highly popular residential area, literally within easy walking distance to excellent local amenities. Offering an interesting internal layout which has been recently configurated and refurbished to a very high standard
9th July 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced today that he will increase the Stamp duty threshold from £125,000 to £500,000 immediately until March 31st next year to re-invigorate the housing market and help the UK recover from the consequences of Covid-19.
8th July 2020
EARLY BIRD ALERT - A great opportunity to acquire an immaculately presented detached family home of charm and character situated in a semi-rural location on the fringe of the village with a most private south west facing rear garden of a good size, enclosed with extensive lawn and a secluded patio. Offering an interesting internal layout and having been recently configurated and refurbished to a very high standard. No Chain.
Covid-19 has changed the way people work and live, we hope that people are weathering the storm, staying safe and adapting to the new ‘normal’ When David and I opened our Estate Agency business in Bramhope at the end of 2018, who would have thought a little over twelve months on when Covid-19 resulted in a lockdown, a ‘short term’ business pause, followed thankfully by just over a month of our office being open again, we are now working in the new ‘normal’ way too. I am using this morning (Trudy is back in the office for the first time which is great for us) to reflect on how things have changed in the Estate Agency world and how our business was thankfully future-proofed from the start to allow for a new normal way of working. People sell houses, enabled by the best technology and modern sales techniques was our mantra right from the start – this is serving us well in the following ways:-
26th June 2020
Please see our 3D virtual tour showing a great opportunity to acquire a most attractively presented semi-detached bungalow offering flexible, spacious accommodation on the ground and first floors, located in a sought-after residential area near to regular bus services. The accommodation downstairs has a formal spacious lounge, a dining kitchen with integrated appliances, two bedrooms (optional study) and a modern shower room with "walk-in" shower. On the first floor there is a light and spacious double room with under-eaves and separate toilet with wash hand basin. The other single room has built-in wardrobes. (Please be advised that whilst both rooms on this level have been used as bedrooms, the conversion was carried out prior to the sellers' ownership and therefore there is no paper trail for the conversion). Outside the wider than average single garage is approached drive providing off-street parking and the front and rear gardens are low maintenance. The accommodation is offered with a gas fired heating system and the windows are UPVC sealed double glazed.
23rd June 2020
A great opportunity to acquire a detached house offering an interesting split-level layout with just a few steps separating the living and sleeping areas plus a lower ground floor with a utility room, downstairs cloaks/WC, storage cellar and an internally accessed double garage with an electric up/over door ideal for those with shopping on a rainy day!
As an Estate Agent we were keen to read the House Price Index from Rightmove which gives the picture of house prices and activity over the past few weeks, this latest information was particularly key as Estate Agencies re-open for business after Covid-19. The average asking price of property coming to the market in England was up by an average of 1.9% (+£6,266) compared to March before the housing market was put on hold Over 175,000 missing sellers that couldn’t come to market from March 24th to May 12th have now sprung into action with a record number of owners asking for valuations and daily new listings are now up on Rightmove v last year. The number of sales agreed had recovered from a staggering 97% drop to a daily rate of just 3% down on a year ago. 40,000 new sales have been agreed since the market re-opened on May 13th releasing a flood of pent up demand and the number of people phoning and e-mailing estate agents has hit a new daily record - 40 % above the level seen in early March. The delayed spring market has led to a traffic boom on Rightmove with the portal recording its busiest ever days in May and June, with 955,000 hours collectively on June 6th. At David Phillip Estate Agents, the activity levels since the return from Lockdown has certainly followed the Rightmove statistics with 6 sales agreed stc.
Home momentum has been building rapidly in the two weeks since the housing market properly re-opened – this had led to a number of records being achieved on Rightmove. Both the number of visits and the amount of time people are spending on Rightmove has achieved new highs. On Wednesday May 27th visits exceeded 6 million in a day for the first time, which is up by 18% on Wednesday May 29th last year. The busiest day for time spent on Rightmove was Saturday May 23rd with over 47 million minutes spent collectively. In the new survey, Rightmove has found a wave of new buyers now entering the market since before lockdown – of those people who had no plans to move earlier in the year, over a quarter of them (28%) are now saying they are planning to move.
4th May 2020
Leeds residents are being urged to play their part in the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home. Friday May 8th marks 75 years since Victory in Europe when the Second World War came to an end and the allied forces celebrated victory and a return to peace time in Europe – millions of people took to the streets to celebrate with family and friends. This year the government moved the May Day Bank Holiday to VE day to allow the nation to remember the sacrifices of so many made during the Second World War. Due to the current war against Covid-19, in line with government guidance, all VE Day events across the UK have been cancelled, but residents across Leeds are encouraged to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day in a different way, from the comfort of their homes.
23rd April 2020
When talking to friends and family, it appears that during Covid-19 lockdown, people are having a massive de-clutter of their homes and generally a really good spring clean – this is really helpful if you are looking to sell your property once lockdown is over and the property market returns to some sort of normality. But if you don’t want to be spending day after day doing housework, it is possible to o it all in one day! – so here goes