During Lockdown, people have been looking to do things that make them feel better and lift the spirits, and what better way to do so than by looking at a lovely festive Christmas Tree in your home. This year people have been ‘putting up the tree’ much earlier – I did ours nearly two weeks ago and am so glad I did! The tree is the centrepiece of family festivities, albeit those celebrations may look a little different this year depending on the Covid-19 tiers, however we will cover their branches with beautiful baubles, sparkling lights with gifts for friends and family lovingly wrapped underneath. Over 8 million Christmas trees will be purchased this year, so it is important to get your Christmas tree right, so at David Phillip Estate Agents here are a few tips on helping you choose
The internet has brought all things to our fingertips from buying groceries, booking tickets and holidays. During this time of lockdown, people will be shopping online for many of their products as well as researching future products to buy once the lockdown restriction eases. Houses, cars and holidays are likely to be on this list. The internet though has also evolved as a place to read customer reviews, this can help people to determine the services and products they want to buy from people who have already experienced using that company, especially useful during lockdown when people are not as easily able to ‘physically see’ and buy products from shops. With more than 90% of all customers using online reviews as part of their research at a local and national level, this shows that merely informing a potential customer of the availability of a product or service is no longer enough – consumers want to hear about first hand Customer experiences.
This week the Government introduced the three tier system for England to help control the speed of Covid-19. Regions are now classed as medium, high or very high, which means that many people are living under different local lockdown restrictions. As I am writing, Leeds is currently on Tier 2, meaning that you can’t meet with anybody outside your household or support bubble in an indoor setting but does this mean that you are restricted to buying or selling a home at this time too? The answer is - No, you can move house during local lockdowns even if you are living in a tier 3 (very high) area, which Leeds currently isn’t.
The generally accepted definition of a recession in the UK is when GDP falls in 2 successive quarters – the UK economy shrunk by 2.2per cent between January and March and 20.4 per cent between April and June according to the National Office of Statistics. This officially put the UK in recession for the first time since 2009. But this recession is very different to the financial one of 2009 where the Government made the decision to shut down large sections of the economy as a result of Covid-19, but were able to put measures in place such as the Furlough Scheme and Stamp Duty holiday as a result. It also means that the financial system has not frozen in the same way it did during the financial crash of 2008/9 when house prices dived.
Think of a gated community and the mind conjures up an image of a privately guarded and secluded idyll: the preserve of Premier League footballers (particularly now that Leeds United have been promoted) and A list celebrities – any property behind a pair of gates seems special somehow. Such communities exist in most cities offering all the trappings that living in an exclusive area offers There are a multitude of reasons why people choose to live in a gated community. Living in a private community has a number of benefits which make it a desirable choice of residence. Here we bring you some of the benefits which might get you to consider moving to such a place.
A great opportunity to acquire a modern detached home of an appealing "double fronted" style which enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac type setting, located in a highly popular residential area being within easy walking distance to excellent local amenities and schools. The property has an enclosed private minimal maintenance rear garden with imitation lawn and timber decking.
Please view our 3D virtual tour presenting a particularly fine stone built detached house of cottage appeal which is believed to be one of the oldest properties in Bramhope dating back to 1621, as indicated by the insignia above the inner entrance door. A great opportunity to acquire a lovely property of individual charm and character with beamed ceiling which occupies a sizeable plot with a private shaped lawn, complemented by established shrubs, flowerbeds and secluded patio areas, located in one of the village’s most exclusive residential areas.
Presenting a rare opportunity to acquire this stunning and extremely spacious apartment, forming the ground floor of an imposing Edwardian detached Property, believed to have been built originally in 1903 as a Doctor's surgery and residence now located on a gated cul-de-sac in Otley Town centre with the advantages of onsite allocated parking spaces for three cars plus an additional rear patio garden.
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
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.
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