18th December 2020
Christmas 2020 is looking to be a Christmas like no other as a result of Covid-19. At David Phillip Estate Agents we have had to change some of our Christmas Traditions - the office party won’t be until Spring (we did have a lovely afternoon tea from Betty’s in the office) there’s no visiting Castle Howard to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and the tree, and the Harewood House Experience is a lot different too with its decorations too this year. We have managed to visit RHS Harlow Carr Garden Glow though and I am looking forward to the Bolshoi Ballet Nutcracker at Everyman on Sunday! The Christmas trees in Bramhope are looking lovely this year, and everyones seem to have gone up much earlier this year too – at home ours has been up over three weeks now! So in the UK we are really making an effort to stick with the Christmas traditions that we are able to do – which had me wondering what other traditions might be taking place this Christmas around the world. Here are a few
25th November 2020
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.
28th August 2020
August Bank Holiday in Leeds Everyone is really looking forward to this Bank Holiday, many people have been in self-isolation, working from home, furloughed or been separated from family and friends as a result of Covid-19.
26th August 2020
According to Rightmove, homes advertised as having highly coveted south facing gardens are priced at £22,695 higher on average than homes without, a 7% national asking price premium – there is a trick of course to having photos looking at its very best for pictures and viewings.
14th August 2020
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.
3rd August 2020
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.
20th July 2020
We monitor closely the Rightmove Houseprice index and so are interested to see that the average price of property coming to the Market in July is £320,265 up by an average of 2.4%. The price of property coming to market is an accurate early indicator of demand, evidenced by unique buyer enquiries currently being up 75% so far this month compared to the same period a year ago according to Rightmove.
15th July 2020
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.
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.