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  • The Property Card Game

    April 2022
    I often think that playing the property game, is like a game of cards. You have to best use the cards you have been dealt to greatest effect in order to achieve the right outcome, whilst not giving the game…
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  • Is Estate Agency a Lost Cause?

    March 2022
    Although I hopefully don’t look it, I will have been in the property industry for 20 years this coming August. During this time, there have been numerous changes in the way agency operates, legislation and of course the ‘disruptors’ to…
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  • Hold on Yorkshire – 2022 is here

    January 2022
    Despite the cold, it’s that time of year to strip down and get out there, what one thinks will happen in the property market over the course of 2022. The last two years in the Yorkshire market have been nothing…
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  • Del Boy Trotter and PLC New Homes

    December 2021
    Only Fools and Horses – the ultimate British sitcom following the trials and tribulations of Del Boy and his brother Rodney on their mission to get rich. However, when it comes to PLC new homes, it would seem that the…
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  • Why is the Yorkshire Property Market Performing so Well?

    December 2021
    It’s time for the current space race between Branson and Bezos to step aside. Yorkshire has its own property rocket, which has recently hit new heights in the stratosphere. The relentless pace in the market has been nothing short of…
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  • How to be an attractive buyer?

    November 2021
    Ask any estate agent how many potential buyers come to them and say they are ‘cash’ and they will usually sigh and roll their eyes. This term is often thrown around quite nonchalantly and buyers need to be wary of…
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  • Why is the Yorkshire Market so Strong?

    October 2021
    The Yorkshire market has been on fire recently, with surging house prices, strong demand and there doesn’t seem to be any loss of appetite currently. So how did all this interest suddenly come to Yorkshire and what’s really going on?…
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  • Yorkshire Property Market Predictions

    September 2021
    Well it has certainly been quite a year so far in the property market – especially in Yorkshire. Continued stories of ferocious competition, block viewing days, best and final offers, gazumping and there doesn’t seem to be much let up.…
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  • The Hidden Property Sector

    September 2021
    There has been a part of the property market that has been steadily gaining strength and which remains hidden to many – and that is the off-market sector. To the uninitiated, these are properties that are not available in the…
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  • A Phenomenal Property Market – Now What?

    August 2021
    There have been moments nothing short of insanity in the Yorkshire market recently, with exceptionally high prices being achieved, sealed bids, jaw-dropping competition and no let up. As we exited the lockdown earlier in the year, the market very quickly…
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  • The Plight of Mortgage Prisoners

    August 2021
    The property sector continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, with various injustices coming into the public eye. Whether it’s the cladding scandal, the Leasehold debacle or PLC developers cutting corners behind the scenes, the list…
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  • Property is Going Back to the Future

    July 2021
    We are bombarded constantly from advertisers, all vying for position to get in front of us with the sole purpose to make us buy. Not so long ago this was restricted to just newspapers, magazines and television. However nowadays you…
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  • The Empty Homes Scandal – who’s the fool?

    July 2021
    648,114 empty homes – let that sink in for a moment. That is the number the Government published in their report from October last year, on the number of uninhabited homes in the UK. Of this, 225,845 were classed as…
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  • What are you really paying an agent for?

    June 2021
    The sceptics out there will say this sounds like an oxymoron; however it has never been more important to have a rock solid agent that is correctly remunerated to keep their motivation. Let’s be clear about something – getting your…
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  • Cladding Scandal – the bigger picture

    May 2021
    Cladding isn’t just cladding. Following the tragic events at Grenfell in 2017, it has come to light that a high proportion of ‘modern’ apartment blocks across the UK were built and fitted with inadequate and flammable cladding, balconies, cavity barriers,…
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