Last week, we posted a Facebook update from the news that revealed the top 20 things home buyers now demand and it provoked a lot of interest. If you scroll down this article, you can see the full list, or if you like our Facebook page, you will read more property and Leeds facts daily. Number
News broke last week and made headlines online on various property websites and in the mainstream press that buying a house is now officially cheaper than renting. We think it’s true and not just in east Leeds, but in many places across the UK (London and the south east perhaps excepted). Look at the figures.
Leeds, like many major cities, is undergoing transformation of its property market, which is largely being driven by the digital explosion. The days of consumers spending hours browsing in shops may be coming to an end as we have all access to high speed broadband and the likes of Amazon, eBay and Gumtree. Giant commercial
I lived in Leeds from 1986 to 1987, as a student, in the suburb of Headingley, long before I made acquaintance with the team at Hogan's. I do vaguely remember a bus route that took me through Harehills and not directly to the city centre, when I was teacher training and if I squint back
Property prices vary massively across the country - in some parts of the south east, £50,000 wouldn't buy you a garage or beach hut, but in other places, you'd have spare change for refurbishments and holidays. Take the north east for example. A terraced house in some parts of County Durham can be bought for
We are looking this week in our latest blog at surveys - not the ones used on "Family Fortunes" (if you're old enough to remember that phrase) but the ones you need for house purchases. You can find further advice on surveyors on the RICS and RSPA websites but we thought, at Hogan's, we'd give
You know when you're buying white goods, like fridges, freezers, washing machines, and even televisions, they all have that vertical sticky label running for the first part of the alphabet? A, A+, A+++ being the most efficient and H being the least? You may or may not be aware that all privately rented homes now
Flipping, unusual verb, don't you agree? Do you see it as a mildly old-fashioned term of exasperation? A loss of temper "I flipped"? Or a term you use once a year on Shrove Tuesday? Well at Hogan's we have a new meaning for it. Flipping in property terms means buying a property to sell it.
East of our Harehill's base with travel aptly along Easterly Road sits the suburb of Gipton. It's become something of a property hotspot in east Leeds and statistics show how: There are currently 85 properties listed on Rightmove within Gipton alone and 54 are under offer or sold subject to contract with just 31 residential
We've written before about Beeston Leeds but bear with us. Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 were arguably better than the original as was The Godfather 2, though we'll swiftly gloss over Jaws 2 ... Beeston is on a steady upward property trajectory year-on-year. Don't believe us - here's what Rightmove says: Last year most