**Property Guild Blog** What would you like the Chancellor to announce in his Spring Budget Statement 2018?

What would you like to see in the Spring budget regarding the property market? On March 13th 2018, Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will present one of the shortest spring budget statements in years. Plans for: budgeting Brexit, diesel car tax and HS2, benefits and living wages will be touched upon. Most importantly for the property market, are stamp duty and tenant fee bans. http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/news/post/1520514105/spring-statement-wish-list    

**Property Guild Blog** Property Predictions for the Housing Market in 2018

What will happen to the housing market in 2018? There are lots of predictions, from big growths to slight falls in house prices, but overall, most experts predict a slight rise in prices of around 1%. http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/news/post/1520417244/property-predictions-for-the-housing-market-in-2018 If you would like to discuss the market value of your property with a Guild of Property Professionals’ Valuer, please contact us at our Ripon Office on 01765 694800 or our Thirsk Office on 01845 522680.    

The Guild Magazine Front Cover Images

We are so impressed by our local photographers that we wanted to try to take our own cover images for our magazines too. The final property magazine image of 2017 was taken by Vicky in the Ripon office and is a view from North Bridge over towards Ure Bank Terrace. Our first property magazine image of 2018 is an interior photo of a cozy fireplace and is taken by Stefan.  He is one of our Chartered Surveyors MRICS and our Ripon Residential Sales Manager. If you would like to send … Continued

**Property Guild Blog** How to make the most of your home

“Do you want to sell your property? In order for your home to appeal to the widest range of potential buyers, it’s a good idea to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Every property is different. Your home might have beautiful windows and a state-of-the-art kitchen, but be in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint. We’ve identified some common property weaknesses, and how you can turn them into strengths.”   http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/news/post/1519914040/how-to-turn-your-homes-weaknesses-into-strengths  

Planning Permission Approved!

Joplings has had a successful planning application approved by Harrogate Borough Council for the erection of a single dwelling in Minskip. Full design, layout, planning consultation and Building Regulation submission all undertaken before, on our clients’ behalf, inviting and obtaining competitive tenders from our list of approved contractors. Please contact us for your next project.- http://joplings.com/architecture-building-surveying-2/  

**Guild Property Blog** Advantages of upsizing or downsizing in 2018

“Finding your dream home can be a challenge. You might need a larger property if your family is growing, or if your children have left home, you might be looking to downsize. There are advantages of both upsizing and downsizing in 2018. We asked our Guild agents for their opinions and advice on what is happening in the market that makes it good for either upsizing or downsizing.” http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/news/post/1516899980/advantages-of-upsizing-or-downsizing-in-2018 Start you property search here with Joplings.

Life Magazine – Issue 8

What a dramatic photograph taken by Nick Rogers.  It is Kirkgate in Ripon leading down to the majestic Cathedral.  Please come into our Ripon office if you would like a copy of our magazine. If you would like to send in a photo in of Ripon, Thirsk or the surrounding villages/areas that you think would be a great cover image, please email vicky@joplings.com.  The photo needs to be at least 2mb in size so that it has a good print quality, thank you.  

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