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Gazumping is back – we tell you how to avoid it

Gazumping is back – we tell you how to avoid it

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

According to TV property guru Phil Spencer, gazumping has returned to the UK housing market, with up to a third of buyers in some towns and cities losing out to a higher bidder after their offer has been accepted. Phil believes a lack of homes for sale in the most desirable parts of the country is creating a highly competitive environment...

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Town meets country at July property auction

Town meets country at July property auction

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Harrogate’s July property auction will feature town centre and countryside properties right across Yorkshire, from Summerbridge to Scarborough. Country retreats going under the hammer One of the gems of the July auction is a charming two bedroom stone cottage on Main Street, Summerbridge (pictured - guide price...

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FSS Marks 25 Years: An Interview with Charles Smailes

FSS Marks 25 Years: An Interview with Charles Smailes

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Charles Smailes already had more than 30 years’ local property experience behind him when he co-founded Feather Smailes Scales in 1994 with Jim Feather and Peter Scales. He was just 22 when he became a partner at W H Mawer estate agents on Albert Street and went on to become regional Managing Director for General Accident, which bought...

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Harrogate property firm celebrates 25 years

Harrogate property firm celebrates 25 years

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Harrogate property firm FSS is celebrating a quarter of a century in business after first opening its doors on Raglan Street in 1994. As the only Harrogate agent to cover both residential and commercial property, the firm’s breadth of industry knowledge has seen them called on to value some intriguing sites over the years including...

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Win a Luxury Spa Day for Two at Rudding Park

Win a Luxury Spa Day for Two at Rudding Park

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019

We’re huge sports fans at FSS and to celebrate this year’s Cricket World Cup we’re offering a chance to win a luxurious spa retreat at the award-winning Rudding Park Hotel near Harrogate. The competition is being run on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fssproperty Look for the post with the image shown here....

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Property owners secure quick sale at May property auction

Property owners secure quick sale at May property auction

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Our May auction was an opportunity for property owners to secure a quick sale at a time when reports from estate agents across the UK suggest that homes are typically taking a little longer to sell than they have in the past few years. Although the Harrogate district has not been affected as much as other parts of the country, nationally the...

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