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The Kirk Theatre

  If Pickering Musical Society's dress rehearsals for their Hansel & Gretel panto are anything to go by, you're in for a treat! If you haven't already, book your tickets now at the following link to avoid disappointment: http://www.kirktheatre.co.uk/events/hansel-...


An Estate Agent’s Christmas Carol

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents tells a heart-warming Christmas story. Scrooge had been trying to sell his house all year - but to no effect. He was fed up with cold winters and longed to move to Spain where he had found a villa at a knockdown price being...


Is it simple commonsense?!!

Think about it. If you were going to employ someone to work for you, would you just accept they can do the job because they say they can and that they are the cheapest?  Or course not, you would want to scrutinise the applicant to ensure you employ the best person for the...


A Friend in the business

A Friend in the Business Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents takes a look ahead at the 2018 autumn/winter property market in the final months of the pre-Brexit period. Those of us who have been connected to the property market for many years will have seen a...




Swings and Roundabouts

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents looks at some of the many positives in the autumn property market. As we look forward to the autumn season in the 2018 property market the naysayers may well be citing Brexit as reason enough not to make a house move. They may...


Beware of Estate Agents Bearing Gifts

Everyone, when selling a property, wants their estate agent to achieve the highest price in the shortest time for the minimum fee.  That’s human nature.  “However,” warns Peter Illingworth, “being tempted to use an agent who offers a low fee and...


The Housing Market Takes a Breather

Peter Illingworth has been taking a look at the Land Registry’s House Price Index and says, “From January to May of this year sale prices of houses in Ryedale have changed very little, but set against those for the whole of North Yorkshire they are marginally down by...


The Art of Negotiation - 5

The property deal is agreed but not finalised, there is a willing buyer and a willing seller. Both sides have argued their points, compromised a bit, decided on a price and appointed solicitors. The buyer has arranged finance, and a surveyor. What could possibly go wrong? Well...


Avoid a Ball and Chain Contract

When instructing an estate agent it’s easy to overlook a very important part of their contract. An inexperienced seller can be beguiled by an unprofessional agent offering a tempting combination of a low fee and a high valuation, and sometimes unwittingly enter into a...


Well done Sharon

Yet another delighted client shows Sharon their appeciation for all her hard work in enabling their sale to go though smoothly.  To the right of the photograph you will see the considerable number of thank you cards sent to the Kirkbymoorside office from delighted clients...


The Keys to Property Marketing

There are three essential things to consider when selling a property: the price, its promotion and your choice of estate agent.  A first class professional estate agent will be key to both the price and the promotion.   Although the way people buy property nowadays...


A Spanner in the Works

Ask anyone who is putting their property on the market about how long the legal side of things could take once they find a buyer and most will say about eleven weeks. Oh, would that it were only eleven weeks! Today the national average period taken to get from acceptance of an...



A tip for sellers – Understanding what buyers want.

Peter Illingworth has been selling properties in Ryedale over the last 33 years and offers you an invaluable insight into what buyers want.  Are you a buyer or are you a seller?  Perhaps it is worth thinking about what buyers want if you need to sell.   ...


The Art of Negotiation - 4

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents explains, there is a time in the course of a negotiation when the wheels sometimes come close to falling off. We can see this with Donald Trump pulling out of the Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un. And we can see it with Brexit...


Ryedale Property Market Remains Buoyant

Peter Illingworth, Senior Partner of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents reports, the Ryedale Housing Market continues to be buoyant, set against York house prices, according to the Land Registry House Price Index.  Overall house prices in Ryedale rose by 7.07% set against York&...



Bottoms Up

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents takes a look at what and who is driving the property market this spring. In property there are top-down people and bottom-up people. The top-down people seem to believe that wealthy overseas buyers and those spending their...


Ryedale homeowners have cause for good cheer

Ryedale House prices continue to perform well according to the Land Registry House Price Index, figures taken from February 2017 to January 2018:   Detached up 7.1% Semi-detached up 8.6% Terraced houses up 7.0% Flats/maisonettes up 7.1%   The average detached...


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Peter Illingworth  of Peter Illingworth Ryedale Estate Agents looks at how important making the right choice of agent is when planning your next property move. Markets are forever in flux. That is their nature. So our handling of them must be flexible too. In the stock...


Ryedale Property Market 2018, what you need to know about seasonality

Peter Illingworth long established Ryedale Estate Agent, reports that confidence within the first time buyer market within Ryedale continues in a positive upward direction.  In January 2012 the average first time buyer spent £128,666 as compared to December 2017 at &...


Ryedale Property Prices Outperform in 2017

Peter Illingworth Ryedale Estate Agent has taken a look at the final year figures that have just been released from the Land Registry for 2017, the house price rises in the Ryedale authority have significantly out-performed the authorities of York, Harrogate, Hambleton and...


Investing with the benefit of hindsight.

Peter Illingworth Senior Partner of the Ryedale Estate Agents Peter Illingworth reports on his findings from viewing the Land Registry House Price Index from March to November 2017.   The housing market within the Ryedale Authority had really become a hot spot according...


Ryedale house price report

Peter Illingworth, Ryedale Estate agent is pleased to report that the housing market in the local authority of Ryedale appears to be in good health on seeing the figures from the Land Registry House Price Index representing this area.   His findings are as follows from the...


....and you thought it was all plain sailing!!!

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents says “Just this week we have come up with two issues whereby potential buyers thought that buying their next home was just a matter of formality with respect to achieving a mortgage they came unstuck and I thought I would...


The Art of Negotiation Part 1 – Published July 2017

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents looks at one of the fundamentally important issues in selling or buying a property – the deal. There is currently an awful lot in the news about negotiating. In Europe the Brexit negotiators are sharpening their pencils...


The Art of Negotiation Part 2 - Published Oct 17

Peter Illingworth sees yet more similarities between the Brexit talks and property negotiation. Every negotiation begins with conflict of some sort - different points of view where both sides have strong and seemingly entrenched initial opinions about what each wants. This is...


The Art of Negotiation Part 3

Peter Illingworth of Ryedale estate agents explains the all-important third phase in a property negotiation. Most, if not all, property negotiations run on similar lines. The first phase is the easy and fun bit. Both sides get to shout at each other, dig their heels in, complain...