Feng Shui: A beginners guide

Thu 25 May 2017

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese knowledge that originated 6,000 years ago. It explains how the placement of objects affects the energy flow in your home as well as your personal energy. Feng shui is the idea that your surroundings affect not just your level of material comfort, but also your physical and mental health, relationships and success. It is the idea that connects everything through ener more

City house price growth is picking up momentum

Mon 08 May 2017

According to the latest figures released by Hometrack, UK city house price growth is picking up momentum with house price growth in the first quarter of the year at 3.5%, the highest quarterly rate of growth for three years. This has resulted in the annual growth rate increasing to 6.4%, up from 4.9% at the end of 2016 Q4. Hometrack, a property market intelligence provider of choice for major mor more

SAFEagent Awareness Week

Mon 08 May 2017

SAFEagent Awareness Week takes place from 15th - 19th May 2017 and is a week of activity both online and offline to raise customer awareness of the importance of using a letting agent who is part of a Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme and letting consumers know where they can find a registered SAFEagent. At Hunters, we support this and the majority of our offices are SAFEagents. more

A garden good enough to eat

Wed 03 May 2017

Now that spring is here, there's no better time to get outside. Yet every year we are all faced with a big question of what to plant... With more people taking an interest in cooking and healthy eating, more gardens are becoming good enough to eat. Both children and adults can get involved in growing vegetables but where to start is often a stalling block.  Most people wrongly believe that more

Legislation Update - Do you know your electrical and EPC requirements?

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Electrics Changes to the Housing and Planning Act now mean that from October 2017 a Landlord will be expected to carry out electrical safety testing to all properties. Currently the regulations state that a Landlord only needs to keep the electrics in "good repair and proper working order", however these changes could mean that either a Fixed Wiring Report (EICR) or a Portable Appliance Test more

Right to Rent - Understanding your obligations

Wed 26 Apr 2017

From February 2016, Right to Rent went live across England, but since then; what has changed and do you understand your obligations? It is important for our Landlords to keep abreast of changes with the law, especially those who self-manage - you are responsible for carrying out follow up checks when any time limited right to rent expires.  Please do make sure you do this - read the link more

Auction Update

Fri 21 Apr 2017

 HUNTERS AUCTIONS   Entries are listed below for our next Auction event at York Racecourse on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.   Starts at 6pm.    Should you be interested in any of the lots, further information can be found by clicking the address. If you wish to arrange a viewing or attend the scheduled open viewings, please contact the Auction Department more

March Auction Results

Fri 07 Apr 2017

Hunters Auctions had a fantastic sale at York Racecourse on Wednesday 29th March, selling 83% of lots offered. The Article 50 trigger may create some uncertainty but it was not evident in the Auction room. Offered first, we had a fantastic investment property located in Sileby, Leicester, which has an income of almost PS6,000 per annum. Three bidders made the trip to the Auction room in York, wi more

Meet Hunters Estate Agents Retford

Fri 07 Apr 2017

Introducing Hunters Estate Agents Retford, formerly Drewery & Wheeldon, who were established in 1879. The office is positioned just off the Market Square towards the bridge on Bridgegate Centre, and they have been providing excellent customer service in Retford for over 17 years. They specialise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management for all types of property from a one bedroom more

Exeter Property Market Outlook: Optimism after a great first quarter

Fri 07 Apr 2017

Let's reflect... As the first quarter of 2017 draws to a close, it gives us a chance to reflect on how the year has gone so far and gauge how things may be going in the future. So where are we now and how did we get here? Let's start with last year. 2016: An interesting year, to say the least Last year started with a bang as investors rushed in to try to beat the stamp duty increase. This more