Just some of the reasons to move to Southampton

Fri 30 Jun 2017

  Not only does Southampton hold the record for the highest recorded temperature in the UK, it is also recognised as one of the happiest and most vibrant places to live! Couple this with the fact that Southampton ranks exceptionally well in economic and quality of life studies based on jobs, health and skills and you start to see why this is such a great place to live.   You'll ne more

4 Reasons Why Harrogate is Great

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Situated in North Yorkshire, less than 20 miles from Leeds and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Visiting this vibrant and interesting town, even for a working function, is always a treat regardless of what you do when you get there because it has a distinctive historic and traditional feel to it, blending the old with the new beautifully. There are, how more

Fantastic Development Opportunity 

Wed 14 Jun 2017

  DEVELOPMENT SITE, PICKHILL, THIRSK, YO7 4JG GUIDE PRICE NOW PS140,000 - PS160,000 This development site has outline planning permission granted to build three residential dwellings. Situated in the attractive village of Pickhill and to the rear of the village public house, The Nags Head, the site has lots of potential for any developer. The properties would be two storeys high, more

May Auction Results

Fri 02 Jun 2017

Hunters Auctions had an excellent night on 31st May at York Racecourse selling 67% of lots offered. The most exciting property of the night was a 400 year old house in Hawksworth, Leeds. The property is characterful but requires some work. A number of bidders were interested with the final sale price achieved settling on PS455,000. An exchange of legally binding contracts took place on the drop o more

Another record is set in Rightmove's May House Price Index

Tue 30 May 2017

The property market has drastically picked up in recent months, evidenced by Rightmove's May House Price Index. This was released to the media on 22nd May and gives a national picture of house prices and activity over the last month. Prices continue to be under-pinned by buoyant demand in 2017, with this being the fifth consecutive monthly rise. The price of property coming to market has risen more

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