“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

Thu 17 Nov 2016

We are all guilty of choosing the cheapest option at times when making consumer choices, (who isn't interested when something, on the face of it, looks like a bargain?) however, when it comes to property - arguably your greatest asset - you have to think very carefully about how and why you instruct an agent. The agent's fee should not, in our view, be the deciding factor. There are many impor more

26th October Auction Results 

Wed 16 Nov 2016

Hunters held another successful Property Auction on the evening of Wednesday 26th October at York Racecourse. Sales included a property which required some work in Hinderwell Place, Scarborough. Unfortunately some previous tenants had left the property in a state of disrepair and the owner did not wish to renovate himself.  The property sold successfully at PS50,000 and exchanged legall more

14th September Auction Results

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Hunters had another busy and successful Property Auction at York Racecourse on the 14th September. A range of different lots were offered and all of those sold on the night achieved fantastic prices. First to be offered was a fantastic ex toll house which, although converted into a bungalow some time ago, is in need of a program of refurbishment. Being Grade II listed, the property has a wealth o more

Landlords favour referenced tenants over higher rents

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Ensuring potential tenants have passed reference checks came in as the top priority for landlords when selecting an agent to let their property, according to our latest research. In our recent survey of 2,506 landlords across the country, nearly 70% cited this as a highly important consideration. Our new report found that rent achieved on a property did not appear in the top three factors taken i more

Post Brexit doom and gloom? 

Wed 12 Oct 2016

Not at all according to Hunters Sales Director Martin Robinson who offers his views on how the property market has performed over recent months: As we enter the last quarter of the year it is interesting to reflect on the year so far; one that has been full of distractions and uncertainties which can often be a distraction for people buying and selling property. Firstly we have had three major sp more

West Midlands Hunters Branches 'go blue' for the 25th anniversary 

Thu 22 Sep 2016

Six West Midlands branches of Hunters, one of the country's largest national sales and lettings estate agents and franchise businesses, are 'going blue', as they  celebrate their 25-year anniversary. The branches, located in Knowle, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Litchfield and Tamworth have been trading under the distinctive red branding and the Hunters Group Limited company name (which more

UK property market - expectations for the coming 6 months

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Foxtons announced yesterday (27 June 2016) that they expect their results to drop below last year for the 2016 half year to June. Hunters by comparison is expecting quite the reverse as per the company's half year trading update of 1st June when they announced results for the first half year, expecting to be significantly ahead of  the equivalent period last year. Ed Jones, CFO of Hunte more

With change comes opportunity - BREXIT and the UK property market.

Mon 27 Jun 2016

After much speculation about whether the UK would remain or leave the EU, and all the understandable uncertainty that this has created, these have been interesting times for anybody interested in property; whether home owners, buyers, sellers or investors. There have been more than a few warnings about the effects of a Brexit on housing markets however, now that the decision has been made, let~ more

We are excited to be SAFE!

Fri 10 Jun 2016

Hunters branches throughout the country have this week been celebrating SAFEagent Awareness Week. SAFE in SAFEagent stands for Safe Agent Fully Endorsed and is a mark denoting agents that protect landlords and tenants money through a Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme. The event has seen a week of activity both online and offline by agents, supplier partners, industry and consumer organisat more

Housing Market Overview 2016

Mon 18 Apr 2016

    Hunters Director Martin Robinson gives his update on the UK property market and what has affected house prices so far in 2016:   Demand during the first quarter of 2016 was to some extent driven by the investor stampede to acquire property and complete on the transaction before the stamp duty reform came into effect on the 1st of April. This affected more