Hunters Teesside Newsletter Spring 2014


Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Hunters Teesside office.

In this edition we are delighted to launch and welcome you to our new office, we bring you an update from our Hunters Personal Agents in your local area and we're very pleased to report another fantastic quarter from our Lettings department.

We hope you enjoy the read!

Hunters Middlesbrough



Call in to our new office

Hunters Middlesbrough serves the town’s long-established areas of Teesside including the thriving outlying areas of Coulby Newham, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton, and Guisborough and the picturesque villages of Yarm, Stokesley, Eaglescliffe and Stainton.

As well as our central Middlesbrough office for sales and lettings, our Hunters Personal Agents are also working in the above areas. Click here for details of your nearest Hunters Personal Agent.

 



New to TS1 – Mal Percival

Mal is an experienced agent and knows the Town like the back of his hand. Within less than 4 weeks of starting Mal sold a property from valuation to completion and has already agreed several other sales. He has settled in well and is feeling positive about a successful start.

If you are looking to buy or sell in the TS1 area, contact Mal on 01642 987920 or email mal.percival@huntersnet.co.uk



Hunters Teesside team join the third Big Tees Sleepout

Boro legend Bernie Slaven was among more than a hundred who braved rain and cold to sleep under the stars to help fight homelessness.

The third Big Tees Sleepout, organised by the Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, took place overnight in the grounds of Middlesbrough College. Money raised from the event, which saw fundraisers wrap up in sleeping bags and sleep on cardboard, will go towards food banks, soup kitchens, hostels for the homeless and others in desperate need across Teesside.
Speaking before the event, Bernie said: “I’ll be brutally honest, I’m not looking forward to it. But there are people not just in England but here in Teesside who have to do this every night so I’m sure I can put up with the cold for one night to raise awareness of the problem."

“It’s 2014 for goodness sake. It’s a disgrace that anyone is homeless.”

Father Paul Farrer and members of the Middlesbrough Youth Mission raised &5,000 in the last sleepout in October – and instead of asking sponsors for more money, they’ve invited them along to join them on the sleepout.
Sharon McIntyre, of central Middlesbrough, brought along her children Kieran, 15, and Siobhan, 13, who both go to Macmillan Academy. She said: “We wanted to do it as a family, so that we can all see what it is like to be homeless. We have it all at home; often people don’t think of those without one.”

Judith Caley, who was first to find a spot outside Middlesbrough College with hers friends Val Hamilton and Kerry McCarthy, said: “People shouldn’t be homeless these days. I try my best to help out food banks and this is something else I wanted to do to raise money.”

A team from Hunters Estate Agent on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough – Georgina Evans, Jordan Clayton and Lisa Preston – were also taking part. Lisa said: “We see people come in to rent who have been involved with homeless agencies so it is nice to be able to help out and raise money and awareness about the issue.”

Co-founders of the Big Tees Sleepouts – which have so far raised &27,000 – Andy Preston and Joanna Wake, said that the events mean money can go to the smallest organisations that are making a difference on Teesside.

By Mike Brown

Reporter
The Northern Echo

 



A spring in the market in Acklam and Brookfield

In one particular spell, three houses sold for the asking prices within one week of going to the market. “The market is definitely seeing increased activity levels when measured against recent years.” says Ian Paterson, local gad about town. “It is especially true of the number of first time buyers who are looking to take that first step onto the property ladder. The increase of first time buyers is having a knock-on effect on the rest of the market place.

Thinking of buying or selling in the Acklam and Brookfield area? Contact your personal agent Ian Patterson today.

 



Coulby Newham and the surrounding areas are in fine fettle

More buyers are registering, plenty of sales have been agreed and lots of completions have taken place. This positivity seems as though it will only grow as the year progresses, as buyers start to realise they have competition on their hands and a decision to buy needs to be made quicker than perhaps was previously necessary.

Thinking of buying or selling in the Coulby Newham area? Contact your personal agent, Nick Christie today.



It's a buyers market in Guisborough

Is now the right time to sell in Guisborough?
The onset of the proposed new builds means more and more properties are coming on to the market, resulting in a far greater choice for the buyers and consequently reinforcing a 'buyers market'. 
Whilst confidence is growing in the housing market in general, we still need to be aware of local issues which will influence the market in Guisborough. Mortgage approvals are at their highest since late 2007 and the number of new mortgage loans being approved for home buyers has reached its highest level for more than six years. The Bank of England says the number of mortgages approved, but not yet lent, was 76,947 in January. This was the largest number of approvals since November 2007, when the banking crisis was getting underway (source: BBC News). So, in answer to the question: Is now the right time to sell – Hunters say YES it is!

 

Thinking of buying or selling in Guisborough? Contact your personal agent, Kay Richardson today.



The housing market in Ingleby Barwick is buoyant

Benefited by an excellent transport infrastructure and a high quality of amenities; notably schools, shopping, pubs and a golf course, Ingleby Barwick is a great location for families and first time buyers alike.

Thinking of buying or selling in Ingleby Barwick, contact your personal agent, Richard Tinkler today



The market is definitely looking up in Linthorpe

With events happening constantly it is not hard to see why Linthorpe is so popular with first timers and family buyers alike. We have seen a market upturn in the number of transactions this year and it is due, in no small part, to the areas host of venues and easy to visit sights.

Thinking of buying or selling in the Linthorpe area? Contact your personal agent, Sean O'Gara today



Re-development in Stockton on Tees

The redevelopment of housing in the Town Centre Ward started in 2006.  Before work commenced, properties were pre-1919 terraced housing and 1960s system built social.  At the start of the scheme it comprised of 261 properties. To date the Council has purchased 254 properties and demolished 231 properties across the site.
In July 2013 Fabrick Housing (which is a partnership of Tees Valley and Erimus Housing) were successful in obtaining planning approval to build 117 new houses on the site, comprising 21 two bed bungalows, 12 two bed apartments, 66 two bed houses and 18 three bed houses. Fabrick propose to fund the scheme from a &910K contribution by the Council, &1,175,000 grant from the HCA and by utilising their own resources and borrowing capacity. It is anticipated that this development would take approximately three years to build out and complete.
A private sector developer has also proposed to refurbish 17 properties on the western side of Tarring Street and build 7 new properties on the vacant land between these houses. To ensure the Council secures the full site for re-development, plans are in place to make a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) once planning approval has been obtained.

Thinking of buying or selling in Stockton? Contact your personal agent, Steve McDonald today.



Landlords and Tenants – we’ve got Teesside covered!

The number of student properties on our books this year has more than doubled compared with this time last year and we have already secured students for half of these. With our fantastic new office based in a great position we are hoping to attract more footfall and grow even further!

If you are a student looking for a property, call in and speak to our expert Lettings team today. We are open at the following times:

Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm               




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