Hunters October Newsletter

Welcome to our October Newsletter where we bring you updates and comments on the property market as well as tips and ideas for selling, letting, buying or renting.

This month, we take a look at market conditions, how to maximise your rental property, the latest Auction News, growing the Hunters network and as always our beautiful property in the sun from Hunters International. So sit back, relax and enjoy the read.

If you have stories or news to share, please get in touch. Email or follow us on Twitter - @YO1_Marketing.

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A look at the housing market today!

Hunters Director Martin Robinson shares his thoughts on how the market in fairing and how it looks for the future:

"The property market is fast becoming the number one conversational topic of the nation, or maybe a close second to the Great British Bake Off? It is certainly a favourite amongst the media, often with conflicting views depending on who they have spoken to. I believe that if you want the true facts then speak to the people at the coal face, those who are dealing with the market day in, day out. The great advantage we have at Hunters is that we can get a national view from all four corners of the nation.

The news is still very positive. We have seen a seasonal slowing, that is the norm for July/August as the country enjoys the summer sun, and although it is true to say that property prices are not going up quite as they did in the first two quarters of the year, they remain 8/9% above where they were a year ago across the market.

Before you start applying this price rise to your own property, the rise in price depends on two big factors, firstly where you live. If it is London then you might have seen growth as high as 20%, outside the M25 then it is likely that this is around 5/6%.

Secondly size does matter, the smaller properties, apartments, town/terrace houses, semi-detached and smaller detached have increased by circa 10% as these have been snapped up by investors.

Second time buyers are now able to get the finance to get a larger house along with first time buyers who are being assisted by the help to buy scheme and more favourable mortgage deals.

For all you house owners out there the news is positive! Demand is still outweighing supply, finance is available and interest rates remain low. You also get the feeling that Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England monetary committee has a firm hold on the economic tiller, ensuring the market does not over heat and the boom and bust days are firmly behind us."

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We are growing our network at a record pace…

We are absolutely delighted and very proud to report that the Hunters network is continuing to grow from strength to strength with an unprecedented number of branches having opened their doors as Hunters over the last two months – no fewer than 26 in fact!

We are excited to offer our services to more and more sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants and investors across the country as we open up in new markets and strengthen Hunters position in existing ones.  We would like to welcome all the new Franchise Partners and their staff to Hunters and are really looking forward to working with them all in what promises to be exciting times ahead.

Offices that have recently opened:

1. Bracknell
2. Lincoln
3. Skegness
4. Louth
5. Grimsby
6. Mablethorpe
7. Spilsby
8. Sutton on Sea
9. Woodhall Spa
10. Shipley
11. Bungay
12. Glossop
13. Handsworth
14. Winson Green
15. Salisbury
16. Horsforth
17. Beverley
18. Bishop Auckland
19. Harborne
20. Solihull
21. Knowle
22. Tamworth
23. Henley in Arden
24. Litchfield
25. Sutton Coldfield
26. Alcester
27. Sutton

Hunters Harborne                                                    Hunters Beverley

To find out where your closest branch is click here

The next Hunters Auction is fast approaching so don’t miss out!

Our next Hunters Auction will be taking place on the 29th of October at York Race Course at 6pm, take a look at the lots we have available - a brochure of the lots will be available soon!  



39 Park Avenue, New Earswick, York, YO32 4DB - *Guide Price &180,000 - &220,000

Three bedroomed detached bungalow in need of modernisation, sitting on a generous plot in a highly sought after cul-de-sac in New Earswick. Click here for more information



47 Newborough Street, York, YO30 7AS - *Guide Price &160,000 - &180,000

Fully refurbished fish and chip shop with one bedroomed flat above. Click here for more information



Coach House, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX - *Guide Price &65,000 - &75,000

Excellent development opportunity in central Hebden Bridge. Click here for more information



Ex British Legion Club, St Giles Road, Skelton, YO30 1XS - *Guide Price &180,000 - &200,000. Detailed planning permission granted for conversion of building into a 'Grand Design' four bed detached house. Click here for more information



Flat A, 4 Royal Crescent, Whitby, YO21 3EJ - *Guide Price &130,000 - &150,000

An ideal holiday investment this is two bedroomed ground floor flat in the historic coastal town of Whitby. Benefits from wheelchair access and parking. Click here for more information



Bridge Wharf Development, Ousegate, Selby, YO8 4NJ - *Guide Price &130,000. Planning permission for development of three x two bed flats, three bed townhouse and two retail shops. In the vendor's opinion the planning permission for the retail units should be able to change to ground floor apartments. Click here for more information



Gateway Apartments, Laughton Road, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2PP - *Guide Price &1m - &1.2m * ATTENTION INVESTORS - Three apartment blocks comprising eighteen, two bedroomed apartments with high spec, modern features. Income of over &100,000pa. Five years left on the NHBC warranty. Click here for more information



40 Sunrise Drive, Moor Road, The Bay, Filey, YO14 9GF - *Guide Price &35,000 - &40,000. One bedroomed holiday apartment located in the prestigious holiday village, The Bay in Filey. Click here for more information



32 Millgate, Selby, YO8 3JZ - *Guide Price &100,000 - &120,000

Development opportunity to refurbish this larger than average three bedroomed terraced house. In the agent's opinion the property could be let to five with some alterations. Must be viewed to appreciate the size of accommodation. Also scope to convert the attic subject to planning permission. Click here for more information



2 White Horse Mews, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6FB - *Guide Price &75,000 - &85,000

This new development of freehold property is ideal for investors or first time buyers. Potential rent &475pcm. Click here for more information



3 White Horse Mews, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6FB - *Guide Price &75,000 - &85,000

This new development of freehold property is ideal for investors or first time buyers. Potential rent &475pcm. Click here for more information



Two Plots of Land with development potential, Park Avenue, New Earswick, YO32 4DB - *Guide Price &15,000 - &25,000 - Further details coming soon.



10 and 10A St Sepulchre Street, Scarborough, YO11 1QF - Guide Price &180,000 - &200,000 * TWO TOWNHOUSES SOLD TOGETHER - One currently let out to students until July 2015 with an income of &15,600pa. Click here for more information



23 Nunnery Lane, York, YO23 1AB - Guide Price &200,000 - &220,000

Restaurant premises set over three floors in an excellent location with views over the York City Walls. 50 cover restaurant, bar area, kitchens and store rooms/ accommodation. Click here for more information



Building Plot, Selby, YO8 6QG - Guide Price &65,000 - &75,000

Detailed planning permission granted. Further details coming soon



The Main House, Woodhill Farm, Laycock, West Yorkshire, BD22 0PL - Guide Price &100,000 - &120,000. An ideal renovation project, this substantial detached period property is set in a rural location in Laycock. Click here for more information



3 Londesborough Street, Selby, YO8 4AW - Guide Price &55,000 - &65,000

A two bedroomed terraced property with enclosed rear courtyard. In need of modernisation. Click here for more information


If you are interested in any of the properties listed, please contact our Auction Department on 01904 756116 or email

For more information on the general auction process please visit our website


*Guides are an indication of each seller's minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Each property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property via auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.






A look at the market in Hereford

Alison Fuller, Franchise Partner at Hunters Hereford, talks here about the market in her area and how the branch is doing since they became part of the Hunters network:

“Having re-branded our business to Hunters in March 2014, we were certainly optimistic both about the new branding and the residential property market in Hereford.”

“We have seen a substantial increase in market activity and renewed confidence with vendors who have been holding back from bringing their property to the market realising at last that the widely reported upturn seems to finally be reaching rural Herefordshire.”

‘The most activity appears to be in Hereford itself in particular below &250,000, however properties over the &1,000,000 bracket continue in many instances to be overpriced and thus difficult to sell, remaining on the market for prolonged periods of time.”

Are you looking to sell, buy, let or rent? Find your nearest Hunters branch here.

Furnished properties produce 35% more rent

Struggling to find ways to make your property more attractive to potential tenants? We have some tops tips that could help you make your property more appealing:

1. Neutral décor
2. No cream carpets / sofas
3. Basic furnishings ie; 4 set of pans/crockery etc.
4. Not too cheap but NOT too expensive
5. No personal items
6. Allow the tenant room for their own belongings
7. Put up “picture hooks” for Tenants use – so they don’t need to bang holes in the walls
8. Good up keep of property, well maintained = better looked after, longer term tenancies, less outgoings during tenancy, happier tenants.
9. Instruction books and manuals for appliances and heating/water systems (if a tenant knows how to use something it helps everyone involved)

To find out more about how furnished properties are producing 35% more rent, click here or to see the properties on offer with Hunters please, click here

Hunters in the Community - proud sponsors of Tadcaster Albion AFC

Tadcaster Albion AFC is currently playing in the Northern Counties East League (NCEL) with aspirations to progress through the leagues to the Conference National. The infrastructure has been built by the owner (i2i Sports) which has been replicated on the field where they have played pre-season friendlies against clubs such as Oldham Athletic, York City and FC Halifax. Click here to read more about Tadcaster Albion AFC.

Justin Johnson Branch Manager at Hunters Wetherby comments:
“We are very happy to be supporting this team and their club; they have been very accommodating and friendly. I have already been to watch a match this season which was great and I look forward to attending more.”

Tadcaster Albion is also running i2i Football Academy which provides talented young players the opportunity to continue their development as a footballer in a full time and part time environment between the ages of 12 and 22. In addition, players will be selected from across the world to train and play at the i2i International Football Acedemy whereby they will undertake a university degree. Click here to read more about i2i Sports.

Everyone at Hunters would like to wish the football club good luck this season.

Left to right: Danny Gore (Head of i2i Sports), Matthew Gore (Chairman of Tadcaster Albion and Director of i2i Sport), Justin Johnson (Hunters Wetherby Branch Manager), Andy Milne (Tadcaster Albion Player and i2i Sports Consultant)  

Featured property in the sun

When you first imagined owning a property in Spain did you picture a stylish, modern beautifully designed villa with top quality finishes, set within its own private and peaceful plot surrounded by a picturesque, well-kept garden infused with the gentle aroma of Mediterranean herbs and flowers?

Did you imagine you would be a short stroll from the heart of the most prestigious resort in Europe where first class, elegant restaurants, entertainment and shopping abound? Did you imagine being surrounded by world class tennis courts and golf courses with some of the best teaching professionals in the industry?

If this was your dream, this property is for you…. don’t miss this opportunity! Click here to find out more information on this property.

Click here to visit out Hunters International webpage or contact us on email by clicking here.

Legionnaires Risk Assessment

Did you know that due to changes in the Health and Safety Regulations all Landlords must carry out an assessment on the water system of their rental property to check for the potential risk of Legionella?

Legionella can be found in hot & cold water systems and the main area of risks are showers, taps and can even be found in a dishwasher and washing machine. These risk assessments need to be carried out every 2 years to identify and eliminate potential risks to your tenants.

If you would like further information on this please contact us, or if you have recently carried out a risk assessment on your property please forward a copy to our maintenance team by clicking here

To find out more about lettings at Hunters please click here

How to get your home ready for Autumn

Click here to find out how to get your house ready for the Autumnal months.