Hunters April Newsletter 2015

Welcome to the Hunters April Newsletter.

This month, don’t miss out on your last chance to get your FREE Hometrack Valuation Report to find out how much your property is worth. Our promotion ends on 30 April so download your free report today!

We will also take a look at the sales and lettings market across the UK, an update from our Auctions department, a superb investment opportunity in prime location Salford Quays in Manchester and much more.  

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Sales and Lettings market comment

Welcome to our new monthly feature for the Hunters newsletter; each month we aim to bring you an update on the sales and lettings market and our predictions on what to expect in the forthcoming months.

With the upcoming election on the 7th of May everyone's eyes are on the property market. Two of the main parties pledge to build new homes to help all property owners and renters. Whichever party comes into power we need more homes, that is clear. We are growing as a society and our needs for housing are as strong, if not stronger than ever.

Hunters National Sales Director Martin Robinson was asked for his views on the sales market. He says he is confident in saying that, “whether you are buying or selling there is good news! For buyers interest rates are low, banks are now prepared to lend you money at a more reasonable rate, even with a 10% deposit and you can receive an even better rate if you can put a larger deposit down. There are many really great properties becoming available, before you say anything I know you would like more to choose from, but you can't have everything!”

In terms of lettings there is an increase in demand for property in the UK, many people have chosen to rent as a lifestyle choice. As the sales market has improved accidental landlords have sold properties however, there still remains a high demand for rental properties and this demand with a reduced supply has resulted in higher rents in many areas.

Recently it has been announced that many can release capital from pensions and purchase property, this is great news for the industry, both sales and lettings, and is a great opportunity for buy to let.

Glynis Frew, Hunters Managing Director

Look out for next months feature on the sales and lettings market or click here to visit our website.

Pension Freedom

Did you know? From 6th April 2015 The Government introduced the most radical changes to pensions in almost a hundred years which we believe will create new demand for residential property and could produce growth in housing transactions and will help a steady growth in property prices over 2015 and 2016. Individuals from the age of 55 with a defined contribution pension will be able to access their entire pension flexibly if they wish.

Some may think annuity will remain the right product for you but as the reform creates more choices and flexibility for the individuals, many of you will be thinking about security for the future.  With that in mind Hunters would like to be your property experts.

Based on an analysis of the historic UK annuity market, it is estimated that there are over 100,000 people with sufficient funds to invest in residential property with a total unleveraged pool of &8.0bn*.

The attraction of buy-to-let offers the potential of long-term capital growth with the opportunity to earn a regular income. Strong tenant demand has seen rents rise over the past 2 years.

Hunters have some great buy-to-let properties on offer; we can take care of the on-going management of the property and protect your investment over time to ensure you receive the best rental returns.

Holgate Road, York, rental potential of &635 per month, giving a predicted yield of 5.66%.  


Click here for further details of this property.

Milliners Wharf, Manchester, rental potential &750 per month, giving a predicted yield of 7.5%


Click here for further details of this property.

A key part of our strategy is to get the best for our Clients, not only do we often achieve rents above the regional average but we achieve ours lots faster than our competitors.


Don't just take our word for it, this is what one of our Landlords said about our services:

"I have been the owner of a buy to let flat in Leeds, for getting on for 10 years. In all that time, I have never had to visit the flat. Hunters, Leeds Lettings have looked after every aspect of the flat on my behalf. I have had no hassle with finding new tenants, rent collection, running repairs, or tenancy agreements. It has been marvellous to find a firm that does everything for me."  Mr Walford - Landlord, Leeds

Click here to see what our other customers say about us!

We are proud to be members of the Mortgage Advice Bureau, an award-winning mortgage broker, arranging approximately &8 billion worth of mortgages per annum. We have access to over 80 UK lenders and the relationships we have with them, combined with the volume of mortgages that we arrange, put Mortgage Advice Bureau in a very strong position to ensure that you have access to the latest deals available and receive a first-class service.

Mortgage Advice Bureau has won over 50 awards in the last 5 years alone so we can assure you that you are in safe hands.
Our service to you...our mortgage specialist is available to provide you with the advice you need face-to-face or, if more convenient, over the phone at a time to suit you. They will take care of everything from explaining all of your options and helping you select the right mortgage.

Why not speak to our independent mortgage advisor Stephen Demaine. Contact him on or 07810 295981.



For more information about pension freedom visit the below government led websites for free impartial guidance:
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My aim is to help lead you in the right direction with your property needs, why not call me on 0113 2182436 or email so I can help you with your future investments!

Maryam Bham
Business Development Manager

* "Hunters are members of The Property Ombudsman redress scheme and are governed by their code of practise which requires all members to comply with all the laws relating to the letting and management of properties and residential Estate Agency." Whitman Howard industry comment 16/03/15




Lastest Auctions News

Our last Auction took place on Wednesday 18th March 2015, let's have a look at the results of the evening.

Fifteen lots were offered for sale at the auction including building plots, houses in need of modernisation and properties suitable for investment.

The highlight of the night was a building plot on Badger Wood Walk with an auction guide price of &150,000-&160,000. Active bidding in the room took the plot far in excess of its guide price finishing at a whopping &286,000.

The property at Woodside Avenue, York guided at &100,000-&110,000 reached &132,500 and a 3 bed semi in need of substantial refurbishment in Welton Avenue, York guided at &130,000-&150,000 sold for &167,000.

The last lot of the night was a large impressive house on Newbiggin in Malton. This property had over 100 viewers prior to auction. This property was in need of complete renovation and was guided at &120,000. Active bidding in the room produced a final sale price of &146,000.  

Our next property auction will be held at York Racecourse tomorrow evening 29th April 2015.

We are now taking entries for our Auction which will take place on the 27th May 2015, the deadline for submitting your entries is Wednesday 6th May 2015.

To submit your entries or to find out more about Hunters Auctions please email or call us on 01904 756116

Investment opportunity not to be missed!

Custom Quay, Waterfront, Salford Quays, UK

  • 6.5% yield expected – management options available
  • Prices from &126,000 to &217,000 – furniture packages available
  • 60 apartments, duplexes and mews homes (150 year leasehold)
  • 150 metres from the tram stop – central Manchester in less than 15 minutes
  • Selected units available with panoramic Quay and Old Trafford views

Manchester is now a world class city. Once the first industrialised city, it is now a multicultural and creative hive. Probably most famous worldwide for its sporting prowess, Manchester played host to the 2002 Commonwealth Games, boasts numerous sporting arenas, and is home to the world’s most famous football team, Manchester United. But equally impressive is its music history, spawning countless numbers of the best British bands since the late 1980s - Oasis, Happy Mondays, New Order, The Stone Roses, and The Smiths to name but a few.

Salford Quays is one of the stylishly developing areas of this youthful city. Whether it be enjoying the abundance of some of the most upmarket retailers in Exchange Square, the bohemian nooks and crannies of the Northern Quarter, or the canal side bars and restaurants of the famously documented Canal Street - there truly is somewhere for everyone in this cosmopolitan metropolis

Contact Maryam Bham, Business Development Manager on 0113 2182436 or email so she can help you with your future investments!


Luxury Pennine Lodges

Luxury Pennine Loges for sale, &150,000 - a great holiday home investment.  

Phase 1 will consist of 14 'Westfield' luxury lodges of timber construction, single storey, 40" x 20" with 3 bedrooms and external decking, hot tub and TV as standard.

Pleasington Lakes is an exciting new leisure village situated in Lancashire, close to the M65 network and within 1 hours drive of Manchester, The Lake District and Leeds.

The accommodation will comprise of open plan lounge with French doors onto decking, dining area and modern fitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms master having en-suite, and family bathroom.

Each lodge will be fully furnished including electrical appliances and soft furnishing.

Once fully developed the scheme will include 94 lodges and proposed leisure facilities and in addition there will be 3 man-made lakes on this 112 acres site.


Click here to contact our Oldham branch or for more information or click here

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