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5 tips for adding value to your kitchen

If you’re thinking about making changes to your home before you put it on the market then the kitchen is the best place to start and could potentially add the most value out of any room in the house. Here are a few ways in which you could help to boost its value. Lay out...

Stamp duty reforms explained

Significant changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) recently announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement  means that many people will now pay considerably less property tax than before.  The changes, which are designed to encourage new buyers onto the market...

How to choose an estate agent

It’s not a hard job to find an estate agent these days, almost every High Street in the UK has at least one or two agencies based there. However, when trusting an estate agent with what could be one of the largest financial transactions of your life you need to be very...

HUDSON MOODY RETURNS FROM NATIONAL ESTATE AGENCY CONFERENCE

York’s local and independent estate agent, Hudson Moody has returned from the prestigious Relocation Agent Network National Conference armed with lots of innovative business ideas. Joined by fellow agents and industry experts, the event was held at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank...

5 reasons why you need an estate agent to sell your property

Some people believe that selling property independently can be a great way to save money, but shouldn’t something as important as selling your home be left to the experts? Experience For many people, selling their home is one of the largest financial transactions they take...

HUDSON MOODY ARE ATTENDING NATIONAL ESTATE AGENCY CONFERENCE IN LONDON

Hudson Moody has announced today that they will attend the Relocation Agent Network National Conference on Friday 14 November. They join some of the UK’s leading estate agents, all of which are members of Relocation Agent Network, a network of independent estate agents. The...

Why do I need an Energy Performance Certificate?

If you’re thinking about selling your property then you need to know about Energy Peformance Certificates (EPC). Introduced back in 2007, it is a legal requirement for anyone selling a home to have one in place, or to have plans to do so within seven days of the property...

When is the best time of year to sell a house in the UK?

In order to sell your home effectively and get the best price you can for it you need to have a little bit of knowledge about the property market. It’s true that demand for homes is a lot higher during certain times of the year, for example in spring, early summer and...

Crying Woolf

Ben Hudson of Hudson Moody assesses the autumn property market and the aftermath of the Scottish referendum Estate agents are always urging people to sell their houses for one reason or another. Well they would, wouldn’t they? Selling houses is what they do. But sometimes...

Buying V's Renting

According to a recent estate agency survey, buying a property is cheaper than renting one. Conducted by Relocation Agent Network, of which Hudson Moody  are a member firm, not only is it cheaper to buy, but you could make significant savings of up to £1,500...

Costs when selling your home

When selling your home it is important that you budget accordingly, and bear in mind the various costs that you will have to pay out as part of the process so that you don’t end up with any nasty surprises. The amounts vary, but you should not underestimate them as they can...

Considerations when viewing a property

Buying a house for the first time is incredibly exciting, but it can also be a little nerve racking. After all, you are deciding where you are going to live for potentially many years and making one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Despite the magnitude of this...

EXPERIENCED SALES NEGOTIATOR REQUIRED

EXPERIENCED SALES NEGOTIATOR Salary commensurate with experience Start Date November 2014 A great opportunity to join a leading, independent, Estate Agency in York City centre. We are actively seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated team player with previous experience...

Back To School

Ben Hudson of Hudson Moody suggests some suitable prep before entering the property market this autumn. One of the great triggers in the property year is the beginning of the autumn school term. Once the children are back to school there is more time for house hunting and just...

Moving house checklist

There’s so much to remember when moving home and it can be easy to forget some of the smaller things. Writing a checklist can really help you to stay on top of the process and make sure that your move goes ahead smoothly. 6-8 weeks before your anticipated move date you...

How to make an offer on a house

Once you’ve found a property you’re happy with and you’ve viewed it at least once, the next thing you will need to do is make an offer on it and wait to see if it’s accepted. Here are a few of our top tips for how to go about making an offer on your dream...

Understanding mortgages

In our last blog we looked at ways to save for a deposit on a house . Whilst the deposit is important and may cause a great deal of stress, it makes up just a small percentage of the total cost of your home – the rest you may need to borrow. What is a mortgage? It is very...

How to raise money for a deposit

With the cost of renting so high, it can be difficult to have enough money left over at the end of the month to put aside for a deposit to buy a house. However, there are more than a few ways you can be savvy with your money and move ever closer to purchasing that dream home &...

Housing surveys explained

When buying a house, it’s essential that you know what you’re buying. A property might be in the perfect location, suit your every need and be within budget but unless you have a survey carried out you cannot be sure that it’s worth the money you are paying for...

What you need to know about stamp duty

As house prices continue to climb, the number of people having to pay stamp duty has risen – but what exactly is stamp duty and how does it work? What is stamp duty? Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is a tax that is levied on homes that cost upwards of £125,000 to buy. The...

York: A beautiful environment

York is an incredible environment to live in, both in terms of the natural environment and the built environment. Natural Environment The River Ouse flows directly through the centre of York, and provides a superb natural background to the most magnificent city. Boat trips go up...

York: Great for Education and Employment

If you are considering moving to York, two of the key areas you will probably want to know about if you have children or if you are of working age is what the education facilities are like in York, and what employment opportunities are there in York? Employment Unemployment in...

York: An incredible city in a fantastic location

It may surprise you to learn that York is one of the best connected cities in the country, so if you are considering moving to York but are worried that you will not be able to commute to work or visit the rest of the country with ease, then think again! Access by road Don&...

York: Fun, food and shopping

We recently looked at ten things to do in York at the weekend and have also considered the history of York and how it’s reflected throughout the city in its buildings, museums and tourist attractions. But what about the more everyday things that people want to do in their...

York – a city steeped in history

Anyone who lives in York or has just visited for the day cannot help but notice that it is an incredibly historic place. It has a rich heritage dating back across 2000 years, which is obvious throughout the city and the buildings and attractions therein, and helps to make it such...

WORK STARTS ON HEWORTH EDGE . 37 NEW ECO HOMES

WORK has started on a major new homes development that will include a wide selection of high quality houses and apartments, as well as a brand new social club, at Heworth which is less than two miles from York city centre. The development, known as Heworth Edge, will consist of...

Ten things to do in York at the weekend

York is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, bringing in around £7bn a year from tourism alone. With the announcement that Yorkshire will host the Tour de France Grand Départ in 2014, we take a look at what York has to offer to the thousands of...

17,000 HOMES BOUGHT UNDER HELP TO BUY SCHEME

More than 17,000 homes were bought under the government's Help to Buy scheme in its first nine months, figures have revealed. They also showed that 88% of the 17,395 were first-time buyers. Prime Minister David Cameron said the scheme, which is made up of two parts, was a key...

Help to Buy Scheme Welcomed by Hudson Moody

Introduced this month, the Help to Buy scheme aims to encourage more buyers to enter the property market. A survey conducted by Relocation Agent Network (of which Hudson Moody is a member) found that 97% of its surveyed membership thinks the scheme will have a positive effect on...