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Hudson Moody sponsors York fundraising event

Hudson Moody was very pleased to sponsor the most recent York Soup event. The York Soup project is a micro granting dinner which aims to celebrate and support local community based projects in York. It is modelled on Detroit Soup, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars...

Sellers Don't Delay !

The presents have been unwrapped, the Christmas dinner is eaten and the chocolates are being passed round, so what next?… Find a new home for 2016 of course! In our experience, many potential home buyers use the festive period to search for their next home online &ndash...

Selling your property in December

Everyone has their own opinion over when is the best time to sell a property but most people are in agreement that December is especially difficult. While it’s true that most people’s minds are occupied with other things around Christmas, such as shopping, cooking...

Major development planned for York City Centre

A new multi-million pound development plan was announced on Monday 7th December which could see York city centre dramatically transformed over the next 15-20 years. The York Central Scheme would see the National Railway Museum (NRM) expanded and enhanced, dramatic changes made...

Another Happy Hudson Moody Customer!

Here at Hudson Moody we regularly receive lovely cards and gifts from happy customers to say thank you, but we were particularly delighted and touched recently to receive this box of delicious chocolates saying “thank you” with pictures of houses on them! The...

HUDSON MOODY RETURNS FROM NATIONAL ESTATE AGENCY CONFERENCE

  York’s local estate agent, Hudson Moody attended the prestigious Relocation Agent Network National Conference recently. They return with best practice recommendations and innovative business ideas to help them and their customers. Joined by fellow agents and...

Thinking of becoming a Landlord?

Hudson Moody are holding a Landlord Day on Saturday 7th November 10am - 2pm . There will be advice on suitable properties available and how to go about investing in the York Property market together with financial advice from the Mortgage advice service...

Tips for landlords: furnished or unfurnished?

If you’re thinking about renting out your property, one of the key decisions that you will need to make is whether you are going to let it furnished or unfurnished. While there are no legal obligations for you to furnish a property, you should be aware of some of the pros...

Buying Vs. Renting

Buying Vs. 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 is a member, not only is it cheaper to buy, but you could make significant savings too. Relocation Agent...

4 ways to create a greener home

Saving energy at home is becoming an increasingly important topic for home owners, with recent research from The Telegraph showing that 6 out of 10 people would like to save more energy at home and a high percentage would be willing to sacrifice home comforts in order to save...

How to make moving house less stressful for children

Moving home can be a stressful experience for parents, but this time of upheaval can also be challenging for children who might feel scared or upset about leaving the familiar environment they have grown used to. However, with careful planning and encouragement children can...

7 ways to prepare for letting your property

The rental market can be very competitive so it’s important that your house looks it’s very best ready for viewings and that you have all of your affairs in order. Here are some tips and reminders to get you started. Repairs First of all, it’s very important...

Should I disclose disputes and defects when selling my property?

When it comes to selling your home , how much information about the property do you need to disclose to potential buyers? It’s more than likely that you’ll be reluctant to give out information that might reduce the value of your home, or perhaps lead to negotiations...

How to make your garden add value to your home

With summer finally upon us, many of us are spending more and more time in the garden, with some of us even looking to perhaps make a few improvements whilst the weather permits. We Brits are so keen on our gardening that a recent survey estimated that the average gardener will...

Reasons to rent

In our recent article ‘a guide to renting property’ we took a look at the entire process of renting a house, but what are some of the reasons behind choosing to rent a property rather than buy it outright? We examine three areas that may affect your decision on...

What am I responsible for as a tenant?

Not everyone can afford to buy a property, and in fact many just don’t want to. As a tenant of a rented property you will have a landlord who handles many aspects of your home for you. However as we will investigate in this blog, there are some areas of the home that you...

What should you look for in a buy to let property?

With so many houses on the market it can be difficult to narrow down a house that you think will get you the best return on your money.  In this blog we will offer some guidance on finding an excellent rental property. When scouting around for a property it always helps if...

How to prevent problems with tenants

Although the vast majority of tenants will look after your property well, pay their rent on time and cause you no problems, there are occasions when things can go wrong. When this happens it’s important that you understand the options that are available to you. Choosing...

Buy-to-let mortgages: what you need to know

If you are considering buying a property in order to let it out then unless you can afford to buy it outright  you will most likely require a mortgage lender to lend you the money.  Buy-to-let mortgages differ from standard ones as we will explain in this blog. A buy-...

What are my responsibilities as a landlord?

So-called ‘rogue landlords’ are often subject to negative press and complaints, but with so many landlords being either new to the business or only working the role part-time it is unsurprising to discover that many of them are simply unaware of their legal duties and...

Landlord’s insurance: what you need to know

Making a profit on a buy-to-let property is a balancing act of keeping costs down while making your property an attractive prospect and no doubt by the time you are ready to look for tenants you will be reluctant to spend more money. However, one thing you may have not yet...

Deposit schemes for landlords

It is important for landlords to be able to protect their investments. As much as referencing and meeting potential tenants can give you a good indication of whether they will keep up their rent payments and look after the property, you will still need something to fall back on...

5 ways to make your home more attractive to potential buyers

Whether you are looking at selling your home or just want to improve your current surroundings, these tips can help you to improve your home and potentially boost its market value.  1 – Tidy your garden First impressions count for a lot and a messy garden will make...

Stamp Duty Changes Already Having a Positive Impact

  According to a recent estate agency survey, revised changes to the UK Stamp Duty Land Tax, as outlined by the Government in December, has already had a positive impact on the housing market. In December 2014, the Government announced it had cut Stamp Duty Land Tax for...

Will an attic conversion add value to my home?

People outgrow their homes for many different reasons; they might decide to start a family and therefore need another bedroom, they might begin working from home and need an office, or perhaps they might need an extra room for guests to stay in.  Alternatively, they could...

Piccadilly Lofts Price List Released

See Prices released today :     PRICE LIST JANUARY 2015 PRICE BEDROOMS PARKING SPACE APARTMENT 1 SOLD 2 2 APARTMENT 2 £450,000 2 2 APARTMENT 3 £450,000 2 2 APARTMENT 4 £450,000 2 2 APARTMENT 5 £450,000 2 2 APARTMENT 6 £285,000 2 1...

How to enhance your home’s kerb appeal

One of the best ways to leave a lasting impression on people visiting your property is to make sure the exterior of your home is in good shape and that the outside of your home is just as impressive as the inside -  otherwise known as ‘kerb appeal’. Potential...

5 tips for adding value to your bathroom

In our previous blog, 5 tips for adding value to your kitchen , we wrote about how updating your kitchen should be the main focus of your attention if you could only pick one room to update before putting your property on the market. Well, in order of importance the bathroom...