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Christmas Opening Times

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!   Our opening times over the festive period are as follows: Christmas Eve - 9am-12pm Christmas Day and Boxing Day - Closed 27th and 28th December - 9am - 5:30pm 29th December - 9am - 4pm 30th December - 10am - 2pm New...

Lettings Market Brief: Positive change for lettings industry in 2019

2018 has been another solid year for the lettings market in York. There has continued to be high demand for all types of rental property across the city and the surrounding villages. The buy-to-let tax changes brought in this year have had less impact than many predicted...

Market Brief: Looking ahead to the New Year

We have experienced a much busier December than usual (although perhaps not as busy as Theresa May!) with the sales market in York remaining relatively active for this time of year. Despite a limited number of properties on the market, those that are being newly offered for sale...

Christmas in York – The most magical place to be

There’s something quite magical about York, especially at this time of year! The city is decorated with twinkling lights and the streets are filled with festivities! With only a week to go until the big day, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite independent...

How to Hygge your home for Christmas

Whether it’s your first Christmas in your new home, or the family home you’ve lived in for many years, decorating for Christmas can be equally special! There’s nothing better than filling your home with festive decor and welcoming your family and friends to...

Market Brief: Thinking of selling? Now’s the time!

With Christmas now less than six weeks away, the housing market in York is starting to quieten down slightly. That being said, there are still serious buyers out there who are looking for quality properties and offers are still being made and accepted. Recent statistics from...

Rental properties in high demand in York

We are seeing a huge demand for rental properties in York at the moment with a shortage of all types of properties on the market ranging from one bed apartments to larger family homes. The recent tax changes have undoubtedly had some impact on the market in York with a number of...

Rare chance to buy beautiful townhouse with parking in York city centre

Nelson’s Yard, a high-specification townhouse development in York city centre, has just two, three bedroom properties remaining. The contemporary development offers a private landscaped courtyard accessible via electric controlled gates, onsite parking and private patio...

Market Brief: A resilient property market in York

The property market in York is proving to be very resilient in what is widely viewed as quite a difficult time for the market nationwide. With Brexit on the horizon there is a lot of uncertainty which is causing people to be very cautious when it comes to making big decisions...

First Steps on the Property Ladder Information Evening

We’re hosting a ‘First Steps on the Property Ladder’ Information Evening at our Micklegate branch on Thursday 25 th October, 4:30 – 6:30pm. Whether you’re wanting to rent a property for the first time, are a first-time buyer, or a first time...

Is buy-to-let still worth it?

The rising costs of purchasing and owning buy-to let properties has been well publicised in the media of late. A three per cent stamp duty surcharge introduced in April 2016 and a phasing out of tax relief on mortgage interest has had wide-reaching consequences for private...

Poppleton Branch Coffee Morning

We are hosting a Coffee Morning at our Poppleton branch on Wednesday 10th October, 10am - 11.30am in support of World Homelessness Day.   All donations will go to local youth homelessness charity, SASH . There will be slices of cake and cups of teaaplenty so please do come...

Why York is a great place to relocate to

There has been lots of debate in the media recently about an increasing number of people leaving London and moving North. Our experience is that there is a definite upward trend in buyers from outside the area looking to relocate to York and with so many benefits, it’s not...

Market Brief: Autumn Property Market in full swing

As summer draws to a close and the new school year starts, the autumn property market is getting into full swing. Both buyers and sellers recognise that there is a short window of about six weeks starting from now to find a property if they want to get moved before Christmas...

How to choose the right letting agent

When it comes to renting your property, the choice of letting agents can seem overwhelming! Here are our top tips for choosing an agent that is right for you. Do they have local knowledge and experience? It’s important to choose a letting agent that knows the local area...

Buying a house - The common property jargon you need to know

When it comes to looking for property to buy, there are often many terms and expressions that can seem confusing or unfamiliar. We’ve put together a jargon busting guide of the most common phrases. Asking Price If a property is marketed with an asking price this indicates...

Market Brief: Looking ahead to a busy Autumn

With the summer holidays in full swing and a continued spell of good weather, we are currently experiencing the calm before the traditionally busy Autumn market. Whilst the market has been relatively calm, recent data from the Halifax house price index shows that national house...

Why York is a great place to invest in buy-to-let property

Recently voted ‘Best Place to Live in the UK 2018’, York is fast becoming the ‘go-to’ place to live thanks to its perfect mix of heritage and hi-tech, excellent transport links and vibrant city life. This is great news for those looking to invest in...

Market Brief: There’s a feel good factor in the air

With a long spell of beautiful summer weather and the eternal British hope that football is ‘coming home’, there is most definitely a sense of optimism in the air! The fantastic weather is showing our city off at its best and everywhere you look there is something...

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Falconer Street , Holgate , York Guide Price : £175,000    A well presented terraced house situated within the POPULAR and SOUGHT AFTER Holgate area of York.  The sitting room is situated to the front of the property with a striking...

A Guide to Buying Property in Spain

Many people dream of owning a property abroad can be put off by the thought of the stressful buying processes involved. In partnership with the Costa Blanca Property Specialist, Garcia Villas, we can guide you through the process from start to finish and help you to secure your...

Buying Property in Spain - The Northern Costa Blanca

When it comes to buying property abroad, Spain has long been a popular choice thanks to the short flights, excellent climate and relaxed lifestyle. With no less than 50 provinces, Spain is a wonderfully diverse country with a mix of coastal, rural and city locations which can...

Making your dream of owning a Spanish property reality

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer a range of Spanish properties for sale through our partnership with the well-established Costa Blanca Property Specialist, Garcia Villas. We know the thought of buying property abroad can be daunting and it can be...

Market Brief: York property market in full swing

The Summer property market in York is now in full swing! The late Spring this year caused many people to hold off selling their property which delayed things, however people are now looking to move before the school holidays and we are experiencing an extremely active market...

Lettings Legislation Changes: The Letting Agent Fee Ban

A ban on fees charged by letting agents and landlords with regards to tenancy agreements has been scheduled for 2019 by the government. At the moment, tenants are charged a fee for the work required in order to set up their tenancy agreement including credit checks, referencing...

Landlords' Information Day - 2nd June 2018

We are hosting a Landlords’ Information Day at our York city centre branch on Micklegate, between 10am – 2pm this Saturday, 2 June. We welcome both existing landlords looking to expand their portfolio and anyone else who is thinking about taking the first steps into...

How to be as prepared as possible for selling your home

Selling your property is often regarded as a stressful time. Being prepared can help to reduce the stress and so we’ve pulled together some of our top tips to make it as smooth as possible:   Be realistic Of course, you will want to sell your property for the best...

Market Brief: Spring may finally be in the air!

There’s an old adage that the market doesn’t start to pick up until the leaves are on the trees and that certainly seems to be the case this year. The unusually late Spring has affected the property market with people still holding off from selling their property as...

Lettings Legislation Changes: The extension of the Deregulation Act

In the second of a series of blogs aiming to prepare both landlords and tenants for the forthcoming changes to lettings legislation, we will explain the impact of the extension of the 2015 Deregulation Act which is scheduled to come into effect in October 2018. The current...

Five reasons to choose an independent, family run estate agency

In a crowded market place, it can often be difficult to distinguish between one estate agent and another. Here at Hudson Moody, we like to think that being independent and family owned makes us a little bit different to the rest! Here’s five reasons why: Our values : As a...

Market Brief: The spotlight shines on York

York has been hitting the headlines this month! It was voted the Sunday Times ‘Best Place to Live’ 2018 which of course confirms what people who live and work in the city already knew! It was also featured in the first episode of this year’s channel 4 series...

York - officially the best place to live in the UK!

This week the Sunday Times confirmed what we’ve known all along – York is officially the best place to live in the UK! Identified as a mini metropolis and selected for its unique blend of history and innovation, cool cafés and destination restaurants, we couldn...

Six things to avoid when selling your home

Taking the first step to sell your property can be a big decision. As a property owner, you will want to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible, within a reasonable time frame and you get the best possible price. As agents, we want the same thing too! Here&rsquo...

Market Brief: Market Positivity Continues

2018 has got off to a busy start for us, with both January and February being extremely active months for valuing new properties ready for sale.  This activity in York is reflected UK wide; as Rightmove announced that 2018 has seen the highest numbers of active house hunters...

Proud to support The Minster FM Local Hero Awards 2018

We were delighted to sponsor The Neighbour of the Year award at his year’s Minster FM Local Hero Awards, held at York Racecourse. This year’s ‘Neighbour of the Year’ award was won by Annoula Wilby, who was nominated in recognition of her fundraising...

''Home for Good'' Campaign featured on That's York TV

It was brilliant to see one of our Director’s Tarnia Hudson talking about the SASH '’Homes for Good’’ campaign on That’s York TV earlier this month. We are long term supporters of the charity and it’s great to see such a worthwhile campaign...

Best Buy-to-Let Hotspots in York

Rental properties are in high demand across York and the surrounding villages making it a popular area for those looking to invest in buy-to-let property. If you’re thinking about purchasing a buy-to-let property, it’s important to first consider your target market...

The importance of getting an honest valuation for your property

There are many factors which can affect the valuation of your property. As well as market conditions and the wider economy, its location, age and condition, and features such as parking, aspect and views can hugely influence its value.  As a result, valuations change over...

How to keep your tenants happy for longer

Landlords invest unseen amounts of time and energy into making their homes comfortable and attractive places to live, which is why when a tenancy goes wrong it can be a devastating blow. Not every tenancy will end with huge bills for repairs and deep cleaning, however even the...

Should you allow your tenants to redecorate?

It’s only natural as a landlord to feel protective of your property. The idea of your tenant reworking your magnolia walls may be enough to fill you with dread, but if that tenant is so determined that they will consider moving elsewhere then it may be time to reconsider...

Supporting the Minster FM Local Hero Awards 2018

We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Minster FM Local Hero awards . The annual awards are set to take place on Friday 23 rd February at York Racecourse to celebrate the achievements of North Yorkshire’s most inspiring people. The Local Hero Awards are a...

Lettings Market Brief: New legislation on its way

The rental sector is currently seeing an unprecedented stream of new legislation and sanctions imposed by the Government with many changes coming into effect in 2018. A steady wave of changes to deposit registrations, tax changes and tenant’s rights to name but a few means...

Proud to support local charity SASH with Homes for Good campaign

As proud supporters of local youth homelessness charity SASH , we are delighted to be involved in their new campaign ‘Home for Good’. This new campaign relies on local estate agents to make a donation to SASH for every home sold. This means that for every home sold by...

Welcome to our new members of the team

We have recently strengthened both our Sales and Lettings teams with the arrival of several new members of staff.  We welcome Emily Bainbridge, Mollie Laycock and Emma Hinchcliffe to the Sales team. Emily joins the sales team fresh from graduating from York St John's...