News

Why York is a great place to retire to in 2020

York has consistently been voted one of the best places to live in the UK and as such the city is becoming an increasingly popular retirement destination. Steeped in history and bursting with culture, York has an endless list of things to see and do, both inside and outside the...

Christmas Opening Times

We would like to wish our clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team here at Hudson Moody! Our opening times during the festive period are as follows:   Micklegate office : 23rd December - 9am-5:30pm Christmas Eve - 9am-1pm Christmas...

Market Brief: Christmas wishes and looking ahead to the new year

As I am writing this, the fallout of the historic Conservative election win is still unfolding! However, it is almost certain that we will ‘get Brexit done’ on 31 January and this will hopefully bring greater stability to the housing market. We have already seen a &...

Top tips for looking after your rental property this winter

Winter can be tough on properties, especially during harsh periods of wet and windy, or frosty weather. Landlords need to make sure they’re on top of their properties’ maintenance throughout the winter months, otherwise they could face some costly repair bills, not to...

Lettings Market Brief: Preparing for winter and the new year ahead

As we head towards Christmas at what seems to be a lightning speed, the lettings market here in York has slowed down a little as we would expect. Tenants tend only to move out of necessity in December, instead choosing to wait until the new year to make any decisions or undertake...

When should I sell?

Is it the right time for you to move? Moving house is often listed as one of the most stressful stages of life, aside from getting married! Maybe that’s because when it comes to selling your home, you need the same levels of commitment as you do in marriage. To succeed...

Market Brief: The York property market shows resilience

The York property market has proven itself to be even more resilient than I thought it would be this month! Despite the traditionally quieter run up to Christmas, the Brexit delay and general election news, properties that are nicely presented and priced correctly are still...

Lettings Market Brief: York continues to be a great city for landlords

Here in York, the lettings market remains stable with a steady turnover of properties as expected at this time of year as things typically quieten down before Christmas. Even though the market is quieter, there remains a high demand from prospective tenants when new properties do...

Market Brief: A good time for sellers to get ahead of the market

With the nights drawing in and the weather starting to turn, autumn has most definitely arrived, and winter doesn’t feel too far away! From mid-October, we traditionally see the market quieten down as people know they aren’t going to be in their new homes before...

Introducing Hudson Moody Prestige

We have created Hudson Moody Prestige to provide a truly personal, ‘red carpet’ experience for our clients, tailormade to help you to achieve the best possible price for your property in a timeframe to suit. There is high demand from buyers for beautiful, unique...

Lettings Market Brief: A positive Autumn market

September was another busy month with a high turnover of properties. Things have now started to settle down as we head into Autumn with a steady flow of new properties coming to market. With our number of rental properties continuing to grow, we are delighted that Rory has...

Why Should I Use a Letting Agent?

Renting your property is often a good financial investment, however being a landlord can sometimes be stressful and time consuming. In a recent survey conducted by insurance company Endsleigh, it was revealed the landlords who use a letting agent save on average around six hours...

What to do before a viewing

Our six time-saving tips on how to prepare for viewings When it comes to selling your house, the viewer becomes the VIP. Here, we help you prepare for that all-important special visit. If you are selling your property, you need it to be looking its best every day of the week...

September Market Brief: Deal or no deal, life continues

Each way you turn at the moment, it is near impossible to avoid the dreaded ‘B’ word. However, outside of the London centric media and the Westminster bubble, life continues apace and the property market here in York remains busy. Admittedly, the York market is more...

Lettings Market Brief: A buoyant market as we head into Autumn

August has been an incredibly busy month with the demand for new rental properties far out stripping supply. New properties aren’t staying on the market for long, with prospective tenants having a limited choice. In addition to this, the Tenant Fee Ban is also having an...

A guide to finding the right property to rent

There are lots of advantages to renting a home. It will give you greater financial freedom than buying a property as well as more flexibility and independence.  However, the process of renting a home can seem overwhelming to begin with. Take a read of our step by step guide...

Market Brief: A busy summer for the York property market

The property market here in York has continued to be incredibly busy throughout August with a surge in sales. Rightmove’s most recent house price index reflects this, indicating that sales in Yorkshire and the Humber have increased annually by 10.1%. This busy period is...

Home styling for summer

Summer can be an exciting time of year to sell your home, the garden has never looked better and the rooms are bathed in light. To help make your home look its best this season, we bring you five easy ways to style your home for summer. Summer is upon us; the grass is green and...

Successful downsizing – our complete guide

The decision to downsize your property to something smaller can be one of the hardest decisions you have to make.  Even though your home may be consuming more time, effort and money than you want to give it, it’s often an emotional wrench to even think about leaving...

Top 10 Things to Do in York this Summer

York is a great place to spend time during the summer months with something different to do around almost every corner! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 attractions in and around the city this summer. Shakespeare's Rose Theatre To be or not to be? The award-winning...

Lettings Market Brief: Now is a great time for landlords to get ahead

With the summer holidays now in full swing, the lettings market has started to quieten down slightly, although there is still a steady turnover of properties. Last month we reported that the introduction of the Tenant Fee Ban had run smoothly and I’m pleased to say that...

Struggling to sell? - Our guide to help you move on successfully

When you have your home up for sale, time seems to stand still. You’re in limbo, caught between your old life, and your new one, with no way of knowing when you’ll be able to move on – both literally and emotionally. As the weeks turn into months, and the...

Lettings Market Brief: A smooth start for the Tenant Fee Ban

The Tenant Fee Ban has now been in place for a month and I’m pleased to say we have experienced a relatively smooth start. The Ban doesn’t appear to be having a detrimental effect at the moment with the market remaining buoyant here in York, and across the country...

Launch of Hudson Quarter York

Launch of the new Hudson Quarter . Delighted to have launched Hudson Quarter last night an exceptional development of 127 Apartments in the heart of the City of York Go to this link for full details : https://www.hudsonquarteryork.com...

Market Brief: The York Property Market remains bright

It’s hard to believe we've passed the longest day when we’re experiencing such damp and dreary weather at the moment! Thankfully I’m pleased to report that the property market here in York is quite bright! Now is the time of year when people make a last push to...

Job Vacancy - Sales Negotiator

We are actively seeking a friendly, enthusiastic, confident and highly motivated SALES NEGOTIATOR to join our team in our, soon to be launched, HUDSON QUARTER marketing suite on Toft Green and within our city centre office on Micklegate. Right now we have an exciting opportunity...

Finding the perfect tenant

When renting out a property, finding good tenants is essential in order to spare you any unnecessary stress or financial loss. For many landlords if can often feel like a minefield so we’ve put together our top tips to help in finding the right tenant: Make it attractive...

Lettings Market Brief: The Tenant Fee Ban is here – are you ready?

We have been busy preparing for the new Tenant Fee Ban which becomes law on 1 st June, ensuring that both our landlords and tenants are aware of the legislation and how it will affect them. If you’re not yet familiar with this new piece of legislation, the key measures of...

Gentleman Jack visits 58 Micklegate!

The BBC’s new Sunday night drama, ‘Gentleman Jack’, has caused quite a stir as it tells the tale of the ‘first modern lesbian’, Anne Lister. Many of the scenes were filmed here in York as although Anne inherited Shibden Hall in Halifax from her...

May Market Brief: Property market changes like the weather

The property market at the moment is much like the weather; unpredictable, changeable and a bit of a rollercoaster! We are experiencing what is being termed a ‘sentiment led’ market with it very much depending on what day you read the news as to whether the reports...

Guest Blog: The Importance of Being Solicitor Ready

Having recently partnered with North Yorkshire Law as one of our preferred solicitors, we asked them to share their top tips on why it’s so important to be solicitor ready when it comes to buying or selling a property. Here’s their advice… Everybody involved...

What House Sellers Need to Know About Online Estate Agents

There is a lot of hype at the moment about the 'online estate agents' and the good value they seem to provide. Everyone loves a good deal, especially when we could save thousands of pounds! However, will you really save money using an online estate agent?  TheAdvisory...

We’re joining SASH’s Big Sleepout 2019

We are joining York’s ‘original and best’ Sleepout organised by local youth homelessness charity SASH.   On Friday 5th April, our directors Ben and Tarnia Hudson will be spending the night outdoors, with nothing but cardboard, plastic and a sleeping bag...

5 easy ways your home can attract buyers with kerb appeal

When it comes to selling your home, you want to make sure it stands out from the crowd and have buyers rushing to see what it has to offer. First impressions matter, and how your home looks from the outside can impact how buyers view the inside.  If you wow them from the...

Lettings Market Brief: Preparing for new legislation is key this Spring

The Lettings market here in York has been relatively steady for the first few months of the year with Brexit undoubtedly causing some uncertainty. Demand has been outstripping supply with many existing and potential landlords opting to delay decisions about new investments or...

A day in the life of our intern Greta

Greta is an English and Media Student based at the University of Cologne. She spent a year at Durham University as part of her degree and has spent three weeks at Hudson Moody helping us in the office, improving her English (which is already excellent!) and learning about the...

Top tips for getting ahead of the Spring Market

Spring is a great time of year, with lighter days and (hopefully) better weather on the horizon, it puts a positive spring in everyone’s step. It’s also one of the best times to sell your property, as your home and garden will look their best, and there are lots of...

Market Brief: It’s a game of wait and see

As we head into the traditionally busy Spring Market, it’s difficult to predict what is going to happen over the coming weeks and months with the ongoing uncertainty and, for want of a better word, chaos, continuing in Westminster! With a delay of at least two weeks now...

Exciting new partnership with North Yorkshire Law

We are pleased to announce we will be partnering with North Yorkshire Law as one of our preferred solicitors. North Yorkshire Law are a leading, local independent firm of solicitors with offices in York, Scarborough and Whitby. This new partnership means we can offer our...

Lettings Market Brief: "Change for good" in the Lettings Industry

As we head towards Spring, there's a feeling that ‘change is in the air’ for the Lettings Industry. There are several key pieces of new legislation set to come into effect this Spring which will, we believe, have a long-term positive impact on the industry. The most...

A day in the life of Rose

Rose is one of our Senior Sales Negotiators working in our city centre office. No two days are the same and Rose spends her time helping many of our clients. Here is a brief insight into the things Rose gets up to, how she helps our customers, and the favourite parts of her job...

Market Brief: Now is the time to get ahead of the market

I am pleased to report that the positive start to the year continued throughout January with houses selling very well. With a fairly limited number of new properties coming to market at the moment, those that are, get noticed. This indicates many people are continuing to get on...

Maintaining your rental property and why you need to

As a landlord, there is a duty to maintain your rental property, especially if want to attract and retain good tenants. Most home owners take pride in their property, so your buy-to-let shouldn’t be any different. Who should maintain your property? A good starting point is...

Lettings Market Brief: Positive changes on their way

Despite everything that is happening in the wider economy, I’m pleased to say that the year has got off to a positive start from a lettings point of view. Although Brexit and the uncertainty it brings are hard to ignore, there is a still a high demand for good quality...

Market Brief: Keep Calm and Carry On

We have had a positive start to the year, despite the looming uncertainty of Brexit, with the number of valuation requests up 30% on this time last year. This suggests that people are still wanting to get on with life, although the relentless media coverage is hard to ignore and...

York Property Market Forecasts for 2019

There is only one thing we can be certain of in 2019 – Brexit will continue to dominate the headlines! The impending uncertainty that the ever-nearing March 29th deadline brings makes it difficult to predict exactly how the housing market will fare in 2019. We do, however...