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Moving from London to Hampshire with a young family.

I and most of my friends moved to London to start work; living the life, dancing, drinking and mooching round town in our free time. It was fantastic, exciting and exactly how I had imagined my twenties to be. Then came the family I had always wanted and suddenly London seemed cramped and the countryside with […]

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A Buyers Guide to Hampshire

    We were recently approached by ‘What House’ magazine to write a Buyers Guide to Hampshire for their magazine. They asked us to tell their readers about areas to relocate to and the types of properties that can be bought within the county. The magazine is distributed to thousands of houses in London and […]

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The value of a Hampshire Search Agent 2015

Firstly Happy New Year to you all from Hatchards Homefinders, the Hampshire Search Agent. 2015 already looks like it’s going to be a hectic one in the property world. There is certainly a ‘buzz’ around the area with agents out valuing properties and vendors feeling they need to get their houses on the market sooner rather […]

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Things to do in the run up to Christmas

Its all happening in Hampshire at this time of year with Wine Festivals, specialist Christmas markets, carols and ice skating all on the agenda. On Thursday, the famous Winchester Cathedral Christmas Markets open. Cited as one of the best markets in Europe and set in the grounds of the Cathedral you simply must have a […]

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Reduced Rates for House Search in Hampshire

After a really busy year we are able to offer a reduced rate for our House Search services. Think of it as an early Christmas present. For a limited time we are offering a big reduction on our fees – all you have to do is book us in for a property search before the end of […]

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Moving tips from Winchester Property Buying Agents

Property Buying Agents are sometimes thought of as only being involved in the search and purchase of a new home but we feel our role is much more about the whole package.  When we are approached by potential clients we are often asked about how they should go about starting their plans for a move […]

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Bountiful Bishops Waltham

Twelve miles south east of Winchester lies the medieval market town of Bishops Waltham. This thriving little ‘town’ (many locals call it ‘the village’) is where I go for day-to-day bits and bobs. Bishops Waltham has so much to offer, with fabulous places to eat and drink.  If you are in a rush you can grab […]

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Viewing Horrors – what can go wrong!

As the property market hots up for the spring some of you will be spending precious time viewing houses but sometimes the viewings go horribly wrong, as these stories attest … An agent showed a couple round a flat without checking whether anyone was home. All was well until they got to a bedroom and […]

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Twyford – Queen of Hampshire villages

We are often asked to search for properties in and around the village of Twyford but why is it such a popular place for setting up home in Hampshire? Location – Situated on the River Itchen about 3 miles from Winchester, Twyford is a beautiful village with water meadows and parks to play in.  The […]

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Schools in Hampshire – a Buying Agents role

Buying Agents can help with more than just finding a house, relocating to a new area with a family may well include finding new schools for the children.  Its the time of year when school applications are submitted.  Hampshire has some great education options, whether you are looking for an outstanding state school or an […]

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