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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Online Estate Agents – Is this the future of Estate Agency?

Online estate agents seem to be everywhere at the moment: on Channel 4 during the ad-breaks in Grand Designs, all over the Sunday newspaper property supplements and coming back in response to every google search. Yet they currently account for around 5% of the housing market – but are things about to change? A few […]

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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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The Hampshire High Life – the best houses for sale in Hampshire

I was lucky enough to enjoy a bit of the Hampshire high life the other day. A friend invited a group of local chaps for a curry evening. When I enquired where we were headed, he told me he was taking us to his favourite Indian restaurant in Cowes. Our taxi was a 40 foot, […]

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The seasons: nature and property search agents in harmony

  We are very lucky in Hampshire to spend our days as property search agents surrounded by beautiful countryside, alive with an abundance of nature’s creatures, big and small. As I sit and write, watching the housemartins that share our home in the summer months soar and dive around the garden picking off insects in […]

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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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Why you should use a Buying Agent in 2014

Why should you use a buying agent to find your perfect house? In fact that was the question that I asked myself when Katie & Diggy launched Hatchards Homefinders, back in 2010. I had bought and sold twice in Richmond, London during the late 1990s & early 2000s and had then been lucky enough to […]

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Don’t panic – the Golden Rule of a Hampshire Search Agent

If there was one piece of advice that we like to offer our clients in the present climate, in our roles as a Hampshire search agent, it is “don’t panic”. This is not always the easiest thing to do if you believe reports in the media but, when buying a home, it is essential that […]

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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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