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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OnTheMarket.com – Traditional Estate Agents bite back

Monday 26th January sees the launch of OnTheMarket.com; a new online property portal that is run by Agent’s Mutual; with a membership of over 2000 national estate agents. Whilst this may appear to be simply another property website, in reality it is something a lot more intriguing. Predictions are that OntheMarket will have a big […]

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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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Hatchards Homefinders recommends 10 of the best fireworks Displays in Hampshire

There is nothing more quintessentially English than Guy Fawkes night and, with the celebrations fast approaching, Hatchards Homefinders recommends 10 of the best fireworks displays in Hampshire. From the 20,000 revellers that will descend upon the 56th annual Winchester Charity Bonfire Celebration to the very local festivities at Stockbridge, there is something for everyone, young […]

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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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Hatchards Homefinders supports The Sausage Tree Charity

Hatchards Homefinders supports The Sausage Tree, a charity founded by a good friend of ours, Lu Chignell, to give an education to children in Zambia. It is very easy for us, when looking around beautiful houses in rolling Hampshire countryside, to forget that for many a simple education is not a right but a luxury. […]

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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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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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