Manchester Property News

  • What to Consider When Buying Your First Home

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Dec 7, 2023, 10:05 AM

    What to Consider When Buying Your First Home

    Whatever your age, buying your first home is an exciting milestone that marks a significant chapter in your life. It's a dream for many, but the process can be daunting and complex sometimes. To make this journey smoother, at Peter Anthony we’ve been dealing with ...

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  • Days of Christmas | Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Dec 4, 2023, 14:00 PM

    The Three Wise Men followed a star in search of the newborn king, giving gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. However, gifting a home may have been a better financial move.

    The average price of a home is currently £291,385, a 65% increase in value ...

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  • Buying vs. Renting: Making the Right Choice for You

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Nov 27, 2023, 14:10 PM


    Making the Right Choice for You

    One of the most significant decisions many families and individuals face is whether to buy a home or continue renting. This choice can be influenced by a multitude of factors, including financial stability, lifestyle preferences, and long-term goals. As an independent award-winning family run ...

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  • How long do we stay in our homes?

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Nov 23, 2023, 13:00 PM

    People move more often than they expect to, one of the findings revealed in the recently-released Property Academy Home Moving Trends Survey.

    While just 23% of home movers expect to move within the next six years, the reality is that one third are likely to. ...

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  • Bank rate hold benefits swap rates and mortgage rates

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Nov 6, 2023, 12:00 PM

    The Bank of England held the bank rate at 5.25% in their November 2023 meeting. Interest rates, through mortgage affordability, are a key determinant for the residential market outlook.

    Consensus forecasts compiled by HM Treasury suggest that interest rates are at their peak. Year end ...

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  • Food supplements

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Oct 18, 2023, 12:00 PM

    Restaurants are at the core of our communities and play a vital role in economic growth and revitalising areas. A good range of local restaurants can attract homebuyers to an area.

    Despite cost of living pressures, new restaurants continue to open. There were more than ...

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  • How to Maximise Curb Appeal: A Guide to Selling Your House Fast

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Oct 16, 2023, 13:42 PM

    How to Maximise Curb Appeal:  A Guide to Selling Your House Fast

    Curb appeal is the first impression a potential buyer has of a property. It's the art of making your home look attractive from the street, enticing people to want to step inside and see more. At Peter Anthony, we know the importance of curb ...

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  • Where do students live?

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Oct 2, 2023, 11:00 AM

    The number of students in house shares in the private rented sector (other rented accommodation), has steadily increased since 2014/15. The number 'in own residence’ has also climbed.

    With an average 2.9 students vying for each bed in the UK, the student sector is undersupplied. ...

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  • Mind the gap!

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Sep 13, 2023, 13:00 PM

    High costs of borrowing mean buyers are being cautious, one of the reasons why seven in ten agents are saying that it is now a buyer's market.

    Buyers with a reluctance to overstretch are coming up against optimistic sellers, resulting in a growing disconnect between ...

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  • Selling A House With Tenants

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Sep 8, 2023, 10:02 AM

    Selling A House With Tenants


    Selling a property is a decision that involves numerous considerations. When your property has tenants, these considerations multiply, adding layers of complexity to the process. If you’re a landlord contemplating selling your home but you're unsure where you stand, this comprehensive guide by us, ...

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  • How to rent out your property

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Aug 30, 2023, 16:55 PM


    How to rent out your property


    However, navigating the process of renting out your property requires careful planning, legal compliance, and effective management. In this comprehensive guide by Peter Anthony, we'll walk you through all the essential considerations to successfully rent out your property in the UK.

    How ...

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  • Early signals of demand in the rental market

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Aug 26, 2023, 10:00 AM

    Interest in finding a new rental home is distinctly seasonal, with periods of high and low interest coinciding with holidays and other events.

    We analysed search terms put into Google over the past five years and found that the query ‘flats to rent near me’ ...

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  • The student summer migration

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Aug 8, 2023, 14:00 PM

    As another academic year draws to a close, the great student migration begins. The number of students starting new leases in July was 48% higher than in the previous month, increasing competition and putting more upward pressure on prices.

    Average rents rose 3.8% month-on-month, in ...

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  • Find out what your home is worth

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Jul 21, 2023, 12:34 PM

    Find out what your home is worth


    Are you considering selling your property but uncertain of its value? This guide by Peter Anthony is for you.

    The first initial step when selling a house is to obtain a valuation for your property. You could be pleasantly surprised by the increase since ...

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  • Downsizing? How to spend your equity

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jul 17, 2023, 10:00 AM

    Over 8.1 million owner occupiers in England and Wales now own their homes outright. This constitutes 52% of owner occupiers, rising to over 90% of those aged 65 or more.

    Based on sales price data from the Land Registry, downsizing from a 4 or more ...

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  • Interest-only mortgages declining but may see a resurgence

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jun 30, 2023, 15:00 PM

    The era of more prudent mortgage lending since the Global Financial Crisis means that interest-only mortgages have become a much smaller proportion of new mortgage lending.

    In 2007 over 40% of new mortgage lending was on an interest-only basis. On the latest data, interest-only is ...

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  • A First Time Landlord Guide

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Jun 12, 2023, 11:28 AM

    A First Time Landlord Guide

    The housing market is currently experiencing a significant surge. Whether you currently own a property or are contemplating the idea of purchasing one for rental purposes, becoming a landlord has never been a more astute investment decision.

    By renting out a property, you can generate ...

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  • Who buys a rental property?

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jun 9, 2023, 11:30 AM

    Buy-to-let investors remain an important sector of the market. Close to 30% of agents state that when a rental property is put up for sale the most likely purchaser is an investor.

    According to Zoopla, 11% of homes currently for sale were formerly rented out. ...

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  • Property prices bloom in floral addresses

    TomS - Head Tom Simper May 23, 2023, 13:00 PM

    Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its 110th year, with thousands of plants and flowers on display for garden lovers.

    Many home addresses feature floral names. Over 1,300 property sales have taken place in the last year on streets bearing the names of some of the UK's ...

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  • Income from property more than doubled in 10 years

    TomS - Head Tom Simper May 5, 2023, 15:00 PM

    Latest data released by HMRC indicates that over 2.1 million UK taxpayers received income from property in the tax year 2020/21, receiving on average a net income of £11,400.

    Collectively these taxpayers received a total net income of £24.5 billion (net) in the tax year ...

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