Manchester Property News

  • Low Headline Rates Lead To Dearer Mortgages: Get Better Advice

    Ian Watson Feb 28, 2018, 10:37 AM

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    We’ve all been there. We’ve all seen a fantastic headline or an enticing offer that has drawn us in but by the time we start to examine the deal in greater detail, the benefits are not so obvious. In fact, once you consider the deal ...

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  • New Mortgage Ranges On Offer In 2018

    Ian Watson Feb 8, 2018, 13:41 PM


    One of most pivotal factors in the mortgage market in recent times occurred in November of 2017. The increase in the Bank of England’s base rate, from 0.25% to 0.50% may not sound like a lot but to countless mortgage holders in the UK, this ...

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  • Will Online Mortgages Help More People To Buy Homes?

    Ian Watson Jan 30, 2018, 13:35 PM

    Buying a home can be difficult. This is not the latest news, and some people believe that buying a home is becoming more difficult as time passes by. However, it is fair to say that there are initiatives and assistance aimed at making the buying ...

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  • Letting Fees Ban Not Expected To Overly Impact On Market

    Ian Watson Jan 30, 2018, 13:30 PM

    The news that there is going to be a ban on letting fees has been met with a great deal of debate and discussion. As with any development in the rental market, there is a range of opinions on what outcome will occur because of ...

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  • Winter proof your home with our top tips

    Ian Watson Jan 9, 2018, 12:48 PM

    No matter what weather comes our way in winter, if you are prepared for it, there is an increased chance of minimising any issue or problems around the home. Here are some top tips to winter proof your home.

    Clear your gutters

    Clearing your gutters ...

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  • Mortgage Rates: A Discussion

    Rebecca Galgut Dec 19, 2017, 14:24 PM

    It had been discussed and predicted for a lengthy period of time but in November of 2017, the Bank of England base rate was increased from 0.25% to 0.50%. There have been many people questioning what this change means for them and it would ...

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  • Will Online Mortgage Change The Property Market?

    Ian Watson Nov 22, 2017, 11:23 AM

    There is always news and development in the property and mortgage markets, which means it takes something special to grab attention. It would be fair to say that NatWest managed to garner attention when they announced that they are introducing a paperless mortgage. This will ...

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  • Manchester Number One In City House Price Growth

    Ian Watson Oct 27, 2017, 16:50 PM


    There is always interest in the latest figures relating to the property market and with Manchester being one of the largest and most important cities in the UK, a great deal of focus falls on the city. This is why news contained within a recent ...

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  • Even more apartments to be built in Manchester

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 28, 2017, 11:48 AM

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    One of Manchester’s oldest mills, Talbot Mill in Castlefield, has plans to be transformed into a new apartment building.

    The £50m development would turn the dilapidated building into 200 apartments, that would be split across the historic textile mill and a new building on Worsley ...

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  • £1bn housebuilding partnership with Manchester City’s Middle Eastern owners

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 21, 2017, 10:42 AM


    Manchester's Central Retail Park is to be developed into new homes as part of the council’s mammoth £1bn housebuilding partnership with City’s Middle Eastern owners.

    A deal has been signed with owners TH Real Estate, and instead of original plans for a large supermarket, city ...

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  • 400 flats could be built on the edge of Manchester city centre

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 19, 2017, 14:38 PM

    Designed by architects Ian Simpson (Beetham Tower architect) and Rachel Haugh, three tower blocks may be built on a patch of land between Great Jackson Street and Owen Street.

    These three huge towers will contain almost 400 new high-end apartments, as well as a rooftop ...

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  • Why so many graduates are choosing to stay in Manchester

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 12, 2017, 14:24 PM


    The four universities in Greater Manchester draw thousands of young people to study each year - many local, but many from all across the country and further, and a growing number are choosing to stay put after they’ve completed their qualifications.

    The average London salary ...

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  • Why you shouldn’t sell through an online Estate Agent

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 12, 2017, 14:23 PM


    In the past few years there has been an influx of online estate agents who claim to sell your house for a lot less than a traditional estate agent. However, you need to be aware of services you aren't getting, or could end up paying ...

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  • The money moves to Manchester as London investment decreases

    Rebecca Galgut Aug 14, 2017, 15:11 PM


    New data from UK Finance shows that landlord investment in London has dropped by 50% since last year, meaning Manchester is rapidly becoming the most attractive place for the UK’s buy-to-let landlord.

    The tax changes of higher stamp duty for buyers of second homes is ...

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  • Student lets - the Summer break

    Rebecca Galgut Aug 8, 2017, 07:56 AM


    The summer has now begun which means that student properties may be sitting empty until September. With Fallowfield and Rusholme house prices on the up, we’re looking at how can you keep your property on top this summer!

    It’s that time of year again where ...

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  • The Exciting Future of Businesses in Stockport

    Rebecca Galgut Aug 7, 2017, 15:23 PM


    Stockport is one of the North West’s most successful business locations. And the reasons for this are simple.

    The exceptional workforce, first class connectivity and excellent education, and the opportunities for businesses at every stage of their journey in Stockport are manifest.

    Data collected by ...

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  • 5 Questions to ask when viewing property

    Ian Watson Jul 6, 2017, 10:44 AM


    When viewing property, there is a lot to take in and what a potential buyer sees will go a long way to making up their mind about the property. However, there are many important matters which cannot be seen just by looking at a property, ...

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  • Moving house? Our helpful checklist to help you survive the experience

    Ian Watson Jul 6, 2017, 10:41 AM

    Moving house is one of the most stressful activities a person will undertake but with some thought and planning, it is possible to make the process a simpler one. This checklist will take you through the process

    With two to three weeks before you move ...

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  • Fastest Growing House Prices in Manchester

    Rebecca Galgut Jun 23, 2017, 11:05 AM

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    City house price growth is currently at 5.3% down from 8.7% of April 2016. Out of only eleven cities that have a faster growth rate this year than last, Manchester has the fastest with a growth rate of 8.4%, increasing by 2.1% from last year. ...

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  • Another Happy Customer

    Rebecca Galgut Jun 20, 2017, 15:36 PM

    Another one of our very happy customers didn't believe a simple thanks was enough for Gill and Rachel and sent through this generous Fortnum & Mason luxury hamper to show their appreciation. Another fantastic job done by our brilliant sales team!
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