Manchester Property News

  • Peter Anthony's continued support for Cancer Research UK

    Tom Simper Feb 16, 2017, 16:11 PM

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    I am sure you will all agree what an amazing job Cancer Research UK do in trying to find cures for the various forms of the disease so that hopefully one day they are all treatable. However until that day comes they need our continued ...

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  • What to consider when purchasing a buy to let property in Stockport

    Ian Watson Feb 10, 2017, 11:55 AM


    There are many things to consider when purchasing a buy to let property in Stockport. Some of the things to consider relate to the Stockport area and property market and some of the things to consider will relate to your own intentions and aims as ...

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  • 1,544 Stockport Households occupied by OAP renters

    Tom Simper Feb 9, 2017, 14:48 PM


    Recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics show that there are 267,704 private rented households in the Country that are occupied by people aged 65 and older, meaning 4.39% of OAP’s are living in private rented property.

    It got me thinking two things. ...

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  • Should you still be investing in Stockport buy to let property?

    Tom Simper Jan 25, 2017, 10:06 AM

    If I were a buy to let landlord in Stockport today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes on buy to let. With 13,852 households in private rented properties ...

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  • Winter Gardening Tips for January and February

    Ian Watson Jan 20, 2017, 12:37 PM

    You may not think there is a lot you can do in your garden this winter but there are a number of steps you can take to be active in your garden this January and February. If you are looking to create the best platform ...

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  • Video Tours

    Tom Simper Jan 4, 2017, 15:23 PM
    As we start the new year we have decided to enhance the marketing of some of our sales and rental properties. We now offer a HD video tour, shot in a movie style which in our opinion will help attract buyers and renters to a ...
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  • M19 Property Market Sees An Unpredicted Autumn Boost of 6.3%

    Tom Simper Jan 3, 2017, 14:13 PM

    Lev and Burn

    Well, it doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that it was Christmas – and now it’s all over! One cold December morning, after arranging the office’s Christmas cards I thought I would nip out for a quick festive coffee and mince pie at my favourite ...

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  • Stockport First Time Buyers Are Paying 7% More Than 12 Months Ago

    Tom Simper Dec 21, 2016, 16:57 PM

    Stockport Properties to let and sale

    Figures just released by the Bank of England, show that for the first half of 2016, £128.73bn was lent by UK banks to buy UK property - impressive when you consider only £106.7bn was lent in the first half of 2015. Even more interesting, was ...

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  • Christmas Opening Times

    Tom Simper Dec 21, 2016, 16:01 PM
    xmas Levenshulme & Burnage

    We would like to wish everybody a Very Happy Christmas & New Year.

    During this period our office will be closed at certain times. Please see below our opening hours

    23rd Dec - 9.30am - 4:00pm
    Xmas eve – Closed
    25th Dec – Closed...

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  • Christmas in Manchester - 10 great things to see and do

    Ian Watson Dec 9, 2016, 14:39 PM


    There is no shortage of events to enjoy and thongs to see in Manchester and this is very much the case at Christmas time. If you are looking to make the most of Christmas in Manchester, here are 10 great things to see and do....

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  • Gorton property with potential 7.2% yield!

    Tom Simper Dec 8, 2016, 14:01 PM

    Craig Road, Gorton

    Pictures can be deceiving when looking for potential properties for buy to let. An example is this one on Craig Road in Gorton. From the photos, it looks a bit of a shocker, however there isn’t much wrong with it that a new bathroom, painting, ...

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  • Simple home staging tips for maximum impact

    Ian Watson Dec 7, 2016, 13:51 PM

    helpful tips

    To sell your home effectively, it is vital that you make the effort to present your home in the best manner. This is referred to as staging your home and here are some simple staging tips that will create a maximum impact.

    When you are ...

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  • Average rent paid by Levenshulme and Burnage tenants rise to £768 per month

    Tom Simper Dec 7, 2016, 12:59 PM

    Levenshulme & Burnage

    Back in the Spring, there was a surge in South Manchester landlords buying buy to let property in Levenshulme and Burnage as they tried to beat George Osborne’s new stamp duty changes which kicked in on the 1st April 2016.  To give you an idea ...

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  • Stockport Landlords and Tenants : What does the Tenant Fee Banning order mean for you?

    Tom Simper Nov 24, 2016, 15:18 PM
    • Tenant Fees set to banned within 12 to 18 months
    • Rents due to rise as those fees passed to Landlords
    • Landlords won’t be worse off – and neither will tenants or agents

    With our new Chancellor of the Exchequer revealing a ban on tenant fees ...

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  • Private renting set to grow by 5,900 properties by 2025!

    Tom Simper Nov 23, 2016, 13:25 PM


    I was having a most interesting chat the other day with a Stockport landlord when we were looking at a property. We got talking about the Stockport Property Market and this landlord brought up the subject of a report he had read from the Royal ...

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  • Top Tips – Protecting Your South Manchester & Stockport Property Over Winter

    Tom Simper Nov 2, 2016, 14:35 PM

    Stockport and manchester park in winter

    Well the clocks have now gone back and depressingly it’s getting dark before 5pm in Manchester. The daily morning chore of de-icing the car has started. Winter can be a tough time for everyone – but none more so than for many landlords.

    These colder ...

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  • Best Letting Agent in M19

    Tom Simper Nov 2, 2016, 12:57 PM

    Allagents award 2016

    It is always nice to come in to work and open your emails to good news! This was certainly the case the other day when I received an email from the review site to say we had been awarded best letting agent in M19 for ...

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  • Great Buy to Let property with 7.1% potential yield!

    Tom Simper Oct 19, 2016, 09:23 AM

    Drury Street, Levenshulme, Manchester

    This two-bedroom mid terraced property which is located in a popular area of Levenshulme is offering excellent value for a rental property. With an asking price of £109,950 it is below the stamp duty threshold so for a second property you are not being hit ...

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  • Stockport Property Market in 2017 and Beyond

    Tom Simper Oct 12, 2016, 16:35 PM

    As the trees turn from green to hues of red and brown, the Stockport property market has a confident feel to it. With the underlying fundamentals of a continued lack of properties being built, a shortage of properties (both in terms of quantity and quality) ...

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  • How has Brexit affected the property industry so far?

    Ian Watson Oct 6, 2016, 13:42 PM

    property stand out

    While we await the full outcome of what Brexit means to life in Great Britain, there has been an impact in a number of areas. There have been incidents which have caused people to question or re-examine society but there have been changes in the ...

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