Manchester Property News

  • 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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  • Great Investment Property 6% Yield

    Tom Simper Oct 5, 2016, 15:33 PM

    This two bedroom two bathroom apartment is on the market at £199,500 and is located in a hugely desirable area of West Didsbury. It is currently rented out at £1000pcm and is therefore of offering a gross yield of 6%.

    The rental market in that area ...
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  • Only 29.24% of Stockport Rented Property have Children living in them.

    Tom Simper Oct 4, 2016, 16:36 PM


    A few weeks ago I was asked a fascinating question by one of my landlords who has children of his own – “Are Stockport Landlords meeting the challenges of tenanted families bringing up their children in Stockport?”  It is certainly an interesting question to be ...

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  • Stockport savers batten down the hatches with low interest rates set to continue into the 2020's

    Tom Simper Sep 29, 2016, 14:13 PM

    sav v buy stockport

    You might ask, what has the plight of the Stockport savers to do with the Stockport Property Market … everything in fact.  Read the newspapers, and every financial wizard is stating that with the decision of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee in early ...

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  • September 2016 - South Manchester Property Market

    Tom Simper Sep 26, 2016, 08:17 AM

    South Manchester Property Market

    Three months after the Brexit referendum and there certainly has been no property market apocalypse as some had predicted. As ever, us Brits are very good at keeping calm and carrying on. Fortunately, the referendum itself was simply a pointer to change, not a change ...

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  • What will the 0.25% interest do for the Manchester property market?

    Tom Simper Sep 21, 2016, 13:18 PM


    I had an interesting chat with a Manchester landlord who owns a few properties in and around the city. He popped his head in to my office as his wife was shopping in the area (and let’s be honest talking about the Manchester Property Market ...

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  • Get to know the top restaurants in Stockport

    Ian Watson Sep 15, 2016, 11:30 AM

    Stockport sign

    Many different aspects go into making an area worth visiting or enjoyable to live in. For many people, the quality of restaurants will impact on the suitability of a location. Stockport is fortunate enough to have a number of high quality restaurants on offer and ...

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  • Historic Manchester - A visitors guide

    Ian Watson Sep 1, 2016, 11:33 AM


    As the words of Morrissey indicate; “oh Manchester, so much to answer for”, there is no denying that the cultural impact of Manchester has been a large one. However, there is also a great deal of interest in the historical aspects of Manchester. If you ...

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  • Does your house have kerb appeal?

    Ian Watson Aug 25, 2016, 12:05 PM

    While there is a lot of focus on presenting your home when you are looking to sell it or let it out, it is important to not overlook one important area of your property. You can see why the inside of your home is the ...

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  • A Landlords guide to renting in 2016

    Ian Watson Aug 25, 2016, 12:03 PM


    There are many important things for landlords to bear in mind when letting out their property but being relevant and offering a modern standard of service is crucial. If you offer an attractive and suitable service, you’ll find that tenants are happy to stay with ...

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  • 10 Interesting facts about Stockport

    Ian Watson Jul 29, 2016, 10:41 AM

    Stockport Sign

    You may say that life in Stockport is not the most glamorous or exciting but you may be surprised at the depth of history and excitement that Stockport has seen over the years. Here are 10 interesting facts about Stockport.

    Stockport sent hats around the ...

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  • Asking prices in Stockport only increase by 2% in the last twelve months!

    Tom Simper Jul 26, 2016, 10:54 AM

    stockport Train Station

    I had an interesting question the other day from a homeowner in Davenport who asked me the difference between asking prices and values and why it mattered. When it comes to selling property, there must be agreement between the purchaser (buyer) and seller (vendor) for ...

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  • Manchester Property - Look at the numbers

    Tom Simper Jul 22, 2016, 11:52 AM


    New Prime Minister, Theresa May, has taken no time at all to comment on housing in the UK. Speaking in Birmingham, she said it was important to give people more opportunity: “It is why housing matters so much, and why we need to do far ...

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  • 14% more properties on the Market in Levenshulme and Burnage

    Tom Simper Jul 13, 2016, 11:17 AM


    If you can think back to April 1st for a minute.. this date was definitely no joke for some landlords, as they rushed their buy-to-let property purchases throughout late March to beat the extra 3% stamp duty George Osborne imposed on investment properties after the ...

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  • Summer in Manchester - Top days out

    Ian Watson Jul 13, 2016, 10:29 AM

    Summer in Manchester is always a time for celebration and being busy but if you are looking for the best events, this guide will show you the top days out for all ages and interests.

    Be crafty

    If you have managed to given the kids ...

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  • Manchester and the rise of retirees living in rented accommodation

    Tom Simper Jul 7, 2016, 10:45 AM


    I was helping my mum move house the other day as she had sold her house and was moving into a smaller rent retirement apartment as it was easier for her as she now didn’t have to worry about stairs. I remembered reading a survey ...

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  • Which terraced house should I buy in Levenshulme?

    Tom Simper Jun 29, 2016, 11:25 AM


    I was talking to an investor from London that had popped into my office over the weekend. He is looking to purchase a property to rent out in Levenshulme but he wasn’t sure if he should buy a two-bedroom terrace or a three-bedroom terrace. The ...

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  • Comparing prices in SK2 and SK3 in Stockport

    Tom Simper Jun 28, 2016, 08:44 AM

    stockport Train Station

    I got chatting to one of my landlords the other day over coffee and we got talking about the difference in prices between the SK2 and SK3 postcodes within Stockport. My landlord owns a reasonable number of properties within Stockport but the majority are within ...

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  • So 60.4% of Manchester Voters voted to Remain in the EU – What now for the 135,565 Manchester Landlords and Homeowners?

    Tom Simper Jun 25, 2016, 11:07 AM

    Manchester 1

    Well its over 24 hours now since the electorate made their decision that the UK we will be leaving the EU. The FTSE and the pound dropped then recovered a bit as the day went on. The USA, Canada and Germany said they still want ...

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