Manchester Property News

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

    Tom Simper Jul 26, 2016, 10:54 AM

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    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

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    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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  • 52.3% of Stockport Voters voted to Remain the EU – What now for the 103,168 Stockport Landlords and Homeowners?

    Tom Simper Jun 24, 2016, 07:06 AM

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    It’s 5.50am as I start to type this article and David Dimbleby has just announced the UK will be leaving the EU as the final votes are counted. As most of the polls suggested a Remain Vote, it came as a surprise to most people, ...

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  • Stockport property with 7.4% yield

    Tom Simper Jun 17, 2016, 07:13 AM
    17 Burley EX

    Barley House on Marriot Street in Stockport is a superb one bedroom fourth floor apartment in a recently converted old office block. The property is modern through out and therefore requires no work to be able to let it out quickly.

    In the current market you ...
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  • Stockport rents rise by 1.6% in the last year

    Tom Simper Jun 16, 2016, 06:52 AM


    I was reading the Sunday Papers, as is my want and, when reading the financial pages, it was announced UK inflation had increased to its highest level in a year. Inflation, as calculated by the Government’s Consumer Prices Index, rose by 0.3% over the last ...

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  • 80% rise in property transactions in Burnage and Levenshulme

    Tom Simper Jun 14, 2016, 15:29 PM

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    In this post credit crunch world of sub terrain low interest and annuity rates the growth of buy to let since 2009 has been phenomenal.  So much so, there has been an evolution in purchase of property in the UK from that of just buying ...

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  • Stockport property values drop by 0.4% month on month

    Tom Simper Jun 10, 2016, 07:20 AM

    station sign

    I was having an interesting chat with a gentleman the other day at our office on Bramhall Lane about the local property market, as he was concerned his daughter would never be able to buy her own property, a place in Stockport that she herself ...

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  • Brexit and the Levenshulme and Burnage property market, 20% more properties for sale!

    Tom Simper Jun 7, 2016, 11:03 AM

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    With the change in tax rules on second properties this years April Fools Day was 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 had imposed on buy to let ...

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  • Great Manchester Run 2016

    Tom Simper May 18, 2016, 10:54 AM


    It’s nearly that time of year again where the team at Peter Anthony compete in the Great Manchester 10K run. This year David, James and Tom will be running to raise money for our designated charity Cancer Research UK. I am sure you will agree ...

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  • Drop in homeownership in Levenshulme & Burnage

    Tom Simper May 17, 2016, 13:44 PM


    An Englishman’s home is his castle but when it comes to the UK the ‘Brit’s are still a nation of homeowners. It is interesting to note that up until the mid to late 1960’s more people rented their home (albeit mostly local council) than owned ...

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  • Property market in Stockport

    Tom Simper May 10, 2016, 14:00 PM

    Prices up, prices down, prices stable… the newspapers are full of good news, bad news and indifferent news about the Brit’s favourite subject after the weather, the price of property! What is happening with within the local area at the moment is always a source ...
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  • What's going on with house prices in Davenport

    Tom Simper May 4, 2016, 16:36 PM


    I was at lunch the other day with a solicitor friend of mine and we got talking as usual about the current property market in Davenport and how it was doing and I thought I would share it with you.

    Firstly you’ll all be aware ...

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  • "I can't afford to buy in Burnage & Levenshulme" Is that really the case?

    Tom Simper Apr 21, 2016, 09:30 AM

    Owner Renter

    I was speaking to one of my landlords the other day and we got talking about his first property and that when he bought it in Burnage in the 1960’s he was in his early 20’s. This got me thinking and I looked into the age ...

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  • What would Brexit mean for the 42,761 Stockport property owners?

    Tom Simper Apr 20, 2016, 09:48 AM

    Stockport sign

    I don’t know about you, but I find if you read the Daily Mail, there are only three topics that make their blood boil. Bureaucracy from Brussels, House Prices and Immigration. Ignoring the Immigration if I can for this article, but if we as a ...

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