Manchester Property News

  • What will happen the Stockport rental market in 2016?

    Tom Simper Mar 22, 2016, 09:46 AM


    With so many changes to legislation, tax changes, stamp duty land tax and yet more and more red tape thrown in front of landlords yet the private rented sector is a two way street and whilst the landlords are key to the market so is ...

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  • Inheritance - Is buying Levenshulme and Burnage Property still the best place for my windfall?

    Tom Simper Mar 17, 2016, 15:59 PM

    Burnage & Levenshulme Buy To Let

    I had an interesting email from a potential landlord a few days ago that I want to share with you. In a nutshell, the gentleman lives in Burnage, is in his mid 60’s and still working. He has a good pension, so that when he ...

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  • Which part of Stockport do you wish you had bought in last year?

    Tom Simper Mar 10, 2016, 14:33 PM

    Stockport Sign

    I was having a chat to a landlord this morning. It started the same way most of my conversations do at the moment.

    “Do you think of the Stamp Duty increase will affect buyers?”

    “Are you trying to buy more property before April?”

    “Are you ...

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  • Chastwood Avenue Investment Potential 5.2% yield

    Tom Simper Mar 2, 2016, 11:27 AM


    A fantastic two bedroom end terraced property which is located in a popular area of Davenport and would make an ideal investment property. It is currently marketed at £149,500 and with an achievable rent of £650 per calendar month would give a decent 5.2% yield. ...

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  • Stockport properties come in all shapes and sizes!

    Tom Simper Mar 1, 2016, 10:28 AM

    station sign

    I recently attended a local property event in Stockport, at the event I got recognised as a local agent. A question I was being asked repeatedly is ''what is the ideal property to invest in, in Stockport?'' So I thought I would share my thoughts ...

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  • Stockport Property Market

    Tom Simper Feb 23, 2016, 10:22 AM


    One of my landlords rang me last week from Bramhall as he had been speaking to a friend of his. Last month they were discussing the Stockport property market and neither of them could make their mind up if it was time to either sell ...

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  • Where will South Manchester property price be 2021

    Tom Simper Feb 9, 2016, 10:18 AM


    I was having lunch the other day at The Metropolitan on Burton Road in Didsbury, with a local Didsbury solicitor friend of mine, when the subject of property came up. She asked me my thoughts on the South Manchester property market for the next five ...

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  • Rents Remain Stable On Charles Street, Stockport

    Tom Simper Feb 2, 2016, 10:16 AM


    A landlord I know has owned properties on Charles Street for the last thirteen years. She came in to our office to discuss the rise and fall of property prices on the street and how this has affected her over the years.

    In 2002, when ...

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  • 55% Less Properties Available To Buy Now In Burnage & Levenshulme!

    Tom Simper Jan 26, 2016, 10:13 AM


    I was talking to an investor landlord of mine who had called into my office yesterday to have a chat a about the market as he was looking to add to his current portfolio of properties in the Levenshulme and Burnage area of South Manchester. ...

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  • Renting or Buying & The Younger Generation In South Manchester

    Tom Simper Jan 19, 2016, 10:10 AM


    I had a very interesting chat with a mature couple (in their early/mid 50’s) from Burnage the other day, whilst viewing one of our rental properties. The property wasn’t for them, but their daughter, who wanted a second viewing with her parents to get their ...

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  • Watts Street or Marley Road… Which is the best investment

    Tom Simper Jan 12, 2016, 10:01 AM


    I was talking to a lady over the weekend from Levenshulme, who was considering becoming a landlord for the first time. She visited our office to ask us whether buying a property on either Watts Street or Marley Road would make a better Buy to ...

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  • What does 2016 have in store for the South Manchester Property Market?

    Tom Simper Jan 10, 2016, 10:07 AM

    south manchester 2016

    Well it’s the second week of January. The debauchery over Christmas and New Year has ended and fast fading into the distant memory and people are starting to get their acts together again. Whether this is health-wise, business-wise or perhaps investment-wise.

    I have taken a ...

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  • Right to Rent legislation, what it really means for landlords?

    Tom Simper Jan 5, 2016, 10:04 AM

    right to rent 2

    As of the 1st February 2016, all private landlords in England, including those subletting or taking in lodgers, will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Landlords who don’t make the checks could ...

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  • Levenshulme property values have increased by £148.69 per week

    Tom Simper Dec 15, 2015, 09:55 AM

    price increase

    Last week, a landlord came in to our office to discuss the rising property values in South Manchester. He owns a varied portfolio of rental properties, primarily in the Levenshulme area, so it is interesting to compare the increase in property values around the area....

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  • Randolph Street out performs Errwod Road by 42% in South Manchester

    Tom Simper Dec 8, 2015, 09:52 AM

    Randolph Street

    Last week, a landlord of mine came into the office to discuss potentially investing in another Buy To Let property in either Levenshulme or Burnage. They were in the area meeting friends and they decided to take me up on my offer of popping in ...

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  • Why Buying A Buy To Let Property In Stockport Is A Good Investment

    Ian Watson Jun 17, 2015, 13:51 PM

    Stockport Blog

    When it comes to investing your money at the moment, it is easy to see why a buy to let mortgage and property makes sense. This is an investment opportunity with a great long-term return but which also provides you with regular income due to ...

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  • Presentation Tips For Selling Your Home

    Ian Watson Jun 17, 2015, 13:47 PM

    Presentation tips Pic

    If you are looking to sell your home effectively and for a good price, you want to make sure that your home is appealing and as attractive as possible to any potential buyer. You shouldn’t just assume that the level of demand for property in ...

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  • Looking After Your Garden Can Increase The Chances Of Selling Your Home

    Ian Watson May 1, 2015, 14:48 PM


    When it comes to selling your home, you don’t want to take any chances and you should look to maximise the impact that you and your property makes on a potential buyer. When it comes to selling a home, making a positive first impression is ...

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  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Moving

    Ian Watson May 1, 2015, 14:39 PM

    Moving house Pic

    Need more room

    This is one of the most common reasons people have for moving home. If you have a growing family, you may need more bedrooms and general space to take care of them properly. You may also hanker after a garden or other ...

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  • Landlords are not evil

    David Boyd Apr 27, 2015, 08:09 AM

    David1 - HeadDavid Boyd, Managing Director PAD4U, writes:

    I have been watching the build up to general election, specifically the televised debates, both with interest and growing angst.  Whilst the varied topics discussed seem all to have arguments and counter arguments giving the public a choice of what ...

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