Manchester Property News

  • 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

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    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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  • Private Renting in South Manchester increases by 92.77% in 20 years

    Tom Simper Apr 14, 2016, 13:10 PM


    You find me in a reflective mood today as I want to talk about the future of investing in property parts of South Manchester. The truth is that we have got fat and lethargic, with many people having mistaken the ever rising South Manchester (and ...

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  • How To Make Your Home Stand Out From The Rest

    Ian Watson Apr 7, 2016, 12:35 PM

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    Selling your home is a competitive market and this is why you need to do what you can to ensure that your home stands out from the rest. Here are some tips to bear in mind when looking to make your home be the one ...

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  • 10 Reasons To Buy In Manchester

    Ian Watson Apr 7, 2016, 12:31 PM

    Most people agree that Manchester is a great city to live in and that there are many reasons to invest in the city. However, if you are looking for 10 reasons to buy a property in Manchester, look no further.

    There is a good buy ...

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  • As A Landlord How Will The Budget Affect Me?

    Ian Watson Apr 7, 2016, 12:27 PM

    In the wake of every budget, people and businesses need to review what has been said, what will change and what impact it will have on them. This is definitely the case for landlords, who have been on the receiving end of some harsh decisions ...

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  • Harrison Avenue ideal Buy to Let property 6% yield

    Tom Simper Mar 26, 2016, 11:38 AM


    A fantastic two bedroom mid terraced property which is located in a popular area of Levenshulme as has been completely refurbished throughout and would make an ideal investment property. It is currently marketed at £129,500 and with an achievable rent of £650 per calendar month ...

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  • Henderson Street in Levenshulme outperforms Beaver Road in Didsbury by 72%

    Tom Simper Mar 26, 2016, 11:14 AM

    Henderson Street

    Last week a landlord of mine came in to the office for a chat as he is looking at moving abroad with work and is looking at now renting his home out whilst he is away. We got talking about the buy to let market ...

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  • 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

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    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

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    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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