Manchester Property News

  • PAD4U teams up with Cancer Research UK in 2014

    David Boyd May 9, 2014, 17:11 PM

    PAD4U are delighted to announce that we have selected Ca ncer Research UK as o ur chosen charity of the year for 2014.

    Throughout the year we will be competing in grueling events such as the BUPA Greater Manchester 10k Run and the Salford Triathlon, ...

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  • Finding the Perfect location for your next move.

    Ian Watson Apr 24, 2014, 11:42 AM

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    Moving house can be a stressful thing, and if you’re not sure even where you want to be this can only add to the stress! Whether you are looking to move locally or emigrating to another country, there are a number of things to consider ...

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  • Should You Rent out your House?

    Ian Watson Apr 24, 2014, 11:34 AM

    Rent PicMost people when looking to move need to sell their current property in order to finance the move. However, with the property market climate buoyant and with mortgage rates becoming more competitive, it may be possible for many people to own two or more properties. ...

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  • Student Accommodation in Manchester with PAD4U

    David Boyd Apr 8, 2014, 11:08 AM

    PAD4U are delighted to announce that we have a number of student properties coming available for the forthcoming academic year.

    We have 3 and 4 bedroom properties situated in the popular and vibrant area of Fallowfield, with prices ranging from £975 to £1300 and offers ...

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  • 6 Tips on how to increase your house value

    Ian Watson Mar 14, 2014, 13:00 PM

    6 tips on how to sell homeWhether you’re looking to sell your house or just improve it, adding value to your property is never a bad thing. Here are a few ideas on how to do just that!

    1.       Extend.  There are lots of ways you can do this. ...

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  • How your Garden can help Sell your House

    Ian Watson Mar 13, 2014, 14:40 PM

    Family of parents and two sons outside their new family home - with their cat.

    When trying to sell your house, it is easy to focus on the main event which of course is the house! However the garden can be a great attraction to buyers but can also be a big turn off. A little thought into the presentation ...

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  • First Impressions Count!

    Ian Watson Mar 13, 2014, 14:33 PM

    First Impressions

    When you’re trying to sell your property, don’t underestimate the kerb appeal and first impression your house should make. If you house is unappealing from the outside, you are less likely to entice buyers inside. This also goes for the inside of your house; you ...

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  • When is the best time to sell your home?

    Ian Watson Mar 12, 2014, 13:18 PM
    There is absolutely no doubt that 2014 is a completely different property market to 2013.  The start of the year came alive with buyers in abundance looking for a new start.  Why this sudden surge happened is hard to pin point, but love it or ...
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  • 5 Buy to Let Tips

    Ian Watson Jan 22, 2014, 13:36 PM

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    Buy to let can be an attractive long term investment. For those who can raise a large deposit (most lenders will require between 15% & 30%) it can be a great way to invest your money in comparison with savings or shares. Here are a ...

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  • Prepare your Home for Spring

    Ian Watson Jan 22, 2014, 13:29 PM

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    Although winter is still upon us, if you’re anything like me you will be looking forward to the time when the days grow longer and the first daffodils break their way out of the cold ground. There is plenty you can do in and around ...

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  • The Property Market in 2014

    David Boyd Jan 3, 2014, 09:13 AM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents:

    It is at this time of year that I bring out my crystal ball to look at what the property market is likely to bring in the year ahead.  In 2013 I predicted a steady market ...

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  • First Time Movers’ Survival Guide

    Ian Watson Dec 4, 2013, 11:36 AM


    You’ve found your new dream home and the paperwork is complete – so here’s where the fun starts. Moving in can be stressful, but with some careful and timely planning the move with be smooth and you’ll be happily living in your new property in ...

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  • Make an entrance: How to update your front door and hallway

    Ian Watson Dec 4, 2013, 11:33 AM

    As the Americans say, if you’re selling your home it needs to have ‘curb appeal’. This covers everything from the front lawn, to the paint colour of your windows, to the gleam of your front door. But whether you’re selling or not, spending a bit ...

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  • Top Ten Tips for moving home

    Ian Watson Dec 4, 2013, 11:31 AM


    Moving may be one of the most stressful things we do in life but it’s an unavoidable necessity for many of us at some point. Mark Prout, managing director of London removals specialists Aussie Man & Van, highlights the top 10 mistakes people make when ...

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  • Preparing your home for Winter

    Ian Watson Dec 4, 2013, 11:30 AM


    As the nights draw in and the weather turns for the worse, maybe it’s time your house deserves a little TLC. It may seem obvious, but a clean, organised and well maintained house not only makes your household run more efficiently, but can actually save ...

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  • Standby! Prepare to Move!

    Ian Watson Dec 4, 2013, 11:26 AM

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    Having moved around the country and abroad as an Army wife for the last 10 years, I know how stressful moving house can be. There is so much to think about let alone the logistics of carrying on with everyday life whilst this chaos is ...

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  • 5 mistakes every landlord should avoid!

    Ian Watson Nov 6, 2013, 14:38 PM


    There are many ways to become a successful buy-to-let investor, and just as many methods to lose your hard-earned cash playing the property rental game.

    After all, if there was a guaranteed route to riches, we’d all be taking it.

    Like any investment, buying property ...

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  • Chores That Increase Your Home’s Value

    Ian Watson Nov 6, 2013, 14:34 PM


    If you’re looking to sell your home you’ll want to get it in the nicest possible condition. This needn’t be a thorough cleaning of every last square inch of the property. The fact is that when people are looking around a house for the first ...

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  • 10 Tips to make your home more saleable

    Ian Watson Nov 6, 2013, 14:31 PM

    Model house next to piggy bank

    Are you stuck in your current home waiting for a sale with no light at the end of the tunnel? There is a number of things you can do to ease along the sale of your house, most of the time we as humans struggle ...

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  • Buy-to-let: The essential advice property investors need to consider

    Ian Watson Nov 6, 2013, 14:26 PM

    helpful tips

    Buy to let properties are still seen as a good investment opportunity, especially in this era of low interest rates and volatility in the stock market. If you're considering entering the market, this guide provides you with some essential information.

    Research the market Before you ...

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