Month: June 2016

buy to let opportunity in popular didsbury development

Just noticed this fantastic buy to let opportunity in Barry Court being marketed by Jordan Fishwick! Located just a short stroll from the Metrolink and situated in a popular devlopment close to both Burton Road and Withington village. Marketed at offers in excess of £125,000 this property would rent for £600 PCM giving an annual yield of just below 6%.

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buy to let opportunity in sought after east didsbury development

Couldnt help but notice this fantastic investment opportunity in the very popular Citipeak development in East Didsbury. With two double bedrooms and fantastic transport links quite literally on the doorstep, this apartment would be ideal for professionals wanting an easy commute!

Bridgfords are marketing this property for £170,000 and it would acheive a rental of £875 PCM. This would generate an annual yield of just over 6%

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what would brexit mean to the 9,800 property owners in didsbury?

At the time of writing, a £10 bet on the good people of the UK voting to leave the EU would yield a profit of £22.50, whereas the same bet on staying-in would return just £3.30. For those of you who don’t regularly have a flutter, that means the likelihood of Brexit is very slim. But then again that’s what the pollsters and bookies said about a Tory majority at the last election.

So if we believe the bookies, it seems the most likely impact of this referendum on the Didsbury property market will be fairly negligible. There could be some mild economic uncertainty followed by a return to business as usual following a vote to stay in. In fact, even this mild uncertainty will come to be seen as nothing compared with the rush to snap up buy-to-let properties before the April 2016 stamp duty hike and subsequent flood of properties onto the rental market.

But what would an ‘out’ vote mean for the 9,800 homeowners of Didsbury or even the landlords of the 7,308 private rented properties? Well we think it all comes down to how reliant each local market is on buyers who work in the financial services industry. Some commentators claim that in the event of Brexit, the large global banks could pull out of the UK and relocate to somewhere within the EU, most likely Frankfurt. That would result in an exodus of relatively high income workers from the market, and it is these people who have been instrumental in putting upward pressure on house prices since the 1980’s.As we all know, people working in financial services are mainly concentrated in South East England, within commuting distance to the City of London and Canary Wharf. However, there are also provincial outposts in the north of England, particularly in Leeds.

In Didsbury, there are 1,247 people working in financial services, equal to 4.7% of all jobs. In the context of the national picture, that puts it in the top half of all areas in terms of the concentration of financial services jobs. So the bottom line is that in relative terms, Didsbury is fairly reliant on the financial services industry. Consequently, Didsbury’s property market would be moderately exposed in the event of Brexit.However, there is a broader economic consequence of Brexit which would pose a menace to the M20 and UK housing markets – interest rate rises.

Theoretically, this could see the cost of mortgages grow swiftly, pricing many out of the market and generally making life difficult for buyers. However most buyers take fixed rate mortgages and two-thirds of landlords buy without a mortgage, so this would dampen the effects in the short-term. It’s also conceivable that inflation would ramp up substantially if the price of imports went up, and if the Bank of England responded by increasing interest rates we might get into the situation we were in in the late 1980’s when mortgages were sky high, but inflation was eroding the debt.

So in reality, if we really knew what was going to happen, we wouldn’t be agents in Didsbury, but City wizz kids earning billions.  But what we can say is that you should make your own decision on the 23rd of June 2016 safe in knowledge that whatever the result, there will always be threats but also opportunities that the savvy homebuyer can take advantage of.

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great buy to let in west didsbury

Hi potential landlords! Couldn’t help but notice this cracking buy to let opportunity in West Didsbury. Situated within a stones throw of the metrolink and fashionable Burton Road, this property will be a great hit with professionals.

Currently marketed joint agent with Bridgfords and Philip James for £135,000, this is not one to miss.

I’d suggest this would acheive £650 PCM generating a yield of 6%.

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