Month: November 2017

Buy to let opportunity in move in condition!

Situated in a very desirable development on Mersey Road this immaculate one bedroom apartment is ready for new tenants to move straight in! Marketed by Philip James Kennedy for offers in the region of £185,000, the apartment could rent for £800pcm and would give an annual yield of just over 5%. Situated in between Didsbury and West Didsbury villages and with the benefit of a balcony and off-road parking this property is perfect for professionals.

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STAMP DUTY ABOLISHED IMMEDIATELY for first time buyers!

If you haven’t already heard, first time buyers will NOT pay stamp duty up to £300,000 with immediate affect. We are still waiting on clarification if this applies to people who have already exchanged. This could save some first time buyers up to £5,000, which will certainly help people moving onto the property ladder.

As this will now bring more first time buyers out of the wood work it will increase demand at the lower end of the market place. The ripple effect of this will see demand for people to move up the property ladder, so larger family homes will also see the benefit.

This is great news to our local market and the UK property market as a whole, which is much needed due to the constant negative news stories surrounding the property market recently and Brexit causing uncertainty.

The other good news is funding for new builds will be supplemented by £44bn which should fuel a very positive housing market in 2018 and going forward.

If you would like any advice on how this may effect you directly please do not hesitate to contact me personally.

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late night thursdays in didsbury

Starting on November 30th – the big switch on day – Didsbury’s favourite independents will stay open till 7.30 with festive nibbles and treats! Keep your Didsbury Christmas Card with you and receive stamps for shopping local.  Three stamps in a week and you can enter into a weekly prize draw.

Tasty Treats:  For every qualifying purchase in one of our late-opening shops, you’ll receive special offer vouchers from these Didsbury bars and restaurants including: Croma, Tinto, The Botanist, Gusto and The Stokers Arms.

There’s no better excuse to put the bags down and round off your late Thursday shopping with a treat! Enjoy a glass of festive fizz, a bottle of wine with dinner, or an exclusive discount. Don’t forget your card – pick one up in the Village or download yours here.

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carols and lights

Yep – its fast approaching and we can’t hold off much longer!

Christmas starts here!

Join us for the big lights switch-on! You know the place – outside the library, in the heart of the village.  As per tradition, Santa arrives in Didsbury in style – no boring old sleigh for him here! There’ll be carol-singing led by local children around the tree, plus brass ensemble and a harmony singing group from Parrs Wood High.

Drinks and nibbles, kindly provided by local traders – including La Cantina, Cau, Croma, the Dog & Partridge, Expo Lounge, Gusto, Little Pigs Butchers, the Stoker’s Arms – will add to the seasonal cheer.

Outside Didsbury Library, Wilmslow Road, 30 November, 7pm

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Mission Christmas – Cash for Kids with Key 103

There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK, and for these families buying Christmas presents is a luxury they can’t afford. That’s why Key 103 has joined up with Cash for Kids and launched Mission Christmas. We are delighted to announce that Julian Wadden are taking part in Key 103’s Cash for Kids 2017. All 5 of our offices at Stockport Exchange, Didsbury, The Heatons, Reddish and Marple will be used as drop off points over the coming weeks.

In 2016 over 2.9m was raised through cash and presents, making Christmas special for 60,800 local children, and they are aiming to achieve more this year!

All we need are any presents – new and unwrapped. Gifts suitable for children aged between 0-18. The addresses for all 5 branches are as follows:

Julian Wadden Didsbury: 764b Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DR
Julian Wadden Heatons: 14 Moorside Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4DT
Julian Wadden Marple: 2 The Hollins, Marple, SK6 6AY
Julian Wadden Reddish: 16 – 18 Gorton Road, Reddish, SK5 6AE
Julian Wadden Stockport: 81-83 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3SL

If you want to find out more and get involved then you can do so by clicking here

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Breakdown of housing stock

Home sizes are a vital gauge of the character of housing stock in a locality. The chart here might surprise you a bit as lots of people think that everyone lives in the same kind of home as them but there are large minorities of people living different types of home.

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Prices by type in the last few months

An analysis of monthly changes in house prices should always be taken with a pinch of salt, particularly when looking at a very local area. To try to strip out some of the nuances, we’ve displayed flats and houses separately but you’ll see the usual amount of volatility.

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Total number of sales by quarter

The quarterly sales chart for the local area provides a detailed overview on how the market has performed in the last couple of years. Here we show the total number of property transactions every quarter. This is a useful way to look at how market liquidity has changed since the previous year, whilst accounting for seasonality.

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Steps Involved in Buying Your First Home

On the face of it, buying a home is considered to be a complicated and worrying process, but it does not need to be.

We can guide you through the process and can offer expert mortgage advice specific to your circumstances.

Buying a home takes a number of weeks, as there are a number of different factors that need to be taken into account.

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Three big reasons to be positive about the Didsbury market

If you venture online, pick up a paper, or watch the news, any mention of the property market in the UK comes with a measure of doom and gloom these days. However, interest rates are still very low and are not likely to rocket up, so it’s not a remotely dangerous time to buy or sell a home. Here are our three reasons homeowners should be optimistic about the prospects for the property market in M20.

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