Author: Ben Foster

Welcome Yossef

Welcome to Yossef who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Professional Viewer.

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fizz club 21st march at george charles

The Fizz club are running their first event in Didsbury on 21st March at George Charles on Burton Road.

The evening will be a special treat with a ‘fizz-off’ between New and Old World sparklers, brought to us by Reserve Wines on Burton Road.

Nic from Reserve will guide you through a delicious range including Italian traditional method sparkling, Cava, and Cremant and compare with fantastic New World alternatives – will you be able to taste the difference?

Plus there will be fabulous sharing platters of light bites from the George Charles chef.

You can come along to a Fizz Club night as a non member for £25, however, if you join, the cost will reduce to £20 and you will have access to a whole range of discounts and offers including one FREE Fizz Club night.  https://thefizzfestival.com/member/

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bottomless brunch at the botanist

Introducing a wondrous way to spend your weekend, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March…..a botanical brunch, served with bottomless drinks!

For £25 per person, you are invited to enjoy delights from the marvellous brunch menu, whilst you sip from a selection of drinks and savour live music.
A £5pp deposit MUST be taken per guest to secure your booking. T&C’s apply.

http://thebotanist.uk.com/locations/didsbury-manchester/events

Click the link above or call 01614348645 to book – Happy Brunchin

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the rise of didsbury gin!

Its really great to see a truly local and independent Didsbury venture take off, and this is clearly the case with Didsbury Gin.

Gin enthusiasts Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood took their inspiration for Didsbury Gin from the botanical gardens of Fletcher Moss & Parsonage, which were given to the village by Alderman Fletcher Moss.

From an initial experiment in the back room of Liams’s home, Didsbury Gin has now taken the drinks market by storm, with distribution in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and praise from British Vogue, who recently hailed it ‘one of the most exciting new British gin brands’.Now hand-crafted in an eco-friendly copper in batches of 100 bottles, the flavours of the gin are inspired by the plants and flowers of the eponymous gardens, combining a blend of botanicals, fresh grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon peels, underpinned by British roots and aromas.

Didsbury Gin is a citrus take on a classic London Dry Gin.

They have plans to expand the brand in 2018, increasing the number of stockists and to grow in both the domestic and overseas market, and we wish them every success.

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Type of property

Property types are a handy measure of the shape of the market in a local area. For example, areas with lots of flats tend to be urban in character because there is huge pressure on land. A large number of detached homes means that the area is suburban and not very densely populated

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Annual house price index (house vs flat)

We know we live in a great area, and because most people agree, demand has driven up house prices. But how do prices in our area stack up in terms of property types? This chart looks at the comparison over the last eight years.

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The split of house and flat sales

We’ve included this chart to show the relative number of flats and houses selling in the last 11 months in our area. Due to the profile of the housing stock in the area, there’s nothing too surprising here, but it’s interesting to see how the different types of properties contribute to total sales levels.

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Which types of home sell most often in Didsbury?

We think your ideal home says a lot about you. If the world were your oyster, would you go for something Victorian, Georgian, a duplex apartment, new build house, or maybe a farm? Given that we live in Didsbury, obviously our choices are somewhat limited by reality, but what are the hottest types of property and what does this mean for sellers?

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What landlords need to think about for 2018

It looks as though 2018 will be a mixed year for landlords. Some will start to feel the pinch of the legislation that’s recently come into force, such as the loss of mortgage interest relief, while a number of tenants may give notice, due to incentives to buy. At the same time, there are likely to be some good deals around for landlords looking to expand their portfolios. For the rest, who may not have the means to buy in the next 12 months, it’s a good opportunity to take stock of their portfolio and make small improvements where needed to help translate rental income into better profits.

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‘overdrawn’ pop up event at volta

Head down for this free interactive art event by @OverDrawnManc at Volta on Burton Road, West Didsbury taking place on 7th February in the upstairs bar from 7pm.

There will be artists such as ‘Crozilla’ who’ll be doing some of his cool doodling live, and @jessicaonpaper doing her fabulous ‘pound portraits’ – amazing quality portraits for a bargain price and its a chance to explore your own creativity by drawing on the tables (actively encouraged!).

All materials are provided so join us and several local artists for an incredible art for sale and Illustration Showdown hosted by Pete Obsolete.

FREE ENTRY. https://twitter.com/OverDrawnManc

 

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