didsbury property blog

Local occupancy ratings

Some people rattle around in their home like two beans in a can whilst others are packed in like sardines in a tin. There is a formula, created by the Office for National Statistics which gives the occupancy rating of each home. This number shows whether a property has the ‘right’ number of rooms given the number of people living there. This shows the picture in our local housing market.

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Property prices by house type

The last few years have been something of a rollercoaster ride for property markets up and down the country and our area is no different. Here we show how prices of different house types have changed relative to one another over time.

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The annual sales split (houses vs flats)

In some parts of the country, the split between a house and flat sales is very extreme while elsewhere there is more of a balance. It primarily comes down to the nature of the area and how densely populated it is. Rural, semi-rural and suburban areas are dominated by houses whereas urban districts are awash with flats. The chart shows the picture in our area.

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How best to increase the value of your Didsbury home

When it comes to selling your home, a significant amount of your home’s resale value will depend on what’s happened to the Didsbury market as a whole. Here average sales values have risen by 31.5 percent over the last ten years. However, there are several tactical decisions you can make to push up the final price.

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modern apartment in a desirable west didsbury development

This modern development is incredibly popular due its close proximity to Burton Road and the Metrolink. Marketed by Gascoigne Halman for £270,000 this apartment would make an ideal low maintenance buy to let and would be let in a matter of days. You could expect to achieve a rent of £950pcm giving an annual yield of 4.2%. Properties in this area have increased in value substantially since they were first built and we see the area only increasing in popularity year on year!

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Welcome to Frances

Welcome to Frances who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Saturday Negotiator.

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didsbury open gardens returns for 2018, set the date in your diary!

After a year off in 2017, many of the gardeners are already thinking of ideas for new plants and designs for the coming year, and are excited at the thought of taking part in another successful charity event for St Ann’s Hospice, and other charities. We expect to have most gardens from previous years taking part, as well as a number of new gardens opening their gates to the public. Expect some art and entertainment too!

This popular community event is due to take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018. If you would like to open your garden, please contact info@didsburyopengardens.org and the event organisers will be in touch!


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bisque & beyond, a brand new family art café joins the highstreet

The much anticipated Bisque & Beyond has recently taken residence here in the heart of Didsbury village, the former florist shop has been completely transformed by the new owners into a tastefully styled arts and crafts café and is set to open this Spring time!

A truly independent family owned and ran café, it promises to offer a wide range of art projects, from paint a pot to decopatch, clay imprints and commissions, belly casts, personalised gifts and beyond!

We should expect delicious and locally sourced food and drinks, homemade cakes and bakes and a wide range of refreshing beverages, including made to order smoothies and shakes and even local craft ales, there really is something for everyone! This brand new concept café is sure to be a firm favorite amongst young families in the area and a welcomed addition to the village.


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your new look expo lounge reopens

Expo lounge has long been one of the high street’s most popular café bars and eateries and is currently undergoing an exciting cosmetic refurbishment for Spring/Summer 2018. The overhaul will see the venue’s front sun terrace transformed, revised décor schemes and new furniture pieces which build on the brand’s trademark eclectic and vintage styles. Eccentric wall art and murals give a nod to the area’s history and local community spirit.

Lounging is set to resume late April, where we can expect to find a fabulous array the tasty eats and drinks all served in a relaxed and family friendly environment. Click the link below for menus and more https://thelounges.co.uk/menus

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