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Fantastic renovation project in Levenshulme offering great reward for little effort!

Marketed by Edward Mellor, Levenshulme is this two bedroom mid terrace property with a guide price of £110,000, whilst in need of some modernisation the property offers excellent potential for investors.

Conveniently located close to Levenshulme’s train station which provides direct access into the city centre in under 10 minutes, the property would make for an ideal buy to let and could command a rental of circa £650 once modernised, this would give yield of circa 7% in an area which is also experiencing encouraging capital growth year on year.

Levenshulme’s popularity amongst first time homeowners and young professionals has grown significantly in recent times and with its close proximity to the city centre, thriving high street, weekly artisan markets and good local schooling its easy to see why!

If you would like to talk further about buy to let opportunities in the South Manchester area, feel free to give us a call on 0161 249 5160.

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Great Buy to Let Investment in the Heart of West Didsbury

Hello Readers,

We just wanted to showcase one of the best buy to let opportunities available in Didsbury at the moment. This one bedroom, top floor apartment is in great condition and the communal areas have just been refurbished. It is a stones throw from Burton Road, the main high street in West Didsbury with a plethora of trendy bars, restaurants and independent shops. It can be purchased with a tenant in situ or with vacant possession and has the benefit of off road parking, making it even more appealing to tenants.

With a potential rental yield of 6.2% this is a rare opportunity to purchase an investment property in West Didsbury with an attractive return based on a monthly rental of £650.00. 

This property is currently being marketed by Julian Wadden and more information can be found here:

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christmas carols and lights

Look out for Santa who has swapped his sleigh for a more modern conveyance!

School children will lead carol singing round the tree, while drinks and nibbles, kindly proffered by local traders, will add to the seasonal cheer.

Kids can enjoy free festive craft activities in Didsbury Library, from 5.30pm on 29th November with the main event starting at 7pm till 9pm.

Organised by Didsbury Traders with Didsbury Community Association. Thanks also to Didsbury Civic Society and Didsbury Blues City in the Community. https://www.didsburychristmas.co.uk/event/carols-lights/

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didsbury festive market at emmanuel church

Put on your Santa hat and soak up the festive atmosphere at two winter markets in the hall and grounds of Emmanuel Church.

Search for the perfect Christmas gifts amongst stalls selling crafts, art, photography, vintage clothes and more. Winter-warming food, tea and coffee will be served up by The Art of Tea, with a fully licensed bar taking care of your mulled wine requirements!

Live music throughout the day will bring Christmas cheer. All proceeds to the Hope for Children International Charity.

Taking place between 1pm and 6pm on 24th November and also on Saturday 15 December. https://www.didsburychristmas.co.uk/event/didsbury-festive-market1/

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thyme out ‘golden tickets’

The super popular ‘Thyme out’ on Nell Lane was established in 2006, and has become a firm favourite in the local West Didsbury food scene.  They have recently launched their Golden Ticket offer, with 1000 to be given away before the new year.

The tickets are valid for redemption from 3rd – 31st January with a guaranteed prize of between 10% and 100% off your Bill.

To get your golden ticket spend over £25 at Thyme Out before 31st December. Good Luck! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp9gmITnFw1/

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  • A quick analysis of sales volumes to date in 2018 indicates that in areas where sales have increased compared to the same period last year, on average virtually half of all properties have access to ultra-fast broadband, with an average download speed of 46.4mbps.
  • In contrast, in those areas where sales have fallen, just under one third of properties have access to ultra-fast broadband and the average download speed is slightly lower at just 42.9mbps.
  • While broadband coverage and speed may well not be the most important factors in choosing which home to buy, their impact on daily life is ever increasing. 89% of adults now use the internet each week, up from just 51% in 2006 (ONS), and a rising proportion of the population works from home for at least part of the week.
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  • A drop of more than a third of the average sole agency fee for a traditional estate agent in the UK, to 1.18% (plus VAT), since 2011 makes it among the cheapest prime location for agent fees in the world.
  • Of the places analysed, only China and Hong Kong had lower seller-side fees at 0.5% and 1.0% respectively. Other countries with significantly higher seller fees including Mexico (7.5%), the USA (5.5%) and France (5%).
  • The UK comes out as the cheapest location to buy in terms of estate agent fees when you consider the combined buying and selling commission fees (assuming no buying agent is used).
  • A survey carried out by TheAdvisory of over 2,000 property sellers in England and Wales, which was reported by Prime Resi, also identified that 95% chose a traditional agent over a new online and hybrid agencies (often with ‘no sale no fee’) to sell their home.
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  • As each year passes, Halloween celebrations appear to be getting bigger in the UK, fuelled by images on social media and product lines developed by retailers. In 2017, 52% of Britons spent money on Halloween products and this rose to 85% for families with children under the age of 5 years old, according to findings from Mintel.
  • New research by Mintel estimates £419m will be spent by Britons on Halloween this year, up by 5% on 2017.
  • We have looked at how many homes this total estimated spend could buy on average in each region. It ranges from 3,401 homes in the North East where the average price of a home was £123,186 in August 2018, to 812 homes in Greater London where property is 319% more expensive.
  • Halloween participation levels also vary by region with the North East, North West and East Midlands regions the most active, where over 56% of consumers indulged in Halloween in 2017.


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The ageing population in the UK is not a new story but growth in this demographic really picks up speed over the next 10 years, with implications for the housing market.

Over the next 10 years, the percentage growth in the UK’s retirement age demographic vastly outweighs that in children or the working age population. It equates to an extra 2.5 million retirees by 2028.

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