**buy to let investment deal**

This two bed property which has been fully refurbished and is available for sale with Edward Mellor at offers over £110,000 – giving a potential rental yield of over 7%!!

This property is located within walking distance to Stockport Road which offers fantastic public transport links into Manchester on the ‘192’ bus link, which also goes into Stockport Town Centre.

It’s positioned within the A6 corridor which is a growing community and local residents enjoy the thriving Levenshulme / Longsight markets and Crowcroft Park.

//www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-86583335.html

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parsonage christmas fair

24 November 2019 , 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Christmas starts here! Stalls selling books, decorations, jewellery, paintings, cards, prints, mugs, coasters, cushions and toys – in short, a huge array of unique gifts!

There’ll also be tasty food from the pop-up Alpine Cafe, including a warming bean cassoulet, hot dogs and wonderful cakes and hot drinks.

Come and tell Father Christmas your Christmas wish too – £3 per child, which includes a gift and a home-made cracker.

And call in at St James’s Church between 2pm and 4pm, where you can try your hand at bell ringing or buy tasty conserves.

A lovely family day out at the Parsonage – entry £1 donation (adults) https://thedidsburymap.co.uk/event/parsonage-christmas-fair-2019/

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Didsbury’s big switch on

21 November 2019 , 6:50 pm – 8:00 pm

This year’s switch-on fun kicks off at 5.30, with free craft activities for children in the library (under 8s must be accompanied).

Then, it’s everybody out onto Wilmslow Road for the countdown to Christmas (from 6.50pm)!  Enjoy live music from Manchester Contemporary Youth Choir and festive fun hosted by our brilliant MC, Andrew Simcock. He’ll be announcing Didsbury’s Christmassiest windows, before welcoming a Very Special Guest (the clue’s in the picture!), who’ll arrive in style for that all-important lights switch-on. Drinks and nibbles, kindly provided by local traders, will add to the seasonal cheer.

Afterwards, it’s all round to Home Community Cafe for mulled wine, hot chocolate, cupcakes, mince pies and tasty treats. https://thedidsburymap.co.uk/event/carols-lights/

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Didsbury gin festival

Gin mixologist Hilary has carefully selected a range of gins to suit all tastes, which will be available on the bar under the headings Local, Fruity and World Gins. Hilary has worked closely with Peter Spanton Beverages, who specialise in premium choice tonics. Check out their fabulous range of classic and unique flavours.

These are all laid out in the drinks menu, with a description and the suggested “perfect mix” of tonic or other mixer & garnish to pair with your choice of gin.

Street Food is available with single or sharing options, along with music provided by talented local musicians.

The gin exhibitors will be selling their products on the night. Why not try before you buy, as all their gins are available from the bar. You can order at any point during the evening and your bottle(s) will be ready for you to collect as you are leaving.

Please note: The bars operate on a token system which can be purchased on the night from the Entrance Desk. Vouchers can be bought in multiples of £5 and are worth 1 measure (25ml) of gin plus tonic and garnish.

Didsbury Gin Festival is much more than just a gin drinking session; it is an opportunity to socialise, discuss, exchange ideas and most of all have fun!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/didsbury-gin-festival-tickets-76655419423

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How to increase your kerb appeal

Making a good first impression is key when presenting your home for sale. Potential buyers and renters are always extra vigilant when it comes to viewing properties, from the front gate to the back garden, meaning it’s even more important to present your home in its best light from the off. But even if you’re not looking to sell up, there’s something to be said for sprucing up the front of your home. 

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DO HOMEOWNERS AND LANDLORDS THINK TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP?

The government has announced an initiative to use proptech (property technology) to “digitally transform house-buying”, helping to speed up how we build and sell homes. However, research by KMPG suggests just 58% of real estate companies have a digital strategy in place.

Most companies use prop tech to streamline processes and reduce costs but 40% cited customer engagement as a motivation for adopting proptech solutions.

Findings from the Property Academy HomeMoving Trends, Landlord and Tenant Survey, analysed by Dataloft and based on 15,000 responses, suggested that using technology has and will have a positive impact on the experience of buying/selling and letting.

Easing paperwork, aiding reference checking, and creating options for virtual viewings were all seen as positive ways in which technology can aid the move process. Using tech solutions to share local market knowledge was highlighted by over one third of respondents.

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STUDENT ACCOMODATION – A NEW MORTGAGE MARKET?

Buy for Uni mortgages are now offered by three Building Societies. They allow students to buy a property while at university and pay the mortgage with the rent they charge other students.

Of the 2.3 million students in higher education across the UK, over three-quarters, 1.84 million are students studying on full-time or sandwich courses. The majority require student digs during their studies.

While nearly one in five live at home, 317,300 students, the equivalent to one in six live in their own residence, an additional half million more (531,715) in other rented accommodation. Together these two sectors account for nearly half (46%) of all student digs.

Students can borrow 100% of property value, however the 25% deposit required by lenders is put against their parents’ house and there are limits on the type of property that can be purchased.

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jordana says hello from didsbury!

Some of you may recognise Jordana McVarnock from our Property Management department where she has worked for 6 months and we are so excited and happy that she has joined our Didsbury team as the new Lettings Negotiator. I am so thrilled that she is joining my growing Lettings team here in Didsbury and Jordana does join us with experience of working with a branch as well as having worked for the company already for some time.

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the cavendish pts bonfire & fireworks night

CAVENDISH PTA’S FAMILY BONFIRE & FIREWORKS NIGHT IS BACK
MONDAY THE 4TH NOVEMBER 2019: 17:00 – 19.00 * GATES OPEN AT 17:00

We’re delighted to announce the annual, community family fundraiser will be back with a bang this year. Celebrating the 13th year lighting up the skies of West Didsbury, Manchester.

The Cavendish PTA Bonfire & Fireworks Night will take place on MONDAY the 4th  November in conjunction with Chorlton Fireworks and we hope that both new and familiar faces will join in for a fun filled, family night.

Gates will open at 17.00. Adults £4, children £2 and 2s and under free. Cash only on the gate. Correct money will be greatly received on the night! All children have to be accompanied by an adult (18+). Please use Cavendish Community Primary School’s car park entrance to access the event. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/cavendishpta/304013#

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winter wine fair 2019

Reserve Wines Didsbury are delighted to invite you to their Winter Wine Fair on Sunday 3rd November at the Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury.

Their trained staff will be on hand to talk you through lots of delicious tipples, help you find a new favourite and even advise on food and wine pairings for your Christmas celebrations.

Over 50 specially selected wines and spirits will be available for you to taste.  What better way to while away a Sunday afternoon? https://www.reservewines.co.uk/products/didsburywinterwinefair2019

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