didsbury property blog

new ‘green walk’ development

Following the success of the St James Park development here in the heart of Didsbury village, PJ Livesey Group have started to release new homes on the Green Walk development situated off Nell Lane, West Didsbury. Phase one comprises of a stunning collection of 3, 4 & 5 bedroom new build family homes with a selection of preview properties available to see on the developers website.http://www.pjlivesey-group.co.uk/register-interest-siemens-didsbury/ If you are in the market for a new build home here in Didsbury, but need to sell your existing home in order to proceed, we can help!

Here at Julian Wadden Didsbury we offer a free no obligation sales valuation where we can advise on a recommended marketing and pricing strategy. Our sophisticated marketing coupled with the structured launch approach ensures your existing property realises its true potential, achieving the very best price in the appropriate time scale, enabling you to pursue your new home! Contact a member of our team on 0161 434 4311 or call into our high street branch to learn more.

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gusto pumpkin trail – happy halloween

Gusto Bar & Restaurant Didsbury is holding a Pumpkin Trail throughout Didsbury village, starting at 5pm on Wednesday 31th October for Halloween. This a superb family event will take you on a trail around Didsbury village where you are ‘dared’ to spot all of the pumpkins, the start of the trail begins at Gusto restaurant here on the high street where you can collect your map and the first trick or treat! https://thedidsburymap.co.uk/event/gusto-pumpkin-trail/

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didsbury beer festival

Coming soon! The annual Didsbury Beer Festival returns next month and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Expect over 100 craft beers, ciders and perries, coupled with delicious hot and cold foods to appeal to all. This much anticipated event brings the community together at St Catherine’s Social club on School Lane over the last weekend of October and is a great opportunity to try a range of craft ales whilst catching up with neighbours and friends. A variety of live music performances will feature over the weekend to make for a great atmosphere! The event is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers and the festival is now on the look out for staff for this year, so if you can spare anything from a few hours to a full weekend see @dbf_beer to learn more! Keep the date for your #Didsbury diary 25th/26th/27th October, £5 entry includes a glass.  http://didsburybeerfestival.org.uk/#/

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BACK TO SCHOOL

  • The new school year is underway for over 10 million children across England and Wales and school catchments rate highly for many choosing a home. How much more are home buyers prepared to pay to live close to an Ofsted rated outstanding school?
  • An analysis of property sales across England and Wales (excluding London) over the last year reveals a 10% price premium associated to homes close to an outstanding primary school and 17% price premium associated to an outstanding secondary school.
  • Properties located within one mile of an outstanding primary school sold for, on average, £22,686 more than properties within one mile of other schools, the price premium for secondary schools was £37,558.
  • Detached houses attract the largest price premium, with buyers here having to find an extra £90,000+ to live within one mile of an outstanding school.
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Why it’s a good idea to make your move in Didsbury before 2019

The benefits of owning a home in Didsbury are huge. While it’s true that across the country homeowners are benefitting from steady and reliable capital growth, here the rewards are even greater. The core reason is that the area we live in is popular and just keeps getting more so.

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WORKING FROM HOME

Working from home is increasingly popular, with almost a third of UK employees who use computers for their job, working remotely either every day or at least once a week. Those over 45 are most likely to work from home every day or almost every day.

Remote working has the potential to alter the interior of our homes. Will there be a premium for new homes with built-in office space? Home-owners already weigh-up the costs and benefits of converting bedrooms and extending upwards or outwards to create work space.

Homes in areas with superfast broadband are already in high demand. A recent poll found that 55% of UK house buyers would reject their ideal house if speeds were below 100 Mbps, with many willing to pay a premium.

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period terrace in the heart of didsbury

In need of a full refurbishment, this period terrace is located in the very heart of the village and is marketed by Gascoigne Halman for £300,000. The property has two double bedrooms and once refurbished to a high standard throughout could achieve well in excess of the asking price. These houses also make a good buy to let and can fetch rents of approximately £1,250pcm, they are popular with small families and young professionals looking to be close to the Metrolink and all the local amenities which are on the doorstep!

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stunning apartment in one of west didsbury’s most sought after developments

Situated in the very desirable West Court in Didsbury Gate, this two double bedroom apartment is on the market with Bridgfords for £325,000. These properties have increased in value substantially over the last few years and achieve rents of approximately £1,150 pcm. Although the annual yield of 4.2% may not be high enough for everyone, when you factor in the capital growth and the low maintenance involved in renting high spec modern apartments this could be the ideal investment.

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In the Didsbury property market, timing is everything; here’s why.

We can’t remember a time when there’s been more excitement about the Didsbury property market. We’re having more and more conversations with the buyers and sellers we advise who realise that they’ve ‘timed their runs’ perfectly. As we’ve seen many times before; as the market turns a corner, momentum starts building very fast.

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Manchester Postcodes

I read an article this week which I wanted to share with you as it highlighted the most lucrative postcodes for buy to let landlords in Manchester, with some even offering the best yields in the country.

M14 offered the 5th highest yields in the country closely at 10.1% followed by M19 which covers parts of Levenshulme, Burnage, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel and Reddish which made it into the top 10 with an average yield of 8.6%.

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