Month: February 2017

renovation project on kingsway in east didsbury

Marketed by Gascoigne Halman is this exciting project which requires a full renovation. The property is marketed for £170,000 and is a three bed semi, popular with families and professional couples. These properties let very well and achieve a rental of approximately £950pcm depending on the standard of finish. Located close to Parrs Wood High, East Didsbury Metrolink and train station, this property will be very desirable on the rental or re-sale market!

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‘our daily bread’ with rob

You will make a wholemeal loaf, focaccia and rye bread, whilst hearing all about the history of commercial bread making in Britain, the science and politics and the truth about why shop-brought bread lasts so long!

The course costs £95 and includes a lunch of freshly made pizza and salad, and is run by Rob Tomlinson, Cracking Good Foods bread expert.

Click here to book in and for more details.

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spacious two double bedroom apartment in didsbury

Marketed by Jordan Fishwick is this spacious, 759 sq ft, two double bedroom apartment in West Didsbury. Ideally located close to Burton Road, the Metrolink and excellent local amenities these apartments would rent very well and could achieve £900pcm. Giving just over a 5% annual yield and with great potential for capital growth this apartment could make a great investment.

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makers market in west didsbury

Now a regular West Didsbury event but continuing to go from strength to strength is the fab Makers Market taking place on 26th February. This is where great things gather – Food, art, design, performance and community.

It happens on the corner of Burton Road/ Nell Lane and invited to showcase their wares are some of the coolest, quirkiest and most talented stall holders around!

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How old are residents in Didsbury?

The spread of ages of local residents can give insights into the personality of an area. In Didsbury, the ages of local residents can be split into the following six categories:

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period project in west didsbury with amazing potential

Situated on Palatine Road is this substantial semi-detached house, which is in need of a full refurbishment throughout. Marketed by Philip James Kennedy for offers in the region of £550,000 the details state that this investment opportunity would only be suitable for cash buyers. Period family homes in West Didsbury are in high demand on the sales and rental market with properties like this one easily achieving over £2000pcm if done to a high standard.

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ryan branney ‘a day in the life of a sales negotiator’

My colleague Ryan Branney has written this interesting blog piece on ‘A day in the life of a Sales Negotiator’ at my branch in Didsbury- I think you will agree it’s an exciting day.

8:30am – Arrive at the office, it’s time for breakfast and a coffee in the break out room!

8:45am – Discuss instructions, offers and ongoing sales files. We also run through the previous day’s activity to structure our work load for the day ahead.

9:00am – Check my emails and respond where necessary, there are always more emails on a Monday!

9:30am – It’s time to gather feedback from the previous day’s viewings, we always give our clients comprehensive feedback in a timely manner following a viewing at their property. Any offers made on a property are also swiftly communicated over to the client, along with the perspective purchasers’ buying position. Any property valuation requests submitted through to branch are also dealt with as a priority.

11:00am – Respond to property enquires, take calls from applicants and schedule viewings. You never get a second chance to make the right first impression, often telephone and email enquiries are the first point of contact with our clients. This is a great opportunity to offer our services in sales, lettings and financial services.

12 noon – Vendor contact call, being client centric this is an excellent opportunity to appraise our marketing and talk strategy with the client. Usually over the telephone or in a branch meeting room, together we discuss the marketing, photography and property description to ensure their property is well positioned to achieve its true potential. It may also be appropriate to discuss comparables in the market place and make a price amendment in order to stimulate additional interest in the property.

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property transactions levels holding steady

The Brexit vote and the falling value ofthe pound have led some to think sales levels might have dipped in the market. However, as the chart shows, sales levels have remained steady throughout the year, contrary to the perceived negativity in the market. We expect steady sales levels in the coming 12 months.

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Welcome to Rebecca

Welcome to Rebecca who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Professional Viewer on Saturdays.

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one bedroom renovation project in didsbury


One bedroom apartment in need of renovation and located just on the edge of Didsbury village. Marketed for £140,000 this property offers a great investment opportunity, which once refurbished could achieve £750pcm.

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