Marketed by Gascoigne Halman for £175,000 is this modern purpose built apartment in the sought after Didsbury Point development. Within easy reach of the Metrolink and Burton Road, the property is sure to appeal to professional tenants wanting to commute into the City Centre and also enjoy vibrant West Didsbury village. These properties rent really well and you could expect to achieve £800pcm once the flat has had some cosmetic improvements. This return would give an approximate annual yield of 5.4%!!
Marketed by Reeds Rains for £250,000, this two bedroom penthouse apartment is an excellent buy to let opportunity. Located close to Didsbury village and within a 5 minute walk from the Metrolink this property would be popular with professionals. With the bonus of underground parking and a south facing sun terrace this is an opportunity not to be missed. You could expect to achieve a rent of £1,000pcm giving an annual yield of 4.8%.
A Taste of Spain on the 28th March is an event at the superb Reserve wines on Burton Road. They’ll have an exciting line up of some less well known Spanish wines, exploring a slightly different facet of this brilliant place we Brits love so much. Rioja will be featured of course, but they’ll also explore some Garnachas from Madrid, Verdejo from Rueda, and Godello from Monterrei.
Tickets are now on sale for Wine and Wallop’s first BEER CLUB event of 2018. Taking place on 5th April at the Lapwing Lane venue they will be exploring the world of gluten free brewing hosted by First Chop Ale, fresh from their Gold medal win at the World Gluten Free beer awards. 6 Beers with meat and cheese to compliment!
Running throughout March until the 6th April is The Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt in aid of the wonderful local Francis House Childrens Hospice. Participants young and old are invited to collect a map from a number of businesses in Didsbury (ourselves included) or download one here: http://The Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt Map and then track down 20 large knitted Easter chicks, all perched in shop and business windows throughout Didsbury. Each Chick has a name and a fact about Francis house, with completed maps to be handed in at Francis House on Parrswood Road or into the ‘Chick Post Box’ at Didsbury library.
Donations for each entry are clearly encouraged (either cash in an envelope with your entry, or call 0161 443 2200 to make a donation by card) and each entry has the chance to win some fabulous Easter prizes. http://www.francishouse.org.uk/chick-hunt
The socio-economic profile is a telling measure of the constitution of people in a local market. We have to be careful when talking about the economic profile of local residents because no statistical measure will really illustrate the character of an area. However, we’ve used the governments ‘NS-Sec’ classification data on our area, which defines local residents in those terms.
By looking back over the last eight quarters, it’s quite enlightening to see how average sales prices have changed for individual house types. Obviously the bigger types sell for more, but the quarter-on-quarter changes tell an interesting story.
Have you ever wondered how many people buy flats in the local area as opposed to houses? Wonder no longer. We’ve done the analysis, which shows the most recent split as well as two years’ worth of quarterly data. This is useful information for anyone with an interest in the local market because it affects the overall market dynamic.
Defining the modern working week in 2018 isn’t a straightforward process. As we embrace technology, the lines between daily commutes to work and working from remote locations become less transparent. From a property perspective, this means people with flexible working patterns can be more selective about the location of their next home. But what does this mean for Didsbury?