Month: April 2018

Welcome to Frances

Welcome to Frances who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Saturday Negotiator.

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didsbury open gardens returns for 2018, set the date in your diary!

After a year off in 2017, many of the gardeners are already thinking of ideas for new plants and designs for the coming year, and are excited at the thought of taking part in another successful charity event for St Ann’s Hospice, and other charities. We expect to have most gardens from previous years taking part, as well as a number of new gardens opening their gates to the public. Expect some art and entertainment too!

This popular community event is due to take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018. If you would like to open your garden, please contact and the event organisers will be in touch!

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bisque & beyond, a brand new family art café joins the highstreet

The much anticipated Bisque & Beyond has recently taken residence here in the heart of Didsbury village, the former florist shop has been completely transformed by the new owners into a tastefully styled arts and crafts café and is set to open this Spring time!

A truly independent family owned and ran café, it promises to offer a wide range of art projects, from paint a pot to decopatch, clay imprints and commissions, belly casts, personalised gifts and beyond!

We should expect delicious and locally sourced food and drinks, homemade cakes and bakes and a wide range of refreshing beverages, including made to order smoothies and shakes and even local craft ales, there really is something for everyone! This brand new concept café is sure to be a firm favorite amongst young families in the area and a welcomed addition to the village.

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your new look expo lounge reopens

Expo lounge has long been one of the high street’s most popular café bars and eateries and is currently undergoing an exciting cosmetic refurbishment for Spring/Summer 2018. The overhaul will see the venue’s front sun terrace transformed, revised décor schemes and new furniture pieces which build on the brand’s trademark eclectic and vintage styles. Eccentric wall art and murals give a nod to the area’s history and local community spirit.

Lounging is set to resume late April, where we can expect to find a fabulous array the tasty eats and drinks all served in a relaxed and family friendly environment. Click the link below for menus and more

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Free industry guidance to help landlords with Electrical Safety

New ‘Home Safety Guidance’ has been released by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) to help landlords meet their obligations and ensure that tenants’ lives are not put in danger due to unsafe accommodation.

When electrical wires were recently found exposed in a private rental property in Luton, the local authority decided to investigate further and found that the house’s electricity meter had been tampered with and fire detection systems were not in place.

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one bedroom apartment in didsbury village

Marketed by JP & Brimelow is this well presented flat close to Didsbury village, situated at the end of Whitehall Road these purpose built apartments always rent well and are a stone’s throw from the Metrolink. The flat is on the market for offers in the region of £135,000 and would achieve a rent of £650pcm, this gives an annual yield of 5.7%.

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How many cars per household?

The profile of car ownership is a great signal of the practical needs of residents in a local market. Most households have a car, but the number owned varies enormously based on the type of area. For example if you live in a one bedroom flat in a city you’re much less likely to own a car than if you live in a commuter suburb.

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Prices in last few months (flat vs house)

We wanted to take a look at how overall average prices of flats and houses have changed in the last eight months. This is quite a short time frame so there’s a fair bit of volatility from month to month but the story it tells is an interesting one nonetheless.

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Quarterly index of sales by house type

This chart has indexed the levels of transactions for flats and houses over the last eight quarters. That means it takes the actual level of sales at the start of the period and converts them to 100, and then you can see the relative changes running up to the present. It should be noted that the smaller the number of properties, the more extreme the volatility.

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Statistics show more good news ahead for Didsbury

The British press is being so hysterical about the UK property market at the moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were back in 2008 again, staring down the barrel of another credit crunch. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Week after week, more statistics come out revealing how buoyant the market is at the moment. Here are just three of the reasons why homeowners in Didsbury should be grinning.

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