I wanted to give Alix Johnstone a warm welcome as she joins our Didsbury team and starts her journey with us as a Lettings Negotiator. I am so happy to have Alix on board and if you have any queries lettings related, please give myself or my team – Jordana and Alix a call – 0161 249 5160
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.
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.
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.
At £8.32 billion, Treasury coffers netted £750 million less in residential SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) receipts across England in the financial year to the end of April, compared to 2017/18. This is despite just 16,000 fewer transactions taking place.
One of the key things we focus on when we own a home is how to add value to the property and make it more sell-able for the future. However, a question which will also help you to achieve your property’s best potential is what are the top things that will devalue your home? Here are some of the key factors that National Association of Estate Agency (NAEA) members have experienced as having a negative impact on property value.
Tuesday 1st October marks International Coffee Day. Across the UK, 95 million cups of the world’s most popular drink (except for water) are consumed daily, whether at home or in one of over 25,000 coffee outlets across the country.
From instant to ground, lattes, to cappuccinos, flat whites to expressos, £10.1 billion was spent in coffee outlets across the UK in 2018, the equivalent of 43,402 average-priced UK homes.
Consumption of coffee in the UK varies by age, with those aged 53 years plus boasting the highest levels of consumption at 2.2 cups per day. Although under 20-year-olds currently drink on average just 0.5 cups, the fastest growing demographic for coffee consumption is those aged 13–18 years.
The number of coffee outlets is anticipated to overtake the number of pubs in the UK by 2030. Up and coming key coffee trends include super-food coffee, cold brew and nitro coffee and WiFi-enabled coffee makers.
The Albert Clubs 3rd annual Oktoberfest event is here!
A day of German beer, food, music and merriment at The Albert Club. Like previous years, the day will be split over two sessions…
From 1pm til 7.30pm there’ll be an outside marquee and bar on the terrace serving a range of German and Bavarian beers, a German-style BBQ and live music in the afternoon. The afternoon session is FREE and no ticket is required.
Then, in the evening, get your lederhosen on and be ready to party with a live brass oompah band. This part of the event is ADVANCE TICKET ONLY and afternoon guests/those without tickets will be required to vacate the clubhouse by 7.30pm. The outdoor bar will close at 10pm so those without tickets can use this bar and stay until 10.30pm