DO HOMEOWNERS AND LANDLORDS THINK TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP?

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.

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STUDENT ACCOMODATION – A NEW MORTGAGE MARKET?

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.

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jordana says hello from didsbury!

Some of you may recognise Jordana McVarnock from our Property Management department where she has worked for 6 months and we are so excited and happy that she has joined our Didsbury team as the new Lettings Negotiator. I am so thrilled that she is joining my growing Lettings team here in Didsbury and Jordana does join us with experience of working with a branch as well as having worked for the company already for some time.

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the cavendish pts bonfire & fireworks night

CAVENDISH PTA’S FAMILY BONFIRE & FIREWORKS NIGHT IS BACK
MONDAY THE 4TH NOVEMBER 2019: 17:00 – 19.00 * GATES OPEN AT 17:00

We’re delighted to announce the annual, community family fundraiser will be back with a bang this year. Celebrating the 13th year lighting up the skies of West Didsbury, Manchester.

The Cavendish PTA Bonfire & Fireworks Night will take place on MONDAY the 4th  November in conjunction with Chorlton Fireworks and we hope that both new and familiar faces will join in for a fun filled, family night.

Gates will open at 17.00. Adults £4, children £2 and 2s and under free. Cash only on the gate. Correct money will be greatly received on the night! All children have to be accompanied by an adult (18+). Please use Cavendish Community Primary School’s car park entrance to access the event. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/cavendishpta/304013#

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winter wine fair 2019

Reserve Wines Didsbury are delighted to invite you to their Winter Wine Fair on Sunday 3rd November at the Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury.

Their trained staff will be on hand to talk you through lots of delicious tipples, help you find a new favourite and even advise on food and wine pairings for your Christmas celebrations.

Over 50 specially selected wines and spirits will be available for you to taste.  What better way to while away a Sunday afternoon? https://www.reservewines.co.uk/products/didsburywinterwinefair2019

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launch of ‘comedy at the northern’

IN A SERIES OF WEST DIDSBURY COMEDY FESTIVAL WARM UP GIGS ‘COMEDY AT THE NORTHERN’ PROUDLY PRESENT…

On Friday 8th November 2019

MC KEVIN DEWSBURY (“His delivery is spot on, delightfully funny” Broadway Baby) is your host presenting…

SMUG ROBERTS

Your headliner is one of the very best and a legend of the Manchester & NW comedy circuit. Rip-roaring anecdotes and razor sharp observations combine to deliver a riotous set of laughter! As seen on ‘That Peter Kay Thing’ Channel 4, ‘Cold Feet’ ITV, ‘Phoenix Nights’ Channel 4, Steve Coogan’s Film ’24 Hour Party People’ and Channel 4’s Bafta award winning Buried.

CRAIG DEELEY

Opening the show Brummie Craig Deeley is an absolute joy! From real life struggles, surreal absurdities and cutting one-liners, a very in demand comic across the UK.

“Craig Deeley makes me laugh on and off Twitter. Which is rare.” Sarah Millican

HANNAH PLATT

Finalist of BBC New Comedian of the Year 2019, Hannah is undoubtedly a rising star!

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE VENUE & EVENTBRITE (BOOKING FEE APPLIES) https://www.facebook.com/westdidscomfest/photos/gm.2658762297477627/130781524972749/?type=3&theater

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£750 MILLION LESS IN RESIDENTIAL SDLT

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.

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HOW DO YOU SAY?

The top 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK have been revealed by the creators of language app Babbel.

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What are the top things that will devalue your home?

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.

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COFFEE CULTURE

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.

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