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How to Avoid Fairy Tale Valuations in Cheadle

Once upon a time in Cheadle, a land not so far away from our office! a young family decided they wanted to sell up and move to a bigger castle that they spotted had just come onto the market.

They called in two different estate agents who arrived on majestic horses with golden flowing manes (the horses that is) ok this sounds grander than a VW golf, but I am sure you follow the analogy! [···]

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Buying off plan – the pro’s and con’s

Buying a new property off plan is on the rise, especially in Manchester where the market is booming and demand for flats around fashionable City centre locations and Salford Quays is going through the roof!
Buying off plan has a number of advantages and of course one or two things to think about which we will explore in this piece.

Buying off plan means you are committing to buying a property, often before construction has even started and the final completion might be 2 or 3 years ahead. It is quite common of these units to form part of large developments, which are dominating the city’s skyline – along with cranes!  [···]

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Estate Agents are full of excuses!

“I couldn’t hand in my assignment today because the dog ate my homework.”
“The train to Gatley is cancelled due to the wrong kind of snow falling.”
“I can’t make it into work today boss because a ghost in my house has kept me up all night.”

Excuses. We have heard them all a thousand times. [···]

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Questions to Ask an Estate Agent

I was recently chatting to a retired gentleman who popped into the office in Cheadle who was thinking of moving back to the area but had lived in the same house for more than 40 years! An estate agents nightmare! And was understandably nervous and unsure what to ask agents.

The advice I gave him is what we share with anyone looking to put their home on the market in the Cheadle area.
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Prices up, Sales down – the latest Rightmove Property Index

  • New-to-the-market sellers push their asking prices up by another 0.8% (+£2,343) to a record high of £308,075
  • Seven out of 11 regions achieve their highest ever asking prices, with year-on-year price increases of over 4% in East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales
  • Record visits to Rightmove indicate strong interest in property, but uncertainty and stretched affordability have dented sentiment leading to more hesitant buyers and sellers in some areas:
  • Number of sales agreed by estate agents so far in 2018 is down 5.4% on the same period in 2017

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10 Things Every Landlord Must Know

We have been established for 17 years, serving landlords and tenants in the Cheadle area and across Stockport generally and take enormous pride in our reputation for looking after our clients. During those years running a letting and property management agency, there’s not much we haven’t seen or experienced! [···]

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What does the 2017 Autumn Budget mean for the Cheadle & Stockport housing market?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second budget earlier today and urged the UK to “Seize the opportunities” from Brexit, whatever they may be exactly! And he has also promised to tackle deep-seated economic challenges “head on”. We must wish him the very best of luck

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