I hope you are all well and are getting ready for Spring coming? I have seen a few snowdrops whilst I have been out walking over the weekend, so I have a spring in my step today as Spring is most definitely one of my favorite seasons.
So, with spring on the horizon and my new found cheer I decided to scour the market for a new investment deal for you all and I have come up with the goods! I have found this lovely two double bedroom mid-terraced property in Stockport, SK1 so close to the Peel Centre and the Portwood Roundabout (making it very easy to access the M60 ring road) on Charlotte Street.
The property is available with Peter Anthony Estate Agents and is on the market at £119,950. The property is in a great condition (from what I can see on the pictures) and looks as though it would require no work at all in order to house a tenant – the kitchen and bathroom both seem in good condition, clean and modern! I believe a property like this should rent for £650pcm which would give you a yield of 6.5% which is a really good yeild and no money would need to be spent on the property so you would be able to get an income straight away.
For more information on this property or other buy-to-let investment opportunities, please do feel free to give me a call on 0161 474 8668.
A beautifully presented two double bedroom mid-terrace house available to rent from 20th March 2017. The property is located on Dawson Street in a lovely, quiet residential areas just off the main road of Carrington Road, which provides easy access to the M60. The property boasts two large reception rooms on the ground floor, with numerous period features, including a stunning fireplace surround and original period wooden flooring. One of the reception rooms is currently set up as a dining room and beyond this is a modern, country style kitchen complete with a built in fridge and underlighting. On the first floor is a large master bedroom and smaller second bedroom which still easily fits a double bed – perfect for guests or for a couple expecting their first child. The bathroom includes a three piece bathroom suite with shower over the bath and additional built in storage. The property is presented immaculately as the Landlord is currently living in the property, which means that the finish is perfect and to the rear of the property is a private garden which is paved, making it low maintenance but perfect for a BBQ in the summer. This property will be very desirable so please call us for a viewing. The property will be available to rent on an unfurnished basis, but unfortunately does not accept DSS applicants or Pets.
Call Gemma in Stockport Exchange to arrange a viewing on 0161 474 8668.
A very well presented, two double bedroom terraced house to rent with lovely period features on Dawson Street, SK1 for £650pcm. Call Gemma on 0161 474 8668 to arrange a viewing!https://www.julianwadden.co.uk/property-details/26810476/cheshire/stockport/dawson-street?page=1&instruction_type=Letting&address_keyword=sk1&property_type=&furnishing=&minprice=&maxprice=&showstc=on
A beautiful, well presented, period, three bedroom semi detached house to rent on Vicarage Road in Cale Green, Stockport. The property is available immediately and is located in the heart of Cale Green, close to Cale Green park and within walking distance to Davenport Train Station with direct links to Manchester Piccadilly Station. The property is extremely well presented throughout with a large entrance hall, large, contemporary living room, second reception room/dining room and a large separate kitchen complete with all appliances on the ground floor. On the first floor is a large master bedroom with built in wardrobes and a further double bedroom and single bedroom which would make a perfect study! There is also a modern three piece bathroom suite on the first floor of the property which is in great condition. At the rear of the property is a lovely private garden which also benefits from an off-road parking space. The property really must be viewed to be believed as it is an exceptional property and it is offered on a part furnished basis. Unfortunately this Landlord cannot accept any tenants with pets or in receipt of housing benefits.
A beautiful three bedroom semi-detached house to rent on Vicarage Road in Cale Green in Stockport for £800pcm. The property is available now, so call me on 0161 474 8668 to book a viewing! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-63841621.html
January has been absolutely crazy for Lettings! We have had so many Instructions for new rental properties in SK1, SK2 and SK3 and so many Lets Agreed within these areas that my time has been taken up dealing with happy tenants and delighted Landlords. So, I am consequently living in a state of euphoria! However, I am not here today just to boast about my lettings prowess, nope… I am here to tell you about a fantastic investment opportunity that I have come across and this type of investment is my absolute pleasure!
Since being young I have been an avid watcher of ‘Grand Designs’ and I love seeing the transformation of an old, quirky building with numerous period features being delicately revealed and methodically restored. So, imagine my delight when today I came across this building on Rightmove! For a cool £88,000 you could purchase a one bedroom apartment within this historic building in central Stockport, opposite Market Hall. This building is called Bank Chambers and it has been purchased and restored by local developers who have done a fantastic job and produced 9 luxury apartments which are a mixture of one and two bedrooms.
The building used to be the Midland Bank, which is a stunning, grade two listed building and it is in the heart of the Old Town Centre of Stockport which has become an extremely trendy location within SK1. These types of property/conversion are starting to pop up all over Stockport now which is extremely exciting, as more and more investment comes to the area and the regeneration gets underway!
So, ‘what would this property rent out at Gemma!?’, I hear you cry.
I believe a one bedroom apartment in this charming building would rent for somewhere between £600 per calendar month and £650 per calendar month based on the furnishings i.e. unfurnished vs. furnished. I have found that people moving into the city centre do like some furnishings and that higher rental prices can be achieved if furnishings are available. So, this would give you a very healthy yield of 8.1% to 8.8%. I think this is one of the best yield’s I have seen in 2017-2018 so snap it up investors!
This property has been listed with Sebastians of Cheshire, (see link below) so please do give them a call to arrange a viewing and then pop into my office before you leave Stockport to discuss rental properties with me! For more information or for a chat with me call 0161 474 8668.
This time of year of my most exciting time of year! I love the festive period and dressing up in my Christmas Jumper and eating mince pies – delightful! It’s a great time and everyone is thinking about their Christmas Dinner, getting the family together and opening their gifts. But this means that lots of people will be packing up their homes to meet up with family and therefore leaving their homes vacant over Christmas and New Year. This is important to consider if you are a Landlord as your rental home could be being vacated for a couple of weeks and with Christmas ultimately comes the potential for bad weather be it snow, or icy conditions.
So, with this in mind I have put together a list of top tips for my Landlords this Christmas.
1. driving home for Christmas… Christmas is a busy season for burglars, so if your tenants are going away and leaving the property empty, make sure to remind them to secure the home properly. That includes closing all doors and windows, and even asking the neighbours to keep an eye out for you.
2. shine bright, dazzle dazzle… For added security, it may be worth setting a timer so lights come on at random if your tenants are away for an extended period of time.
3. its going to be warm this winter… As a landlord, you’re responsible for the maintenance of gas appliances, ensuring they’re kept in a safe, working condition. It’s usually at Christmas that boilers start playing up, so it’s worth checking the heating system is in order before things get really chilly.
Keeping heating on zero during a cold spell can cause damage to your heating, so if your tenants are spending Christmas elsewhere, it’s advisable to programme the heating to come on for an hour a day.
4. chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Make sure that tenants avoid fire risks and unplug electrical appliances – including Christmas lights – if they are heading home for Christmas. (This doesn’t include large appliances like the fridge or freezer!) If your tenants are hosting Christmas at their rental property, ensure all alarms are in working order – not just for the turkey’s sake!
5. this year, to save me from tears… Landlords should ensure regular checks are carried out on boilers, showers and washing machines by qualified tradesmen. During the winter period, we advise all our landlords to ensure all pipes and tanks exposed to cold temperatures are well lagged. If your tenants are away for a long time, it may even be worth turning the stopcock off to minimise the chance of a water leak.
6. silent night! Finally, if you’re jetting off to sunnier climes or retreating to the parents’ place, make sure the tenants have someone to contact – like a managing agent – if they are staying in London. There will always be a tenant who loses their keys after a festive Christmas do – so having somewhere nearby where spare keys are held is advised.
If you have any Christmas concerns or are thinking about having your property managed by a local agent then please do contact me for lettings and/or property management advice on 0161 474 8668.
Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
We couldn’t go outside today to produce a video for you as the weather wasn’t great, so we decided to stay in the office and use the brilliant map that we have in our office to bring you another fantastic buy-to-let opportunity in Stockport. If you would like any more information or if you would like to discuss this property with me please give me a call on 0161 474 8668.
If you call an Estate Agents at this time of year the first thing you will hear is ‘oooooo its slowing down for Christmas’ and whilst in some respects that is true its no time to take your eye off the ball and forget about renting properties! That is my focus everyday and will be every day during December. While other Estate Agents take a break and slow down simply because its December here in Julian Wadden Stockport Exchange we are busy busy busy! We have let 4 properties this week and in sales we have 3 exchanges scheduled today!
So… I wanted to take this opportunity to show you my latest Lettings Instruction in Stockport with this live video tour of Islington Road. This property is new to the market this week and is an exceptional property in terms of the finish and the quality of the property. It is on the market for £695pcm and is a little bit of a steal at this price as in a busy summer market it would easily rent for £725pcm. If you know of anyone that would like to rent this property or if you have a property that you want rented before Christmas then Julian Wadden Stockport Exchange are the Estate Agent for you! Call me on 0161 474 8668…
It is with Festive Cheer that I bring you another stunning two bedroom semi-detached house in Stockport! On Islington Road close to Stepping Hill Hospital and its on the market at the market at £695pcm… https://www.julianwadden.co.uk/property-details/27460019/cheshire/stockport/islington-road?page=1&instruction_type=Letting&address_keyword=Sk2&property_type=&furnishing=&minprice=&maxprice=&showstc=on
A stunning two double bedroom, mid-terrace house to rent in Cale Green, Stockport. See link below for the property details on our website or watch my video taken today at the property! https://www.julianwadden.co.uk/property-details/27449170/stockport/cale-green/adswood-lane-east?page=1&instruction_type=Letting&address_keyword=SK2&property_type=&furnishing=&minprice=&maxprice=&showstc=on
As you regulars will be aware I am always on the lookout for great properties with a great yield and today I have another fabulous option for you on Ward Street in Stockport. This property has been on the market quite a while and has been price reduced a couple of times so I think that there is an opportunity to do a deal here with the Estate Agent selling the property, as the vendors are surely looking to sell quite quickly.
This property on Ward Street has two good sized bedrooms on the first floor (which is always important when looking for a rental) and a good sized reception room on the ground floor with a large eat in kitchen. At the rear of the property is a private garden – now I can see from the pictures that this needs decluttering, but at the end of the day you are buying the building, not all the vendors goods, so please don’t let this put you off! If you can see past all the clutter (like me) you will be able to see that there is a great investment to be had here. The property is located in Stockport Town Centre, SK1 and is about a 10 – 15 minute walk from the town itself, its on the 192 bus route and is a 5 minute walk from Stockport Train Station.
The property is therefore a 2 bedroom, end of terrace on the market for £100,000 which is very rare to find these days in Stockport! I believe that once completed, de-cluttered and with perhaps a repaint to freshen it up, this property should rent for £650pcm. That would give you a great yield of 7.8%.
So, look no further readers, this is the best buy-to-let out there at the moment and is a great property to start your portfolio with, cheap, cheerful and it will make you money! Book your viewing with Bridgfords Stockport now and get your offer in! If you would like any assistance on the viewing or if you have any questions about buy-to-let investments and lettings give me a call on 0161 474 8668.
A newly refurbished, modern two double bedroom mid-terrace house to rent on Turncroft Lane. The property is extremely close to Stockport Centre and is walking distance to Stockport Train Station and all the amenities that the centre has to offer – including Topshop and Marks & Spencers (to name a few)! The property has recently been refurbished throughout with brand new carpets, new plaster and paint, new kitchen and new bathroom. It is a stunning property and has a contemporary colour scheme including white paint throughout and grey carpets. The property comprises of two large reception rooms on the ground floor, both with fireplaces and a separate kitchen to the rear of the property with access to a low maintenance, pebbled garden. On the first floor are two very large double bedrooms and a modern three-piece bathroom suite with shower over bath. The property is available to rent immediately, is offered unfurnished but cannot accept tenants in reciept of housing benefit or with pets.