Month: April 2017

why do i need an inventory? it’s just walls and carpets, there is no furniture in the property.

An inventory is a list of all items in the property, the walls, flooring, fixtures & fittings are just as important as any furniture as these can still be damaged by the tenant. Once a tenancy has come to an end we conduct an inspection based on the original inventory to establish whether the tenant has caused any damage above fair wear and tear in order to recover any costs to rectify the issues from their deposit.

If you have a question big or small email with the Subject Ask Gemma, looking forward to hearing from you.

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how many second home owners are there in stockport?

The number of second homes registered in a local area can really give you a feel of if the area is right for you. In Stockport, the mix is as follows:

No 2nd address 97.1%
2nd address within the UK 2.3%
2nd address outside the UK 0.6%
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dragon club at bramall Hall

Bramall Hall are playing host, for the fourth time this year, to the Dragon Club, on Friday 5th May. It is an exciting developmental discovery session for children (And adults!) aged between 2 and 5 years of age. It runs between 10am and 12pm, and cost £7 per child. And you must book, which can be done by calling 0161 474 2399.

For more details see here.

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cheadle hulme park run!

Whether you are looking to compete or just wish to get generally fitter without any pressure, then the Parkrun could be perfect for you. Cheadle Hulme Park host a weekly 5k run and encourages people to attend from all ranges of fitness levels. You just need to register, book on, and get down there. They also have runs located at Brabyn’s Park in Marple, and at Bramall Hall in Bramall.

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occupancy levels in stockport

Want to know how in demand properties in a given area are? Occupancy is a useful indicator for demand, as well as illustrating how spacious or cosy properties are in the local area. In Stockport, 48.3 per cent of properties have two or more extra rooms and 26.8 per cent have one extra room.

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cafelito announces their latest store within stockport exchange!

We had some great news last week when Cafelito announced that they are to open up their new branch, within the new Stockport Exchange development. Opening their first store in St Peter’s Square, Cafelito’s signature coffee and beautiful food menu has become very popular with locals, and will now boast a chain of three stores – not bad after 2 years of trading!

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8 reasons to get excited about the opening of redrock!

With less than 8 month’s remaining until Redrock opens it doors to the public, the countdown is certainly on. The article highlights the 8 main reasons to get excited, including the cinema company itself, The Light, which specialises in giving the consumer the VIP treatment, and will be showing theatre, opera, and concerts from around the world as well as newly released movies!

For more information see here.

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promising sales levels in stockport

The weather may still be warming up outside, but it’s already a hot time of year for the property market. The expected uptick in sales has materialised as you can see from the chart. Particularly notable are sales levels of detached properties, which have increased 26.2 per cent since the last quarter of 2015.

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INVESTMENT ALERT: A little elbow grease could required for this one… but it has bags of potential!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a very lovely Easter bank holiday?

I have another property for you this week, however for the first time ever I am bringing you a dooer-upper! This one has fantastic potential, however it will require a little bit of the old elbow grease… unless you have lots of spare cash to get the builders in.  I don’t know about you, but I do like to put my own stamp on things and get involved.

So, the property is on Bonar Road in Stockport which is in West Edgeley which is a lovely residential suburb.  It is a prime area for developers, investors and renters alike due to the number of local, surrounding schools, the residential feel of the area and the proximity to Stockport Town Centre and the main train station.  The property does not look to appealing at the moment, I shan’t lie, as it has ripped wallpaper in most rooms with some questionable paint choices,  but this is a three bedroom semi-detached property, with two reception rooms and after all the décor can easily be changed.  To the rear of the property is a large lawned garden, and again it does need tidying up, but it will not cost very much at all to do this and the work is minimal in this area.  In my opinion the property needs a new bathroom, new kitchen and a full refurbishment throughout, but with perhaps £15,000 of work spent on it and after the purchase of the property at £125,000 (which is the same price as completed 2 bedroom terraced houses are going for in the area) you would be looking at a rental yield between £700 and £800 per calendar month.  This would give you a rental yield of 6.22% to 7.11% which is definitely not to be sniffed at!!

The property is on the market with Reeds Rains Edgeley and if you would like to book a viewing and would like a Local Letting Agent to come along with you do give me a call on 0161 474 8668 as I would love to see this property myself!

Please see the link below for images of the property and for more information from the Agent selling this fantastic development opportunity.

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flat and house prices in stockport

With increasing clarity from the government, the housing market is returning to it’s usual stride. Looking at quarter-on-quarter price data in Stockport, we can see that the average sold prices of houses is up 6.8 per cent since the last quarter of 2015.

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