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4 Essential Ways to Repair Your Credit to Buy a Home

What is a good credit score? Why does it matter to you? When we are younger, the stakes are lower. You didn’t have to worry about a credit score because you weren’t planning on buying a home anytime soon. But, as you get older and want to land a dream job, get a mobile phone […]

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Didsbury Office

From Friday 30th June 2017, Nick Brimelow and his Didsbury office is CLOSING due to his retirement. It’s business as usual for the Chorlton & Withington offices and we’ll still be covering the Didsbury, East Didsbury, Northenden and West Didsbury market from these two well established offices. So save the contact details. Chorlton Sales Office t: […]

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Land & New Homes

Over the last 18 years JP & Brimelow have marketed an extensive selection of New Developments throughout the Chorlton, Didsbury and Withington areas. We have acted on behalf of both national and local independent developers selling a range of products including apartments, townhouses, semi and detached schemes as well as a number of single one […]

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Housing market: Affordability is ‘biggest tenant concern’

Two-thirds of UK tenants still expect to be living in the rented sector in three years’ time, with affordability their biggest concern, a survey says. Estate agency Knight Frank estimated that 5.79 million households would rent from a private landlord by 2021, up from five million now. That increase would include pensioners, as well as […]

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‘We are skint’: Spending falls for first time in four years

We’re buying fewer clothes and pairs of shoes, although we’re eating out more, according to credit card firm Visa. Its latest survey shows household spending dipped for the first time in four years last month with families “starting to feel the squeeze” as higher living costs eat into pay. “Let’s face it, we are skint,” […]

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L&G lays into agents as its first build-to-rent development opens

Legal and General (L&G) has opened its first build-to-rent (BTR) scheme in the UK at a site overlooking the River Irwell in Salford, Manchester (pictured, right) where tenants will pay no moving in fees and a significantly-reduced deposit compared to traditional lets. The insurer, which is one of the UK’s best-known financial firms, set itself directly […]

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Hung parliament: the property industry’s first responses

The Negotiator gathers the different reactions to last night’s political upheaval from industry figures. There are many people who won’t be thanking Theresa May for yesterday’s election and today’s hung parliament including her Housing Minister Gavin Barwell who lost his seat last night in Croydon Central. But it’s clear from the property industry’s reaction to […]

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House price growth cools further in May, says Halifax

The annual rate of house price growth is continuing to slow, according to the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax. In the year to May house price inflation fell to 3.3%, down from 3.8% in the year to April. Over the last three months there has been virtually no change in prices, the Halifax said. […]

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Election exacerbating UK property slowdown, say surveyors

Uncertainty over Thursday’s general election result has contributed to the recent slowdown in the housing market, according to property surveyors. Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said the election had exacerbated the market’s poor performance in May. They said buyers and sellers were adopting a “wait and see” approach. The Rics survey […]

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Election 2017: Investors unnerved by economic uncertainty

Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result’s impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. Although the FTSE 100 closed 1% up – boosted by companies that earn profits in […]