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Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

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Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk

Virgin Media has told 800,000 customers to change their passwords to protect against being hacked. An investigation by Which? found that hackers could access the provider’s Super Hub 2 router, allowing access to users’ smart appliances. A child’s toy and domestic CCTV cameras were among the vulnerable devices. Virgin Media said the risk was small […]

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Eight ways to spot a friend or family member is in debt

Several million people – up to 10% of the population – are reluctant to admit that they are having debt problems, according to the Money Advice Service. As a result it is calling on friends and family members to do more to spot the tell-tale signs of money issues. These include secretive behaviour, or a […]

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Forward thinking here in the Chorlton office..

Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart. Contact Eddie and his team here in Chorlton on 0161 882 2233 to start your journey… ‘Passionate about keeping our promises’.

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Coffee under threat. Will it taste worse as the planet warms?

Coffee drinkers could face poorer-tasting, higher-priced brews, as a warming climate causes the amount of land suitable for coffee production to shrink, say scientists from London’s Kew Gardens. Coffee production in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the high quality Arabica coffee bean and Africa’s largest exporter, could be in serious jeopardy over the next century unless […]

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Sales still strong, but prices fall in June for first time since 2009

The number of sales agreed at this time of year is the second highest for ten years, only slightly lower than the high of May 2014 However, spring price momentum stalls as price of property coming to market drops by 0.4% (-£1,172), the first fall in June since 2009 at the height of the credit […]

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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 […]