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When do people buy their first home?..

Home ownership rates in England rose slightly in the last financial year – but first-time buyers are having to wait until they are older to buy. The annual English Housing Survey, published by the government, shows that 64% of the population owned their own home in 2017-18. That was a one percentage point rise on the […]

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Fancy a new kitchen? Hire one from Ikea..

Ikea is to start allowing customers to lease rather than buy furniture. A pilot project in Switzerland is looking at hiring out furniture as part of an environmentally-friendly policy by the Swedish flat-pack company. It said it was looking at ways for customers to “buy, care for and pass on products”. It has already introduced […]

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Meet Fran from The Laundrette in Chorlton..

Hi guys, I’m Fran the General Manager of The Laundrette Chorlton! I know I’m obviously biased but I really do love coming to the Laundrette when around Chorlton! The food and cocktails are amazing, countless bottles of Prosecco have been drunk on the terrace area outside. I actually live in the city centre so love […]

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We celebrate 21 years of trading..

We celebrate 21 years of trading on the 28th February 2019. This anniversary gives us a great opportunity to celebrate our history, reflect on our successes and recognise the people that have helped us achieve this milestone.” “JP & Brimelow has unmatched local knowledge of the South Manchester property market and we pride ourselves on […]

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Mortgage predictions for first-time buyers..

Longer-term fixes, cashback offers and cheap 95% deals could lead the way. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a second stepper, a homeowner looking to remortgage or a buy-to-let landlord, 2019 looks set to be a rollercoaster of a year. With uncertainty around Brexit and the prospect of further base rate increases, being proactive with your finances and getting […]

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STAFF TRAINING – THURSDAY 17th January..

The Chorlton & Didsbury office is CLOSED on THURSDAY 17th January 2019.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by closing the office this due to off-site training.  I hope you all understand that in order to provide you with the highest service, training is necessary. Please leave a message 0161 882 2233 or email […]

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What is the most popular home in Chorlton and Old Trafford?..

We all have different ideas when it comes to choosing a home. Some prefer a rural retreat in the country while others aspire to live in a modern inner-city apartment. In some cases, home-buying couples might even be looking for different things. The compromises people make when choosing a home are a key element of […]

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Plan to free ‘mortgage prisoners’ revealed by FCA..

The City regulator is planning a change of rules that could lower the housing costs of thousands of so-called “mortgage prisoners”. Some 140,000 homeowners are trapped on high interest-rate home loans with unregulated or inactive firms, and are unable to switch to a cheaper deal. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now said it is […]

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Are our homes still our castles in Chorlton and Old Trafford?

‘Margaret’ and ‘Thatcher’ are perhaps two of the most divisive words in UK political history (along with ‘Brexit’ now, presumably). Whatever you think about her, it can’t be denied, the impact of the housing policies she espoused are still being felt to this day, particularly when it comes to homeownership. But are underlying attitudes to […]

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What is the most popular home in Chorlton and Old Trafford?

We all have different ideas when it comes to choosing a home. Some prefer a rural retreat in the country while others aspire to live in a modern inner-city apartment. In some cases, home-buying couples might even be looking for different things. The compromises people make when choosing a home are a key element of […]