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Could property be a key factor in retirement planning?

A recent ONS report ‘Living longer and old-age dependency- what does the future hold?’ suggests that by 2050, one in four people will be aged 65 year or over and that by 2067 more than half of people ages 65-69 are forecast to still be working. With an ageing population continuing to live longer could property play an important role in retirement plans for the future? Downsizing has always been a popular choice as people reach their retirement years but how could your property ...

3 parks to get your heart rate soaring during #loveparksweek

One of the best things about being british (aside from all the tea we drink) is the abundance of countryside we are surrounded by. Even in the densest cities we are able to find at least one place where we can be fully immersed in the beauty of nature. This week (12 - 21 July​ 2019) is Love Parks Week and we’ve handpicked a few of our local parks that you should definitely visit.    Alexandra Park, Oldham Alexandra Park is a Victorian town park, which was...

Developed a passion for tennis after Wimbledon? We've got the property for you.

Feeling inspired by Wimbledon? We LOVE these 5 properties that are in the perfect location - near to local tennis courts! Whether you’re looking for a great VANTAGE point or would prefer to SERVE some DEUCE in the garden (do try not to make too much RACKET though and avoid strenuous activity or you might suffer from TENNIS ELBOW). The (tennis) BALL is in your COURT!    Uplands, Alkrington, Middleton 5 minutes from Alkrington Tennis Club, No. 14 Uplands is found on...

Own music history with never before seen Factory Records and Hacienda memorabilia to be sold at auction

Manchester has gained iconic status as a city famous for its rich history; from its contribution to the industrial revolution with so many cotton mills and forward thinking industrial prowess it led to its nickname ‘Cottonopolis’, its famous architecture, culture, tourism and, of course, the Manchester Bee. But when we talk about the buzz of Manchester there is another important aspect of this incredible city we can not overlook, and that is its place in music history. Manch...

Tenant’s Moving Out Checklist

If you’ve decided it’s time to move on from your current rented property there will be plenty of things to do to prepare for a stress free move.  You’ve reached the end of your tenancy and are starting to think about what you need to organise before you move out. We’ve put together a checklist to help ensure you don’t miss anything important.  1. Get together all the documents relating to your tenancy If you haven’t done so already, pull tog...

Common fears and concerns of first time buyers

Buying your first home is likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime, so it’s understandable for you to have some anxiety. Often it feels like stepping into the unknown and you’re likely to have a few worries and concerns. We want to put your mind at ease, so have listed a few key things you might be concerned about.  I’m a millennial - can I really afford a deposit for my first home? Yes, you can. Despite what you may have heard, it is...

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