Open Viewing at Duck Cottage in Dobcross

We have an open viewing taking place at the beautiful Duck Cottage in Dobcross on Saturday 1st November 2014 between 11am and 1pm.

Duck Cottage Open Day

Duck Cottage is an Immaculate Quaint Stone Cottage situated within a conservation area on the fringe of Dobcross Village square and is offered for sale with an asking price of £172,950.

Lounge, stylish fitted kitchen, dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom/wc. Good size cellar room with further potential (subject to usual consents). Gas central heating, double glazed, wood burning stove, exposed beams. Charm and character in abundance. EPC E

Viewers are welcome to visit this charming cottage on Saturday 1st November between 11am and 1pm. No appointment necessary.

Click here for more information.

Top Reasons to buy New Build

Have you ever considered buying a new build home? Here are some of the top reasons to consider a new build.

Perhaps the main reason for choosing to buy a new build home is the obvious one!

Buying a new build property means you are buying a home where no one has ever lived there before providing you with a completely blank canvass to work from that you can put your own stamp on. You don’t have to ‘make do’ with someone elses patterned carpets, choice of kitchen or coloured bathroom suite. With a new build home the fitted kitchen will be the latest style with energy efficient appliances whilst the bathrooms are modern and clean. Whats more, most developers allow purchasers to choose from a range of kitchen units, worktops and tiling allowing you to pick exactly what you want but be sure to register your interest early enough to make sure you can still select fixtures and fittings!

Peace of Mind

New build properties come with a 10 year warranty covered by LABC, NHBC or premier. This means you have absolute peace of mind that the house has been built to the latest building regulations.

Value for Money

There is now very little difference in cost between buying new or old, so you no longer have to pay a premium if you want a newly built home, which means you can move into a brand new home saving you the cost of bringing an older home up to standard.

Maintenance Free

You can never be completely sure what you are getting with an older property. Dependent upon the level of survey you instruct areas of immediate concern might be highlighted, however with an older property there is almost certainly always some areas of ongoing maintenance, which can be costly. New build properties are virtually maintenance free so you can get on with enjoying your new home and spending your money on the things you choose!

Better Use of Space

New homes are designed to make better use of space for the modern lifestyle. Features such as a guest WC in the entrance hall and one, if not two other bathrooms.

Energy Efficient

Thanks to the advances modern building techniques and research into energy efficiency properties are now much more eco friendly than older homes and provide around 60% more energy efficiency than older homes and some even have solar panels to heat your water. The result is that you save considerably on running costs and cut your own carbon footprint, doing your bit for the environment.

Safety and Security

Modern locks, secure double glazing, mains operated smoke detectors and fire resistant materials are just some of the features you can expect as standard in a new build property.

Help to Buy

Help to Buy is the Government Scheme designed to help people purchase a new property with just 5% deposit by way of an equity loan of up to 20%. The aim of this scheme is to increase the supply of new homes in addition to the number of lower deposit mortgages with more favourable borrowing rates to the market.

Help to Buy is available to all new homebuyers, not just first time buyers.

This scheme is only available on new build homes, with a maximum purchase price of £600,000.

To see if a newly built property is right for you speak to our team today on 0161 925 3235 or view our current selection of new build developments here.

Bags, Brollies and Balloons!

We have recently released a selection of Ryder and Dutton promotional items including bags, key rings and umbrellas and we have been delighted with the response from everyone!

We have been sent some pictures of our Ryder and Dutton bags, umbrellas and balloons in some weird and wonderful places so we decided to invite everyone to share their own pictures with us.

Ryder and Dutton Bags

To send us your pictures just email them to and we will keep sharing them!

Ryder and Dutton shortlisted in The Negotiator Awards

Ryder and Dutton are delighted to have been nominated for two awards at the forthcoming Negotiator Awards.

The Negotiator holds The Negotiator Conference and Awards every year with top industry speakers speaking at the conference, followed by an awards ceremony in the evening celebrating the leading agents throughout the UK.

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at The 2014 Negotiator awards firstly for Best Estate Agent in the North West/North East category but also for Large Estate Agent of the Year in the national category.

The conference and awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 4th November 2014 at The prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane.

Director of Ryder and Dutton Richard Powell comments, “We are extremely proud to have been nominated for the Best Estate Agent in the North West/North East category, and in particular to be shortlisted for Large Estate Agent of the Year in the national category. To be named as one of the final ten agents in the UK is an incredible achievement.”

60% of young people in Britain need help to raise a House Deposit

Saving a house deposit needs careful planning and 60% of young people in Britain need help from family to raise a house deposit. It does pay though to do your research and have a plan!


60% of young people in Britain with aspirations of home ownership admit that they cannot afford a deposit for a first home without financial help from their family.

According to research form HSBC bank young brits are rethinking how they might spend their savings with 47% looking to cut the cost of a wedding in favour of putting it towards a house deposit.

26% of respondents suggested they would ask guests for cash instead of a traditional wedding gift to put towards a house.

Peter Dockar, head of mortgages at HSBC, said: “With the average deposit for first time buyers now £23,500, it appears that couples are choosing to be pragmatic when it comes to tackling the difficult decision of whether to shell out on a big wedding or buy a home.

“Clearly, it appears that being savvy with the pennies and giving more thought to home buying is becoming a priority.”

Saving for a deposit can always seem like you are taking on a mammoth task but it pays to do your research and plan how you will raise your deposit.

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments you may ever make so researching your options is vital. Mortgage Advice Bureau works with Ryder & Dutton Estate Agents to provide independent mortgage advice in the Manchester, Oldham, Tameside, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire areas.

Meeting with our advisers you will receive totally independent advice specifically tailored to your needs and circumstances, so you will be able to establish exactly what percentage or mortgage you would be eligible for, how much your monthly repayments are likely to be, what additional costs you can expect and how much deposit you need to save.

With clear goals it can be easier to monitor your progress and start to create a budget that includes your deposit and any additional moving fees.

To arrange your free no obligation meeting with our adviser contact us on 0161 925 3255.

Buying Vs. Renting

According to a recent estate agency survey by Relocation Agent Network, 87.5% of agents said that it was cheaper to buy a property than renting one.

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According to a recent estate agency survey, buying a property is cheaper than renting one. Conducted by Relocation Agent Network, of which Ryder and Dutton is a member, not only is it cheaper to buy, but you could make significant savings of up to £1,500.

Relocation Agent Network, the national network of independent estate agents asked its members whether it was cheaper to buy or rent a property over the course of a calendar year. 87.5% said that it was cheaper to buy.

The national survey also looked at the possible savings you could make when buying a property instead of renting. Based on a three-bedroom house, member respondents were asked what they estimated the annual saving was from buying a property instead of renting one. Over a third (33.85%) of member respondents stated that it was possible to save up to £1,500 a year by purchasing a three-bedroom house instead of renting it.

Richard Powell from Ryder and Dutton, the member of Relocation Agent Network in our local area said, “This survey shows us that buying really is the preferred option when it comes to making cost savings. At Ryder and Dutton we understand that some people are renting because they can’t get onto the property ladder – the so called ‘trapped tenants’ – but we’re here to help and guide you through the buying process.”


About Relocation Agent Network. Relocation Agent Network is a national network of specially selected estate agents. All members are handpicked after thorough checks identify them as the best estate agent to represent Relocation Agent Network in their area. The Network provides coverage throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Relocation Agent Network is a division of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, with nearly 165,000 customers moved worldwide every year. In the UK, Cartus uses Network members to buy and sell homes for these relocating families. As well as relocating families moving with Cartus, Relocation Agent Network helps house movers in other parts of the country by referring buyers and sellers from one area to another.

Contact: For further information, please contact us on 0161 925 3255.


Open Viewing at Boardman Fold Road in Alkrington

There is an open viewing taking place at 49 Boardman Fold Road, in the highly desirable ‘Alkrington’ district of Middleton, on Saturday 18th October 2014 between 12.30pm and 2pm.

 The property is a beautiful three bedroomed semi-detached house that has been comprehensively refurbished by its current owners and as such is presented as ‘ready to move into.’


Boardman Fold

Internally the accommodation would be ideal for families and comprises entrance hall, two reception rooms, smart modern kitchen and bathroom, plus three bedrooms.

Viewing is highly recommended so why not join us on Saturday 18th October between 12.30pm – 2pm to see for yourself?

You can also check the website here for more information.