Rosehill Development in Rochdale

A beautiful small development of just 4 traditionally constructed new build detached homes, accessed via a private road off Ashmount Drive, Rochdale.
The properties at Rosehill offer spacious accommodation of approximately 1800sq ft including a stunning kitchen/dining/family room, four good sized bedrooms and and integral garage, making these homes the perfect choice for families.

 

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Plots 1 and 2 are now available for £289,950.

 

Subject to build stage purchasers can personalise their home by choosing the finish of the kitchen and tiling to bathroom and en suite. Kitchens include a range of integrated appliances including double oven, curved glass extractor hood, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A contemporary wood burner will be fitted to the family room as standard.

Upstairs is the master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms (two being double) and the main family bathroom.  Externally will be driveway parking for at least two cars and front and rear gardens.

The first two plots are now ready for occupation.

Why choose Auction House?

If you are considering selling your property by Auction then Auction House could be for you!

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One of the major benefits of using Auction House to sell your property by Auction is the strong regional and national presence Auction House can offer.

Because we are based locally to the properties we are offering to the Auction room you have the advantage of working with a local agent who understand auctions and know the area.

If you were looking to sell your property on the open market you would appoint a local agent, so why not appoint your local Auction expert to help secure a better price for your property and ensure exposure to regional and local buyers.

We know your local area and one of our Auction House Valuers will visit your property to provide an onsite appraisal and share their expert knowledge abut selling at Auction with you.

Auction House is made up of experienced and successful local Estate Agents that are well known and respected in the area and boast a wealth of knowledge and numerous contacts, including potential buyers, so you can feel reassured and confident your property is in safe hands.

We are consistently more successful than other regional and national auctioneers.

Auction gives you a greater likelihood of selling your property than by private treaty. In recent years Auction House has sold around 80% of the lots offered. If you need a certain sale you really should consider the auction route. Auction House has seen it’s sales rise by 11% in the first six months of 2014 with a total of 1,253 lots sold between January and June of this year, raising more than £153 million through its network of 38 Auction rooms.

Auction House is the only national auctioneer with a network of regional auction rooms and the only company running professional auctions in widespread locations across the country. If you want to sell your property through a local auction room we are the natural first choice.

 Contact us on 0161 925 3254 to see how Auction House can help you.

Last 3 plots available at Boundary Park!

There are just three plots available now at our Boundary Park development in Oldham.

 

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The plots are finished to shell stage which means purchasers have a fantastic opportunity for  to personalise these last few homes that are available by choosing your own kitchen finish and Bathroom tiling.

 

Plot 3, the former show house has now also been released for sale. This too has been reduced in price and includes all fixtures and fittings, as well as floor coverings throughout.

 

This beautiful finished home is ready to move into and it would even be possible for a purchaser to negotiate a price which includes all furniture and furnishings

 

Speak to our New Homes team on 0161 925 3235 for more information or See our website for more information about the Boundary Park Development.

RICS report an increase in agreed sales

The first three months of 2014 saw Surveyors reveal that the number of homes sold per chartered surveyors jumped to its highest levels in six years, although the second quarter of 2014 has seen a slight slow down in activity levels.

 

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors revealed that in the first three months of 2014 the number of homes sold per chartered surveyors jumped to its highest levels in six years.

 

The second quarter of 2014 has however, indicated a slow down in the housing market following RICS reporting a fourth consecutive monthly fall in new property coming onto the market in April.

 

Despite fewer houses coming on to the market, 26% more chartered surveyors reported an increase in agreed sales, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey, leading to concerns about supply in some parts of the country.

 

The Halifax report that house prices for June drop 0.6%, which reveals a bigger monthly fall than was widely anticipated. A fall which knocks £1,100 off the average property value, according to the Halifax.

 

The Nationwide house price index for June in contrast, revealed prices had increased by 1% in June 2014 and were 11.8% higher than June 2013.

 

Although figures between lenders may fluctuate slightly what we are seeing is a slight slow down in the pace of the housing market.

 

A two pace housing market is forming with property prices up by 18.5% year-on-year in London in May, but prices only rose by 1.3% in the North West. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and some lenders also suggest that prices in London and the South East of England have risen much more sharply than other areas.

 

April saw the introduction of new tougher lending criteria as a result of the Mortgage Market Review.

 

A borrower’s ability to afford the mortgage, both now and in the future, will now be assessed subject to a ‘stress test’ as part of the new regulatory regime, as is evidencing a borrower’s income in all cases. For those buying with smaller deposits and consequently higher loan to value mortgages the degree of scrutiny is likely to be higher.

The process of taking out a mortgage is now expected to take longer with the requirement of advisers to be more thorough in ascertaining a borrower’s circumstances than ever before which may be a contributing factor in causing the market to slow down slightly.

 

Ryder and Dutton Celebrate the Tour De France!

The Tour De France arrived in Yorkshire earlier this month on the 5th July and Ryder and Dutton were ready to Celebrate as the Tour De France has not visited England since 2007, and this was also the first time the race has ever visited the North of England!

To start the celebrations all of our branches held a ‘Wear it Yellow Day’ on the 2nd July with members of staff dressed in Yellow in exchange for a donation to charity. The donations will be split between the five local hospices we support which are Willow Wood Hospice in Tameside, Dr Kershaws Hospice in Royton, Springhill Hospice in Rochdale, Kirkwood Hospice in Kirklees and Overgate Hospice in Halifax.

An estimated one million cycling fans gathered in Yorkshire on Saturday 5th July as the 2014 Tour De France was given a royal send-off in Leeds, before passing through Holmfirth on the Sunday.

Many of our properties for sale in the area held open days for the weekend and our Holmfirth branch was open on the Sunday to watch the race and offer refreshments to the gathering crowds!

 

The Yorkshire departure of the race was undoubtedly a huge success which brought a staggering number of visitors to the area and we were delighted to be able to celebrate the event, cheer on the riders and support our local hospices.

 

Surveyors believe the market is Stablisiing

Surveyors reveal that Valuations fell 15% in April compared with March, as the market cooled off slightly following the implementation of new mortgage rules.

Connells Survey and Valuations report the figures for all property valuations in April 2014 was exactly the same as the number of valuations for all property in April 2013, following a drop of 10% in the previous month. Annual growth of 0% reflects a more stablised housing market.

The new mortgage rules were in place on 26th April 2014, however many lenders started to enforce the new mortgage rules ahead of this date.

Although the figures have stabilised year on year the break down in the market place was different as first time buyers accounted for 3% more of the valuations carried out and established home movers 13% less.

The Office of National Statistics also reports house price growth has been easing off, with UK annual house price growth at 8%, although the North West house price inflation was 3.1%.

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, commented on the findings: “It’s welcome news that house price growth is slowing after some dizzying rises in recent months. Putting the capital and South East to one side leaves us with a far more measured and controlled upwards trend. There are signs that the upwards momentum in the housing market is cooling slightly.

“As for the mortgage market, with the new affordability rules keeping lenders under a tight rein, decisions to offer credit are being taken with clear heads and a full and honest appraisal of borrowers’ finance.”

Preparing Rental Accommodation for the Market

If you are looking to rent your property out make sure you follow some simple steps to help secure a tenant as quickly as possible.

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If you are a landlord of a property you will understand the worry of having void periods between tenants. Having a rental property stood empty for long periods between tenants can be incredibly frustrating, as well as costly.

Here are our top tips to help you find a tenant for your property as quickly as possible.

1. Clean the property thoroughly

Even when a tenant cleans a property on departure you can often find giving a rental property a thorough spring clean can help smarten the property up and increase its appeal to potential tenants.

2. Think Practical!

Always remember that a rental property is not your own home so rather than choose furniture and colour schemes that suit you, it’s much better to go for practical and neutral colours and furnishings that will appeal to everyone. Materials that are hard wearing and durable are ideal for rented accommodation.

3. Check for any urgent repairs

Is there any work that needs to be done on the property? Are there any areas of repair that might put potential tenants off?  It is much better to get any work the property needs completed in between tenants – that way access to the property isn’t a problem, the repairs won’t disrupt your next tenant and a potential tenant will not be put off from applying for the property.

4. Storage Space

Plenty of storage space can be very appealing to tenants. Ensuring there is somewhere for the iron and ironing board, children’s toys and general storage so make use of any storage space or cupboards that the property has. If there is limited storage space available,  you may want to consider some inexpensive free standing storage.

5. Don’t forget your gardens

The outside of a property is often the first impression a tenant will have of your property so make sure your gardens are tidy and paths weeded and swept.

When marketing your rental property we will help advise if there is anything that needs to be done at the property to help secure a tenant. Sometimes very small improvements can help save time and money in the long run and help avoid any costly void periods.