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Sharpey

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  1. Those figures don't look right to me. If you go on the entitled website calculator for income of £16,800 it states tax credit award of £6,640. That's for a single parent with two kids. Anyone explain where the Sun is getting the significantly higher figure from?
  2. I lived in Macclesfield for a couple of years around 10 years ago. It's a nice town with some lovely countryside on your doorstep. Bollington is worth looking at. On the downside we did experience a bit a car vandalism while living there and the commute into Manchester is not great (traffic a nightmare if driving and the train is expensive). We moved to Cheadle Hulme after Macc and personally I much prefer it. Horses for courses though. Good luck wherever you decide is the place for you.
  3. I wouldn't rule out Cheadle Hulme on the basis of the virgin trains not stopping there. It's literally 5 mins on the train from Cheadle Hulme to Stockport and you never wait more than around 10 mins to then get on the London train. I would say it probably adds 15-20 mins to your total time journey. However, your options of which Londin trains you can take are significantly increased as they all stop at Stockport.
  4. Not right under the flight path but not far off. The flight path is a touch further down towards Cheadle village (over the golf course and Bruntwood Park) I live on the same road as that house and can honestly say that the planes don't bother me at all.
  5. Yes, it's a nice little spot around here. Close enough to walk to either Cheadle Hulme or Cheadle village and the little promenade of shops (chippy, chinese etc.) Even nearer. Bruntwood Park is also just a short walk over the college fields. The £180,000 paid for that house pre-refurb seems fairly reasonable and it has been nicely updated. The current asking price is ridiculous though! I think the current frenzy in Cheadle Hulme is partly down to the success of Cheadle Hulme High School, coinciding with the relative demise of Bramhall High School. People moving into the area with young families are now opting for Cheadle Hulme over Bramhall where as a couple of year's ago the opposite was the case. These things change over time though. All the best Venger, hope a decent opportunity (at a sendible price) comes along for you soon.
  6. There's another flip that's recently come on the market around the corner from me. Sold for £190,000 last year. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=45490588&sale=1416394&country=england&referrer=soldPriceResults Refurbished and back on the market for £300,000 six months later. Speculative but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it go for close to that. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-36038856.html
  7. Agreed, I wouldn't call it Cheadle Hulme proper either, which is part of the reason we didn't proceed when it was up for sale last time. We also didn't like the uncertainty of the adjacent building project and parking arrangements etc. The house was in good condition when we viewed it. The current occupants have decorated a couple of rooms, installed a projector and put some decking down. Some mug appears to be prepared to pay £130,000 for these extensive renovations. Much better value can be found elsewhere in Cheadle Hulme.
  8. Cheadle Hulme has gone a bit bonkers recently. We offered on a place in early 2013 that went for £147,000. I was driving passed the other day and noticed a for sale sign up and found it was listed for £280,000. Judging by the pictures they've done a bit of minor work but no more than £10,000 worth. It's now gone SSTC. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51422650.html
  9. I would send them an email restating your offer and requesting confirmation that it has been passed on to the vendor along with details of your good purchasing position. Also request confirmation of the vendors response to your offer. They are obliged to pass the offer on to the vendor so better to do it via email so that there is a record of the offer being made.
  10. I live in Cheadle Hulme and will be sending my kids to Cheadle Hulme High School. Not selective or private but a very good school nonetheless. I think where Credulous has bought will be in the catchment for the Kingsway School which is also a decent option.
  11. Well remembered, that Hulme Hall Ave property went for daft money and needed quite a bit of work. Thanks for the good wishes. Hope you have a good opportunity come along sooner rather than later.
  12. The trick is to create your own personal crash. I sat it out for years but finally bought last year after identifying an opportunity. Paid a 2003 price which you may still think is too much but in real times I feel it was reasonable value. The house is on a decent road in Cheadle Hulme but was the ugly duckling on the street and needed work. I suspect this put boomer btl wannabes off as it was not a ready made rental for them. I am happy to do the work needed over the long term while I actually live in it. Having watched the vendor drop the price using property bee I identified them as a motivated seller and eventually agreed at 25% off the original asking price. I suppose what I'm trying to say is that in spite of the stubborness of the wider market it is still possible to secure a property for a reasonable price. I would have much preferred to have been at a house buying age during a period of sensible prices, so that my wife and I could have perused the market at our leisure and selected our dream house, but ultimately you just have to play the hand life deals you.
  13. Last sold in 2007 for £285,000. Extension on the back, poncey bathrooms and a bit of naff lighting. Easy to see where the vendor has got their £400,000 premium from.
  14. Spotted this little beauty in the window when I was walking through Cheadle at the weekend. Perhaps the most ambitious asking price I've ever seen in Cheadle. http://www.mkiea.co.uk/property-details/24657389/cheshirecheadledaylesford-road
  15. Depends a lot on how you plan to get to work in Knutsford. Train to Knutsford stops at Stockport, Navigation Rd and Altrincham. Heald Green will be no good if you plan to commute by train. If you plan on driving then Altrincham/Timperley are good options as are Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley and Heald Green. Some parts of Handforth are OK as well. We have lived in Cheadle Hulme for the past few years and find it to be a lovely spot. Just be careful with agent listings that sometimes claim a property is in Cheadle Hulme when it is more like Adswood.
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