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Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a house in Sale, mainly because the schooling seems to be quote on par with the private schooling.

Some of the primary schools in the area are meant to outstanding and if the kids are bright enough they would be eligible to attend the local grammar schools which are in the 20 state secondary schools in the uk

Given that this area has the advantage of good schooling how far do some of you wise folks think that prices could fall on some of these properties? already substantial figures have been knocked off some of these.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

Also does anyone out there have any views/comments and suggestions about life in sale interms of traffic, shopping, social mix etc etc....oh yes and the education!?

I look forward to some responses on this post.

Thanks

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Hi powerhouse, There are a few posters who will (all too freely :P) give their opinion for this area - Sale/Timperley/Alty.

I hope this bump proves useful as although I have friends who live in Sale I cannot really help with your question but if I had to stick my neck out would say Sale peaked very early and is due hard falls.

I might also suggest you iculde Manchester in the topic title to grab people's attention ;)

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Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a house in Sale, mainly because the schooling seems to be quote on par with the private schooling.

Some of the primary schools in the area are meant to outstanding and if the kids are bright enough they would be eligible to attend the local grammar schools which are in the 20 state secondary schools in the uk

Given that this area has the advantage of good schooling how far do some of you wise folks think that prices could fall on some of these properties? already substantial figures have been knocked off some of these.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...3Ftype%3DBUYING

Also does anyone out there have any views/comments and suggestions about life in sale interms of traffic, shopping, social mix etc etc....oh yes and the education!?

I look forward to some responses on this post.

Thanks

My sister lives on Brooklands road. Big detached. I wouldn't have it given to me.

Too busy with the traffic - damn nightmare trying to get off the drive in the morning, or to get back on it any time of the day (without someone steaming down Brooklands Rd driving up your backside.) Also not a good road for theft - just try watching some of the programs that have you "out and about with Greater Manchester police". My sister's husbands car had it's wheels stolen, and his mother - who also lives on Brooklands Rd - had her plasma TV stolen last year in broad daylight. Both my sister and her mother-in-law have spent £20k on top rate fencing and electric gates to try and combat the problem.

Craddock Rd is even worse. It looks nice when you drive down it (especially the end towards Brooklands Rd) but it leads straight on to the massive council estate just a few hundred yards away. Ask yourself why houses on the roads the other side of Brooklands Rd - i.e. Frammingham Rd, etc. - are so much more expensive. You'd be much better off over that side. My sister used to live on Wood Rd over there: much quieter and nicer. Frammingham is overpriced, but I'm sure you could haggle hard, or find a nice road off it which is cheaper. You'd still be OK for the schools.

TBH, I'd prefer a nicer part of Timperley or Sale over Brooklands any day. But I don't have kids, so schools are not an issue for me. Seems the prices are starting to tank hard in Sale, but they have a lot further to go, IMHO. I'm sitting back and waiting it out at least a couple more years, but then I'm looking more Hale/Hale Barns/Bowden way. Maybe you could just rent for awhile whilst you look around and get a better idea?

Cheers,

Nomadd

EDIT: Typo's

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I've been keeping an eye on a couple of properties on Barwick Place in the Sale/Brooklands area. Can anyone tell me what the area is like?

Here's one of the properties i've been watching. It says under offer so I imagine the offer is below what they expect.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sa...NG%26index%3D20

I suggest checking out the traffic in rush hour for something like the one you mention above. Obviously Washway Rd is busy, but the problem is people using the roads off it as short cuts. Having said that, it would put you in the heart of Sale, if that's where you want to be.

Nomadd

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Hi Just wondered if anyone can shed light on why people say stay away from timperely I am sure there are some nice parts and not so nice parts.

Please can someone educate me....

REgards

The South Eastern corner of Timperley running up to Hale is very nice. Anything around the garden centre and either side of Thorley Lane. Likewise, the Altrincham end of Shaftsbury Ave. is fine. The roads off Park Road are OK as well, although you may one to check the traffic situation on Park Road in the mornings depending on where you are heading.

The "other" (Eastern) end of Shaftsbury Ave I'd avoid - lot's of ex-council and new build shoe boxes. I think it's this bit that has the badder rap (although it isn't that bad.)

I think the other thing to look into is schools. If you have kids, you might have a better selection of schools if you were more Sale or Brooklands based (my sister's kids went to Brooklands Primary and then Sale Grammar, so that was always more of an interest for her when house hunting. Both schools have a pretty good reputation. EDIT: Her youngest is now in North Cestrian Grammer, which also has a good reputation, so maybe Hale/Alty might also be another alternative for you if you have kids.)

Nomadd

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