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Does anyone know what the market is like in Sale at the moment. I've been keeping tabs on a couple of 3 bedroom semi's and there's not been much downward movement over the last few months. Although the stock seems to have increased (rightmove), and a couple have been marked as sold only to reappear a few weeks later

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Very little movement - some reductions and alot of property hanging around empty and unsold for months only to be remarketed 'to let' rather than 'for sale'

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I posted this in another thread: This is Sale.

"A friend of mine is trying to sell her house in South Manchester because she's moving to Wales.

The part of South Manchester she lives in is traditionally sought after. Good schools and local services etc.

When the EA valued her property last week he told her not to expect the £180,000 it would have got last year. He told her £160,000 is more reasonable.

"Vendors have to be more realistic in their asking prices if they want to sell", he said.

She's put it on the market for £160,000 but the EA also told her:

"It could take up to a year to sell".

Off the record, he said "the market is not what it was".

Spurred on by the rate cut she had a chat with the EA earlier today.

Apparently he doesn't think the cut is going to make very much difference as people are now not buying houses because of price.

My question, did EAs talk like this in 1991?"

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What's Sale like as an area these days? My Dad used to live there a while back and his old house is for sale (Ashton Lane) at present. He thought the asking price was well over the odds. Just so happens that I would love to move to Manchester and Sale is an obvious candiate.

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What's Sale like as an area these days? My Dad used to live there a while back and his old house is for sale (Ashton Lane) at present. He thought the asking price was well over the odds. Just so happens that I would love to move to Manchester and Sale is an obvious candiate.

Sale is ok.

Some of it is a bit dodgy. Eg The Racecourse estate

But it's an ok place to live but overpriced in comparison to similar places.

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I would agree with the post above - a house with an asking price of about 180k will probably get an offer of about 160k - if that helps. Other housing is relative - from what i can recall over the past few months asking price for terrace housing has come down by about 10-15k on average and on larger houses 20-30k (on average). Signs are that even with these reductions there is still not a lot of movement. I wouldn't buy just yet.

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Sale is ok.

Some of it is a bit dodgy.  Eg The Racecourse estate

But it's an ok place to live but overpriced in comparison to similar places.

Cheers. It so happens that my Uncle used to live in the other half of the aforementioned house. He moved to Congleton a while back. Having his car stereo stolen a couple of times when the car was on the drive was one of the reasons for doing so. Quite sad really, as it evidently was a quite smart area. Do love those red brick Victorian Villas. Better get saving!

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thanks for the feedback. We STR'd in London and we're looking to move back up north next year.

If prices have dropped suffiently we're hoping to pick up a nice place around Sale

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It was only a one bedroom flat :-)

We'd like to buy a 3 bed semi that would require only one of us to pay the mortgage. We don't really want a huge place, and we're definitely not getting mortgaged to the hilt.

Also we have family and friends in Sale, so living around that area would be good.

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Sale is a nice area.

Good housing stock and a mature populace, close(ish) to the metro - you gotta like it.

On the downside its a bit anonymous and there is a huge stock of houses - dont buy anything at anywhere near the asking price.

I too can confirm that houses have been sitting on the market in this area - in some cases for nearly a year.

If youre looking for similar houses that cost a little less in the area I'd look at Timperley (the altrincham/hale end). Again, its a bit "suburbia" and there are huge stocks of properties on and off the market - a lot of BTL being dumped so dont pay within 20% of current asking prices here either.

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If you've STRd in London, you should be able to afford much more expensive properties than the average in Sale?

Sorry, just cannot help it :P sometimes you make it too easy!

check out the brain on this one - she makes mad assumptions about what you've done, how much you've got to spend and what you want to buy all in one sentence.

Apollo - you just shout "ignorance" with every single post - even for a junior EA.

'nuff said

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Hi

Does anyone know what the market is like in Sale at the moment. I've been keeping tabs on a couple of 3 bedroom semi's and there's not been much downward movement over the last few months. Although the stock seems to have increased (rightmove), and a couple have been marked as sold only to reappear a few weeks later

Thanks

My sister sold in Sale a couple of months back. House on the market for a long time. Big 4 bed detached; told by the EA's to expect £420k. I just laughed and told her to 'get real'. Of course, I was an idiot when I mentioned she'd get nothing like that, and should expect to chop 10-20% off. Long story short - eventually had one bid at £355k. Fortunately she'd wised up by then and took it.

I live in London (last 20 years), but was born and rasied in the Sale/Timperly area. The house prices are shocking in places, although nowhere near as bad as London. My advice would be to wait.

Nomadd

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Out of interest, did she still make a profit compared to what she bought by selling at 355K ? Did she get a discount on what she bought after selling or did she STR?

She bought the place waaaay back, 15 years ago. Think they (her & hubbie) paid £120k, but they had invested about £50k in a very large extension to the house. So, overall, they made over £150k on the place. Still, 15 years of mortgage eat most of that 'profit'.

They bought a new place - just over 400k and spent around £150k doing it up. At the peak they might have made £50k on that, but not now. They'd be lucky to break even. And over the next 1-5 years, I don't think it'll maintain it's current price. Still, they 'made' so much on their last house, it's not really that big a deal. It's people further down the chain without much 'profit' from properties who are going to be the real losers - i.e. the people who are picking up the biggest debt from this property boom. That's why there is such a stand-off now - young people don't want to pick up the debts of a very greedy older generation. Bring on the crash. :D

Nomadd

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Sale is a nice area.

'Fraid i have to disagree.

Being hemmed in by 'chav' estates burglary/theft is rife.

I do agree that house prices are far to high and the market is stagnated. New build 'luxury' apartments are being thrown up for fun here (there's even a campaign going to stop it - not having much effect though) and in Altrincham and Timperly - a lot are sitting empty. There will be big falls here.

It is nice to look at when you drive through it though - although the roads are shocking, some of the worst i have driven on.

You would't know that i'm looking to get out would you?

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Well there are a lot worse places in Gr Manchester! Not that bad, bit suburban and the racecorse est/Wythenshawe are scally central. Some nice detached houses, night life hardly cutting edge, but there again, not as many idiots as Chorlton.

Where are you thinking of moving to Dancing Bear?

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Well there are a lot worse places in  Gr Manchester! Not that bad, bit suburban and the racecorse est/Wythenshawe are scally central.

Yep and Sale is slap bang inbetween both of the above - rich pickings!

Looking to get off to the High Peak area possibly Glossop.

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My mum lives in Hale (just off Park Road) - in the last year she's had her garage broken into & someone tried to get into the front door. Last year the bloke over the road was asleep upstairs when thieves removed a window and nicked all his furniture from downstairs - even the nice bits of South Manchester are under siege.

If you couldnt afford Hale/Bowdon you lived in Altrincham, if you couldn't afford Alty you lived in Timperley, and if Timperley was beyond you Brooklands or Sale were the only options if you wanted to live in a grammar school area.

The trafford centre is killing Sale (not that it ever had much of one) & Alty town centres, with all the detritus from Manchester coming down to Alty in the evening for a skinful & a good fight.

If I lived there again I wouldnt be able to afford anything like the house i grew up in - I'd look in Bold St/Byrom St in Alty (terraced houses there were always quite cheap) or somewhere off Park Road in Timperley

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My sister sold in Sale a couple of months back. House on the market for a long time. Big 4 bed detached; told by the EA's to expect £420k. I just laughed and told her to 'get real'. Of course, I was an idiot when I mentioned she'd get nothing like that, and should expect to chop 10-20% off. Long story short - eventually had one bid at £355k. Fortunately she'd wised up by then and took it.

I live in London (last 20 years), but was born and rasied in the Sale/Timperly area. The house prices are shocking in places, although nowhere near as bad as London. My advice would be to wait.

Nomadd

In 1978 I sold a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 3 reception room semi in Park Avenue, Sale for 19k. Wonder what they're going for now.

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also beware of HPC newbies popping up and posting as alter egos of those that area already registered as someone else that doesn't agree with previous posts.

Seriously though, which city doesn't have petty crime.

Hmmm dont know who you suspect - hope its not me.

Shes right though - one set of stolen rims does not make a crimewave.

I would have thought Sale to be a reasonable area - if not a little dull - but crime ridden? Not so sure.

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also beware of HPC newbies popping up and posting as alter egos of those that area already registered as someone else that doesn't agree with previous posts.

Seriously though, which city doesn't have petty crime.  Edinburgh was atrocious when i lived there but I loved living there nevertheless while i worked there.  There are worse places with the kind of crime mentioned and Nottingham and many East midlands areas are gang and shooting cities.  Nottingham is now one of the most dangerous places for physical harm on a night out at the weekend.  I know because my parents live in the east mids and they will not go to Notts.  I don't know about Sale on a night out, but I can assure you I have never felt threatened on a night out around Didsbury or anywhere around Manc city centre and southwards (though I haven't been to wythenshawe - i hear that's bad!)

so who's this alter-ego then and who's the original member?

Sale isn't a city, it's a monied suburb surrounded by scumbag areas, one of which you mentioned you wouldn't go there.

Problem is that at night these areas migratre here to see what they can get their grubby mits on.

Just learned of 8 houses and garages done over on saturday night in the same short street - in Sale.

The alloys in itself are not a crimewave but a continuation of the total crime that is consistently blighting this otherwise very nice area.

If you don't know about an area then don't post your opinions while poo-pooing the facts given.

I'm sure that if i keep posting of the bits of 'petty' crime that i get to hear about then you can make up your mind if there is a crimewave or not.

While living in among it, and being a victim of it, my mind is made up.

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also beware of HPC newbies popping up and posting as alter egos of those that area already registered as someone else that doesn't agree with previous posts.

Not criticising? I'll take that as a compliment then.

I don't know about Sale on a night out, but I can assure you I have never felt threatened on a night out around Didsbury or anywhere around Manc city centre and southwards (though I haven't been to wythenshawe - i hear that's bad!)

Yeah you're right, you don't know about Sale either on a night out or to live here. Whereas i know all about Didsbury both to live and socialise in - and the places are poles arpart.

Posting opinions on a place you have no knowledge of and seem to have never visited obviously makes you and expert in the goings on in that place.

hmmm...  If there had been 8 such crimes on one street it would be in the local news, find me the link and I'll believe ya.  I'm not poo-pooing at all, never criticised any of your original comments. But now you are getting defensive and exaggerating I am inclined to not believe what you say.

All you have done so far is poo-poo and you keep doing it.

You are very naive. Thinking that i am exaggerating proves this and your lack of knowledge about the areas that border yours simply backs this up.

These '8 crimes' all happened on a single night in the same street and as such will be treated as a single crime. It has happened before and will happen again and so is not 'headline news' anymore.

Things like this will probably only make the local rag which doesn't come out until thursday - so no link i'm afraid.

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