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Helping to bring the festive season to the Heatons

19/12/14

For anyone who missed it, Philip James Wilson was one of the main sponsors of the Heatons Christmas Festival again this year. Mike Wilson has featured in the Christmas edition of the Stockport Times talking about how the event went and also passing on his season's greetings.               Have a Happy New Year! &nbs...
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Looking back on a brilliant year!

19/12/14

Philip James Wilson is celebrating another great year across each of the areas we operate in and this is certainly no different for Reddish area manager, Colette Fletcher.   Colette took over Philip James in Reddish in January and has had a very successful first year, “I have loved taking on the challenge,” she said, “These first 12 months hav...
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Strong signs ahead for 2015

18/12/14

The South Manchester Reporter featured an article about Rob Kennedy, his reflections on 2014 and his forecast for 2015. The year has brought about changes in the market and regulations surrounding house buying, so have a read through to find out more.   As 2014 draws to a close Philip James Kennedy in Didsbury reflects on what has been a great year for property transactions in Didsbury village and West Didsbury. Indeed, the agent has completed on more than £100m-worth of property. Director Rob Kennedy said, “I would like to personally ...
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Franca celebrates her strongest year yet

17/12/14

Following another successful 12 months for Philip James Wilson, Franca Carbone presents her roundup of the year and what’s in store for 2015.   The story of Franca’s success After founding Philip James Wilson in Denton in 2012, Franca has worked hard to build up the business in the Denton and Audenshaw area to get it to where it is now. “It s...
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A bit of festive cheer

15/12/14

On Friday 12th December, feelings were very festive as the Withington Civic Society, Love Withington and others got involved with carols around the Christmas tree and the Christmas lights switch-on in Withington. The event takes place every year just in front of our branch and is always well attended, with around 200 people braving the cold. This year, South Manchester Lettings Manager, Neil Ryder was also on hand to present Love Withington with a donation from Philip James.      Neil  said, "We have been donating to Withington Civic Socie...
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A round up of the rental market

15/12/14

Our very own lettings expert, Angie Christie has been featured in the festive issue of the Moor Mag, a local publication in the Heatons, discussing how the rental market has changed this year from the landlord perspective…   Never has it been more apparent that there are more tenants than available rental properties. In a recent report submitted by ARLA*...
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Good news for homebuyers!

04/12/14

In an announcement made Wednesday 3rd December, Chancellor George Osborne set out changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax effective of midnight on Thursday 4th December 2014 which look set to benefit “98% of homebuyers.”   The previous boundaries of Stamp Duty dictated that any property purchased over £125,000 up to the value of £250,000 resulted in a Stamp Duty payment of 1% of the full value of the property. Purchases above £250,000 generated Stamp Duty charges of 3% or the entire value, which led to rather steep increases for those b...
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Calling all students!

20/11/14

That time of year has come back around - it is time to find a house for next year.   You've got your mates organised, now all you need to do is check out some houses and apartments with Philip James Lettings. These are the main bits of information that you need to know: We are now advertising for the next academic year - come on down to the office in Withington to speak to Neil, James, Mark or Kate to sort out what you are looking for and they will keep you up to date. We don’t charge any admin fees. At all. Ever. Bargain. We accompany al...
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A 19th century beauty has a bright future

14/11/14

The Manchester Law Library is an impressive Grade II listed building. Designed by Thomas Hartas and built by William Bolt in 1884-5, the Manchester Law Library has been home to the Manchester Incorporated Law Library Society (MILLS) and a collection of legal reference volumes (some of which date back to the 17th century) for well over a century.  ...
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Colette shows what great service can do

23/10/14

Reddish Area Manager Colette is featured in a local newspaper piece explaining how a great sales service is about more than just a cheap sales fee...   Local agent shows clients that great service really makes the difference   Colette Fletcher is the Personal Agent with a difference; working exclusively in Reddish for the local independent estate agents,...
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Drive for properties in a thriving suburb

18/09/14
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Neil Ryder was recently featured in a piece written by the South Manchester Reporter, read on to see what he had to say about the Didsbury lettings market.    Didsbury enjoys a prime location, nestled far enough from the city to be a suburb, but close enough to commute. With Wilmslow Road stretching straight into town offering easy access via bus, car or b...
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Something to help you navigate the conveyancing process

27/08/14

Mike Wilson, director of Philip James Wilson introduces Navigator…   “People say that buying a house is one of the most stressful things you will do. At Philip James Wilson we have worked hard to find the best solicitors to work with us to make buying your home as stress-free as possible. For the last 18 months we have had a conveyancing solution i...
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Demand is high but the future is still uncertain

21/08/14

Rob Kennedy, director of Philip James Kennedy, comments on the local property sales market and offers insight into the year ahead.   The property sales market in Didsbury and West Didsbury villages continues to excite, with demand far outstripping supply. However, the biggest question of all concerns how the market will perform moving over the next 12 months? W...
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What a result!

11/08/14

Philip James’ Word Cup sweepstake brings one lucky client 50 percent off their sales fees, and a surge of new instructions for the expanding agent.   England may have failed to produce a win in this year’s World Cup, but the team at Philip James had plenty to celebrate.   During the tournament, the Deansgate branch ran a competition offering 50 per cent discount on sales fees. The result? One lucky winner and an increase of instructions for the local agent.   Before the sporting even kicked off, Philip James entered all the clients...
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Colette Fletcher featured in local press

07/08/14

Reddish Area Manager, Colette Fletcher was featured in the Stockport Times East this week due to her success in the area. Take a look at what she had to say...     Thanks to a winning recipe of expert management combined with very highly motivated sales staff, Philip James is poised to sell over £137m of property in 2014. This figure is forecast to ...
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Top Tips to Sell

31/07/14

Selling your home can be a stressful time for anyone, so to try and make things a little easier Rob Cuffe, Director of Philip James Manchester, has suggested his list of top tips to sell your home.     1)      Whenever we do come to take those all-important marketing pictures, ensure your property is tidy to enable us to get the best marketing pictures that we can. After all, we are trying to show off your property to its next owner. Here at Philip James, we can provide a free property staging service to optimise the appeal of...
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Welcome to the team!

18/07/14

New business manager Angie Christie joins our Didsbury office, bringing with her a host of property experience.   “People sell property” is something Philip James lives by as a company. We work tirelessly to maintain great tenant-landlord relationships and ensure seamless lettings services.   The dynamic group of people who form the Philip James Lettings team has recently welcomed a fresh face to further bolster our provision of property services. Angie Christie has joined the office in Didsbury as the New Business Manager. Angie brings a...
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A new phase in a sell out development

13/07/14

Well known buy-to-let developers X1 Developments launched the third phase in their X1 Development in Salford last week. This third phase follows two others which sold incredibly quickly and the third phase is predicted to be just a popular as its older counterparts. Phase 1 is fully occupied, while phase 2 remains under construction but sold out and phase 3 completion...
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From a retirement development to an exclusive new build...

04/07/14

Success with two very distinct developments for Philip James Wilson as team gains sole agent rights to sell an exclusive £10.5m retirement development and sells a full development in 5 working days.   Recent times have seen an increase in confidence and market activity; mortgage application rates are still strong even after the introduction of the MMR and s...
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Valued members of our team

04/07/14

Have you ever bumped into any Philip James members of staff out of the office, just out and about? Would you recognise them out of the office? Well, there are two members of our team you may not know so well; Andrew Briscoe and Mark Baines work for our Heaton Moor branch delivering leaflets each week. You might ask “Why is that important?” but Andrew and Mark both have learning difficulties; Andrew (40) has Down's syndrome and Mark (29) is profoundly autistic.     We have just celebrated Andrew's 10th year working with Philip James Wilson; he...
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What to landlords really want to know?

09/06/14

Here at Philip James we are constantly revising our processes and trying to make improvements to the service we provide to our clients.   I want to provide a landlord with all the information they may want about the local market. This could be changes in the rental yields over recent year; average rental periods in different areas of South Manchester etc. ...
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Rob Kennedy has a starring role on Channel 5 News

23/05/14
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Rob Kennedy, the Branch Director of Philip James Kennedy was featured in a recent news story by Channel 5 on the changes in the mortgage industry that were introduced in April.   Channel 5 wanted to speak to a local agent and who could be better than Rob? He has expert knowledge of the local market and each Philip James sales office has an experienced mortgage ...
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The Roof Gardens - One Ellesmere Street

30/04/14
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Philip James is delighted to announce that pending the commencement of building works in June 2014, all of the Apartments at The Roof Gardens have now been sold.   Townhouses of 3 & 4 bedrooms are still available and with over 70% of the homes now sold and incentives extended, now is the perfect time to register your interest.   Remaining Townhouses:...
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Here We Grow Again

28/04/14
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  Philip James Deansgate has recently acquired independent lettings agent Bradshaw and Hall - taking on 300 of its managed properties.   With an impressive portfolio of 2,000 properties, this addition is sure to boost Philip James' profile even further as the company continues to grow.   "This latest development reaffirms that we're expanding", says director of Philip James Manchester, Rob Cuffe.    "We currently have 250 properties under offer and over 500 up for sale from our five branches throughout Manchester, and we're always l...
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Do not let your cash go down the drain!

25/04/14
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Are you a landlord that has a property with an unvented hot water storage system? If so, you’ll know they save space in the loft or compartment when compared to traditional systems and can supply large volumes of hot water on demand. One of the key benefits is that the hot water supply is delivered at mains pressure throughout the property.   However, due...
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Philip James Win Another Luxury Development Sales Instruction

23/04/14

The team at Philip James are delighted to announce another new development sales instruction.   Mike Wilson, director of the Heaton Moor branch told me earlier toda...
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Innovative New Development Scheme Ready for Building Works

26/03/14

Philip James is delighted to announce that the ongoing archaeological work at The Roof Gardens – One Ellesmere Street site has now finally been completed. The site has now been cleared ready for the building works to begin in the coming months. With 60% of the homes now sold, The Roof Gardens - One Ellesmere Street is an exciting mix of townhouses and apartment...
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Manchester - Home To Business

18/03/14

I know we can be a bit biased about our beloved Manchester but here’s proof why it’s not just us that think it’s a fantastic place to both live and work in.   Over the last 15 years Manchester has definitely become the UK’s “2nd city” and has gained popularity and rapidly becoming the preferred choice for many businesses to relocate in outside London.   Why Is This So?   Manchester has all the key ingredients that any employer is looking for when choosing a place to re locate its offices.   ...
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Philip James Wilson Promotion

03/03/14

Philip James Wilson Will Sell Your House In 12 Weeks (Or Less) ...   Thinking about selling your home in the "Heatons", Reddish or Denton Area?   Philip James Wilson are so confident that we can sell your property in 12 weeks or less that if we don't we will discount our fees by 30%*.   If that's not a good enough reason to give us a try then here are another 10 great reasons.....     So if you are thinking about selling your property in the area and would like Mike or his team to give you a FREE Market Appraisal the call 0161 ...
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Exciting Times Ahead For 2014 Property Market

31/01/14

January is always a great time to reflect on the previous 12 months and there is no better way to kick-start the year ahead than to reflect on some of the biggest highlights from 2013.   Rob Kennedy, Director of Philip James Kennedy, gives us his insights and observations about the property market in Didsbury last year and more importantly what is in store for ...
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Only the Best Student Properties at Philip James

24/01/14
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The student accommodation season is just about to get into full swing and Philip James wants to let all our potential student tenants what a huge range of high spec student properties we now have available.   Neil Ryder, manager of the student property department tells us “This year we have some fantastic properties available for the next academic year. W...
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2013 Property Sales Bounce Back To 2007 Levels

09/01/14

The housing market in the “Heatons” during 2013 has made huge positive steps towards a full recovery. Property sales from Philip James’s Heaton Moor office alone were in excess of £70m during 2013. These figures are the best that Philip James Wilson has experienced since the economic downturn in 2007.     The Newly Refurbished He...
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Seasons Greetings & Holiday Opening Hours

20/12/13

Please note the following branch opening hours over the Christmas & New Year Period. Branch Opening Hours   Philip James Kennedy - 0161 448 12340161 448 1234   Christmas Eve – 9am – 1pm   Closed – Christmas Day to Friday 27th   Saturday 28th – 9am – 4.30pm   Re Open 2nd January     ...
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The Perfect End To A Great Year

17/12/13

Philip James’ Denton agent has plenty to celebrate after a phenomenal 12 months. Franca Carbone shares her round-up of the year and a few personal highlights, too... Philip James is celebrating the exchange of another £1m-plus property deal in Denton. Franca who heads up the Denton team said: “We were delighted to be chosen to market this £1.3...
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The Student Accommodation Market Is Changing

21/11/13
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Student accommodation is very different to what it was 10 years ago. Gone are the days of dingy bedsits and “Rigsby” type landlords.   The Philip James Students division are pioneering the changes along with their student landlords so that they are properly prepared for the future.   Neil Ryder, manager of Philip James Student Properties tells us...
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Knowledge Is Key

08/11/13

This week’s blog post is taking a slightly different twist (bear with me I’ll explain all later in the article).   I’m interviewing Peter Mossey on his last day working for Philip James. Peter (or Pete as he prefers to be called) has been with Philip James for over 8 years working as their most successful viewing manager to date. Pete is hanging his keys up for the last time and is retiring.     Peter Mossey - Viewings Manager   Pete is no stranger to the area, being born and bred locally. So let’s just say he knows a t...
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Image Is Everything!

24/10/13

This week’s blog focuses (excuse the pun!) on why Philip James is doing things differently to most other letting agents.   Sally Ann Smith, one of the company’s directors, tells us why little things can make such a huge difference.   “Day in and day out I carry out checks on the internet and compare properties prior to carrying out any rental valuations. One thing that has really shocked me recently is how poor some of the images that are being used by other Agents. “   “This is not just specific to cheaper or stu...
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Manchester - The No.1 Property Investment Destination?

01/10/13
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   Although the press is always keen to promote London as the UK’s leading “Property Hotspot” we beg to differ here at Philip James.   Rob Cuffe, one of Philip James's directors , shows us why they are not alone in declaring Manchester as one of the UK's leading places to invest in property.   Here Are Just 3 Examples Of...
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Our new branch pages tell you everything you need to know about Manchester

05/07/13
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Thinking about moving home in Manchester but not sure where you’d like to live? Let Philip James help you out. Our exclusive new branch pages tell you everything yo...
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The Manchester student property market is changing – are you prepared?

24/06/13

A combination of decreasing university applications and increasing demand for higher quality property is rapidly changing the student property market, but it needn’...
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Saudi here we come! Philip James flies east to meet new property investors

13/06/13

A few months ago Philip James successfully sold a multi-million pound property development in Manchester to a buyer from Saudi Arabia. He was so impressed by the way...
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Revealed: The secrets behind the radical rebrand of Philip James

06/06/13
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You’ll have noticed some significant changes to the Philip James brand over the last few months. In the spring of 2013 we put plans into place to relaunch Philip Ja...
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The Didsbury Metrolink launches - It’s the icing on the cake, says Rob Kennedy

27/05/13

After 5-years in the planning the new Didsbury Metrolink opened last Thursday and to celebrate, four of our hard-working property team took an hour out of their busy...
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Why our first year selling property in Denton has been such a success

17/05/13
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Here at Philip James we are celebrating our 12 month anniversary of launching in the Denton and Audenshaw areas. Founder of our one-year-old Denton office, Fran...
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Philip James completes the sale of £5m property development

23/04/13

Philip James are delighted to annouce the successful sale of a £5m property development, located just minutes from Manchester city centre.   Made up of 72 modern apartments, the development is part of our firm’s successful history of managing projects of this size, with 2012 being one of our most profitable years.   We initially sold 36 apart...
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Revealed: The 10 ways our new website can help landlords improve their lot

17/04/13
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Here at Philip James we work with some of Manchester's most successful landlords; we consistently deliver unbeatable yields and provide the kind of customer service other...
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Philip James procures the sale of exclusive £10.5m retirement development

13/02/13
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Philip James Wilson has procured the £10.5m sale of Adlington House, a landmark retirement development in the heart of Heaton Chapel. Working alongside Adlington, P...
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Why Philip James are the right company to transform your property development

29/01/13
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  Over the last few years we've helped landlords, property investors, building companies, buy-to-let investors, international banks and pension funds to improv...
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Welcome to the new Philip James website

23/01/13
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Welcome to your new Philip James website. Over the past six months we've been busy creating Manchester's most exciting and innovative property website, designed to help anyone who's interested in buying, selling, renting or investing. We're already Manchester's favourite estate agent and now we've got the best property website in the North West. Why go anywhere else? ...
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Let Philip James Denton sell your home from as little as £500

17/12/12
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Estate agents Philip James Denton has got off to a fantastic start since it launched seven months ago. And, to give its clients a new year boost, the firm is currently of...
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The Didsbury streets to buy a property in before the Metrolink arrives

12/12/12
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Original Published Date: August 6th, 2012   The Metrolink comes to Didsbury next summer with the arrival of five new stations; Withington, Burton Road, West D...
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Summer 2012 - we choose the must-see events

12/12/12
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Original Published Date: July 28th, 2012   2012 has been the wettest summer on record but finally the sun has come out and Manchester’s summer events have kicked-off in style. We choose our favourite must-see events, from live football to ground-breaking theatre;     THE OLYMPICS Salford Quays27th July – 12th August, 2...
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Philip James launches in Denton

12/12/12
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Original Published Date: June 19th, 2012   Born into one of Denton’s most well-known Italian families, Franca Carbone was born and bred in east Manchester and is now overseeing the launch of Philip James’ newest branch, Philip James Denton. We meet Franca for a cup of coffee and ask her about her newest project     Why have Phili...
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Selling your property? Here are the new EPC rules

12/12/12
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  Original Published Date: April 18th, 2012   On April 30th the government changed the rules for Energy Performance Certificates – it is now illegal not to include an EPC within 28-days of marketing a property for sale. Here at Philip James Partnership we will need proof that an EPC has been commissioned BEFORE we can market a property for sale...
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Philip James Manchester expands with new director and staff

12/12/12
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  Original Published Date: March 19th, 2012   Philip James Partnership is expanding their Manchester City Centre operation with a new Director and new sales staff. Rob Cuffe, one of Manchester’s most experienced property professionals has been made a company Director and will oversee the expansion.   Rob Cuffe: “This is an exciti...
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Philip James top ten tips on how to be a good landlord

12/12/12
investment

  Original Published Date: March 2nd, 2012   Recently we’ve changed the way we do business with our landlords; we’ve listened to our tenants, ditched the bad landlords and kept the good ones. But what makes a good landlord? We met up with professional landlord David Garner and asked him for his 10 Top Tips on how to be a good landlord; &...
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The secret to keeping student tenants happy

12/12/12
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    Original Published Date: February 2nd, 2012   When you hear the words ‘Student Property’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A run-down fleapit? Many student properties in Manchester are un-loved and poorly-maintained but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here at Philip James we understand the student market i...
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Tag yourself on Facebook and win a meal for two in Font!

12/12/12
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  Original Published Date: January 23rd, 2012   Our Withington office has been jam-packed with students this week… it’s been our busiest January for years! We took this picture yesterday afternoon and thought it would be fun to run a little competition. f you recognise yourself log onto Facebook and tag yourself. The first person to put ...
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Save thousands in the Philip James Wilson 2012 January Sale

12/12/12
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Original Published Date: January 23rd, 2012   We’ve got some great property bargains in our January sale, from trendy loft apartments to luxury houses. And with prices slashed and starting from just £84,950, it’s great news for everyone. To view any of the properties below, call Philip James Wilson today on (0161) 431 5556   &nbs...
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Hop aboard the Philip James student truck!

12/12/12
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    Original Published Date: January 17th, 2012   Looking for a student property but tired of getting on the bus and trekking around endless houses? Then let Philip James Partnership take care of you! We know how time-consuming it is looking for the right place to live, especially when you’re part of a large group, so we’ve invested...
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The Royal Oak brewery undergoes £6m transformation

12/12/12
investment

  Original Published Date: January 11th, 2012   Philip James Wilson is proud to announce the release of Stockport’s newest and most exciting development. The landmark Royal Oak Brewery is undergoing a £6-million redevelopment to create 51 shared-ownership homes with prices from just £92,000 for a luxury 2-bedroom apartment. These ...
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Find your perfect student home for 2012

12/12/12
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Original Published Date: January 4th, 2012   If you’re a student and looking for somewhere to live from September 2012, you’ve come to the right place! Philip James Student property Manchester has hundreds of quality student properties across south Manchester with prices from just £49-per-person, per-week. And because we vet all ...
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Happy Christmas from Philip James!

11/12/12
management

    Original Published Date: December 23rd, 2011   Here at Philip James we’d like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas. Our offices in Didsbury, Heaton Moor, Withington and Deansgate will close at 5pm on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday, 3rd January. Have a great New Year and we’ll see you i...
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Philip James is revolutionising the student housing market

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: December 5th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Students   Philip James is starting a revolution in the Manchester student property market; from 2012 we’ll be the only agent in Manchester to personally vet all our properties and our landlords. If the property or the landlord isn’t up to scratch, we’ll...
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How the humble terraced house became the best investment in Britain

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: November 22nd, 2011 Branch: Philip James Wilson   Terraced houses have increased in value by nearly £120-a-week over the ...
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Philip James area guide: Heaton Moor

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: October 25th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Wilson   Located to the north-west of Stockport, Heaton Moor is one of Greater Manchester’s most affluent up-and-coming suburbs. With its wide tree-lined streets and high-quality Victorian housing, many people are labelling Heaton Moor the ‘New Didsbury’. But what...
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Manchester's new parking rules

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: October 25th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Manchester   If you live, work or visit Manchester City Centre you’ll need to watch out for the council’s new parking restrictions. Previously drivers have been offered free parking everyday from 6pm and all day Sunday… but not anymore. From Monday 24th October, Manchester City Council new measures include Sunday payments and late-evening charges. Here are the main changes:   Parking meters From Monday 24 October, charges will apply to mar...
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Philip James Wilson is expanding (again!)

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: October 10th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Wilson   We’re delighted to announce Philip James Wilson is expanding once again – this time we’re launching Philip James Edgeley in Stockport. After our recent successful launch in Reddish, we’re now expanding south of the M60 and into Stockport – wit...
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Philip James area guide: Manchester city centre

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: September 19th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Manchester   If you’re looking for somewhere to live in central Manchester, you’ll find Spinningfields hard to beat. Located to the west of Deansgate, it’s Manchester’s newest and most upmarket location. Unlike the Northern Quarter, which is full of Victorian b...
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Manchester's property hot spots

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: August 31st, 2011 Branch: Philip James    Manchester had the coldest summer in nearly 20 years, but at least there’s some sunshine on the horizon. Property website Zoopla has launched ‘Heat Maps’ – a brilliant guide to the hottest-priced streets in your area. Do you live in a property hot spot or ...
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Revealed: The secret £1m Heaton Mersey house

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: August 4th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Wilson   Philip James Wilson is selling one of south Manchester’s hidden gems. This secret £1-million converted barn is set in nearly ¾ acre of private grounds with stunning south-facing gardens and one of the highest-quality refurbishments money can buy &ndas...
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Give me my deposit back... or else!

11/12/12
management

Original Published Date: July 25th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Management   Philip James Operations Manager Nadia Fortune explains what happened to her when she was summoned to court by a tenant who refused to prove his bills were paid;   "Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do. There are hundreds of tasks to organise from b...
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Metrolink arrives in Chorlton … next stop Didsbury!

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: July 14th, 2011 Branch: Philip James Kennedy   The long-awaited Metrolink extension opened in Chorlton last week, giving the residents of South Manchester a rapid 15-minute commute into central Manchester. Phase 1 of the South Manchester extension sees the Altrincham Metrolink line split at Trafford Bar and run in a sout...
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The law is changing, make sure you're protected

11/12/12

Original Published Date: June 24th, 2011Branch: Philip James Management   If you own a rental property but don’t have an Energy Performance Certificate, we have an important date for you.  From October 2011 the Government will be clamping down on landlords who don’t have an EPC with the introduction of £200 fines. But you...
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Why Manchester property is twice as profitable as an ISA

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: June 15th, 2011Branch: Philip James Landlords   Should you keep your money in the bank or invest in property? It’s one of the oldest dilemmas for anyone with a chunk of cash hanging around. But with interest rates tipped to remain at 0.5% until 2012 and ISAs returning just 4%, there isn’t a lot of great news around...
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Our new iPhone App is easy as 1, 2, 3

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: June 2nd, 2011Branch: Philip James Kennedy   Here at Philip James we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new iPhone App. We’ve designed the Philip James App to help our customers find their dream home as quickly as possible. And to prove how easy it is to use we gave an iPhone to our Didsbury lettings negoti...
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The Manchester buy-to-let market is back

11/12/12
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Original Published Date: May 11th, 2011Branch: Philip James Landlords   Fantastic news for all buy-to-let landlords; the first quarter of 2011 has seen some of the fastest-growing rental figures in nearly a decade. Rents have increased across the board, from 1-bed apartments in the City Centre to 2-up, 2-downs in Heaton Mersey. And with yields of up t...
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Plough profits into property whilst interest rates are low

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: April 18th, 2011Branch: Philip James Landlords   The Bank of England are comtinuing to keep raise interest rates at a record low, so while you’re still making profit from property we suggest putting some cash back into your investment. We speak to four property experts and find out why 2011 is going to be the best year f...
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Welcome to the buy-to-let budget

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: April 4th, 2011Branch: Philip James Landlords   It’s good news for buy-to-let investors at the moment; HSBC are calling for sellers to pay Stamp Duty and George Osborne’s budget has given investors a huge pat on the back with his controversial change in Stamp Duty Land Tax. The abolition of the 5% tax rat...
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Philip James area guide: Didsbury

11/12/12
sales

Original Published Date: March 28th, 2011Branch: Philip James Kennedy   This week we’re looking at Didsbury, one of Manchester’s most sought-after residential locations. With its attractive Victorian housing stock, impressive parklands, wonderful pubs, cafes and shops, this large suburb to the south of the city centre is more popular ...
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Philip James Wilson awarded Guild of Professional Estate Agents

11/12/12
sales

Original Published Date: March 21st, 2011Branch: Philip James Wilson   Philip James Wilson have been awarded membership of the prestigious Guild of ...
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At last we are seeing some green shoots for mortgage borrowing

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: March 14th, 2011Branch: Philip James Kennedy   Spring is here and Philip James is excited to see the first green shoots of healt...
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From Potato skins to renovated printing presses

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: March 7th, 2011Branch: Philip James Manchester   Last week we took a drive around Manchester, Salford and Trafford to see if we could find any new residential developments as most have dried up since the 2009 financial crash.   On the western edge of the city centre we spotted the large concrete frame building ...
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Philip James Student Living Guide: The Oxford Road Corridor

11/12/12
students

Original Published Date: February 21st, 2011Branch: Philip James Students   Manchester is one of the most popular cities in Britain for students, with over 75,000 people studying across the city’s two main universities. Both university campuses are located on the Oxford Road corridor, a two-mile stretch of road running from the southern-edge of ...
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Ask us to manage your student property and you’ll notice the difference

11/12/12
management

Original Published Date: February 14th, 2011Branch: Philip James Students   We’ve seen a significant change in the student tenant market, with more...
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Philip James Student Living Guide: Fallowfield

11/12/12
students

Original Published Date: February 7th, 2011Branch: Philip James Students   Manchester’s most popular choice for students, Fallowfield is located 2-miles south of the city centre and centred along the popular and busy Wilmslow Road. This vibrant area runs from Platt Fields in the north to Mauldeth Road in the south and commuting to the main campu...
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Why 2011 will be a good year for Manchester landlords

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: February 1st, 2011Branch: Philip James Manchester   Despite restricted mortgage lending and static property prices, 2011 is going to be a good year for Manchester’s landlords and homeowners. Four of Philip James’s experts take a look at the year ahead and explain why interest rates will stay at 0.5% &nbs...
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Join the Philip James Property Review

11/12/12
investment

Original Published Date: January 27th, 2011Branch: Philip James Manchester   From 2011 we will be publishing a quarterly market analysis of Manchester’s property market. The “Philip James Manchester Property Review” will include sales and rental figures, a market report, a summary of how Manchester’s property market is performi...
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Philip James offer 0% agency fees on all student properties

11/12/12
students

Original Published Date: January 24th, 2011Branch: Philip James Students   Our Philip James Student office in Withington is rushed off its feet at the moment with students snapping up houses ready for the 2011/2012 academic year at Manchester University. From first-year students leaving halls of residence to Post-Grad students teaming up with old friends, ...
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Philip James launches Twitter and Facebook accounts

11/12/12
sales

Original Published Date: January 17th, 2011Branch: Philip James   Philip James is proud to announce the launch of its new Facebook and Twitter sites. Company owner Philip Nolan and South Manchester branch manager Alistair Gilles explain why embracing social media is so important to Philip James…   Philip Nolan on Facebook “I’m delight...
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