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Open Day at New Levenshulme Housing Development

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Monday, March 17th, 2014
 

Looking for a new build home in Levenshulme?

The Mount Artist's Impression

On Saturday 5th April we’ll be holding an open afternoon from 12pm to 4pm at The Mount – an exciting new development of 64 new two and three bedroom semi detached and terraced homes, two bedroom detached and semi detached bungalows and two bedroom apartments for sale.

With 20 properties due to be completed in April 2015, the site is already attracting a huge deal of interest from potential buyers.

Plots can be purchased immediately with a reservation fee, so we highly recommend that interested parties have their mortgage arrangements in place as soon as possible.

The development is also backed by the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, allowing you to take advantage of cheap mortgage rates with just a 5% deposit!

The event is strictly by appointment only, so please call us today on 0161 256 4435 or email levenshulme@edwardmellor.co.uk to book your viewing slot.

March Auction Catalogue Now Available

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
 

Several posh lots are up for sale in Edward Mellor’s upcoming Auction  – including a property once owned by David Beckham.

Hazelhurst RoadThe detached house on Hazelhurst Road, Worsley was home to Becks during his early years at Manchester United and boasts four bedrooms, spacious accommodation throughout and an Astroturf garden to the rear. Guided between £375,000 and £400,000, the price reflects that the property requires some cosmetic refurbishment.

There are 95 lots included in Edward Mellor and Roger Hannah’s commercial and residential property auction, which begins from 2pm on Wednesday 19th March at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford – with prices starting from just £15,000.

The full catalogue is available to view at www.edwardmellor.co.uk/auction/catalogue or pick up a copy from any of our branches today.

Other lots already attracting huge interest include Moorside Farm, Rochdale, a 19th century stone farmhouse set in 15 acres of land guide priced at £550,000 and a two bedroom terrace on Victoria Street, Darwen, which has received pre-auction offers due to its bargain guide of between £15,000 and £20,000.

Edward Mellor’s Auction team expect to continue the success of the December and February events, where 83% and 80% of properties were sold respectively.

“Looking Forward to 2014″ – Auction Blog

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014
 

by Andy Thompson – Auction Buying Consultant

Andy Thompson

Part of me feels like I should start my second blog of 2014 by recapping on what I’d previously promised was going to be a fantastic first sale of the year but I’m limited on word space and frankly, like you, I’m more interested in what’s coming up in this auction.

To keep the Valuers happy though, who are ALWAYS on the lookout for new properties to put through auction, I will quickly say this… The February sale was a roaring success, we sold a whopping 80% of the properties in the catalogue and I’m still working on more post-auction deals to boost that figure further. Oh and the director told me to slip in somewhere that we did 83% in December too, which is well above the national average apparently! (You’re welcome boss).

Anyway, back to my bit.

As many of you will now know, my role here is to work with you, our auction buyers, both old and new. I figured that the old ones can’t be doing too badly given that I’ve been inundated from them this week with photos taken whilst on holiday in Dubai, Valencia and some other place that I can’t pronounce or spell, but it sounded pretty swanky. So I’ve decided to focus on you newer buyers again.

Earlier in February we rolled out a couple of investor events with the aim of bringing together budding property investors to show them what services we have on offer and how Edward Mellor do things.

The two events far exceeded our hopes and expectations, we met and helped so many brand new buyers, answering any and all of their questions and showed them how profitable investing in property can be when done with the right support and guidance. There was a real feeling of excitement and confidence at our Head Office on those two days and we received so much great feedback about how beneficial the events were. In fact the only negative feedback came from me – apparently the complimentary wine was only for guests!

We are serious here at Edward Mellor about bringing new faces to the wonderful world of auction and we are passionate about doing this with our trademark personal touch. We understand that so many people genuinely want to get into property but don’t know where to start, so Emma, Louise and myself have spent many an hour discussing the best way to welcome people to our services, to show them simply, how to profit from property and how we can help.

We’re absolutely delighted with our first two events and so we are doing it again. The next dates are: Saturday 29th March 10:00am – 2:00pm and Thursday 3rd April 6:00 – 8:00pm. To book your place call or email Emma on: 07795 234 412 / investors@edwardmellor.co.uk.

I hear the wine is lovely.


Andy Thompson

Buying Consultant

New Job Vacancies

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
 

To apply for any of the following vacancies, please send your CV and Covering Letter to recruitment@edwardmellor.co.uk or call 0161 443 4500.

Residential Valuation and Building Surveyor

Our team of Chartered Surveyors are on all of the major panels for Survey and Valuation work, as well as providing EPC solutions to our residential and commercial clients.

Our long standing relationships with major lenders means we are very busy undertaking Residential Mortgage and Bank Valuations as well as Home Buyer Reports.

In order to be considered you WILL:

  • Have worked in the residential property industry
  • Have undertaken Red Book Valuations independently
  • Preferably be able to carry out building surveys
  • Be a Registered Valuer

We would be interested to hear from Chartered Surveyors looking for either Part Time or Full Time employment.

Trainee Financial Advisor Scheme – Graduate Opportunities

Our Graduate Training Programme is looking to recruit new trainees in the New Year.

The Graduate Training Programme for Financial Advisers will provide you with an interesting, varied and life long career. You will benefit from a training process with a proven track record of delivering the skills and qualifications you will need to succeed.

This is a sales role, your training will cover both telephone based sales and face to face sales to develop and fine tune your sales skills.

At the end of the process you will have gained a professional qualification and be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority to undertake regulated financial adviser activities.

To be successful you will need to be very energetic, good with numbers, excellent with people, eager to study and gain further professional qualifications.

Lettings Administrator – Deposits / Vacations

This job brief forms part of your contract of employment. It is by no means exhaustive and covers only the salient points of your responsibilities.

Job Objective:
To ensure that company policies and standards are carried out correctly and the resulting procedures and standards are implemented, escalated and managed consistently within the department. To proactively strive to provide high standards of service to branches, landlords and tenants.

Job Responsibilities:
The following points are the essential elements of your job. Your effectiveness as a Lettings Administrator will be assessed on a continual basis. It is your responsibility to learn the skills necessary to perform your job. Guidance is available from the Training Department and if you are uncertain about any of your responsibilities, it is your duty to seek advice.

  • Liaise with landlords over extending existing tenancies by following procedure
  • Draw up appropriate documentation and liaise with landlords/tenants accordingly
  • Ensure process in place to release deposits on receipt of landlords instructions
  • Ensure good communication between landlords, tenants and branches at all times
  • Ensure branches are aware that they should be re-marketing properties that are vacating
  • Any other reasonable task not described above

Knowledge, skills and behaviours:

  • Builds rapport with landlords, tenants and branches
  • Ensure good PC knowledge so can generate/update/use spreadsheets
  • Maintain knowledge of changes to legislation and/or procedures that affect the role
  • Presents a professional and efficient image at all times
  • Good communication and influencing skills with ability to gain immediate trust and credibility on the phone with landlords and tenants
  • Confident with inbound/outbound calling and dealing face-to-face with customers
  • Comfortable working in a pressurised/targeted environment
  • Supportive of team and branch colleagues to ensure good levels of service
  • Ability to use/act on own initiative when dealing with emergencies
  • Results driven, enthusiastic and takes ownership of duties
  • Shares ideas, problems and successes to promote an open relationship with the team
  • Actively seeks to develop and improve own and team’s performance

Job Performance Measurement:
Accountability and responsibility are the key to successful performance and you will be measured on the basis of the effect you have and the results achieved. Measurement criteria will encompass every aspect of the position and your own personal contribution.

Sales Negotiator

This job brief forms part of your contract of employment. It is by no means exhaustive and covers only the salient points of your responsibilities.

Job Objective:
To ensure that company policies and standards are carried out correctly and the resulting procedures and standards are implemented, escalated and managed consistently within the branch. To proactively drive and generate agency business and quality sales leads for the branch network.

Job Responsibilities:
The following points are the essential elements of your job. Your effectiveness as a Sales Negotiator will be assessed on a continual basis. It is your responsibility to learn the skills necessary to perform your job. Guidance is available from the Training Department and if you are uncertain about any of your responsibilities, it is your duty to seek advice.

  • Register new applicants looking for properties
  • Arrange and accompany viewings
  • Effectively negotiate offers
  • Arrange market appraisals
  • Arrange financial services appointments
  • Ensure customer service policies are met at all times
  • Any other reasonable task not described above

Knowledge, skills and behaviours:

  • Builds rapport with potential customer and develops a relationship for the future through inbound/outbound calling and other direct marketing methods
  • Maintains working knowledge of market place and competitor offering
  • Able to gain customer commitment for a valuation, book on, financial services or any other lead/sale
  • Presents a professional and efficient image to every potential vendor/applicant
  • Good communication and influencing skills with ability to gain immediate trust and credibility on the phone
  • Confident with inbound/outbound calling
  • Comfortable working in a targeted environment
  • Supportive of team and branch colleagues
  • Looks for new ways to generate quality sales leads
  • Results driven, enthusiastic and takes ownership of targets
  • Shares ideas, problems and successes to promote an open relationship with the team
  • Actively seeks to develop and improve own and team’s performance
  • Job Performance Measurement:
    Accountability and responsibility are the key to successful performance and you will be measured on the basis of the effect you have and the results achieved. Measurement criteria will encompass every aspect of the position and your own personal contribution.

Bargain Bank Repossessions Now For Sale on Spanish Coast

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Monday, January 27th, 2014
 

  • Exhibition at Lancashire Country Cricket Club on Tuesday 4th February
  • 100% mortgages available on all properties

With current highs of 20°c compared to Manchester’s bitter 6°c at the point of writing, is there any better time to look for your own place in the sun?

Edward Mellor International is delighted to offer a range of 39 stunning villas, houses, and apartments for sale on Spain’s golden Costa Del Sol coastline, with prices starting from just €80,000 (£65,731*).

Full details of each property for sale are available at: www.edwardmellorinternational.co.uk

As bank repossessions, each property is being sold at a fraction of its market value to achieve a quick sale – a bargain you simply cannot afford to miss! What’s more, finance packages of up to 100% are available for both owner-occupiers and buy-to-let landlords.

Located on Spain’s south coast, the Costa Del Sol offers world class golf (more than 50 courses!), stunning sandy beaches, and a thriving community of British expats and holidaymakers.

Villa in El Faro

Among those listed for sale is an incredible 202m2 villa within walking distance of the beach in El Faro, Mijas. Despite requiring a small amount of modernisation, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large swimming pool, and potential to split the property into two separate apartments, it’s hard to believe all this is available for just €252,000 (£206,917*)!

To find out more about turning these properties into your new home, holiday retreat or rental investment, come along to our next Auction at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1pm on Tuesday 4th February where representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and show you why now is an excellent time to buy in Spain.

*Exchange rate as of 23/01/14

Get More From Your Property Portfolio With Our Meet the Experts Events

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
 

If you have an interest in making profit from property, Edward Mellor are here to help.

Whether you are looking to expand and maintain your current portfolio or simply curious about investing in property, the world of housing has been changing drastically in the past few years.

As a result, we have seen more and more clients coming to us for advice on how to achieve the greatest return on their investment.

Following the success our last year’s event, we will shortly be hosting two “Meet the Experts” sessions – a chance for landlords, investors and developers to learn how to achieve a higher return on investment whilst keeping the processes of buying, selling and letting as simple and hassle-free as possible.

We will have specialists in all areas of property investment and management on hand to advise you on matters such as:

  • Choosing the right buy-to-let property
  • Financing your purchase
  • Finding a reliable tenant quickly
  • Keeping your investment safe
  • The benefits having your property professionally managed

Our specialists have more than 40 years experience across all aspects of property and can offer letting and management packages at a price and level of service that no other agent can beat.

Indeed, there have been many instances where we have marketed a property for let as soon as it exchanges and had a tenant lined up the day after completion!

A limited number of free Private Consultancy sessions with an expert in your required field are available.

To book yours or for more information, please call Emma Mander on 07795 234 412 or email emma.mander@edwardmellor.co.uk.

Bank Repossessions – Bargain Properties with 100% Finance Available

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
 

Edward Mellor International is delighted to offer a selection of 39 villas, houses and apartments for sale across Spain’s stunning Costa Del Sol coastline.

As bank repossessions, each property is represents a deal not to be missed – available for a fraction of its market value with a variety of finance options available up to the full purchase price  for both owner occupiers and buy to let investors.

Representatives will be on hand at Edward Mellor’s next Auction on Tuesday 4th February from 1pm to answer any questions and show you why now is an excellent time to buy abroad.

Details of each property are available now at www.edwardmellorinternational.co.uk.

To register your interest or for more information, call us today on 0161 443 4505 or email international@edwardmellor.co.uk.

Help To Buy – Buyers and Sellers Invitation Night

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
 

If you are thinking of buying or selling any property in the next few months, then the recently launched Mortgage Guarantee Help to Buy Scheme will very likely support you in this, either directly or as part of your chain.

The Help To Buy Scheme has brought the 95% mortgage back to the housing market and we have already, within 12 days of making the initial application, completed the sale of a our first property funded by the scheme.

We have already seen a significant increase in activity within the housing market since the launch of Help To Buy and we believe this will have quite an impact on the housing market going into 2014.

To help you with your plans, we invite you to attend our next Buyers and Sellers Night, on the 30th October, at our Hazel Grove branch from anytime between 5.00 pm and 8.30 pm.

On the night, we will have our mortgage experts available, to talk to you personally about this exciting new scheme. We can explain how it will help both First Time Buyers to get on the property ladder as well as helping existing homeowners who are looking to move.

So to get a much better understanding of the options available to you, including our exclusive product range, then we are here to help.

You can of course just pop in on the night, but to guarantee a personal one to one discussion, please call 0161 456 6000 now so that we can reserve a place for you on the night.

Great Investment Opportunity

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
 

Warrington House, OL6 7PR and 62 Stamford Street, OL6 6QH, Ashton under Lyne

Warrington House Details

14 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments (6 x 1 bed and 8 x 2 bed)

13 of the 14 apartments are above average size with many interesting features.

The apartments are all in excellent condition.

The building and apartments were fully refurbished within the last 10 years.

Each apartment has its own individual parking space.

Current rental income is £81,500 per annum and we believe there is scope to increase the rents to provide an annual income of £88,800.

The information has been provided by the landlord.  We have not seen certified accounts.

Stamford Street Details

6 x 1 bedroom apartments.

1 apartment has recently been refurbished.

Current rental income is £20,000 per annum; with improvements to the specifications we would anticipate and increase in rents to £25,000 per annum.

The two buildings are being sold as a single lot providing 20 apartments with a total income of £101,500.

However we believe these rents could be increased to in the region of £113,000.

Guide Price £950,000

Contact for more information 0161 304 0615

June Auction – More Great Property Sales

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
 

Despite selling several of the 87 residential and commercial listings prior to the day, more than 60 properties went under the hammer during a busy afternoon at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Lots sold included a portfolio nine self-contained apartments plus the freehold in Oakleigh House, Sale, bought for the guide price of £650,000, and also two adjoined semi detached houses on Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath, sold for £128,000 and £115,000 – well over the guide prices of £110,000 each.

A four acre parcel of land in Lostock to be sold with no reserve price was one of the more memorable lots from the event. A melee of bids saw the price shoot from £1 to the eventual selling price of £1,001 in a matter of minutes.

Learn how who can get your property in our next Auction on 23rd July, email: auction@edwardmellor.co.uk or call 0161 443 4740