Monthly Archives: June 2014

Speedy sale shows Heaton Moor is still in demand

The Heatons StaffThe Heatons office of Gascoigne Halman only recently opened their doors but already Manger Jamie Butler and his team have hit the ground running with a truly speedy sale. The property which sold in just eight days bears testament to the strength of the local property market and the popularity of Stockport’s leafy suburb.

The four bed, four bath semi, which is located on the desirable Craig Road estate, went on Sale last month and sold for the asking price. In total, the property had 16 viewings and 10 offers during the time it was on the market and the office was still inundated with calls from prospective buyers after the property had been sold.

Nationwide reported only last month, that Manchester was the strongest performer in house prices outside of London, with Stockport registering an increase of 3.7% over the last year. This has only been strengthened by Rightmove’s recent Happiness Survey, which has rated Stockport, as the fourth happiest place to live in the country. The survey rated how contented nearly 50,000 were with their home and local community, including how safe they felt in their community and whether they had enough living space.

Commenting on the sale, Jamie commented, “The property is in a great location, near to all the local amenities and it’s extremely well laid out, so it was obvious it would suit a number of different buyers. Properties at this price point and particularly this size, are very much in demand.

“The quick sale of this property, really shows the buoyancy of the current sales market and the strong appeal of Stockport, and the Heatons inparticular, as a desirable area to live.”

Due to demand Gascoigne Halman are always on the lookout for new properties for sale and let across the four Heatons. Contact the team if you’d like further information on: 0161 442 1221 or email: heatons@gascoignehalman.co.uk

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Gascoigne Halman reveals new look in town centre

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Gascoigne Halman has recently revealed a new look at its Alderley Road office in Wilmslow town centre.

For the past few months the estate agents premises have been hidden behind hoardings whilst work to complete a face lift to the office was completed. The new, improved office, complete with contemporary ‘glass box’ at the front of the office was unveiled last month.

The estate agent hasn’t stopped at transforming their office, however, and they have also made improvements to the street by adding outdoor benches in the area in front of the office.

Gascoigne Halman’s Wilmslow base houses the Gascoigne Halman sales and lettings office but there’s a lot more going on behind the Georgian façade at 42 Alderley Road. The building is also home to the company’s residential letting and management division and Gascoigne Halman Private Finance plus the company’s head office, serving the 18 branch strong network of estate agency offices.

Commenting on the new office, John Halman, “We have invested a significant amount of money in the new office as we wanted to bring a fresh new look to the building and improve the overall aspect of the streetscene in our part of Wilmslow.

“This has been a major refurbishment. During the building work the guts of the office were ripped out so the whole office has a completely new look.

“Our clients now benefit from a fantastic news sales and lettings office which is flooded with natural light from the new glass frontage.

“We’ve had some very positive feedback about the new look and already people are taking advantage of Wilmslow’s new seating area!”

Rubber Duck Raises Money for St Rocco’s Hospice

The team at Gascoigne Halman in Lymm were delighted when they came first in the ‘corporate’ section of this year’s Lymm Duck Race, for the first time in eight years. Their ‘corporate’ duck, who also happened to be number 8, made waves when it crossed the finishing line in minutes and earned the team an impressive £250 for their local charity of choice, St Rocco’s Hospice.

The infamous Duck Race, which is organised by the Round Table, takes place every Easter Monday in the centre of Lymm village. Local businesses and members of the public buy a duck, all proceeds from which go to local causes, the ducks are then launched into the dam and then slowly bob their way to the finishing line at the Post Office. There are cash prices for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and companies can choose to sponsor either a ‘corporate’ duck or a ‘super duck’.

Manager Bobby Shahlavi added, “There’s always great excitement when it’s the Lymm Duck Race, it’s good fun every year and sees people from across the community getting involved. It was a great feeling to see number 8 cross the finish line and even better to know that our windfall would go some way in making a difference to local people’s lives.”

St Rocco’s Hospice has been providing specialist care for patients from Warrington and the surrounding areas, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses for 29 years. Their aim is not only to provide high quality care but also to promote physical, social, psychological and spiritual wellbeing for patients, supporting them, their carers and their families in a friendly, relaxed environment.

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Photo: Bobby Shahlavi went to visit St Rocco’s Hospice personally where he presented the duck race cheque to St Rocco’s complementary therapy lead, Caz Clare.

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