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  1. Yes! I totally agree. smarterproperty.net It's a pleasure to work with so many people from Hong Kong. Check out my YouTube Channel for me... More to come. Please request videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4quroqsjiOI
  2. Hi Jack, I'm your man! I will email on the address provided. Look out for an email from nickcorkhill@smarterproperty.net Already working with loads of BNO clients in a similar postion to yourself, I have the knowledge, skills and network to perfectly match your requirements. Nick - smarterproperty.net
  3. Wow! So many buyers from Hong Kong buy property in Manchester. I have been deal sourcing / investing in Manchester for years and I have never seen so much interest from Hong Kong. Nick - Smarter Property smarterproperty.net Are other people seeing a lot of new interest in Manchester?
  4. Hi Kevin, I am doing a lot of work with investors from Hong Kong at the moment, especially in Greater Manchester. I offer deal sourcing, network for legals / finance / survey / lettings as well as project management on refurbs. I am sure we can find some win win wins! Nick - contact details on the website. smarterproperty.net
  5. I am running sourcing trips to Manchester on a near weekly basis. Where are the best areas for re-location from Hong Kong? Most of my clients seem to like Altrincham, Sale and Swinton best! What about the Golden Triangle? smartproperty.net Which are the best grammar schools? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEeA8FHdgDVOvBBRjzlvZTA?view_as=subscriber Also sourcing in Birmingham and London now!
  6. Hey Property Hub people! The Manchester market seems to be really taking off at the moment. I am viewing 100+ properties per month in Manchester through smarterproperty.net (mostly deal sourcing for Hong Kong clients). I am find it's harder and harder to get a viewing, or even get an estate agent to answer the phone. Edward Mellor wont even allow a viewing without full proof of funds and ID checks! Obviously Covid is a major reason, but also just becasue there is so much interest that estate agents don't need to try hard to sell. What are other people finding? Any investors from Hong Kong on here? Political changes are leading many of you to UK it seems. What type of property do Hong Kong buyers want in the UK? All about the yield? Or buy in good growth areas? smarterproperty.net https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEeA8FHdgDVOvBBRjzlvZTA/
  7. Hi Elva, I don't believe there is an over supply of apartments in Manchester. I think there is an under supply of high quality apartments. If you want to buy, try to buy the very best units you can afford. That is where there is most scarcity and that is where will feel the strongest capital growth in the long term. Regards Nick - smarterproperty.net
  8. Hi Dominic, sorry for the late reply. I rarely look here. Yes I have, I've sourced a few deals in Middleton. Chadderton, not so familiar. What types of recommendations are you looking for? Good areas or specific properties? Direct message me and we can set up a call if you like? Further detail on the website. Thanks, Nick, smarterproperty.net
  9. Hello hubbers! I work as a deal sourcer in Manchester, I am very interested to learn which areas of Greater Manchester people think are best for capital growth and yield? The areas I have done most of my sourcing (in no particular order) Wythenshawe, Gorton, Droylesden, Whalley Range, Swinton, Pendlebury, Aston UL, Hulme, Reddish. Any thoughts on any of these areas? Anywhere you think I should be doing more sourcing? Thank you, Nick
  10. Hello Hubsters, I am very active in the Manchester property market. I have my own BTL's there and I also do a fair amount of deal sourcing and deal packaging. In the past month or so I have heard from several estate agents, especially around the city centre, that prices have dropped 2-4% since the New Year. I know my opinion about what has caused it... (starts with a B and ends with and endum), but I would love to hear your thoughts... Is there a mini dip in the Manchester property market? If so what has casued it? Will it last? My kindest regards, Nick smarterproperty.net
  11. Happy New Year Hubsters! I am Nick Corkhill, the owner and Director of Smarter Property. I am a Landlord and Property Investor and I do some Property Sourcing in the Greater Manchester Area. My sourcing process involves taking down a bespoke brief from each of my clients and then setting up viewings that match their specific needs. I conduct a 60 point checklist on every property I view covering the building, the fundamentals and situational elements of the investment opportunity. I then run the numbers and try to find the best suited deals for my clients. I also have an excellent network of lettings agents, tradespeople and suppliers in the Greater Manchester area. If you've got the time you can read more about me here - smarterproperty.net You can find some referrals and reviews of me on this and other forums, as well as on my website. Feel free to give me a call if you want some help or support with your property investment journey. Many thanks, Nick nickcorkhill@smarterproperty.net smarterproperty.net
  12. Hi All, I am originally from the North East so I am very aware prices have been flat up there for some time. My sister purchased a flat in Wallsend in 2007 and I think it's still barely the same price she paid for it. With that in mind I am becoming more & more interested in Newcastle as an investment locaiton. If I can buy at 10 year old prices today that has to be a good thing. Newcaslte will always take a little longer to kick start than the likes of Manchester or Leeds... but the base is so low, it's hard to go too far wrong. Brexit fees are putting others off, but I do suspect if people are brave and get into Newcastle now, they will feel the rewards over the next 10 years... That's why I'm puttinng me fatha to good use pounding the pavement! Ha Ha, cheers Dad! Nick
  13. Hi David, great to see a North East investor doing well. I am originally from Hexham, Northumberalnd. I have several HMO's and single lets in Bedfordshire and Manchester. I am now considering some investment in Newcastle and was wondering if you could recommend any areas where you can see strong capital growth coming? My Dad lives in Newcastle so I can get him to do the viewings. smarterproperty.net - that's my website if you want to get in touch direct. Cheers, Nick
  14. Hello to all of you wonderful rent to rent people. I am a landlord with 6 HMO properties in Luton and Bedford. I am looking for someone to take over the management and offer me a guaranteed rent. One of the properties is fairly close to Luton airport and would work well as serviced accommodation. 4 * 4 beds fully occupied 1 * 5 beds fully occupied 1 * 10 beds new - not occupied. I am taking offers from people this week. Will go to the combination of best team and best price offered. The properties are currenelyy very very well managed and in a good state of repair. Good luck Nick smarterproperty.net 07584484453
  15. smarterproperty.net I am an expert in Manchester and am souring + project managing there. Happy to help. Nick
  16. Hi All, smarterproerty.net I have done a lot of sourcing in that area and I think it offers very good value, capital growth potential and the yields are already there. Agreed - lot's of new builds going up in the area which has led to a slight reduction in rent. 2 beds that were renting for £700 PCM are now renting for £650. Not a major problem in my view. The yield is still good and growth potential strong. One piece of advice - check the lease agreement. A lot of the developers in the area created lease agreements with a clause that doubles ground rent every 10 years. Typically they start at a 'peppercorn' ground rent of £150... which doubles to £300 and £600 and so on every 10 years. 10 years seems like a long time, but if you plan to hold for 50 or so it could start to look a lot more relevant to your future buyer. Also, some lenders won't lend if there is a doubling ground rent. So check that out befreo you start to spend... I can't say whether it's sloppy lease agreement writing or something a little underhand in terms of long term wealth generation. But once those numbers start doubling... do the maths! smarterproperty.net
  17. Hi Everyone, I can help you to find good investment properties in Manchester. My website is smarterproperty.net I typical source refurb projects for buy, refurb, refinance model. But also do source standard / turn key BTL properties. I am a local expert, I can find you the best properties and I can project manage and refurbishment work for you using my trusted team of professionals. Private message me if you would like to find out more. Thanks, Nick smarterproperty.net
  18. Hello hubbers, hubcats & hubsters... How the hell are you? I will be running an exclusive property networking event at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London on Thursday 10th May. Completely free but very limited spaces. The event will be hosted in the evening in the wine bar downstairs and is aimed at self-employed people working in property... Landlords, investors, developers, architects, brokers, accountants... the usual mix, feel free to PM me if you want to come along. Enjoy the sunshine. Nick
  19. Hello Everyone at property hub, I work for myself as a property investor, landlord and sourcer. I have some off market properties available in Manchester BMV. PM me to find out more. Check out my reviews and comments on here, I aim to provide a professional service and find the right properties for you. Happy to talk details, just message me and we can chat on the phone. Happy hubbing hubters. Nick
  20. Hello Everyone! I have helped dozens of people to find good investment properties in Manchester. I spend huge amounts of time researching the market, processing data and walking the streets to view property in Manchester. I am full time in property and I lived in Manchester for over 10 years. You can check out my profile and some comments other people have written about me elsewhere on the forum (all good as far as I know!). I take down your individual sourcing brief and then go and find property specific to your needs. Private message me to find out more. Thanks, Nick
  21. Hi there hubcats, how's it going? I am doing quite a bit sourcing for various investors up in Manchester these days. I drive up from where I live in North London a couple of times per month and camp out in airbnb flat for 2 or 3 nights while I view lots of properties. The driving can be quite exhausting and it makes my job harder. If there is anyone out there who can drive and would like some free mentoring maybe we could skill swap? - Free food and accomodation - A chance to learn my sourcing process - A chance to learn whatever else I can teach you (check out my bio to s ee what I am all about). Thanks for reading, Nick
  22. Hi Alex, I am a sourcing agent specialising in Manchester. I focus on getting a detailed understanding of my clients investment needs before targetting my search specific to that. I don't charge a commitment fee and my rates are very competative. You can reach me at nikork900@hotmail.com And you can find some kind words from other hubbers if you care to look around this forum. Have a great day, Nick
  23. Thanks Mike! I am currently supporting investors to buy in the Greater Manchester area. Get in touch and I will show you how I work to meet your individual sourcing needs. nikork900@hotmail.com Thanks Nick
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