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YOURMOVEMAGAZINE.COM // ISSUE 355

17 JAN – 30 JAN 2014

LIVERPOOL’S GUIDE TO PROPERTY & CULTURE

HOTSPOT FOR HOMES

ELAN DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHES IN POPULAR MOSSLEY HILL

INVESTING IN INDEPENDENCE OPTIONS FOR OVER 55S PROPERTY

BUYING OFF PLAN

GUIDE TO SECURING A NEW-BUILD PLOT

+LEGENDARY LINE-UP

ICONS SET FOR SOUND CITY

Superior homes go on show Saturday 25th January in Liverpool


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Summerhill Park, Liverpool 3 and 4 bedroom family homes coming soon Visit: redrow.co.uk/summerhill Call: 0151 792 8986

Highwood at Summerhill Park Thingwall Lane, Liverpool Merseyside L14 7NZ Open Daily, 10am ~ 5.30pm Your mobile operator may charge data usage for scanning QR codes, please ensure you have the appropriate data plan. Image typical of Redrow homes. Price correct at time of going to press.


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EDITOR’S LETTER... Hello. Now that we’ve settled into 2014, what better time to start looking even further into the year ahead. In the new issue of Your Move, our Hot Topic brings you all you need to know about choosing the right home for your later years and maintaining an independent lifestyle. Or if your heart is set on a new-build home at one of many the developments getting underway in Merseyside, then our guide has tips on how to get the best out of buying off-plan. And from keeping entertained over the coming weeks, to catching the latest news on spectacular street performances and festivals that are being scheduled for the city, our lifestyle news and events pages are not to be missed!

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06 Four Best Buys The hottest properties on the market

75 Interiors Creating a home for clutter

50 Six Best Lets The best of the lettings

76 Talent ‘Foodscapes’ artist Carl Warner chats to Your Move

54 ON THE COVER Hot Topic Home buying options for over 55s 57 Ask the Experts Your property questions answered

79 ON THE COVER What’s Happening? Music icons set for Sound City 81 What’s On The best events around the city

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67 ON THE COVER Guide to... Buying homes off-plan

86 Streetlife Stargazing at the Liverpool World Museum

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W H AT ’ S O N T H E M A R K E T ?

CALDERDALE CLOSE, THORNTON L23

JOSHUA SIMMS branch manager, Reeds Rains Crosby VIEW NOW 0151 924 2111

How much? £249,995 Bedrooms Four Close to Motorway links, amenities, schools. Benefits from This four-bedroom property comprises of an en suite, garage, downstairs WC, utility room and an open plan kitchen and dining area. Garden space is also provided at the front and the rear. Agent’s view “A fantastic buy, this property would make a great family home. It combines both a great size with a fantastic location.”

KNOWSLEY PARK LANE, PRESCOT L34 

STAV senior negotiator, Andrew Louis Prescot VIEW NOW 0151 292 8880

How much? £279,950 Bedrooms Four Close to Prescot town centre, reputable schools and excellent transport links. Benefits from Quality fixtures and fittings, under floor heating, a spacious rear garden and offered with no chain. Agent’s view “This spacious three-storey four-bedroom family home has been refurbished to a very high standard throughout and really must be viewed to be appreciated.”

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

THE ALBANY APARTMENTS, OLD HALL STREET L3 

FRANCES LYONS sales manager, City Residential

VIEW NOW 0151 231 6100

How much? From £100,000 Bedrooms One, two and three bedrooms. Close to The Albany is located with easy access to Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock. Train travel is also easily accessed with a short walk to Moorfields Station. Benefits from Apartments come in a variety of sizes and aspects. Their designs make full use of the large original windows overlooking the city or the central courtyard. The Albany also benefits from a 24/7 concierge, and parking is also available with some apartments although walking or cycling is just as convenient with the all the city has to offer on your doorstep. Agent’s view “Traditional front doors open into a range of modern, individually designed apartments, some of which retain the building’s original features including large wooden sash windows. All apartments are contrasted with open plan living spaces, high gloss kitchens and fully tiled quality bathrooms. The Albany is a chance to live in a building that is steeped in history in the heart of Liverpool.”

TEASVILLE ROAD, LIVERPOOL L18 

WILLIAM GOULDEN negotiator, Sutton Kersh VIEW NOW 0151 734 0666

How much? £440,000 Bedrooms Four Close to An abundance of amenities located at Woolton Village and Allerton Road. Recreational facilities can be enjoyed at Calderstones Park and popular schooling for all age ranges is available in the surrounding area. Benefits from Within a highly sought after location and offers spacious accommodation throughout. The property has a lounge, sitting room, morning room and dining kitchen to the ground floor with four double bedrooms, an en suite and family bathroom to the first floor. There are good sized gardens to the front and rear. Agent’s view “This traditional semi detached house offers extensive family accommodation in a prime residential location. Viewing is strongly advised to appreciate the quality and space offered.”

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RESIDENTIAL Albert Dock, L3 £525,000

• Grade I Listed Albert Dock • Penthouse Apartment • Three Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge

Duke Street, L1 Reduced To £84,950

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Second Floor Open Plan Lounge • Fitted Kitchen Bathroom • No Ongoing Chain • Investment Opportunity

Brook Street, L3 £3,200 pcm

• Fabulous Penthouse • Three Bedrooms • Fantastic Decked Terrace • Views over the Waterfront • Fully Fitted Integrated Kitchen

Waterloo Road, L3 £750 pcm

• First floor apartment • Two Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge • Kitchen • Two Bathrooms

Rumford Place, L3 £199,950

• Unity Building Luxury Apartment • Amazing Views • Two Bedrooms • Master With En-Suite • Spacious Open Plan Lounge

Haselbeech Crescent, L1 Reduced To £79,950

• Extended Mid Town House • Three Double Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge • Fitted Dining Kitchen • Excellent Condition Inside & Out

Tower Building, L3 Reduced To £995 pcm

• Two Bedroom 4th Floor Apartment • Living Area with Views of River Mersey • Fitted Kitchen with Appliances • Bathroom & En-Suite Shower Room • Furnished Secure Allocated Parking

Focus Building,L3 £695 pcm

• Two Bedrooms • Lounge • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom • Available Immediately

Ellerman Road, L3 Reduced To £117,500

• Second Floor Apartment • Spacious Lounge • Fitted Kitchen • Two Double Bedrooms

Gresham Street, L7 £59,950

We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £55,000 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place. Energy Performance Certificate. Energy rating D

Brook Street , L3 £950 pcm

• Live The High Life • Spacious Two Bed Apartment • Separate Kitchen • En- Suite Wet Room • City Centre

Park Lane Plaza , L1 £650 pcm

• Two Bedrooms • Ground Floor • Fitted Kitchen With Appliances • Fully Carpeted • En-Suite

Ellerman Road, L3 £109,950

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Open Plan Lounge • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom • Allocated Parking

Cliff Street , L7 £34,995

9 Cliff St Liverpool L7 2PX We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £ 36000 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place . Energy rating E

Argyle Court, L1 £750 pcm

• Two Bedrooms • Popular Development • RopeWalks Development • Secure allocated parking

Granary Way, L3 Reduced To £595 pcm

• First Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge • Fitted Kitchen


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ADVERTISER FEATURE

Latest news and views from Liverpool’s leading independent estate agency chain

Issue 09

THE ONLY WAY IS UP With the New Year well underway it is a good time to reflect on what 2014 might have in store for the local property market. Current average prices in Liverpool stand at £143,757 which is 5.44% (£7,417) up on 12 months ago. That’s according to the Zed-Index, which gives average property values in a specific area based on property website Zoopla current estimates. For Merseyside as a whole the average house price is now £141, 684, representing a year on year increase of 4.78% (£6,459). Commentators have had a field day speculating on the factors behind the up turn. There is no doubt the Help to Buy scheme has attracted new buyers and with a further roll out of the scheme in

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It took Senior Valuer, Carol Corran just eight hours to let a two bedroom apartment on Ivanhoe Road, close to Sefton Park. Carol said: ‘I received the instruction at 10:00am and had the details on our website by 12 noon. An enquiry came in almost immediately and I met the tenant at 5:00pm. By 6:00pm everything was completed at the advertised rent of £675 pcm!’ The landlord said: ‘I can’t thank Carol enough and would encourage any other landlords with property to let to get in touch with Sutton Kersh without delay.’ The specialist lettings team at Sutton Kersh has recently relocated to new premises on Allerton Road, following a period of sustained growth. ‘The new office provides a great environment for both staff and customers and the prominent location next to the Halifax means we are enjoying high levels of footfall,’ said Carol. If you are a landlord with property to let or a tenant looking for rental accommodation call Sutton Kersh Lettings now on 0151 482 2594.

the early part of this year that is likely to continue. Alex Dixon, Director of the Allerton Road branch of Sutton Kersh said: ‘Help to Buy has certainly energised the market, as has general improvements in the economy which has given buyers more confidence and made lenders less risk averse. ‘The local market is buoyant and our current enquiry levels are up by 30% on the same period last year. We anticipate prices to increase by between 4% and 8% in the next 12 months based on current values. ‘However, the real barometer of a recovering market is the growth in transactions, which means there are more opportunities to buy. In November 2013 the figure nationally was 110,000, which

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represented an increase of 23.5% on November 2012. If transactions continue to rise, values will look after themselves.’ To take advantage of the current property market, talk to Sutton Kersh now.

WHAT A YEAR! Sutton Kersh is celebrating after finishing 2013 as Merseyside’s number one property auctioneer. It is the 8th consecutive year that the firm has outperformed the competition, selling nearly 30% more lots than its three nearest rivals combined. At the seven auctions held during 2013 Sutton Kersh sold 604 (84%) of the 718 lots offered, generating proceeds of over £39,300,000. Cathy Holt, Auction Manageress at Sutton Kersh said: ‘It was an exceptional year, highlighted by the fact that we attracted 23% more lots than in 2012 and increased the income generated by over £10,000,000. ‘There was healthy interest in all types of stock, including vacant and tenanted residential, commercial, land and development opportunities. Large attendances at all the auctions along with competitive bidding ensured that many lots exceeded their advertised guide prices.’

TOTAL PROPERTIES SOLD IN 2013 BY MERSEYSIDE AUCTIONEERS*

Smith & Sons 81

*Source EI Group 13/01/2014

Pugh 134

Venmore 258

Sutton Kersh 604 Total proceeds nearly £40 million

The next Sutton Kersh auction is on Wednesday 12 February at the Liverpool City Centre Marriott Hotel, starting at 12 noon. If you are looking to sell a property quickly talk to Sutton Kersh Auctions now on 0151 207 6315.

FEATURED PROPERTY 211 Booker Avenue, Calderstones, Liverpool L18 9TA Price: £595,000 A beautiful five bedroom detached residence presented to an exceptional standard close to Calderstones Park. Accommodation includes a sensational family dining kitchen, formal dining room and an attractive conservatory. EPC-D Viewing highly recommended. Call 0151 734 0666

FOR A FREE VALUATION AND MARKETING APPRAISAL OF YOUR PROPERTY CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SUTTON KERSH BRANCH NOW: ALLERTON & SOUTH LIVERPOOL 0151 734 0666 / WEST DERBY & CENTRAL LIVERPOOL 0151 256 7837 CITY CENTRE 0151 236 2332 / LETTINGS 0151 482 2594


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£899,950

£895,000

FULWOOD PARK, LIVERPOOL, L17 Period semi detached residence, guest suite/ancillary flat, situated within a private leafy park, substantial, mature & beautiful gardens, exceptional accommodation over two floors, nine bedrooms, sweeping gravel driveway, EPC F

ST ANNE'S ROAD, LIVERPOOL, L17 Beautiful detached mansion house, a wonderful & rare opportunity, enjoying a substantial plot, re-developed around 1960 & 1980, private gated grounds, approximately one acre, sweeping driveway & elegant fountain, EPC E

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£795,000

£795,000

CABOT GREEN, LIVERPOOL, L25 Executive detached residence, semi secluded position, established location, spacious accommodation over two floors, impressive reception hall, ground floor wc & sitting room, spacious lounge & dining room, EPC E

CHILDWALL PARK AVENUE, LIVERPOOL, L16 Charming detached residence, beautiful location, delightful & established gardens, a substantial plot, elegant accommodation over two floors, impressive reception hall, cloakroom & wc, stunning drawing room, EPC E

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£629,500

MENLOVE AVENUE, LIVERPOOL, L18 Beautiful detached residence, views towards calderstones park, desirable & established location, situated close to many amenities, spacious accommodation over three floors, entrance porch & reception hall, cloakroom & wc, EPC D

DRUIDS CROSS ROAD, CALDERSTONES, L18 Period detached residence, affluent, leafy & established location, extended & improved to a high standard, situated close to Allerton Road & Woolton vVillage, accommodation over two floors, stunning gardens, EPC C

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£499,000

ROCKBOURNE AVENUE, LIVERPOOL, L25 Substantial & extended detached property, offering attractive front & rear gardens, imporessive lounge & dining room, conservatory, swimming pool/complex, spacious porch, spacious fitted kitkchen, three double bedrooms, EPC E

HAZELMERE HOUSE, MOSSLEY HILL DRIVE, L17 Superb duplex penthouse apartment, within a secure development, prestigious park location, video entry system, spacious reception hall, ground floor wc & cloakroom, quality fitted kitchen & utility room, open plan dining room, EPC C


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£350,000

£349,950

CENTRAL AVENUE, L34 A traditional detached residence, four bedrooms & en-suite to bedroom three, stylish bathroom, EPC E

GLENDYKE ROAD, L18 Spacious detached residence, ideal family accommodation, three bedrooms, EPC E

HILLVIEW GARDENS, L25 A detached family residence, welcoming reception hall, ground floor wc & cloakroom, EPC E

BURNHAM ROAD, L1 Spacious semi detached property, three bedrooms, sitting room & rear lounge, mature gardens, EPC E

£340,000

£335,000

£325,000

£289,950

HOWARD DRIVE, L19 Beautiful detached house, accommodation over three floors, many original features retained, EPC E

MENLOVE AVENUE, L18 Beautiful period terraced property, lounge & comfortable sitting room, four bedrooms, EPC E

PENHALE CLOSE, L17 Modern detached house, four bedrooms, en suite wet room, EPC E

THINGWALL ROAD, L15 A period terraced house, situated in a conservation area, three/four bedrooms, EPC D

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£399,950

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£449,950

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£289,950

£285,000

CUMBERLAND AVENUE, L17 Victorian terraced, spacious accommodation, many original features retained, EPC E

WYNDCOTE ROAD, L18 A delightful end terraced ounge & dining room, dining kitchen, landing with spindle staircase, EPC E

£285,000

£285,000

CHARTMOUNT WAY, L25 A well proportioned detached residence, three bedrooms, two reception rooms, garage, EPC E

HALLVILLE ROAD, L18 A beautiful mid terraced spacious lounge, open plan family room and fitted kitchen, EPC D


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£249,950

£210,000

£184,950

£179,950

BARNHURST CLOSE, L16 A detached family residence, extended to the rear, hree well presented bedrooms, EPC D

OKEHAMPTON ROAD, L16 A semi detached house, established & desirable location, three bedrooms, EPC D

CASSVILLE ROAD, L18 An attractive period terrace hree bedrooms, modern bathroom & wc, gas central heating, EPC D

WALSINGHAM ROAD, L16 An attractive semi detached house, three bedrooms, family bathroom, off road parking, EPC E

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£169,950

£165,000

£159,950

VICTORIA AVENUE, WA8 Detached house, three bedrooms, extended & improved, double glazing, central heating, EPC C

ULLET ROAD, L8 Situated in a stunning & ornate building, spacious duplex apartment, two double bedrooms, EPC D

CHERITON CLOSE, L26 An extended semi detached bungalow, two double bedrooms, shower room/wc, EPC C

GORSEDALE ROAD, L18 A mid terraced house, entrance hall & lounge, three bedrooms, dining room, EPC E

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£147,500

£125,000

£114,950

BOXDALE ROAD, L18 A mid terraced property, lounge & dining room, fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, EPC awaited

MALIN CLOSE, L24 A semi detached house, three well presented bedrooms, modern fitted bathroom, EPC D

MANVERS ROAD, L16 A semi detached house, in need of upgrading, lounge three bedrooms, bathroom EPC awaited

FARINGDON CLOSE, L25 A semi detached house, two reception rooms, three bedrooms, kitchen & conservatory, EPC D

£105,000

£95,000

£23,500

£21,250

LINNET LANE, L17 A first floor apartment, entrance hall, lounge & kitchen, two bedrooms, EPC D

BAGOT STREET, L15 A mid terrace house, separate lounge, open plan dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, EPC D

BIRCH GROVE, L15 A second floor apartment, popular location, 25% shared ownership, over 55's two bedrooms, EPC awaited

SEDDON ROAD, L19 A purpose built ground floor flat, 25% shared ownership, two bedrooms, bathroom/wc, EPC C

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£152,500


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£460,000

£289,995

£259,995

From £215,000

FALKNER STREET, L8 Georgian town house, four bedrooms, two reception rooms, two bathrooms, permit parking, EPC E

SOUTH FERRY QUAY, L3 Modern mid town house, accommodation arranged over four floors, four bedrooms, EPC D

ST BRIDE STREET, L8 Georgian terraced house, accommodation over four levels, four bedrooms, spacious cellar, EPC D

DEVONSHIRE ROAD WEST, L8 Selection of town houses, situated within a converted church, finished to a high standard, EPC tbc

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£129,950

£129,950

OIRO £119,950

£115,000

EDEN SQUARE, L3 Second floor serviced apartment, ideal investment opportunity, two bedrooms, EPC B

QUEENS DRIVE, L4 Substantial semi detached house, five bedrooms, established residential location, EPC tbc

WILLIAM HENRY STREET, L20 Detached house, three bedrooms, open plan living area, contemporary kitchen, family bathroom, EPC C

ELLERMAN ROAD, L3 First floor apartment, well presented throughout, two double bedrooms, no chain, EPC B

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£105,000

£95,000

BAILEY DRIVE, L20 Semi detached house, three bedrooms, well presented throughout, front and rear gardens, lounge, EPC D

PALL MALL, L3 Third floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living room/kitchen, well presented, kitchen, EPC C

CROSBY ROAD SOUTH, L22 First floor apartment, one bedroom, recently refurbished to high standard, EPC C

BATTENBERG STREET, L7 Mid terraced property, three letting rooms, kitchen, modern bathroom/wc, double glazed, EPC D

£85,000

£81,995

£52,000

£49,995

CRESSWELL STREET, L6 Modern mid town house, two bedrooms, double glazing and central heating, no chain, EPC D

MINSTER COURT, L7 Ground floor apartment, two double bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom, EPC E

PANSY STREET, L4 End terraced property, three bedrooms, established residential location, EPC tbc

HUMBER CLOSE, L4 Maisonette, one bedroom, open plan living area, kitchen, shower room, allocated parking, EPC E

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£465,000

£248,000

£219,950

£210,000

SOUTH DRIVE, L12 Executive detached house, 4 bedrooms - master ensuite, lounge & rear sitting room, EPC D

BRIDGE GARDENS, L12 Detached house, 4 bedrooms - master ensuite, ground floor wc, lounge, dining kitchen, EPC C

NIGHTINGALE ROAD, L12 Extended detached house, 4 bedrooms, master ensuite, 3 reception rooms, ext breakfast kitchen, EPC C

ALDER ROAD, L12 Spacious semi detached, 4 bedrooms, lounge & dining room, morning room, kitchen, bathroom, EPC E

£164,950

Offers over £155,000

THOMAS LANE, L14 Sttractive semi detached, two reception rooms, spacious dining kitchen, three bedrooms, EPC E

MARLOWE DRIVE, L12 Extended detached house, 4 bedrooms - master ensuite, 3 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, EPC D

GRENADIER DRIVE, L12 Town house property, 3 bedrooms - master ensuite, gf wc & utility room, first floor kitchen, EPC C

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£154,950 LINCOLN DRIVE, L10 End town house, 3 bedrooms, entrance hall, dining room, lounge, 'L' shaped kitchen, EPC C

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£145,000

£139,950

£139,950

£127,950

YEW TREE CLOSE, L12 Semi detached house, lounge/dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom/wc, EPC D

DARMONDS GREEN AVEN, L6 Detached house, 3 bedrooms, entrance porch, lounge, fitted kitchen, conservatory, EPC D

GRAYLING DRIVE, L12 Immaculate detached house, no chain, 3 bedrooms, lounge & dining kitchen, bathroom/wc, dgw, EPC C

GRANGE AVENUE NORTH, L12 Extended semi detached house, 3 bedrooms, ground floor cloakroom/wc, sitting room, lounge, EPC D W E NERIC P

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£125,000

£119,950

£119,950

£119,500

CLOCKTOWER DRIVE, L9 Semi detached house, no chain involved, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen, EPC C

QUEENS DRIVE, L12 Extended semi detached house, no chain involved, 3 bedrooms, lounge & dining room, EPC C

LARKHILL LANE, L13 Well presented mid terrace, lounge with feature fire, modern dining kitchen, three bedrooms, EPC D

MILL LODGE, L11 Grade II listed detached cottage, no chain involved, 2 double bedrooms, lounge & dining area, kitchen


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£117,950

£113,950

£109,950

£107,950

GUERNSEY ROAD, L13 Terrace property, 4 bedrooms, lounge, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom/wc, EPC D

LIBRA CLOSE, L14 Semi detached house, no chain involved, 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, EPC D

MOSS SIDE, L14 Extended semi detached house, no chain involved, 3 bedrooms, entrance porch & hallway, EPC D

WHITEHART CLOSE, L4 End terrace house, no chain involved, 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining kitchen, shower room/wc, EPC E W E NERIC P

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£100,000

£94,950

£89,950

£87,000

BRUSHFORD CLOSE, L12 Mid terraced house, cul de sac position, lounge, dining kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom/wc, EPC awaited

ALTON ROAD, L6 Semi detached property, two reception rooms, three bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, EPC D

CAPRICORN CRESCENT, L14 Attractive semi detached house, no chain, 2 bedrooms, lounge, dining room & kitchen, EPC C

PINEWOOD AVENUE, L12 Well presented town house, porch, lounge, dining kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, EPC D W E NERIC P

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£85,000

£67,995

£67,500

£64,950

GRENFELL ROAD, L13 Mid town house property, three bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom, EPC C

ELSTEAD ROAD, L9 extended town house, no chain, 3 bedrooms, lounge & ext dining kitchen, gf bathroom/wc, EPC D

MILLVALE STREET, L6 Attractive mid terrace, 2 bedrooms, lounge, fitted kitchen & antispace, gf bathroom/wc, EPC D

KINGFISHER HOUSE , L13 Ground floor apartment, lounge, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom/ wc, double glazing, EPC D W NE

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£62,500

£59,950

£44,950

KINGFISHER HOUSE, L13 First floor apartment, no chain, lounge, breakfast kitchen, shower room/wc, two bedrooms, EPC C

LAURISTON ROAD, L4 Semi detached house, three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom/wc, central heating, EPC D

RISBURY ROAD, L11 Terrace house, 3 bedrooms, porch & entrance hall, lounge, dining kitchen, bathroom/wc, EPC D

RYE GROVE, L12 Ground floor apartment, entrance, security intercom, hallway, bedroom, bathroom/wc, EPC C


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£1,600pcm

£1,100pcm

£875pcm

£850pcm

ALLERTON ROAD, L18 Detached, four bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, morning room, fitted kitchen, bathroom, EPC D

YE PRIORY COURT, L25 Apartment, three bedroom, triplex, two bathrooms, open pland living/dining area, fitted kitchen, EPC D

RUMFORD PLACE, L3 2 bed duplex apartment, fully furnished, excellent location, allocated parking, fully fitted kitchen, EPC D

MACKETS LANE, L25 3 Bedroomed Semi, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazed Windows, Modern Fitted Kitchen, EPC E

£725pcm

£550pcm

QUEBEC QUAY, L3 Apartment, two bedrooms, furnished, central heating, double glazing, first floor, allocated parking, EPC B

KNIGHTSBRIDGE COURT, L7 Second floor apartment, fully furnished, three bedrooms, allocated parking, large lounge, EPC C

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£550pcm

£500pcm

MILLGREEN CLOSE, L12 Semi detached bungalow, two bedrooms, modern fitted kitchen, lounge/dining room, EPC D

ORLEANS ROAD, L13 Terraced house, three bedrooms, two reception rooms, fitted kitched, double glazed, EPC D

£495pcm

£400pcm

£395pcm

£300pcm

ACKERS HALL AVENUE, L14 Mid terraced house, three bedrooms (master with ensuite wc), lounge, kitchen/diner, EPC C

DEWSBURY ROAD, L4 Mid terraced house, two bedrooms, unfurnished, through lounge/dining room, kitchen, EPC E

KEARSLEY CLOSE, L4 Apartment, one bedroom, first floor, double glazing, central heating, open plan lounge/kitchen, EPC C

WALTON VILLAGE, L4 Self contained apartment, ground floor, full modernised throughout, double glazed, EPC E


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Auctions 0151 207 6315 www.suttonkersh.co.uk/auctions-property/

Major property auction Date: Wednesday 12 February Time: 12 noon Place: Marriott Hotel, 1 Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH

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Over 90 lots, to include:

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127 Moscow Drive, Liverpool L13 7DQ Guide Price £65,000–70,000

4 Hall Lane, Huyton, Liverpool L36 6AZ Guide Price £60,000+

104 Bardsay Road, Liverpool L4 5SQ Guide Price £40,000–45,000

54 Bodmin Road, Liverpool L4 5SW Guide Price £20,000+

35 Ennismore Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 2AR Guide Price £40,000+

451 Woolton Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 4SZ Guide Price £250,000+

RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT

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483 Woolton Road, Woolton, Liverpool L25 4SZ Guide Price £250,000+

130 Belmont Road, Anfield, Liverpool L6 5BJ Guide Price £80,000+

Seaforth Castle, Seaforth Road, Liverpool L21 4LF Guide Price £50,000+

5 Longview Drive, Liverpool L36 6DY Guide Price £35,000–40,000

20 Bridge Street, Bootle, Merseyside L20 8AL Guide Price £100,000+

254/254A Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 4LP Guide Price £90,000+

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Rosedale Avenue, L23

Offers over £170,000

• NO CHAIN • Three bedrooms • Extended kitchen • Bathroom • Garden, Driveway

Trevor Drive, L23

Offers over £155,000

• EXCELLENT DECORATIVE ORDER • Three Bedroom Semi-Detached • Large Living Area • Stunning Kitchen/Diner • Modern Family Bathroom

Hatton Hill Road, L21

Albert Road, L22

£145,000

• NO CHAIN • NEWLY RENOVATED • Four Bedroom Terrace, Two Reception Rooms • Modern Kitchen, Utility Room • Family Bathroom, Secluded Courtyard.

Forefield Lane, L23

£215,000

• Four good sized bedrooms • Three receptions • Kitchen, Modern bathroom • Gardens to front, side and rear • Detached good sized garage.

Offers over £145,000

• Offered with NO CHAIN and in GOOD DECORATIVE ORDER • Three double bedrooms PLUS a LOFT ROOM. • The property is offered with double glazing and gas central heating. • Added benefits include a conservatory, modern kitchen/utility • Stylish bathroom, block paved drive and garden to rear.

Endsleigh Road, L22 • Four bedrooms • Balcony/sun terrace • Three receptions • Garden, Good sized garage • Modern bathroom, Kitchen

Cambridge Avenue, L23

£259,950

• NO CHAIN • Four double bedrooms • Four receptions • Kitchen • Approx 100ft rear garden

Crosby Road North, L22

Offers over £140,000

• NO CHAIN • Two double bedrooms • Contemporary kitchen and bathrooms • Lounge/dining room • Parking space, Close proximity to train station

Offers over £235,000

! T I D L SO Brentwood Avenue, Crosby

! ! ! T T T I I I D D D L L L SO SO SO Morningside, Crosby

Myers Road East, Crosby

Myers Road West, Crosby


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Let By

HALF PRICE REFERENCING for each application as long as they move in January CALL NOW TO VIEW THESE PROPERTIES Allerton Road, L18

West Albert Road, L17

Springhill Court, L15

David Street Chapel, L8

Primrose Court, L36

Moscow Drive, L13

£1,100pcm

£750pcm

£650pcm

£575pcm

£465pcm

£450pcm

• Detached • Off Road Parking • Garage • Large Gardens

• Three Bedrooms • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Fully Furnished • Secure Gated Parking

• Two Bedroom • Unfurnished • Spacious & Modern • Allocated Parking

• Three Bedroom • Converted Church • Unfurnished • Apartment

• Three Bedroom • Mid-terrace • Double Glazed • Gas central heating

• Two Bedroom • Unfurnished • Allocated parking • Modern Apartment

AVAILABLE TO LET King Street, L22

The Knowles, L23

Eldon Lodge, 23

Muspratt Road, L21

Kings Meadow, PR8

Bala Street, L4

£750pcm

£745pcm

£550pcm

£545pcm

£525pcm

£400pcm

• End-Terrace • Three bedroom • One family Bathroom • Large Rear Yard

• Two bedroom second floor apartment • Underground secure parking. • Balcony

• Two bedrooms • Guest bathroom and En suite • Communal gardens Private patio • Off road parking

• Three Bed semi • Unfurnished • Family home • Available Now

• Two bedroom first floor apartment • Unfurnished • Electric storage heating • Private Car park

• Mid Terrace Property • Unfurnished • Two Bedrooms • Double Glazing


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established

1989

sales and lettings

Open till 7pm every Tues, Wed & Thurs

a small selection of our properties

new

new £669,950

£184,950

£144,950

new £140,000

new £115,000

Alder Road, West Derby

Livingston Drive, Aigburth

Milton Avenue, Broadgreen

Highfield Road, Old Swan

Laurel Road, Fairfield

• Large 4 bedroom detached • Garage & annexe • 3 reception rooms • Large kitchen/diner • EPC E

• Converted Lower Ground Apartment • Entrance Hall/Reception, Lounge • Three Double Bedrooms/Kitchen • EPC Rating C

• 3 Bedroom semi detached • Fully refurbished • 2 reception rooms • GCH / Double Glazing • Driveway & gardens, EPC tbc

• Double Fronted Terrace Property • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Gardens front and rear • EPC Rating D

• Modern Duplex Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazed • EPC C

Call Old Swan Office

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£74,950

£74,950

new £100,000

new £87,950

new

new £84,950

Dovercliffe Road,Old Swan

Fieldton Road,, Norris Green

Sunbeam Road, Old Swan

Killarney Road, Old Swan

Alexandra Drive, Sefton Park

• Mid-Town House • Fitted Kitchen • Three Bedrooms • Gas Central Heating System • EPC Rating C

• 3 bedroom semi detached • Large lounge & Dining Area • Gas Central Heating/Double Glazing • Garage / No Chain • EPC D

• 2 bedroom mid terrace house • Tastefully decorated throughout • Ideal first time buy or investment • No Chain • EPC E

• Two bedroom End terrace • Close to all local amenities • GCH & Double Glazed • No Chain • EPC D

• 1 bedroom apartment • Excellent location • NO CHAIN • Scope for improvements • EPC E

Call Old Swan Office

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£289,950

£227,500

£179,950

£149,950

£139,950

new Knowsley Park Lane, Prescot

Ribchester Way, Tarbock Green

Liverpool Road, Prescot

Burton Close, Rainhill

The Scholes, St Helens

• 4 Bed 3 Storey Detached • En Suite, GCH, DG, No Chain • Modern Family Dining Kitchen • Quality Fixtures & Fittings • EPC F

• 4 Bedroom Detached • 2 En Suites, GCH, DG • Fitted Kitchen, Conservatory • Driveway & Gardens • EPC C

• 3 Bed Semi Detached • Modern Fitted Dining Kitchen • Cloaks/wc, Conservatory • GCH, DG, Garage & Gardens • EPC D

• 3 Bed Extended Semi Detached • 2 Reception Rooms, Dining Kitchen • Ground Floor Shower Room • GCH, DG, No Chain • EPC D

• Two Bedroom Mid Terraced • Fitted kitchen, GCH, DG • Secure Gated Development • No Chain, Well Presented • EPC C

Call Prescot Office

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£109,950

£95,000

OIEO £89,950

£109,950

new price

new price

new £69,950

Weyman Avenue, Whiston

Parkwood Road, Whiston

Rotherham Close, Huyton

Newark Close, Huyton

Kemble Street, Prescot

• 3 Bed Mid Terraced • Through Lounge • GCH, DG, No Chain • Driveway & Gardens • EPC C

• 2 Bed End Town House • Extended Fitted Dining Kitchen • Conservatory • GCH, DG, No Chain • EPC D

• 3 Bed Semi Detached • Through Lounge, GCH • DG, Driveway & Gardens • Viewing Advised • EPC C

• 2 Bed Semi Detached • Through Lounge • Fitted Kitchen, GCH, DG • No Chain • EPC D

• Two Bed End Terraced • Fitted Kitchen,GCH, DG • Deceptively Spacious • Ideal FTB or Investment • EPC F

Call Prescot Office

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new £625pcm

new £530pcm

new

new £525pcm

£475pcm

new £450pcm

Scholes Park, St Helens

All Hallows Drive, Speke

Brookside Road, Whiston

Eccleston Street, Prescot

Kemble Street, Prescot

• Three bedroom semi-detached • GCH, DG, Recently Refurbished • Garage,Unfurnished • Gardens front & Rear • EPC D

• Three Bedroom Semi-detached • Cloaks/wc, Gch, Dg • Fitted Dining Kitchen • Unfurnished • EPC TBC

• 2 Bed Semi Detached • Through Lounge, Fitted Kitchen • GCH, DG, Unfurnished • Viewing Advised • EPC C

• Two bedroom apartment • Spacious living area • Fitted kitchen, unfurnished • Town centre location • EPC E

• Two Bedroom End terrace • Fitted Kitchen, GCH, DG • Deceptively Spacious • Unfurnished • EPC F

Call Prescot Office

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Old Swan Office: 0151 330 5350

Prescot Office: 0151 292 8880

8-10 East Prescot Rd, L14 1PW

19 Eccleston St, L34 5QA

To view more properties visit our award winning website: andrewlouis.co.uk


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established

1989

sales and lettings

Open till 7pm every Tues, Wed & Thurs

a small selection of our properties

£525,000

£185,000

£139,950

£129,950

£119,950

Ye Priory Court, Allerton

Elysian Fields, City Centre

Hudson Gardens, City Centre

Waterloo Quay, Docklands

Cable House, Cheapside

• Unique schoolhouse conversion • Exclusive south Liverpool location • High specification • NO ONWARD CHAIN/EPC D • HELP TO BUY

• Two bedroom apartment • Secure allocated car parking • No onward chain • HELP TO BUY • EPC C

• Two bedroom apartment • Lounge & fitted kitchen • Secure allocated car parking • EPC C • HELP TO BUY

• Two Double Bedroom Apartment • River Facing Views • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Allocated Parking • EPC D

• One bedroom duplex apartment • 17' lounge • Double glazing • Underfloor heating • EPC C

Call City Office

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£109,950

£109,950

£105,000

£99,950

£89,950

Manolis Yard, City Centre

Renaissance Quarter, City Centre

King Dock Mill, City Centre

The Reach, City Centre

Haigh Street, City Centre

• Two bedroom apartment • Highly convenient Ropewalks location • High specification throughout • NO ONWARD CHAIN

• One bedroom apartment • Furnished • Juliet balcony • Secure video entry system • EPC D

• Two bedroom apartment • Close to Albert Dock & Liverpool • Well presented accommodation • NO ONWARD CHAIN • EPC C

• Large 1 Bedroom Apartment • Bath/Shower Room • Open Plan Living • Fully Fitted Kitchen • EPC C

• Two bedroom apartment • Close to Royal Liverpool hospital • Allocated parking • NO ONWARD CHAIN • EPC C

Call City Office

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£79,950

£74,950

£69,950

£67,950

new

new £87,950

Bravery Court, Garston

Kingsway Court, L3

Utting Avenue, Anfield

View 146, Everton

St Annes Court, City Centre

• Ground floor apartment • Two double bedrooms • Bathroom & en suite • NO ONWARD CHAIN • EPC D

• 2 bedroom apartment • Living room with views to canal • Car parking space • Viewing recommended • Can be Let furnished/Unfurnished

• Traditional terrace house • Two receptions & three bedrooms • Ideal first time buy • HELP TO BUY • EPC G

• Two bedroom apartment • Open plan living space • Secure allocated car parking • Ideal investment or first time buy • EPC D

• First floor apartment • Double bedroom • Balcony & allocated car parking • No onward chain • EPC TBC

Call City Office

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£750pcm

£725pcm

£675pcm

£650pcm

new

new £1200pcm

Manhattan Place, L1

Elysian Fields, L1

Hudson Gardens, L1

Waterloo Quay, Docklands

The Anchorage, Docklands

• 3 Bedroom duplex penthouse • Electric heating • Secure entry system • EPC E

• Two bedroom apartment • Furnished • 24 hour concierge • Allocated parking • EPC C

• Two bedroom apartment • Furnished • Balcony • Parking/ EPC C

• Two bedroom apartment • En-suite to master bedroom • Allocated parking • Fantastic views • EPC C

• 2 bedroom apartment • furnished • first floor • viewing recommended • EPC C

Call City Office

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£625pcm

£550pcm

£525pcm

£495pcm

Shaws Alley, City Centre

Beetham Tower, Liverpool

The Sidings, Crown Street

Makin Street , Walton

St Annes Court, L3

• Duplex apartment • Two double bedrooms • Car parking • Close to Liverpool ONE • EPC C

• One bedroom studio • 24 Hour concierge • Views across the city • EPC D

• Two bedroom apartment • Close to Women's Hospital • Furnished • Available immediately • EPC D

• Traditional terrace house • Flexible accommodation • Gas central heating & DG • Part Furnished • EPC E

• Second floor apartment • Double bedroom • Popular location close to Royal Liverpool hospital • EPC D

Call City Office

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Our credentials

new £450pcm

City Office: 0151 330 5333 Muskers Building, 1 Stanley St, L1 6AA

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Call 0151 525 8181 487-489 RICE LANE, WALTON, L9 8AP

www.block-properties.co.uk the proactive agent First Avenue, Fazakerley, L10

Durley Road, Aintree, L9

Ashbrook Drive, Aintree, L9

Eastbourne Road, Aintree, L9

Stalmine Road, Walton, L9

£129,995

O.I.E.O. £117,000

£110,000

O.I.E.O. £109,000

• 3 Bed Semi-Detached • Thru lounge, breakfasting kitchen • Gardens front & rear, Parking • GCH system, Upvc DG, modern

• Modern style Semi-Detached • 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room • Gardens front & rear, GCH

• 3 Bed Mid-Terraced • 2 reception rooms • High specification Kitchen • An absolute must to see!!!

• 3 bed Semi-Detached • 2 reception rooms, Kitchen/Diner • Upvc Conservatory, ground floor bathroom

Rhodesia Road, Aintree, L9

Pauline Walk, Fazakerley, L10

Ramsbrook Close, Speke, L25

Captains Lane, Bootle, L20

£89,995

£80,000

£64,950

£59,950

£114,950 • Extremely well presented, extended & improved Semi-Detached • 3 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen • Modern family bathroom with white suite, GCH system • Majority double glazing, court yard, sought after location

Long Lane, Walton, L9

• 3 bed Mid-Terraced, Rear garden • 2 receptions, modern kitchen • Ground floor bath, 4 piece suite • GCH system, Upvc DG

• 2 bed End of Terraced • Gardens front & rear • Modern kitchen & bathroom • GCH system, Upvc DG

• 2 Bed Mid-Terraced • Fully plastered throughout • Gardens front & rear • Off road parking, DG, GCH

Gwladys Street, Walton, L4

Land, Durley Road, Walton, L9

Stonebridge Lane, Croxteth, L11

£55,000

£49,950

£28,750 SHARED OWNERSHIP

• 3 Bed Mid-Terraced • GCH system, DG, 2 receptions • Kitchen, bathroom • Ideal investment opportunity

Carr Lane East, Croxteth, L11

• Approval for 4 bed Detached • Sought after location • Large plot • Ideal for investment

Deauxville Road, Aintree, L9

• 3 Bed Semi-Detached residence • Lounge, kitchen, Grd flr W.C. • Modern bathroom, gardens • Parking, GCH system, Upvc DG

Lynwood Gardens, Orrell Park, L9

• 1 Bed 1st floor apartment • DG, Elec heating, lounge • Modern shower room • Allocated parking

Grove Park, Liverpool, L8

£750pcm • 3 Bed Duplex Apartment • Unfurnished, Kitchen & Bath • Extensive Communal Gardens • Allocated Parking

Primula Drive, Walton, L9

£89,995 • Well presented & maintained Mid-Terraced residence • 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 reception rooms being open plan • Landscaped gardens, off road parking, fitted kitchen • Family bathroom with white suite, viewings recommended

£575pcm

£575pcm

£550pcm

• 3 Bed Part Furn Semi-Detached • Lounge, Lounge/Dining Room • Kitchen Bathroom, GCH, DG • Gardens Front & Rear

• 3 Bed Unfurnished Mid-Terraced • 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen • Bathroom, GCH, Upvc DG • Town Style Rear Garden

• 3 Bed Unfurn Semi-Detached • 2 Reception Rooms, GCH , DG • Gardens, Close To Train Station • Sought After Location

£550pcm • 3 Bed Semi-Detached, Unfurn • 2 Receptions, Conservatory • W.C. To Master • Gardens, Off Road Parking

Sidney Road, Bootle, L20

Dunluce Street, Walton, L4

Kingswood Avenue, Aintree, L9

Ruskin Street, Walton, L4

Radway Road, Huyton, L36

Rawcliffe Road, Walton, L9

£495pcm

£495pcm

£450pcm

£450pcm

£450pcm

£300pcm No Deposit Required!

• 4 Bed Mid-Terraced Unfurnished • 2 Receptions, Modern Kitchen • Cellar, Modern Family Bathroom • Available Now, Viewings

• Fully Refurbished Mid-Terraced • New Kitchen & Bathroom, Glazing • New Flooring & Décor, Re-Painted • Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated

• 2 Bed Unfurnished End Terraced • 2 Receptions, Modern Kitchen • Modern Grd Flr Bathroom • GCH System, Upvc DG

• Unfurnished 3 Bed Mid-Terraced • 2 Receptions, Kitchen & Utility • Grd Flr Modern Bathroom • GCH System, Upvc DG

• 2 Dbl Bed Unfurni Mid-Town House • Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Room • Gch System, Double Glazing • Gardens Front & Rear

• 1st Floor 1 Bed Unfurnished Flat • Lounge, Kitchen, Dbl Bedroom • Bathroom With White Suite • Communal Gardens


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Contact us today for your free market appraisal, call:

0151 428 3647 Herculaneum Quay, Royden Way, Liverpool L3

Parkfield Rd, L17

P R 10 JA IC % D N U E U E R A R ON ISE Y 20 th !

LD SO TC S

£116,950

£97,995

• Modern 3 bedroom property • Ideal for first time buyer • No chain

• 2 Bedrooms • End Terrace • Ideal for first time buyer

Burnham Rd, L18

Belle Vale Rd, L25

Carlyon Way, L26

T D LE EE R AG

£1,200 pcm • 4 bedrooms • Large modern family home • Sought after area

Parkfield Rd, L17

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Hillfoot Avenue, L25

£459,500 • Georgian conversion • 6 individual apartments • Over 8% rental yield

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Lynton Green, L25

Abberley Rd, L25

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Prices from £75,000 Century 21 is delighted to offer • Significantly BELOW MARKET VALUE • 101 Luxury Apartments a brand new • 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Units Available prestigious • Secure Underground Parking Liverpool Water • Terrace to Every Apartment front development • Resident Swimming Pool & Gym on site with front line • 44 UNITS NOW SOLD grandstand views • Ideal investment or for residential use of the River Mersey. • Price Due to Rise in January 2014! St James Road, L35

Markfield Crescent, L25

£600 pcm • 2 Bedrooms • Period cottage • Fully refurbished

Charterhouse Road, L25

£575 pcm • 1 bedroom • Fully renovated • Lark Lane & Sefton Park area Palmerston Dr, L25

£750,000

£335,000

£244,950

£189,950

£179,950

£155,000

• 5 Bedrooms • Luxury Kitchen • Additional coach house

• Large family home • 3 Bed, 2 bath • Quiet residential area

• Extended 4 bedrooms • Recently refurbished • No Chain

• 5 bedrooms • Modernised & extended • Garage & off road parking

• Spacious semi-detached • 3 bedrooms • No chain

• 3 bedrooms • Modern, well presented • No chain

St Paul's Square, L3

Beechcourt Mews, L18

Parkfield Rd, L17

Queens Drive, L15

Sherwood Row, L26

£130,000

£107,950

• REDUCED • High ceilings, large rooms • 2 bedrooms plus en-suite

• Modern 3 bed property • Move in ready, no chain • Ideal for first time buyer

Edenhall Drive, L25

£105,000 • 3 bedrooms • Ideal for first time buyer • Some refurb needed

Century 21 is the largest estate agent in the world operating in 77 countries worldwide with over 110,000 agents.

£975 pcm • City Centre apartment • Large corner plot • 2 bed / 2 bath

£800 pcm

£495 pcm

• 3 Bedrooms • Modern neutral interior • Desirable Calderstones Park area

• Studio apartment • 1st floor • Open plan living

0151 428 3647 33 Allerton Road, Woolton, Liverpool, L25 7RE Email: liverpoolsouth@century21uk.com


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tel. 0151 231 6100

www.cityresidential.co.uk

£102,500

Pall Mall

£112,500

Moss Street REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE. City Residential are pleased to offer this ideal investment apartment which comprises of two bedrooms, modern bathroom and a balcony.

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Ideal Investment • Central Location • EPC – C

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Close to the University and Hospital • En-suite Shower Room • EPC - C

£84,950

From £72,950

NEW TO MARKET. City Residential are pleased to offer this two bedroom property close to universities and Royal Liverpool hospital.

£103,000

£107,500

Abito

Chancellor Court

The Reach

The Reach

• Studio Apartment • Salford Quays Location • Balcony • Parking At An Additional Cost

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Second Floor • Secure Allocated Parking • EPC - C

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Modern Fixtures and Fittings • Close to LJMU • EPC - C

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Popular and Convenient Location • Secure Underground Parking • EPC - C

£115,000

£124,950

£125,000

£130,000

The Courtyard

Beetham Plaza

Ellerman Road

Sweeting Street

• Brand New Apartment • One Bedroom • City Centre Location • EPC - E

• Two Bedroom Apartment • En-suite Shower Room • Secure Parking • EPC - C

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Timber Decked Balcony • Secure Allocated Parking • EPC - B

• Two Bedroom Loft Style Apartment • Business District Location • EPC - E

£137,000

£150,000

£153,000

£399,950

Waterloo Quay

Quebec Quay

The Albany

The Colonnades

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Docklands Location • Secure Allocated Parking • EPC - C

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Popular development • Allocated Parking • EPC - B

• Two Bedroom Apartment • Balcony • Secure Allocated Parking • EPC - D

• Well Presented • Three Bedroom Apartment • Located in Prestigious Development • EPC - D


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From £575pcm

From £600pcm

The Albany

Alex Tower

• Selection of One and Two Bedroom • Duplex Apartments • Secure Allocated Parking • Fully Furnished • Modern Throughout

• Selection of One and Two Bedroom Apartment • Fully furnished

£525pcm

£550pcm

• En-suite to Master Bedroom • Close to business district • Amazing Views

£550pcm

£625pcm

Sir Thomas Street

Westminster Chambers

City Central

Trafalgar Warehouse

• One Bedroom • Studio Style • Fully Furnished Apartment

• One Bedroom • Fully Furnished • Popular Location

• One Bedroom • Modern Interior • Close to the Met Quarter

• One Bedroom • Fully Furnished • Mezzanine room ideal for study

£650pcm

£650pcm

£700pcm

£725pcm

Sovereign Chambers

Regency Chambers

Central Gardens

Chandlers Wharf

• Two Bedrooms • Fully Furnished • Close to city centre amenities

• One Large Double Bedroom and one open plan bedroom/Study • Fully Furnished.

• Two Bedrooms • Part Furnished • Secure Allocated Parking

• Two Bedrooms • Fully Furnished • Secure Allocated parking

New Apartments Released At The Historical Albany Building Call Now To Arrange A Viewing Call 0151 231 6100

sales@cityresidential.co.uk • lettings@cityresidential.co.uk 81-87 Victoria Street, The Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6DG


Queenscourt Road, L12

Detached Property, Cul De Sac Location, Not Overlooked to Front, Five Double Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms, Two Reception Rooms, No Chain, EPC Rating: C

Four Bedroom Semi Detached House, Three Reception Rooms Plus Study, Excellent West Derby Location, No Chain, EPC Rating: E

£185,000

JA N SA UA LE RY

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Hamlin Road, L19

£124,950

End Terraced, Three bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Front, Side And Rear Gardens, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Drive Way, EPC Rating: C

Mid Terraced, Immaculate Presentation Throughout, Modern Kitchen and Bathroom, Three Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Rear Garden, EPC Rating: D

Halsbury Road, L6

£57,950

Three Bedrooms, Two Receptions, GCH Installed, Double Glazing Installed, No Chain, EPC Rating E

F PR EA O TU PE R R ED TY

304 Princess Drive, West Derby, L12 6QH

Ground Floor Apartment, Communal Gardens, Sought after Location, Excellent Shopping and Transport Links, Parking Space Included, No Chain, EPC Rating: F

We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £54,950 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place to Northwood 15-17 West Derby Village, L12 5HJ 0151 256 1035. The Energy Performance Certificate Rating is E.

N EW

JA N SA UA LE RY

Hollinside, Victoria Road, L36 £56,000

Holmrook Road, L11

O.I.E.O £125,000

Second Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, Double Glazing, Part Warm Air Heating System, Communal Gardens, Good Location, EPC Rating D

£95,000 Sovereign Road, Liverpool, L11 £79,950

Modern Style Semi Detached, Culde-Sac Location, Two Bedrooms, Detached Garage, Garden to Front and Rear, EPC Rating: C

P N UB O L TI IC C E

Lindisfarne Drive, L12

Extended Semi Detached House, Three Bedrooms, Double Glazing and Gas Central Heating, Block Paved Driveway, Enclosed and Private Rear Garden, EPC Rating: F JA N SA UA LE RY

£104,950

Derwent Court, L18

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Regiment Way, The Point, L12 £345,000

Hildebrand Road, L4

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£47,950

Mid Terraced, Three Double Bedrooms, Extended Kitchen, No Chain, Majority Double Glazed, Gas Central Heating Installed, Garden Front and Rear, EPC Rating: D

Hebden Road, L11

£39,950

Three Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Requires Upgrading, Garden, Driveway, No Chain, EPC Rating: F

Allerford Road, West Derby, Liverpool, L12

£175,000

This four bedroom detached is ideally located for amenities in West Derby Village. The modern style property is offered with no onward chain and is an ideal family home with En-Suite, Downstairs Cloaks and a Utility. In addition the accommodation briefly comprises; Lounge, Dining Room, Four Bedrooms, Family Bathroom and En-suite. There are many features on offer in this accommodation including a large rear garden which is not directly overlooked, and also has a patio with wooden Gazebo. EPC Rating: TBC


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FOR SALE

FOR SALE

L8

L3

GOOD SIZED TWO BEDROOM TOP FLOOR APARTMENT

STUNNING THREE DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT

Anglican Court £85,000

The Colonnades £475,000

A GOOD SIZED TWO BEDROOM TOP FLOOR APARTMENT WITH ALLOCATED PARKING AND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE CITY CENTRE. Anglican Court is a popular gated development located off Upper Parliament Street. This property could be suitable for a first time buyer or a buy to let investor. It's location is very convenient for both the city and surrounding areas as well as offering good sized accommodation with parking for residents and visitors.This is an ideal investment property to potentially achieve £600 per month.

A rare opportunity to purchase this stunning three double bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this prestigious waterfront development at the Albert Dock, which is home to the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and a selection of stylish bars and restaurants. Having fantastic views over the River Mersey and Kings Waterfront Arena and being larger than average, the apartment briefly comprises; entrance hall, lounge, separate kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, Master bedroom with en-suite, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. The property has the added benefit of secure parking and a store room. This luxury development is considered to be the most exclusive in Liverpool.

• Two Bedrooms • Secure Parking • No Chain

• In need of some improvement works • Close to Liverpool city centre • Ideal investment or first time buyer

• Three Double Bedrooms • Fantastic River Views • Superb Master Bedroom with en suite

FOR SALE

L3

• Secure Parking • Iconic Albert Dock location • Separate Kitchen & Breakfast room

FOR SALE

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WELL PRESENTED TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT

HAVE YOU GOT AN APARTMENT IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT TO SELL?

South Ferry Quay £145,000

St Pauls Square

Situated on the waterfront is this well presented two double bedroom apartment in the popular development, South Ferry Quay. In brief the property comprises; entrance hall, open plan living area with lounge area and kitchen area, two double bedrooms and family bathroom. The property is offered for sale with no ongoing chain and has the added benefit of off road parking. A must see!

THREE APARTMENTS SOLD HERE – HAVE YOU GOT AN APARTMENT IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT TO SELL? After a recent surge in interest in luxury apartments in the city, we are now finding we have more buyers than stock! Do you have a property that you are thinking about selling? Been on with the same agent for a while and feel stale or ignored? Talk to us today about how we can help you take full advantage of the improvement in the market. • Unrivalled marketing options • Busiest sales month in December! • Professionally trained team • Over £1.5m worth of sales agreed! • No Sale No fee • Proactive sales approach

• Two double bedrooms • Located in Liverpool Marina

• No Onward Chain • Secure Allocated Parking


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Ullet Road £695pcm

December was Reeds Rains City Living’s busiest month for both sales and lettings since we opened! We definitely don’t believe there are any quiet months in this market. Come and join the dual award winning city centre estate agent and let us show you how it is done! We offer individual Lettings packages, tailored to your individual needs, whether you are a first time landlord or a seasoned property investor with a portfolio.

A stunning two double bedroom period conversion apartment in Grade II listed building benefiting from private residents landscaped gardens and secure parking. The property is within easy reach of Lark Lane, Allerton Road and to a range of facilities including local shops, bars and restaurants.

• Rent Collection & Full Management available • 100% rent and legal protection package

• Professional Management Centre • Award winning Agency 2012 & 2013

• Two Double Bedrooms • Unfurnished

• Available Immediately • Close to Sefton Park & Lark Lane

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WINNER OF BEST ESTATE AGENCY FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT

South Ferry Quay £795pcm A FANTASTIC FURNISHED TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT IN SOUTH FERRY QUAY! Immediately available, this apartment has been significantly upgraded with new carpets, modern kitchen and decorated throughout. VIEW NOW.

• Two bedroom duplex apartment • Secure parking • Furnished to a high standard

• New Carpets throughout • Available immediately • Fantastic location

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HALEWOOD

HALEWOOD

James Court

Beckinsale Close

Firethrorne Road

£235,000

£240 ,000

£230,000

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***NO ONWARD CHAIN*** Well Presented Four Bedroom Link Detached Family Home.This Georgian style family home boasts spacious living accommodation throughout and briefly includes two reception rooms, a 'Moben' fitted kitchen with a range of appliances built in and an L-shaped playroom/utility to the rear. EPC Grade D

Woolton Branch

Church End

£249,950

Woolton Branch

Woolton Branch

HUNTS CROSS

HALEWOOD

HALE VILLAGE

GARSTON

Alderfield Drive

Kingsthorne Park

Honey Hall Road

Malin Close

Island Road

£52,500

£125,000

£115,000

£175,000

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Four bedroom detached property situated in Halewood Village. Boasting a generous sized plot, the accommodation would make a fantastic family home. The property in brief comprises; Entrance hall, dining room, lounge, kitchen,downstairs W.C, office/storage room. To the first floor, four double bedrooms master having ensuite and a family bathroom. Externally there are front and rear gardens as well as a driveway for two cars. Benefiting from gas central heating and double glazing, viewings are essential to appreciate all this property has to offer! EPC Grade D

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The accommodation briefly comprises entrance hall, ground floor WC, lounge, kitchen with dining area, utility room and conservatory. To the first floor there are four bedrooms, master bedroom having en suite facilities and a family bathroom. Externally there are gardens to the front and to the rear, a driveway offering off road parking and a garage. The accommodation also benefits from a gas central heating system, double glazing. Viewings are highly recommended. EPC Grade C

• 3 Bedroom Cottage • Grade II Listed Building • Viewing Recommended •• EPC Grade E

• 2 Bedroom Property • Ideal Investment • No Chain • EPC Grade C

• 3 Bed Semi • No Chain • Ideal First time buyer • Awaiting EPC Grade

• Ideal Family Home • Fantastic Refurbishment Potential • Close to all Amenities • EPC Grade D

• 3 Bed room semi • Popular Village location • Rear Extension • EPC Grade D

• 2 bedroom apartment • No Chain • Ideal First home • EPC Grade C

Woolton Branch

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Applewood Court

Rivenhall Square

Alderfield Drive

Markfield Crescent

£725pcm

£550pcm

£600pcm

£550pcm

£525pcm

£425pcm

• 3/4 Bedroom • Terraced Property • Close to Allerton Road • Awaiting EPC Grade

• 3 Bedroom • Terraced House • Gardens front and rear • EPC grade C

• 2 Bed Apartment • Viewing recommended • Close to all local amenities • EPC grade C

• 1 Bedroom Detached property • Fantastic Views • Close to all amenities • EPC Grade C

• 3 bedroom Mid Terraced property • Internal Inspection recommended • Close to Liverpool Airport • EPC Grade D

• 1 Bed apartment • First Floor • Popular location • EPC grade F

Woolton Branch

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Woolton 0151 428 9484 woolton@reedsrains.co.uk


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SANDFIELD PARK

KIRKBY

College Court, L12

Mount Crescent, L32

Castlefield Close, L12

£495,000

£110,000

£140,000

WEST DERBY

LD SO

LOCATED IN THE SOUGHT AFTER AREA OF SANDFIELD PARK, THIS FOUR BEDROOMED DETACHED PROPERTY HAS DOUBLE GLAZING, GAS CENTRAL HEATING, THREE BATHROOMS, A TEN METRE CONSERVATORY, DOUBLE GARAGE, DRIVEWAY, AND GARDENS TO THE FRONT AND THE REAR. Briefly comprises; entrance porch, hall, cloaks, lounge, family room, dining room, study, conservatory, fitted kitchen and a utility room. To the first floor, four bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, three bathrooms, matured gardens having walled surround and electronic gates to front of the property. EPC Grade D.

SITUATED WITHIN THE NORTH PARK ESTATE THIS WELL PRESENTED SEMI DETACHED PROPERTY HAS A GAS CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM TOGETHER WITH FRONT AND REAR GARDENS WITH EXTRA LAND PURCHASED. GARAGE. Comprises, porch, lounge, dining room, kitchen, conservatory. To the first floor 3 bedrooms, bathroom. The property has a gas central heating system and majority double glazed windows. Outside the property has gardens to the front and rear with the rear garden being laid to lawn and has an ornamental pond. EPC GRADE C. SIMILAR PROPERTIES REQUIRED

THIS THREE BEDROOM MID TERRACE PROPERTY HAS RECENTLY UNDERGONE RENOVATION. WITH NEW CARPETS THROUGHOUT, IT HAS GAS CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, GARDENS FRONT AND REAR AND IS LOCATED IN THE POPULAR WEST DERBY VILLAGE. Comprises; hallway, lounge, dining room and a recently fitted kitchen. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and an upgraded family bathroom. Externally there are gardens front and rear. Located close to local transport links, shopping facilities and schools, this property benefits from being CHAIN FREE. EPC Grade D.

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

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Elizabeth Road, L10

Chelsea Court, L12

Park View Road, L11

£560 pcm

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West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

£250 FIRST MONTH'S RENT Three Bedrooms Semi Detached Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Garage

West Derby Branch

West Derby 0151 226 5668 west_derby@reedsrains.co.uk

Two Bedrooms End Terrace Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Gardens Front & Rear Off Street Parking

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FORMBY

FORMBY

FORMBY

Freshfield Road

Kirklake Bank

Mosside Cottage

£535,000

£474,950

£606,000 Located on Freshfield Road in Formby, this magnificent four double bedroom detached house has been exquisitely designed to maximise all natural light as well as offering spacious living accommodation. The property also offers a huge amount of potential and could be easily extended towards the rear whilst still keeping a large amount of garden space. The ground floor briefly comprises of open plan dining hall and lounge with access leading onto rear garden, fitted kitchen, study, cloakroom/WC and utility room. To the first floor, leading off the impressive gallery landing are four double bedrooms with the master en-suite as well as a family bathroom. Externally, there is an abundance of space with the front garden and driveway leading up to the house and integral double garage, and the vast rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a patio sitting area. The design quality of this property really shows and along with the added potential to extend and add value, means that early inspection is strongly advised to make sure you are not disappointed. EPC Grade E

Reeds Rains are delighted to offer 'For Sale' with 'No Chain' involved this superb Five Bedroom Detached Family Home. Located on a quiet cul de sac close to the Pinewoods National Reserve the property has great access to local schools (St Jerome's 0.3 miles; Formby High 1.2 miles); transport links (Formby Train Station 0.6 miles); Formby High Street (1 mile); the Pinewoods (0.1 miles); Briefly comprising Five Reception rooms, w/c, modern fitted Kitchen with Utility area to the ground floor. To the first floor are five bedrooms (four doubles and a single) with En-suite to master and Shower room and balcony to second! and a Family Bathroom. Externally there are generous sized gardens to the front and rear with parking to the front and a westerly facing, private rear garden. Early inspection highly advised to avoid disappointment! EPC Rating= D

Reeds Rains are delighted to offer 'For Sale' with 'No Chain' involved this beautiful, substantial, detached cottage. Located in a Semi Rural Position with easy access to local transport links, social amenities and much more! Tastefully extended and modernised whilst retaining the traditional character of the cottage along with many original features! A small brook runs along the front of the grounds and Stables located at the rear of the rear garden early inspection is highly advised on this versatile proposition! Briefly comprising Hallway, Three Reception Rooms, Kitchen, two Bathrooms and Master Bedroom to the ground floor. To the first floor are two double Bedrooms with lots of storage/ space to the eaves. Externally the property is set within its own beautiful grounds with a Large Detached Garage. Early Inspection is Highly Advised to Avoid Disappointment! EPC= D

Formby Branch

Formby Branch

Formby Branch

THORNTON

CROSBY

CROSBY

Calderdale Close

Moor Lane

Rosemoor Drive

£249,995

£220,000

£165,000

** OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 2014 CALL THE OFFICE FOR MORE

** OFFERED WITH NO CHAIN ** Situated in the very popular area of Crosby this

DETAILS ON 0151 924 2111** HELP TO BUY OPTION AVAILABLE ** A stylish four

property offers excellent transport links as well as being within walking distance to

bedroom home which benefits from well planned accommodation. The ground floor

the beautiful Moorside Park, Sainsburys and the local shops that Crosby village has

consists of kitchen/breakfast/family room with french style doors leading out to the

to offer. This property briefly comprises of a front and rear reception room, modern

garden, utility room, WC and a separate lounge to the front. To the first floor there is

kitchen, downstairs WC plus an additional office to the ground floor. Moving to the

an en-suite to the master bedrooms and a family bathroom to accommodate the

first floor you will find three good sized bedrooms with the master bedroom having an

remaining three bedrooms. EPC D

en-suite and a main bathroom. To the rear there is a large garden with lawned area. Viewings are highly recommended. EPC D

Crosby Branch

Crosby Branch

Formby

Crosby

01704 878545 formby@reedsrains.co.uk

0151 924 2111 crosby@reedsrains.co.uk

A fantastic opportunity to acquire this three bed family home in a much sought after location in Crosby. Situated on Rosemoor Drive, this spacious property lies within easy reach of a range of local shops in Crosby Village, a five minute drive to motorway links and further benefits from falling within the catchment area of many local primary and secondary schools. The property has retained many of its period features and briefly comprises on the ground floor of two reception rooms both with original fireplaces, a morning room and then a kitchen which provides access into the rear garden. The first floor offers three excellent sized bedrooms along with a family bathroom and separate WC. Externally, the generously sized rear garden is laid to lawn, with mature shrubbery and provides access to the single detached garage. To the front is a paved patio area with mature shrubbery. This character filled property provides great scope to extend and with some modernisation, could be made into stunning family home. Internal viewings a highly recommended to recognise the huge potential on offer. EPC E Crosby Branch


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£164,950

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Whitehedge Road L19

Turnstone Drive L26 • Detached Property

Free Appraisal, No Sale No Fee, Free Floorplan 1% PLUS VAT FEE PACKAGE

• Three good sized bedrooms • Newly Fitted Kitchen • Off Road Parking

• NO CHAIN • Modern throughout • New Instruction • Popular location

• Off Road Parking • Gardens not overlooked • Modern Family Home

£155,000

£154,950

£149,955

£145,000

£139,950

Barford Road L25 • Large conservatory

Wexford Road Hale Village

*subject to minimum fee

Linkside Road L25 • Newly redecorated

Guillemot Way L26 • Conservatory

Barford Road L25 • NO CHAIN

• Detached studio • Family Bathroom • Front and Rear Gardens

• Peaceful Location • Recently decorated • Extensive driveway • Rear garden not overlooked

• Off Road Parking • In need of Modernisation • Ideal first time buy

• Three Bedrooms • Off Road Parking • Garden

• Immacutalty presented • Three Bedrooms • Open plan downstairs

£135,000

£135,000

£124,950

£120,000

£115,000

Turnstone Drive L26 • Semi-Detached

Newenham Crescent L14 • NO CHAIN

St Ives Way L26 • Off Road Parking

Elworthy Avenue L26 • Detached Garage

Graley Close L26 • Large Conservatory

• NO CHAIN • En suite • Off Road Parking

• End Terrace Property • Three good sized bedroom • Extended on ground floor

• Cul-de-sac position • Converted Loft • Garage

• NO CHAIN • Conservatory • Large Lounge

• Four Bedroom • Off Road Parking • Extensive Rear Gardens

£115,000

£99,950

£94,950

£89,550

£59,950

Merstone Close L26 • End Terrace

Dunlin Court L25 • Two Bedroom Flat

Hornbeam Road L26 • Off Road Parking

Lovell Road L24 • Good sized reception rooms

Halewood Road L25 • NO CHAIN

• Gated Driveway • Conservatory • Three Bedrooms

• Good sized bedroom • NO CHAIN • Lounge and kitchen

• NO CHAIN • New Instruction • Open to offers

• Off Road Parking • Rear Garden • Three Bedrooms

• Fully fitted bathroom • Lounge and Kitchen • Double bedroom


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Davis Beyga Estates 0151 722 0372 info@dbestates.com www.dbestates.com

WOOLTON £899,000

GATEACRE VILLAGE £625,000

• Grade 2 Listed • 5 Bedroom • 5 Reception rooms • 3 Bathrooms • Fully fitted kitchen • Retaining many original

• 6 Bedrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • 3 Bathrooms • Separate office block

MOSSLEY HILL £339,950 • 4 Bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • Fully refurbished • Off road parking • Luxury Kitchen • New bathrooms

HUYTON £210,000 • 4 Bedroom character property • 3 Reception rooms • No Chain • Good sized garden • Off road parking

ALLERTON £550,000

SANDFIELD PARK £400,000

• Private Gated Development • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • True Bungalow • Uninterrupted views

• 6/7 Bedrooms • 4 Reception Rooms • 4 bathrooms • Garage

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AIGBURTH £332,500 • No Chain • 3/4 Bedrooms • 1/2 Reception Rooms • Grade Two Listed Building • Spacious Lounge And Kitchen/Diner

AIGBURTH £195,000 • 4 bedrooms • 3 reception rooms • Fully fitted kitchen • Excellent location • Designer finish • Double glazing

HUYTON £185,000

AIGBURTH £152,950

AIGBURTH £139,950

GARSTON £109,950

• 3 Bedrooms • Large living space • Fully fitted bespoke kitchen • Luxury Bathroom • Front and rear Gardens • Opposite village green

• No Chain • 3 Bedrooms • Large through lounge • Fitted Kitchen • Double Glazing • GCH

• 2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Fully fitted kitchen • Large living area • 1st floor • Off road parking

• End terrace • Fully renovated • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Reception rooms • Fully fitted kitchen • Family bathroom


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51 Allerton Road, L18 2DA

SEFTON PARK £1,200pcm

GRASSENDALE £850pcm

WOOLTON £850pcm

CITY CENTRE £750pcm

• 2 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Undercroft Parking • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Underfloor Heating • Private Balcony

Located in the sought after Grassendale area of south Liverpool, this attractive property boasts attractive gardens and an integrated garage.

• 2 Bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Fitted kitchen • Secure developments • Off road parking • Private grounds

• 2 Double Bedrooms • Unfurnished • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Communal Gardens • City Centre Location • Off Road Parking

MOSSLEY HILL £710pcm • 2 bedroom • Ground floor • Available furnished/ unfurnished • Secure parking • Sought after location

AIGBURTH £695pcm • 2 Bedrooms • Open Plan Living Space • 2 Bathrooms • Fully Furnished • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Off Road Parking

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free months management* * Terms & Conditions apply

WAVERTREE £695pcm • 2 Bedrooms • Top Floor Penthouse • Fully Furnished • En-Suite Shower Room • Family Bathroom • Fitted Kitchen

MOSSLEY HILL £650pcm • 2 Bedroom Triplex Apartment • Fully Furnished • High Spec Furnishings • Sought After Location • Terrace With Great Views • Gas Central Heating

LIVERPOOL £600pcm

AIGBURTH £600pcm

WEST DERBY £575pcm

LIVERPOOL £71pppw

Davis Beyga are pleased to welcome onto the market this 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment in the sought after location of Allerton and Mossley Hill.

Davis Beyga Estates are pleased to welcome onto the market this 2 Bedroom end terrace house in the popular suburb or Aigburth.

Davis Beyga Estates are delighted to offer this newly completed 1 bedroom furnished duplex apartment in West Derby. Overlooking Melwood training ground.

This property is available to rent with utility bills included & WIFI Row of three 4/5 bedroom properties. Ideal for groups of friends wanting to reside next door to each other.


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Farrell Heyworth Sales & Lettings

Ashlar Grove L17

Allerton Road L18

Queens Drive L18

Greenbank Road L18

• Four Bedroom Semi with Bespoke Designed Annex • 60m2 Gym, Two Offices, Patio Area and Private Sun Terrace • Three Reception Rooms, EPC Rating Pending

• Three Bedroom Victorian Lodge • Two Reception Rooms, Off Road Parking, Garage, • Sandstone Barn Ideal for Conversion, EPC Rating E

• Four Bedroom Semi Detached, Two Reception Rooms, • Fully Fitted & Intergrated Kitchen, Gardens • Off Road Parking, • Refurbished to a High Standard, EPC Rating Pending

• Four Bedroom End Terrace, Three Reception Rooms • Detached Garage, GCH & DG throughout • Internal Inspection Strongly Recommended • EPC Rating – Pending

£465,000

£345,000

£339,950

£225,000

Addingham Road L18

Deveril Grove L15

• Three Bedroom, Mid Terraced with Converted Loft Room, • Three Reception Rooms, Fitted Kitchen, Rear Yard • Located off Allerton Road, EPC Rating E

• Three Bedroom Semi Detached Situated in a cul-de-sac, • Large Garden, Conservatory, GCH & DG Throughout • Great Location, EPC Rating Pending

£197,500

£129,950

Calderstones Avenue L18 • Four Bed Link Detached, Three Reception Rooms, Cloak Room • En-suite Bedroom, Fully Fitted & Integrated Kitchen • Off Road Parking, Garage, Gardens, EPC Rating Pending Rupert Road L36

Adelaide Road L7

• Three bed Detached Bungalow • Large Plot Size • One reception Room, Kitchen Diner • Bathroom, Gardens front & Rear

• Two bedroom Mid Terrace property plus Loft Room • Entrance Hall, Through Lounge/ Dining Room, Cellar, • Fitted Kitchen With Appliances,1st Floor Bathroom, • GCH & DG, Built In Wardrobes, Rear Yard

£375,000

Guide Price £250,000

£112,500

Edge Lane Drive L13 • Three Bedroom Semi Detached Property • Gas Central Heating & DG, Gardens front & Rear • Porch, Lounge, Dining Room, NO CHAIN, EPC Rating – D

£79,950

Hasfield Road L11 • Three bedroom End Of terrace prop • Entrance Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Ground Floor Bathroom • Front & Rear Garden, GCH & DG, EPC Rating – F

£39,000

Ardleigh Grove L13

20 Ardleigh Grove L13 2BQ. We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £43,500. Any interested parties must submit any higher offer in writing to the selling agent before an exchange of contract takes place EPC Rating - E. Farrell Heyworth Liverpool L13 5SL 0151 220 5020

PUBLIC NOTICE

Thurnham Street L6

We advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £41,500. Any persons wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer prior to exchange of contracts. 9 Broadgreen Road Liverpool L13 5SL 0151 220 5020 EPC Rating - E

PUBLIC NOTICE

Allerton Road 0151 281 8181 Broadgreen Road 0151 220 5020


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The North West Estate Agent 21 Regional Offices

Bempton Road L17

Harthill Avenue L18

Harthill Avenue L18

Elswick Street L8

• Four Bedroom, Detached, Lovely Location • Two Reception Rooms, Gardens • Off Road Parking, EPC Rating E

• Bedroom, Large Ground Floor Unfurnished Apartment • Modern Kitchen & Bathroom, GCH & DG • Spacious Lounge, Own Garden EPC Rating – D

• One Bedroom, Top Floor Unfurnished Apartment • Modern Kitchen & Bathroom, GCH & DG • Spacious Lounge, EPC Rating – D

• Two Bedroom Unfurnished Mid Terrace House • Through Lounge and Modern Kitchen, • Downstairs Bathroom, GCH & DG EPC Rating Pending

£990pcm + fees

£575pcm + fees

£525pcm + fees

£495pcm + fees

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THREE-BEDROOM TERRACE, SANDHURST STREET, L17 Close to Sefton Park and Otterspool Promenade. Good connections to Liverpool city centre and John Lennon Airport. Best bits This attractive three-bedroom, fully furnished, mid terrace property has an abundance of original features. It also has a modern kitchen and bathroom.

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Close to The pubs, shops and restaurants on Lark Lane, Princes Park and Sefton Park, and convenient transport links into the city centre and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Best bits This duplex apartment is fully furnished to a high standard and boasts an open plan living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with the master having en suite facilities, and a main bathroom. We say “Situated in a popular area near to the city’s best green spaces, this apartment offers electric gates, allocated parking and communal gardens.”

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TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT, ST PAUL’S SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L3 Close to Liverpool city centre business district, the waterfront, and within walking distance of Liverpool ONE shops, bars and restaurants. Best bits Second floor large modern spacious corner plot apartment with high windows and two balconies overlooking St Paul’s Square. Open plan living/dining/ kitchen area, two double bedrooms, one with en suite. We say “City centre living that will suit professionals looking for a modern apartment in a central area. Great for working in the city or visiting the extensive local amenities.”

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PROPERTIES FOR RENT THREE-BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED, WOODLAND ROAD, L26 Close to All local amenities including schools, shops and transportation links. Best bits Extended lounge, attractive newly fitted bathroom, large garden, detached garage, off-road parking.

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Close to Cressington train station, local secondary and primary schools. Best bits The property offers four bedrooms, with en suite to the master bedroom along with downstairs WC and family bathroom. Externally the property benefits from gardens, driveway parking and garage. We say “This modern four bedroom detached would make an ideal family home due to its spacious design and proximity to local schools.”

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SIX-BEDROOM LUXURY DETACHED, BARKFIELD AVENUE, L37 Close to Formby and Freshfield train stations, within walking distance to Formby village shops and local schools. Best bits This luxury property offers spacious accommodation benefiting from entrance hall with galleried landing, open plan fitted kitchen/family room with views overlooking the garden, lounge, dining room, play room, study, utility room and six bedrooms with en suite facilities. We say “A stunning luxury home in a prestigious area. Privacy is offered by electronically controlled gates, a double garage and walled front and rear gardens.”

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Advice from chartered accountants 0151 228 8977 Julia Casimo Avoiding Care Home Fees: Deliberate Deprivation?

Q: Our neighbours, who are in their 80s, have signed over their house to their son, so they will not have to pay care home fees; someone came to their house and helped them with all the paperwork. We are thinking of doing this ourselves. Our house is worth about ÂŁ200,000 and we have savings of about ÂŁ80,000. What do you think of this idea?

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A: There is so much misinformation around on this subject that it is difficult to know where to start.... Often, as in your case, someone’s home is their main asset, and the one which they would most like to pass onto their children. It can therefore seem very tempting to transfer property out of your names either to children or into a trust so that, in theory, its value is not included for the assessment of care home costs. Unfortunately this does not necessarily mean that the property will not be taken into account in a means test. The Local Authority will look for evidence of what they call ‘deliberate deprivation’ of assets and are increasingly employing Inspectors to go through financial and Land Registry records to find examples of property transactions which can then be reversed. Inspectors have legal powers and can demand to see notes from meetings with solicitors and financial advisors along with other evidence they may require. Examples of common transactions which can be challenged are as follows: • The gift of a property to children or other relatives • The sale at less than market value to children or other relatives • Lump sum cash gifts • Putting assets into trusts which cannot be revoked Transactions which take place shortly before someone requires care are particularly exposed, but there is actually no time limit which applies. For a transaction to be deliberate deprivation, the intention to avoid care home charges must be a significant part of the reason for the transaction. For cash gifts there are often good family reasons (which have nothing to do with care home fees planning) as to why these make sense and can be justifiable. The great difficulty with the transfer of properties (either direct to children or into trust) is that it is very difficult to think of any other reasons as to why anybody would wish to do this. Many families try to argue that the reasoning behind the transaction was to avoid Inheritance Tax (IHT), but with a joint allowance of ÂŁ650,000 (the normal IHT threshold for a married couple), plus the fact that this type of transfer is completely ineffective for IHT, this argument will absolutely not stand up. In addition there are adverse potential Capital Gains Tax consequences, potential exposure to children’s debts, and of course the risk that children decide to turf parents out of the house which they no longer own! In summary – think very carefully before proceeding and certainly get a second opinion. As with many decisions you really do need to take independent financial and tax advice. If you would like our help call Julia Casimo on 0151 228 8977 at John Kerr Chartered Accountants 369-371 Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool L12 2AH. Authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority Registered number 101330 Please note that this article is not intended to give specific technical or financial advice and it should not be construed as doing so. It is designed only to alert readers to some of the issues. It is not intended to give exhaustive coverage of any topic. Professional advice should always be sought before action is either taken or refrained from as a result of information contained herein.

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INVSTING IN INDPENDNCE Are you over 55 and considering downsizing to a smaller home? If the answer is yes you are one of a growing number of over 55s who are seeking specialist housing solutions to suit their circumstances.

People are living longer and according to the Office of National Statistics the number of households with someone over the age of 85 will double from 1.4m in 2010 to 2.8m in 2030. This has the knock-on effect of creating a higher demand for housing solutions for those with care needs. Figures indicate the number of people with care needs is expected to increase by more than 60% from 675,000 to 1.1 million in 2032. From minor care needs such as the inclusion of an emergency chord for peace of mind to full-time care for residents to home visits and onsite facilities such as GP surgeries, the range of care options for the over 55s varies between developments. For home owners, it also represents an opportunity to move

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out of larger family homes and into smaller homes, thus releasing equity on their home and freeing up money for later in life. According to Jeanette Grady, sales and new business manager at Riverside Home Ownership, moving into accommodation for over 55s is not always a case of moving in to a care home. She says: “We are now on site with 14 apartments at the Joseph Williams development in Netherley, which answers the growing housing needs for the over 55s. Our extra care scheme is for people who are very independent and want to stay that way. There is the opportunity to buy into the extra services on offer at a later date if they are needed.� WHAT IS EXTRA CARE FOR THE OVER s? Many people over the age of 55 do

not consider themselves in need of extra care, or find they do only need a very low level of support. This is why some homes for the over 55s allow buyers to own the home and simply provide some communal facilities ranging from secure areas such as a laundry room or communal social space. Self-contained apartments generally include a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and private bedroom. Many over-55 homes offer shared laundry facilities for a nominal fee or paid as part of a service charge. There may also be bedrooms for friends and relatives to stay in some schemes, but this can vary between developments. For those who want a little extra care, more regular support could also be available. Services can range from visits from hairdressers, maintenance workers and even people to help with debt management, paperwork and other forms.


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At the other end of the scale extra care could mean a simple button or a chord in the event of an emergency and a 24-hour contact phone number for medical emergencies or urgent repair jobs and very little else. DO YOU QUALIFY? Most independent living homes are available to those who are over the age of 55 but some are reserved for over 60s. However, those who are registered disabled can be considered once they are over 50. Some accommodation will be available to couples where just one person meets the criteria, but it depends on the location and the housing provider. Upon application to a home, potential buyers will be assessed to determine if they are suitable for accommodation and support.

HOW TO PAY FOR A HOME If you are buying the home outright you will buy 100% of the lease and do not pay any rent on the property. An alternative to buying a home outright is shared equity, which usually is available for new-build flats from private developers. Buyers can buy 100% of the property but this will be made up of a 20-30% equity loan from a national house builder. Shared ownership (also called part-rent, part-buy) is a popular option with over 55 home owners. Buyers take a share ranging from 25% to 75% and can increase the amount of shares they own at any time, a process called ‘staircasing’. According to Alison Gittins, sales and marketing coordinator at Plus Dane Group, choosing shared ownership can be a great opportunity to downsize and release equity and allow you to enjoy your

retirement even if you do not need extensive care facilities immediately, as is the case with its development at St Gregory’s. She says: “St Gregory’s is a development of just 20 one and twobedroom apartments available to rent or buy on a shared ownership basis for the over 55’s in Gateacre Village. These are available to buy or rent and are modern and secure apartments in a charming village setting.” The third option is applying for a leasehold, where you buy the right to live in the property for a fixed period of time, usually 99 or 125 years. You do not own the land surrounding the home. You will also have to pay service charges towards management and maintenance, be responsible for repairs to your home and will be under certain terms and conditions when it comes to selling the property.

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I’m interested in buying a new apartment but I understand it’s been on the market for quite some time. Would the agent be able to tell me anything about why the property has taken a long time to sell or why others might have decided not to take it? I’m worried other potential buyers may have found a problem with it that I haven’t noticed.

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P. Lesley, L6 The consumer protection regulations place duties on estate agents to provide potential property purchasers with the information that the average consumer needs in order to make an informed transactional decision. For example, if the apartment has not sold because some work is required at the property, then the estate agent should make you aware of this. If they were in-receipt of this information and chose not to pass it on to you they could be in breach of the regulations and face penalties. Estate agents are not expected to research issues that are outside of their line of business, however should they become aware of information later on, they cannot ignore or suppress it.

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I’m considering remortgaging my home to save money. Is this a costly process and how long does it usually take? Also will I be subject to fees such as stamp duty?

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J. Williams, L14 The legal fee and disbursements on a remortgage can usually be agreed at £400-£450 all inclusive. This is on the basis the solicitor can use Local Search Indemnity insurance. No stamp duty is payable on a remortgage. If you were to add or remove someone’s name to/from the title then stamp duty “may” become payable. Your solicitor should be able to complete a remortgage within two to three weeks of them receiving the mortgage offer. It would be important for you to ascertain from your current lender if there would be any early redemption penalties that you will be liable in addition to your mortgage debt. You would also need to ascertain what mortgage product fee/valuation fee, etc would be payable to the new lender. This will enable you to determine the total cost of carrying out the remortgage and then you could judge whether or not it was cost effective to proceed.

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I’m considering buying a house through shared ownership as I’ve seen that you can start with shares as small as 25%. Will I have full control over how much of a share I choose to own and are there any limits on how much I can extend it by in the future, or do I have to qualify for certain shares?

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Mr M. Franklin, L20 With most shared ownership properties you can buy a 25-75% share, though you should check with the developer or housing association. The percentage you can buy will be determined by your income, outgoings and deposit. Your local Help to Buy agent will assess what percentage is affordable for you to purchase and then recommend you obtain financial advice from an independent financial advisor to obtain mortgage advice. Usually after 12 months you can staircase to own 100% of the property. However, you should always check with the housing association or developer you are buying the property from. If you wanted to buy more shares you would seek financial advice and speak to the housing association owning the rest of the property. You would not need to go through any other qualification process, and as long as you were able to afford to buy more shares you could. This is generally encouraged.

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Elan Homes will begin to sell the homes, which include four and five-bedroom designs, off-plan several months before the show home opens in spring. Built at the site of the former garden nursery on Carnatic Road in one of Merseyside’s most popular areas to live, the homes will include two en suites and a family bathroom, as well as a kitchen fitted with Smeg appliances. Elan Homes says prices will start from £349,995 but this will fall to an initial £279,996 under the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme. Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, says: “Mossley Hill is somewhere people aspire to live and it’s extremely rare for new homes to be built in this part of the city. In response to demand we’re releasing the first homes for sale ‘off-plan’ ahead of the show home opening in the spring.” Buyers will be able to visit the development on weekends from 25 January. For more information call 0845 250 8679 or visit www.elan-homes.co.uk.

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and free fitting with the brand new kitchen they order. Ian Marsden, director of Noname Kitchens by Capricorn, says: “We want to make sure people can still have their dream kitchen at a time when they might not have as much money to spend. Plus, they have the chance to win a fantastic £1,000 prize.” The lucky cashback prize draw winner will be picked on Monday 31 March. Terms and conditions apply.

After achieving auction sales of over £80 million last year, the company is ready to hold its next Merseyside event, taking place at 12 noon on 26 February in the Princess Royal Suite, Aintree Racecourse. Highlights are set to include a number of plots of land from Wirral Council with potential for development. Paul Thompson, director and auctioneer at Pugh & Co, says: “Whether customers are looking for commercial investments, residential property or surplus land there are some great opportunities, at attractive prices, being listed in our February auction catalogue. “It’s not just the seasoned professional turning up at our Liverpool auction, we’re seeing an influx of first time buyers, people building small residential portfolios as well as sellers that want to escape the dreaded property chain.”

For more information contact Noname Kitchens by Capricorn on 0151 933 9633.

The auction catalogue will be available online at www.pugh-auctions.com from 31 January.

Noname deal is offered with new kitchen orders

Your Move readers looking to refresh their home with a brand new kitchen could also be in with the chance of winning a fabulous cash prize, as part of an exclusive scheme by Noname Kitchens. To kickstart the new year in style, the Birchall Street-based kitchen brand is giving away £1,000 to one lucky customer who orders a kitchen between now and the end of March, as it hosts a brilliant cashback prize draw. The incentive, launched earlier this month, has already attracted a strong response as all customers can also receive a free oven, hob, hood

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AGENCY WELCOMES TWO NEW RECRUITS City Residential has expanded its lettings and property management teams after receiving a host of new instructions.

Jessica Morris and Kyle Clyne

The Liverpool agency recently appointed Jessica Morris to join its property management department and, according to Louise Lally, manager of property and asset management, “she brings with her a host of skill and experience to the role, especially in the student sector which is a huge growth area for the company”. Meanwhile the agency’s second new

Apprenticeship schemes will be ‘hugely beneficial’ despite changes, says solicitor

Joe Davidson

Employers in the property industry should not be deterred from using apprenticeship schemes once major changes are implemented, according to a Liverpool solicitor. Joe Davidson, employment lawyer at Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors, has spoken out to reassure businesses ahead of a new apprenticeship framework being introduced. The proposed new measures, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his recent autumn statement, will see funding for 60 Your Move

apprentices go directly through the employer rather than training providers. Employers will also need to make a cash contribution to apprentices’ external training costs. Currently, training providers identify suitable apprenticeship candidates for employers and then look after the administrative burden of claiming funding and the responsibility for the programme's quality. Following concerns that employers may decide against apprentices, Joe says: “Employers should not be deterred from using apprenticeship schemes despite the major changes that will be coming in to effect. Apprenticeship schemes are hugely beneficial to both the businesses and apprentices involved. “The new framework is expected to be introduced in 2015 and will be completed in 2018, therefore employers have a year in which they can carefully plan and adapt to the changes before they come into effect.” For more information on the changes, visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk

addition, Kyle Clyne, has joined the lettings team. Commenting on his appointment, lettings manager Tom McHale says: “Kyle is an enthusiastic and ambitious young man with a passion for property. We are delighted to welcome him to City Residential.” City Residential is said to have expanded its team further on the back of several new lettings and management instructions, and the company is also anticipating a leading role in forthcoming growth in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Ellergreen, by New City Vision

‘STRONG INTEREST’ FOR ELLERGREEN’S CUSTOMISING SCHEME New City Vision says its Tailored-2-Suit scheme at Ellergreen has been well received since it was launched last November. The developer has reported “strong interest” from potential buyers at the site, as the initiative offers the chance for them to personalise the design of their new home to suit their lifestyle. By moving or adding walls, off-plan buyers can create their own unique floor plans whether it’s to make a separate dining room or enlarge a bathroom. Three-bedroom properties are available at Ellergreen, in Norris Green, through schemes including Help to Buy and Rent to Buy. Don Craven, New City Vision’s managing director, says: “Buying off plan at Ellergreen allows the flexibility to design a new home around our customer’s sense of style and imagination and it needn’t cost extra. We invite home buyers to come and talk to us about your dream home and let us see if we can make it a reality.” For more information about homes and schemes on offer at Ellergreen, call 0151 256 0900.


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Sutton Kersh’s new lettings office A client and care giver of Home Instead’s programme

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The programme trains staff to provide care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and allows people to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care training is the first of its kind in the UK to gain the accreditation. Andrew Erskine, community development director at Home Instead Senior Care in Liverpool, says: “Having the same regular carers to provide companionship is vital for all of our clients and the caregivers are trained in maintaining a safe environment, managing challenging behaviours, providing mind stimulating activities and creating social interaction. They also provide regular nutritious meals and are able to escort to appointments or accompany to social events.” Home Instead Senior Care is also offering a version of the training to businesses whose staff have regular interaction with elderly clients and to family members searching for extra assistance. According to figures from the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently 800,000 people in the UK suffering from dementia, this figure is expected to rise to 1 million by 2020. For more information on Home Instead Senior Care or to find your local office visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.

RAPID SUCCESS AT NEW LETTINGS PREMISES Sutton Kersh’s new lettings office achieved rapid success recently, when a tenant was found for a property just eight hours after instruction. Senior valuer Carol Corran, who is based at the lettings department’s new premises on Allerton Road, received the instruction for the twobedroom Ivanhoe Road apartment at 10am and uploaded its details on to the agency’s website by 12 noon. She says: “An enquiry came in almost immediately from an interested tenant who I met at the property at 5pm. By 6pm everything was done and dusted at the advertised rent.” This latest strong performance by

Sutton Kersh comes after a period of “sustained growth” for the agency, which prompted the relocation of the lettings department to a larger site. The team previously occupied a first floor space for three years, but the move has taken it to a prominent ground floor show room adjacent to Halifax. According to branch manager Colin Woods, the relocation is already paying off. He says: “Footfall has increased significantly which is great news for landlords and we are really looking forward to building on this success in the 2014.” For more information about Sutton Kersh Lettings, call 0151 482 2594.

Reeds Rains celebrates national award Reeds Rains has fought off tough competition to win a coveted national award. The agency, which has local branches in Liverpool city centre, Woolton, West Derby, Crosby and Formby, was presented with Gold in Financial Services at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards. The 11th annual prestigious awards event, held in association with the Sunday Times and The Times and sponsored by Zoopla Property Group, took place at The Lancaster London

Hotel and is said to have attracted more entrants than ever before. More than 20 industry experts picked the winners following an extensive review of the entrants, including telephone interviews and mystery shopping exercises. Reeds Rains was recognised by the panel for its financial services team, which “actively seeks to offer a top notch service and is able to guide customers through the myriad of financial products, processes and checks.” Responding to the achievement,

Reeds Rains’ financial services team received the prestigious Gold title.

Reeds Rains’ financial services director, John Hargreaves, says: “We are naturally thrilled to receive this honour, which belongs to the entire financial services department. They all take so much pride in what

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AGENT JOINS INDUSTRY STANDARDS SCHEME E

state agent Andrew Louis, which is currently celebrating its 25th year in business, is the latest company to join the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) in the fight against cowboy landlords in the industry. Andrew Louis had to meet strict criteria to become a member of the NALS scheme, including meeting defined service standards and implementing a customer complaints procedure offering independent redress through an ombudsman scheme. It also has to offer professional indemnity insurance, client money protection and access to tenancy deposit

protection to meet the criteria. Louis Anastasiou, managing director of Andrew Louis, says: “We are delighted to announce that we are members of NALS. We are now in our 25th year of business and have been a regulated agent since we first began. “Regulation of the letting industry is something that we feel extremely passionate about and our letting team speaks with tenants everyday who have been affected by unregulated landlords.” NALS says Andrew Louis is ‘in the vanguard of a drive to establish uniform standards in the industry’ and has warned agents they will not survive long in the industry if they do not meet the NALS standards.

First reservation at Gateacre Village development

Louis Anastasiou

Cunningham Grange homes will be on display

EXPERT ADVICE AT HELP TO BUY EVENT An expert team will be on hand to explain the ins and outs of Help to Buy, as a special event takes place on 18 and 19 January.

reservations for most of the apartments on the open day. “These properties are specifically for the over 55s and represent a fantastic opportunity to buy a high quality, modern and secure apartment in charming Gateacre Village. The properties are available through older person shared ownership and are affordable at just 97,500 for a 75% share.” Built by Galliford Try, the show home has been decorated by interior designer Clare Whitehead from Vivo Interiors and adheres to the current tartan trend with classic wood finish to the furniture.

Taylor Wimpey will host the ‘Homeowner’s Event’ at its Cunningham Grange development on Knowsley Road in St Helens to discuss the government’s initiative, which offers 5% mortgages with the help of a 20% government equity loan. Homes at Cunningham Grange are currently available with Help to Buy. A selection of one, two, three and fourbedroom houses can be reserved for £99 and can be bought for as little as £63,996 under the scheme. Experts will be available to answer questions about Help to Buy, which has been up and running across two phases since September 2013 when the second part, which was originally planned for January 2014, was launched months earlier than previously expected. Visitors during the two days will also have chance to view the homes on offer at Cunningham Grange and discuss finance methods with Taylor Wimpey staff.

For more information about St Gregory’s homes contact 0151 708 4696.

For more information on Cunningham Grange or the Homeowner’s Event call 01744 410711.

The St Gregory’s development

Only four homes at a new housing development in Gateacre Village remain available, after one has been reserved weeks ahead of the show home’s launch. Plus Dane is selling five flats at the St Gregory’s development in Gateacre Village for the over 55s and plans to open a show home to the public in February. However, one reservation has already been made for an apartment after a surge of early interest, the developer has revealed. Alison Gittins, the firm’s sales and marketing coordinator, says: “I’m really excited about launching our show home next month at St Gregory’s. The interest level has been high and we expect to take

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With the launch of the government’s Help to Buy scheme as well as initiatives such as shared ownership making buying easier and more affordable, developers have seen a rise in demand for new-build homes. With the increase set to continue during 2014, new developments are underway across the city and potential buyers are being encouraged to secure deals on properties before they’ve even been completed. Known as buying ‘off-plan,’ setting the ball rolling on the purchase of a property which is yet to be built, having seen little more than plans, plots of land and show homes, may seem like a daunting prospect to many. However, experts insist that those who are willing to sign up at the early stage can enjoy a range of benefits. WHY BUY OFF-PLAN? As with making any purchase it’s a case of ‘first come, first served’ for new-build buyers so those who get in early at a new development will inevitably get their pick of the plots available. As well as fitting the bill in terms of general location, number of bedrooms and suitable layout and living space, the homebuyer is therefore more likely to find a property which ticks the right box in terms of its positioning in the street too.

Unlike with second-hand homes which may come in need of renovations, or decorated to suit the tastes of their previous owners, newbuilds provide somewhat of a blank canvas and buying off-plan can also help those moving up the property ladder make the most of this situation. Rather than taking a new home as it comes Clare Noakes, regional sales manager for Lovell in the North West, says: “Homebuyers could have their pick of the interior finishing touches from kitchen units and worktops to tiling and flooring choices, enabling them to create a home that fits their practical needs and design preferences.” Clare also highlights the potential to benefit financially from buying off-plan at a time when house prices are expected to continue rising, adding: “Securing a home early could even mean its value has increased by the time the purchaser moves in.”

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR Without the property being there for a close-up inspection it may be harder to envisage what life will be like inside it. Therefore it’s important to carry out as much research as possible prior to any transaction to avoid any risks of it not being the right home. Don Craven, managing director of New City Vision which is behind the Ellergreen development, advises: “It can be difficult to judge room sizes on a plan drawing so it’s best to visit a show home or ask the house builder to check if a similar property can be viewed on the development or another development.” He adds: “Make sure that the development you are in the process of choosing is well established and built by a reputable and established house builder with a good track record, and the property is covered by a ten-year warranty.” Your Move 67


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JEANETTE GRADY sales and new business manager, Riverside Home Ownership

PERSONAL QUESTIONS WITH JEANETTE

Where do you live? I live in Childwall. I moved here in 2001.

Age: 40

What are your hobbies? I enjoy swimming and shopping.

Main duties: I manage a large national new build programme across the North West, North East, the Midlands and more recently Scotland, as well as government contracts and affordable schemes including Mortgage Rescue and Help to Buy. We have just completed a successful scheme in Bromborough Pool and I'm currently working on projects throughout the North West, in Cumbria and on the Isle of Arran.

“Watch, learn and listen carefully to expert advice”

Education: I studied for a Masters in Marketing in Liverpool John Moores University. It was a wonderful experience; I learned a huge amount and made some firm friends along the way.

First job: I worked in a supermarket for three years whilst studying. I can't say I was sorry to leave, but it certainly taught me the value of hard work and customer service.

Joined Riverside in: I joined the company in March 2005. It really doesn't feel like I've been here for nearly nine years!

What’s the secret of your success? Just hard work, dedication and communication. Success is unlikely to happen if you just sit back and wait for it, you need to have a goal in mind and really work to achieve it.

What is your pet hate? Lateness, definitely.

Are you a red or a blue? Red

Night out or night in? What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Putting off difficult tasks will only make them harder and more daunting in the long run.

What advice would you give to somebody starting out in the industry? Watch, learn and listen carefully to expert advice. And don't be afraid to ask questions!

Who has been your business mentor? My business mentor is not a person but Riverside itself. There's a lot of excellent work going on around the organisation, and seeing first hand the impact and development of the communities we work in is really inspiring.

What makes Riverside different? We sell, let and manage a wide variety of homes across the whole of the UK. We aim to be as good as the best and provide more support for those who need a helping hand, and I think it's this attitude that really sets us apart.

My perfect night is a night in with my family, good food and a nice bottle of wine!

Favourite band/singer? Bruno Mars.

What are Riverside’s plans for 2014? We're planning for more of the same and focusing on even more new areas. There will also be a focus on homes for older people in 2014, with more projects like our extracare homes in Weetslade Court in North Tyneside, and our over 55s scheme on Childwall Valley Road, which is set for completion in December.

Favourite book? I don't often have enough time to read, but when I do I like a good thriller novel.

Favourite film: With two young girls, you can't go wrong with anything Disney!

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MY FIRST... WITH EDWARD IRVING director, Haus CAR: A Volkswagen Polo. I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread until my nan bought one.

JOB: What does your job entail? A typical day can involve meeting landlords, doing viewings and valuations, liaising with vendors, buyers and tenants, monitoring sales progressions, fielding telephone calls and liaising with colleagues at the office. What’s your favourite thing about the job? The satisfaction of helping someone find their dream home, having taken them from the beginning of the process to the end. Buying a new house can be life changing and it’s wonderful to be able to be a part of that, which is something I will never tire of. What’s your least favourite thing about the job? It’s really frustrating if a sale falls through and someone’s hopes of buying their dream home are shattered. With complicated chains being the norm these days, it can be hard to accept that no matter how committed you are to helping people navigate the sales process, it can sometimes go wrong. If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing? I would love to move to the south of France and run my own property business down there and, in my spare time, play records to anyone who would listen! What are you going to be doing straight after this interview? I’m off to do a valuation of what will hopefully be the latest high end property on our books.

A Saturday job making the tea and brushing up hair in a barber shop when I was 12. I still go in there today and we have a good laugh about how awful I was at making a brew.

HOLIDAY: I can’t remember my first holiday, but I can remember my first holiday romance! I was about eight and it was a Canadian girl I met

in Rhodes, Greece. I cried when she went home and my brothers still tease me about it.

RECORD: ‘Boom Shake the Room’ by The Fresh Prince.

HOUSE: After finishing my legal studies I got a flat in Falkner Square with some friends. It was great living in the city centre although the flat was always a complete mess.

PET: A dog called Jessie. She was a lovely little King Charles Spaniel and full of beans.

DAY IN THE LIFE OF... MARGARET RUTHERFORD conveyancer, Maxwell Hodge – Heswall office 6.30AM

Start the day with the usual manic rush preparing breakfast for the two kids and getting my three-year-old ready for nursery.

9:00AM

First thing I do when I get into the office is check my emails, followed by my calendar, and prepare my jobs list for the day.

11:00AM

I've spent the morning chasing up parties regarding outstanding searches on properties and copies of deeds which haven't been sent through. I have a number of home buyers wanting to complete fast and it’s vital to keep the pressure up to ensure we get the documents we need.

12:30PM

Normally it's a quick sandwich from the supermarket but today I meet with a friend and we go to Franklins in Heswall and share one of my favourite dishes, a Mediterranean platter.

2:00PM

I finish drawing up some contracts, then it's on to a meeting with a young couple to finalise the purchase of their first home and get all the papers signed.

4:00PM

With all completions done, I follow up on some new business work. We’re getting lots of enquiries at the moment and I think this is a good sign that the Merseyside market is recovering.

5:30PM

Head off home. It's my dinner duty tonight, and hopefully afterwards I can fit some time in at the gym. Either that or a glass of wine and Coronation Street.

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The rise in house prices during the final quarter of 2013, according to the Halifax house price index. The increase was in a narrow range between 1.8-2.1% throughout the preceding six months.

The percentage of people in the North West who are planning to sell their current home and move during 2014, according to a survey by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Meanwhile, 23% in the region are planning to improve or extend their current property.

The estimated number of people who moved up the housing ladder in 2013, according to the Lloyds Bank Homemovers Review. The figure showed a 3% rise since 2012.

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FEEDING CREATIVITY Through his impressive landscape pictures made from food - known as ‘foodscapes’ – as well as human bodies, tools and other materials, Liverpool-born artist and photographer Carl Warner has become world renowned. From building the Great Wall of China out of pineapple, to crafting a winter wonderland from cookies, his work has been at the centre of successful advertising campaigns and exhibitions. Here, Carl tells us about the inspirations and challenges behind his ambitious artworks, and reveals his plans for the year ahead.

How did you begin your creative career? I could draw as a kid and I’d sit in my room drawing little landscapes when I was bored. That made me keen on arts at school so I went to Maidstone College of Art. I went to be an illustrator but discovered photography and thought ‘this is amazing, it’s quicker and I can do much more’. From there I did a degree in photography, film and television and left to become an assistant photographer in advertising. After about a year I went out on my own because it was the 1980s and there was lots of work. I’ve been going ever since. Through your foodscapes do you keep an involvement in both advertising work and your own art? First and foremost I’m working in advertising and that’s my day job. The food landscapes are just something which, like my ‘bodyscapes’ work, are personal projects that are developed into vehicles which my business has become about. I’m known worldwide for foodscapes and some people consider me an artist, but really I’m a commercial artist as a lot of what I do I can earn a living from because the images are used for advertising or they’re sold and licensed to various companies in order to promote food products. 76 Your Move

Rather than doing a day job and having a sideline which is a hobby, the two are rolled into one. Where did the foodscapes idea come from? Back in ’99, before you could sit on the internet all day, you’d wonder around a market or junk shop and find something interesting to bring back to the studio to photograph. You’d put the picture in your portfolio, which you’d take to advertising agencies. One day I went to a fruit and veg market and found wonderful Portobello mushrooms. I thought from a weird angle they could look like trees from some weird and wonderful alien landscape. I bought the mushrooms and then needed something on the ground so I bought seeds, rice and grains and made my Mushroom Savannah picture. I started by thinking how I could do something different from everybody else. That first picture worked so I started to explore other foods to make pictures out of them. Over the years I’ve developed a large body of work. Does inspiration still come from simply seeing food that looks like part of a landscape?

To a certain extent, yes. I’ve run out of food in terms of what you can do with it, but you can always make different themes using the same things. For example, you could make a million broccoli forests and they’d all look different. Inspiration can either come from seeing a particular place, like the Taj Mahal, and thinking I’d love to make it out of food because I could make those domes on the top from onions. You realise it’ll work and that’s the place inspiring you, but sometimes I’d see, for example, an aubergine and think it looks like the back of a whale and I could submerge it in water. Sometimes the food is inspiring but, then again, I’ve seen most food now. If I went to Asia or some far flung place they’d have some weird and wonderful things but only people in that area would know what they were. I recently did a picture for a Japanese TV show and made Mount Fuji in a seaweed wrap, and then the white snowy peak at the top was rice. We did a little theme with a guy in a boat and a bridge in the foreground. The show had originally approached me and asked if I could make a Japanese scene including Mount Fuji and all of those things that are inspiring the picture, so I went away to do some drawings and we built it in the studio


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For more information about Carl Warner and his work, visit www.carlwarner.com and filmed it to go out live on the show. Therefore the brief can inspire the work too. What’s the most ambitious project you’ve worked on? They’re all pretty ambitious but doing some of the TV ads and bringing these things to life with motion and taking cameras through them can be challenging. Food wilts quickly so you need to shoot it and get everything ready and then at the last minute make sure it looks beautiful before rolling the cameras. One of the most ambitious ones we’ve done was ‘Crockerville’ - a Christmas-themed Betty Crocker picture - because it was a huge model made out of cookies which took weeks to build. Also the ‘Fishscape’ was very challenging because I’d never done anything with fish before. It was a commission and they were paying me to do it with a team of people and a big pile of fish, but when we started putting it together it stank. It was unpleasant and I was worried about whether it was going to look any good at the end of the day, but it worked and it’s one of my favourite pieces. You’ve held exhibitions, including a recent display at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in London. Are the displays mainly

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It’s about bringing to life a sense of place or taking you to a certain part of the world just from loads of food on a tabletop.

photographs of your foodscapes? Yes, although Ripley’s had a cookie village and a mini landscape but cookies or chocolate will keep. Lots of people ask me if I can build, for example, a foodscape in a shopping mall that’s about 30ft long and 20ft wide. I say no because in the second hour the first hour’s work will be wilting, and anything with fresh ingredients dies and looks terrible. Only the models made out of non-perishable food won’t wilt, so mainly it’s down to photography. My images are all created photographically and it’s about bringing to life a sense of place or taking you to a certain part of the world just from loads of food on a tabletop. I love the visual vehicle you can travel in to anywhere you want in the world, or even off the planet into fairytale worlds. Have you got any big projects coming up? I’m in talks about possibly making a theme park out of food, and I’m looking to do more TV ads and projects. I’ve also got the series of bodyscapes which have gone down very well so I’m looking to do some more of those, and I’ve been making cities out of car parts and all kinds of things, so it’s more about my creativity and my ideas as an artist which I’m expanding upon. Your Move 77


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OUT & ABOUT IN LIVERPOOL

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MUSIC ICONS SET FOR CITY CONFERENCE

CITY NAMED A TOP DESTINATION FOR 2014 Liverpool is the world’s third top city to visit in 2014, according to travel expert Rough Guides. In its official list, showing the top 10 tourism spots for the oncoming year, Liverpool is the only UK city that made the cut, joining the likes of Sarajevo and World Cup host Brazil’s capital city Rio de Janeiro.

The city has long been a popular tourist attraction due to its connection with the Beatles, as well as its iconic waterfront, however Rough Guides encourages readers to visit Liverpool for its current trend setting culture. Within the top 10 list, it says: “Visit in 2014 to experience the Liverpool Biennial, a 10-week-long contemporary arts festival over the summer that sees the city filled with

works from around the world. Also keep an eye out for new creative quarters like the Baltic Triangle, where bars and fashion studios are springing up in old, brick-built warehouses near the Mersey.” To view the list in full, visit www.roughguides.com/bestplaces/2014

The Little Girl Giant will make a comeback

CITY WELCOMES RETURN OF THE GIANTS The announcement of a new Liverpool giant spectacular has sparked excitement in the city, as the event will form the heart of plans to commemorate the beginning of the First World War. Street theatre company Royal de Luxe, led by Jean-Luc Courcoult, will bring the stars of the 2012 Sea Odyssey back to Liverpool in July as part of the remembrance events. The Little Girl Giant and her dog

Xolo will be back with a new story, which will explore themes based around Britain’s preparations for war 100 years ago in 1914. According to Helen Grant, minister for sport and tourism, the performance will be a flagship event in the centenary programme. She says: “There will be events taking place across the country throughout the four years of the anniversary, but Liverpool will without a doubt be home to one of the largest

cultural commemorations. This is sure to be a truly powerful and memorable piece of street theatre which will shine a spotlight on an incredibly important period in our history.” The event has been commissioned by Liverpool City Council and 14-18 NOW, a First World War Centenary Cultural Programme. The previous giant spectacular attracted 800,000 people to the city centre.

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Global music icons Thurston Moore and John Cale will speak at this year’s Liverpool Sound City conference, it has been announced. Having formed the influential bands of the 20th Century, Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground respectively, as well as impacting on the industry with further projects, they will talk about their careers during the city’s May event. Sound City CEO, David Pichilingi, says: “John and Thurston are two of the biggest global names in music – not just for the records they’ve made but the artists and the sub-cultures they’ve inspired. “For decades right up to the present day being into the Velvets or Sonic Youth isn’t just a decision to buy a record – it’s a lifestyle choice. These guys literally changed the world, what people listen to, what they think, how they dress.” Thurston and John will be joined in the line-up by former Liverpool FC chief executive and former head of the FA Premier League, Rick Parry, as the conference covers style, music and football. He will be interviewed by British novelist Kevin Sampson. For information about the Liverpool Sound City urban festival, and its conference which will be held in the Hilton Hotel and Liverpool ONE on 1-2 May, visit www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk.

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YOUR LOCAL TO-DO LIST HAND -PICKED LOCAL EVENTS

Strictly Unmissable 23 January, Echo Arena Liverpool Any keen Strictly Come Dancing fan should make a note of 23 January, as the reality dance show’s all-star cast brings the live tour to the Echo Arena. Winner of the 2013 series, Abbey Clancy, is getting set to return to her hometown of Liverpool to perform to a packed venue,

alongside other acts from the series. Dancing sensation and actress, Lisa Riley, will also return to the glitter-ball dance floor to host the incredible live incarnation of BBC One’s smash hit entertainment show. To book tickets, visit www.echoarena.com.

ALL HAIL THE KING 25 January, The Kazimier

HOME-GROWN TALENT The first of the extremely popular ‘10 Bands 10 Minutes’ nights of 2014 has been announced with an evening of music dedicated to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Taking place at The Kazimier, 10 local acts, including Natalie McCool (pictured), will each play a 10-minute set in which they put their own brilliant twist on the hits of Michael Jackson. Previously, ‘10 Bands 10 Minutes’ has seen bands cover legendary artists including Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Blondie. Tickets are purchased on the night; however it’s recommended that you arrive early due to high demand.

25 January, East Village Arts Club wo of Liverpool’s hottest home-grown acts, Esco Williams and MiC Lowry, will perform at East Village Arts Club this month. Singer/songwriter Esco Williams will be bringing his feel good tunes to the Seel Street venue, which will help

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blow those January blues away. The night will also feature fivepiece boyband MiC Lowry, who have been working closely with Esco Williams and are tipped to have a big 2014 ahead of them. Tickets are £10 in advance. Strictly over 14s / under 16s with an adult.

THEATRE FOR ALL THE FAMILY 29 January, Capstone Theatre Sell A Door Theatre Company launches its 2014 season with a fantastic re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, Kidnapped. Adapted by emerging playwright Ivan Wilkinson, it’s an adventure tale suited for both young and old audiences.

Set in 1750s Scotland, this play focuses on the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder before dramatically escaping to the Highlands of Scotland. Ideal for family audiences aged 6+, and tickets are available from www.ticketquarter.co.uk. Your Move 81


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BLOOMING GORGEOUS (RIGHT) Ted Baker at John Lewis, South John Street The fashion world’s everlasting love affair with floral patterns is heavily present again. However, the trend has received a modernising makeover, with men’s and women’s wear looking decidedly more serious this spring. Ted Baker’s tangled floral print (dress £179) gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘flower power’ by combining exotic flowers and black cuffs to give an aggressive edge that is beautiful without being girly or hippy.

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Nook and Cranny, The Bluecoat

A tidy desk is a tidy mind, and we need little more encouragement to sort our pens and paperclips than this sweetly stylish pencil sharpener desk tidy (£15). Independent gift shop Nook and Cranny is home to all things kitsch and creative, and their collection of chic notebooks, stylish calendars and clever artwork mean it’s a great place to find key items to brighten up your office and banish the January blues.

POP UP AND PLAY (BELOW) Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock The Tate Liverpool shop has a superb selection of inspirational learning and play items for children. Our runaway favourite is Alice Melvin’s Alice’s Emporium Make Your Own Shop Kit (£12.99), a Tate exclusive that’s a clever twist on the dollhouse. The kit is a simple flat pack design, allowing children to pop out and put together the intricately illustrated shop, which comes with an array of characters, furniture and items to sell: perfect for encouraging imaginative play and storytelling.

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Alison Appleton, www.alisonappleton.com Tea is a way of life for ceramicist Alison Appleton, who has created products for John Lewis, Harrods and more. Her passion for Oriental tea culture is elegantly evident in her Mido collection (teapot £35, mug £11.50), which is sure to enhance your drinking experience whether you’re brewing delicate infusions or simply sneaking in a PG Tips. Pop in to her studio in Jamaica Street for recommendations from the expert herself, or just to say hi to their resident furry helper, Daisy the dog.

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ROAST DINNERS The post Christmas and New Year detox may still be underway, but you just can’t beat a hearty roast dinner. And if you haven’t got the time to prepare your own then fear not, as there are plenty of places that will happily do it for you. We’ve picked out three of the best roasts for those looking for that home-cooked taste without the washing up.

HOME COMFORTS The Blackburne, Catharine Street, L1 The Blackburne prides itself on feeling like a home (with a bar) and the food is locally sourced, carefully cooked and hearty enough to fill even the hungriest guest. The Sunday roast is a particular highlight with succulent meat and delicious roast potatoes. It is advisable to book a table because it can get busy. The pub is also home to the Catharine Street Hotel upstairs.

CARVING CRAVINGS Camp & Furnace, Greenland Street, L1 Enjoy Sunday lunch at the unique ‘indoor park’ at Camp & Furnace, where guests gather on sociable long tables and carve their own roast from the succulent selection. There’s a choice of meat served on wooden platters, made-to-order goats cheese wellington for vegetarians and the venue’s own Brown Bear beer to wash it all down.

FAMILY FEAST The Mons, Breeze Hill, L20 Newly refurbished, this large family pub offers a meat-packed carvery with selected roasted joints including Norfolk turkey, stuffed belly pork, beef, gammon and lamb. Homemade Yorkshire puddings and a selection of fresh vegetables will leave you stuffed. The carvery is open every day apart from Sunday, making this an ideal midweek treat.

TRATTORIA 51 Old Hall Street, L3 9BS Journey through Liverpool’s commercial district and a Victorian building sits majestic on the corner of Old Hall Street. Green, white and red, a circle of Italian tricolour illuminates between its two stone pillars, announcing the entrance to Liverpool’s latest Italian restaurant. Family-run by the Puglia born Attilio Sergi and partner Toni, Trattoria 51 is the younger sibling of Southport’s restaurant of the same name. An Italian accent from our waiter welcomes my dining partner and I; an authentic start. Inside, a modern décor subtly themed with photography of Italian street life provides a backdrop to chatting fellow diners. Looking through the modestly sized menu, it’s obvious that Attilio wants Trattoria 51 to be affordable yet maintain the traditions of his home country. Starters include fresh mussels in a wine and garlic sauce, bruschetta with various toppings (all £4 or under) and a hearty sounding meatball dish (£4.95). The usual pizzas and pastas are offered but, for a

little more panache, ‘classics’ including beef stroganoff (£11.95) or grilled sea bass (£11.95) are available. I start with the Bruschetta di Capra (£4). Well presented, sweet yet tangy caramelised onions and a honey mustard dressing complement soft goats cheese atop slices of crusty baguette. My partner chooses the Peperone Ripieno (£5.50), a sweet pepper filled with risotto, spicy sausage, mozzarella and tomato sauce. It’s easy to tell the ingredients are fresh and specially chosen, with rich flavours and contrasting textures. It wouldn’t be an Italian experience without trying a pizza and my dining partner then decides on the house speciality ‘Pizza 51’. It arrives filling a rather large plate and I relieve her of a few slices. Topped with rocket, slices of prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Stonebaked, the base is crispy with each bite. For my main, I choose the ‘classic’ Porchetta. The pork is so tender it can be pulled apart with just a fork. It tastes delicious, atop fluffy buttery

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mashed potato and warm apple sauce oozing a contrasting sweetness. Seasonal vegetables provide a colourful finish to the dish. Leaving a little room, the many choices of traditional desserts sound like bliss for anyone with a sweet tooth. I dare for the Zuccotto coffee ice cream cake, with its contrasting textures of the ice cream outer and a sponge centre, mixed with lovely subtleties of coffee, amaretto and a kick of coffee liqueur. I sample my partner’s choice of white chocolate cheesecake for ‘professional reasons’; the sweet chocolaty cream cheese layer and biscuit base play rich against the sharpness of raspberry compote. Both desserts are a wonderfully indulgent finale. Leaving behind the authentic menus, carefully selected flavours and the odd Italian accent, stepping out onto Old Hall Street can feel disorientating; you’re expecting the Italian experience to continue onto the streets. But why go to Milan, Rome or more specifically Puglia, when Italian home-style cooking can be found on the doorstep? Your Move 85


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STREETLIFE

Michael Lamb and Rebecca Lowe were very happy to brave the cold night

Andy Spencer looks on as daughter Lucy gets a fantastic view of the moon

STARS COME OUT FOR FAMILY EVENT udding astronomers of all ages gathered at Liverpool’s World Museum as a special stargazing event took place. During two evenings the museum’s space and time gallery invited visitors to look through telescopes, take virtual tours to their favourite planets and enjoy hands-on craft activities, in which creative children could compete and win prizes. Clear skies above the city made for spectacular viewing, whilst resident experts were on hand to provide information and answer questions about the stars and solar system. The family-friendly event coincided with the BBC’s Stargazing nationwide programme, aimed at getting people more interested in the universe around them.

Aimee Egan gets a fabulous look at the stars

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Even without a telescope, it was a lovely evening to be watching the sky!

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Visitors watching ‘Two Small Pieces of Glass’, a short film about the development of the telescope

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