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30 Hot and Happening 100 per cent mortgages at 26 Pall Mall 33 Hot off the Press Racecourse development set for launch 35 Ask The Agent Our experts answer your property dilemmas 37 Have Your Say Should charity start at home? 38 Movers Two bedroom apartment at One Park West

42 Talent in the City Lead singer of The Christians 45 Ask the Expert Innovative ideas from our interiors expert 47 Your Move Interiors Shore style 48 What’s Hot and What’s On Kim Cattrall in town 50 Men’s Fashion Stylish accessories 51 Ladies’ Fashion Mellow yellow 53 Table Talk HOMEsure’s Nick Stott

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Four best buys WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?

11 APRIL RISE, NETHERTON, LIVERPOOL L30

MKE BLACK director at Blacks Estate Agents VIEW NOW 0151 933 7077

How much? £129,950 Number of bedrooms Three Close to Local amenities, schools Benefits from Good transport links to city centre, extensive plot, large drive Best feature Feature gardens Agent’s view “A modern family home which benefits from all conveniences such as double glazing and gas central heating, modern kitchen and shower room. It also benefits from having no chain.”

HARGREAVES ROAD, LARK LANE L17

JOE GERVIN director at Liverpool Property Solutions VIEW NOW 0151 280 2952

How much? £185,000 Number of bedrooms Two Close to Lark Lane, Sefton Park Benefits from Exclusive garden, great sized rooms Best feature Sefton Park and Lark Lane on your doorstep Agent’s view “This is a great apartment with two large bedrooms, large kitchen and living room. It benefits from its own exclusive garden, accessible from two sets of French doors.With Lark Lane’s restaurants and bars on your doorstep one would be foolish to miss this.”


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

ROSCOE STREET, CITY CENTRE L1

HELEN GOODWIN New Business Manager at Andrew Louis VIEW NOW 0151 330 5324

How much? Offers in excess of £109,950 Number of bedrooms One bedroom with an en-suite Close to Liverpool One, restaurants and shops Benefits from Excellent location, large communal terrace shared with only one other apartment Best feature Exposed brick work, vaulted ceilings Agent’s view “This is an extremely unique one bedroom apartment located in the heart of the city centre. This property is a converted wine cellar with vaulted ceilings and exposed brick work. Inside comprises: open plan kitchen/lounge, double bedroom and ensuite shower room.”

WEST TOWER, BROOK STREET L3

CHRIS CLARE Director at Modo Homes VIEW NOW 0845 680 7809

How much? £225,250 Number of bedrooms Two Close to Local amenities, city centre Benefits from Stones throw from the city centre. Views over the water front, 24 hour concierge, Panoramic Restaurant on the 34th floor Best feature Unrivalled views across the Mersey from the floor to ceiling windows Agent’s view “West Tower is one of Liverpool premier developments. With open plan lounge/kitchen diner, integrated appliances, two bedrooms and ensuite to the master, this property on the 26th floor is worth a look.”


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ST ANDREW STREET

CONCERT STREET

LEMON STREET

WESTMINSTER CHAMBERS

MANHATTON PLACE

£115,000

£110,000

£35,000

£105,000

£163,000

MARKDEN MEWS

ACORN COURT

VIEW 146 CONWAY ST

PRINCES COURT

COLIN DRIVE

£144,950

£105,000

£105,000

£55,000

£117,500

SHANDON COURT, L3

COLIN DRIVE, L3

BEETHAM TOWER, L3

SOUTH FERRY QUAY, L3

ROYAL QUAY, L3

£450pcm

£550pcm

£750pcm

£950pcm

£795pcm

AUGUST ROAD, L6

OLD KENNEL HOUSE, L12

STEVENSON STREET, L15

ST MICHAELS CHURCH ROAD, L17

TAVINGTON ROAD, L26

• 3 Bedrooms • Terraced property • Part-furnished • Alarm, CH, DG • Rear Yard

• 4 Bedrooms • Detached House • Near Halewood Village • 2 Ensuites • Front and Rear Gardens • CH, DG

£625pcm

£875pcm

• Ground floor apartment • Two bedrooms • Lounge/dining room kitchen • Bathroom/wc • Secure car space • No chain

• Three Storey House • Open Plan Living Area • Fitted Kitchen • Three Bedrooms • Bathroom/WC • Cloakroom/WC

• 1 Bedroom • 2nd Floor • On London Road • Furnished, Balcony • Central Heating • Double Glazing

• 2 Bedroom • Terrace • Off Lower Breck Road • Unfurnished • DG, CH • Yard

£380pcm

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• Second Floor Apartment • Open Plan Living Area • Two Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen • Contemporary Bathroom • En Suite Shower Room

• Third Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Lounge/Dining Room • Kitchen • Bathroom/WC • Allocated Car Space

• 2 bedroom • Town House • Eldonian Village • Unfurnished • Double Glazing • Central Heating

• 4 double bedrooms • Detached house • Unfurnished • DG, CH • Extensive rear garden • Parking to the front and side

£900pcm

• Ground Floor Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Lounge Kitchen • Bathroom, Separate WC • UPVC Double Glazing • No Chain

• Eighth Floor Flat • Two Bedrooms • Open Plan Living Area • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom/WC Balcony • Secure Car Space No Chain

• 2 bedroom • Furnished • 11 floor apartment • Double Glazing • Central Heating • Parking

• 2 Bedroom • Terraced House • Recently refurbished • Unfurnished • DG, CH • Yard

£375pcm

• Ground/Lower Grd Floor • Duplex Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Lounge Kitchen/Diner • Bathroom/WC No Chain

• Lower Ground Floor Studio • Open Plan Living Area • Kitchen Bathroom/Wc • Upvc Double Glazing • Residents Parking • No Chain

• 4 double bedrooms • Triplex Apartment • Good views • 3 bathrooms • DG, CH • Garage, 2 parking spaces

• Duplex Penthouse • Two Double Bedrooms • Spacious Open Plan Living • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom/WC, No Chain • En-Suite Shower Room

• Modern End Town House • Two Bedrooms • Lounge Kitchen/Diner • Bathroom/Wc Upvc • DG, GCH • Inspection Recommended

• 2 bedrooms • Duplex Penthouse Apartment • Furnished • Balcony, Ensuite • Parking Space


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BEAUFORT APARTMENT

BEETHAM TOWER

Second Floor Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Lounge Kitchen/Diner Bathroom/Wc En-Suite Shower Room Secure Car Space Gas Central Heating Double Glazing

A rare opportunity to purchase a unique, stunning duplex penthouse apartment situated on level twenty five and twenty six of the prestigious Beetham Tower development. This individually architect designed apartment has been extensively improved by the present owner and carefully furnished to reflect the striking urban surroundings. There is a sophisticated Bang & Olufsen sound and vision system plus electronic custom made blinds to the lounge and dining room and Italian leather bound blinds to both bedrooms. Designer furniture package by separate negotiation.

MINSTER COURT

• Ground floor apartment • Two bedrooms • Lounge/dining room • Bathroom, upvc DG • Visitor parking • No chain

£99,950

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£135,000

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QUEBEC QUAY

CABLE YARD

A spacious two bedroom apartment situated on the first floor of this popular waterfront development within easy reach of the city centre. The apartment occupies a corner position enjoying views of the boatyard and river. There is an en-suite shower room and dressing room to the master bedroom. There is a secure car space with remote controlled access, visitor parking and landscaped communal gardens. An early inspection is well recommeded

80% shared equity plus £10,000 for car space A bright modern two bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this popular development on Cheapside which runs between Tithebarn Street and Dale Street. There is access from the open plan living area to a balcony and the kitchen is fitted with an attractive range of modern units with integrated appliances. There is a secure car space available to purchase separately at £10,000. Immediate vacant possession is available upon completion and an early inspection is well recommended

£105,000

£495,000

NEW

£229,950

NEW

£720,000

£249,950

NEW View from apartment

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OIRO £125,000

This two bedroom apartment is situated on the third floor of a Grade ll listed warehouse on the waterfront adjacent to the prestigious Albert Dock complex which is home to the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and a host of stylish bars and restaurants. The Kings Dock Arena and Liverpool One retail shopping district are within easy walking distance. The apartment has been completely redesigned and renovated to a high standard by the present owners. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of modern units with high gloss fronts, granite worktops and integrated 'Neff' appliances. The bathroom and en-suite shower room feature a contemporary suite with Travatine tiled floor and walls. Other features include oak internal doors, oak flooring and exposed brickwork to barrel vaulted ceilings. The property enjoys views across Wapping Dock to the river. There is a secure allocated car space with remote controlled access. An internal inspection is strongly recommended to appreciate the many features of this outstanding property

A rare opportunity to purchase one of the largest apartments on the waterfront measuring approximately 3000 sq.ft and situated on the fourth floor of this prestigious development at Albert Dock which is home to the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and an excellent selection of stylish bars and restaurants. The Kings Dock Arena and Liverpool One shopping complex are also situated nearby. The apartment enjoys impressive views across Albert Dock to the city. There is a secure allocated car space and concierge on reception. Immediate vacant possession is available upon completion

A luxury two bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this much sought after waterfront development opposit the recently constructed Kings Dock Arena. The development is also adjacent to the prestigious Albert Dock. The property enjoys views across Kings Dock to the river, secure allocated car space with remote controlled access. An early inspection is strongly recommended.

• 3 storey mixed use premises • Ground floor retail shop • 2 bedroom flat with self contained access Contact 0151 207 9339

EAST QUAY

THE COLONNADES

SOUTH QUAY

575 WEST DERBY RD

SOUTH FERRY QUAY • Town house • Three bedrooms • Three storey • Kitchen/diner, balcony • Bathroom/wc • GCH, garage

£285,000

£285,000

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ST PAULS SQUARE 5% VENDOR GIFTED DEPOSIT AVAILABLE (Equivalent of £7,500 towards your purchase), first floor apartment, open plan living area with a clean and relaxing ambiance, carpet to bedrooms, hall and living areas. En-suite bathrooms to second bedroom. Secure car parking available for additional cost.

£149,950

HUDSON GARDENS Briefly comprising open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms and bathroom. Property benefits from a Juliet balcony overlooking Duke St and has a secure underground parking space.

£139,950

50% shared ownership £57,500

BOLD PLACE King Sturge is delighted to offer this fantastic 4 bedroom townhouse. With FOUR double bedrooms, master with en-suite, three reception rooms, seperate kitchen, family bathroom and yard to the rear. Viewing highly recommended to appreicate all this amazing property has to offer.

£495,000

£239,950

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WATERLOO WAREHOUSE Briefly comprising living and dining area, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Benefiting from 24 hour manned security, two secure allocated parking spaces and additional visitors parking.

THE COLONNADES Contemporary apartment in the exclusive Grade I listed Albert Dock. Spacious living area with exposed brickwork and views of the River Mersey, stylish Bulthaup fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, and additional wet room, 24 hour concierge and secure parking. Original features including exposed brick and ironwork and barrelled ceilings, uninterrupted views of the Mersey. £499,950

ONE PARK WEST Briefly comprising open plan living area and kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. The property benefits from 24 hour concierge service and communal roof terrace. One Park West is situated adjacent to Chavasse Park and the leisure terrace at Liverpool One. The apartment offers views over Liverpool's famous waterfront - viewing highly recommended. £149,950

£109,950

CINNAMON BUILDING First floor apartment. Briefly comprising open plan lounge, kitchen, double bedroom and shower room.Property benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliet balcony and under floor heating.

ONE PARK WEST Comprising open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, two DOUBLE bedrooms (master with ensuite), and separate bathroom. The apartments are furnished to a high standard and parking can be added for an additional cost. Viewing recommended to appreciate specification and views. Available 9th August. £800pcm

SOUTH FERRY QUAY Three bedroom apartment situated on Liverpool's Marina. Comprising open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, two double bedrooms, master with ensuite, a single room/study and a bathroom. The property is offered furnished. The property also benefits from a Juliet balcony, secure and visitors parking and storage. Available immediately. £850pcm

£650pcm

£600pcm

£154,950

FALKNER SQUARE Georgian House and apartment. Original features include sash windows with wooden shutters, two grand fireplaces, beautiful plaster relief work, deep skirting, sweeping staircase. Landscaped patio area with a relaxing water feature and a gravelled area providing parking for up to 4 vehicles and houses a small garden shed. £1,000,000

WATERLOO QUAY Accommodation comprises lounge with dining area, fully equipped kitchen, TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM (master with ensuite), and a bathroom. The property also comes with allocated parking, is offered fully furnished and benefits from a balcony. Available 18th August.

ALEXANDRA TOWER Spacious one bedroom apartment, located in Princes Parade. Comprising spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area, one bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is offered fully furnished, has lovely views over the river and towards the city and is available end of July.

SOUTH FERRY QUAY Briefly comprising open plan living area and fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, two bedrooms and bathroom. Property benefits a Juliet balcony with unobstructed river views and comes with a secure under croft car parking space, plus additional visitors parking.

REGENCY CHAMBERS First floor studio apartment, centrally located in Temple Square. Comprising open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is offered fully furnished and is available mid July.

£500pcm

PRESTON POINT Studio apartment located centrally and close to Lime Street station. Accommodation comprises of open plan living area, bedroom and bathroom. The property benefits from a balcony, original vaulted brick ceilings and is offered part- furnished. Available now.

£460pcm

£127,000

ONE PARK WEST Sixth floor one bedroom apartment.Briefly comprising one double bedroom, open plan living area, kitchen and bathroom. Parking can be purchased at additional cost. Views over Liverpool city centre, 24 hour concierge, residents' roof terrace.

£875pcm

ONE PARK WEST Comprising open plan living, kitchen and dining area, two DOUBLE bedrooms (master with ensuite) and separate bathroom. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and included secure allocated parking. Available now. .

From £675pcm

ABILITY PENTHOUSES Apartments available above the popular Hilton Hotel, a variety or one and two bed apartments. Briefly comprising open plan living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen Offered furnished or unfurnished. Viewing highly recommended to appreciate all these properties have to offer.

£525pcm

ONE PARK WEST King Sturge is delighted to offer this 6th floor STUDIO apartment, centrally located in Liverpool One. Comprising open-plan living, dining, kitchen and sleeping area and separate bathroom. The apartments are offered fully furnished and is available now. Viewing recommended to appreciate views and specification.

£1,200pcm

SOUTH QUAY Briefly comprising split floor reception area, separate kitchen, three DOUBLE bedrooms, the master benefiting from en-suite, and separate bathroom. The property benefits from exposed brick and original ironwork features, as well as one secure car parking space and is offered furnished.

QUEBEC QUAY Two double bedroom, fourth floor apartment located on Liverpool's Marina. Accommodation comprises lounge and dining area with Juliet balcony and views towards the Anglican Cathedral, modern fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms (master with en-suite), and an additional bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished and benefits from allocated and visitors parking. available. £750pcm

£550pcm

THE GALLERY Third floor apartment in the Quarter Development close to Liverpool's marina. Comprising open plan living, kitchen and dining area, one bedroom, bathroom and balcony. The apartment is offered fully furnished and has secure allocated parking. Available now. Special deal on first months rent.

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SAUNDERS BUILDING King Sturge is delighted to offer the opportunity to purchase a well presented shared equity apartment. This one bedroom apartment comprises living and dining area, fitted kitchen, a balcony over looking the communal courtyard and fitted bathroom. Situated in the popular Ropewalks area, close to Liverpool One. Ideal for first time buyers 80% Share £88,000

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BEDFORD STREET This second floor apartment comprises one double bedroom, living and dining area, fitted kitchen and separate bathroom. The apartment is situated in the heart of the Georgian Quarter & offers views towards the Cathedral. First time buyers only.

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Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Elysian Fields, City Centre

Two bedroom 2nd floor luxury apartment Spacious, bright rooms, Secure allocated underground parking Concierge, residents' gymnasium

A fantastic 3 bedroom top floor apart Brand new UPVC DG, en-suite Balcony looking over the gardens/marina Allocated parking

°£5,000 CASH BACK ON COMPLETION IF ASKING PRICE OFFER RECEIVED Excellent 2 bedroom first floor apartment Master with en-suite, large paved terrace

£172,000

£169,950

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£129,950

Manolis Yard, City Centre

Penmann Close, Halewood

Cable House, City Centre

Roscoe Street, City Centre

Lever Court, City Centre

OFFERS IN REGION OF

Beetham Tower, City Centre

£119,950

Westminster Chambers, City Centre

Luxury 1&2 bed apartments for investors 6% guaranteed yield for up to 10 years High specs, excellent location CALL NOW FOR VIEWINGS

£110,000

£109,950

£102,242 - £172,950

Temple Square, City Centre

Minster Court, Close to City Centre

St Lukes Court, City Centre

Stunning one bedroom apartment Secure entrance, double glazing Open plan kitchen Viewing recommended

£99,950

2nd floor two bedroom apartment Double glazed windows, large balcony Parking, good transport links Ideal for first time buyers

£97,000

£93,950

South Ferry Quay, Docklands

Waterloo Quay, Docklands

£895pcm

Manolis Yard, City Centre

Jugglers Yard, City Centre

Windy Arbor Road, Whiston EW

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Three Bed Apartment Furnished Fabulous Views of River Secure parking

OFFERS IN EXCESS OF

Royal Quay, Docklands

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Large Four Bed Apartment Furnished Heart of City Centre Gas Central Heating, Intercom System

Fantastic one bedroom apartment Open plan lounge, fitted kitchen Double bedroom, DG windows Ideal for a first time buyer or investor

Lettings 0151 330 5321

Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Stanley Street, City Centre

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One bed apart presented to high standard Intercom system, timber decked terrace Open plan lounge, fitted modern kitchen Ideal for experiencing city living in style

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Unique one bedroom apartment Open plan kitchen/lounge, en-suite Vaulted ceilings and exposed brick work Large paved communal terrace

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A third floor immaculate two bed apart Living/dining room, fitted kitchen Views of the river, city views Allocated parking

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Large 4 bedroom town house New carpets, lounge, feature fireplace Rear and front gardens, double glazing MASSIVELY REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE

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Archview Crescent, City Centre EW N

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Stunning two bedroom 2nd floor apartment DG floor to ceiling windows, terrace Kitchen with high spec smeg appliances Secure allocated parking, concierge

The X Building, City Centre EW E N RIC P

The Anchorage, Docklands

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Beetham Plaza, City Centre

Two Bed Apartment, en suite to master Furnished Allocated Parking Viewing Essential

£625pcm Bankside Court, Litherland

Two Bed Apartment Furnished Secure Parking Viewing Essential

Three Bed Semi Detached Property Unfurnished Driveway Parking Gardens front & rear.

£600pcm

£600pcm

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Two Bed Apartments Furnished Central Location Allocated Parking

FROM £575pcm

One & Two Bed Apartments Furnished Good Location Parking Available

From £550pcm

Two Bed 1st floor Apartment Furnished Secure door entry system Parking

£525pcm

Large Two Bed Apartment Unfurnished Prescot Town Centre Excellent Value

£475pcm

andrewlouis.co.uk

One Bed Apartment Unfurnished Close to Princes Park Gas Central Heating, On Street Parking

£400pcm


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Moss Street

Hatton Gardens NEW

The Albany

The Sidings

Lisbon Building

NEW

Fantastic New Build Development Excellent Investment Opportunity Large Selection Of Two Bedroom Apartments

Immaculate One Bed, Ideally Located, Secure Parking

One, Two and Three beds furnished/unfurnished Parking available

Two bed, fully furnished, Ideal location for Universities

One bed, Unfurnished/ fully furnished, central location

Prices from £102,950

£109,950

£500 - £850pcm

£500pcm

£450/£495pcm

Coopers Terrace

Catherine House

Eden Square West

Liberty Place

Eden Square West

Commutation Plaza

NEW

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Two Double Bedrooms Stunning Views Large Balcony, Parking

75% Shared Ownership One Bed Apartment Secure Parking

Two Double Bedrooms Large Living/Dining Room Secure Parking

One bed duplex fully furnished secure parking

Selection of apartments fully furnished central location

One bed apartment fully furnished secure allocated parking

£152,995

£94,950

£139,995

£525pcm

£525-£700pcm

£575pcm

Alexander Court

Canning Street

Pall Mall

X Building

Pall Mall

Focus Building

RE DU CE D

RE DU CE D

RE DU CE D

Two Bedrooms Immaculate Presentation Secure Parking

Georgian Quarter, No chain, Two bedroom, superb features

Two Bedroom Apartment Fitted Kitchen, Bathroom Chain Free

Selection of apartments fully furnished, secure u/ground parking

Two bed modern specification, unfurnished

Two bed fully furnished two double bedrooms

£129,950

£159,950

£127,500

£575-£700pcm

£550pcm

£600pcm

Huskisson Street

Hudson Gardens

Quebec Quay

Hudson Gardens

Westminster Chambers

City Quay

RE DU CE D

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Georgian Townhouse Self Contained Flat inc Immaculately Presented

Two Bedroom Apartment ʻRope Walksʼ Location Secure Parking

Stunning Penthouse Two bed, two bath Secure Parking Spaces

Two bed, fully furnished, modern specification, secure parking

Selection of apartments, fully furnished, modern conversion

Two bedroom, unfurnished, spacious, allocated parking

£575,000

£144,950

£297,500

£700pcm

£525-£650pcm

£500pcm

White Court

The Collegiate

Wapping Dock

Unity Building

Beetham Tower

Hatton Gardens

Ideal First Time Buy One Bed Apartment Parking Permit

Grade II listed conversion 1 bed duplex, 2nd floor Secure car parking space

Stunning Conversion Two Double Bedrooms Allocated Parking

Two bed spacious modern apartment, fully furnished, allocated parking

Two bed, 11th floor fully furnished secure parking

Four bed apartment fully furnished, secure allocated parking

£72,500

£114,950

£184,950

£750pcm

£800pcm

£1200pcm

81/87 Victoria Street, The Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6DG 0151 231 6100/6101 sales@cityresidential.co.uk | lettings@cityresidential.co.uk | www.cityresidential.co.uk 12 Your Move


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE Quebec Quay £160,000

William Jessop Way £159,500

South Ferry Quay Reduced To £144,950

Mason House Reduced To £139,950

Gilmartin Grove £120,000

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• Superb 6th floor apartment • Two double bedrooms • Lounge/dining area/fitted kitchen • Stylish bathroom • En-suite shower room • Stunning river views

• Two bed second floor apartment • Enjoying views across Gardens and towards River • Tastefully presented throughout • Modern fitted kitchen • GCH, DG, secure parking

• City centre location • Grade II Listed Facade • First floor apartment • Two bedrooms • Modern kitchen with appliances • GCH, DG

• Superb two bedroom apartment • Beautifully presented throughout • Stylish Kitchen and Bathroom • Great views across Liverpool • DG, Electric Heating • Allocated and Visitor parking bays

The Sidings £115,000

Cornwallis Court £110,000

Upper Parliament Street Reduced To £99,950

City Lofts Reduced To £95,000

Edinburgh Road £95,000

• Purpose Built Apartment • Third Floor • Two bedrooms • One reception room • Convenient for City Centre • Economy 7 heating

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• Two bedroom first floor apartment • Car parking space • DG, Electric Heating • Laminate Flooring • Modern fitted kitchen • Bathroom with white suite

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• Superbly presented mid-terrace • Two double bedrooms • Through lounge/dining room • Modern fitted Kitchen • Modern bathroom & shower • DG, GCH

Rufford Road Reduced To £94,950

Victoria Street £84,950

Butterfield Street £62,950

Ullswater Street Reduced To £57,500

Morden Street Reduced To £49,950

• Four Bedrooms (3 doubles) • En-suite shower room • Family bathroom • Downstairs W.C. • Breakfast Kitchen • Available with no chain!

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• Investment opportunity • Mid Terrace House • Let on Assured Shorthold tenancy • Weekly Rent of £65.00 • Two Bedrooms • Two reception rooms

• Ideal first time buy • Investment Opportunity • ERV £450pcm gross yield 7.5% • Rental income of £75 per week • GCH, DG • Two bedroom, Mid-Terrace

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Sir Thomas Street £500pcm

View 146 £395pcm

Ground floor Apartment Secure allocated parking 2 Bedrooms, En-suite Shower Beautifully presented Modern Fitted Kitchen DG, GCH

Sympathetic conversion Second floor apartment Good-sized bedroom Open plan living area Kitchen with appliances Good letting potential

One bedroom apartment Second floor Convenient for City Centre Secondary glazed windows Laminate flooring Ideal for First Time Buyer

Lovely 4th floor apartment Stunning waterfront views One double bedroom Stylish bathroom Fitted kitchen, granite worktops Hardwood flooring

Well presented terraced Living room to front Extended kitchen/dining room Neutral modern bathroom GCH, DG Ideal for first time buyers

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Bulloch House 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool, L3 9DG

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The most amazing Georgian Quarter property to come onto the market in years! An imposing Georgian townhouse with four double bedrooms, two with en suite Tastefully refurbished and decorated to the highest standard Grade 2 Listed Building on the corner of Mount St & Hope Street Viewing is essential to appreciate the calibre of property offered £725,000

Lower Ground Floor Apartment Converted Mansion House Refurbished To A Fantastic Standard Large Lounge French Doors To Patio Two Bedrooms Master With En-Suite £220,000

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Spacious Three Bedroom Furnished Duplex in Victorian Villa, Two Large Reception Rooms, Large Storage Cupboard, Private Terrace, Communal Gardens, Allocated Parking, UPVC DG, GCH

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Two bedroom modern 1st floor furn apartment, open plan lounge/diner and kitchen with integrated appliances, family bathroom with shower over bath, secure undercroft parking, intercom entry, lift, under floor EH system, double glazing.

Three Bedroom Modern Furnished Semi Detached, Lounge, Dining Room, Conservatory, Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Driveway Parking, Front and Rear Gardens

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MABERLEY VIEW, L15 £550pcm

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PRINCES DOCK, L3 £550pcm

Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Front and Rear Gardens, Garage, Gas Central Heating System

Conran Designed One Bedroom Apartment, Let Fully Furnished, Superb New Waterfront Development, Located on 2nd Floor, On Site Concierge Services, Double Glazing, Electric Heating System

Two Bedroom Modern First Floor Furnished Apartment, Open Plan Lounge/Fitted Kitchen, Dining Room, Family Bathroom, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, Allocated Parking, Conveniently Located Close to Motorway Network and Train Stations

MARLBOROUGH STREET, L3 £525pcm

KNIGHTSWOOD COURT, L18 £495pcm

VILLAGE PLAZA, L12 £495pcm

MABERLEY VIEW, L15 £495pcm

Two Bedroom Second Floor Apartment, Entrance Hall, Open Plan Reception, Fitted Kitchen/Diner, Modern Three Piece Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Electric Heating, UPVC DG

Two Bedroom Apartment, Un-Furnished, Lounge/Diner, Kitchen Area with Oven, Hob and Hood, Family Bathroom, En-Suite to Principal Bedroom, Allocated Parking, Electric Heating, Double Glazing, Communal Garden

Two Bedroom Unfurnished Modern Apartment, Family Bathroom, Communal Gardens, UPVC Double Glazing, Allocated Parking, Gas Central Heating System

Two Bedroom Newly Built First Floor UnFurnished Apartment, Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, Family Bathroom, DG, GCH, Allocated Parking, Conveniently Located Close to Motorway Network and Train Stations

KENT AVENUE, L21 £525pcm Two Bedroom terrace, fitted kitchen, reception, family bathroom with corner bath, UPVC DG, GCH, garden with patio to the rear

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WILLOW RISE, L33 £450pcm

LOWBRIDGE COURT, L19 £450pcm

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3 Bedroom extended terrace, 3 reception rooms, large kitchen/diner, utility room, family bathroom with shower over bath, GCH, driveway parking, gardens

Unfurnished 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment, lounge, kitchen/diner leading to balcony, family bathroom, en-suite shower room, residents gymnasium DG, EH, parking

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Deansburn Road Tuebrook, L13

£110,000

Standale Road Wavertree, L15

£110,000

Capricorn Crescent £112,000 Knotty Ash, L14

Damwood Road Speke, L24

£130,000

RED

2 Bedroom End Terrace

Alexandra Grove Halewood, L26

£160,000

RED

3 Bedroom Mid Terrace

2 Bedroom Mid Terrace

SALE

2 Bedroom Semi Detached

OFF

until 31st August

4 Bed Mid Town House

Rose Street Woolton, L25

£195,000

RED

4 Bed End Terrace

Livingston Dr South £175,000 Aigburth, L17

RED

2 Bedroom Apartment

Attention Homeowners! £195,00

4 Bed Semi Detached

South Station Rd Gateacre, L25

Only

£195,00

4 Bed Semi Detached

South Station Rd Gateacre, L25

4 Bed Semi Detached

£195,00

Staplands Road Broadgreen, L14

£290,000

RED

South Station Rd Gateacre, L25

to sell your home Call for a FREE, no-obligation valuation

2 Bedroom Cottage

8 Bed End Terrace 4 Bed Semi Detached

Reynolds Way Woolton, L25

£300,000

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4 Bed Semi Detached

4 Bed Semi Detached

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Mirfield Street Kensington, L6

£92,000

NEW

4 Bed Semi Detached

Full Management 3 Bed End Terrace

3 Bedroom Detached Bungalow

Stanley Road Bootle, L20

From £350pcm

Broxton Road Wavertree, L15

£550pcm

NEW

3 x 1 Bedroom Apartments

2 Bedroom Mid Terrace

Kempton Road Wavertree, L15

From £650pcm

NEW

2 x 3/4 Bedroom Mid Terrace

Paradise Mews Wavertree, L15

£575pcm

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2 Bedroom Apartment

Picton Road Wavertree, L15

£880pcm

RED

4 Bedroom Mid Terrace

TEL: 0151 722 22 22 WEB: www.homesureproperty.co.uk 22 Your Move

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Lettings

Norris Green, L11

Teynham Crescent

Bootle, L20

Hermitage Grove

. Sales .

road ties Ab r e p o r P

Anfield, L6

Abbey Road

Fazakerley, L9

Waresley Crescent,

Lancaster Street

Two bedroom terraced house, consists; one reception room, fully fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom with a paved rear yard. The property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazed windows.

£65,995

£77,995

£79,995

£84,995

£84,995

Stockbridge Village, L28

Liverpool, L14

Croxteth, L11

Croxteth, L11

Speke, L24

Cremorne Hey

Altfield Road

Riviera Drive

Three bedroom terraced property, consists; reception room, fitted kitchen, landing, three bedrooms and 3 piece family bathroom. Double glazed windows and a gas powered central heating system.

Walton, L9

Three bedroom end terrace, reception room, fitted kitchen and dining area, three piece family bathroom suite, three bedrooms and spacious gardens. GCH, DG and off road parking

Four bedroom townhouse consists; hallway, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, four bedrooms and 3 piece bathroom. Benefits from gas central heating, double glazed windows and paved rear garden.

Four bedroom terrace, gas central heating, part double glazing, two reception rooms; fitted kitchen; four bedrooms; three-piece family bathroom and rear yard.

. Financial Advice

Riviera Drive

Two bedroom terrace, gas central heating, double glazing. The property on offer comprises' hallway, through lounge reception room, modern fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom.

Eastern Avenue

Three bedroom semi-detached, reception room, utility room, open plan dining room to fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. GCH, DG, front garden, driveway and a large rear garden.

Three bedroom semi detached property consists; 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room and two further bedrooms.

Three bedroom semi-detached, hall, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen and large conservatory, bathroom/WC. Outside there are gardens to both front and rear, the rear garden is south facing.

Three bedroom terrace, one reception room with partially double glazed french doors leading to the kitchen/ dining area, family bathroom. DG, GCH, CCTV, front & rear gardens, as well as off road parking.

£99,995

£104,995

£104,995

£114,950

£119,995

Walton, L9

West Derby

Stoneycroft, L13

West Derby, L11

Stoneycroft, L13

Ashdale Road

Norris Green Road

Four bedroom mid-terraced property consists; two reception rooms, downstairs WC, four bedrooms, family bathroom and rear yard, gas central heating and double glazed windows throughout.

Three bedroom mid-terrace comprising; open plan kitchen/dining room, separate reception room, three bedrooms and bathroom. Gas Central Heating & Double Glazed Windows. Early viewings are recommended.

£124,995

£126,950

West Derby, L12

West Derby, L12

Walney Road

Eaton Road North

Three bedroom semi-detached, lounge, dining kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom, gardens, driveway and a garage. The property benefits from a central heating system and double glazing.

Four bedroom terraced, hallway, dining room, optional through lounge, modern fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, loft converted to a fourth bedroom with en suite. Double glazing, gas central heating.

Richland Road

Muirhead Avenue East

Corinthian Avenue

Three bedroom semi-detached, briefly comprises: - entrance hall, dining area, lounge, extended fitted kitchen, three good sized bedrooms and family bathroom. Front and rear gardens providing off road parking.

Three storey three bedroom mews property consisting; reception room, dining room, fitted kitchen w/ integrated appliances, downstairs WC, three bedrooms, en-suite shower room and family bathroom.

£129,950

£139,950

£139,995

West Derby, L12

Croxteth Country Park, L12

West Derby, L12

Three bedroom semi-detached consisting; entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and landing. This property benefits gas central heating and double glazing throughout.

Eaton Close Three bedroom semi-detached, hall, reception room, kitchen/diner, three bedrooms and family bathrooms, gas central heating, double glazed windows, rear gardens and a paved two car driveway.

Haverton Walk Four bedroom semi-detached comprises; reception room, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, four bedrooms, front and rear gardens and paved driveway. Early viewings are strongly recommended.

Blackmoor Drive Three bedroom semi detached, two reception rooms and fully fitted kitchen, family bathroom, front and rear gardens, paved patio area and a raised turfed area, with off road parking to the front of the property.

£139,995

£149,995

£159,950

£159,950

£159,995

West Derby, L12

West Derby, L12

West Derby, L12

West Derby, L12

West Derby, L12

Keybank Road Three bedroom semi-detached, porch, lounge, kitchen/dining area, conservatory, loft conversion and the property offers the full benefits of gas fired central heating and double glazing.

£177,500

Becontree Road Three bedroom semi-detached, hallway, 2 reception rooms, extended dining room/fitted kitchen, 3 piece bathroom suite. The property benefits from gas central heading and double glazed windows throughout.

£184,995

Colonel Drive Three bedroom detached, downstairs WC/cloakroom, lounge, dining room, fully integrated kitchen, master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, family bathroom and en-suite, karndean flooring.

£186,995

Manderston Drive Four bedroom detached, hallway, downstairs toilet, lounge, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, utility room, family bathroom, large rear garden and an open plan front garden with a double driveway and a double garage.

£219,995

Gorse Avenue Five bedroom detached, entrance hall, dining room, ground floor shower room/toilet, lounge, family room and kitchen, family bathroom, gardens, off road parking. UPVC double glazing and gas central heating.

£249,950

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Visit: www.grosvenorwaterford.co.uk Email: info@grosvenorwaterford.co.uk 197 Liverpool L10 6LB Call:Altway, 0151 526Aintree, 7638 Office: 197 Altway, Aintree, Liverpool, L10 6LB

PROPERTIES FOR SALE DELPH HOLLOW WAY ST HELENS

TAUNTON DRIVE AINTREE VILLAGE

£284,950

£219,950

5 Bedroom Detached, Two En Suites, Conservatory, Utility, Downstairs W.C., Good Sized Gardens, Study

WEST ORCHARD LANE FAZAKERLEY

FOXHUNTER DRIVE AINTREE

ANDREW AVENUE MELLING

£214,950

£189,995

£189,995

3 Bed Corner Sefton Semi, Immaculately, Conservatory, Wet Room, GCH, Modern Fitted Kitchen, DG, No Chain

4 Bedroom Detached, Conservatory, Two Reception Rooms, En Suite, Downstairs W.C., Garage, Lovely Gardens

4 Bed Semi, 3 Receptions, GCH, DG, Fitted Kitchen, Front And Rear Gardens, Ample Off Road Parking

4 Bedroom Bungalow, Extended & Improved, Two Bedrooms, New Kitchen, Upvc DG, GCH, Gardens & Garage

WOODLAND ROAD MELLING

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ORIEL DRIVE AINTREE VILLAGE

AINTREE LANE AINTREE VILLAGE

D RE

EREMON CLOSE AINTREE

D RE

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£179,950

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2 Bed Detached Bungalow, Spacious Accommodation, Conservatory, Large Loft, Good Sized Gardens

3 Bedroom Semi Detached, Extended And Improved, Corner Plot, Stylish Bathroom, Great Kitchen, Utility Room

3 Bedroom Sefton Semi, Sought After Location, Stylish Bathroom, Private Garden, Garage, No On Going Chain

PITSMEAD ROAD KIRKBY

SPENCERS LANE MELLING

£189,950

£159,950

LUNT AVENUE NETHERTON

3 Bedroom Semi Detached, Extended And Improved, Family Room, Modern Fitted Kitchen, Open Views To Rear

KEBLE DRIVE AINTREE VILLAGE

£150,000 3 Bedroom Sefton Semi, GCH, Upvc Double Glazing, Garage, Some Upgrading Required, No On Going Chain

ROSEWORTH AVENUE ORRELL PARK

D RE

£149,950

£149,950

£147,500

£145,950

3 Bedroom Bungalow, Extended And Improved, Newly Fitted Kitchen, En Suite Shower Room. Two Reception Rooms

3 Bedroom End Terraced, Extended, Semi Rural Location, Dining Kitchen, Modern BathroomDG, GCH

4 Bedroom Detached, Chain Free, Downstairs W. C., En Suite, Garage, Gardens, DG, Gas Central Heating

3 Bedroom Semi Detached, South Facing Rear Garden, Ample Off Road Parking, GCH, Upvc DG, No Chain

LONGDOWN ROAD FAZAKERLEY

DAPPLE HEATH AVENUE MELLING

BLACKHORSE LANE OLD SWAN

KING STREET BIRKENHEAD

£129,950 3 Bed Semi Detached, Upvc DG, GCH, Gardens, New Boiler, Off Road Parking, Well Presented

TERRET CROFT STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE

D RE

£117,950 3 Bedroom Semi Detached, Refurbished, New Kitchen, New Bathroom, New Carpets, Corner Plot , No Chain

£110,000

£104,950

£70,000

£66,000

2 Bedroom Apartment, Ground Floor, Immaculately Presented, Modern Kitchen/Diner, Allocated Parking

3 Bedroom Mid Terraced, Newly Fitted Kitchen, New Boiler, New Roof, DG, GCH, No On Going Chain

2 Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, Upvc DG, GCH, Replacement Roof, Ideal First Time Buyer

3 Bedroom End Townhouse, Extended And Improved, Conservatory, DG Newly Fitted Kitchen

Office: Grosvenor Waterford, 197 Altway, Aintree, Liverpool, L10 6LB. Call today: 0151 526 7638


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Four best lets WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?

CONCERT SQUARE APARTMENTS, WOOD STREET, LIVERPOOL L1

MARK GOODYEAR director of residential letting at R-House Lettings VIEW NOW 0151 291 5000

How much? £550pcm Number of bedrooms One Close to Close to local amenities, within city centre Benefits from Natural wooden flooring fitted throughout Best feature Spacious lounge Agent’s view “A rare opportunity to let a fully furnished, spacious 1-bed studio apartment in the hub of the city centre. The raised bed area leads directly to the very usable balcony, which lets plenty of natural light into the apartment. These apartments do not stay around for long.”

SOUTH HIGHVILLE ROAD, CHILDWALL L16

HELEN BOWERS residential sales & lettings manager at Homesure VIEW NOW 0151 722 2222

How much? £950pcm Number of bedrooms Three Close to Childwall Village with a range of high-class coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops along with all of the amenities of nearby Allerton Rd Benefits from Transport links to the city centre, close proximity to Allerton Rd, Childwall and Woolton Best feature Fabulous garden and tiled sun terrace Agent’s view “This is a fantastic property with a lot to offer. The house has been architect-designed to offer fabulous open-plan living, and the property has been finished to an exceptionally high standard.”


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PROPERTIES FOR RENT VICTORIA ROAD, FRESHFIELD, LIVERPOOL L37

IAN TAYLOR senior sales & lettings consultant at Keppie Massie Residential VIEW NOW 0151 236 9660

How much? £5,000pcm Number of bedrooms Four Close to Freshfield train station, easy access to Formby and Southport Benefits from Four bedrooms set in private grounds behind electronic gates Best feature Full leisure complex including gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna Agent’s view “One of the most amazing houses in the Freshfield area is now available for rent. The accommodation comprises an imposing entrance hall, mezzanine staircase/lounge, drawing room, office, superb kitchen, games room and a complete master suite to the second floor.”

FAULKNER SQUARE, LIVERPOOL L8

JOANNA HUDSON manager at Venmore’s city centre branch VIEW NOW 0151 236 4400

How much? £895pcm Number of bedrooms Two Close to Universities, hospitals, 5 minute walk from city centre Benefits from Contemporary styling, offers great space Best feature Large open plan kitchen/lounge area with a superb mezzanine level accessed by a spiral staircase Agent’s view “Forget your standard two bedroom apartment, this property is one of a kind and only an internal inspection will do it justice. Complemented by its divine mezzanine level, accessed by a stunning spiral staircase from its generous open plan kitchen/living area, this property is tastefully furnished. Parking is also included.”

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SELF-RAISING

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Paying off the mortgage in its entirety may seem like a distant dream for the majority of us, but increasing the equity in your property is a readily attainable goal. Your Move looks at ways to increase the equity in your home in the current market.

WORDS BY JONATHAN KEARNEY EQUITY MATTERS Equity is simply the market value of your home, less the debts owed on it. Increasing the equity in your home will enable you to increase the market value if and when you do come to sell, and there are a number of ways to achieve this. Paying off as much of the mortgage as possible, as quickly as possible is a sure means to increase equity. A 15 year mortgage term will of course leave you with heftier monthly repayments than the more popular 25 year term but will also bring you closer to outright ownership if it’s within your means. Paying off more on your existing loan may also be an option, although early repayment charges will apply to many mortgages. 28 Your Move

BRANCHING OUT A more palatable option may be to get busy around the home. There are a number of home improvements that will more than likely increase the equity in your property, often significantly. Not all the work or the money spent around the house will be reflected in its value however, although it may broaden the homes appeal when you come to sell. Where practical it would be more economical to do as much of this work yourself as possible, although the larger jobs, and those most likely to increase equity, will more than likely require some professional assistance. These include extending the size of the property, introducing it to more lucrative markets in the process. Mike Black, from Blacks Estate Agents in Litherland, commented: “The main way to increase the value of a property is by adding bedrooms, by either minor or major work. Two bedroom

houses are hard to sell, whereas three bedroom houses are a lot more popular and four bedrooms are always in demand as they are rarer. The way to do this without major extensions would be to do a loft conversion, preferably with an en-suite. If you cannot afford to do the above without adding to your mortgage then you should consider a general upgrading of the property. Although decor and flooring do not add equity to a property if it helps to sell it, when you decide to do so, it is the easiest and cheapest way to make improvements, which is always recommended.” HOUSE PROUD The addition of high quality materials to the property, such as hardwood flooring rather than carpet, is more likely to yield an increase, but must again by weighed against the initial outlay. Adding windows to the side of the house will allow more light in to the

property, which should make it more attractive to prospective buyers. The general appearance of the property’s exterior is also an important consideration when it comes to selling. You should ensure the roof is in good condition and that the drive way is well maintained, while relatively straightforward tasks such as attending to the external paintwork are more likely to catch the eye of buyers. A landscaped rear garden is also likely to add value to the home. ROOM FOR MANOEUVRE While areas such as living rooms and bedrooms can be tended to over time, renovations to kitchens and bathrooms can cause significant disruption to a home, particularly families. Ensuring the attractiveness of these vital rooms will increase the equity in your property. James Kersh, director at Sutton Kersh, commented:


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Don’t embark on a costly project that’s not essential

“Modernising your kitchen and bathrooms can add value to your home. The kitchen is a focal point in many households due to its communal nature. Much socialising and time is spent in this area of the house and so a modern and spacious kitchen is often very attractive to potential buyers and can assist in generating more interest. General maintenance and repair work can also assist in retaining the equity in your home. By preventing problems

such as dry rot and keeping leisure areas such as the garden or swimming pool in good condition, not only will you make your home aesthetically more appealing, but it will also mean that a buyer will have to spend less money on improvement works should they buy it and so will give them less scope to negotiate.” COST EFFECTIVE If you are seeking to increase the equity in your home the

key considerations should be which undertakings will achieve the desired effect and which of those are financially viable. Jane Murray, operations director at Good Moves in Woolton Village, commented: “Don’t overspend on any improvement project and research your decision to improve to check you’ll get a return on investment. Don’t embark on a costly project that’s not essential. You might want a garage conversion to get extra living space, but will

a buyer be put off because there’s no garage? If it’s obvious that your property needs a major expenditure, check with the selling agent that you can still get a good price in its present condition and let the buyer sort out the work. This will keep your money in your own pocket which you can then use to improve your next home – the one you will be living in, not someone else!”

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Hot & Happening YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LIVERPOOL

Homes for sail Redrow has revealed a new collection of homes inspired by Liverpool’s maritime heritage. The properties at the Cressington Heath development in Garston include two, three and four bedroom homes in the contemporary style. Sales manager Lesley Myers commented: “Some of the townhouses we’ve built feature an external balcony with a curved holding bar, designed specifically to portray a yacht’s sail blowing in the wind, while other homes feature timbers in their external elevations to reflect the boarding on a ship. Boundary treatments running

Lovell scoops gold Lovell has scooped a top award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for the second year in succession. The Birkenhead-based house builders won the Gold Occupational Health & Safety Award for achieving high standards of health and safety management at its offices and construction sites across the North West. David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, commented: “Lovell has shown a commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others. Organisations which do this deserve to have such dedication recognised and that’s where the RoSPA Awards come in.” Lovell regional director Nigel Yates

added: “Health and safety is a priority on all our sites. To win the Gold RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Award for the second year running recognises the hard work and commitment of our staff and of our contractor

partners.” The company is currently working on a £37m redevelopment of the Fiveways estate in Rock Ferry as part of the NewHeartlands Housing Market Renewal programme. Lovell are also developing a 67-home scheme in Netherley.

RoSPA chairman Ian Walker presents the award to Gareth Mayers and Dave Ashton

The makers of ITV’s “60 Minute Makeover” sought the expertise of Curtain Call for the filming of a new episode of the show to be screened in January.

Cressington Heath Kitchen

alongside some of the properties are purposely designed to reflect the boundary markings used alongside the docks, featuring heavy wooden pillars joined by long poles.” Lesley added: “Our interiors feature convivial open plan living spaces, fashionable kitchen designs with floor to ceiling units, central islands and top brand name appliances, plus sleek bathrooms that are pleasing to the eye.” Prices at Cressington Heath start from £127,995 for a two bedroom “Allen” style property. For further information telephone 0151 494 2575 or visit www.redrow.co.uk

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Curtain Up A Crosby-based curtains and blinds expert has drawn the attention of a TV makeover show.

Donna Nolan, who runs the mobile business, commented: “I talked to the researchers and the producer about the sort of colour schemes and sizes they were working with and we decided what was appropriate. They were really pleased with the work so I’m sure they’ll be in touch again.” Donna, who recently agreed a deal to supply a major hotel brand, believes the handson nature of the business appeals to clients. She said: “Going out to people’s properties means I can view the fabrics in the environment they’re in and offer first-hand interior design advice. It also means I can keep costs competitive.” Curtain Call is offering Your Move readers 15 per cent discount on all items. For enquiries telephone 0151 284 1385.


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Going all the way A new city centre development is offering 100 per cent mortgages on selected apartments. Star Global’s 26 Pall Mall development features one, two and three bedroom to buy or let. Properties in the city’s business district are available from £105,000, with lets from £500pcm. Penthouses with terraces start from £140,000. The 100 per cent mortgages will be available to firsttime buyers, supplementing the increasingly tempting residential offer in the business district. A “rent before you buy” scheme is also in operation at the development. Around 30 apartments have already been sold at 26 Pall Mall, with a significant number of properties snapped up for rent. There are balconies to a number of the properties, which also offer contemporary furnishing, parking and a 24 hour concierge. The developers believe Pall Mall’s private courtyard will be one of the standout features for prospective movers.

Warmer Heating’s battle bus helps in the fight against fuel poverty

A Kirkby heating firm has been recognised for its environmentally friendly approach Warmer Heating was named Best Environmentally Friendly Company by the GAIN (Grant Aided Heating Installers' Network) Association in its 2010 awards.

To arrange a viewing telephone 0845 6060 789 or visit www.26pallmall.com

Mansion on the market A show home has been launched at Gregor Shore’s redevelopment of an Edwardian mansion in Bidston. Wethersfield House was designed by Liverpool born architect Edmund Kirby in the nineteenth century and was home to Joseph Beausire, chairman of the West India & Pacific Steamship company. The show house is part of phase one, which has seen the transformation of the stable block into a three-bedroom house, a two bedroom property with enclosed garden and a four bedroom home with a rear terrace. Phase two of the conversion will see the mansion converted into 14 one, two and three bedroom apartments, while the third phase

Wethersfield House in Bidston Hill

will consist of four terraced cottages. Gregor Shore UK’s sales director Russell Dickson commented: “I guarantee there will be people who will join us at the launch wanting to secure their chance to live on this historic site but I also expect

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many will come out of curiosity. We’ve had high hoardings surrounding the development and it’s provoked a lot of conversation”. Prices start from £175,000. For enquiries telephone 0151 630 3269.

The firm has been praised for its work with local authorities and charities in helping to tackle fuel poverty. Warmer Heating, who will be exhibiting at the Merseyside Landlords Expo in September at Aintree Racecourse, is a specialist installer of bespoke central heating and renewable systems. Earlier this year the company, which works with consumers as well as local authorities and registered social landlords, won a National Energy Action Footprint Award for their work with South Tyneside Housing installing solar panels and air source heat pumps into 75 houses on the Lukes Lane Estate. Bryan Glendenning, commercial director at Warmer Heating says the team is delighted with the award that: “reflects our commitment in 2010 to making our firm greener and more sustainable”. For more information about the Merseyside Landlords Expo visit www.merseysidelandlords expo.com

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expansion into Merseyside. Scanlans provides property management services throughout the UK and its team now totals 33 property managers, accounts personnel and administrators looking after approximately 300 developments. Scanlans Property Management partner Ian Stanistreet said: “There is a growing demand from both developer and tenant management companies for the security of employing managing agents whose money handling duties are regulated. “Despite the general climate of increasing financial regulation, many managing agents remain unregulated despite the large sums of money involved in collection of rents and the payment of suppliers’ bills.”


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NEWS

Hot off the press YOUR GUIDE TO THE LATEST PROPERTY IN LIVERPOOL

ELAN saddles up for Racecourse Sutton Kersh has sold a competitor’s premises for £100,000 launch over guide price

Rival bids

A luxury development overlooking Chester Racecourse will be launched next month

The agents recorded their best auction sales of the year this month, with revenues reaching £3m from the city centre Marriot auction. The most sought after lot of the day was a commercial investment on Allerton Road that is currently occupied by neighbouring agents Move Residential. The two-storey premises, two doors along from Sutton Kersh’s south Liverpool office, currently yields £40,000 per annum in rent and eventually sold for £454,000 following a lengthy bidding war. Investors

were particularly keen on terraced houses in L4 and L6, with the majority selling for between £35,000 and £45,000. James Kersh, director of auctions at Sutton Kersh commented: “I was delighted with the auction result. It was encouraging to see so many investors in the room. Residential investments continue to be popular. It was the largest catalogue that we have offered this year and included a lot of good quality stock. I am hopeful for another good auction in September.”

The prize lot

Interior at the Racecourse

Ellesmere Port-based Elan Homes will introduce the Racecourse development to the public on 12 August. The development will include a total of 28 one and two bedroom apartments, housed between the historic course and the River Dee. Elan sales director Marie Wilkinson commented: “Racecourse is a stunning development, which represents luxury living at its best. Residents will have views of the Welsh hills, the racecourse and the River Dee. Three of the apartments have already sold prior to the official launch so we’re confident the development will be a success.” The development will be launched with the unveiling of a specially commissioned statue celebrating Chester’s horseracing tradition. Guests will then be invited to take a tour of the new marketing suite and view the plans, which will display all of the potential finishes for the full range of luxury apartments. Plans for the penthouse will also be available to view. For further information visit 0845 293 8971 or visit www.elan-homes.co.uk

New faces for popular Prescot HomeSales is hoping to attract more commuters to Prescot

Linda Lloyd (left) with Lynnette Bray

The agents, who have recently expanded their sales office in the Prescot branch, believe would-be commuters and families will be enticed by cheaper property prices than Liverpool and Manchester. The company recently appointed Linda Lloyd to run the sales office in the town. Linda, who boasts over 20 year’s experience, has been joined by

sales negotiator Lynette Bray. Linda commented: “Prescot is an attractive proposition for growing families and young professionals alike. The town offers sizeable properties for a fraction of the cost in Liverpool city centre and new rail links will make commuting to either Liverpool or Manchester a doddle in the coming years. That’s why we’re making an

investment now to strengthen our brand ahead of what we see as a period of growth.” HomeSales’ stock in the town has already risen with the firm winning the opportunity to sell several off-plan apartments at Taylor Wimpey’s Speakman Gardens development. For enquiries telephone HomeLets and HomeSales on 0151 280 4047. Your Move 33


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ASK THE AGENT YOUR PROPERTY DILEMMAS SOLVED

SUBJECT:CHECK LIST I’m a first time buyer and I’ve seen a lovely house I want to buy, but I have been told it’s listed. What does this mean to me?

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You shouldn’t be afraid of a listed building. I am always surprised at the amount of buyers who shy away from buying a listed property simply because it’s listed. In older parts of Liverpool there are lots of listed properties. Gateacre village has the most listed buildings within its small square footage, of any small village in Britain. So if you buy one of these buildings what do you need to be aware of? If a building is listed this usually means that you will not be able to alter the exterior of the building in any way without going through a rigorous and expensive planning process involving not only the usual planning office, but also a conservation specialist and in some cases, English Heritage. Contact your local planning office and speak to the conservation officer and engage a property consultant and an architect who specialises in listed building renovations, or who have had plenty of experience in dealing with these types of projects. Maintaining a listed building means matching existing finishes and materials and this can add to your maintenance bills, so this would need to be factored into your running costs budget. Internal alterations may also need permission. Most listings are Grade II and do place certain restrictions on the owners and therefore owners need to have some sympathy with the building’s history, but owning a listed building need not be any more onerous than owing a non listed building. Jane Murray, Operations Director, Good Moves Telephone 0151 909 3747

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SUBJECT:WHICH LETTINGS SERVICE? I am moving away from the area for work and have decided to let out my property. I am unsure whether to ask the letting agent to provide a tenant find only service or pay for a fully managed service?

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Whichever service you decide to use your agent should advertise the property and conduct viewings. They should also reference any applicants to ensure they find a suitable tenant. The agent should then prepare a full inventory and tenancy agreement. If you decide to use a tenant find only service it is usually just a one off fee that is paid to the agent, however when the tenant moves in to the property you are then responsible for everything and you will not have any assistance from the agent. This may be difficult, especially if you are moving out of the area and you haven’t let out a property previously. If you decide to use a fully managed service the agent would usually deduct a percentage of the rent collected each month and a set up fee for each new tenant placed in the property. By using a fully managed service the agent will be fully up to date with all current legislation and ensure that correct procedures are followed. They will then collect the rent for you and chase arrears on your behalf, if necessary. They will also know the correct legal procedure if a tenant does need to be served an eviction notice or even worse, legal action is required. It may seem like a good idea initially to use the that your property is in good hands whilst you are away. Leanne Keane, Branch manager, Northwood Telephone 0151 256 1035


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HAVE YOUR SAY

YOUR VIEWS ON BIG ISSUES

OVERSEAS AID The government has committed to spending billions on international development in the coming years, but with budget cuts across the board should charity start at home? “I can’t help thinking that we should get a bit of perspective on this issue. Even in the current economic climate we are still far better off than most around the world. Aid, foreign or otherwise, is a responsibility of developed countries, not something to be viewed as a luxury that can be turned off when times are hard.”

David Al-Hadithi director The Design Foundry

“I believe it is good to help poorer countries but we also need to remember how people here in the UK are struggling currently. I feel small business' such as my own are definitely feeling a knock on effect from cuts as there is so little money about or grants available to help/further business' and for people who are actually wanting to work hard and not just milk the tax payers.”

Sarah Edwards co-owner Venus in Furs Vintage

“The banks are not lending, the government is not spending and there is no investment in our economy so a double dip is inevitable and will be harsh. Blue chip money is already going overseas where labour and manufacturing costs are low. Where there is hardship we send our own money to subsidise infrastructures which are poor or corrupt. Any life is a life worth saving, but who is going to save our country? We are doing what is morally right but where are others’ morals in this financial mess?”

Heather Summers partner JST Lawyers

“I don't see why the overseas' aid budget is any more deserving of special treatment in times when the whole country is having to watch the pennies. I think some people assume that the money has to be spent by government, forgetting all the good work done by charities on the ground. £9.1 billion is more than enough for a government to be spending of our money, especially when some of that cash ends up in the hands of corrupt military dictators. UK pensioners are far more deserving.”

Mark Cotterell city centre resident and lawyer

“It is important to distinguish between emergency aid for natural disasters and aid for development. There can be no doubt about the validity of relief aid for earthquakes and the like, but development aid has a track record of fostering dependency, encouraging corruption and reducing the ability of recipient nations to manage their own economies. A strong case can be made that reducing aid forces governments to ease curbs on business, develop better relations for foreign investment with emerging powers like China and India, and raise more money from international markets.”

Peter Stoney honorary senior fellow University of Liverpool Management School

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What drew you to One Park West? I wanted to get an apartment in a new build and this is just the location. Everything is right on your doorstep and there’s real peace of mind from the concierge and the security in general. Living here saves me a fortune in taxis!

What’s your favourite room? I love the living room and how open plan it is. All the photos of friends and family have gone up now to really make it feel like home.

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What’s your favourite item in the apartment? I love the sofa and the large mirror in the hallway.

Tell us about the apartment... It’s a two bedroom apartment with a terrific view. I don’t think there’s much chance of them knocking anything down or building anything in front of it. It’s pretty quiet and it’s only a 15 minute drive from work. I’ve bought a parking space here, which is really handy to have.

Where did you get the inspiration for the decor? The interior was designed by Francis Guinan from Design That Room. He’s worked with quite a few of the apartments at One Park West. He works to the budget you set and even picked out things like the kitchen pack and the prints in the hall for me. It took a good couple of months to get it just the way I wanted it but I’m really pleased with the way it’s worked out.

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Any future plans for the place? I could do with buying a few more plants. The one I bought for the living room is doing too well! Other than that I’m really happy with it.

What’s the theme? Reds and greys have been used extensively, while the kitchen is charcoal grey with white units. There’s a charcoal grey and red floral rug from IKEA and a grey sofa which I love. A lot of the interiors are from Next, such as the red lamp, while the large black unit is from IKEA.

Tell us about the bedrooms... It’s the same furniture in both rooms. I love the wallpaper in the bedroom. It’s sort of a metallic crocodile skin design. Suzie’s is bigger although mine has the en-suite! It’s a big change from four years of being a student! There are fitted wardrobes, so there’s plenty of space.

For sales and lettings enquiries at One Park West, telephone agents King Sturge on 0151 242 6490, or visit www.oneparkwest.co.uk


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£210,000 Unity Building 15th and 16th floor duplex apartment comprising open plan living area and kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Balcony with river views, secure parking, gym, 24 hour concierge.

£165,000 Quebec Quay Ground floor apartment in the popular Quebec Quay development. Briefly comprising lounge, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Benefiting from a Juliet balcony overlooking the boat yard. With secure parking and additional visitors parking.

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King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£159,950 Manhattan Place Well positioned 4th floor corner apartment situated in popular development. Comprising two double bedrooms, open plan living area and kitchen, and bathroom. Balcony overlooking public square, secure allocated parking.

£130,000 Armstrong Quay Fantastic top floor two bedroom apartment, lounge with access to double glazed Juliet balcony, great river views, separate kitchen, superb loft space, new carpets, allocated parking and no chain.

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oieo £110,000 Catharine Street Recently modernised one bedroom 1st floor apartment. Large bedroom and a bright front living room with two large sash windows, modern work surfaces and units, residents parking permits

L13 £145,000 Green Lane Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Entrance Hall, Two Reception Rooms, Sun Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Driveway Parking , Garage, Gas Central Heating System

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

Northwood 0151 256 1035

L11 £130,000 Carr Lane East Three Bedroom Extended Semi Detached, Large Corner Plot, Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Four Piece Bathroom, Large South Facing Rear Garden, Gated Driveway Parking, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System

L14 £128,950 Scorpio Close A well presented modern 3 bedroom semi detached, gas central heating and double glazing, lounge, kitchen/diner and conservatory to the ground floor, externally there are gardens to the front and rear with a driveway for off road parking.

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 Northwood 0151 256 1035

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£150,000 One Park West 9th floor apartment with views over Liverpool's docks and the River Mersey. Comprising one double bedroom, open plan livng and kitchen and bathroom. 24 hour concierge, communal roof terrace,.

£84,950 Shaw Street Well presented one bedroom apartment, with open plan lounge area and kitchen, and bathroom. Secure parking space. Priced competitively for quick sale.

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King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£144,950 Hudson Gardens Two bedroom 3rd floor apartment, open plan living room/ kitchen area, two double bedrooms and bathroom, video intercom, decked terrace and parking Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

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£190,000 Tewkesbury Close Extended Detached Property, Four Bedrooms, Three Reception Rooms, Conservatory, En suite Shower Room, Gas Central Heating System, Large Corner Plot, Gated Driveway Parking *Gardens to Front and Rear Northwood 0151 256 1035

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L15 £132,950 Bagot Street A well maintained 3 bedroom bay fronted mid terrace, gas central heating and double glazing. There is an enclosed yard to the rear Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

£169,950 Huskisson Street Very well presented two bedroom second floor apartment, lounge with open plan modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, and contemporary bathroom, parking permits available.

£165,000 Aldwych Road Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Two Receptions, Extended Kitchen, Four Piece Bathroom Suite, Front Garden, Large Rear Garden, UPVC Double Glazing, GCH, DG, No chain

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£180,000 Hatton Garden Fabulous spacious two bedroom duplex penthouse apartment, stylish fitted kitchen including new integrated appliances, extensive timber decked terrace which is perfect for entertaining, secure allocated parking.

£149,950 Canning Street Exclusive two bedroom ground floor apartment, Private hallway, fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom with aromatherapy bath tub, secure parking

£159,950 Westfield Drive Two Bedroom Detached Bungalow, Reception Room, Fitted Kitchen, Shower Room, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System Garage, Driveway Parking, Front and Rear Gardens, Large Decked Terrace

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oieo £200,000 Parkfield Road A well presented 3 bedroom top floor apartment, lounge, separate fitted kitchen, en suite shower room, spiral staircase leads to the main bedroom with two velux windows, gated development with secure allocated parking Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

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£1040pcm Stanley Street A large 4 bedroom apartment in the heart of the City Centre near to Metquarter. Comprising of large lounge/dining area and open plan kitchen. Bathroom with built in shower, kitchen with appliances, gas central heating and intercom system.

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//// HOMES FOR SALE/TO LET £750pcm Elysian Fields Andrew Louis is delighted to offer for let this stunning 2 bedroom second floor apartment in the exclusive Elysian Fields development. Available furnished or unfurnished, this apartment benefits from a fully fitted kitchen, open plan living room, fully tiled bathroom and en-suite to the master bedroom. Secure allocated parking is available. Early viewing is highly recommended!!

L3 £1250pcm South Ferry Quay Luxury 3 bed penthouse, Excellent location on the Marina. Spacious duplex apartment, Fully furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom / study, Secure parking included. Viewing recommended Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321 £850pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 2 bed apartment in Alexandra Tower, 21st floor of a residential tower on the banks of the River Mersey, Furnished to a high standard, Hi Spec fitted kitchen, Spectacular city & dock views, Secure parking

£625pcm Baltic Square Luxury 2 bed apartment on Shaws Alley, City Centre development close to Albert Dock & Liverpool 1, Fully furnished throughout, Fitted kitchen Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £595pcm Concert Square Luxury 1 bedroom City centre apartment, Fully furnished, Excellent central location, Fitted kitchen, Secure underground parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £550pcm Renaissance Building 1 bed city centre apartment, Fully furnished, Fitted kitchen, Located on Wood Street next to the FACT centre, Minutes from Central Station, Excellent central location Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £495pcm Ronald Street 2 bedroom house fully refurbished D/G, GCH, new fitted kitchen and bathroom wooden floors and carpets garden to rear popular location

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£695pcm Quebec Quay Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, Popular location on Liverpool Marina, Furnished to a high standard, Double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£650pcm Royal Quay 2 bedroom apartment, Next to the Albert Dock. Fully furnished, Secure allocated parking. Excellent location, close to City Centre. Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£650pcm City Quay A beautiful two bedroom, second floor apartment situated close to the docklands in Liverpool and within easy reach of the City Centre. The property is offered furnished, the accommodation comprises:- Secure entry system, Communal hallway, Entrance hallway, Lounge/dining area, Fully integrated kitchen, Gas fired central heating, Double glazing, Bathroom with shower, One allocated parking space.

£550pcm Jugglers Yard This is a superb one bedroom unfurnished apartment available in the highly desirable Jugglers Yard development. This stunning apartment is located close to all local amenities, transport links and shopping facilities. The accommodation comprises:- entrance hall, open plan living area and fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, double bedroom and bathroom. It also benefits from having allocated parking.

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£625pcm Waterloo Quay This is a well presented 2 bedroom apartment situated in the very popular Waterloo Quay development. With 2 double bedrooms, an en-suite to the master bedroom, separate family bathroom and fitted kitchen. Furnished with allocated parking. Located within walking distance of the City Centre and close to the world famous Albert Dock. Viewing essential! Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321 £590pcm Pall Mall Two bedroom, 1st floor, spacious furnished apartment in this popular city centre development close to Moorfields. Designer bathroom, ff kitchen, balcony. dishwasher. Available immediately. Contact: Julie 07949 169 190

£650pcm City Gate Spacious 2 bedroom apartment, Furnished to a high standard, Set within landscaped grounds, secure parking, 2 double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen

£575pcm The Reach This is a well presented unfurnished 2 bedroom apartment situated in the City Centre. The property comprises a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, 2 large bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Laminate flooring and intercom system.

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£675pcm Eden Square Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, centre development just off Dale Street, Fully furnished to a high standard throughout, 2 double bedrooms, City views, Secure parking, Viewing recommended

£650pcm Hamilton House Luxury 2 bed apartment on Pall Mall. Excellent City Centre location, Furnished to a high standard throughout, Balcony, 24 hour concierge, communal decked terrace, Secure parking available for £75 per month

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£575pcm Armstrong Quay We are pleased to offer for let this recently decorated 2 bedroom furnished apartment. The apartment has a fully fitted kitchen including all appliances, bathroom with electric shower, lounge, allocated parking & secure entry. Viewing is recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer.

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L8 £625pcm The Overhead Modern 2 bed apartment, New development on Sefton Street, Close to city centre. Furnished to a high standard, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 From £550pcm Chancellors Court Modern 2 bed apartment, Just off Upper Parliament St, Fully furnished, 2 double bedrooms, Open plan fitted kitchen & living room. Secure parking included Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

L17 £800pcm Ashfield Road Spacious 5 bedroom end-terrace in Aigburth, Excellent location next to Sefton Park just off Aigburth Road. Furnished throughout, Good sized rooms Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

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L34 £675pcm Mines Avenue A three bedroom detached, entrance hallway, lounge/diner, kitchen, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property has enclosed gardens to the front and rear, integral garage and driveway, off road parking. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321

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We didnʼt play the game of the record companies. We stayed ourselves.

BORN Tuebrook, February 1965

––– EDUCATION Lister Drive Primary School

––– ALBUM SUCCESS The band’s second album “Colour” reached the top of the UK album chart in 1990.

––– OUT AND ABOUT “I like to take my little boy to swimming and tennis and I’m forever in the museums and the art galleries, taking advantage of what’s here. The culture in Liverpool is fantastic.”


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TALENT IN THE CITY

INTERVIEW BY JONATHAN KEARNEY

Following a four year “sabbatical” in Paris, Garry Christian reunited with the band that bears his name in 1999 and, to the delight of fans, has been performing with one of Liverpool’s most critically acclaimed groups ever since. The band which produced chart successes such as “Harvest for the World” will return to the Philharmonic in September. Ahead of the gig lead singer Garry discussed The Christians’ musical journey. You play a real cross-section of venues. How much consideration goes into the particular arena? We just like playing. In a way it could be detrimental to our profile but I just believe in playing. If somebody wants us to play then we’re going to play, whether it’s a little pub in the middle of nowhere or someone like the Philharmonic Hall. Do you always look forward to playing in Liverpool? Well Liverpool’s my home town so it’s a great place to play. Ever since we started people here have been coming to see us. We’re very relaxed about it all now. Twenty years ago it was all about the pressure of doing great performances, so that got in the way of the show and got in the way of us enjoying ourselves on stage. It’s great now because we don’t have people at the back with their little black books. We don’t really care. We just do our thing and people understand that. Considering the impact of The Beatles, do Liverpool bands have to work that little bit harder than other acts? I don’t know. I always refer to The Beatles. My older sister Pam had all The Beatles’ stuff. She even went out with John Lennon for a few weeks in the early ‘60s. It’s kind of like they’ve been with us all my life. Thank God that they came from Liverpool because I don’t think they would have been The Beatles if they hadn’t been from Liverpool. I’m very proud that they were from Liverpool. How old were you when you and your brothers were becoming interested in music? I started singing when I was 12. There was so much music in the house all the time and you just find yourself singing along. It was a good upbringing musically. Even though I wasn’t classically trained it was just great to

listen to various types of music from an early age. I wanted to sing and that was that. Nothing was going to stop me. What’s the situation with the next album? I always say “it’ll be in a few months”. That started about three years ago! Time just seems to get in the way and other things come up. We’ve got the tracks but we’re not signed to a label and we’re kind of glad about that. Things have changed so much over the years. I don’t even know what record companies do anymore. It used to be a three album plan where they develop the music, get you into the studio and pay for everything. These days it’s like a kind of conveyor belt. I don’t like the way it works these days. I just see a record company as like a bank. That’s why we’re doing a lot of live work. You lived in Paris for four years. What was that experience like? That came about in the summer of ’95. We were getting together to work on our fourth album and I had this thing in my head that I didn’t want to do it with these guys anymore not for a while anyway. I just wanted to go off and do my own thing for a bit. I left for Paris and the others carried on with their thing. That went on for four and a half years. A guy called Pete Murray asked me to come out and record an album which I was really excited about. I had a lot of songs that I didn’t want to give up as Christians’songs and went out there and just had a great time really. I came back at the end of ’99 and we decided to put a tour together. It was 32-date tour and it sold out, so we thought there’s life in the old dog yet! Basically I haven’t stopped since. Are you happy with the way things progressed? It could have been a much bigger career maybe if I’d lived in London and been at the

centre of everything and all that kind of stuff but it’s not my thing really. I’ve just been happy doing what I’ve been doing. I’ve got kids and there’s been a nice balance in my life. My eldest son is playing saxophone and itching to have a little spot with the band which is really great. My daughter Pippa plays piano and she’s just been taken on by a modelling agency. Things are panning out really well for the kids and I’m really happy and relaxed and just carrying on doing what I do. Could you pinpoint the proudest moment in your music career? Probably meeting Paul McCartney! The circumstances were tinged with sadness but it was great to meet Paul and for him to be around the microphone in the same booth. For me he’s one of the greatest ever songwriters. He was just there being an ordinary guy. Even The Beatles have their detractors but The Christians seem to be universally liked and respected. Do you get a sense of that? I think it’s because we’ve stayed out of the limelight. We never got into that. We have a heart that beats in the Christians. We do care really, without being soppy about it. I feel there is a lot of respect for us and I love that. We didn’t play the game of the record companies. We stayed ourselves and we stayed in Liverpool. We didn’t go and do all the partying because I just find that totally boring really. Probably that’s why we weren’t bigger than we should have been.  The Christians perform at the Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday 10 September. For tickets telephone the box office on 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com


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INTERIOR DESIGN

Ask the expert GOT AN INTERIOR DESIGN DILEMMA? EMAIL US AT POST@MOVEPUBLISHING.CO.UK

CUSHION QUANDARY  A couple of years ago we invested in a contemporary L-shaped Italian orange sofa, for our city centre apartment. We are now in the process of redecorating the apartment and would like to buy some cushions for the sofa. Could you give us some suggestions on what kind of cushions you would consider would look best on such a contemporary sofa?

With over ten years’ experience in the interior design business, Sharon Armor is poised to answer all your design queries from DIY disasters to decorating dilemmas.

I would look at the most contemporary trends that are in fashion this season. Have you considered using tribal prints? African patterns usually have vivid colour ways that would coordinate well with your sofa. For pure tribal chic I would look at Ade cushions from Hidden Art, the cushions are made from traditional Ghanese fabrics that would definitely awaken your scheme. The Ade cushions are also piped in contrasting colours. Piping is another strong theme in interiors at the moment and if you don’t want to use strong patterns, Content by Conran is also selling cushions that have a strong colour value and that are piped in exciting colours. www.hiddenart.com

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A WISE CHOICE  We are expecting our first baby later in the year, we don’t know if we are having a boy or girl as yet, but would like to turn one of the bedrooms into a nursery. We would like to decorate one wall with a wallpaper, and would like a design that is quite unusual which the baby can appreciate as they get older. Could you point us in the right direction? Richard Wilde has made his name in the Liverpool arts community and has just launched a company that shows his bespoke wallpaper. The work can be seen at www.muralswallpaper.co.uk. The company offers a bespoke deign service, which means anything can be created as a wallpaper mural. They have a selection of nursery wallpapers. The design ‘Owl in a Tree’ would look great in your baby’s room, the company also offers a service where you could customise the design by adding your own characters. All the wallpaper is a wipe clean surface which is an added bonus. www.muralswallpaper.co.uk

 We have just added a modern conservatory to our home, and we are now thinking about having some decking installed in the garden to create an additional seating area. How would you go about joining these two areas? As yet we haven’t decorated the conservatory so we would be interested in any ideas. Decking is a fantastic way to add additional outdoor living space to your home. I think you are in the perfect position to create the perfect outdoor room. Firstly I would suggest that you lay a wooden floor in the conservatory. Then to completely extend your living indoor space outside, I would suggest if possible, having your deck built as the same level as the floor indoors. Visually and physically this will join the two areas perfectly enhancing your living space inside and out!


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What’s hot YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING OUT & ABOUT IN LIVERPOOL

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Hot stuff

The spa’s party room

Salt House Tapas at Liverpool One

Salt House Tapas has joined the buoyant Liverpool One restaurant offer after taking up residence in the renovated Grade II Listed former Church Of England Diocese Of Liverpool. Patrick Smith, the man behind the charcuteria and tapas bar has experience of top restaurants around the world and was delighted to bring the venture to the stunning building. He said: “I’ve been fortunate to work at some of the world’s top 5 star restaurants spanning Bermuda, Grenada, Russia and Switzerland. It gave me the taste to create something special and easily accessible in a building full of character but equally at a price that people could afford.” For bookings telephone 0151 706 0092 or visit www.salthousetapas.co.uk

An Allerton beauty spa is proving too hot to handle! Nicola Harris Beauty recently opened in the former fire master’s house on Mather Avenue, following restoration of the Georgian property. The spa now boasts an oasis of calm, offering treatments such as Rodial, the facial used by Cheryl Cole known as ‘Botox in a bottle’. Nicola is also the first Liverpool spa to offer CND’s Shellac and The Leighton Denny Nail Spa experience in the stateof-the-art pedicure room. For bookings telephone 0151 724 4999.

Crystal palace

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Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall was back in her home town to become an honorary fellow at John Moores University. The Mossley Hillborn actress was joined by relatives as she donned cap and gown to receive the fellowship at the Anglican Cathedral. Kim, best known for her role as Samantha in the HBO series, is due to appear in a production of Antony & Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse in October.

Kim Cattrall

Liverpool’s latest addition to the bar scene is likely to prove a cut above when it opens its doors at the end of July. Crystal Liverpool will be housed in the basement of the grade II listed Fowler’s Building on Victoria Street. The club will boast a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system while Crystal’s luxury private VIP booth will accommodate up to 15 people. The club launches on Saturday 31 July.

Club launches at the end of July

Café Porto raise a glass to new partnership

Wine offer at Café Porto

Liverpool’s premier Portuguese offering has teamed up with the Liverpool Cheese Company to host a monthly cheese and wine tasting. Café Porto on Rodney Street recently received a liquor licence and has since added a selection of Portuguese wines to the menu. The restaurant, renowned for its authentic homemade Portuguese fare, will host the next event on Tuesday 3 August. To book, telephone 01517085276 or emailinfo@cafeporto.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON  OUR CHOICE...

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Motown’s Greatest Hits – How Sweet It Is

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

The Liverpool Empire is the setting for a show to celebrate over half a century of Motown music, including songs from such artists as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Motown fans should also expect a certain amount of fancy footwork, paying tribute to the dance moves that helped to captivate an audience and establish a style. The show, on Sunday 25 July, will be supported by The Peter Brent Orchestra.

The Liverpool Summer Pops Festival 2010 comes to a close on July 31 at the Echo Arena with the Australian Pink Floyd Show. The show will feature original lighting and animation and boasts a proven track record, having sold over three million tickets around the world. Enjoy the best of Pink Floyd and watch as the Summer Pops go out with a bang.

For tickets, from £24, visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk  Suffocating

 Kate Walsh

For tickets, from £24.50, telephone the Arena box office on 0844 8000 400.  The Rise of Women

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27 – 28 July Liverpool Unity Theatre --Suffocating is a prize-winning play that tells the story of how one girl’s life drastically alters when she is given up to a world of violence, prostitution and drugs. Not suitable for under 15’s. For tickets, visit www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

25 July 02 Academy Liverpool --A night of folk music awaits at the 02 Academy, as Kate Walsh takes to the stage to perform such tracks as Talk Of The Town, Goldfish and Your Song. For tickets,visit www.02academyliverpool.co.uk

Until 1 August Walker Art Gallery --This informative art exhibition provides a pictorial chronology of the changing role in society of female artists, using paintings as well as works on paper, textiles and sculpture. Don’t miss the final chance to take in this display that uses art to cover 500 years of social change for women. For more information, visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

31 July The Green Room --The Duke Street cabaret lounge will be the setting for this ABBA tribute. Formed in 1996, and having played to crowds across the United Kingdom ever since, Abbasolutely Live will perform many classic Abba hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Mamma Mia. With comedy from club co-owner Ricky Tomlinson. www.thegreenroomliverpool.com Your Move 49


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TABLE TALK

“Nick’s experience in recent months is of an optimistic and buoyant market”

MARYA MCCANN HAS LUNCH WITH.... Managing Director at HOMEsure, Nick Stott

f Nick Stott had wasted valuable student hours watching Neighbours or Bargain Hunt instead of Homes under the Hammer then his future may have been somewhat different. But rather than emigrating to Australia and becoming a famous antiques dealer Nick learnt wisely from his choice of daytime TV and owned four houses in Wavertree by the time he had finished university. Nick, from HOMEsure Ltd, suggested Neighbourhood for lunch as he is already a fan and based just around the corner. He said: “The atmosphere at lunch time is great, it’s always busy and buzzing with people meeting to catch up - and the pizzas are fantastic.” In agreement about how good the pizzas are at Neighbourhood we both decided to go for something we hadn’t tried before. Nick chose Manhattan Eggs and I had salmon and red pepper potato cakes. Both arrived with toasted ciabatta and a drizzled salad. My potato cakes managed to be quite light in texture but also filling; flakes of poached salmon whipped with summer herbs, peppers and finely grated potato. They were browned just enough to have a slight crunch.

Nick was pleasantly surprised that there is now something more than pizza to be tempted by at Neighbourhood. His Manhattan - scrambled eggs with cream cheese and smoked salmon - was lifted from breakfast to lunch with the addition of tiny pan-fried new potatoes. “Gorgeous!” he confirmed. Managing Director of HOMEsure, which covers sales, lettings and property management, Nick has relocated to Woolton Road after five years in Wavertree. He said: “The growth has been organic. We’ve really benefited from word of mouth recommendations since I started the business.” Nick saved up a deposit for his first house when he was in his second year at university. “It just snowballed from there,” he said. The business is now made up of a team of four with the addition of in-house solicitor and mortgage adviser. “We have recently introduced an investment partnership too,” said Nick, “so that people who don’t have any direct experience in property management or renovation work can get involved and learn more.” Nick’s experience in recent months is of an optimistic and buoyant market. He said: “There

is no problem with supply and demand, only mortgage lenders who are still being too strict. People have the necessary deposits and a good credit history and are still finding it difficult to secure a mortgage.” In an effort to free up cash for clients at the point of a sale HOMEsure is currently halving its fee to 0.5%. ‘Rather than compromise on the price too much we are helping them by saving on estate agency fees instead’ said Nick. And even when he’s not in work Nick’s time is taken up with property. He said: “I love renovating houses and my

weekends for the next few months will be taken up with my latest purchase.” Surely he must sometimes want to escape from bricks and mortar? “Well, I do play blues guitar when I get the chance” he said. A rugby league fan (his team is Wigan Warriors – despite coming from Warrington) Nick also enjoys afternoons with his dad watching them play. “That, and spending the rare free weekend I get with my fiancée at our holiday home in Cumbria, are two ways of getting me out of the house and away from work” he said.

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Afternoon Tea from Tuesday to Saturday between 3.30-5.30pm: dainty sandwiches, cream cakes and re-filled tea and coffee or lemonade for £9.50 per person.

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SAMBA CARNIVAL iverpool Samba School recently transformed the city centre streets with healthy doses of Rio-infused colour, dance and music. The third annual event since the Capital of Culture celebrations drew together samba bands and dancers from across the UK and beyond, with lavish costumes in abundance and infectious beats to mesmerise the Saturday evening crowd. Paris-based Sambatuc were among the many groups of percussionists, musicians and dancers to join the large-scale party and offer a real taste of Rio.

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1. Julie Greenhalgh with Christophe Delahunty and Esther Greenhalgh. 2. Daniel (from South Africa) with Rebecca, Jennifer, Sara, Sharon and Miles from Liverpool. 3. Stunning dancers wow the crowds. 4. Rhythm and blues! 5. Michael Hunter and Emma Carr from County Durham. 6. Jeff and Phyllis Anderson. 7. Billy, Maggie and Daisy Garner. 8. Colourful costumes on show. 9. Laura, Emma and Sarah.


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