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YOURMOVEMAGAZINE.COM // ISSUE 305

20 JAN – 02 FEB 2012

LIVERPOOL’S GUIDE TO PROPERTY & CULTURE

THE KEY EVENT

FEMININE

50’s

Your first steps

Retro inspired fashion +

YO YO GIRL Nicola Roberts interview

Helping you onto the property ladder


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Looking for the best value new homes in Liverpool? You’ve found them! Last few remaining

Church Fields Raglan Close, Liverpool L19 8NG

3 bedroom homes available with FirstBuy* our new Government-backed shared equity plan.

Tel: 0151 427 8098

The Goodwood 3 bedroom semi-detached home

• You own 100% of your home

• Contemporary fitted kitchen and en suite to master bedroom • Spacious open plan living and turf to rear garden • Integral garage • Conveniently located close to all amenities

• Smaller mortgage so lower monthly payments

Only £111,996 with FirstBuy

• 0%-5% deposit required • No interest to pay on the equity loan for the first 5 years

*

Marketing Suites and Show Homes open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

www.lovell.co.uk/newhomes *Based on a 100% mortgage on 80% shared equity price. This scheme is available on selected Lovell properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Lovell Partnerships cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. The reservation fee of £500 may not cover the whole cost of obtaining a mortgage and purchasing the property and appropriate professional advice should be sort. The £500 figure also assumes that you are eligible for a 100% mortgage at the fully funded share price of 80% of the property value. This will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the appropriate lender and you must seek professional advice to ensure you match the criteria. Solicitors fees will be required. A minimum 5% deposit may be required dependent on lender’s criteria. The maximum Equity Loan will be 20% of the purchase price, the equity loan is provided by HCA and Lovell Partnerships Ltd and is held as a joint charge. Interest charged from the 6th year of 1.75% is on the market value of the property at the time the loan was taken out multiplied by the outstanding percentage under the equity loan. The annual fee of 1.75% will be uplifted by RPI + 1% per annum. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Based on a full purchase price of £139,995.


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2 & 3 bedroom homes from only

£84,996

New Show Hom e opening 23rd January

Kensington Court 27 Holdsworth Drive, Liverpool L7 2QN

Tel: 0151 260 7342

The Milton A superb 2 bedroom mid-mews home • Contemporary fitted kitchen with stainless steel oven, hob and extractor • Stylish white bathroom suite and downstairs cloak • Carpets and turf to garden • Spacious lounge

Only £84,996 with Shared Equity †

†Shared Equity scheme not available to investor and cash purchasers, only available to first time buyers. A commitment fee of £500 is payable on reservation but is fully refundable on legal completion. A minimum 5% deposit will be required dependent on lender’s criteria. Lovell will retain 15% (dependent upon lender and qualifying criteria) equity share in the property for a period of up to 10 years. The repayment sum will reflect 15% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. Lovell cannot give you any financial advice. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Available on selected plots subject to status, terms and conditions and using Lovell Partnerships nominated financial advisors. Offers cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offers. Prices and figures correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Based on 85% Shared Equity price. £99,995.


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taylorwimpey.co.uk/northwest

Don’t miss our special ‘Exploding the myth about Mortgages’ event on Sunday 5th February 11am – 5.30pm We’ll expose the truth about buying your first home and a panel of independent financial experts will be on hand to advise you how you can get the best deal too!

BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY! Here’s how FirstBuy works: s You only need 5% deposit* s You own 100% of your new home from day one, but only pay 80% now* s Receive a Government backed equity loan for 20% of the price* s There’s no interest on the loan for the first five years* HURRY – LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE!

Visit our workshop at any of the participating developments below: Cunningham Grange,

Watermill Gardens,

Knowsley Road WA10 4AD 3 bedroom homes from £144,950 or £115,960* with FirstBuy

Bromborough, Cheshire CH62 3LH 2 bedroom apartments and 2 & 3 bedroom homes from £97,950 or £78,360* with FirstBuy

0845 672 3871

0845 072 6155

Speakman Gardens,

Great Hall Park,

Prescot, Merseyside L34 5NQ 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom homes from £99,950 or £79,960* with FirstBuy

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 5BN 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom homes from £83,950 or £67,160* with FirstBuy

0845 071 8829

0845 071 8814

Sales information centres and Showhomes opening times vary, so please call before your visit.

The Deck,

Runcorn, Mersey Road WA7 1GF 1 & 2 bedroom apartments from

£70,950

£56,760* with FirstBuy*

THAT’S ONLY £215 PER MONTH+

0845 071 8710

*Price of £115,960 represents 80% of the full purchase price of £144,950. Price of £79,960 represents 80% of the full purchase price of £99,950. Price of £78,360 represents 80% of the full purchase price of £97,950. Price of £67,160 represents 80% of the full purchase price of £83,950. Price of £56,760 represents 80% of the full purchase price of £70,950. +£215 per month repayment figure is based on a 2 year fixed rate of 3.19% with the appropriate APR provided; also based on a repayment basis over 30 years. Eligible applicants will be offered an equity loan of up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price (based on the open market value). Applicants are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings and any deposit where required. For the first five years there is no fee charged on the equity loan component. At the start of year six a fee is collected of 1.75% of the market value of the property at the time the loan is entered into multiplied by the outstanding percentage under the equity loan, the annual fee of 1.75% will be multiplied by RPI+1% p.a. The equity loan is provided by the HCA and Taylor Wimpey and held as a joint second charge. Terms and conditions apply and full details will be provided on request. This offer is only available on selected developments and properties in England. It is not offered with any other promotion. Applicants will need to use a mortgage broker from Taylor Wimpey’s panel, who will act solely for the applicant. For full details please contact the appropriate Marketing Suite. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. Prices correct at time of distribution. Image shows typical Taylor Wimpey homes. For full details contact the relevant sales information centre, or visit the relevant website.

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Contents

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Hello... It’s set to be a big year for first-time buyers, with the help from the government scheme FirstBuy. Our feature looks at which housing developments are offering the FirstBuy scheme, and the best of the rest - we also see the launch of the region’s First Time Buyers Show. Already carving a name for herself as a solo artist, Nicola Roberts chats with Your Move about her new single, makeup range and why Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is special to her. As always, we’ve picked out the best properties to rent and buy, and for all the latest news sign up to our free digital fortnightly magazine by emailing post@movepublishing.co.uk

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Facebook.com/movepublishing Twitter.com/yourmovemag Advertising Director: Fiona Barnet Sales Manager: Jo Tait Media Sales: Dominique Jones Designer: Rob Whyte rob@movepublishing.co.uk Editorial: Dina Karim, Christine Toner and Jenna White. Christian Lacey and Jessica Hodgson (Work experience) Email post@movepublishing.co.uk Telephone 0151 709 3871 Fax 0151 707 1678 Credits Your Move: Tilly Hamilton – Interiors. Louise Dalrymple – Fashion. Published fortnightly by Move Publishing Ltd Directors: David O’Brien, Kim O’Brien, Fiona Barnet Printing by Precision Colour Printers Ltd Subscriptions and mailing list: 0151 709 3871 Distribution Liaison Manager: Barbara Troughton Telephone: 0151 733 5492 Mobile: 077148 14662

36 Cover Story 54 Talent in the City Nicola Roberts interview 57 Ask the Expert Innovative ideas 59 Interiors Spring into shape

06 Four Best Buys The hottest properties on the market 36 Four Best Lets The best of the letting market Cover Story 40 Hot Topic First steps on the property ladder 45 Hot off the Press The First Time Buyers Show

63 Hot in the City ClubMal’s exclusive offer 65 Hot Ticket Your guide to the end of January Cover Story 66 Women’s Fashion Retro-inspired fashion 67 Men’s Fashion Gentleman about town

46 Hot and Happening Launch a new business with Hatch

69 Table Talk Louise Craven, of New City Vision, at Kasbah Cafe Bazaar

53 Movers Living in Norris Green Village

70 Streetlife Tea Shirts and Suits at Leaf


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Four best buys WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?

DOWHILLS PARK, BLUNDELLSANDS, L23

KATE GOSTELOW associate partner at Loc8 Estate Agents VIEW NOW 0151 526 0021

How much? £114,950 Number of bedrooms Two Close to Crosby beach, Hall Road train station Benefits from Own private garage plus additional parking Best feature Fantastic location Agent’s view “Situated a few minutes from the beach, this two-bedroom apartment set in attractive grounds is offered for sale with no chain. Viewings are a must.”

MATHER AVENUE, ALLERTON L18

ANGELA MCMAHON sales manager at HomeSales VIEW NOW 0151 280 4047

How much? £419,950 Number of bedrooms Five Close to Local shops, schools and public transport plus walking distance to Allerton Road for all the bars and restaurants Benefits from Conservatory, en-suite bathrooms, loft conversion, driveway for up to two cars and rear garden Best feature The kitchen with its large skylights to bring in the natural light Agent’s view “This stunning five-bedroom semi-detached has a lot to offer with its five bedrooms, conservatory, two en-suite bathrooms, loft conversion, driveway and a rear garden.”


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

WATERLOO WAREHOUSE, LIVERPOOL L3

VICTORIA BURTON assistant sales and lettings manager at Jones Lang LaSalle VIEW NOW 0151 242 6490

How much? £169,950 Number of bedrooms Two Close to City centre Benefits from Allocated and visitor parking Best feature Dockside location and original features Agent’s view “Situated in the popular Grade II* listed Waterloo Warehouse, the apartment briefly comprises open plan living and dining area, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Property benefits from exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and 24-hour manned security. Viewing recommended.”

60 COLIN DRIVE, LIVERPOOL L3

JOANNA HUDSON residential sales manager at Venmore VIEW NOW 0151 236 4400

How much? £123,950 Number of bedrooms Three Close to The city centre is less than two miles away Benefits from Attractive gardens within a pleasant residential cul-de-sac Best feature Gardens Agent’s view “Tastefully presented three-bedroom semi detached house within a popular residential area with gardens and driveway.”


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The Colonnades £220,000

The Overhead Building £90,000

Unity Building £300,000

• Two bedrooms

• Situated in The Colonnades

• Three bedrooms

• 16th/17th floor duplex apartment

• Open plan layout

• 'One bedroom'

• Open plan living area

• Two double bedrooms

• Fitted kitchen

• Master bedroom with en-suite

• Balcony

• Open plan living area

• Central location

• Comprising open plan living

• Views over to the River Mersey

• Floor-to-ceiling windows

• Internal inspection recommended

• Balcony

• Internal inspection recommended

• Balcony

• Laminate flooring

• Allocated car parking space

• Allocated parking

• Secure allocated parking

Hatton Gardens

£125,000

Tower Building £229,950 A one bedroom apartment with superb views of The River Mersey and The Liver Buildings. The accommodation briefly comprises open plan living, dining and kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom

Unity Building

£325,000

£129,995 Situated in the historic Tower Building directly opposite The Liver Buildings and The River Mersey. A spacious one bedroom apartment which comprises: open plan living, dining and kitchen, bedroom and "Jack and Jill" bathroom, with access from both bedroom and entrance hall. The apartment provides direct views of both The River Mersey and The Liver Building.

One Park West

£389,950

Bold Place

£200,000 Situated in the historic Tower Building opposite the Liver Building and The River Mersey. This duplex apartment briefly comprises: Entrance hall, open plan living, kitchen and dining area, master bedroom with en-suite, second bedroom and family bathroom. spiral staircase and cloakroom. The apartment has views over the City.

£475,000

Hope Place

• Duplex apartment

• Three double bedrooms

• Period townhouse

• Two/three receptions

• Two double bedrooms

• Open plan living area

• Four storey

• Three/four bedrooms

• Open plan living area

• Panoramic views

• Paved courtyard

• Statement bathroom

• Floor-to-ceiling windows

• 24 Hour concierge

• Residents parking permit available

• Original features

• Part of Liverpool One

• Viewing a must to appreciate

• Front garden

• Viewing highly recommended

• Statement roll top bath

• Georgian townhouse

• Balcony • Secure allocated parking

£475,000


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SALES

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A brand new development due to be completed in the next month and available to view now. Studios from £66,000. One bedrooms from £78,000 Two bedrooms from £82,000 Three bedrooms from £96,000. Several of the units have views of the River Mersey or Anglican Cathedral. All images are generic, and the drawings are subject to change.

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Starting from £66,000

The Colonnades £625,000

Falkner Square

• Duplex penthouse apartment

• Beautiful Georgian townhouse

• Grade I listed property

• Seperate two bedroom apartment

• 3 Bedrooms

• Impeccably renovated

• Roof Terrace

• Stunning original features

• Direct views over River Mersey

• Four Bedrooms

• 24 hour concierge

• 70 ft garden and parking

Back Mersey View

£855,000

Silvester Street

£1.3m

These apartments have either one or two bedrooms; in total there are 30 one bedroom units and 12 two bedroom units. The internal condition of the vacant apartments varies; whilst the majority are habitable, and are being actively marketed by agents following a recent scheme of improvement, some require works of improvement and updating.

£1.2m

An opportunity to acquire this two bedroom first floor apartment with a discount in excess of 26% and rental yield of 7.1%. The apartment situated on this fantastic new development un the popular and sought after residential location of Brighton Le Sands close to all local amenities ad transport links. The apartments benefit from intercom entry, electric heating, double glazing and briefly comprise of: Two bedrooms (master having en-suite shower room), Open plan lounge, Fully fitted kitchen with integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and cooker and hob. Modern bathroom suite and communal gardens front and rear with allocated parking to the front. Council Tax Band: B


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Shaws Alley

£695pcm

Trafalgar Court

£625pcm

Jones Lang LaSalle are delighted to offer this brand new apartment for rent in

Two bedroom, second floor apartment centrally located close to Lime Street

the popular Kings Dock Mill development. Briefly comprising two double

Station. Comprising two bedrooms (one double, one single), open-plan living,

bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen and bathroom. The apartment is

kitchen and dining area, feature mezzanine study area, and bathroom. The

offered furnished and benefits from an allocated parking space. Viewing is

property is offered unfurnished, benefits from many original features and

highly recommended. Available mid-February

permit parking is available from the local council. Available end of January

LETTINGS LIST Car parking spaces at One Park West.............................£125pcm Alexandra Tower 1 Bedroom Furnished.......................................................£600pcm One Park West 1 Bedroom Furnished.......................................................£625pcm Kings Dock Mill 2 Bedroom Furnished.......................................................£695pcm Quebec Quay 2 Bedroom Furnished .....................................................£700pcm Waterloo Quay 2 Bedroom Furnished.......................................................£700pcm Ability Penthouses 1 Bedroom furnished .......................................................£700pcm Waterloo Warehouse 2 Bedroom Furnished.......................................................£800pcm One Park West 3 Bedroom Furnished....................................................£2,200pcm

Benson Court

£700pcm

Do you have a property to let? We are now looking for new properties or large developments. Please contact us for further information of our Find Tenant Only and Full Management services. Contact us now to arrange a free market appraisal. • Full referencing service • Comprehensive marketing • Accompanied viewings • Professional inventories • Professional tenants waiting • Competitive rates • Member of ARLA and Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Ability Development

Prices from £700pcm

A unique garden flat located in Benson Court. This stunning apartment offers

We are pleased to offer a selection of one and two bedroom apartments in

many original features such as double height ceiling and exposed brick work,

the prestigious Ability Penthouses development. Located above the Hilton

the apartment has its own private terrace as well as the use of a communal

Hotel, these apartments have full access to the Hotels gym and leisure

garden. The apartment comes unfurnished (although the landlord may

facilities. With views over the Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE and the City, the

consider furnishing at additional cost), available 1st February 2012

apartments are completed to a high specification with furnished and unfurnished apartments to choose from.


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LETTINGS

East Float - Wallasey

Prices start from £109,950

U n O de ffe r r

A pioneering conversion of a corn warehouse in the heart of Wallasey docks dating back to the 1850, sympathetically transformed by Gregor Shore into 179 loft style apartments. These include a range of one bedroom double height apartments, and one, two and three bedroom apartments with private parking facilities and lifts, and a high specification finish throughout.

Firestation Close

£1.5m

Firestation Close is a cul-de-sac just off College Road in Crosby. Set in its own grounds and with associated parking spaces this development comprises of 12 x 2 bedroom apartments and 1 x 5 bedroom detached house. We are instructed to seek initial offers for the development to include all dwellings and freehold. Currently all 13 units are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies and are producing an annual gross income of circa £100,000. Several of the apartments have balconies with views over Alexandra Park. The detached townhouse is set in its own grounds with parking space and garage. Internal imagery is for marketing purposes only and should not be relied upon as any indication to the specification or quality of the remaining units. There is currently no management company, or ground rent income.

Wethersfield House

Offers in the region of £1.3m

A development opportunity of a part-finished scheme in Noctorum, Wirral. Stable Block: This is a conversion and extension of the one-time stable block to create three imposing houses. When finished there will be 2 & 4 bedrooms and each will offer an individual character of its own Mansion: The original residence can be converted into one, two & three bedroom apartments. Many can retain period features of bygone days but can be tastefully restored and combined together with contemporary style and panache. New Row of Cottages: Four terraced cottages can be built overlooking the driveway and will comprise two & three beds.

Email: liverpoollettings@eu.jll.com


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city lets - 0151 330 5321 Percy Street, City Centre

£425pcm

NEW!

• One bedroom apartment • First floor • Alarmed • Near Anglican Cathedral

NEW!

Lambton Road, Aigburth

NEW!

• 3/4 bedroom terraced house • Un-furnished • 2 Reception rooms • Rear yard

• 2 X Three bedroom apartment • Furnished • Balcony • Allocated parking

NEW!

Kingsway Court, City Centre

£475pcm

Bankside Court, Litherland

£550pcm

NEW!

£575pcm

£895pcm

NEW!

• 2 X Three bedroom apartments • Open plan • Furnished at an extra cost • Parking available

Royal Quay , Docklands

NEW!

• 3 bed penthouse apartment • En-suite to master • Furnished • Large terrace

• Four bedroom apartment • Heart of City Centre • Alarm & door entry system • Gas bills included

Sales: 0151 330 5333. Lettings: 0151 330 5321 City Centre Office, Muskers Building, 1 Stanley Street, L1 6AA

Quebec Quay, Docklands

NEW!

Elysian Fields, City Centre

£775pcm

NEW!

• Two bedroom apartment • High Spec / 24 hour concierge • Furnished • Secure car parking

Dale Street, City Centre

£1000pcm

NEW!

• 2 X 2 bedroom apartments • Furnished, En-suite to master • Separate Kitchen • Allocated parking

Oak Terrace, Fairfield

£775pcm

£475pcm

From £650 to £750pcm

• 4 bed terrace • Through reception room • Double glazing & GCH • Enclosed court yard

NEW!

Hatton Garden, City Centre

• Studio apartment • Double bedroom • Furnished • Close to local amenities

Briar Street , Kirkdale

Central Gardens, City Centre

£700pcm

NEW!

• 2 bed apartment • Unfurnished • Secure parking • Close to city centre

• Two bedroom apartment • Open plan • Secure entry • Available immediately

South Ferry Quay, Docklands

£895pcm

NEW!

• 2 x 2 bedroom apartments • Furnished • Open plan living • Secure entry

• One bedroom apartment • Un-furnished • City Centre • Electric heating

£750pcm

£475pcm • 1 bed refurbished apartment • Unfurnished • Modern luxury bathroom • Off road parking

Wood Street, City Centre

£495pcm

Hargreaves Road, Aigburth

NEW!

Elysian Fields, City Centre

£2000pcm

NEW!

• 3 bed luxury penthouse • Large en-suite with walk in shower • Roof terrace • 2 parking spaces


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city sales - 0151 330 5333 Bedford St South, Liverpool

Handfield Street, Anfield

£49,000

£59,950

• 1 bed ground floor apartment • Fashionable Georgian quarter • Immaculate presentation • 50% shared ownership

£99,950

• Loft style apartment • Open plan living with superb features • Two bedrooms & two bathrooms • NO ONWARD CHAIN

PRICE

£119,90

• Traditional mid terrace house • Two reception rooms & three bedrooms • Close to Newsham Park • NO ONWARD CHAIN

Upper Hampton St, Georgian Quarter

Royal Quay, Docklands

£126,000

• 2 bed town house • Modernised bathroom • Landscaped gardens • Conservatory

NEW!

£69,950

• One bedroom 14th floor apartment • Secure allocated parking • Residents gym • No onward chain

Snowdon Lane, Vauxhall

NEW!

Ridley Road, Fairfield

NEW

£59,950

• 2 bed mid terrace • 20in reception • UPVC glazing & GCH • No onward chain

Old Hay Market, City Centre

View 146, Everton

£132,950

• 2 bed mews style townhouse • Spilt over 3 levels • Contemporary Style • Integrated garage

• 2 bed 1st floor apartment • Fitted kitchen • Excellent location • Allocated parking

prescot sales & lets - 0151 292 8880 Radway Road, Huyton

£84,950

NEW PRICE

• 3 Bedroom mid town house • Extended kitchen • Gas central heating • REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE

Earlwood Gardens, Whiston

£179,950

NEW!

• Spacious 3 bedroom detached • Attractive conservatory • Re-Fitted dining kitchen • Good Sized corner plot

Cotsford Way, Huyton

£89,950

NEW!

Lyme Close, Huyton

£109,950

NEW!

• Well modernised town house. • Refitted , extended kitchen. • Refitted, spacious bathroom. • Parking to front, Gardens

• Spacious 3 bed town house • Gas CH & Double glazed • Popular location close to M57 • Attractive rear gardens

Old Halsnead Hall, Cronton

Church Road, Huyton

£595,000 • Period Detached House • 6 Bedrooms • Much original character • Approx 2 acres of gardens

NEW PRICE

£400pcm

NEW!

• One bedroom ground floor flat • Double glazing • Redecorated • Fully fitted Kitchen & Bathroom

andrewlouis.co.uk

Wyke Road, Prescot

£129,950

NEW PRICE

Vining Road, Prescot

£153,000

NEW!

• 3 Bedroom link detached • Fitted kitchen/ dining area • Driveway • Garage

• Attractive Traditional Semi • Sought After Location • Well fitted Kitchen & Bathroom • Conservatory

Warrington Road, Prescot

Fernleigh Road, Old Swan

£475pcm • 2 bedroom flat • Open plan living room • Fully fitted kitchen • DG, gas central heating

NEW!

£525pcm

NEW!

• Modernised Terraced House • 2 Bedrooms • Close to Prescot Road • Central Heating & DG

Prescot Sales & Lettings: 0151 292 8880 Prescot Office, 19 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QA


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WEST DERBY

SANDFIELD PARK

WEST DERBY

SOUTH DRIVE

Ladyfields, L12

Old Kennel Close, L12

South Drive, L12

£599,000

£475,000

£399,950

• • • • • • •

Extended 6 Bed Detached Hall, W.C and reception Conservatory, en-suite breakfast kitchen & utility 4 Bedrooms & family bath Ext'd bed, shower, lounge/bed GCH and DG, Gardens, Drive

West Derby Branch

• • • • • • •

Executive detached, Cul de sac Gated access to close Hall, Cloaks, sep WC, 3 recep Mod Kit with seating island, utility 4 Beds 2 En-suites & bath Landscaped gardens F & R Drive, dbl garage prides parking

West Derby Branch

• • • • • • •

Excellent Sandfield Park location Hall, Cloaks & W.C 3 receptions, Breakfast Kitchen 4 good sized beds & bathroom Veranda from the landing Good sized gardens F & R Driveway and a double garage

West Derby Branch

WEST DERBY

MELLING

WEST DERBY

Executive family home which is situated in the sought after area of West Derby. Both the interior and exterior of this property are well planned and extremely well maintained. This superior 4 bedroom detached property is set behind security gates and comprises of entrance porch, hallway, lounge, sitting room, dining room, games room, fitted dining kitchen, indoor swimming pool, utility room, 2 separate downstairs toilets plus downstairs shower room. To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, the master bedroom having an ensuite shower room and separate family bathroom. Externally there is a double detached garage plus a block paved driveway set behind electric security gates, there are extensive mature gardens which are not overlooked to the side and rear. Internal Inspection of this property is required to appreciate the standard of the accommodation on offer.

Almonds Green, L12

Iris Park Walk, L31

Morvah Close, L12

£350,000

£299,950

£260,000

BROADGREEN

WEST DERBY

FAZAKERLEY

WEST DERBY

WEST DERBY

Thingwall Hall Drive, L14

Fallbrook Drive, L12

West Orchard Lane, L9

Lees Lane, L12

The Meander, L12

£240,000

£220,000

£220,000

£215,000

£215,000

Sandforth Close, West Derby, L12

£695,000

• Delightful extended detached • GCH system and DG • 2 receptions and conservatory • Breakfast dining kitchen • 4 beds, master en-suite & bath • Attached garage • Gardens to front and rear

• • • • • • •

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

Modern detached property 4 Beds (master en-suite) Breakfast kitchen and utility Grd Flr W.C., 2 receptions Gardens to the front and rear Driveway and garage Must be viewed!

• • • • • • •

Delightful 5 bed detached Hall, 2 receptions Office/playroom Spacious modern dining/kitchen Wet room to the ground floor Excellent West Derby location Driveway, Gardens to the Rear

West Derby Branch

• • • • • • •

Delightful detached property Views over the canal Hall, W.C, lounge Dining kitchen and utility 4 Beds, 2 baths plus en-suite GCH and DG, Gardens F & R Double garage and Drive

West Derby Branch

• Attractive character semi-det. • 2 receptions & conservatory • Kitchen and utility room • GCH system and DG • 3 Beds and a shower room • Gardens F & R plus driveway • VIEWING RECCOMENDED

• • • • • • •

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

Modern detached Hall, lounge & Grd Flr W.C Kitchen/Dining room GCH system and DG 4 beds (master having en-suite) Family bathroom, Gardens F&R Garage and Driveway

• • • • • • •

Beautiful extended detached Dining kitchen, large lounge Conservatory, utility Gym, W.C, en suite, bath 4 Beds plus 2 loft rooms Delightful gardens, driveway MUST BE VIEWED!

West Derby Branch

• • • • • • •

3 bed detached bungalow Deceptively spacious Fitted integral kitchen Conservatory Bathroom, GCH and DG Established gardens Double garage

West Derby Branch

WEST DERBY

BROADGREEN

WEST DERBY

ORRELL PARK

AINTREE VILLAGE

Meadow Lane, L12

Sherbrooke Close, L14

Barn Hey Green, L12

Sundew Close, L9

Aintree Lane, L10

£214,950

£212,000

£199,995

£189,950

£174,950

• Upgraded Link Detached • Close to West Derby village • Three reception rooms • Fitted breakfast kitchen, utility • Four Bedrooms, bathroom • Downstairs cloaks/W.C • Garage, driveway, gardens

• • • • • • •

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

Situated in cul-de-sac 3 reception rooms Kitchen, utility rm, downstairs W.C 4 Beds (master having en-suite) Front and rear gardens Driveway for off road parking VIEWING STRONGLY ADVISED

• • • • • • •

Delightful 4 bed semi Front lounge, rear living room Conservatory, Kitchen and utility room Family bathroom Gardens, GCH and DG Driveway

West Derby Branch

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Beautiful detached residence Lounge and dining room Conservatory, kitchen, utility GCH and DG 4 Bedrooms (master en-suite) Gardens to front and rear Driveway and garage

West Derby Branch

• Semi-detached in Aintree Village • Lounge, dining room, kitchen • 3 Beds, family bathroom • GCH and DG • Beautiful gardens • Driveway for parking • NO CHAIN West Derby Branch


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WEST DERBY

WEST DERBY

CLUBMOOR

KENSINGTON

CROXTETH

Spreyton Close, L12

Lisleholme Crescent, L12

Townsend Avenue, L11

Gilmartin Grove, L6

Etal Close, L11

£149,950

£137,500

£90,000

£89,000

£80,000

• 4 Bed Detached Property • Through lounge/dining room • Spacious Sized Kitchen • WC & a family bathroom • Gardens to front and rear • Driveway for parking • For Sale With No Chain

• • • • • • •

5 bedroom semi detached Good West Derby location Extended Property Off road parking Rear Garden For Sale with No chain Viewings essential

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

• Extended accommodation • 3 bedroom semi detached • Ideal for FTB or investor • Three reception rooms • Central Heating System • Front and rear gardens • For Sale with No Chain

• Modern 2 bed apartment • Close to local amenities • Open plan dining/kitchen • Integrated appliances • Electric heating • Allocated parking • No Chain

• Two bed semi detached • Perfect for an Investment • Ideal for first time buyer • Downstairs WC • Gardens to front and rear • Driveway for parking • For Sale With No chain

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

WEST DERBY

AINTREE

NORRIS GREEN

ANFIELD

CROXTETH

PUBLIC NOTICE

Taylforth Close, L9

Faversham Road, L11

Preston Grove, L6

Cubet Road, L11

£69,950

£66,950

£65,950

£60,000

£59,950

21 Pensarn Road, L13 2BH. We are acting for the mortgagees and have received an offer of £61,500 on the above. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agents before an exchange of contracts takes place. Reeds Rains, 28-32 Almonds Green, L12 5HS. 0151 226 5668.

• Two bedroom apartment • Close to local amenities • Good transport links • Hall, lounge, kitchen • Master having en-suite • Double glazed windows • Offered with NO CHAIN!

• Ideal for first time buyer • Realistically priced • A three bed semi • Modern kitchen • Two Reception Rooms • Gardens and driveway • No Chain

• Investment Opportunity • 3 bedroom mid terraced • Two Reception Rooms • Gas central heating system • Double glazed windows • Property has a rear yard • Sold with no onward chain

• • • • • • •

Needs full modernisation Investment opportunity Good sized lounge, kitchen 3 good sized bedrooms Driveway for parking Good sized rear garden For Sale With No Chain

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

KENSINGTON

WEST DERBY

CROXTETH

WALTON

CROXTETH

Malden Road, L6

Chelsea Court, L12

Petherick Road, L11

Conifer Close, L9

Dymoke Road, L11

£56,950

£49,995

£46,950

£45,000

£44,950

• BUY TO LET OPPORTUNITY! • Requires cosmetic updating • 3 bedroom period terraced • Two reception rooms • GCH and double glazed • Rear yard • No Onward Chain!

• Cul de sac location • Two bed apartment • Own private entrance • Close to West Derby • Ideal for first time Buyer • Spacious lounge • For Sale with No Chain

• *** CASH BUYERS ONLY*** • For Sale With no Chain • 2 bedroom end terrace • Two reception rooms • Loft room • Bathroom and sep. WC • Ideal Investment

• • • • • • •

One Bedroom Quasi Semi Ideal for First Time Buyer Hall, lounge, kitchen First Floor Bedroom First Floor Bathroom Off Road Parking Fenced Outside Area

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

• • • • • • •

3 bed mid terraced Deceptively spacious Ideal for a first time buyer Requires cosmetic updating Bathroom, Separate WC Good sized rear lawned garden NO CHAIN

West Derby Branch

WALTON

BOOTLE

OLD SWAN

WEST DERBY

WALTON

Ripon Street, L4

Bedford Road, L20

Derby Lane, L13

Falconhall Road, L9

Wesminster Road, L4

£42,000

£34,950

£34,950

£24,950

£17,500

• Two bed Property • Traditional Terrace • Good Transport Links • Lounge, kitchen, bathroom • Gas central heating • Rear yard • NO CHAIN INVOLVED

• Ideal purchase for a FTB • Traditional mid terraced • Requires some updating • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen and Bathroom • Two Bedrooms • No Chain

• 3 bed mid terraced • Located On Derby Lane • Close to Local amenities • Two reception rooms • The property has a rear yard • NO CHAIN • (shop is not included)

• • • • • • •

Ground floor apartment Good transport links Requires modernisation Good investment opportunity One Bedroom For Sale With No Chain Viewings Essential

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

• Ground floor apartment • In need of modernisation • Buy to let opportunity • NO CHAIN INVOLVED • Two bedrooms • Central heating and double glazing • VIEW NOW!!! West Derby Branch


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WOOLTON

WOOLTON

HALE VILLAGE

HALEWOOD

Woolton Street

Hale Road

Wyswall Close

£295,0000

£285,000

£275,000

• Unique Cottage Property • Beautifully Presented • Excellent Location • Grade II Listed Building • Three Bedrooms and Cellar • Has Many Original Features • Viewing is Highly Recommended

• • • • • • •

Woolton Branch

Woolton Branch

NO ONWARD CHAIN Large Detached Bungalow Spacious Corner Plot Well Presented Throughout Four Bedrooms & Conservatory Flexible Accommodation Master Bedroom with En-suite

• • • • • • •

4 Bedroom Detached Home Living Room & Dining Room Fitted Kitchen & Conservatory Master Bedroom with En-suite Good Sized Rear Garden Garage & Driveway Viewing Recommended

Woolton Branch

WOOLTON

HALE VILLAGE

WOOLTON

Reeds Rains are delighted to offer for sale this beautiful picturesque Four Bedroom Detached Property with Large Plot. Boasting lots of character throughout the accommodation includes a Entrance Hall, Living Room, Dining Room, Snug, Kitchen and Cloakroom/WC on the Ground Floor and on the First Floor there is a Master Bedroom with En suite Shower Room, Three Further Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. Off Road Parking and Large Gardens to Front and Rear. Viewing is essential to appreciate the charm of this stunning home. For more information please contact our office.

James Court

Church End Mews

Manor Road

£270,000

£255,000

£249,950

CHILDWALL

WOOLTON

WOOLTON

GARSTON

GATEACRE

Swinburne Close

Woodrock Road

Palm Grove

Groes Road

Grangeside

£240,000

£230,000

£225,000

£209,995

£170,000

Church End, Hale Village

£650,000

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Extended Detached Property Four Bedrooms Master Bedroom with En-Suite Cul-de-sac Position Well Maintained Gardens GCH System and Double Glazing Viewing Recommended

Woolton Branch

• • • • • • •

Extended Semi Detached Four Bedrooms Close to Woolton Village Spacious Accommodation L-Shaped Kitchen Master Bedroom with En-suite Gardens to Front & Rear

Woolton Branch

• NO ONWARD CHAIN • Four Bedroom Link Detached • Two Reception Rooms • GCH System & Double Glazing • Close to Woolton Village • Driveway and Car Port • Viewing Highly Recommended

• • • • • • •

Woolton Branch

Woolton Branch

Four Bedroom Mews Property Situated in Hale Village Spacious living Throughout Master Bedroom with En-suite GCH System & Double Glazing Driveway and Garage Gardens to the Rear

• NO ONWARD CHAIN • Dormer Style Bungalow • Ideal Family home • Three Bedrooms • Modernised Throughout • GCH System & Double Glazing • Garage & Driveway

• • • • • • •

Woolton Branch

Woolton Branch

NO ONWARD CHAIN 5 Bedroom Semi Detached Lounge & Dining Room Large Kitchen Master Bedroom with En-suite Garden to Rear Viewing Recommended

• • • • • • •

Extended 4 Bed Detached Lounge, Dining Room Dining Kitchen GCH System & Double Glazing Off Road Parking Well Presented Rear Garden Viewing Highly Recommended

Woolton Branch

• Three Bedroom Property • Spacious Accommodation • Living Room & Dining Room • Integral Garage with Utility • Three Double Bedrooms • GCH System & Double Glazing • Driveway for Off Road Parking Woolton Branch

WOOLTON

HALEWOOD

HALEWOOD

SPEKE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Speke Road

Torcross Way

Stainton Close

Shadowbrook Drive

£167,000

£150,000

£99,995

£99,950

Tavington Road, Halewood

• • • • • • •

2 bed cottage, no chain 2 gd sized receptions Spacious Kitchen Gardens front, side & rear Off road parking to rear Modern bathroom & WC Sought after location

Woolton Branch

• • • • • • •

Well Presented Semi Extended w/ Three Bedrooms Living Room, Dining Room Conservatory GCH System & Double Glazing Gardens to Front & Rear Driveway & Garage

Woolton Branch

• Well Presented Town House • Two Bedrooms & Conservatory • Modern Kitchen & Bathroom • GCH System & Double Glazing • Gardens to Front & Rear • Driveway for Off Road Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended

• NO ONWARD CHAIN • Three Bedroom Town House • Set Over Three Floors • Master Bedroom with En-suite • GCH System & Double Glazing • Gardens to Front & Rear • Viewing Highly Recommended

Woolton Branch

Woolton Branch

Notice of Offer. 64 Tavington Road, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 6BA. By order of the mortgagees in possession, we would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £260,000. Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the selling agents of their best offer either prior to exchange or within the next 7 days which ever is sooner. Reeds Rains, The Cross, 1a Speke Road, Woolton, Liverpool, L25 8QA. Tel 0151 428 9484


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WOOLTON

WOOLTON

CITY CENTRE

WOOLTON

WEST DERBY

Hunts Cross Ave, L25

Woolton Street, L25

Unity Building, L3

Birch Hill Mews, L25

Norseman Close , L12

£1000pcm

£950pcm

£850pcm

£795pcm

£750pcm

• • • • • • •

4 bed Semi-Detached 3 reception rooms Driveway and Garage Gardens front & Rear Unfurnished Recently renovated GCH system, DG

Woolton Branch

• 4 bedroom Mid-Terrace • Close to Woolton amenities • 2 receps, Utility, W.C. • Modern kitchen & bath • Let on an Furnished basis • Available immediately • Basement bedroom

• Stunning City Apartment • Close LP1 & Albert Dock • Immaculate 2 bed apartment • Open plan with mod. Kithen • Integrated appliances • Available now, furnished • Attractive bath & ensuite

• • • • • • •

3 bed Semi-Detached Backs onto Woolton Woods Lounge, Modern Kit/Diner En-suite, Modern bathroom Drive for several cars Secure Gated Entry Modern décor

Woolton Branch

Liverpool Branch

Woolton Branch

• Modern detached • 4 bedrooms • Through lounge & conserv • Fitted kitchen and utility • Family bath and en suite • Large rear garden • Large drive and garage West Derby Branch

CITY CENTRE

WOOLTON

HALE VILLAGE

WEST DERBY

FAZAKERLEY

City Gate West, L1

Mackets Lane, L25

Town Lane, L34

Berkley Avenue, L12

Lower Lane, L9

£699pcm

£675pcm

£650pcm

£650pcm

£625pcm

• 2 bed 1st flr apartment * Furnished * 2 double beds & en-suite * Lounge open to mod kitchen * Close to City Centre amenities * Modern bathroom * Students considered

• 3 bed Semi-Detached * Gardens front & rear * Driveway & Garage * GCH system, PVC dg * Modern kitchen/diner * Spacious lounge * Unfurnished

• • • • • • •

Liverpool Branch

Woolton Branch

Woolton Branch

2 bed Detached Bungalow Lounge, Fitted Kitchen/Diner Part Furnished GCH system, DG Gardens to the Front & Rear Drive, Carport & Garage Sought after location

• Extended 3 bed Semi • Part Furnished • Spacious accommodation • Large lounge/diner • Separate reception room • Good sized garden w/ patio • Available immediately

•• 3 bed semi detached • Close to transport links • Close to Aintree Hospital • 2 receptions, kit & conserv • 3 beds and 4 piece bathroom • GCH system, DG • Gardens front & rear

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

TUEBROOK

CITY CENTRE

SPARROW HALL

CITY CENTRE

GARSTON

Auburn Road, L13

Liberty Place, L3

Finch Meadow Lane

The Reach, Leeds Street

Lowbridge Court, L19

£550pcm

£550pcm

£550pcm

£550pcm

£495pcm

• Superb 3 bed mid terraced • Unfurnished • 2 spacious receptions • 2 dble rooms and single • Convenient location • Modern Kitchen • Available immediately

•• Furnished 1st Flr Apartment • 1 dbl bed with walk in robes • Lounge open Mod Dining Kit • Mod bath with white suite • Ideal for City amenities • Available Immediately • Must be seen

• Modern semi detached • Two bedrooms • New Kitchen & Bathroom • Through reception room • Cul de sac position • Available unfurnished • Gardens to front & rear

• 1 bed 5th floor appt * Furnished * Lounge open to mod kitchen * Juliette balcony * Modern bathroom * Secure entry system & lift * Available immediately

• • • • • •

West Derby Branch

Liverpool Branch

West Derby Branch

Liverpool Branch

Liverpool Branch

NORRIS GREEN

2 bed 2nd flr apartment Unfurnished Electric heating, PVC DG Open plan Lounge/Mod Kit Secure allocated parking 2 double beds, Modern bath

TUEBROOK

NORRIS GREEN

Smithdown Road, L7

Windsor Road, L13

Galingale Drive

Dorringo Drive

Stanley Road

£450pcm

£450pcm

£440pcm

£440pcm

£400pcm

T LE

• 2 bed duplex flat • Majority furnished • Modern kitchen & bathroom • Recently refurbished • GCH system, PVC DG • Available immediately • Close to local amenities

• Ground floor 2 bed flat • Unfurnished • Available now • Lounge, modern bath & Kit • Double glazed windows • Gas central heating system • Rear courtyard.

• New high spec property! • Three bed semi • Let before buying - LHT • Quality finish • Available unfurnished • Good sized rear garden • View early!!

• • • • • • •

Liverpool Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

West Derby Branch

Liverpool

0844 4995616

KIRKDALE

T LE

LIVERPOOL

New high spec property! 3 good sized bedrooms Let before buying - LHT Stunning kitchen Bathroom and sep WC. Unfurnished Driveway and garden

• Modern first floor flat • Two bedrooms • Good sized lounge • Fitted kitchen, bathroom • Master with en-suite • Allocated parking • Security Intercom System • Rent to Homebuy Basis West Derby Branch


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Bulloch House 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool, L3 9DG

0151 236 9660 Lettings 0151 255 2290 Sales

Fax: 0151 255 2288 email: property@keppiemassie.com KeppieMassieRes

RESIDENTIAL SALES - LETTINGS One Park West

Waterloo Warehouse

West Quay

Unity Building

Possibly The Most Attractive Apartment In The City Three Bedrooms Furnished To Designer Standards £550,000

Four Storey Penthouse Magnificent Views of the River Bespoke Oak and Glass Staircases Secure Parking. £450,000

Two Bedroom Upper floor luxury apartment Seperate Lounge/kitchen area Allocated parking space £289,950

Two Bedroom Duplex Apartment Open Plan Lounge/Fitted Kitchen Two Bathrooms, Secure Parking Views Over Looking River Mersey £230,000

Hatton Garden

One Park West

Unity Building

Canning Street

Luxury First Floor Apartment Three Bedrooms Spacious Lounge, Feature Windows Refurbished Designer Kitchen £219,950

Sixth Floor Luxury Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Open Plan Lounge, Fitted Kitchen Two Bathroom/Shower Rooms £205,000

Three bedroom duplex apartment Bathroom and shower room Fitted kitchen Fabulous iconic building £179,950

Superb First Floor Apartment High Standard Conversion By Atrium Two Large Bedrooms Master Bed With En Suite £166,950

Waterloo Quay

Portside House

Purpose built third floor apartment Open plan living/dining room Two bedrooms built in wardrobes Well appointed bathroom and shower 154,950

Park Lane Plaza RED

Close To Liverpool One Two Bedrooms Fitted Kitchen With Appliances Secure Unallocated Parking Reduced To £119,950

20 Your Move

Third Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen Fitted Kitchen £135,000

Harley Building

Beetham Tower

Hallville Road

Property Address: 804 Beetham Tower, 111 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9BD. We advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £125,000. Any persons wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer prior to exchange of contracts. Agents Address: Bulloch House, 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool, L3 9DG Agents Telephone Number: 0151 236 9660

Traditional First Floor Apartment Fabulous Decor, Spacious Kitchen Two Double Bedrooms, Double Glazed and Central Heated £124,950

Portside House

RED

RED

Two Bedroom Apartment Period Property Large Reception Room Fitted Kitchen with Appliances Reduced To £112,950

Pall Mall

Open plan Lounge/kitchen Spacious Double Bedroom Seventh floor, Balcony Parking By Separate Negotiation £105,500

Currently rented at £625 per month Popular Pall Mall Location Two bedrooms, Large Lounge French Door To Balcony Reduced To £99,950


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RESIDENTIAL SALES - LETTINGS Park Lane Plaza

The Reach

Rodney Street NEW

NEW

Close To Liverpool One One Bedroom Fitted Kitchen With Appliances Secure Unallocated Parking £97,000

First Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen Fitted kitchen, Bathroom, Balcony £79,950

London Court

The Reach

RED

Three/Four bedroom Georgian townhouse Detached garage to the rear of the house Patio garden area, Part Furnished Available Immediately £2,250pcm

Unity Building

Argyle Court

NEW

Three bedroom duplex apartment Needing modernization No chain Ideal investment opportunity Reduced To £69,950

Second Floor Apartment One Bedroom Spacious Lounge/Dining Room Fitted Kitchen, Bathroom £69,950

Tenth Floor Duplex Apartment Fitted Kitchen with Appliances Bathroom & Ensuite Shower Room Furnished to a Hi-Spec £850pcm

2 Bedroom Fourth Floor Apartment Kitchen with Integrated Appliances Bathroom and En-Suite Balcony, Approx 729 sq ft £750pcm

Marlborough Street

Staffordshire Close

Unity Building

Pall Mall

NEW

NEW

We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £66,300 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to Keppie Massie Residential before exchange of contracts takes place

We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £55,500 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to Keppie Massie Residential before exchange of contracts takes place

One Bedroom Apartment Fitted Kitchen with Appliances Modern Furniture SpecHi-Spec Gymnasium & Concierge Service £675pcm

Popular Pall Mall Location Two bedrooms, Large Lounge French Door To Balcony Open Plan Kitchen £650pcm

Irwell Chambers

Woodbine Street

Anglican Court

Westminster Chambers NEW

Two Bedroom Apartment Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen Commercial District No Chain £49,950

Two bedroom mid terrace house Full refurbishment required No chain Popular location Reduced To£34,950

Two Bedroom furnished apartment Secure allocated parking Close to the city centre Available immediately Reduced To £575pcm

One Bedroom Duplex Apartment Living / Dining Area Fitted Kitchen with Appliances Timber Decked Balcony £550pcm

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No upfront fees. No tie-in period. No sale, no fee.

Winner of Your Move Award ‘Best Estate Agent for customer service 2010’.

North Quay

Coningsby Road

SALES AGREED 0151 236 4400

Ground floor apartment Own front entrance direct from quayside, Three double bedrooms, En-suite shower room, Spacious Lounge/Dining room, Stylish bathroom with spa bath, Secure parking

£289,950 Gilmartin Grove

It’s our proactive service that makes the difference!

If you’re thinking of buying, why not pop in branch and let us work our magic! Call 0151 236 4400 today to speak to one of our dedicated sales team and find out more about our excellent service.

Canning Street

Stylish Kitchen and Bathroom, Convenient location for Hospitals and Universities, UPVC double glazing and electric heating, Allocated and Visitor parking bays

£112,000

Highfield Street

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Substantial Georgian town house Superb two bedroom apartment

4/5 Bedrooms, Basement and Attic rooms, Mews Garage to the rear, Walled rear garden, Elegantly proportioned rooms. In need of modernisation

Molyneux Road

Duplex penthouse apartment Three double bedrooms, superb master bedroom suite three bathrooms, fitted kitchen and utility room, balcony with river views, secure undercroft parking space

Two double bedrooms, Available with NO CHAIN!, Lounge/diner, Seperate Kitchen, Bathroom with electric shower, Double glazed windows, Electric heating

The Collegiate

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One bedroom plus Study/Guest bedroom, Open plan Lounge area and fitted kitchen, Bathroom with underfloor heating, Secure allocated car parking space

Second floor apartment

£105,000

Ling Street

Particular Baptist Chapel

Upper ground floor apartment

Fabulous bathroom, Stylish fitted breakfast kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, UPVC double glazing, Gas central heating system, Available with NO CHAIN!

£119,950

South Ferry Quay

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Stunning mid-terrace house

Modern house

End of terrace house

One double bedroom, Garage & Driveway, Garden to rear, Lounge & Kitchen, UPVC double glazing, Available with NO CHAIN!

Three bedrooms, Two reception rooms, Double glazed to the front,Gas central heating system

Reduced To £104,950

Second floor Mezzanine Apartment One Double Bedroom, En-suite Bathroom, Lounge/Dining area, Fitted Kitchen and seperate Utility area, Balcony overlooking communal courtyard, Allocated secure parking

Reduced To £99,950

City Lofts

Tudor Court

Newsham Drive

Saxony Road

Stylish 6th floor apartment

Upper ground floor apartment

Converted Victorian Villa

Mid terrace house

City views, 24 hour Concierge, One double bedroom Spacious Lounge/dining/fitted kitchen, Stylish Bathroom fittings and tiling, Video intercom entry system

Two spacious double bedrooms, Dining Kitchen & Lounge, UPVC double glazing & GCH, Car park space to front, Only 2 miles to Liverpool City centre

Stylish second floor apartment, Two bedrooms, En-suite shower room, Spacious Lounge, Breakfast Kitchen with integrated appliances, Contemporary bathroom, GCH

Two bedrooms & Loft room, Two reception rooms, Kitchen & Bathroom, UPVC double glazing and GCH, Versatile accommodation

Reduced To £99,950

£99,950

£94,950

£90,000

Cable Yard

Vale Lodge Close

Concert Street

Cavern Court

Fourth floor apartment

Purpose built apartment

Third floor apartment

Studio apartment

100% ownership, One double bedroom, Lounge/Diner/ Kitchen, Balcony, Communal decked terrace, Available with NO CHAIN!

Second floor corner position, Two double bedrooms, Lounge, Fitted kitchen, Bathroom with white suite, Electric heating, Aspects to three sides, Allocated parking

One double bedroom, Open plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen, PARKING SPACE INCLUDED, Concert Square vicinity, Available with NO CHAIN!

Offering potential Gross rental yield of 13%!, Estimated ERV £4,000 p.a., Ideal starter home or investment opportunity, Modern Kitchen with oven and hob, Modern bathroom

£84,950

£76,000

£59,995

Reduced To £25,000

City Office Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH

0151 236 4400

Sales: Email: city@venmores.co.uk

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Spoilt for choice!

Winner of Your Move Award ‘Best Estate Agent for customer service 2010’.

With an extensive range of properties to rent, we will help you find your perfect property. Faulkner Square

City Lofts

LETTINGS

Two Bedrooms Two Bathrooms, Fully Furnished Mezzanine Level, Stunning Finishings Immaculate Furnishings, Superb Location

£895pcm Manolis Yard

Two bedroom Fully furnished, Ropewalks location Second floor Available from Feb 2012

£625 pcm Henry Street

WOW!

Landlords, rent payments guaranteed when you let your property with us!

Landlords, on average we can let your property within 5 days.

Call 0151 236 4400 today to book a valuation of your property or Text “Landlord” to 07833 297 075 for more info on all of our fantastic offers.

Cornwallis Court, Liverpool

Renaissance Building, Wood Street

£750pcm

£600pcm

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Furnished accomodation Excellent location Parking permitt available

Two bedrooms Second Floor, En-suite to master bedroom Stunning river views, Allocated Parking Contact City office for viewing.

£750pcm Nelson Street

2 bedroom apartment

2 bedroom apartment

1st Floor Furnished Early viewing reccomended

Ropewalks location Furnished Contact city office to view.

Ravensthorpe Green, Liveprool

Conway Street, Liverpool

£450pcm

£400pcm

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One bedroom

0151 236 4400

Two Bedrooms Furnished, Fitted Kitchen Ground Floor, Secure Development Residential Parking

£600pcm Baltic Square

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2 bedroom house

Studio apartment

Newly Refurbished, Immaculate Bathroom Luxury Kitchen, Large Garden, Great Price

Fully Furnished, Third Floor Concierge, Secure Parking Gym

One bedroom Fourth Floor, Fully furnished Open plan lounge/kitchen Lift access to all floors, Excellent location

£560pcm

£550pcm

Wood Street

Elmdale Road

Merchant Quay

Renaissance Building

One Bedroom

Three Bedrooms

Two bedrooms

One Bedroom

Contemporary Styling, Fully Furnished City Centre location, Balcony Large Rooms

Unfurnished, Newly Refurbished Throughout Three Large Bedrooms Great Finish, Rear Yard

Grond floor apartment Gas central heating, Furnished Allocated parking

Fully Furnished, Fitted Kitchen Immaculate Bathroom, Superb Location Close to all amenities

£550pcm

Reduced To £550pcm

£550pcm

£500pcm

County Road

Peter Road

Bibbys Lane

Woodbine Street

Two Bedrooms

Three Bedrooms

Two bedrooms

Two Bedrooms

Unfurnished, Own Entrance Newly Refurbished, Luxury Kitchen Immaculate Bathroom

Unfurnished, Double Glazing Rear Yard, Good Decor Fitted Kitchen

Mid Terrace, Well proportioned Good location Double glazed

Surrounded by excellent transport links Modern fitted kitchen Large Living Space, Rear Yard

£450pcm

£450pcm

Reduced To £400pcm

£375pcm

City Office Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH

0151 236 4400

Lettings: Email: city@venmores.co.uk

Residential Sales Residential Lettings Student Lettings Property Auctions Property Management Mortgage Advice Surveys and Valuations Commercial

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Allerton office: 0151 280 4047 1 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, L18 1LG

Its what we do! Dovercliffe Road, L13

£64,950

UNDER

OFFER  3 Bedroom terrace  In need of modernisation • Ideal investment property • Spacious yard to Rear

Sefton Drive, L8

Shandon Court, L3

£75,000

Goschen Street, L13

£79,950

 One bedroom • Apartment, • No Chain • Ideal investment

Cornice Road, L13

£85,000

 Two bedroom • Terrace • Double Glazed • Spacious Living room

 Three bedroom • Terrace • Double Glazed • Gas central heating

Alundale Road, L12

FEATURED PROPERTY Mather Avenue, L18

£95,000

£99,950

 Two bedroom apart • Ideal first time buy • Furnished/unfurnished • Security entry system

 2 bedroom  End terrace  Rear garden  Double glazing

Minster Court, L7

 2 bedroom  Apartment  Double glazing  Communal gardens

 5 bedroom  Semi-detached  Loft conversation

Pall Mall, L3

£142,500

 Three bedroom • Apartment • City Centre Location • Permit Parking

Catherine House, L8

£419,950

£99,950

£139,950  Conservatory  Garden to rear  Driveway parking

Rosslyn Street, L17

UNDER OFFER

UNDER OFFER

£149,950

 Three bedrooms • Mid Terrace • Two reception rooms • Rear yard

 En-suite to master.

Abbotts Close, L18

£365,000

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Call us today Arrange a free market appraisal

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£450 pcm

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Alexandra Drive, L17

Alderman Road, L24

£520 pcm

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£550 pcm

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London Court

Cable Yard

City Gate

Bridpoint

Eden Square

Hatton Gardens

Three Bedroom Duplex Great Investment Cash Buyers Only

80% Fixed Equity Two Double Bedrooms Great Price

Two Bedroom Apartment Kitchen/Living Room En-Suite

One Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Close to Universities

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One Bedroom, Fully Furnished, Secure Parking

£69,950

£79,950

£97,500

£525pcm

£525pcm

£575pcm

Moss Street

Shaw Street

Pall Mall

The Sidings

Central Gardens

Pall Mall

Two Bedroom Apartment Popular Development Close to University

Two Bedroom Apartment Large Living Room Secure Parking

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Two Bedrooms Fully Furnished Secure Parking

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Two Bedrooms, Fully Furnished, Modern Bathroom

£108,950

£119,950

£122,500

£525pcm

£700pcm

£625pcm

Waterloo Quay

The Symphony

Pall Mall

Victoria House

Westminster Chambers

Alexandra Drive

Two Double Bedrooms En-Suite Secure Parking

Two Bedroom Duplex Bathroom & En-Suite Viewing Recommended

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One Bedroom Fully Furnished Central Location

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Two Bed, Fully Furnished Allocated Parking Close to Sefton Park

£129,950

£134,950

£134,950

£550pcm

£625pcm

£600pcm

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The Reach

Quebec Quay

Ellerman Road

Cornwallis Court

Argyle Court

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£145,000

£169,950

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£625pcm

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£179,950

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£275,000

£725pcm

£1150pcm

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81/87 Victoria Street, The Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6DG 0151 231 6100 sales@cityresidential.co.uk • lettings@cityresidential.co.uk Your Move 27


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SALES: 0151 526 0021 • LETTINGS: 0151 531 1089 Chavasse Park

Liverpool

Kirkby

Townsend Lane

Granborne Chase

• Land For Sale

• Four Bedroom Detached House

• Investment / Development

• En-Suite, Family Bathroom

Opportunity

• Lounge, Dining Room,

• Good Location

Morning Room • Fitted Kitchen, Utility Room • Conservatory, Ground Floor

One Park West • • • • •

Wc

Luxurious Two Bedroom Apt Furnished 2 Bathrooms Balcony Car Parking Space at an additional cost

• ORP, Garage, Gardens, DG, GCH

£325,000

£1,000pcm

£218,000

Maghull

Halewood

Orrell Park

Claremont Avenue

Parkdale Avenue

• Extended Semi Detached

• Modern Detached House

• • • • •

House Four Bedrooms One with En -Suite Fitted Kitchen/Utility Room Two Reception Rooms Conservatory Garage & Gardens

• Four Bedrooms • Lounge, Diner, Kitchen • Additional Reception Room, Utility Area • Bathroom, WC, En Suite • Gardens front side and rear, Driveway

Woodland Road • • • • • •

Three Bed Extended Semi Dining room and Kitchen Extended lounge 3 Beds and Bathroom Huge Garden to rear Garage and Driveway

£275,000

£750pcm

£179,950

Maghull

Garston

Litherland

Buckingham Road

St Philips

• Three Bedroomed

• Extended Semi Detached

• • • • • • •

Detached House Lounge Sitting Room Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Loft Room Family Bathroom Garage & Gardens

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The Old Firestation

• • • • • •

• Gardens and Driveway

Fully furnished Executive Apartment DG/GCH Lounge Open Plan Kitchen 2 Beds/Ensuite

Offers in Excess of £250,000

£550pcm

£175,000

Melling

Anfield

Maghull

Baytree Grove

Northway

• Modern Detached Four

• Semi-Detached House

Bedroom

• Three Bedrooms

• Detached Double Garage,

• Family Bathroom

Driveway

• Lounge/Dining Room

• Gardens, Overlooking

• Fitted Kitchen

Canal

• ORP/Garage/Gardens Front

• Fitted Dining Kitchen, Utility Room • Lounge, Dining Room • Bathroom, En Suite, WC

£249,950

& Rear

Bala Street • • • • • •

Gas Central Heating Double Glazed Fitted Kitchen Through Lounge Bathroom Rear Yard

£425pcm

£167,000

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SALES: 0151 526 0021 • LETTINGS: 0151 531 1089 Melling Village

Maghull

Maghull

Highfield Park

Liverpool Road South

• Four bedroom traditional

• Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms, Bathroom

detached house.

• Lounge, Through

• Lounge, dining room,

Kitchen/Dining Room

Kitchen/breakfast room

• Conservatory

• Conservatory, ground floor

• Garage

W.C/utility room

• GCH, DG

• Four bedrooms two having en-suite facilities and one with a dressing area, family bathroom. • Detached garage, gardens front and rear. • DG, GCH.

Tithebarn Lane

• This Delightful Property is situated in Old Melling Village. • Parts of the Property Date Back to the 18th Century. • This Cottage Offers 3 Bedrooms, 3 Reception Rooms.

£450,000

£995pcm

£285,000

Maghull

Maghull

Melling

Brook Roadl

Spurriers Lane

• Detached Three Bedroom

• Semi Detached Cottage

Bungalow

• Porch/Hallway/DG/GCH

• Lounge

• Study/Playroom

• Fitted Kitchen &

• Lounge/Diner/Breakfast

Utility Room

Kitchen

• Dining Room/4th Bedroom

• Three Beds

• En-Suite, Dressing Room • Spacious Garden & Garage

• En-Suite/Bathroom • Garage/Gardens/Kennels

Avondale Avenue

• Extended Semi Detached    • Four Bedrooms • Front and Rear Lounges • Dining Kitchen • Bathroom

£435,00

£895pcm

£275,000

Aughton

Orrell Park

Lydiate

Booths Lane

Alexander Drive

• Semi-Detached

• Three bedroomed semi

• Property/Porch/Hallway

detached

• OFCH/DG/

• Lounge, arch through to

• Study Area/Cloakroom

dining room, kitchen and

• Utility Room

utility room.

• Lounge/Dining Roo

• Bathroom and W.C.

• Breakfast Kitchen

• Garage and gardens both

• Thee Bedrooms • En-Suite/Bathroom • ORP/Driveway • Large Rear Garden

front and rear.

Kingfield Road • • • • • •

• double glazing and gas

Modern Four Bedroom Detached Set on a corner plot Cul de sac GCH and D/G Windows. Hallway, Cloakroom Lounge, Dining Area

central heating • NO ONWARD CHAIN.

£399,950

£795pcm

£167,000

Blundellsands

Liverpool

Melling

'Balmore Cottage', St Andrews Road

Willsford Avenue

• Detached Bungalow

• Three Bedrooms

• Three Bedrooms

• Lounge, Dining Room

• Lounge, Dining Room

• Kitchen, Additional

• Modern Detached House

• Kitchen, Snug Room

Reception Room

• Bathroom, En Suite

• Bathroom, Ensuite

• Gardens and Driveway

• Gardens and Driveway

Crown Street

• Ideally situated for Liverpool Womens Hospital and Universities • newly refurbished • 1 bedroom • reception room • fitted kitchen with appliances

£390,000

£400pcm

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£775pcm

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£650pcm

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• 2 bedroom apartment • Unfurnished • Open plan lounge/kitchen

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£550pcm

CH42

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• 3 bedroom end terrace • Part furnished • 2 reception rooms £625pcm

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• 2 bedroom apartment • Unfurnished • 2 allocated parking spaces

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Parkside Road

• 2 bedroom terrace • Unfurnished • GCH, DG

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£540pcm

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• 2 bedrooms • Unfurnished • Gas central heating

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£395pcm

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Buckingham Place Apartments, Everton

Wellington Avenue, Wavertree

Lovely 1 bedroom fully furnished apartments situated off Great Homer Street. DG warm air heating system, gated security, communal courtyard & gardens.

Compact 1 bedroom fully furnished self-contained flat located in a quiet residential location and having electric heating, DG, intercom security and security alarm.

£665pcm

From £375pcm

£400pcm

Colin Drive, Vauxhall

Plumer Street, Wavertree

Riding Street, City Centre

Superb 2 bedroom furnished apartment near to The Royal Liverpool Hospital. Intercom security system, lift access, electric heating, double glazing, laminate flooring, integrated kitchen appliances. MUST BE SEEN!

Modern 2 bedroom part furnished townhouse property situated in a very popular residential location and having gas central heating, double glazing, driveway and gardens front & rear.

City Gate, Oldham Street Henry Street

£80pcm

Barmouth Way, Vauxhall

2 bedroom furnished mid-town house near to The Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Gas central heating, double glazing, security alarm, driveway & rear garden. Ideal family home.

A very nice 3 bedroom fully furnished terraced in an established residential location and having gas central heating, double glazing and an enclosed yard to the rear.

£550pcm

£550pcm

Secure Parking Spaces To Let

£575pcm

Princes Gardens, City Centre

The Spinnakers, Grassendale

Dunstan Street, Wavertree

Summer Seat, Vauxhall

National Bank, City Centre

1 bedroom fully furnished ground floor flat having intercom security, electric heating, double glazing, security alarm, communal gardens and secure allocated parking space.

Outstsanding 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment close to Liverpool Cricket Ground. Intercom security system, electric heating, DG, , communal gardens.

Very large 5 bedroom furnished house. All bedrooms are DOUBLES and the property boasts GCH, DG, bathroom, shower room and spacious living space.

Traditional 3 bedroom furnished house located in a very popular residential area, DG, downstairs bathroom and spacious yard to the rear. Viewing recommended.

Fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment in an extremely popular city centre development. Intercom, lift access, central heating, parquet flooring, city views.

£525pcm

£550pcm

£750pcm

£525pcm

£495pcm

Snowdon Lane, Vauxhall

The Spinnakers, Grassendale

Overhead Building, Sefton Street

Modern 3 bedroom semi-detached in a quiet cul-de-sac location close to Liverpool City centre. The property has GCH, DG, alarm, 2 car driveway and gardens.

2 bedroom ground floor apartment close to Liverpool Cricket Ground. Intercom security system, electric heating, DG, , extensive communal gardens and allocated parking.

Modern 2 bedroom apartment close to Liverpool Yachting Marina, intercom, lift access, electric heating, DG, en suite. Current rental income of £600pcm.

£114,950

£105,000

Barrett Road, Birkdale

Fantastic 4 bedroom detached in a highly sought after residential location close to local schools and amenities. Gas central heating, majority Upvc double glazing, downstairs WC, utility room, gardens, concrete driveway. Ideal family home. Recommended!

£199,950

offers around

£120,000


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107 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TB 0151 707 7777 Stanley Road, L20

£59,950

Gwendoline Street, L8

REDUCED

• Investment / development opportunity. • Large terraced property • Converted to four apartments • Requires a full program of renovation.

Nelson Street, L1

£79,950 • • • • •

• • • • •

REDUCED

£99,950

• Substantial min terrace house • UPVC double glazing • Gas central heating system • L shaped kitchen / diner • Investment opportunity

City Gate West, L1

South Ferry Quay, L3

£135,000

REDUCED

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Two bedroom apartment Open Plan Lounge / Diner Juliet balcony 75% shared ownership Residents Parking Available

The Collegiate, Shaw St, L6

£143,000

• • • • •

Argyle Street, L1

£115,000

Decked balcony Open Plan Living Space Mezzanine bedroom Designated parking Viewing highly recommended

• • • • •

Quebec Quay, L3

£179,950

One bedroom apartment Open plan living/dining area Decked balcony Ropewalks area Must be viewed

Waterloo Warehouse, L3

£189,950

• Open plan living area • 2 Bathrooms • 2 Double bedrooms • Underfloor Heating • Underground secure Parking

REDUCED

£89,950 • One bedroom apartment • Open plan living • Dining area • Parking permit available • Must be viewed

£112,000

Period features Remodelled kitchen and bathroom Bright and spacious Off road parking Communal gardens

Henry Street, L1

• Ground floor apartment • Kitchen / Diner • Master with ensuite • Marina views • Designated parking

NEW

£89,950

£109,950 • • • • •

The Symphony Building, L7

• Three bedroom mid terrace • UPVC double glazing • Gas central heating system • Ideal first time buyer / buy to let investor • No onward chain.

Ullet Road, L17

75 % shared ownership Two bedroom apartment Juliet balcony to lounge City centre views Viewing recommended

• Two bedroom two bathroom apartment • Fitted kitchen. • Off road parking. • Viewing highly recommended.

Cranbourne Road, L15

£87,500

Three double Bedrooms Upvc double glazed Gas central heating system First floor bathroom Ideal first time buyer

Anfield Road, L4

£90,000 • • • • •

Nelson Street, L1

£194,995

• 2 bed, 2 bath • Prestigious location • Remodelled kitchen • Hardwood flooring • Designated secure parking

REDUCED

• Two bedroom Two bathroom • Juliet Balcony to Lounge • Riverside views • Secure allocated parking • Must be viewed to appreciate

SOLD STC Dukes Terrace, L1

£75,000 • • • •

Westminster Chambers, L1

SOLD STC

Two double Bedrooms L shaped kitchen/diner/study 50% shared ownership Allocated parking

£95,000

The Collegiate, Shaw St, L3

City Gate East, L1

SOLD STC

£96,000

• One bedroom duplex apartment • Secure entrance • Unique period features • Double aspect living area

SOLD STC

• 1 Bedroom apartment • Spacious lounge and bedroom • High spec finish • Part furnished • No chain

£119,950

SOLD STC

• One bedroom apartment with study • Open plan living / kitchen area • Floor to ceiling glass wall • Balcony to rear courtyard • Parking space

Duke Street, L1

£119,950

SOLD STC

• Centrally Located • Two Bedrooms • Open Plan Living • Timber Decked Balcony • Fourth Floor • Secure Storage In Basement

TO LET Princess Avenue, L8

£475pcm • One bedroom apartment • Gas central heating system • Fitted kitchen with white goods • £713 deposit

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£118pppw

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£129pppw

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Four best lets WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?

ELLERMAN ROAD, LIVERPOOL L3

MARK GOODYEAR property manager at R House VIEW NOW 0151 291 5000

How much? £650pcm Number of bedrooms Two Close to Otterspool Promenade and the city centre Benefits from Two double bedrooms set in a wellmaintained development Best feature Modern kitchen and bathroom with secure allocated parking space Agent’s view “R House Lettings is pleased to offer this first floor two-bedroom apartment. The property briefly comprises remote controlled security entrance gates with an intercom controlled communal entrance. It has a lounge/dining room, open plan fitted kitchen with appliances, two double bedrooms and modern bathroom.”

PALL MALL, LIVERPOOL L3

LEE THOMPSON lettings negotiator at City Residential VIEW NOW 0151 231 6101

How much? £875pcm Number of bedrooms Two Close to Located on the fringe of the business quarter, the apartment is also close to local transport links Benefits from Secure allocated parking Best feature A large decked balcony with views across the city and out towards the river Agent’s view “An excellently presented two-bedroom duplex apartment on the top floor of this popular development. The apartment comes fully furnished to a high standard and has a large open plan living area and kitchen. Upstairs has a large master bedroom, with en-suite and access to a large decked terrace area.”


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PROPERTIES FOR RENT

UNITY BUILDING, RUMFORD PLACE, LIVERPOOL L3

IAN TAYLOR residential sales and lettings manager at Keppie Massie VIEW NOW 0151 236 9660

How much? £675pcm Number of bedrooms One Close to Liverpool ONE, Moorfields train station and business district Benefits from One double bedroom, secure allocated parking, on-site gym facility, 24-hour concierge, fully furnished to a high standard Best feature Balcony area and tasteful furnishings Agent’s view “An opportunity to secure a one-bedroom fully furnished apartment in the Unity Building one of the few that comes with a parking space included in the price. Available from February 1, this is an ideal opportunity for a professional person, or couple, to live in one of the best buildings in the city centre.”

BROOKLEA MEADOWS, CHESHIRE CH66 4AB

JILL LANDRUM property manager at Castle Estates VIEW NOW 0151 738 1619

How much? From £1150pcm Number of bedrooms Two bedroom duplex townhouse Close to Local bars, restaurants and delis, and within 20 minutes of Chester and Liverpool’s vibrant city centers Benefits from Generous open plan kitchen diner and secure gated access with private parking. The twodouble bedrooms are both en-suite with spectacular double height windows, private terrace, smart home technology and use of the fitness suite Best feature Stunning period features and spectacular surroundings Agent’s view “These 25 luxury apartments, townhouses and period-detached properties are in an elegant Victorian country estate off the Cheshire countryside. Nestled within 20 acres of grounds, meadows and orchards, the properties have been finished to the highest specification creating the perfect country retreat you can call home.”


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Words by Christine Toner

FIRST STEPS ON THE PROPERTY LADDER

After several years of being left out in the cold, there’s a growing optimism that 2012 could be the year of the first-time buyer. When the credit crunch took hold lenders effectively shut up shop when it came to would-be buyers. Only those with a hefty deposit had any chance of getting on to the first rung of the property ladder. But, as lenders begin to loosen their lending criteria, the government has also stepped in with a host of initiatives, which could help give first-time buyers the stepping-stone they need.


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HOT TOPIC t times industry confidence in the government has been low. Various Stamp Duty holidays seem to get cut short just when they’re needed most and the Mortgage Rescue Scheme, introduced by Labour in 2008, didn’t perform as well as was hoped with figures suggesting just a handful of homeowners actually benefited from it. However, despite a few ineffective initiatives there have been plenty of success stories, which are giving first-time buyers a fighting chance most notably, the FirstBuy Scheme. The FirstBuy scheme was announced in the 2011 Budget. Derived from the Labour initiative Homebuy, which is no longer funded, the scheme is open to those with a household income of less than £60,000 a year. Those who qualify will receive an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of the property, providing they can put down five per cent.

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PROPERTY £150,000 MORTGAGE 75% LTV £117,500 EQUITY LOAN 20% £30k BUYER RAISES 5% £7.5k

Above graphic: An example breakdown of the FirstBuy Scheme. The loan is jointly funded by the government and developers. The equity loan is interest-free for the first five years after which an annual fee of 1.75 per cent will apply. This will rise by the retail prices index (RPI) inflation plus one per cent per year. Upon sale of the house, or after 25 years, borrowers will repay 20 per cent of the value to the loan providers. Developers in Liverpool have hailed FirstBuy as a success with David Wroe, managing director for Keepmoat Homes North West, stating: “The outlook for first-time buyers is becoming more positive as incentives like FirstBuy take away some of the initial financial strain, meaning mortgages are now more affordable. In fact, affordability is at its best level in almost a decade.” Keepmoat offers FirstBuy at

Hamilton Place in Huyton and The Waterfront in Bootle. Sam Williams is associate director for Taylor Wimpey North West, which offers FirstBuy at a number of developments including Speakman Gardens in Prescot and Cunningham Grange in Knowsley. She says many would-be buyers are still unaware of the scheme. “The response we've received for the FirstBuy scheme has been fantastic,” she says. “We are, however, still speaking to first-time buyers who are unaware that schemes such as FirstBuy are in place to help them, so the more that can be done to raise awareness of it the better.” Indeed, would-be buyers who are unfamiliar with the scheme may be surprised at how affordable FirstBuy properties can be. Gleeson Homes, for example, offers FirstBuy at both of its Merseyside developments, Montreal Gardens in Huyton and Cawdor Park in Liverpool 8, with prices from £71,396. “This equates to a mortgage repayment of just £80 per week, for many people this is cheaper than their previous rent,” says Linda Matura, sales manager for Gleeson North West. Most developers in the city offer FirstBuy. Lovell offers the scheme at Church Fields in Garston and Sevenoaks in Birkenhead, Countryside’s participating development is Norris Green Village while Bellway Homes is offering the scheme at its Williamson Place, Virginia Mews and St Elizabeth’s Place developments. Miller Homes offers FirstBuy at its Connaught Green development in Anfield and at Bridgewater Park in Netherley.

While the FirstBuy scheme is being embraced by developers across the region a number of other government-led initiatives are also proving popular. SHARED OWNERSHIP Through shared ownership, firsttime buyers will buy a share of the property, usually 25 per cent, 50 per cent or 75 per cent. The remaining share is owned by a housing association and the buyer pays rent on this. Over time the buyer can increase their share until they own the property outright. Riverside Home Ownership offers shared ownership at both its Norton Village and Frederick Grove developments, with prices beginning at £36,250 and £36,488 respectively. LOCAL AUTHORITY MORTGAGES Local authority mortgages were launched by Sector Treasury Services – an advisory group to local authorities - in March 2011. Backed by Lloyds TSB they see local authorities topping up firsttime buyer deposits. Those councils that are participating will help to fund up to 20 per cent of the first-time buyer's mortgage by placing funds with the lender. According to a spokesperson from Lloyds eight councils have already signed up to the scheme. They are Blackpool, Warrington, Blaby, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Luton, Stafford, Northumberland and Peterborough.

Visit the First Time Buyers Show, Sat 21st April 2012 at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington for the best selection of first homes available in Merseyside and Cheshire.



MORTGAGE INDEMNITY SCHEME The government's latest attempt to rescue the housing market will see it provide guarantees to lenders in order to encourage them to lend. Launched in November last year the scheme, which applies to new-builds, means first-time buyers will be able to borrow 95 per cent of the property value, with no added risk to the lender as the government acts as guarantor. Alex Dixon, a director at Sutton Kersh and branch manager at the Allerton and South Liverpool residential sales office, says the new scheme should be embraced by all who are involved in the property industry. “It will be disappointing if the majority of house builders do not sign up to the new scheme,” he says. “Such an initiative and large investment of capital would be welcome in most sectors of business so I believe that it will be embraced by the majority.” The government has pledged to guarantee 100,000 mortgages through the scheme but Dixon believes this could be increased. “The figures suggested is a rounded number and if the scheme proves successful then I believe there will be a strong argument for further discussions to increase the overall number of mortgages offered,” he says.

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NEWS

Hot off the press LIVERPOOL’S LATEST NEWS

Are you a First Time Buyer?  This spring find your new home with the help of the First Time Buyers Show, a unique event for first-time buyers with all the information you will need under one roof. The free event, on April 21 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington, will feature expert advice on affordable new homes, mortgage advice and FirstBuy help for first-time buyers. The show will showcase hundreds of homes that are available in Merseyside and Cheshire With over 30 exhibitors at the show, the stands will exhibit affordable properties, housebuilders, independent financial advisors, lenders and solicitors, and the seminars throughout the day will give information on everything from how to get help to where to find

government backed schemes, and conveyancing. The event is being hosted by HomesHub, the governmentappointed affordable homes agent in the North West. This will be the third First Time Buyers Show hosted by HomesHub, following the hugely successful key events held in Merseyside and in Ellesmere Port. With easy access from the M62 and good local transport links, the event will open from 10am to 4pm.

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For more information contact Jo Tait on 0151 709 3871.

HARVEY NICS SET TO OPEN  Fashion store Harvey Nichols has confirmed it is to open in Liverpool ONE in the Autumn.

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The upmarket high street chain will breathe new life into the former Habitat unit, on Peter’s Lane, and open a new concept, small format department store which is expected to offer less ranges than its bigger stores. Joseph Wan, chief executive at Harvey Nichols, commented: “Liverpool ONE is the number one shopping destination at the heart of this great city. Liverpool ONE serves a large catchment area, with a loyal and discerning customer, and there is no better place from which to launch this

exciting new concept.” This will be Harvey Nichols’ second store opening in Liverpool ONE in twelve months. In September, Harvey Nichols Foodmarket pop-up shop made its debut in Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane and has been reported to be a great success, exceeding the brand’s expectations in terms of sales and positive customer feedback. The iconic Harvey Nichols was founded in 1813 and offers many of the world’s most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty and food. It currently has stores in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol in the UK.

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Hot & Happening HOT PROPERTY NEWS IN LIVERPOOL

FIREPLACE FACTORY BUCKS TREND

Health and safety made simple  Health and safety legislation can be a complicated subject but one Merseyside business is on a mission to lessen the muddle and help companies become compliant.

 Business is booming at a bespoke fireplace showroom in Merseyside, bucking the current trend for retailers.

Crosby-based Coresafe Consulting, specialising in construction, workplace and property health and safety, works in partnership with a business, identifying and minimizing risks to remove avoidable costs or fines and offering a bespoke service. Managing director Paul Jasper said: “We are experts in the field of Health and Safety and see it as our job to make sure that our clients don’t fall foul of the regulations because they don’t understand them or weren’t aware they should be doing something as ignorance is no defence. We deal with CDM compliance, asbestos management and event safety as well as the usual health and safety legislation to keep people safe. It’s very satisfying when you help a business manage risk within their industry so they can get on with the job.”

Fireplace Factory Showroom, in Hunts Cross, produces custommade fireplaces, built on site. It opened for business in October last year and is the sister factory to the Northwich-based showroom which opened over a decade ago. Managing director Paul Harris attributes its success to the bespoke service offered to the customer. He says: “We manufacture here alongside our showroom, which makes us a little different. The new showroom is enjoying early success and hopefully it can follow in the footsteps of the Northwich shop." Visit the showroom at Woodend Avenue, Speke, Liverpool L24 9NB, telephone 0151 486 8578 or visit www.fireplacesliverpool.com

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STAMP DUTY DEADLINE  Miller Homes North West is calling on prospective homebuyers to take advantage of the stamp duty tax break before it ends in March. Miller Homes is urging homebuyers to visit one of its 14 developments in the region to avoid missing the Government's closing date of 24 March. Stamp duty tax break for first time buyers can make a real difference 46 Your Move

to people purchasing a house valued from £125,000 to £250,000. It currently offers a saving of between £1,250 up to £2,500 when the one per cent stamp duty holiday is taken into account. Michaela Lancaster, sales and marketing director for Miller Homes, said: "With a threshold of up to £250,000, first-time buyers who choose a Miller Home will be pleased with the choice of houses and apartments we have available. But the added burden of stamp

duty could put their dream home just out of reach for some house buyers - the time to act is now." For more information, visit Connaught Green for full details of new homes and incentives available. The marketing suite is located off Belmont Road, Anfield L6 4EL. It is open Thursday to Monday 10.30am to 5.30pm. Phone 0800 840 8526 or visit www.millerhomes.co.uk

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PROPERTY NEWS

New landlord offers Low fees in January & February The Hatch team

Launch a business with Hatch  If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business and never had the chance then the launch of Hatch may well be the new start for the New Year you need. Hatch is a ‘one stop shop’ offering a unique opportunity for start-up businesses to access a range of professional and advisory services completely free of charge. It is made up of five Liverpool based businesses: solicitors Emerald Law deal with contracts, HR and legal issues, Greenleaf UK will support a new start-up for a number of months and RMC Accountancy Services advise on business

accounts, tax and bookkeeping. Delve PR will show a new business how to best promote itself and Mayfly Internet Marketing will give professional advice on websites, search engines and social media. The free launch night, with drinks, food and a free prize draw, will be held on January 26, at Hannah’s Bar from 6.30pm to 8pm, an event that is open to all people considering starting a business or in the early stages of setting one up. The prizes on the night include a free advertising campaign in Your Move Magazine, £100 in cash to help you start up your business from Lighthouse Financial Services, a website courtesy of Mayfly

Internet Marketing and a flyer and business card package from Northside Creative. Jan Cruise Partner at Emerald Law Solicitors who had the original idea for Hatch said: “It’s going to be an amazing night and we hope to see as many people as possible come along. Maybe you’re thinking of taking redundancy but aren’t sure whether you could start a business or maybe you want a career change. It’s open to everyone.” To attend the launch night or to contact Hatch telephone 0151 229 1171, visit www.hatchbiz.com or email info@hatchbiz.com

Start a franchise in 2012  The Merseyside Franchise Show 2012 is bucking the economic downturn and exhibiting innovative franchises, from nursing care to letting agencies, for people looking to make a new start this year. The free show, to be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, January 28, will have 35 national franchises exhibiting for people considering a move into self-employment in the Merseyside, Wirral and West Lancashire area. Franchising is often considered a safer way to start your own business, with a recognised brand, support team and you’re buying into a ready-

made, proven, step-by-step guide on how to set up, find customers and run that particular business. The exhibition features a wide array of franchised business opportunities, including a Home Nursing Care Provider, Lettings and Inventory Agency, Garden and Lawn Care, Organic Vegetable deliveries and Green energy advisor. The show will also have several drop-in seminars and a cafe is open throughout the day. The show is open from 10am to 4pm in the Golden Miller suite at Aintree. For more information visit www.merseysidefranchiseshow. co.uk

 JW Property Management is starting the year with new offers for landlords. The company, owned by Joanne Whiteside and Paul Freeman who not only have over 25 years combined experience in the property industry but are also landlords, offers three services for landlords: full management, letting and rent collection or letting only. It is offering landlords a full management fee of eight per cent and a reduced letting fee for January and February instructions. Director Joanna Whiteside said: “We feel we offer a unique perspective by being landlords ourselves. We give equal importance to landlords of large portfolios or the first time landlord who may even be renting out his own home. Clients and tenants only ever deal with principle owners. We understand the stress of an empty property with a mortgage to pay as we ourselves have firsthand experience. So who better to trust than a company that was born from an understanding which covers all areas of the letting business.” For more information telephone 0845 459 0498 or visit www.jwpropertymanagement. co.uk

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Advice from chartered accountants 0151 228 8977

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I am a few years behind with my tax returns – I have been up the wall with work and let things slide a bit, but I don’t think that I will have any tax to pay anyway because my tax is deducted under CIS. The tax people keep sending me penalty letters, but these will all go away when they see I have no tax to pay, won’t they?

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The taxman has armed himself with a new range of penalties to ‘encourage’ late filers to toe the line. Under the new penalty regime, the penalty for late filing for personal tax returns will no longer be ‘capped’ at the lower of £100 and the balance of tax outstanding at 31 January. The penalties for late filing will now include:

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• Daily penalties of £10 per day for returns that are more than 3 months late, running for a maximum of 90 days . • Penalties of 5% of the tax due (or £300 if greater) for prolonged failures (over 6 months and again at 12 months). • A higher penalty of 70% of the tax due where a person fails to submit a return for over 12 months and has deliberately withheld information.

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What this means is that, whether or not you have any tax to pay, and even if you are due a refund, if you omit to file your tax return for the year ended 5 April 2011, you could shortly be facing fines of up to £1000.

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It is also my experience that the tax authorities are now pursuing penalties in general with far more vigour. Although HMRC has said that they ‘want tax returns in – not penalties’, it has been calculated that they are likely to raise around £70 million a year under the new regime. A good accountant will be able to help you keep things in order. My advice is don’t delay.

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As with many decisions you really do need to take independent financial and tax advice. If you would like our help call Julia Casimo on 0151 228 8977 at John Kerr Chartered Accountants 369-375 Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool L12 2AH. Authorised and regulated by The Financial Services Authority Registered number 101330 Please note that this article is not intended to give specific technical or financial advice and it should not be construed as doing so. It is designed only to alert readers to some of the issues. It is not intended to give exhaustive coverage of any topic. Professional advice should always be sought before action is either taken or refrained from as a result of information contained herein.

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Important news if you are looking to buy or rent…

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0151 256 0900 Offers available on selected plots, conditions apply. *HomeBuy Direct is a Government backed initiative that provides an equity loan of up to 30% of the property value, co-funded by New City Vision and the Government. The equity loan is interest free for the first five years. Home buyers will need to be qualified by a Government appointed Agency. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER LOAN SECURED AGAINST IT. BE SURE THAT YOU CAN AFFORD THE REPAYMENTS BEFORE ENTERING IN TO A CREDIT AGREEMENT FULL DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT.


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Daniel Murphy and partner Kate Garner with daughter Olivia have upsized to Countryside Properties’ Norris Green Village. The couple bought the three-bedroom home, to accommodate their new family life, with help from the government-backed FirstBuy scheme.

Kate and I were renting but decided to take the big step and own our own place. We had heard about Countryside Properties’ schemes to help first time buyers so we went down to the sales office at Norris Green Village to find out more. The sales team were so helpful and we owned our own home in a matter of weeks. Who knew it could be so simple? We were looking around for a new build and we fell in love with the building. The kitchen - which is the best part of the house - has skylights; the designers went to America where they have skylights which makes the rooms bigger. Our previous kitchen was tiny and this one leads to the garden, which we didn’t have before.

Norris Green is a nice area that’s being built up. I drive buses around the area so I know it’s a nice area. We also wanted to stay local for Kate’s work, she works in Fazakerley Hospital as a cleaner and it is much closer for her to get to work.

My auntie is an interior designer and my dad likes decorating so we will probably get a lot of help decorating! There are some really nice local shops and we’ve seen a nice DFS corner sofa perfect for the front room. Olivia’s room will have lovely pinks and lilacs; pastels which already complement some of the things we’ve bought from Mamas & Papas.

One of the things that appealed to us about buying a newbuild home was to know that we’d be the first ones to live there. It will be a complete blank canvas for us to put our own stamp on. We’re going to have one feature wall and paint the other walls, keeping it neutral so the room is cosy. The only thing we can go crazy on and do whatever design we want is the kitchen because it is so big.

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INTERVIEW BY JENNA WHITE

ou recently released your debut solo album, Cinderella Eyes, and the single Yo Yo earlier this month. What was the inspiration behind the single? Yo Yo is about being in that position with a guy when you really don’t know whether you’re coming or going. Being in that position can make you really vulnerable. It’s the dark, desperate and doubtful side of love. I remember being 16 and listening to Christina Aguilera’s album Stripped, and it felt like she was singing about what happened to her it felt personal. How does going solo compare to being in a group? It’s really different; I threw myself into making the album the past 18 months, writing and working with producers. When the album came out it was very different. The first time going on stage solo I just though ‘oh my god, I feel so small’. I’m used to having the girls on stage with me and all these dancers - I felt like a little fish. But I’m getting more and more comfortable, everything’s developing and I’m learning what will and won’t work.

Next year is Girls Aloud’s 10th anniversary, there are rumours of a reunion tour, is this going to happen? I feel like whatever is said has to be said as a band, but we will be celebrating it together. You were recently involved with raising money for Alder Hey, can you tell me more? Whenever I’m home I try and go and see the kids. It’s something we were involved in as a band from early on. With The Clothes Throw (at Liverpool ONE) I was more than happy to work with the charity. Last Christmas, I visited a ward and they didn’t have any televisions or anything for parents, it’s hard enough for the parents as it is, so every bit of money raised really helps. You have quite a quirky fashion style, and have got a bit of a name for yourself as a style icon. What’s your favourite outfit to wear? I think whatever you feel like wearing on the day. If you’re tired or it’s a bad day you throw on a jumper, boots and jeans. But if you’re feeling like a rock chick you’d dress like that. Rihanna is my style icon because she just wears whatever. I don’t like it when you see people and they look like they’ve been put in a dress. I like people who throw things together like green shoes with a pink jacket, it shouldn’t work but it does. You’ve completely gone against the popular tanned look with your make-up

range, Dainty Doll, which specialises in make-up for girls with fair skin, what made you decide to go ahead and do the project? It might have been 2007 when Girls Aloud were approached by ITV for a chance to do a show ‘The Passions of Girls Aloud’. My passion was singing but they wanted me to do something more challenging. For ages, I had the idea of having a makeup range for paler skins. When we used to get ready the girls could just pick their favourite brand and get their make up without any problems. But for me, we were having to import paler make-up from Japan and mixing it with things from over here, and I just thought this is crazy. I went to Taiwan to test out the collections. Once my contract ran out, I signed with a new company and reformulated the line, like the designs and the colours. It was funny, I was getting samples every day to try out and the post man must have thought what on earth is she doing as I had different shades all over my face. What’s your favourite thing about Liverpool? The people. I was brought up in Runcorn, my family are all in Runcorn and my best friends are from Liverpool. Whenever I hear a Scouse accent in London, I’ll say ‘I think you’ve dropped something’ just to hear the accent.


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I have just moved into a city centre apartment, with the kitchen and living area in an open plan space, with real oak wooden floor. I love the floor but would like to find the perfect rug to break the space up and define the area where my sofas are. Could you recommend a type of rug for the space? I am looking for something different and contemporary, which has neutral colouring.

I have a long and narrow hallway and although I like the idea of striped wallpaper, I think this could make the space look smaller. What pattern would you recommend to use to help the room look wider?

Embrace the latest interior design trend, reindeer hide, the must-have home accessory this season. The hide really will add something special to your wooden floors; each piece is unique with its fantastic individual markings. The reindeer hide has a wonderfully soft, thick pile in various shades of silver greys, browns and whites and can be used indoors and outside. The hide is a byproduct of breeding sustainable herds of reindeer throughout parts of Finland and Norway, were it is part of an accepted way of life to use every part of the reindeer for food, clothing and decoration. Reindeer hide will last for many years but does need to be cared for. In the beginning, for about a month, it will malt quite heavily and should be taken outside and shaken every two to three days. If you live in an apartment with under floor heating this type of rug is not for you as excessive heat or drying will cause the hairs to shed. www.therealrugcompany.co.uk

METALLIC SHADES If you like the idea of stripes instead of looking at designs that by tradition are vertical stripes I would recommend horizontal stripes. Horizontal stripes can help a space look wider, and add movement to a room. The movement to the eye can then also be encouraged by placing pictures or a large mirror along the horizontal lines. Osbourne & Little has a new collection of stripes called strand wallpapers. It is a portfolio of over fifty eight stripe designs named after the streets of London. The Shaftesbury vinyl wallpaper could be perfect for your hallway. It is available in five different colour ways and is a beautiful horizontal stripe. www.osborneandlittle.com

We want to tile the en-suite bathroom with a mosaic metallic-effect tile. We have found the perfect tile, which we would love to use but it is too expensive for our budget. We have thought about just using the tiles in key areas but we are concerned that we will lose the sparkling effect. How would you go about using this product on a budget, without ruining the result? Glass or metallic tiles can add a very glamorous look to any bathroom but you are right to be concerned about the result if your budget doesn’t stretch to tiling the entire space. I would recommend tiling the key areas and then using a metallic paint on the areas that are left. Crown Paints in its Summer Jewels collection has a silver metallic paint called Sophistication which could be perfect. I would also place a large mirror or a collection of mirrors in the room so that the tiles are reflected into other areas. www.crownpaint.co.uk


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Moving? HOMES FOR SALE/TO LET L1 £389,950 One Park West Three double bedrooms, Open plan living area, Panoramic views, 24 Hour concierge, Part of Liverpool One

£103,950 One Park West Studio apartment, 4th floor, Open plan living, 24hr Concierge, Separate bathroom, Views to The Docks and The River Mersey

£52,500 Henry Street 50% Shared Ownership, Ideal for first time buyers, One Bedroom, Located in the Ropewalks Area, Near Liverpool ONE, Open Plan Living

£750pcm Quebec Quay 2 bedrooms furnished with parking

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Jones Lang LaSalle 0151 242 6490 Jones Lang LaSalle 0151 242 6490 £475,000 Hope Place Two/three receptions, Three/four bedrooms, Statement bathroom, Original features, Front Garden, Georgian Townhouse

Jones Lang LaSalle 0151 242 6490 £22,500 Lydia Ann Street 25% Shared ownership, One bedroom, Fitted kitchen, Close to Liverpool ONE, Ideal for first time buyers, Close to all links of transport Jones Lang LaSalle 0151 242 6490

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L3 £475,000 Bold Place Period Townhouse, Four Storey, Paved Courtyard, Residents Parking Permit Available, Viewing A Must To Appreciate, Statement roll top bath

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£850pcm Roscoe Street A completely modernised 'mews' type townhouse in the heart of Liverpool's Georgian Quarter. Offering accomodation over two floors as well as access to a private walled garden we are taking viewing enquiries now and completion of the property will be at the beginning of Feburary.

£319,950 Quebec Quay Penthouse Apartment, Two DOUBLE bedrooms, Roof terrace, Fantastic views of the Mersey, Two car parking spaces

£550pcm Ellerman Road Castle Estates are pleased to offer this2 bedroom unfurnished apartment in City Quay, Riverside Drive. The property in brief comprises of 2 double bedrooms, open plan lounge / kitchen and bathroom. Has gas central heating and double glazing and benefits from private parking and secure gated access. Close to Liverpool City Centre, Brunswick Station and has excellent transport links to surrounding areas. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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JW Property 0845 459 0498 £800pcm One Park West 2 bedrooms furnished Jones Lang LaSalle 0151 242 6490

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£375pcm Grantham Street Two bedroom terraced house available in a central location. The property in brief comprises of lounge, fitted kitchen, downstairs bathroom and two bedrooms. On a main bus route into the city and walking distance to the Royal Liverpool Hospital. The property benefits from laminate flooring throughout and gas central heating.

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L7 £575pcm The Sidings Castle Estates are pleased to offer this fully furnished, 2 bedroom apartment close to City Centre. The property in brief comprises of open plan lounge and kitchen area, two good size bedrooms with desk and bathroom. Benefits from newly re-painted lounge / kitchen and new carpets throughout. Electric heating, double glazing and all white goods in the kitchen. This property is close to all amenities inc. shops, transport and universities Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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£550pcm Symphony Building A luxury 1 Bedroomed apartment within Grade II refurbished building which is located in the cultural quarter of Liverpool adjacent to the Philharmonic Hall. The property benefits from communal entrance with attractive central atrium, there is lift to all floors. The apartment comprises: Entrance hall, lounge with open plan kitchen area, with a contemporary range of units and integrated appliances, stylish 'Roca' bathroom suite and bedroom. The apartment is being offered on an furnished basis. JW Property 0845 459 0498

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L17 £550pcm Bertram Road First flr Two bed flat with GCH, close to Lark Lane, carpeted throughout. Clement Evans Properties 0151 727 1515 £520pcm Abbeygate Castle Estates are pleased to offer this 2 Bedroom apartment off Wavertree High Street. The property briefly comprises of 2 double bedrooms, separate kitchen/lounge. It benefits from Fully Fitted Kitchen with Fridge/Freezer and Washer/Dryer, Gas Central Heating, Private Parking. Use of communal gardens. Easy Access to City Centre and motorway. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 £405pcm Belgrave Road One bed flat with GCH, close to Lark Lane, carpeted throughout. Clement Evans Properties 0151 727 1515

£375pcm Gladstone Road Large 2 bed end terrace with GCH, 2 living rooms, carpeted throughout. Clement Evans Properties 0151 727 1515

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£775pcm Harthill Avenue Castle Estates are delighted to offer this spacious 3 bedroom unfurnished semi detached house situated in an ideal location just off Allerton Road and close to Calderstones Park. There are two reception rooms and a kitchen/diner, there has been a new bathroom recently installed. Small Garden to the rear of the property. This property would suit a family or professional couple.Pets considered. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 £625pcm Barndale Road Newly refurbished 3 bedroom property in much sought after area. In brief the property comprises of lounge, kitchen / diner including fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms and new bathroom suite. The property can come either unfurnished or part furnished including white goods in the kitchen. Yard to rear and on street parking. Property has gas central heating and double glazing. Close to all amenities and local schools including Dovedale Junior School, Greenbank Primary School and Liverpool College. Also on main bus route into city centre.

L19 £575pcm The Spinnakers Castle Estates are proud to present, The Spinnakers, situated off Riversdale Road, within the popular residential area of Aigburth. The property is in the vicinity of local amenities. A lovely two bedroom, ground floor apartment in an excellent location. This property is fully furnished to a high standard and consists of open plan lounge and kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, en suite to master bedroom and bathroom. The property also benefits from an easy route in and out of the city centre. The property has electric heating, double glazing and comes with private car parking space Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

L21 £395pcm Hinton Street Two bedroomed, unfurnished terrace house. The property is carpeted throughout and has gas central heating. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 £550pcm Rathbone Rd A very spacious three bedroom Fully Furnished terraced house in Wavertree. The property has two Reception rooms, a new fully fitted kitchen inc Dishwasher and Washer/Dryer and gas central heating. There is off road parking The property is well located,being just two mins from Wavertree Technology Park station and less than ten mins drive by car from the city centre.

£650pcm Trentham Avenue Castle Estates are pleased to offer this 3 bedroom terrace house which is fully furnished and comprises of 2 double bedrooms and 1 single. The front lounge can also be converted into a double bedroom making the property available for 4 people. The property has seperate kitchen and dining area with all the white goods in the kitchen. The property is alarmed.

£675pcm Rosedale Road A lovely 3 bedroom terraced house located off Allerton Road. This property in brief comprises of 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The property comes fully furnished to include white goods in the kitchen and benefits garden to rear, gas central heating and double glazing. Close to all local amenities including bars, restaurants and shops. The property is also on the main bus route into Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool John Lennon Aiport and has great links to motorways. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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L26 £575pcm Allerton Spacious ground floor apartment in new build gated development, 2 Double Bedrooms, Allocated parking, Electric Central Heating, 2 Bathrooms, Gated development, No agency fees! An Unfurnished ground floor, newly built, two-bed apartment in popular West Allerton. Large entrance hallway, open plan contemporary living, dining and kitchen area with all white goods. There are two double bedrooms, the master bedroom benefiting from large en suite; plus a spacious family bathroom. Electric heating, dbl glazing, allocated parking and entryphone system Excellent transport links to city and for commuting via motorway network.

£540pcm Redoaks Way Castle Estates are proud to offer this modern 2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment in Halewood. In brief the property comprises of 2 double bedrooms with en-suite to master, bathroom, good size lounge and kitchen with white goods included. Comes with 2 allocated parking spaces and has electric heating and double glazing. Close to local amenties, Halewood train station and has excellent transport links to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Runcorn, Widnes and motorways. This property is situated in a quiet residential area making it the ideal for Professionals looking to live outside the city. Suitable for professional couple or sharers.

JW Property 0845 459 0498 Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 £500pcm Beech Court Castle Estates are delighted to offer this Fully Furnished ground floor 2 Bedroom flat in a very desirable location. The property comprises of lounge, separate kitchen and bathroom. It has Double Glazing and economy 7 heating. Also has Private Parking Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

CH42 £425pcm Parkside Road Castle Estates are pleased to offer this 2 Bedroom Terrace property which is unfurnished. The property benefits from Gas Central Heating and Double Glazing. There is a small yard to the rear of the property. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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Hot in the city WHAT’S HAPPENING OUT & ABOUT IN LIVERPOOL

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ClubMal's exclusive offer Malmaison have launched an exclusive ‘club’ offering great dining for less.

Throughout January if you register online with ClubMal not only will you get 50 per cent off food but you will also receive similar offers each month, ensuring you’re always

saving money. ClubMal has been designed to allow guests to reap discounted benefits with no hidden costs meaning you don’t have to splash out for good food. To register and to receive this fantastic offer from ClubMal visit www.malmaison.com.

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RUNNING FOR CHARITY

The Spa Knowsley REVIEW

There’s nothing better than a few beauty treatments in deep January, when all the parties stop and weeks of overindulging and icy winds have taken their toll. If you’re looking for motivation to run spring’s half-marathon then a charity might just be the answer. Community Foundation for Merseyside is looking to recruit participants for the 2012 Liverpool Half-Marathon this spring, to help raise money for Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation. A number of discounted spaces and free running vests are available for the race which will

take place on Sunday 18 March. 23 Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting young people in Merseyside through sport, helping them to raise their aspirations and achieve their dreams. If you would like more information or to register for discounted places call 0151 232 2417 or email 23foundation@cfmerseyside.org.uk

The Spa inside the new multi-million pound Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park was the perfect place to have a well-deserved facial, pedicure and day of relaxation. All the Decleor facials at The Spa, which start at £22.50, begin with a 15 minute relaxing back massage – not usually included in a facial. The 60 minute treatment using Decleor essential oils left my

skin feeling as soft as velvet. It was bliss. Next, I had my pedicure - time to treat the feet to a little bit of TLC before flip-flop season. The Zen spa luxury pedicure (£24) included the usual pedicure and massage, with the added novelty of an intensive moisturising heated booties treatment. With a splash of pink polish I was ready to face the weekend in Liverpool. The Spa at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park is the perfect place for luxury on a budget. For more information, telephone 0151 443 2580 or visit www.thespaknowsley.co.uk Your Move 63


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finding houses, delivering homes

now recruiting... Sales Negotiators & Lettings Negotiators

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE

’SCOUSE BROW’!

There has been a trend for statement brows in Liverpool long before the term "Scouse brow" was coined. We would like to know, along with the boys, just what is the statement you are making? One could say harsh, huge, black, visually unbelievable! We have 16 years in the beauty and aesthetic industry and are accredited HD (high definition) brow stylists. When creating the perfect brow there is much to take into consideration. During a HD brow consultation the client is considered individually, their desire, expectation, skin colour and tone, hair colour and natural brow shape. The result? Defined and immaculate brows. Whatever the state of your current eyebrows, celebrity brows are in your reach. Brows are our passion and we have been able to create brows for clients who have lost them through illness or treatments.

Abode Crosby are pleased to announce that due to expansion, with the pending opening of their second office in Liverpool, they are looking for both Sales Negotiators and Lettings Negotiators to start with immediate effect in their Crosby office. The ideal candidate will have previous experience, but this is not essential as training can be provided to the right applicant. We are, however, looking for an individual with a can-do attitude with a full clean driver’s license. This position has a high earning potential for candidates with the necessary motivation. Depending on the role you are applying for, it will involve obtaining new business, negotiating with applicants and vendors, keeping them advised of all developments throughout the process and ensuring their needs are met and transactions are completed as smoothly as possible. Securing offers on properties, and liaising with solicitors and mortgage brokers. Providing a professional level of customer service and getting referrals due to customer satisfaction from both client and purchaser.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Tim Kay

email. tim@abodecrosby.co.uk tel. 0151 909 3003

No bells, no whistles No dressing up Just pure hairdressing

So, forget the scouse brow and say hello to gorgeous sleek, defined HDs.

Hide the tweezers! No more over plucking! Ditch the black pencil and invest in a brow pallet for a softer, natural defined brow. (Recommending HD pallet, your stylist will advise suitable colour) OUR SERVICES ALSO INCLUDE:

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Call today: 07715 442 012 email: info@thespaliverpool.co.uk

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Hot ticket WHAT’S ON GUIDE

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 ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR...

Chinese New Year

The Festival of Olympics Sports

Liverpool China Town, 22 January 11am-4pm

Liverpool Echo Arena, Sunday 22 Jan, 11am to 5pm

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In a feast of celebrations, the city waves goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit and welcomes the Year of the Dragon. Including a traditional lion, dragon and unicorn parade, a firecracker display and a taste of China street market there is sure to be something for everyone at the popular event. For more information visit www.liverpool.gov.uk.

Liverpool will be hosting the Festival of Olympic Sports, so expect to see the faces of successful athletes such as boxer Natasha Jones, gymnast Beth Tweddle and champion gymnast Hannah Whelan. The day will be packed full with free taster sessions for adults and children who can try volleyball, karate, fencing, judo and handball skills. A special opening ceremony at 11am will kick off the celebrations.

CHECK OUT THE BEST OF THE REST More events right on your doorstep! Snow Patrol

Cadeaux d'Amour - An Exhibition of Tokens of Affection

An Evening with Hugh Cornwell

The Crissy Rock Show

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Bluecoat Display Centre, from 21 January ---

Waterstones, Bold Street, 9 February ---

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 27 January ---

Following the smash hit release of their latest album, ‘Fallen Empires’, the five piece sensation will be providing the city with some of their greatest hits including ‘Chasing Cars’ and ‘Run’. Ticket prices start from £22.50. For more information visit www.echoarena.com.

Featuring the works of a group of several artists, this unique exhibition celebrates the theme of love. Exhibiting a desirable collection of handmade artworks including jewellery, ceramics and textiles, the works focus on ‘love tokens’. For more information visit www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com.

Musician, ex-front man of The Stranglers and now a critically acclaimed author, Hugh Cornwell will spend the evening with an audience reading and discussing his first novel ‘Window On The World’. Tickets cost £4. For more information visit www.waterstones.com.

Best known for starring as Janey York in hit comedy Benidorm and her latest stint in the jungle, the feisty stand up comedienne is on a one woman mission, to reduce audiences to tears of laughter. Ticket prices start at £17.50. For more information visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

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MEN’S FASHION

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TABLE TALK KASBAH CAFÉ BAZAAR 72 BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL, L1 4HR

Cuisine: Moroccan dishes with an English twist

Prices: Mains start from £8.95 Parking: Customers can park on Bold Street but beware it does get very busy Good for: Something a little different

To book: Not at lunchtime but safer to book for evening meals To book a table call 0151 707 7744

CHRISTINE TONER HAS LUNCH WITH.... Louise Craven, sales manager, New City Vision

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ouise Craven is “While working there someone something of a foodie. suggested I should go into Long before making selling property so I applied for the foray into the a job at David McLean, and it property market, the went from there.” sales manager at New City Vision When David McLean was had begun training to be a chef. bought out by Élan Homes in Although she gave up after eight 2008 around 50 per cent of the months – “It started to sap all the staff were retained, including enjoyment out of food” – she still Louise who stayed with the enjoys cooking and baking. company for six years before She once attempted a tagine – moving to her current role a traditional, slow-cooked at New City Vision in Moroccan dish – but she October last year. “If you admits it didn’t go to The developer’s buy with plans to plan. “I tried it, failed Liverpool site is it and didn’t try it start a family, once Ellergreen in again”, she laughs. Norris Green, that family comes Luckily her tagine which currently disaster didn’t put her along there’s more consists of 250 than enough off Moroccan food and three-bedroom she was as excited as I houses. space.” was to taste the delights on “The great thing offer at the fabulous Kasbah about them is they’re so Café Bazaar on Bold Street, big,” says Louise. “So if you buy which opened late last year to with plans to start a family, once glittering reviews. that family comes along there’s As we peruse the menus over more than enough space.” Moroccan mint tea – green tea As sales manager, Louise has flavoured with mint, which first hand experience of the refreshes the palette and aids issues facing buyers. digestion – Louise tells me how “The biggest thing I’m seeing she made the jump from is people struggling with credit cookery to property. checks,” she says. “People don’t “After giving up cooking I got realise that as well as things like a job at NatWest bank,” she says. missing a credit card payment,

even searching for car insurance on something like GoCompare can leave a footprint on your credit score. Something like a County Court Judgement (CCJ) for missing a credit card payment will stay on your file for six years. So if you miss a few credit card payments when you’re 20, you’re going to struggle to get a mortgage before you’re 26.” Louise says schemes like HomeBuy Direct – which Ellergreen can offer until April this year - and other shared equity programmes mean raising a deposit is not the biggest issue for first-time buyers now. “My advice would be don’t concentrate too much on the deposit, there are ways we can help,” she says. “The most important thing is to be very careful with your credit score.” With the help of owner Othmane “Otto” Mellouki we opt for a mixed starter to share – Moroccan food is all about sharing, I’m reliably informed by Otto - consisting of tangy aubergine, marinated carrots and beetroot, couscous and Briouats Mama (filo pastry rolls filled with lamb). The latter certainly won Louise over, “The rolls are delicious, they’re my favourite of

the starters,” she says. For mains we took our host’s recommendation and ordered the Couscous Royale and The Kasbah’s signature dish Tagine de Fez, a mouth-watering lamb dish flavoured with saffron, cinnamon and ginger and topped with caramelised prunes and apricots. The lamb is juicy and succulent and falls off the bone while the couscous, which provides a base for chunky vegetables, yet more delicious lamb, plump sultanas and caramelised onions, is an explosion of taste and texture with the fluffy couscous perfectly complimenting the juicy toppings. As we leave the Kasbah, plates empty and feeling pleasantly full, Louise tells me the secret to being a good sales woman. “You have to believe in what you’re selling,” she says. “I am not a good liar, I couldn’t sell something I wasn’t passionate about.”

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TEA SHIRTS AND SUITS embers of the creative industry gathered at Leaf on Bold Street to promote their businesses over a spot of tea. Hosted by international business advisor, David Parrish, ‘T-Shirts and Suits Coffee Club’ was a great success with everyone from industry professionals to people interested in creative arts attending the get-together. David Parrish said: “We try to keep the events as informal as possible, with no set venue and no set pattern for when we host it.” Many of the attendees also took advantage of the opportunity to meet new people and make new connections. Martin Smith, a freelancer in video motion graphics, said: “I come to many of these events to meet new people from the community.”

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LAWSON PLACE | MOUGHLAND LANE | HIGHER RUNCORN | WA7 4SQ

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