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About Ken I have gained a lot of experience, in both corporate and local aspects of estate agency through my years as a valuer and I can honestly say there is nothing more fulfilling than helping my buyer/seller realise their next dream home. I joined Purplebricks because I have the knowledge and understanding to help people in a market where there is still skepticism, I thoroughly enjoy the customer service Purplebricks prides its self on, and helping people have a stress and hassle free customer journey is my goal! I look forward to meeting you.
About Phillippa I have worked within the property industry for almost 10 years now and pride myself on having a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of estate agency. I have a genuine desire to succeed for all my clients, always providing the highest level of customer service whilst remaining open and honest at all times.
About Jane Having worked for high street corporate agents and independent agencies for the past 12 years in managerial and valuer positions, I am excited and proud to be part of the Purplebricks team. I have always prided myself in giving sincere, transparent and professional advice at all times with customer service at the forefront whilst helping people fulfil their property aspirations.
Lying in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a historic hub centred around the cotton and textile industries. One of the first towns to be industrialised, it was a very significant town during the Industrial Revolution that, at its peak, produced more cotton than France and Germany combined. Not only famous for its textiles, Oldham is also known for Park Cake Bakeries who are one of the main suppliers for Marks and Spencers, the invention of the tubular bandage and being home to the very first fish and chip shop. Am eclectic, well-rooted town that has very much contributed to UK history over centuries.
Located in an area of Greater Manchester and Lancashire that is famous for its market towns, Oldham is host to its own well-established markets, as well as in easy reach of surrounding ones, one of the most recognised being Bury Market. These traditional and thriving shopping methods are key to the local community and economy and an important part of every day life for the society here. However, Oldham also boasts two modern shopping centres, which provide a wealth of retail options for local shoppers.
What really makes Oldham today though is its easy access to Manchester city centre. Since the opening of the Oldham and Rochdale tram line in February 2013, and then a further extension out to Rochdale Interchange in 2014, estate agents are reporting a huge influx of people taking advantage of the lower house prices and easy commute into Manchester itself. Although a network of motorways and A-roads surrounds Oldham, the tram eliminates the rush hour risk as well as the expense of running a car. The knock-on effect has been a steady lift in the market for the OL postcodes and a well-moving housing market that is also seeing more and more locals selling their Oldham houses as prices start to show healthy increases. In addition, the tram link has created access to healthy employment opportunities for many Oldham residents.
Oldham’s history is strongly reflected in its architecture, with the town centre being dominated by the large surviving cotton mill buildings and surrounding Victorian red brick terraced housing. These provide young families and young professionals with the ideal first-time buyer property. Cash-buyer developers also account for a large part of the sector, creating a very strong rental market for Oldham. As you travel out of town, you’ll find more semi-detached and detached houses, which are popular choices for those moving up the property ladder after selling a first-time Oldham house. New developments are also popular towards Rochdale.
Oldham estate agents are reporting busy housing markets in areas such as Ashton-under-Lyne to the south, Chadderton to the west and Littleborough to the north, beyond Rochdale. The village of Moorside to the northeast has also become very sought-after in recent times.
Enjoying a location that offers a variety of other towns within easy reach, access to the countryside of the Pennines and Saddleworth to the east, and a choice of new academies with state-of-the-art training and educational facilities, Oldham is both practical and pleasant and definitely an up and coming area of the region.
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