BBC DIY SOS – The House Crowd Gets Involved

BBC DIY SOS – The House Crowd Gets Involved

Those of you familiar with the BBC DIY SOS series will possibly be aware of the new episode that is coming soon featuring a few streets in Manchester that required their crack teams’ TLC.

What you may not realise is that the street is, in fact, one that THC have already waved their magic wand over in the past!

Canada Street Refurb

Canada Street is in a part of East Manchester to which we were attracted, for the quality houses which just required some refurbishment and would make excellent homes for families in the area.

Clearly, we were one step ahead of the crowd as Nick Knowles and the team, along with Princes William and Harry, started a two-week project to convert the street into homes for army veterans.

The project has really improved the area and the properties will become much-needed homes for the ex-servicemen and their families.

The House Crowd were also happy to get involved by sending some of our own builders to site to assist in this major refurbishment project.

The show will be aired on the BBC in England at 8pm 14th October 2015

You can see before and after pictures of Canada Street and the houses for HCP066 and HCP112 by searching back through our archives.

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Update: This article was written in 2015, when The House Crowd was already high on the radar of investors looking for a piece of the property market pie! Since then, we have continued to go from strength to strength, offering people from all walks of life the opportunity to get a leg up on the property ladder and invest in property in a way that would never have been open to them in the past. We are proud of all that we have achieved so far, and we are (not so) quietly confident that we will continue doing great things for investors, and the property market in general, for long into the future.

Ventnor Street,Manchester-before and after

Ventnor Street, Manchester  Ventnor Street Manchester

Hello and welcome to our very own version of the very popular TV series ‘buying run down houses & turning them into lovely homes’ with me, Jonathan, The House Crowd’s Marketing Manager.

Carolyn and I have just returned from Ventnor Street in Manchester where our film crew have been filming the results of our crack team of builders’ hard work on a traditional House Crowd property.

Luckily our Property Director Suhail saw beyond the collapsing ceilings and holes in the floors when he first surveyed the project and it’s clear now that the results really are a lovely family home that should please both the new residents and our investors!

The house is in a very popular part of Manchester that has undergone some serious regeneration work over the past few years so gems like this are hard to find, lucky for The House Crowd Suhail has a wealth of knowledge in this region and his contacts in the Manchester area keep us one step ahead of the competition.

Enjoy the video!


Top presentation tips for selling your home – part 2

Below is the second installment of our easy-to-implement top tips for maximising your chances of selling:

  • Temporarily removing family photos is an important and often overlooked piece of advice for those looking to sell. Home buyers, especially those buying for the first time, need to feel like they could belong in a property before they will put an offer in. Prominent family photos can have a negative influence on this process.
  • If you have pets, make sure you fully remove the smell by airing out your home and remove all hair – some viewers may have allergies. It can even be worth asking an honest friend or family member to visit your house to scrutinise, as over time you become accustomed to the smell of your own home and pets, good or bad!
  • Introducing light, preferably by removing any net curtains or blinds and moving large furniture away from windows, is essential. An immaculately tidied house can go to waste if poorly-lit. Be sure to focus lighting in areas you want to draw attention to – for example any exposed brick, impressive fireplaces or period features.
  •  Although not directly an action to improve presentation, choosing your estate agent well is vital to selling your property as they have huge influence over a viewer. Taking your time to select an estate agent who will present the positives and potential of your property to the best of their ability is crucial. You can go some way to making sure an estate agent is doing your home justice by providing them with a simple room-by-room guide to the strongest must-mention features of the property.

The House Crowd is a brand new concept in property investment which allows people to invest small amounts via crowdfunding (for more information on the process, visit www. We are committed to breathing life into empty, rundown properties whilst giving investors great returns on their investments (for more information about us, visit www. If you’ve read enough and want to invest now, visit www.