WHEN former Manchester United and England striker Dion Dublin was spotted strolling the streets of Mossley last year, day time television viewers knew exactly why he was in town.
The ex-footballer turned television presenter is co-host of BBC’s popular Homes Under the Hammer programme.
He was visiting the area to follow the auction, sale and subsequent renovation of a dormer bungalow in “a quiet cut-de-sac” of top Mossley.
Filming took place last year and the results were broadcast in the latest edition of Homes Under the Hammer on Tuesday, April 19.
The property, with a pre-auction guide price of £80-100,000, sold for exactly £100,000 on May 19, 2015 and was bought by property developers, Jason and Jamie.
Initial estimated costs of £20,000 eventually rose to £36,000 with building work taking four months instead of 12 weeks.
But they converted the original three-to four bedroomed home into a five-bedroom house complete with new upstairs bathroom, new kitchen and landscaped rear garden.
Deborah Smith, formerly manager of Ryder and Dutton on Lees Road, valued the bungalow after renovation at £160,000.
“The area has become more desirable and it is quite an up and coming area,” she told Dublin, who was knocked out by the “amazing views of the hills.”
Jason and Jamie hoped their eighth property investment might realise £180,000.
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You can catch the Homes Under the Hammer episode featuring Mossley online here.