A fantastic buy to let in Marple offering a healthy yield of 6%

This property is back on the market and offering a great opportunity to purchase a buy to let property to add to your portfolio.

Tucked away on the quiet Rose Walk in Marple this property offers to the ground floor; entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor, a large spacious lounge with sliding glazed doors leading to the rear garden, the modern breakfast kitchen gives ample work surface space and storage units. The first floor reveals three bedrooms two of which are double bedrooms. The family bathroom and separate WC completes the floor..

Offering a fantastic 6% yield based on £825 pcm. Given the lack of properties within the area to rent and the high demand you would look to achieve this value relativity quickly, shorting the void period. Please click the link for more info.

Currently on the market with our Marple branch for £165,000.

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Essential Tips For Working From Home

For a small number of people, working from home will be the norm. But for the majority of the nation, the current climate has caused us to quickly adapt our working practices to home working for the safety of ourselves and those around us. In doing this, it is important to create healthy working practices to maintain motivation and routine throughout the day.
We’ve gained advice from those who regularly work from home so that we can share some top tips for the coming weeks ahead. Continue below for our top tips on how you can get the best out of home working:
1. Get ready for the day
Get up and ready for work as you normally would. Getting dressed out of your pyjamas and fresh for the day helps you to maintain a routine and get ready for a day of work. Doing this will signal to your brain that you are going to work and create a good mindset.

2. Have a routine
Working from home can get lonely, so a routine will prevent the day blurring into a mix of work and relaxation time. Creating a morning routine that will guide you into your work chair each day so that you can signal the separation between home and work. Start and finish work at your usual times so that you do not become overworked.

3. Create an office space
If you have a separate office space to work in, then that’s great. But even if you don’t, it is still important to create an area in your home that you can designate and associate with work. Whether that be at a desk, or if it has to be your dining room table, this will support you to keep a routine. At the end of the day, shut down your equipment and put it away. This will signal the end of your working day and the start of your own time.

4. Keep to your regular hours of a working day
With all your work equipment at home, it can be tempting to try and get ahead by setting yourself mammoth tasks that take you all evening to complete. Set yourself achievable goals (as you would when you go into work) so that you maintain your usual work hours and maintain your positivity and optimism. This will also allow you to keep a work life balance.

5. Have regular breaks
When you are in the office, you naturally take short breaks throughout the day. Whether that be to go and make a drink or go and discuss something with a colleague. These breaks away from the computer are crucial for your productivity and health. Breaks away from the computer screen help to break bad posture habits, help with concentration and productivity, and prevent fatigue. This should be no different at home. You can call a colleague for a chat, go and make a drink, or spend some time in a different room for a few moments.

6. Get some exercise
Living and working in the same space can be challenging at times so you may find it important to get a change of scenery. Stepping outside for a walk not only allows you to “leave the office” but also allows you to get valuable exercise (providing this is in line with Government guidelines). Some fresh air and natural light will do you the world of good. With people rarely leaving the house, a short walk could be all the exercise you get in a day so place importance on this. Alternatively, you may want to do a short home workout. There are tons of guides online to help you do this. Let’s not forget about those all-important endorphins.

7. Take your lunch break
You are still entitled to your full lunch break and it is important to take this. Ensure you continue to eat well and take time away from your work space to break up the day. Using this time to get some exercise (as advised in step 7) is a great idea too.

8. Get on the phone
Communication is so important during this time. Working from home can be isolating (especially if you live alone). To overcome this, ensure to keep up with regular team meeting via group calls. Check in with your colleagues throughout the day – even for a general chat not related to work. This is what you would usually do in the office and it is important to maintain this to make the day more enjoyable. Call people instead of email so that you can have proper conversations during the day which is so much more personal that email communication. You could even use Facetime for a more personal touch.

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marple covid 19 mutual aid group page

A Facebook page has been made for the community of Marple. The group provides a space to co ordinate community help for the most vulnerable residents and the group comprises of residents of Marple and surrounding villages as well as our approved volunteers. Mutual Aid group provides assistance by approved volunteers.

For more information on their page, you can click here.

The page also confirms what local businesses are open and when so you can support local as and when you can!

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Strines Cafe helping out during Lock down.

Just to give you the heads up….next wkends menu will be

Breakfast Baps – bacon, sausage and/or egg.
Homemade mince and onion gravy pie with chips and peas.
Homemade cheese and onion pie with chips and beans.
1/4lb Angus cheese burger and wedges.
Chicken Breast Burger, cheese & bbq sauce with chips.
All £6.50

Sunday Roast Beef Dinner, mash, 3 veg, roasters, gravy and yorkie. £6.95

Rhubarb Crumble and custard. £3
(orders for Sunday Roast only to be in before 2pm Saturday).

The Sunday Dinner does go quick, so i would suggest ordering sooner rather than later.

Telephone orders 07860133175

Take care everyone and stay safe 🌈 ❤

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Spider-Man is spreading joy around Stockport for kids stuck in isolation

You can always count on a superhero when times are hard. And not one but two versions of Spider-Man have been spreading joy around the streets of Stockport. Using their hour of exercise a day, pals Andrew Baldock and Jason Baird have been using their time in the best possible way. Working separately, they have been visiting streets around Stockport to wave to children who are stuck indoors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The pair have been using social media to let families know where they are heading around lunchtime each day and children have been waving and sharing messages from their windows.

In fact a Facebook group to follow their whereabouts, and for people to share photos of their little ones getting in the superhero spirit, has already amassed nearly 800 members in just a few days.

Jason, 34, owns and runs Jason Baird’s Black Belt Academy in Reddish and Andrew, 44, is a full-time instructor there. With Andrew covering Bosden Farm and Jason in parts of Bredbury, both are sending the message to children to stay indoors and wave from their windows to avoid breaking any social distancing guidelines.

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Window Display at the Marple office.

As we continue the lock down across the country we are showing our support for the wonderful work our great NHS are doing to safe lives. Stay home and stay safe.

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A detached property in Romiley for £120,000

Yes you saw that right! A two bedroom detached property in central Romiley is currently on the market for £120,000.

As described by the agent, Thomas Lardner – ” The Coach House is a detached characterful property situated within the conservation area close to the Peak Forest canal and within walking distance of local facilities including Romiley Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, the Railway Station and a range of independent shops. With gas central heating and double glazed windows the accommodation includes a large 23 ft open living room and fitted kitchen on the ground floor together with a landing, two bedrooms (one with French windows) and modern fitted bathroom on the first floor. The property does require some TLC but offers plenty of potential for the next owners.  There is a narrow driveway to the side of the property and a patio area to the rear.  Offered with no onward chain”.

It looks like it needs some cosmetic work internally but once completed you would look to achieve around the £650 pcm mark offering a fantastic 6.5% yield. Benefiting from off road parking and with it being detached it will definitely appeal to more tenants.

Please click the link for more info: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69009078.html

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Discover Mellor 10km Adventure Walk

Distance approx 9km (5.5miles) 09:30-12:30

A chance to discover the varied scenery of the village of Mellor, which lies between Marple Bridge and New Mills and extends from the start of the old turnpike road at the boundary of Marple Bridge to the current county boundary with Derbyshire.

We’ll briefly visit the Iron Age Hill Fort by Mellor Church, before going through fields to the Memorial Gardens, we then head to Bottom’s Hall before heading up to Mellor Cross where we should get fantastic views over Cheshire.

With an optional Lunch at The Devonshire Arms after we finish our walk.

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The Fisherman’s Table, Marple Takeaway menu.

So we’ve tried out our delicious food in takeaway tubs and so far with great results! So From this evening we will be offering a call and collect system! With 25% off your FULL BILL including all drinks & wine! So simply call the restaurant either wait in the car out side and we will bring it to you pay over the phone or cash ❤️🐟 Lunch 12-2:30pm Dinner 6-9pm 01615364389 Please SHARE 👏🏻 #supportlocal #staylocal

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National Trust to open gardens and parks for free

The National Trust has announced that many of their beautiful gardens, parklands and coastal locations will be open to the public for free in a bid to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

While their pay-for-entry indoor sites – including houses, cafés and shops –will have to close by Friday 20th March following government advice, they aim to keep many outdoor spaces open.

In an official statement on their website, the organisation said: “Following the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday 16th March, the National Trust’s Director-General Hilary McGrady said that our pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafés and shops, will close by this Friday 20th March.

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A flat in central Marple offering over a 7% yield

A RARE OPPORTUNITY to add a high yielding property to your buy to let portfolio, ideal for a seasoned landlord or if you are looking to start investing.

This one bedroom flat is in an excellent location in the village of Marple, close to excellent amenities, shops, schools and public transport routes. The property comprises of an entrance hall, living room, kitchen, one double bedroom and a bathroom.

I have previously rented flats in this block over the years, with one tenancy in there at the moment achieving £425 pcm. Earning this monthly would give you a fantastic 7% yield based on buying for the asking price of £70,000.

Currently on the market with Springbok Properties, Manchester. Please click here for more info.

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