Month: December 2017

What to do for New Year……….

We have had a look to see what everyone is doing locally to bring in the new year. So have a look and let us know if we have missed anyone off!

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Don’t throw it away, recycle that TREE!

Christmas Tree Recycling to raise funds for local participants in 24th World Scout Jamboree in North America in 2019.

Drop off your tree between 10am and 2pm on 6th or 7th January – cost £3 at:

1st High Lane Scouts – Alderdale Drive, High Lane or
Marple Guide HQ Brickbridge Road, Marple.

For local collection – cost £5 email

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

As Christmas fast approaches I am sure you all have your diaries booked up but what about the new year. What a great time to pick up a new hobby and get to the theatre.

Carver theatre are putting on the Snow white and the seven dwarfs from 12th – 20th January. Tickets are £9 either from Hollins of Marple or

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A superb investment opportunity in Romiley

A superb investment opportunity has come to the market in Romiley. The property is need of refurbishment but once works are complete it has the potential to yield a fantastic 5.8%. Situated on Lyme Grove it is ideally located with the centre only a short stroll away. This large three bedroom mid-terrace property offers spacious accommodation throughout and is offered is no onwards chain.

This great property offers to the ground floor; an entrance hallway, from here you will find two separate reception rooms, the lounge at the front and dining room at the rear. The kitchen can be found off this. A useful utility room complete with downstairs WC and store completes the floor. The first floor reveals two well proportioned double bedrooms and a further single bedroom, the bathroom and separate WC can also be found on this floor.

Externally the property offers front and rear gardens, the rear walled garden is in need of some TLC.

Ideally located with Romiley train station a short walk away, local amenities and local schools also on your doorstep this property won’t be on the market long.

The potential yield you would look to achieve is 5.8% this is based on £850 per calendar month.

Currently on the market with Thomas Lardner, Romiley for £175,000.

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Distance to work

How far people travel to work says a lot about the nature of an area. For example if people live and work in market towns there is likely to be a lot more community spirit to experience in daily life. When people are travelling further afield to work, they effectively spend their days on two different communities. It will be interesting to see if community spirit increases as people work more from home.

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Average property prices by type

Quarterly analyses of house price movements are a great way of seeing year-on-year changes. This chart is a particularly useful way to look at the market because it strips out seasonality, which can distort things and lead us to show things that might be inaccurate.

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Annual sales levels split by property type

In this analysis we’ve looked at how sales of property types have stacked up over time (literally!). For each of the last eight years we show what number of sales are accounted for by flats, terraces, semi-detached and detached homes. This analysis is very useful because it shows not only the total number of sales, but the types of properties it comprises.

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A one bedroom apartment situated in central Romiley offering a 6.5% yield

NEW TO THE MARKET is this one bedroom first floor apartment situated on Sunfield, Romiley offering a fantastic yield of 6.5%. Situated in central Romiley and within walking distance to Romiley train station, local amenities and local schools this apartment will be ideal for a professional tenant or first time renters.

The apartment comprises of; a communal entrance, a lounge which spans over 19 feet length, a fitted kitchen with ample worktop and storage space, a double bedroom and a modern fitted bathroom. Externally the apartment provides communal gardens and off road parking.

In need of slight modernisation the apartment will achieve £500 per calendar month comfortably once works are complete. The fantastic 6.5% yield is based on that monthly rental figure.

Currently on the market with Thomas Lardner, Romiley for £92,500.

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2018: A year of opportunity for the Marple and The Bridge market

As one year ends and another begins, we thought we’d take a look at what’s happened in the Marple and The Bridge market over the last 12 months, and what a year it has been. It’s true that something of a ‘cold front’ has been moving across most of the country, but the strong fundamentals which underpin the SK6 market mean that we’re well placed to weather any storm.

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