Author: Jonathan Hyde


  • With just days to go before the UK was expected to leave the EU, we seem no closer to a solution than when Article 50 was triggered almost two years ago. It is little wonder therefore, that uncertainty is expected to continue to impact the housing market
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  • One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January.
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February Market review of SK6: A drop in sales yet more come to the market.

February has come out strong with listing 6% more properties then the area did last year with 89 new properties coming to the market in comparison to its 81 in 2018. This is re assuring not because it has increased but mainly because it hasn’t decreased. Vendors are showing they still have faith in the market despite the constant negative news in the media regarding our political situation.

However the volume of sales agreed has dropped across SK6 by 12% this could be interpreted as buyers feeling unsure of where the market is heading or simply they are catching up with Vendors actions to put their property to the market. As other news outlets report record first time buyer mortgages being approved as well at Brexit being finally put to bed this could all lead to an even stronger market place. If you’re interested in exploring the market further please let me know on 0161 427 0755 or at

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  • Leaving home is often considered one of the biggest steps into adulthood, however, according to new research by the Office for National Statistics, young people are living at home for longer.
  • Twenty years ago, just one-quarter of those aged 18-34 in the UK still lived at home with their parents. Latest data indicates that the figure is now almost one third, equivalent to just over 4.7 million people.
  • There is also a significant difference according to gender: while just one-quarter of females remain at home with their parents, the figure is 37% for men.
  • Access to higher education, affordability of housing, and the ability to save money are just some reasons for staying put. The average age of a first-time buyer across England is now 34 up from 26 in 1997, while the average total income of purchasers has more than doubled from £18,080 to £41,839 over the same period (UK Finance).
  • If you are thinking of leaving your family home then please do get in touch on 0161 427 0755! We will help you find your own home and we have an in house mortgage advisor.
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  • On average 965 sales per week have been completed using Help to Buy across England and Wales during 2018 (to the end of September), according to data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Government.
  • Over 160 properties are purchased each week with the aid of Help to Buy across the South East, double that recorded in Yorkshire and the Humber, and three times as many as across the North East.
  • 81% of purchases in England and 75% across Wales, have been to first-time buyers.
  • The estimated average purchase price of a first-time buyer property aided by Help to Buy is £198,001 in Wales, £262,886 across England (excluding London) and £457,775 within London.
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Tour For Tokyo!

We’re helping Marple-based Paralympic cyclist Colin Lynch to get to Tokyo 2020. Join us and Colin on April 14 for a charity bike ride starting from High Lane. 3 routes available to suit all abilities.

Details can be found here:

Sub-tweet: Advanced Online Entry only. Limited Numbers so don’t wait to enter. Everything you need to know on the event website.

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by Rob Drummond

A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive? 

A play about human nature, the tribes we create and cannibalism.   

Mon 4 March @ 8.00pm
Tue 5 March @ 8.00pm
Wed 6 March @ 8.00pm 

VENUE: All Saints’ Primary School, Brickbridge Road, Marple. SK6 7BQ

TICKETS:    £6  Book online at

WARNING: Contains language that some people may find offensive. F

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Marple Gang Show!

This year Marple Scouts and Guides are celebrating their 55th annual show at The Carver Theatre. The show is running from Thursday 21st March to Saturday 30th March. Tickets cost £7.00 for all performances except the last night which is £8.00. You can book them on their website. Your tickets will be available for collection at the theatre on the night of your performance.

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  • Close to one in three home hunters know the specific house or street they want to live in before starting a property search, according to new research by Zoopla
  • Londoners are most likely to have a definite idea of location, virtually half (48%) have a specific street or house in mind. This compares to less than one in five across Wales and the South West
  • If it’s not a specific street, then it’s most likely house hunters have an idea of what town they have in mind. A third of house hunters across the East of England, East Midlands, South East and Wales know which town or town(s) are of interest
  • With just one in sixteen prospective home hunters having no clue as to their location of choice, as an agent, knowing the ins and outs of your local area is critical
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