If you have ever sold your home, you will be all too familiar with the pressure to make the property look tip-top in time for a viewing. Your home must appeal to the most likely type of person to buy it, so it’s vital to understand a bit about the demand profile in your area. The chart above shows the demographic profile of our part of the world.
“Three Chimneys” is a prestigious home that offers the perfect blend between urban and rural living with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and Manchester’s skyline. This lifestyle property occupies a private and central position set within 4.5 acres with paddocks, stables and four garages. Steeped in local history and associated with the famous book and film ‘The Railway Children’, “Three Chimneys” and its outbuildings offer great potential with its current 6200 sq ft of floor space, idyllic location and breathtaking views.
In brief the property offers extensive living space with six double bedrooms, six reception rooms, separate annex, four garages, five stables and a menage.
Externally the property has four garages, five stables and tack room, a menage, and a view that must be experienced in person. Simply stunning.
Please contact the Marple branch on 0161 427 0755 for enquiries and/or to book your viewing.
The benefits of owning a home in Marple and Marple Bridge are huge. While it’s true that across the country homeowners are benefitting from steady and reliable capital growth, here the rewards are even greater. The core reason is that the area we live in is popular and just keeps getting more so.
The Deregulation Act 2015 made changes to prevent ‘retaliatory evictions’ and all new tenancies starting on or after 1 October 2015 had to adhere to new guidelines as to when and how a landlord can serve a Section 21 notice.
This October all remaining Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) will be subject to these rules, regardless of their start date.
The new school year is underway for over 10 million children across England and Wales and school catchments rate highly for many choosing a home. How much more are home buyers prepared to pay to live close to an Ofsted rated outstanding school?
An analysis of property sales across England and Wales (excluding London) over the last year reveals a 10% price premium associated to homes close to an outstanding primary school and 17% price premium associated to an outstanding secondary school.
Properties located within one mile of an outstanding primary school sold for, on average, £22,686 more than properties within one mile of other schools, the price premium for secondary schools was £37,558.
Detached houses attract the largest price premium, with buyers here having to find an extra £90,000+ to live within one mile of an outstanding school.
Working from home is increasingly popular, with almost a third of UK employees who use computers for their job, working remotely either every day or at least once a week. Those over 45 are most likely to work from home every day or almost every day.
Remote working has the potential to alter the interior of our homes. Will there be a premium for new homes with built-in office space? Home-owners already weigh-up the costs and benefits of converting bedrooms and extending upwards or outwards to create work space.
Homes in areas with superfast broadband are already in high demand. A recent poll found that 55% of UK house buyers would reject their ideal house if speeds were below 100 Mbps, with many willing to pay a premium.
We can’t remember a time when there’s been more excitement about the Marple and Marple Bridge property market. We’re having more and more conversations with the buyers and sellers we advise who realise that they’ve ‘timed their runs’ perfectly. As we’ve seen many times before; as the market turns a corner, momentum starts building very fast.
While many people enjoy their summer holidays, agents up and down the country are gearing up for a very busy few weeks.
Analysis by Dataloft Rental Market Analytics on tenancies started over the past three years reveals that more than a fifth of the year’s tenancies are expected to begin in the next two months.
Over the next few weeks demand from students looking for accommodation before term starts, recent graduates starting new jobs and families seeking to move before the next school term will combine.
With more than two fifths of tenancy agreements being for 12, 24 or 48 months, many existing tenancies come up for renewal at this time of year and tenants may choose to move, further boosting demand for rental properties.
1.6 million hectares of England and Wales, that’s 11% of total land area falls under the official designation of a National Park, and this week, 22–29th July, is National Park’s week.
Over 400,000 people live in the thirteen National Parks that span England and Wales. The first parks, the Peak District, Lake District, Dartmoor and Snowdonia were formed in 1951, the latest, and most highly populated, the South Downs officially designated in 2010. There are also two National Parks in Scotland – Loch Lomond and The Trossachs and the Cairngorms.
Property prices across all the National Parks, with the exception of the Broads, attract a price premium compared to their local region. The average price of a property across six National Parks is over 50% higher than the regional average.
Average prices across the parks vary considerably. Properties in the New Forest are the most expensive (just shy of £625,000), compared to Northumberland and Snowdonia where average prices are below £200,000.
And what of the future? Just last month an ambitious vision to create a National Park in the West Midlands which would span seven cities and create hundreds of miles of green space was unveiled; while a year from now London is set to be declared the world’s first National Park City, vibrant with nature and people enjoying the great outdoors.
There are 14.4 million households across England who own their own home, either outright or with a mortgage. This is 63% of all households.
Of these, the latest results from the Survey of English Housing estimate that 576,000 (4%) are planning to move within the next six months.
Moving up the ladder to a larger home is the primary motivation for existing owners, although not for those who own their home outright. Almost a third of those who own outright are looking to downsize.
As the new school year gets underway shortly, moving home to be in particular school catchment areas is a motivation for almost 10% of owners with a mortgage.