Category: property market news

Our top tips for designing a home office

With businesses offering a greater level of autonomy and flexibility to their workers than ever before, as well as millions who are registered as self-employed, many of us will have office spaces in our homes. These spaces are vital to our productivity, and we have therefore put some of our favourite design ideas together in order to make your home office a hotbed of efficiency. 

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How much does disrepair put off homebuyers?

When viewing a property, we’re all on the lookout for anything and everything that needs fixing or could use a bit of work.

While we’d all love to find a home that requires no work at all, chances are whenever you buy a property, it will come with its fair share of needed repairs.

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NEW HOMES BY PROPERTY TYPE

Back in 2008/09, almost half (45%) of homes built in the year across England and Wales were flats, with the majority of these having two bedrooms. The shift in government policy a number of years earlier had resulted in higher density housing on brownfield and urban sites. Many developers were building with investors in mind, as investors flocked to buy city centre flats.

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THE MILLION POUND MARKET

There were 14,794 homes sold across England and Wales in the past 12 months priced at £1 million or more. This equates to just 1.7% of all sales, and just under £26 billion in value.

As in previous years, the tally of properties selling at or above the £1 million threshold was greatest in London, where over half (59%) of all £1m+ homes sold in the past year. This represents 1 in every 10 property sales.

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Stunning New Build will make Great Family Home!

I wanted to talk about this stunning brand new home that has been built on Plane Tree Close in Marple. The house has been completed to an exceptional standard with amazing gardens to the front and back. There is space for at least two cars and the property also benefits from an amazing location which is close to great schools and transport links such as Rosehill Station.

For a closer look at the property you can watch my above video, follow this link to our website, https://www.julianwadden.co.uk/search/?instruction_type=Sale&address_keyword=Plane+Tree+Close%2C+Marple%2C+Cheshire&minprice=&maxprice=&property_type=&showstc=1&showsold=0 but of course, I would recommend a viewing at this amazing new home. Give me a call to arrange on 0161 427 0755 or pop into the office to speak to me today!

Thank you, Alex

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What is ‘gazumping’ and how do I avoid it?

If you’re looking for a new home, or are looking for your first home, then “gazumping” may be a term that you aren’t particularly familiar with. Essentially, gazumping is when you have had an offer accepted by a seller, and are in the midst of the buying process, when another buyer comes along and offers a higher price, effectively stealing (or gazumping) the sale.

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Nearly half of over 55s would downsize to fund lifestyle

With more people living longer and ageing with much better health than ever before, those aged 55 and over are playing a key part in the national economy. Recent research from SunLife has surveyed this age group and found that nearly half would sell up in order to fund a more jet-set lifestyle.

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What are the top reasons for moving home?

With the weather getting warmer, property market activity tends to see a rise as many look to get the home move done and dusted before their holiday or before the kids have to go back to school.

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Have you met Dan?

Come and meet Dan, our new man heading up Julian Wadden Marple. A wealth of property experience across Cheshire and Derbyshire makes him ideally placed to advise you on selling and letting in your most sought after suburb. Please pop into the branch for a chat and a brew with Dan to discuss any advice you may need.

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DEEPER POCKETS – THE BANK OF MUM AND DAD

At £6.3 billion, the total value of lending in 2019 by the so-called ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ is set to be half a billion higher than in 2018, making it the UK’s 11th largest mortgage lender. 77% of lending is to home movers, not first-time buyers.

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