Over the years many reports have been done on the economic benefits on local shops. The two national retailers that have mainly been in the press about this topic is Waitrose and Costa. Reports have directly shown property prices increasing due to either one of these retailers opening in a [...]
Seddon Homes has been given planning permission for a 19-home development on Green Belt land in Marple on the site for a former care home. The style of the properties range from detached, semi's and bungalows, all are in great demand in the area and I'm sure there will be [...]
Colin resides in Marple and has represented Ireland in both London 2012 and Rio 2016, winning a silver medal in the time trial in 2016. Now he's working towards Tokyo 2020 but needs your help to raise funds for training, racing and equipment. The full story about why he needs [...]
Well 2016 certainly hasn’t been a boring year. There have been major headlines throughout 2016 with many of our cultural icons passing on, political turbulence with Brexit and across the pond. You could say 2016 has been a difficult year but the great British Bake Off is back, Andy Murray [...]
A new survey suggests that a letting agent saves a landlord an estimated £1,910 a year. The result of an investigation into 500 landlords by insurance firm Endsleigh suggests that there are widespread misconceptions among landlords about the value for money offered by letting agents. Of those landlords suggesting that they could [...]
The number of bedrooms in houses and flats in SK6 is a useful indicator of the type of housing stock available. In SK6, the mix is shown above.
It is the time of year when we can reflect on how the last four quarters have performed. The adjacent chart splits the total number of sales for all property types into quarters. Not surprisingly, last quarter of 2015 was the strongest quarter with 256 sales (32.4%) in SK6. The [...]
In SK6 the most common property tenure is owning with a mortgage (23,333 households which is equal to around 46%). This figure also includes shared ownership. The next more common tenure is those lucky people who own their home outright, accounting for 17,400 households or 35%.
The last 18 months have seen a seismic shift in the underlying dynamics of the UK economy. While the long term effects of Brexit on property prices remain to be seen, price levels in SK6 remain robust, as the adjoining chart shows. Prices for flats have increased 10.3% since April [...]
A property’s desirability is often a popular subject when we are talking to homeowners and local investors. Sure, you will find that Kirsty and Phil are right, and it is all about “location, location, location”, but the savvy property hunter has something else on their minds these days, and that [...]