marple food and drink festival 2016

With it being its 10 year anniversary the expectation was high in everyone’s mind, and it did not disappoint.

It was a fantastic event! So thank you to all the businesses that took part, we had a great day and I’m sure you did too.

Arthur Proctor has taken an array of photos so go and relive the day and have a look.

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new restaurant – hey mian sushi bar

Opened on the 12th September this Sushi bar has been getting rave reviews since it opened.

The food looks amazing and we can’t wait to get over there and try some. It is a great addition to our growing number of restaurants in Marple!

Click on the link to get a look at their Facebook page.

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art auction and entertainment evening

Raising funds for Marple Skatepark Project, this is a great cause and is sure to be a great night.

All works have been donated by local artists and photographers. It’s Friday 14th October, the evening will have local musicians and a bar opening at 7pm with the auction starting at 7:30. More details below.

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expected market volatility

Looking at a monthly breakdown of activity over the last 12 months we can see some interesting patterns in SK6. While there was an expected amount of volatility from month-to-month, transactions were 21.0% higher for all property types at the start of the period than at the end.

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patterns emerging in price bands

Over the last year, every property that was sold in SK6 has fallen into one of six price bands. We’ve displayed them as a pie chart to illustrate quite how interesting this pattern is. Perhaps unsurprisingly the price band which represents the biggest slice of the cake was the £100k-£200k price band (49.3% of all sales).

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what effect is marple station having on the price of your home?

In SK6, the streets where homes sell fastest and command the highest price-per-square-foot aren’t always the most lavish, they’re the ones that are the best-connected. After all, there’s a reason why the most popular property programme on TV is called Location, Location, Location.

As your local agents, we’re often asked all sorts of questions regarding our market, but the most common question is always “which is the best part of Marple and The Bridge to live in these days?”, particularly from newcomers. Of course, the answer is different for each client because of things like their family situation, age and hobbies etc. But one of the primary requirements for most buyers is ease of access to public transport. Many of us regularly use public transport so we don’t want to live a million miles away from our local station if we have to commute into work each day.

Public transport is actually becoming increasingly important as the costs associated with car travel continue to rise and roads are becoming more congested. This has resulted in a huge surge in rail travel. In fact, in Britain, passengers made 1.32 billion train journeys in 2010 (according to the Association of Train Operating Companies), a rise of 37% in a decade and the most since the 1920s.

Location has a huge effect on the price and saleability of a home, and in our experience houses and flats close to a train station always sell and rent quickly. To illustrate the point we did some spatial interpolation of property price data, also known as number crunching! Our analysis showed that properties within 1km of Marple Station attract a premium of 19.3% over those 2km away, with current average sold price sitting at £302,400 compared with £253,500. This means that for every 250m you live closer to the station, the average property price rose by £12,200. If that doesn’t convince you that stations matter, we don’t know what will.


It affects the rental market, too. If you’re an investor looking for a buy-to-let property, or a renter looking for your next home, the distance to and from the station is extremely important. One of the first things renters do when searching for somewhere to live is look at the nearest station’s proximity to the property. That’s why Rightmove displays the distance to the station alongside each listing. Ideally renters want a speedy commute to their work or university, and they want an even speedier walk from their home to the nearest station.

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Could there be a money tree on Birch Ave, Romiley…..

With Marple becoming more and more expensive there is not many BTL deals left around so I thought I would blog this superb one I just saw in Romiley, finished to a high spec throughout and I am sure it wont last long on the market, so get your viewings booked quickly!!

A Victorian three bed end of terrace which looks as though it has undergone a refurb from top to bottom and is located in an ideal location of Romiley Village and close to the train station.

Currently on with Edward Mellors, Woodley at £175,000 which you should get £795 pcm which produces 5.4% yield, not many banks can compete with that!

Click on link to have look on rightmove!

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a spa day in marple…

Just follow Dale road until you find Lower Dale Farm nestled in the heart of the Goyt valley. You will feel miles away from home with only a 5 minute journey – what could be better than that! They have a range of Spa treatments available and lots of fun things for the kids to do!

Go for massage whilst the kids go out horse riding.

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working from home statistics in marple and the bridge

Typical structured working environments based on the nine-to-five working day are slowly disappearing, with more people choosing to work from home. There are interesting differences between areas, not least in Marple and The Bridge, with 5.8% of people now working from home instead of in an office. This is 1.3% higher than in the North West (4.5%) and 0.4% higher than the national average (5.4%).


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how many families are there in sk6?

In SK6 the largest number of people fall into the lifecycle category called ‘Retired’ which accounts for 26.8% of the total. This is followed by ‘Young & Single’ (17.5% of the population).


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