the heatons property blog

Local occupancy ratings

Some people rattle around in their home like two beans in a can whilst others are packed in like sardines in a tin. There is a formula, created by the Office for National Statistics which gives the occupancy rating of each home. This number shows whether a property has the ‘right’ number of rooms given the number of people living there. This shows the picture in our local housing market.

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Property prices by house type

The last few years have been something of a rollercoaster ride for property markets up and down the country and our area is no different. Here we show how prices of different house types have changed relative to one another over time.

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The annual sales split (houses vs flats)

In some parts of the country, the split between a house and flat sales is very extreme while elsewhere there is more of a balance. It primarily comes down to the nature of the area and how densely populated it is. Rural, semi-rural and suburban areas are dominated by houses whereas urban districts are awash with flats. The chart shows the picture in our area.

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How best to increase the value of your The Heatons home

When it comes to selling your home, a significant amount of your home’s resale value will depend on what’s happened to The Heatons market as a whole. Here average sales values have risen by 25.8 percent over the last ten years. However, there are several tactical decisions you can make to push up the final price.

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a beautiful new build with a fantastic yield

I fully appreciate that this isn’t a ‘typical’ buy to let however high value properties can also make fantastic investments if you have the money to spend. This house on Kensington Close is no different.

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Its Summer Time – Get Active

SK4 is spoilt for choice when it comes to sports facilities within the area. The Heatons Sports Club on Green Lane has top class facilities which include: floodlit Tennis courts, two Rugby pitches, two Lacrosse pitches and a Cricket pitch. If Golf is your sport, then look no further than the beautiful Heaton Moor Golf course is set in the mature Heatons Conservation area. This demanding 18 hole course must be played to fully appreciate.

And if it’s a racket sport your after, the West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club could be something which takes your fancy. Based just off Princess road the well run club boasts a bowling green, six floodlit tennis courts and two Squash courts.

I can say from experience, these well supported clubs are extremely friendly and do great things to support this fantastic community. Get Active!

 

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The Heatons Summer Festival

On the 9th & 10th June, 4HTA will be hosting this year’s Summer Festival at the Heatons Sports Club. Attracting 9,000 people last year, this fantastic community event NEEDS YOUR HELP.

If you would like to be a part of the festival and could spare just a few hours either on the day OR in the run-up, please contact Mel on, events@fourheatons.co.uk

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Heatons Open Gardens

Organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter, the Heatons Open Gardens is one of the most anticipated events in the Heatons diary. With a mixture of pop-up gardens and old favourites this wonderful afternoon is sure to attract a lot of attention. Maps will soon be available to help you plot your way around. The Crown Inn on Vale Close (off Didsbury Road) will be serving refreshments along the way.

The Heatons Open Gardens will be held on Sunday 20th May – Midday to 5pm.

Hope you enjoy this brilliant Heatons event.

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How many cars per household?

The profile of car ownership is a great signal of the practical needs of residents in a local market. Most households have a car, but the number owned varies enormously based on the type of area. For example if you live in a one bedroom flat in a city you’re much less likely to own a car than if you live in a commuter suburb.

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Prices in last few months (flat vs house)

We wanted to take a look at how overall average prices of flats and houses have changed in the last eight months. This is quite a short time frame so there’s a fair bit of volatility from month to month but the story it tells is an interesting one nonetheless.

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