January 15, 2018
The mix of tenure of properties is a substantial yardstick of the attributes of homes in a local market. One of the best parts of the planning system in the UK is that social housing is heavily mixed in with the private stock so we don’t get large geographical divides between people as is the case in urban France. This also shows how many people are renting, which has gone up nearly everywhere in the last ten years.
January 13, 2018
This chart shows how prices in the local area compare with those in the region and the national picture. Given our geographical position relative to the national economic centre of gravity, the relative price levels are what we’d expect.
January 10, 2018
For this month’s market update, we’ve decided to take a look at what percentage of total sales each house type accounts for each quarter. Whilst it doesn’t show the actual number of sales, it’s very useful for seeing what each property type is contributing to the total level of transactions. It also permits year-on-year comparisons, which negate the impact of seasonality.
January 8, 2018
Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views. Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top. But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren’t just eye candy; they also add value to properties.
January 3, 2018
What a way to start the new year – this is a diamond!
Brand new to the market is this double fronted, four double bedroom mid-terrace in the centre of Heaton Moor. These properties are so rare to the market and this one benefits from needing a full refurbishment meaning the new owner can put their own stamp on the house and benefit from the increased capital.
December 21, 2017
Local cafe Juno are opening their doors to anyone on their own this Christmas Day. Located on 147 Heaton Moor Road, the free Christmas lunch is available at 12.30pm.
Having spoken with Yashar at Juno, he’s overwhelmed with the support from local residents and businesses, which includes Le Charcuterie who have kindly donated a free turkey.
Having been in touch with Age UK, 10 people have been booked in so far.
A real amazing gesture which I’m extremely happy to promote. It really underlines the amazing community spirit The Heatons has to offer.
*NB – Transportation can be provided if necessary.
December 21, 2017
Heaton Moor’s family friendly deli are paving the way for local artists to display their works and crafts. Depending on response this lovely community ideal may run weekly or Bi-weekly depending on the response. Hopefully this will grow the Art and Crafts movement in the area.
Based in the heart of Heaton Moor, this inviting modern eatery has gone from strength to strength under Jasons direction. The new inviting interior has been uplifted changing the palette scheme and removing the barriers creating a more open space.
With other offers including a hot loyalty drinks card, this lovely Deli and Cafe Bar is set for a great 2018.
December 21, 2017
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, full of cheer, fun, parties and getting together with family to celebrate the festivities around the Christmas Tree.
For those of you with a Real Christmas Tree, how do you intend to dispose of it? Well let me tell you;
JustHelping! They are a charity who have expanded their Christmas Tree collection to cover the SK4 area. To sign up simply go to www.charityxmastreecollection.com/xmas-trees/ and register and when January comes around you will be notified by email as to which day your Tree will be collected – Easy! Just make sure you register before 2nd January so you don’t miss out!
When you register your Tree, you have the option of making a voluntary donation to the charity. Funds donated will be distributed to St Ann’s Hospice and other local charities. Click here to find out more about collections in the Heatons.
December 18, 2017
How far people travel to work says a lot about the nature of an area. For example if people live and work in market towns there is likely to be a lot more community spirit to experience in daily life. When people are travelling further afield to work, they effectively spend their days on two different communities. It will be interesting to see if community spirit increases as people work more from home.
December 17, 2017
Quarterly analyses of house price movements are a great way of seeing year-on-year changes. This chart is a particularly useful way to look at the market because it strips out seasonality, which can distort things and lead us to show things that might be inaccurate.