Month: December 2016

wassail

Fancy a Wassail?

Helping Britain Blossom in partnership with Heaton Mersey Conservation Group, are holding a Wassail which involves drinking to the health of trees. This traditional ceremony is practiced in many of the cider orchards in southern England during the winter.

Helping Britain Blossom orchards have a simple proposition. The community comes together to plant, or restore, fruit trees and create valuable green space in their local area. This orchard can be as few as five trees or many hundreds of trees, what matters is that the orchard provides a safe, green space for the local community that can be used for a wide range of activities and celebrations.

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the fitzgerald

Based above Tusk on Heaton Moor Road, ‘The Fitzgerald’ is the latest new cocktail bar to grace Heaton Moor’s ever growing neon hit streets. Accessed via a hidden side entrance to the first floor drinking den, this beautiful bar adds a touch of glamour to Heaton Moor. The bar serves up a fantastic range of cocktails with a beautiful 1920’s inspried decor.

See you in there!

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magic world

As if by magic, a new shop has appeared on Wellington Road North. Magic World is a premier magic shop selling quality magic tricks from across the world. Having been established for over 14 years Magic World were one of the very first online magic shops in the UK. With a large range of over 20,000 tricks, I’m sure my with have something up their sleeve, to fulfill your magic requirments.

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it’s official – letting agents save landlords an average £1,910 per year

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 save money by not using agents, the average sum ‘saved’ on fees was £159 per month. However, 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 save money by not using agents, the average sum ‘saved’ on fees was £159 per month.

However, comparative analysis of the rental income and void periods for those landlords with, and those without, agents suggested that in fact agents saved their clients an average of almost £2,000 each.

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sales in SK4 by quarters

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, first quarter of 2016 was the strongest quarter with 189 sales (33.3%) in SK4. The last quarter of 2015 saw 184 sales, which equates to 32.5%.

 

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what jobs do people do in SK4?

The percentage of people employed in various industry sectors is often a good indicator of the distinct character of an area. In SK4, the largest number of jobs were in Health, taking up 14.2% of jobs. Education had the second largest number of jobs with 14.1% of jobs.

 

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SK4 flat and house prices

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 SK4 remain robust, as the adjoining chart shows. Prices for flats have increased 15.7% since August 2015 and house prices have increased 18.0% since April 2016.

 

 

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