Author: Anna Corrigan

a great detached btl deal

Great BTL deals come in all shapes and sizes and this property certainly proves that. It would be fair to say that it isnt a ‘typical’ buy to let however it would make a fabulous home for tenants needing plenty of space!

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Government Relaxes Planning on Building Upwards

Earlier this month Housing Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed government backing to create a new generation of town houses in cities like London and Manchester to ease pressure on valuable open spaces and help growing families.

Under the changes it will be easier to build upwards on existing blocks of flats and houses as well as shops and offices.

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Welcome Mark

Welcome to Mark who has joined our busy Heatons team as a Senior Negotiator.

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Type of property

Property types are a handy measure of the shape of the market in a local area. For example, areas with lots of flats tend to be urban in character because there is huge pressure on land. A large number of detached homes means that the area is suburban and not very densely populated.

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Annual house price index (house vs flat)

We know we live in a great area, and because most people agree, demand has driven up house prices. But how do prices in our area stack up in terms of property types? This chart looks at the comparison over the last eight years.

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Norris Bank

Here at Julian Wadden in the Heatons, we are excited to be supporting Norris Bank Primary school, to raise funds for a projector and screen for the school hall. We will donate 5% of our charges (net of VAT) on properties that we sell and complete on for Norris Bank Parents, grandparents, teachers, staff and Governors of the School, in 2018.

As well as current parents and grandparents, the offer is open to parents and grandparents of children who will be joining the school in September 2018 or who have attended the school at any time in the past, and to past pupils themselves living within the Heatons area.

So, if you or anyone you know is looking to move within the Heatons, please bear this in mind. If you sell a property through Julian Wadden, please inform the branch that you are associated with Norris Bank. If you have any queries at all, please contact the Director Julian Bethell, who runs the local Heatons Branch.

Contact theheatons@julianwadden.co.uk for more details

Terms and conditions apply.

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The split of house and flat sales

We’ve included this chart to show the relative number of flats and houses selling in the last 11 months in our area. Due to the profile of the housing stock in the area, there’s nothing too surprising here, but it’s interesting to see how the different types of properties contribute to total sales levels.

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Which types of home sell most often in The Heatons?

We think your ideal home says a lot about you. If the world were your oyster, would you go for something Victorian, Georgian, a duplex apartment, new build house, or maybe a farm? Given that we live in The Heatons, obviously our choices are somewhat limited by reality, but what are the hottest types of property and what does this mean for sellers?

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What landlords need to think about for 2018

It looks as though 2018 will be a mixed year for landlords. Some will start to feel the pinch of the legislation that’s recently come into force, such as the loss of mortgage interest relief, while a number of tenants may give notice, due to incentives to buy. At the same time, there are likely to be some good deals around for landlords looking to expand their portfolios. For the rest, who may not have the means to buy in the next 12 months, it’s a good opportunity to take stock of their portfolio and make small improvements where needed to help translate rental income into better profits.

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