The split of the population by age group has a big effect on the local housing market; the demographic profile affects prices, but more importantly the tenure mix and the rates of sales. The patterns you can see here gives you a good insight into the profile of local residents.
The rate at which properties are sold in the market is probably the best indicator of what we in the trade call ‘buoyancy’. In this chart, we show the number of properties which have been sold each year since 2008.
In the residential property world, the most important macroeconomic indicator we’re obsessed with is interest rates. Interest rates are the main tool the government uses to cool down the market when it shows signs of overheating. They have a massive impact on the housing market because they determine what your mortgage costs every month.
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.
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!
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.