The British press is being so hysterical about the UK property market at the moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were back in 2008 again, staring down the barrel of another credit crunch. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Week after week, more statistics come out revealing how buoyant the market is at the moment. Here are just three of the reasons why homeowners in The Heatons should be grinning.
By looking back over the last eight quarters, it’s quite enlightening to see how average sales prices have changed for individual house types. Obviously the bigger types sell for more, but the quarter-on-quarter changes tell an interesting story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your a snooker fan, why not get yourself down to the Heaton Moor Golf Club this Friday night, 14th November 7.00 for 7.30pm.
Tickets for this ‘Gents Turkey Supper’ are £40 and can be purchased by calling the golf course office on 0161 432 2134 (Option 1).
Guest Speaker is the former professional snooker player and television personality John Parrott MBE. This bubbly Liverpudlian player is best remembered for winning the 1991 World Snooker Championship and for his stint on the popular sports quiz show A Question of Sport.
Alongside John is the Comedian Dusty Young. The self depreciating Irish star interestingly reveals on his website, that he was born in Dublin because he wanted to be near his mother!
The MC for the evening is the legendary sports commentator John Gwynne.
This coming weekend see’s one of the highlights of the Heatons calendar. On Saturday 25th November from 3pm to 7.30pm, Shaw Road will be awash with festive entertainment. There will be music, delicious food and drink and lots of gorgeous market stalls full of ideal gifts. A little elf friend tells me Father Christmas will be arriving on a special sleigh around 3pm. Around this time of year he’s very busy, so apparently he’s staying until 7.30pm, so this giving plenty of time for him to meet all the girls and boys.
This year 4HTA (Four Heatons Traders Association) has teamed up with the Rotary Lamplighters, Heaton Moor Markets and Fountain May. These hardworking organisations are guaranteed to provide plenty of festive entertainment throughout the afternoon.
Please leave the car at home – there really is no space for car parking anywhere near the event.