Author: Julian Bethell

Local occupancy ratings

Some people rattle around in their home like two beans in a can whilst others are packed in like sardines in a tin. There is a formula, created by the Office for National Statistics which gives the occupancy rating of each home. This number shows whether a property has the ‘right’ number of rooms given the number of people living there. This shows the picture in our local housing market.

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Property prices by house type

The last few years have been something of a rollercoaster ride for property markets up and down the country and our area is no different. Here we show how prices of different house types have changed relative to one another over time.

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The annual sales split (houses vs flats)

In some parts of the country, the split between a house and flat sales is very extreme while elsewhere there is more of a balance. It primarily comes down to the nature of the area and how densely populated it is. Rural, semi-rural and suburban areas are dominated by houses whereas urban districts are awash with flats. The chart shows the picture in our area.

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Statistics show more good news ahead for The Heatons

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.

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Prices by type over the last few quarters

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.

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Carlos joins the Heatons

Welcome to Carlos who has joined our busy Heaton Moor team as a Professional Viewer.

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Fundraising Quiz for the Samaritans

If your general knowledge is A1 and you’re at a loose end on the 17th February 8-11pm, why don’t you and your friends make up a team and head down to the West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club.

In aid of the brilliant local charity ‘The Samaritans’, which is based at the Heaton Moor Centre on Thornfield Road, this great event is sure to be fun packed.

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Local tenure patterns

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.

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How much does outside space really matter in SK4?

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.

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New Showroom for Local Artists

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.

 

 

 

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